Tel Aviv 2019

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YLE is looking for some inspiration for 2019

YLE is looking for some inspiration for 2019

Eurovision 2018 has just finished, but that doesn’t stop Finland. Their broadcaster YLE is already looking for ideas for the contest in 2019. Furthermore, they also want feedback on the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Obtaining ideas and feedback YLE has been asking the audience members feedback about this year and any ideas that they might have for next year’s UMK. The Finnish broadcaster say they are looking for all sorts of feedback on the 2018 edition of UMK. Not only do they want to know if the ‘one artist’ format works, they also want information about the show itself. That also means they are immediately looking ahead to the contest in 2019. The poll published by YLE in the article below is about the hosts of UMK 2019. Krista Siegfrids and Mikko Silvennoinen were the hosts this year. The question is whether the Finnish public are still happy with them. Currently, two thirds of the voters seem to think Siegfrids and Silvennoinen are doing a good job. Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 YLE took a different approach with 2018 by reformatting Uuden Musik Kilpailu (UMK).  Finland opted to select Saara Aalto internally for the contest in Lisbon. During …
Poland confirms intention to participate in 2019

Poland confirms intention to participate in 2019

Polish participation continues Polish broadcaster (TVP) confirmed its intention to participate in both the Eurovision Song Contest and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2019. Plans to participate in the shows were included in a document containing the broadcaster’s plans for next year. This marks Poland’s sixth consecutive appearance at the contest, having returned in 2014. It is not yet known whether the televised show Krajowe Eliminacje will once again be the selection method or if there will be any changes. The document also confirmed that Poland will also participate in the 2019 edition of Eurovision Young Dancers. More Eurovision related events in 2018 However, before next year, Poland still has two more Eurovision related events to take part to. In fact, in August they will participate in Eurovision Young Musician in Edinburgh and in November they will be present at Junior Eurovision in Minsk. Poland’s entrant for the Minsk will be announced sometime in October. The country is the most recent winner of both Eurovision Young Musicians and Eurovision Young Dancers, despite not having won neither Eurovision nor Junior Eurovision. Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest Poland first entered the contest in 1994 with Edyta Gorniak who placed second with To …
Tel Aviv will not bid to host the Eurovision Song Contest

Tel Aviv will not bid to host the Eurovision Song Contest

The Mayor of Tel Aviv has confirmed that his city will not bid to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. With that announcement, it is now all but confirmed that Jerusalem will indeed host the contest next year. Tel Aviv ruled out Many fans were hoping the contest would travel to Tel Aviv for the edition of 2019. The city hosts one of the biggest Eurovision pre-parties. A huge crowd usually attends the event. The arena which would have been suitable to host the event was the Menora Mivtachim Arena. The multi-purpose arena could potentially have hosted up to 11,000 people. Ron Huldai, the Mayor of Tel Aviv, was however quick to rule out his city as possibility. That leaves hardly any doubt of where the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will be taking place. Jerusalem will very likely be the city that will host the event. Jerusalem for a third hosting? After Netta had won the contest on Saturday, she already mentioned Jerusalem in her winner’s speech. She then said the city would be welcoming the contest there next year. Soon after her victory, Israel’s Prime Minister said the same on Sunday. During a speech after Netta’s victory, he said …
Destination Eurovision very likely to be held again in 2019

Destination Eurovision very likely to be held again in 2019

In an interview to French TV magazine Télé-Loisirs, the CEO of France Télévisions, the French Eurovision broadcaster, Delphine Ernotte, answered several questions about Eurovision. She wants France to be more involved in the contest, and all but officially confirmed the return of Destination Eurovision next year. “Destination Eurovision is a good formula” Delphine Ernotte, CEO of France Télévisions since August 2015, went to Lisbon to watch the Grand Final and officially announce France’s comeback at Junior Eurovision. There, she also gave an interview to Télé-Loisirs. Asked about the unexpectedly average results (13th) of Madame Monsieur in the Grand Final, she said she was “mainly disappointed for them”, but later on confirmed that “Mercy” was her favorite song from Destination Eurovision. Was it the title you prefered from Destination Eurovision? D. Ernotte: Yes, I dare say so. It was the good choice, because the public chose it. She was then immediately asked about her thoughts on the French national selection, and her answer should rejoice the fans: Destination Eurovision is a good formula. We very much intend to continue. The matter of the message The expectations were big this week for France. After winning several press polls, as well as a …
Norway has opened submissions for Melodi Grand Prix 2019

Norway has opened submissions for Melodi Grand Prix 2019

NRK, the Norwegian national broadcaster, has confirmed that Norway will participate at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019. The broadcaster has opened the submission period for Norway’s national selection Melodi Grand Prix 2019. Well ahead of time, Norway is the first country to officially confirm Eurovision 2019 participation. With that NRK has opened the submissions period for Melodi Grand Prix 2019. Registration will be open until September 9th and NRK invites both international and Norwegian songwriters to submit their songs. NRK will select the entries for MGP 2019 from these submitted entries as well as composers and artists directly invited by the broadcaster. JOWST & fellow Eurovision participants at Oslo Songwriting Camp We recently reported that JOWST along with other former Eurovision participants have joined forces at a Oslo Songwriting Camp to find a song for Eurovision 2019. Will we be seeing their efforts at MGP 2019? What would you say if I told you that Naviband, Brendan Murray, Martina Barta, Aleksander Walmann, Jonas McDonnell, Kjetil Møland, Jesper Jenset and me would be in the same room, making music together for two days? #OlsoSongwritingCamp — JOWST (@JOWSTMUSIC) January 20, 2018 MGP 2018 yet to begin NRK has set Melodi Grand Prix 2018 for March 10th with …
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