THE NETHERLANDS 🇳🇱
Eurovision 1975 winner Getty Kaspers added to line-up Het Grote Songfestivalfeest after public outrage. Talk shows and newspapers called it a scandal, and on social media, the announcement also led to backlash. But the outrage had a result: the festival organisers have finally invited the “Ding A Dong” singer to the show.
JUNIOR EUROVISION 2019 🇵🇱
The Silesian Theatre in Katowice will be the venue for the Opening Ceremony for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The theatre which is the largest in Silesia and opened in 1907, will play hosts to the participants from all 19 participating nations on November 18. The Opening Ceremony will begin at 16:00 local time, with a live broadcast via JuniorEurovision.tv. It has not yet been announced if TVP will be broadcasting the event on television, as has been seen at previous contests.
Back in July, photos emerged of Destiny Chukunyere at the filming of X Factor Malta. Now, as the series gets underway, the former Junior Eurovision winner revealed that she is indeed participating. Her audition is due to air tomorrow. The winner of X Factor Malta will go on to represent Malta in Rotterdam next year.
Natalia Pugacheva Dies At 83. The sad news was broken on Twitter by the head of Udmurtia, Alexander Brechalov. Natalia was loved by fans and press alike, when asked in Baku if she knew that she was the most charming woman in the contest, she is reported to have replied: “I don’t understand what you were talking about, I can be a bad girl sometimes”.
Не стало народной любимицы Пугачевой Натальи Яковлевны, солистки Бурановских бабушек.
Мои соболезнования родным и близким pic.twitter.com/IJxxSXETFI
— Александр Бречалов (@brechalov) October 26, 2019
RTSH has revealed the dates for the next edition of the Albanian song festival. The 58th Festivali i Këngës will take place on December 19th, 20th and 22nd. 20 candidates will compete for three nights to represent Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.