EUROVISION 2020 🇳🇱
Lichtenstein and Monaco will not participate in the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest as their broadcasters confirmed. Andorra and Luxembourg also confirmed non participation earlier this summer.
JUNIOR EUROVISION 2019 🇵🇱
Polish broadcaster – Telewizja Polska has announced a call for volunteers during Eurovision Junior 2019. All candidates need to be 18 years old and be proficient Polish and English speakers. The submission period will end September 15.
Aisel (Azerbaijan 2018), Ines Neziri (FiK 2017), MARUV (Ukraine NF 2019), Tyom (Armenia 2018 NF), Thomas Grazioso (2008 Swis backing singer). Other contestants have a background on The Voice. In 2013, Moldovan singer Victor Balan was on Dima Bilan’s team on The Voice Russia, while Russia’s Danil was on Team Dima in 2017. Last year, German-born American singer Sandro Nicolas made it to the sing-off stage of The Voice of Germany, while Cuban singer Iliana Sanchez made it to the Battle Rounds of The Voice Russia. As well, Latvian girl group Radio Trio placed third last year on X Factor Latvia.
KETFLIX officially confirmed the movie about the Eurovision Song Contest, the storyline and the actors (including former James Bond actor, Pierce Brosnan) but no release date given yet.
Things you might have missed:
– There is going to be a film about Eurovision
– It stars Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams as aspiring Icelandic musicians
– Pierce Brosnan will play Will's father, who also happens to be the most handsome man in Iceland 🇮🇸
– Yes this is real
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) August 8, 2019
Bulgarian national broadcaster informed the fans through the social media that BNT will make final decision for potential 2020 Eurovision participation at the end of September.
— BNT Eurovision Bulgaria 🇧🇬 (@bg_eurovision) August 8, 2019
Last Tuesday, the French Eurovision 2018 representatives, Madame Monsieur, were invited on French radio Europe 1. During their interview with journalist Karima Charni, Émilie and Jean-Karlk talked about Eurovision, Mercy, and their upcoming album. (source: http://www.escxtra.com)
CZECH REPUBLIC 🇨🇿
Česká televize manages to close their submission window with 152 entries that could potentially represent the country at Eurovision next year.
Responsible for Turkey’s only victory at the Eurovision Song Contest, singer Sertab Erener is currently recording for a documentary about her more than 30 years of music career. However, the singer has recently expressed her intention to record a new documentary exclusively dedicated to her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest. “We have recorded every concert in the last few years and are ready to make the documentary Sertab: The Musical. I also hope to be able to make a documentary about Everyway That I Can and the whole Eurovision process. But that takes a lot of time.”