Nick van Lith

I'm one of the founding members of ESCXTRA.com. Seven years after the start, I'm proud that I am now the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of this wonderful website. When I'm not doing Eurovision stuff, you should be able to find me teaching German to kids...
Arnhem teams up with Nijmegen for their Eurovision 2020 bid
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Arnhem teams up with Nijmegen for their Eurovision 2020 bid

Joe & Jake sang it at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 and the Netherlands are living by their slogan: “You’re not alone, we’re in this together.” It seems few cities will need to stand alone in their bid to host the contest on Dutch soil next year. The city of…
Leeuwarden city council unanimously support bid to host Eurovision 2020
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Leeuwarden city council unanimously support bid to host Eurovision 2020

The most northern bid to host the Eurovision Song Contest has been approved by its city council. Leeuwarden can now officially prepare its bid to send to the organisers of the contest in 2020. The city council supported the motion unanimously. Is it feasible? The location of Leeuwarden in the…
Mayor Halsema of Amsterdam: “We won’t stand in the way of other cities”
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Mayor Halsema of Amsterdam: “We won’t stand in the way of other cities”

The Mayor of Amsterdam, Femke Halsema, has said that her city does not want a ferocious battle to host the Eurovision Song Contest next year. The mayor does not want her city to stand in the way of others seeking to win the favour of hosting the Eurovision Song Contest…
Limburg province backs Maastricht bid to host Eurovision 2020
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Limburg province backs Maastricht bid to host Eurovision 2020

The province of Limburg will support Maastricht in their desire to host the Eurovision Song Contest. The most southern province of the Netherlands is hopeful that its capital will get the prestigious job of hosting the contest in 2020. The most European city In a letter the involved parties have…
City Bid process open: Which city or region will host Eurovision 2020?
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City Bid process open: Which city or region will host Eurovision 2020?

The organising broadcasters of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 have opened the City Bid process to determine where the contest will be held next year. NPO, NOS and Avrotros are calling for cities and regions to apply. How will the City Bid process work? The City Bid process will consist…
XTRA Debate: A call to end simulated votes
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XTRA Debate: A call to end simulated votes

Days after the Eurovision Song Contest took place, we heard how the European Broadcasting Union were forced to change the results in hindsight. The problem? A wrongly calculated simulated Belarusian jury vote. The jury voting got a different winner due to this issue. In this debate, we’re going to take…
WATCH: Céline Dion does Carpool Karaoke with James Corden
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WATCH: Céline Dion does Carpool Karaoke with James Corden

Don’t we all love a good Carpool Karaoke? The Late Late Show host James Corden has released a new episode of the feature loved by so many. This time, his guest is world star and Eurovision 1988 winner Céline Dion! Céline Dion doing… Baby Shark?! The Canadian star clearly has…
Tourist board NBTC suggest other city than Amsterdam should host Eurovision 2020
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Tourist board NBTC suggest other city than Amsterdam should host Eurovision 2020

The Dutch national tourist board, NBTC, has stated they think it would be wise to not organise the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Amsterdam. They state the capital is well-known enough to not actually need the promotion of hosting the contest next year. Besides, the agency seem keen to show…
Conan Osiris wins the Barbara Dex Award 2019
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Conan Osiris wins the Barbara Dex Award 2019

Portugal have won the Barbara Dex Award 2019. Their entrant Conan Osiris received the highest amount of votes. He’s been chosen as the ‘most notable’ dressed contestant of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019 and becomes the successor of Eye Cue, who won the award last year. Green reptile for…
Zwolle out, North Brabant prepare collective bid to host Eurovision 2020
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Zwolle out, North Brabant prepare collective bid to host Eurovision 2020

Remember the years where you really only had one city to host the Eurovision Song Contest in? That will certainly not happen in 2020. By now, ten cities have applied to host the most beloved competition in Europe. At the same time, Zwolle has decided to drop out of the…
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