CZECH REPUBLIC 🇨🇿
A reported 152 entries have been submitted during this window. This number is less than what previous years have seen but it is suggested that there is a heightened interest in the process from Czech songwriters. 72 of them were written by people from Czech Republic. In comparison, in 2018 when 300 entries were received, just 60 were written by Czech songwriters. It has also been rumoured that there have been entries sent in by previous participants.
Senida Hajdarpašić or better known as Senidah is a Ljubljana based artist with a big dream of an international career. Could the Eurovision Song Contest be her next endeavor? Sources close to the singer say yes… Sources claim that the young talent will compete against herself. Meaning that all of entries in the running will have Senidah pinned as the artist performing them on the night. The talented songstress has previously competed to potentially represent Slovenia at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen.
Georgia’s state broadcaster GPB has confirmed its participation in the 65th Eurovision Song Contest. But this was not really news as many sites run to post in a hurry as DOL 2020 already launched and national broadcaster never hide the fact that the show will be used again for selecting is 2020 Eurovision participant.
UNITED KINGDOM 🇬🇧
On Sunday 11 August, David posted on his official Facebook page that he suffered a heart attack on Tuesday 6 August and has since been recovering in hospital in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
No date yet or the Australian Eurovision edition despite rumours for December 7th and 30th this year. Eurovision Asia producer Paul Clarke said: “There’s a lot discussions and a lot of potential investors in Asia… So we’ll just go one step at a time and I’m really happy where our national final is, and we’ll see where our next steps are.”
After Nuno Galopim secured the confirmation of two composers for the 2020 Song Festival, at the presentation of the composers of the 2019 edition, RTP confirmed this afternoon to hold the event next year. The confirmation was made through the social networks of the contest, advancing that news about the event will be revealed during the next week.
The second most listened to generalist radio network in Spain, Cadena COPE has confirmed that it is no longer a member of the European Broadcasting Union. The station had joined the EBU in 1998 and was one of three groups of Spanish radio and television broadcasters to hold membership of the organisation.