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.

Conchita: “I kind of feel as though I’ve said everything about a certain type of music”

Let’s start off with the big ESCXTRA interview this week.  We spoke to Conchita about a change in musical direction with her new album “From Vienna With Love“.

Spain’s Amaia lends her voice to Bono & U2’s Women Of The World cover

Even after a disappointing result at Eurovision in Lisbon, this year is turning out to be an incredible one for Spain’s Amaia.  The 20-year-old singer has appeared in Bono & U2’s cover of Ivor Cutler’s “Women Of The World“.

Georgia Idol to select both artist and song for Tel Aviv

In a recent interview, Georgia’s Head of Delegation Natia Mshvenieradze confirmed that Georgia Idol will be the country’s method of selecting its entrant and song for Eurovision 2019.

Less songs submitted for Supernova 2019

Latvia’s LTV has received 83 songs at the end of its song submission window. That is 10 songs less than the broadcaster received last year, when 93 songs were submitted for Supernova.

RTCG board members split on Eurovision participation

Montenegrin broadcaster, RTCG, recently held a board meeting to discuss matters regarding the country’s participation in the 2019 contest. After some disagreements between the members, the council reached a decision and revealed its plan for Montenegro in the Tel Aviv contest.

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix to take place on February 23

Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) has confirmed that they will be selecting their entry for Tel Aviv on February 23 at the Jyske Bank Boxen.

Big plans for Tel Aviv’s Eurovision Village 2019

A newscast of one of the major TV stations in Israel has reported on some of the plans for Eurovision Village in Tel Aviv, including night-long parties with food, music and Eurovision acts on stage. The village is set to be hosted at Charles Clore Park on the coastline of the city. As ever the village will be a public space free to enter for all Eurovision fans in the city. The park is known for hosting the annual Tel Aviv Pride parties.

Sarah Dawn Finer, Kodjo Akolor, Marika Carlsson & Eric Saade are the hosts of Melodifestivalen 2019

Swedish broadcaster, SVT, has announced its presenting team for Melodifestivalen 2019. The presenters will be Sarah Dawn Finer, Kodjo Akolor, Marika Carlsson and Eric Saade.

The three hosts of the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest are revealed…

Don’t forget our weekly debate article on “Does Eurovision keep up with the music scene?” an our quiz on “FYR Macedonia“.

Make sure you also 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.

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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