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Saturday Summary – This week’s Eurovision news headlines

Welcome to the latest edition of our news round-up series which takes a look back at the Eurovision news headlines from the past seven days. Here you’ll find all the important news! Whether you need to catch-up or to remind yourself what has happened in the Eurovision world, this is the article for you. Want to read more? You can access the full articles by clicking on them.

Operación Triunfo 2018 will premiere on 17th September

Operación Triunfo will be returning for its tenth series on Monday 17th September. Last year, the show was also used to select Spain’s act for Eurovision.

New details on Destination Eurovision 2019

Germany’s beloved television host Dieter Thomas Heck (80) passes away

Germany’s most beloved show master Dieter Thomas Heck has passed away at the age of 80 years old.

Germany’s beloved television host Dieter Thomas Heck (80) passes away

‘Shabbat will not affect a contest in Jerusalem’ says minister

Israel’s minister of culture, Miri Regev, has spoken to Ynet in response to concerns raised by religious parties who are against the contest clashing with the period of rest. She has insisted that the contest’s schedule will not be altered, regardless of Shabbat.

New details on Destination Eurovision 2019

Israel selection 2019

The show “HaKokhav HaBa L’Eurovizion” has been confirmed as the selection method to find the Israeli representative for the Eurovision Song Contest. The show will also select the song and not just the artist for the upcoming host country.

New details on Destination Eurovision 2019

Monaco will not return to Eurovision in 2019

Monegasque broadcaster TMC has confirmed that Monaco will not return to the Eurovision Song Contest next year in Israel. This will be the principality’s thirteenth consecutive year of non-participation.

New details on Destination Eurovision 2019

Junior Eurovision: BTRC holds auditions to select hosts

As Junior Eurovision draws closer, on Thursday BTRC held auditions to select the hosts for this year’s show.

Junior Eurovision: BTRC holds auditions to select hosts

New details on Destination Eurovision 2019

Despite a disappointing 13th place in the Final in Lisbon, France Télévisions has confirmed that the selection show Destination Eurovision will return in 2019. And now the channel’s executive director Caroline Got has revealed more details.

New details on Destination Eurovision 2019

Make sure you take a look at our homepage, with so many stories from the Eurovision world to feast your eyes on!

The Eurovision universe never stops churning out news stories to keep us enticed, even during the off-season! Let us know your thoughts on the past week @ESCXTRA.

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Matt Baker

As a writer with the Eurovision disposition it was only inevitable that I should find myself merging these two interests. If it wasn't Sonia singing "Better the Devil You Know" that got me hooked on Eurovision, then it was the Gina G banger "Just a Little Bit". The 90's is where it all started for me, who knows where I'll end up!
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