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!

The Netherlands: Jeangu Macrooy to Rotterdam

Jeangu Macrooy will represent host-nation The Netherlands at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, after being internally selected. Born 1993 in Paramaribo, Suriname, Jeangu discovered his musical passion when he received a guitar age 13. He later moved to The Netherlands in 2014, after understanding that his love for music was more than a hobby. He…

Norway: Melodi Grand Prix Participants Revealed

The first nine acts competing in the 2020 edition of Melodi Grand Prix, which will be used to determine Norway’s participant in Eurovision 2020, have been revealed. In a press conference hosted by Norwegian national broadcaster NRK, the country named the participants who will be competing in the 60th version of Melodi Grand Prix. A…

Italy: Sanremo Festival 2020 Participants Revealed

Italian broadcaster RAI have revealed the list of participants competing in the music festival, which will be used to select the nation’s representative to Eurovision 2020. Here are the singers who will compete in the 70th Sanremo Festival, hosted at the Ariston Theater in Sanremo between the 4th to the 8th of February 2020: Achille Lauro Alberto Urso…

Georgia: Tornike Kipiani to Eurovision 2020

Tornike Kipiani will represent Georgia at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, following his win on the national selection, Georgian Idol. After ten weeks worth of intense process, Tornike Kipiani has won the right to represent his nation at Eurovision 2020, beating his competitors Barbara Samkharadze, Mariam Gogiberidze and Tamar Kakalashvil in the final. The final…

Andorra: Eurovision Return Looking Unlikely

Andorra’s return to the Eurovision Song Contest is looking less likely, despite the announcement of a recent return by the broadcaster a few months ago. Spanish news site Eurofestivales reports that the Ministry of Culture of the Principality of Andorra has confirmed that discussions regarding Andorra’s return to the contest have not took place, with…

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…

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…

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…