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Romania 2017: will Lora be fined if not show up in the semi final?

Romania 2017: will Lora be fined if not show up in the semi final?

ROMANIA – The Romanian national final has caused concern due to the decision of Lora to quit the selection process, a move that could lead to a 100,000 Euro fine. Lora took the decision to quit the national selection process just after the auditions, a decision based on her disagreements with the Romanian organisers, even […]

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Spain 2017: Toñi Prieto to give explanations to the authorities while Manel films his clip in Tenerife

Spain 2017: Toñi Prieto to give explanations to the authorities while Manel films his clip in Tenerife

SPAIN – The situation involving TVE continues to drag on as Manel Navarro films the official video for his song in Tenerife and Toñi Prieto, head of entertainment for the channel, is now being questioned by the auditory committee on events surrounding the Spanish National Final, where Manel Navarro was selected to represent the country […]

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Malta 2017: PM meets Claudia and congratulates her

Malta 2017: PM meets Claudia and congratulates her

TVM.COM.MT REPORTS / MALTA – Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has congratulated singer Claudia Faniello for her success in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest last weekend, and also congratulated the organising team for their success with this year’s Festival. Faniello_PM2The Prime Minister was speaking during his first meeting with the Festival’s winning team, singer Claudia Faniello, […]

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Belgium 2017: song presentation on March 8

Belgium 2017: song presentation on March 8

BELGIUM – It is now officially announce that RTBF and the record label of Blanche will present the song for Kyiv during a press conference on March 8th. During the press conference Blanche will present her song. In the press conference we will also see the composer Pierre Dumoulin, the Eurovision commentators for RTBF Maureen […]

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Kirkorov urges Russia to withdraw and when Philip speaks it means news!

Kirkorov urges Russia to withdraw and when Philip speaks it means news!

RUSSIA – Phillip Kirkorov, one of the most influential figures in the post Soviet Union and the person that made Eurovision famous in the region, urges Russia to withdraw from the contest. Kirkorov says: “I’m not interested in this competition. I am deeply disappointed by its political involvement and bias. I do not dispute the […]

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Eurovision 2017: Christer Björkman to the rescue

Eurovision 2017: Christer Björkman to the rescue

EUROVISION.TV REPORTS / UKRAINE – With less than three months to go until the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, plans are proceeding at pace and today it was announced that further staff have joined the team, including Eurovision stalwart and experienced Eurovision producer, Christer Björkman! Christer has extensive knowledge of the Eurovision Song Contest having been […]

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Australia 2017: start guessing… Eurovision entrant known on March 7

Australia 2017: start guessing… Eurovision entrant known on March 7

AUSTRALIA – Last May, Australians watched on from across the world for a nail-biting finish in Stockholm, Sweden, as Dami Im soared on the stage with anything but a Sound of Silence, to be crowned Eurovision Song Contest runner-up. Now comes our chance to do it all again, at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in […]

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Denmark 2017: Fred & Darren review the DMGP entries; have a say in our poll

Denmark 2017: Fred & Darren review the DMGP entries; have a say in our poll

due to copyright claims video will soon be replaced with a non song sound version DENMARK – Denmark will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The Danish broadcaster DR will organise the national final Melodi Grand Prix 2017 in order to select the Danish entry for the 2017 contest in Kiev, Ukraine. Melodi Grand […]

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The Eurovision Telegram with the last information for many countries

The Eurovision Telegram with the last information for many countries

CZECH REPUBLIC – Martina Bárta selected internally by the national broadcaster few days ago. Today it was announced that she will perform the song “My Turn” the video clip of which is underway in the filming process. The song penned by a British composer. You can listen to a snippet of it here. MONTENEGRO – […]

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Greece 2017: “Demy’s song will not represent Greece…

Greece 2017: “Demy’s song will not represent Greece…

GREECE – … but it will represent Greeks all over the world.” This is what Mr Pandelis Poumpouras stated from Odessa, where Demy finally managed to arrive after last night’s flight cancellation due to the fog. Mr Pandelis Poumpouras is sponsoring partially the Greek participation in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest and he is a […]

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Norway 2017: Geoff reviews MGP entries; have a say in our poll

Norway 2017: Geoff reviews MGP entries; have a say in our poll

NORWAY – Norway will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The Norwegian broadcaster Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK) will organise the national final Melodi Grand Prix 2017 in order to select the Norwegian entry for the 2017 contest in Kiev, Ukraine. Melodi Grand Prix 2017 will be the 55th edition of the Norwegian national final Melodi […]

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Eurovision 2017: more ticket sales available this week

Eurovision 2017: more ticket sales available this week

PRESS RELEASE / UKRAINE – For those who missed out on the first wave of tickets for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, there will be further chances this week to purchase tickets to the shows in May. The official ticketing partner, concert.ua, will be releasing further batches of tickets as listed in the below sales schedule. […]

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Denmark 2017: DR announce our Morten as superfan jury member, hurray!

Denmark 2017: DR announce our Morten as superfan jury member, hurray!

Congratulations to our editor Morten Kaiser, jury member of DMGP 2017 – #eurovision #eurovisiongr #escpress #celebratediversity #oikotimes #avmag #melfest #umk2017 #impacthub #oev2017 #gay- join us for more on http://www.facebook.com/oikotimes and http://www.instagram.com/oikotimes A post shared by OIKOTIMES EUROVISION (@oikotimes) on Feb 21, 2017 at 12:24am PST DENMARK – DR just announced the jury members for the […]

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Cyprus 2017: photo impressions from the video clip shooting

Cyprus 2017: photo impressions from the video clip shooting

Cyprus will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 scheduled to take place in Kiev, Ukraine, in May 2017. The Cypriot broadcaster Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) will be responsible for selecting their entry for the contest, and announced on 19 October 2016 that they would be making their selection internally on 21 October 2016. CyBC […]

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Portugal 2017: RTP reaction made the fans furious

Portugal 2017: RTP reaction made the fans furious

PORTUGAL – Last night the first semi final of Festival da Canção 2017 took place. After the show you all read our review and opinion saying how bad (for Eurovision terms only) the songs were. Well besides many Portuguese fans were furious with us (because in this web world it’s not apparently accepted to have […]

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Croatia 2017: song title for Jacques Houdek revealed

Croatia 2017: song title for Jacques Houdek revealed

CROATIA – Croatian representative at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, Jacques Houdek, will represent his country with the song entitled “My friend”. In a statement the singer said, “Like with all of my songs, I want to share the feeling of togetherness, friendship and the celebration of diversity through my Eurovision entry as well”. Croatian […]

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