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…

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…

What’s Up Weekly: 26 November

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

More Scheduling Information Released For Eurovision 2020

Open up to Rotterdam! More scheduling information has been released for the upcoming 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. The City of Rotterdam has published the document, signed with NOS, with information regarding the hosting of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. Within the document, there are provisional dates, they are: Reference Group Meetings – taking place on…

What’s Up Weekly – 28 October

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

‘Open Up’ To The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest

The official slogan of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, taking place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands this May. ‘Open Up‘ is the official slogan of the contest, taking place in the Rotterdam Ahoy next year, on the 12th, 14th and 16th of May. The Executive Producer Event of the contest, Sietse Bakker, has given a statement…

#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…