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!
Saturday Summary – This week’s Eurovision news headlines
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Saturday Summary – This week’s Eurovision news headlines

Eurovision Song Contest 2020 Host City to be revealed in August Dutch broadcasters NPO, AVROTROS and NOS have confirmed that they will aim to announce the host city in August. Eurovision Song Contest 2020 Host City to be revealed in August!
CONFIRMED: Running order for the OGAE Second Chance Contest 2019
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CONFIRMED: Running order for the OGAE Second Chance Contest 2019

The songs and running order for the 33rd edition of the OGAE Second Chance Song Contest, has officially been revealed. The Italian fan club is organising this year’s contest after the country’s victory in 2018, with Annalisa’s “Il mondo prima di te”. Since 1987, the OGAE Second Chance Contest has…
Anne-Marie David calls for the return of Luxembourg to Eurovision
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Anne-Marie David calls for the return of Luxembourg to Eurovision

In an interview with France Televisions, Anne-Marie David has said that it’s “essential” for Luxembourg to return to the Eurovision stage. Luxembourg’s history at Eurovision Luxembourg hasn’t participated at the Eurovision Song Contest since 1993. Despite an enviable history that includes five contest victories, the national broadcaster, RTL, continues to…
Andorra will not participate at Eurovision 2020
The Netherlands 2020

Andorra will not participate at Eurovision 2020

National broadcaster, RTVA, has stated that there are no plans to return to Eurovision in The Netherlands next year. In response to a fan’s tweet, RTVA stated that “for the time being there are no plans to return“. Even when questioned about any possible way forward, RTVA apolgised and said…
No return to Eurovision for Ola Melzig in 2020
The Netherlands 2020

No return to Eurovision for Ola Melzig in 2020

Today ESCXTRA spoke to Ola Melzig, Head of Production, and he revealed that he definitely won’t return to the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in The Netherlands. No Return Ola Melzig has been part of the Eurovision Song Contest for many years. As the owner of M & M Production Management,…
NRK’s request for Norway to perform again rejected
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NRK’s request for Norway to perform again rejected

After some technical issues in tonight’s jury final, NRK, Norway’s broadcaster has requested for a second performance. However, the EBU have rejected this official request. See the below tweet from the @NRKmgp twitter account. In a formal complaint to EBU, Norway demanded to perform again after KEiiNO experienced technical difficulties…
Peter Urban: “U.K. still suffers from Wogan comments” [INTERVIEW]
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Peter Urban: “U.K. still suffers from Wogan comments” [INTERVIEW]

I was incredibly lucky to sit down with the hugely popular German commentator and ask about Eurovision, his long career in music, the Unser Lied national final, and U.K. commentary. Peter, you’re the voice of Eurovision in Germany. You’ve been the commentator since 1997 so have seen many Eurovisions. Firstly,…
Semi-Final 2 qualifiers draw their halves for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest
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Semi-Final 2 qualifiers draw their halves for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest

Ten more countries have qualified for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Tonight’s qualifiers are a little bit more predictable than the first semi-final, however, with a strong set of songs, some great entries will be going home early. Halves drawn At the press conference in Tel Aviv,…
Eurovision Daily Press Poll 2019: Jury Show for Semi-Final 2
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Eurovision Daily Press Poll 2019: Jury Show for Semi-Final 2

Day 12 of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 has come to an end! The performances that the juries will score from have now been completed. As is the ESCXTRA tradition, we have conducted the daily press poll to discover how members of the press rate today’s jury performances! How it…
FOLLOW LIVE: National juries cast their votes for SEMI-FINAL 2
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FOLLOW LIVE: National juries cast their votes for SEMI-FINAL 2

You can follow what everyone’s saying about tonight’s jury rehearsal of semi-final 2 of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 via our live stream and the feed below! [custom-twitter-feeds] The rehearsal begins at 21:00 CET where jurors from 21 countries will cast their votes.
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