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Once again Nelly Furtado’s name rumoured for Eurovision

Once again Nelly Furtado’s name rumoured for Eurovision

PORTUGAL – British tabloid Popbitch once again strikes with another rumour for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. They claim there is is sounding approach for Nelly to host the event next May. It is not the first time the name of the international singer is involved in Eurovision as she was rumoured to participate in […]

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Guest editor Ricardo Duarte on his home country win experience

Guest editor Ricardo Duarte on his home country win experience

EDITORIAL – After fifty years, after fifty long years since 1964 of waiting for our moment in the spotlight, Portugal had grown very sceptical. Not only of itself as a participant in the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) but of the ESC in general. A strong, doubly negative and defeatist disdain had instilled where, on one […]

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ERT is getting ridiculed all over the world

ERT is getting ridiculed all over the world

GREECE – After the incident with the ERT president shouting “shut up” to former parliamentarian demonstrating at the anniversary of ERT re opening, the ERT president is ridiculing the national broadcaster once again. Yesterday the new CEO was approved by the Greek parliament. Mr Kostopoulos, the new ERT CEO, was suppose to take over his […]

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Ten things you should know about Lisbon

Ten things you should know about Lisbon

PORTUGAL – Lisbon, the capital of Portugal is proclaimed the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest host city and for the very first time we will attend an event in this beautiful city. Here are some factoids about the city you should know. Lisbon is the oldest city in Western Europe, even predating capitals such as Rome, […]

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Portugal 2018: host country decides its entry on March 4th

Portugal 2018: host country decides its entry on March 4th

PORTUGAL – Portuguese national broadcaster not only revealed the Eurovision 2018 host city, venue and dates but also revealed information bout their national selection, Festival da Canção 2018. The Portuguese broadcaster revealed that Festival da Canção 2018 final will take place on March 4th in the city of Guimarães as already announced by oikotimes.com. Guimarães […]

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EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2018 IN LISBON ON MAY 8, 10, 12

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2018 IN LISBON ON MAY 8, 10, 12

PORTUGAL – During a press conference this afternoon RTP and the European Broadcasting Union revealed Lisbon as the official host city of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest which will take place on May 8 (First Semi Final), May 10 (Second Semi Final) and May 12 (Grand Final). It has also been announced that the national […]

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Eurovision winners Conchita Wurst and Céline Dion meet in Berlin

Eurovision winners Conchita Wurst and Céline Dion meet in Berlin

GERMANY – Two Eurovision winners with an impact to the contest met in Berlin: Céline Dion (Switzerland 1988) and Conchita Wurst (Austria 2014) met yesterday in Berlin at the Mercedes Arena as Céline was giving a huge sold out concert in Germany. Conchita stated: “Greeted me with the words ‘I love what You do’ Then […]

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Local press leak the date and venue for Eurovision 2018

Local press leak the date and venue for Eurovision 2018

PORTUGAL – Regional press just leaked information claiming the date and host city / venue of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. According to them Eurovision 2018 will take place on May 1, 3 and 5th at MEO Arena in Lisbon (as we all knew anyway). More information here. According to the publication: Several cities entered […]

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Carmen Manet from Slovenia win Eurovision Choir of the Year!

Carmen Manet from Slovenia win Eurovision Choir of the Year!

LATVIA – Carmen Manet from Slovenia has won the very first Eurovision Choir of the Year competition followed by the Wales and Latvia. The event was held in Latvia’s capital Riga and is the latest addition to the Eurovision Family of Events. The inaugural Eurovision Choir of the Year was hosted by Grammy-winning composer and […]

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Valentina and Jimmie return to San Marino for summer fest

Valentina and Jimmie return to San Marino for summer fest

SAN MARINO – Every Thursday up to August 31st, San Marino is celebrating summer with festivities around gastronomy, music and culture. Piazza della Libertà is the place to be in San Marino, the Italian micro state and Eurovision allure has covered the area: this week Valentina Monetta and Jimmie Wilson performed. After representing San Marino […]

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