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…

George Ezra’s Budapest has a secret Eurovision backstory.

George Ezra one of the best selling British solo artists of the decade, but one of his hits has Eurovision backstory which you might not expect. During Glastonbury 2019 Ezra told several anecdotes in relation to his music with his song Paradise about his tour of the West Coast of the US and Hold My…

BBC Alba announce their broadcasting plans for Eurovision Choir 2019.

Today BBC ALBA have officially confirmed their broadcasting plans for their debut edition in Eurovision Choir. We already know that the broadcaster has established a special choir for the contest who will participate under the name Alba. Although their performance pieces are not known at the moment we are sure to be given a taste…

Scotland will not debut in Junior Eurovision 2019.

BBC ALBA have today confirmed to esctakeover.com that they will not be participating in Gilwice come November. BBC ALBA state that their reason for non-participation is that; “Eurovision Choir represents our [BBC ALBA]’s first involvement in an EBU event and we will be learning from that” however they confirmed that talks had taken place regarding…

Slovakia: Possible debut in Gilwice?

Slovakian television service RTVS are reportedly planning a possible debut for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Gilwice. According to Eurofestivales, the RTVS spokesperson stated that; RTVS currently supervises and evaluates in detail the possibilities of cooperation in the Junior Eurovision Festival Slovakia’s debut in the contest would come as a shock to some eurofans…

Azerbaijan Will participate at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Azerbaijan returned to the contest last year following a short break, and today Azeri TV have announced that preparations are underway regarding their participation in Gilwice on a Instagram post. As well as announcing their participation they also tagged the Kazakh delegation in their picture which has opened up rumours as to whether Kazakhstan will…

Croatia Will Not Participate in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019.

The Croatian broadcaster HRT has today confirmed that they will not be taking part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Their Eurovision press officer Maja Njirjak released the following statement regarding the contest; “The Croatian Broadcasting has decided in recent years not to participate in the Junior Eurovision Festival, due to the production costs…

Junior Eurovision 2019 | Everything we know so far.

Now that the Eurovision Song Contest has concluded all focus shifts to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, with many broadcasters already planning and preparing their entrants for the contest. This year we will be travelling to Gilwice in Poland to celebrate the best of Europe’s young talent following Roksana’s win in Minsk the year prior,…