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…

Rotterdam Will Host The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest on the 12, 14 & 16th of May!

The European Broadcasting Union and this year’s three Dutch broadcasters have announced that Rotterdam will host the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. Rotterdam and the Rotterdam Ahoy have been announced as the hosting city and venue for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The city was shortlisted from five Dutch cities to two, beating Maastricht to the…

Denmark & Vocal Line are the winners of Eurovision Choir 2019

Denmark have won the 2019 edition of the Eurovision Choir contest, which took place in Gothenburg, Sweden. Denmark won tonight’s show after moving onto the Super Final with three other choirs. In the end, Vocal Line was victorious, winning a beautiful, hand-crafted trophy and tickets to the World Choir Games in Belgium next year. Latvia,…

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…