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...
France’s “Roi” Bilal Hassani will join the London Eurovision Party!
London Eurovision Party

France’s “Roi” Bilal Hassani will join the London Eurovision Party!

It is time for yet another act joining the London Eurovision Party line-up! And this time, we’re happy to welcome royalty to the party. We are delighted to announce that Bilal Hassani will travel to Café de Paris on Sunday 14th April to attend the party. Is London prepared to…
New Music Friday this week with SuRie, Mahmood, Eleni Foureira, Ardian Bujupi and more!
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New Music Friday this week with SuRie, Mahmood, Eleni Foureira, Ardian Bujupi and more!

Thank God It’s Friday! We at ESCXTRA.com love the Fridays. Eurovision madness is about to kick off, but first we get to listen to new music from our favourite Eurovision and national final stars in our New Music Friday feature. Check out the following pages to find out all about…
Eliot to bring his Belgian brilliance to the London Eurovision Party
London Eurovision Party

Eliot to bring his Belgian brilliance to the London Eurovision Party

Following the wonderful Michael Rice, Miki and SuRie, the London Eurovision Party can now confirm the name of the fourth act taking part in the event. We are delighted to announce that Belgium’s Eliot Vassamillet will cross the Channel on Sunday, 14th April to attend the London Eurovision Party at…
MTVA disqualifies Petruska from the A Dal final
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MTVA disqualifies Petruska from the A Dal final

Drama in Hungary! Broadcaster MTVA have been forced to disqualify Petruska from the final of A Dal after he was accused of plagiarism. A special committee have found his song indeed guilty of being too similar to another song. Vampire Weekend Petruska’s song “Help Me Out Of Here” qualified for…
POLL: Who is your current Eurovision 2019 favourite?
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POLL: Who is your current Eurovision 2019 favourite?

Another weekend gone, another poll to get us through the week. Five new songs have been chosen this weekend and we’ve gone from delight to frustration to jaw-dropping shocks. Thirteen songs have now been chosen and we’re gearing up for another week of Eurovision fun. Yes, Eurovision fans… it’s Eurovision…
Roko Blažević wins Dora 2019 with Jacques Houdek penned “The Dream”
Tel Aviv 2019

Roko Blažević wins Dora 2019 with Jacques Houdek penned “The Dream”

Roko Blažević has won Dora 2019. The singer will now go on to represent Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv this year. His song is called “The Dream”. Return of the Houdek “The Dream” emerged as the clear winner of tonight’s Dora. It picked up the maximum…
XTRA Debate: Why Australia Decides was exactly what SBS needed
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XTRA Debate: Why Australia Decides was exactly what SBS needed

Australia and radio pop SBS first entered the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2015. They were invited to participate as a long standing associate member with a passion for the biggest entertainment show in these parts of the world. For their first ever competing entry, the broadcaster chose local star…
Poll: Who is your current Eurovision 2019 favourite?
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Poll: Who is your current Eurovision 2019 favourite?

The season is starting slowly. With only a month to go until the deadline to hand in the entries, we still only have… eight. Perhaps even seven if Mahmood actually withdraws. Anyway, we want to know who your current #1 of Eurovision 2019 actually is in our new poll… King…
Mahmood having second thoughts over Eurovision participation?
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Mahmood having second thoughts over Eurovision participation?

Interesting, yet sad news coming in from Italy this morning. Just over a day after winning the 69th Festival di Sanremo and confirming his Eurovision participation, Mahmood now seems to have second thoughts… “Si, si!” Mahmood’s victory was an unexpected one last Saturday. Coming from the lowest, red zone on…
BBC reveals Eurovision: You Decide jury, including Rylan Clark-Neal’s return
Tel Aviv 2019

BBC reveals Eurovision: You Decide jury, including Rylan Clark-Neal’s return

The BBC have announced the jury panel for Eurovision: You Decide, which will take place this coming Friday. The jury will consist of three members: Mollie King, Marvin Humes and, making a return after last year’s appearance, Rylan Clark-Neal. Bigger task than last year Last year, the expert jury panel…
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