2018 Albanian representative, Eugent Bushpepa recently spoke to a radio station about his Eurovision venture. The two weeks in Lisbon were stressful for him as he ended 11th and had to try hard for giving a good performance. He is disappointed because after the contest he expected to sign a good record deal, something which never happened. Wear remember of course that his performance was one of the best in Eurovision 2018.
RTCG reaffirmed its intention to participate in the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest but cannot confirm participation yet. There is also no information how the selection will be made, with the most probable the internal one.
Rock opera singer, Cristina Ramos, expressed her wish to represent Spain in the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest: “Yes, of course. I would love to. Eurovision is one of the biggest shows in the world! And representing my country would be a dream and an honour.”
Four new members have joined the Reference Group this year: Ms. Ayala Misrachi ( KAN/Israel), Mr Reto Peritz (SRF/Switzerland), Mr. Yuval Cohen (Creative Director ESC 2019/Israel) and Ms. Inge van de Weerd (AVROTROS-NOS-NPO/ The Netherlands) and will be thus replacing Ms. Emilie Sickinghe (AVROTROS/ Netherlands), Jan Lagermand Lundme (DR/Denmark) and Zivit Davidovitch (KAN/Israel).
Guy Sebastian, who became the first-ever artist to represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 with Tonight Again, will perform a one-night-only gig in London! Kicking off at 6 pm on Thursday 5th December, with some yet-to-be-announced special guests, Sebastian will grace the Heaven stage to perform his catalogue of hits. (source: escxtra.com)
Few days left for submissions window to close and SBS is calling for more pop songs as they have a big number of ballads. So Aussies, hurry up!
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Changes in national selection announced. The Deputy Director-General of LRT, Gytis Oganauskas, announced that the 2020 national selection will last for six weeks – from early January until mid-February. One song per artist is allowed, jury will be attending the shows but in a separate room watching the performances. Public voting will not be shown during the broadcast but at the end of the show. Submissions due on December 8th.
Following the broadcaster’s confirmation for participation Irish Eurovision team announced they will once again use the method of internal selection for the artist and song.