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Saturday Summary – This week’s Eurovision news headlines

Saturday Summary – This week’s Eurovision news headlines

BBC to collaborate with BMG for UK’s Eurovision 2020 participation The UK will participate in Eurovision 2020 but, more interestingly, the broadcaster also revealed more about how the UK will select its representative. BBC to collaborate with BMG for UK’s Eurovision 2020 participation …and no more BBC Eurovision: You Decide… BBC confirms internal selection for Eurovision 2020
Saturday Summary – This week’s Eurovision news headlines

Saturday Summary – This week’s Eurovision news headlines

KAN sues Live Nation over Madonna’s performance at the Eurovision Song Contest It has been revealed that KAN, the Israeli broadcaster responsible for the Eurovision Song Contest last year, has decided to take legal action. KAN sues Live Nation over Madonna’s performance at the Eurovision Song Contest
Meet the ESCXTRA Team! – Part 42 – Lisa

Meet the ESCXTRA Team! – Part 42 – Lisa

As our team continues to grow, it means there are more of us that you can get to know! Therefore, we will continue to bring back our “Meet the ESCXTRA team” feature each time we have someone new for you to meet. What is our personal Eurovision story? Why did we want to be a part of this website? What are our favourite Eurovision songs of all-time? Also, how can you get in touch with us on social media? Read on to find out! LISA BIRD Hello procrastination my old friend! I’ve actually been a member of the team since February 2018. But have only decided to get around to this now. Mainly, because I’ve done so much in that time I now actually have things to talk about. Most people are probably aware of who I am, I am known for being quite, erm… ‘enthusiastic’ and ‘passionate’ with my opinions on social media, shall we say! For the uninitiated, I’m Lisa, a 31 year old (yes, that does make me one of the more ‘mature’ members of the team! However, rest assured I have always been a child at heart), from Derbyshire. Many years ago I graduated from Derby …
Saturday Summary – This weeks news recap!

Saturday Summary – This weeks news recap!

The Eurovision season has now begun, and it means that the news is appearing more frequently, why not have a look below at all of the latest new in the Eurovision universe. Hosts for Melodifestivalen 2020 Confirmed! The host cities for Melodfiestivalen have been confirmed, so its only natural that the hosts will be confirmed. David Sundin, Linnea Henriksson and Lina Hedlund will be the hosts for next year’s competition. David Sundin, Linnea Henriksson and Lina Hedlund to host Melodifestivalen 2020
Looking back at the Eurovision host entries of the 21st century

Looking back at the Eurovision host entries of the 21st century

Today, AVROTROS confirmed that The Netherlands would select their entry for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest internally. This makes the Dutch the first host nation to select their entry internally since 1999, thus the first to do so since the turn of the millennium. That’s quite a statistic… right? Full national finals are the most common choice for host broadcasters Remarkably, the last time a host broadcaster selected their entry entirely behind closed doors was Israel’s IBA in 1999. In the twenty contests to take place this century so far, fifteen host entries were selected via a full national final in which the public selected both the artist and the song to represent them in their home contest. Of the remaining five, two of them chose to select their artist via a national selection with the song choice remaining in the broadcaster’s hands. Kobi Marimi won HaKokhav HaBa in 2019 and represented Israel in Tel Aviv with the internally selected “Home”. Seven years earlier, Sabina Babayeva won her national selection in Azerbaijan and broadcaster Ictimai TV internally chose “When The Music Dies” as her entry in Baku. How about handing over the song choice? The other three we’ve yet to …
Experience Eurovision 2019 behind-the-scenes with Tim!

Experience Eurovision 2019 behind-the-scenes with Tim!

It’s hard to believe that three months ago I was in Tel Aviv and was having the time of my life with a lovely bunch of people. Before the 2020 season comes into full swing, I just wanted to take this time to reflect on this amazing experience I had in Tel Aviv. Click through the pages below to find out more from what happened behind-the-scenes with myself and the ESCXTRA team! Going to Tel Aviv Of course, the first thing we have to do is to get to the host city. I travelled on the Friday prior to the start of rehearsals and I was really giddy and excited as it was the first time that I was going to experience Eurovision for the full two weeks of rehearsals and shows. I could not contain my excitement and I had to make sure I was prepared… I brought a lot of stuff with me! 50% got it right 😂😂😂 2x luggage and 1x Carry-On pic.twitter.com/4jknY4Y0eD— Timvision (@eurovisiontj) May 3, 2019 First day of rehearsals There’s no rest as after a brief few hours of settling in, it was already Saturday and the first day of rehearsals. It was my …
Saturday Summary – This weeks news recap

Saturday Summary – This weeks news recap

Another week passed and it’s time for another news recap of this weeks Eurovision headlines. As we are closing in on the start of the new season, the news is coming in fast. On the following pages is everything you need to know from the past seven days. Special Broadcast to announce ‘Host City’ is confirmed NPO is set to air a special broadcast on August 30, where we will find out the city that will have the honour to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in The Netherlands. NPO to air special broadcast to announce Eurovision host city next week
Meet the ESCXTRA Team! Part 41 – TOM R

Meet the ESCXTRA Team! Part 41 – TOM R

As our team continues to grow, it means there are more of us that you can get to know! Therefore, we will continue to bring back our “Meet the ESCXTRA Team” feature each time we have someone new for you to meet. What is our personal Eurovision story? Why did we want to be a part of this website? What are our favourite Eurovision songs of all-time? Also, how can you get in touch with us on social media? Read on to find out! Hey there! My name is Tom and I’m the youngest member of the ESCXTRA team, and I wrote my first article for the website a year ago so I thought it would be a fitting time to write my “Meet me” article! Being the youngest member of the team does mean that I can wind up the rest of the team about the fact that I still wasn’t even born when the semi-finals were introduced to the contest. But it also means I discovered Eurovision in its modern stage. Big LEDs, huge hits and lots of wind machines – but more about my discovery of the contest later. I’m currently studying for my GCSEs in 2021 …
Saturday Summary – This weeks news recap

Saturday Summary – This weeks news recap

Another week passed and it’s time for another news recap of this weeks Eurovision headlines. As you probably know, the Eurovision world is never asleep and there is always something happening. This is our weekly guide for you to never miss any news. On the following pages is everything you need to know from the past seven days. Moroccanoil announced as Presenting Partner for ESC2020! This week the EBU announced, that Moroccanoil will be the Presenting Partner for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in The Netherlands. The brand was already part of the styling at this year’s contest and will be responsible for the styling at the contest next year! Moroccanoil is Presenting Partner for Eurovision 2020
Saturday Summary – This week’s Eurovision news headlines

Saturday Summary – This week’s Eurovision news headlines

Welcome to the latest edition of our news round-up series which takes a look back at the Eurovision news headlines from the past seven days. Here you’ll find all the important news. Whether you need to catch-up or to remind yourself what has happened in the Eurovision world, this is the article for you. Want to read more? You can access the full articles by clicking on them. Eurovision: The Movie – Release date, cast and everything we know so far Last summer, news that Netflix had commissioned an original film been based on the Eurovision Song Contest set many hearts racing. One year later and still without any official announcement from Netflix themselves, this is what we know so far. Eurovision: The Movie – Release date, cast and everything we know so far
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