Saturday summary: Your weekly news recap is here!

ESC, JESC, new music & more!

Another week has gone by in the Eurovision world and not just the weather was extremely hot this week, also the news came flying in. We don’t blame you if you have other things to do when we have a heatwave in Europe, than to follow all the news. No worries, we’re here to bring you up-to-date with everything that happened the past week.

Details of the bids from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv got confirmed for Eurovision 2019

The Jerusalem Post wrote, that Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Eilat are the cities who submitted an official bid to the Israeli host broadcaster KAN for the upcoming contest. Moreover, they also published some details about how Jerusalem and Tel Aviv would host the contest.

Israel 2019: Details of the Jerusalem and Tel Aviv bids confirmed

Tel Aviv 2019 is the “most likely” outcome

Most recently, an Israeli Minister, who is on a visit to Malta said, that Jerusalem does not have required resources so that Tel Aviv will most likely host Eurovision 2019. As you can read in our article below, Israel also still has to pay the guarantee fee of 12 million to the EBU till the end of the month. In conclusion, nothing official yet. Read more about it below.

Israeli Minister: Jerusalem does not have resources required, Tel Aviv 2019 “most likely” outcome

Eurovision winner Netta makes first appearances in the USA

Since winning Eurovision two months ago, Netta was very busy traveling mostly in Europe. She filmed a big commercial for Netflix and made it on the cover of Attitude Netherlands! Now Netta also made her way to the Big Apple, where she performed on the “Today” show and on “Billboard Live”! Both two huge shows who will make her and the contest more popular in the States!

Netta performs “Toy” on The Today Show and Billboard

19 countries (a record) to take part in Junior Eurovision 2018

This week the EBU also confirmed, that a record-breaking 19 countries will take part in the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018! Kazakhstan & Wales will make their debut this year while three (!!!) countries return to the contest! The country limit even was raised for this year’s junior contest! Get all the details below.

19 countries take part! Kazakhstan & Wales debut in Junior Eurovision 2018!

New Music Friday with releases from Benjamin Ingrosso to Kristian Kostov

This Friday we got a great bunch of tunes for your summer. It’s a big variety from Eurovision artists from this and past years and NF artists. There is something for everyone and you better check it out and have your playlist ready 😉

New Music Friday – Summer Scorchers from Benjamin Ingrosso, Kristian Kostov & more

There is even more to come…

This week our XTRA Debate was about a possible divided UK in the future. Let us know what your opinion is on this. Remember Las Ketchup? Eurovision 2006? Massive summer hit before? Well, they are planning their comeback and had a questionable performance in Finland. Switzerland opens their submission window for Eurovision 2019 while Luxemburg says no to the contest for another year. Speaking about Eurovision 2019, Germany and Italy announced some changes for their National Finals.

Even in the summer there happens a lot in the Eurovision world as you can see. Which news was your favorite this week and what announcement are you most looking forward to in the next time? Let us know in the comments below or on social media @ESCXTRA.

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