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…

Second Wave Of Tickets: 30th January 2020

The second batch of tickets for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest will be released on Thursday the 30th of January at 12:00 CET. On Thursday the 30th of January at 12:00 midday, the second of three waves of tickets will be released to the public via Eurovision.tv (International customers) or by Songfestival-Tickets (Dutch customers). The…

11.6 Million Watch The 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest

The 17th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest recorded it’s second-biggest viewing audience, after the 2006 edition. The official Junior Eurovision site reports that a total of 11.6 million people watched the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, held in Gliwice-Silesia, Poland on the 24th of November. Below are some stats extracted from the official…

Meet The Four New Australia Decides Artists & Listen To The First Song

Four new artists have been announced for Australia Decides 2020, the Australian selection for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. The newly released artists complete the line-up of ten artists who will compete against each other to win the golden ticket to represent Australia at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. SBS today announced that Diana Rouvas,…

Austria: Vincent Bueno To Eurovision 2020

Vincent Bueno will represent Austria at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, taking place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on the 12th, 14th and 16th of May. Born in Vienna, Austria, 34 year old Vincent Bueno will be representing his country in Eurovision 2020 with the song ‘Alive’. Bueno graduated in music and performing arts in the…

Winner's Analysis: "Superhero", Viki Gabor

The stage show and performance complemented the music to create an urgent message relevant to the present state of global affairs. Read about how they came together.

What's Up Weekly: 9 December

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

12th December – Tickets On Sale – Ultimate Guide

The first batch of tickets for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest will be released next week. On Thursday the 12th of December at 12:00 midday, the first three waves of tickets will be released to the public via Eurovision.tv (International customers) or by Songfestival-Tickets (Dutch customers). The tickets will officially be available by Paylogic, this…

Introducing The Presenters of Eurovision 2020!

Edsilia Rombley, Chantal Janzen and Jan Smit will host the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on the 12th, 14th and 16th of May. The announcement was made today by the European Broadcasting Union. This year, two females and a male will ‘Open Up’ the contest in May. They will open and close…

Eurofiles – United Kingdom – Part 2

Nothing says “Michael, you’re being bias” by doing a two parter on your own country. In the last article. we talked about the 50s, the swinging 60s and the groovy 70s so now we’re talking about the 80s. The decade where Live Aid got us all giving money to charity, the fall of the Berlin Wall united two sides of Germany and three people went on the Eurovision stage singing about Golden Shoes (We’ll talk about you soon Sweden).

Eurovision 2020 Stage Design Revealed

The stage design for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest has been revealed. Designed by Florian Wieder, the stage design features a minimalist, open design incorporating elements of The Netherlands. The design is innovative, modest and functionally smart. This way we can create a completely different look for each of the 41 participating acts, opening and…

What Went Wrong – Junior Eurovision – 2019 Edition

In our new sub-division of What Went Wrong, we’ll look at everything that went wrong during the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest! As this is a children’s programme, we will leave out some mistakes to not offend the artists or delegations. Issues During The Opening Ceremony The Opening Ceremony for the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song…

Eurofiles – United Kingdom – Part 1

The United Kingdom has got a fascinating history with the Eurovision Song Contest by taking part 62 times since 1958, coming second 15 times and winning the contest 5 times. Great Britain used to be the headline act and bring out their big stars but since the 21st Century, United Kingdom have had a long chain of bad result by coming last 4 times.

Eurovision 2020 Artwork Revealed

The artwork for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest has been revealed. ‘Open Up to the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, taking place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on the 12th, 14th and 16th of May. This morning, the artwork for the event has been revealed by the European Broadcasting Union. The logo symbolises the 65 years of…