Ryan Cobb

Ryan Cobb

My first memory of watching the Eurovision Song Contest was back in 2001 and, over the years, my passion and enthusiasm for the contest has very much turned into an obsession. I adore music and I love geography, so this contest is a natural fit for me. If la la loving Eurovision was a crime, I'd certainly be a criminal!
#TBT: A look back at Saara Aalto’s X Factor journey until now
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#TBT: A look back at Saara Aalto’s X Factor journey until now

Over the past few weeks, escXtra has been following Saara Aalto’s journey on the UK version of The X Factor…
Latvia: Brand new voting system, more submissions than ever before
Kyiv 2017

Latvia: Brand new voting system, more submissions than ever before

In the last couple of hours, Latvian broadcaster LTV has announced that 168 songs have been submitted for Supernova 2017 with…
Record-breaking submissions for Eesti Laul, semi-finalists announced next week
Kyiv 2017

Record-breaking submissions for Eesti Laul, semi-finalists announced next week

Yesterday, the deadline to submit entries for Estonia’s popular Eurovision national selection process Eesti Laul passed and ETV have already revealed…
Financial troubles for Moldova to result in internal selection?
Kyiv 2017

Financial troubles for Moldova to result in internal selection?

Moldova were one of the last countries to publicly confirm their participation in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, due to be…
TVR reach agreement with EBU to guarantee Romania’s return in 2017
Kyiv 2017

TVR reach agreement with EBU to guarantee Romania’s return in 2017

A few weeks ago, escXtra reported that Romania had submitted their application to participate in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. However, this…
Hungary: Submissions open and rules change for A Dal 2017
Kyiv 2017

Hungary: Submissions open and rules change for A Dal 2017

Hungarian national broadcaster MTV has today opened the submissions process for A Dal 2017, therefore confirming that the popular national…
United Kingdom: Emmelie de Forest amongst attendees at Copenhagen songwriting camp
Kyiv 2017

United Kingdom: Emmelie de Forest amongst attendees at Copenhagen songwriting camp

A few days ago, the BBC opened their song submissions process and also confirmed that they would once again be using…
Malta unveil stage design for Junior Eurovision 2016
Valletta 2016

Malta unveil stage design for Junior Eurovision 2016

Over the past couple of days, the heads of delegations meeting for the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest has been…
Why Kazakhstan could make their Eurovision debut in 2017…
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Why Kazakhstan could make their Eurovision debut in 2017…

escXtra recently looked into the possibility of Kosovo joining the Eurovision Song Contest and now it is time to head further…
Ukraine: Final version, music video for “Planet Craves For Love” released
Valletta 2016

Ukraine: Final version, music video for “Planet Craves For Love” released

Last month, Ukraine selected Sofia Rol to represent the country at the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with her song Planet…
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