Enshrined in History: Melodifestivalen to introduce a Hall of Fame

Throughout Sweden’s television history, Melodifestivalen has attracted significant crowds yearly, both on the airwaves and in person. Now, SVT reports that a Hall of Fame will be created to showcase the show’s most iconic acts. This year, Sweden will crown its 60th winner. During the Andra Chansen show on 29 February, the show will be…

Portugal: Festival da Canção 2020 Entries Announced

The Festival da Canção 2020 finalists have been revealed by Portuguese broadcaster RTP. 16 acts have been shortlisted to represent Portugal at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, taking place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. They are; Bárbara Tinoco – “Passe-Partout” Blasted – “Rebellion” Cláudio Frank – “Quero-te Abraçar” Dubio feat. +351 – “Cegueira” Elisa – “Medo…

Latvia: Supernova 2020 Finalists Revealed

LTV, the Latvian Broadcaster, has revealed the nine finalists of Supernova 2020. Overall, Supernova 2020 received 126 song submissions, which were shortlisted down to 26. An international jury decided upon the nine finalists during a live auditions round, where all 26 shortlisted acts performed live. This year, there will only be a Supernova final, with…

North Macedonia: Vasil Garvanliev to Eurovision 2020

Vasil Garvanliev has been internally selected to represent North Macedonia at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. Macedonian National Television have announced that Vasil will represent North Macedonia at Eurovision 2020. He previously was part of Tamara Todevska’s backing vocal team at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. I am beyond honoured to present my country at…

Le choix français: Tom Leeb chosen as French representative to Rotterdam

After multiple reports that France would choose internally, scrapping the Destination Eurovision format that selected Madame Monsieur (“Mercy”) and Bilal Hassani (“Roi”, King), France Télévisions has announced that Tom Leeb will represent the Tricolore for Eurovision 2020. According to the official Eurovision site, the actor, singer, and comedian will reveal the representative song soon. Tom…

What's Up Weekly: 12 January

Your (bi-)weekly dose of Eurovision happenings, featuring a vision for the new year, artist announcements, the beginnings of new national finals, and more!

The Netherlands: Jeangu Macrooy to Rotterdam

Jeangu Macrooy will represent host-nation The Netherlands at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, after being internally selected. Born 1993 in Paramaribo, Suriname, Jeangu discovered his musical passion when he received a guitar age 13. He later moved to The Netherlands in 2014, after understanding that his love for music was more than a hobby. He…

Norway: Melodi Grand Prix Participants Revealed

The first nine acts competing in the 2020 edition of Melodi Grand Prix, which will be used to determine Norway’s participant in Eurovision 2020, have been revealed. In a press conference hosted by Norwegian national broadcaster NRK, the country named the participants who will be competing in the 60th version of Melodi Grand Prix. A…

Poland: Szansa Na Sukces Will Be Used As 2020 Selection

Poland will select its entrant for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest via revived talent show Szansa na Sukces. Via Facebook, the official Szansa na Sukces page have confirmed that the talent show will be used to select Poland’s participant(s) for Eurovision 2020, which will be taking place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The programme is already…

Loreen Is The Winner! Full Results Of ESC250 2019!

Loreen has won the 11th edition of #ESC250, run by ESCRadio & Songfestival.be. Here is the full list, from 02 to 250. 02. 🇳🇱 Netherlands 2019 – Duncan Laurence – Arcade (New) 03. 🇨🇾 Cyprus 2018 – Eleni Foureira – Fuego (-1) 04. 🇮🇹 Italy 2019 – Mahmood – Soldi (New) 05. 🇳🇴 Norway 2019…

Italy: Sanremo Festival 2020 Participants Revealed

Italian broadcaster RAI have revealed the list of participants competing in the music festival, which will be used to select the nation’s representative to Eurovision 2020. Here are the singers who will compete in the 70th Sanremo Festival, hosted at the Ariston Theater in Sanremo between the 4th to the 8th of February 2020: Achille Lauro Alberto Urso…

Georgia: Tornike Kipiani to Eurovision 2020

Tornike Kipiani will represent Georgia at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, following his win on the national selection, Georgian Idol. After ten weeks worth of intense process, Tornike Kipiani has won the right to represent his nation at Eurovision 2020, beating his competitors Barbara Samkharadze, Mariam Gogiberidze and Tamar Kakalashvil in the final. The final…

Vote Now – End Of Decade Polls

The decade is coming to close and there’s not long until we move onto 2020, a new chapter. Several monumental acts have performed on the Eurovision stage, and we have created many special moments which will be cherished in Eurovision history (not to mention Madonna). Relax, rewind and take your time on our special poll,…

Applications Now Open: Join The ESCTAKEOVER Team

A very warm welcome to 2020, a new year with a fresh start. Why not start your new year off on a high, how about applying to join ESCTAKEOVER? We offer daily doses of Eurovision Song Contest & Junior Eurovision Song Contest news, updates and features, brought to you from across the World. Our site…

Andorra: Eurovision Return Looking Unlikely

Andorra’s return to the Eurovision Song Contest is looking less likely, despite the announcement of a recent return by the broadcaster a few months ago. Spanish news site Eurofestivales reports that the Ministry of Culture of the Principality of Andorra has confirmed that discussions regarding Andorra’s return to the contest have not took place, with…