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!

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: 26 November

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

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,…