Hungary & Montenegro out; 41 countries to Eurovision 2020

41 countries will participate in the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The European Broadcasting Union has confirmed today that 41 countries will be going to Rotterdam next may. Among those is Bulgaria, who is returning after a year’s absence. Withdrawing is Montenegro and Hungary, who initially confirmed their withdrawal last month….

Eurovision 2020 – List Of Competing Countries To Be Revealed Tomorrow?

Photo: Eurovision 2017 Stage by EBU. Today, it has been speculated that the provisional list of countries competing in the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest could be released tomorrow. For the past two years, the provisional list of competing countries in the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest has been released on the 7th of…

Czech Republic: Televised Selection Will Not Be Used In 2020

Breaking News Story (in process) Photo: Eurovision.tv Today, ESC Czech Republic has confirmed that the Czech Republic will not be using the planned televised national selection. After months of planning, today it has been confirmed that the Czech Republic will not be using a live national selection to select its artists. Instead, the TV-based selection…

More Scheduling Information Released For Eurovision 2020

Open up to Rotterdam! More scheduling information has been released for the upcoming 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. The City of Rotterdam has published the document, signed with NOS, with information regarding the hosting of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. Within the document, there are provisional dates, they are: Reference Group Meetings – taking place on…

Ireland: Eurovision Alum Gay Byrne Passes Aged 85

Well-known Irish Eurovision spokesperson, host and commentator Gay Byrne has passed away, aged 85. Gabriel Mary ‘Gay’ Byrne, simply known as Gay Byrne, has passed today at the grand age of 85 after suffering from a long-term illness. Byrne is known for his work in the television industry, especially in the Eurovision Song Contest. He…

Armenia: Official Music Video of ‘Colours Of Your Dream’ Released

The official video of ‘Colours of Your Dream’ by Karina Ignatyan, representing Armenia at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, has been released. The video, which was produced by MAG film show, was initially released a few days earlier but later deleted. The music video is now officially released and is available to watch on…

Bulgaria Returns To The Eurovision Song Contest

Today, the official Eurovision Bulgaria Twitter account has confirmed Bulgaria’s participation in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. As noted in our previous article, Bulgaria’s return to the Eurovision Song Contest was looking unlikely, after they withdrew from last year’s contest due to financial problems. The return is to be financed by an official sponsor, as…

What’s Up Weekly – 28 October

Your weekly dose of Eurovision happenings, featuring Linda Martin, opening ceremonies, slogans, The Eurovision Takeover, and much more!

New Version of ‘Ashen’ Performed Live For Belarus

Liza Misnikova performed a new version of ‘Ashen’, which she will go onto sing in Gliwice-Silesia this November, representing Belarus at the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Representing Belarus at this year’s Junior Eurovision contest is 14-year-old Liza, who will sing ‘Pepelny’ (Ashen) on November 24th at the Gliwice Arena, Poland. Earlier this week, she…

‘Open Up’ To The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest

The official slogan of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, taking place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands this May. ‘Open Up‘ is the official slogan of the contest, taking place in the Rotterdam Ahoy next year, on the 12th, 14th and 16th of May. The Executive Producer Event of the contest, Sietse Bakker, has given a statement…

United Kingdom Withdraws From Eurovision Young Musicians

Today ESCTakeover can exclusively confirm that the BBC has confirmed that they will not take part in the upcoming Eurovision Young Musicians 2020. Their participation is short lived after they returned in 2018 following an 8 year absence and the contest being brought to British soil for the first time since 1982. The team at…

#UNITED: Introducing The Eurovision Takeover 2020!

ESCtakeover is proud to announce the second edition of The Eurovision Takeover, a site project that aims to bring the fans what they want in elegant fashion. The live show will be on 2 May, and it will air live on 3 May. What is The Eurovision Takeover? At ESCtakeover, we try to give fans…

Bulgaria: Eurovision Song Contest Participation Possible?

Photo: Bulgaria at JESC 2016. © Wikimedia Recently, it was announced that indeed Bulgaria would be participating in the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. Find Out More Here. In this article, we review everything that’s happening with Bulgaria and the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. First things first, let’s clarify why we’re…