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.
Eurovision 2019: Deadline to confirm participation will be in October
Let’s start off with what we DO know about Israel 2019. The EBU have confirmed the deadline for broadcasters intending to participate in next year’s contest.
Jon Ola Sand visits the three potential host cities of Eurovision 2019
EBU Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand and Event Supervisor Nadja Burkhardt have visited the three potential host cities for Eurovision 2019 – Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Eilat – to inspect the potential host venues in the three cities.
It’s Jerusalem versus Tel Aviv as Eilat is eliminated from Eurovision host city race
The three shortlisted cities have been reduced to two. Yes, Eilat is officially out of the race. Either Jerusalem or Tel Aviv will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2019!
Jon Ola Sand interview: “It’s absolutely impossible” to not work on Saturdays
Israeli television company, KAN, broadcast an exclusive interview with the EBU Executive Supervisor, Jon Ola Sand, to talk about his visit to Israel this week and how the host city race is shaping up.
The Lovers of Valdaro are first confirmed act for Melodifestivalen 2019
In what has become a much anticipated wildcard competition, The Lovers of Valdaro are this year’s selected representative from P4 Nästa 2018 to go forwards to Melodifestivalen. Competing alongside 7 other finalists, the duo were selected with their song “Lost Forever” which mixes 1980s beats and nostalgic synthpop with modern melodies. The song is not their competing entry for Melodifestivalen as this would contravene the competition rules as well as the rules for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Both Czech Republic and Ukraine confirm participation for Eurovision 2019…
First came Czech Republic…
…then came Ukraine…
Opera Star to Pop Star: X Factor UK welcomes Cezar
He wowed the crowd in 2013 where the contest was held in Malmö, Sweden. Now he wants to wow the UK as he readies his campaign for the upcoming fifteenth series of The X Factor: UK.
Denmark: DR is accepting submissions for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix
Danish broadcaster (DR) has officially opened the submission window for potential entries for the 2019 edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. Entries will be accepted until 26th September.
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