Category: EBU

#EDITORIAL: Shine a light

#EDITORIAL: Shine a light As usual, the devoted Eurovision fan community will be picking apart what happened on the evening of Eurovision Day. Except, it was no normal Eurovision Day (is there ever?). In place of the usual riotous cavalcade of quality song, we had a pared down […]

Eurovision 2015 Photograph courtesy of EBU

#EBU: ESC Reference Group Changes

The Eurovision Song Contest Reference Group, that meets 5-6 times a year, have had three changes made to their line-up. Mr Edoardo Grassi (FT/France), Mr Martin Osterdahl (SVT/Sweden) and Mr Joao Nuno Nogueira (RTP/Portugal) have left the group. The three replacing members are Ms Carla Bugalho (RTP/Portugal), Ms […]

#ROMANIA – TORNERO in KYIV 2017!

Last night, the Communication department, PR and Protocol from TVR released the following statement: “Romanian Television (TVR) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) have reached an agreement to enable the broadcast by TVR of Eurovision Song Contest. (…) The problems between TVR and EBU started several years ago […]

Kyiv to host Eurovision 2017

  After weeks of meetings, discussions, false leeks, EBU visits and altered announcement dates it has finally been announced publicly that next year’s Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Ukraine’s capital city Kyiv. The bidding phase had ended with Dnipro, Kyiv and Odessa being the last three […]

Armenia’s Iveta In Disputed Flag Storm

Those with sharp eyes towards the end of last evening’s first semi-final may have noted Iveta Mukuchyan from Armenia waving an unfamiliar flag. The Armenian flag with a white chevron on it was in fact the banner of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region – and its brief flash on a the screen during the […]