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…

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!

What's Up Weekly: 26 December

Your (bi-)weekly dose of Eurovision happenings, featuring a Festivali i Këngës wrap-up, this year in retrospect, and more!

Albania: Arilena Ara To Eurovision 2020

After three nights of performances, “Shaj” was rated most highly by the jury consisting of current Melodifestivalen supervisor and American Song Contest producer Christer Björkman, Greek producer (Sergey Lazarev’s Eurovision songs, among others) Dimitris Kontopoulos, Icelandic Head of Delegation Felix Bergsson, Albanian ethnomusicologist Mikaela Minga, and Albanian poet Rita Petro. In effect, Arilena will represent…

What's Up Weekly: 9 December

Your (bi-)weekly dose of Eurovision happenings, featuring designs, artist reveals, upcoming national selections, and more!

What’s Up Weekly: 26 November

Your (bi)weekly dose of Eurovision happenings, featuring JESC 2019 summaries, Bulgaria, Melodifestivalen, Hakochav Haba, and more!

What’s Up Weekly – 28 October

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

#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…

What’s Up Weekly – 7 October

Your weekly dose of summarized happenings and anticipation, featuring Georgia, Ireland, Australia, France, Belgium, Spain, Denmark, and more!

Cyprus says…This is a man’s world!

RIK, the Cypriot national broadcaster, has revealed that after Eleni Foureira with “Fuego” and Tamta with “Replay”, they are bound to send a male act to represent the island in Rotterdam.

Belgium: Hooverphonic to Eurovision 2020

Belgium, a country with two broadcasters and three official languages, has given the responsibility of choosing their next Eurovision entrant to the Flemish (variant of Dutch) broadcaster, VRT. The broadcasters VRT and Francophone broadcaster RTBF alternate responsibilities for the task of selecting the Eurovision entrant and entry. Over this decade, VRT has sent Tom Dice,…

Nightwish’s Floor Jansen: third singer from band to express Eurovision interest

Since their formation in 1996, Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish has had three different female lead vocalists. Now Floor Jansen, their latest lead vocalist from the Netherlands, has expressed possible interest in competing for her home country, following the footsteps of her vocalist predecessors. 2000: Suomen euroviisukarsinta with Tarja Turunen In 2000, the band…