Oliver Lewis

XTRA Debate: Should a song be staged like a music video?
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XTRA Debate: Should a song be staged like a music video?

Over the years, the Eurovision Song Contest has undergone a multitude of changes. Voting and language, to name a view. However, the most radical change – by far – is the role of performance. Performance is now key to both a memorable and successful 3 minutes on stage. So much…
More details revealed about Australia Decides
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More details revealed about Australia Decides

There are only a few days to go until Australia’s first ever national final, aptly named Australia Decides. In advance of the broadcast, more details have been revealed about the format and selection process. The youngest member of the adult Eurovision Song Contest will be sending its fifth representative to…
XTRA Debate: Is there a problem with ‘bops’ in the Eurovision Song Contest?
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XTRA Debate: Is there a problem with ‘bops’ in the Eurovision Song Contest?

For a long time, the Eurovision Song Contest has become synonymous with a party. A party for everybody, well before a set of Russian grannies made it homely and adorable. For any conventional party, an abundance of ‘bops’ are required to dance along to. However, has the success of both…
‘You Decide 2019’ – the BBC’s comparative refinement of a national final?
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‘You Decide 2019’ – the BBC’s comparative refinement of a national final?

This week, I had the pleasure to go to the BBC and meet the UK hopefuls for Tel Aviv. The BBC’s format change of You Decide is a fresh attempt to tackle a poor result. Focusing on showcasing an acts own creativity, musical artistry and authenticity – is this the…
Final three acts revealed for Australia Decides
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Final three acts revealed for Australia Decides

Moments ago, Australian broadcaster SBS have announced the final three acts that will complete the 10 strong line up for the nations first national final, Australia Decides! Alfie Arcuri is no stranger to a singing competition, winning the fifth series of The Voice Australia in 2016 under the mentorship of…
RTS reveal acts for Beovizija 2019
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RTS reveal acts for Beovizija 2019

Earlier this afternoon, Serbian broadcaster RTS have announced the 24 acts and songs which will compete for Serbia’s ticket to Tel Aviv! The songs were selected from a field of 76 songs that were submitted to the broadcaster. Radio Television of Serbia have not yet stated an exact date when…
XTRA Debate: When should a winner release follow up material?
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XTRA Debate: When should a winner release follow up material?

Last week, Netta revealed she is due to release the long-awaited follow-up single to ‘Toy’. The song, initially scheduled for the summer but pushed back to 2019, will be released almost a year on from ‘Toy’ being released. Compared to other recent winners of the contest, this timeframe is pretty…
Andrea Demirović teases details about her Montevizija entry
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Andrea Demirović teases details about her Montevizija entry

A decade since her first Eurovision performance in Moscow, Andrea Demirović has just teased some information about her song ‘Ja sam ti san’. Giving an interview to CDM.me, she explains her initial surprise that the Montenegrin broadcaster selected her as one of the five songs for Montevizija 2019. Talking about…
XTRA Debate: What determines a Eurovision ‘legacy’?
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XTRA Debate: What determines a Eurovision ‘legacy’?

There are only a few hours of 2018 left. In some nations within the Eurovision family (good morning Australia!) 2019 has already commenced. While we reminisce over the good, the bad, and the ugly that the last 12 months has brought to us individually, it also gives a moment to…
GPB begin search for 2019 song
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GPB begin search for 2019 song

Georgian broadcaster is wasting now time to get a head start on organising next year’s entry! GPB have launched its search to find the song to represent Georgia in Tel Aviv next May. Songwriters have been given a deadline of February 1st to submit their entries. Unlike many other broadcasters,…
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