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  • Jul- 2017 -
    8 July
    Features

    Meet the ESCXTRA team! Part 14 – JOEL

    This summer, we are running a series of feature articles that is slightly different to the norm. We think this is the perfect time for you (and us!) to find out more about the ESCXTRA team! What is our personal Eurovision story? Why did we want to be a part…

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  • Feb- 2017 -
    2 February
    Kyiv 2017

    Portugal: ‘Festival da Canção’ details announced

    Today, the Portuguese broadcaster RTP announced in a press conference that the preparations for ‘Festival da Canção’ are underway as the competition starts in two weeks. In this year’s edition, the broadcaster promises to innovate and surprise the Portuguese audience. ‘Festival da Canção’ 2017 will consist of two semifinals, a…

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  • Jan- 2017 -
    11 January
    Kyiv 2017

    Spain: Eurocasting final tomorrow

    The next Spanish representative in Eurovision will be chosen in February, at the final of ‘Objetivo Eurovisión’ where several artists known by the Spanish audience will compete to get their passport for Kyiv. However, there is still a free spot in the final waiting to be filled by one of…

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  • Dec- 2016 -
    20 December
    Kyiv 2017

    Spain: Eurocasting finalists announced

    The Spanish public broadcaster, RTVE, has announced the three finalists of the online wildcard round for ‘Objetivo Eurovisión’ in a live broadcast on RTVE.es this afternoon. Javián, LeKlein and Fruela have been picked by a professional jury to compete in the final of Eurocasting on January 12th. Javián competed in…

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  • 5 December

    Switzerland: Finalists announced

    This morning the Swiss German broadcaster SRF announced the 6 finalists that have been chosen from yesterday’s live auditions. The process started back in September with the opening of a submission process that closed in October with more than 160 songs received. Twenty-one acts were picked to perform in the…

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  • 5 December

    Portugal: Festival da Canção dates and composers announced

    The national public broadcaster of Portugal, RTP, has published the rules of Festival da Canção 2017. The Portuguese broadcaster has again placed its trust in this competition to choose the country’s representative for Eurovision, and today the list of composers that have been invited to join the songs team of…

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  • 3 December
    Kyiv 2017

    France: Around 300 songs submitted

    After Amir’s successful 6th place in Stockholm last May, it seems that the French music industry has gotten behind Eurovision. According to France 2 —the channel in charge of organising the French participation— around 300 songs have been submitted during the prosperous three-month long submission process that opened back in…

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  • Nov- 2016 -
    23 November

    Finland: UMK 2017 participants announced

    The Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2017 songs and artists have finally been announced this morning by the Finnish broadcaster, YLE. The final will take place on Saturday 28th of January. For the first time since the beginning of the show, UMK will only consist of a final where the following 10…

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  • 3 November
    Valletta 2016

    Junior Eurovision: Expert jury and interval acts announced

    This year’s edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest as already announced back in May will have a new voting system. Each artist will be judged by a professional jury and a youth jury made up of children from the participating countries. In addition to those votes, three additional judges…

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  • Oct- 2016 -
    15 October
    Valletta 2016

    Junior Eurovision: Olivia Wieczorek to sing for Poland

    ‘Krajowe Eliminacje do Konkursu Eurowizja Junior’, the Polish selection for the Junior Eurovision 2016, was held by TVP this afternoon and representing the country in Valletta will be Olivia Wieczorek with the song ‘Nie Zapomnij’. The votes from the professional jury –composed of Anna Wyszkoni, Marcin Kusya and this year’s…

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