MOLDOVA – The very first Eurovision party is taking place this November in Moldova. On November 14th, the 2017 Moldovan participants Sunstroke Project will welcome: Artsvik (Armenia), Dihaj Skeleton (Azerbajan), Slavko Kalezic (Montenegro), Jowst (Norway), Alex & Ilinca (Romania), Manel Navarro (Spain), Robin Bengtsson (Sweden), Timbelle (Switzerland) at Palatul Național Nicolae Sulac. More information here.
SWEDEN – Melodifestivalen 2018 tickets for the semi finals, second chance and the final in Stockholm will be issued as of October 31st and will be available through livenation.co.uk. So stay tuned for the most anticipated national selection of Europe.
SERBIA – Serbian national broadcaster announced today that submissions deadline extended from October 20th to November 10th without giving a reason. Pesma Evrovizije 2018 is the title of the national selection through which the country will decide its participation for Lisbon.
CYPRUS – George Michaelides, the 2015 Junior Eurovision participant for Cyprus participated in Greece’s Got Talent and you can see the video in the post. He impressed the jury with his dance as he is proven to be one of the best young dancers and all kids loved him back in Malta’s JESC edition. He managed to proceed to the next phase of the show.
MONTENEGRO – After ten years Montenegrin national broadcaster is holding a national final for the selection of their representative to Lisbon’s Eurovision Song Contest edition, titled “Montevizija”. The country who has seen the Grand Final only twice is aiming to something new and fresh. Submitted bids will be evaluated by a jury of five experts and five lucky ones will proceed to the final which is set for February 2018. In the Montevizija final, only the public will decide the winner. Submissions due on November 1st.
SWEDEN – One of the three golden boot boys who brought the 1984 Eurovision trophy to Sweden, Richard Herrey announced he is remarrying his wife celebrating 30 years together. The ceremony will take place in Maldives. It was in July though that Richard Herrey announced that he will be running for Parliament under the Moderate Party in November elections.
SWEDEN – We remain in Sweden and we share with you Loreen’s performance of Jefferson Airplane’s psychedelic rock classic, “White Rabbit”.
ISRAEL – It is already confirmed that talent show “The Next Star” will be the Israeli show through which the country will decide it’s representative for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. The process begins on October 30th and there will be in total 20 weekly episodes. Assi Azar and Rotem Sela will be the program’s hosts accompanied by the jury: Harel Skaat (Israel 2010), Keren Peles, Assaf Amdursky and Static & Ben El Tavori. It is rumoured that KDAM 2011 participant and UK X factor 2013 participant, Chen Aharoni is going to participate in the show. The same applies for Rinat Bar, a 2005 KDAM participant.
PORTUGAL – Salvador Sobral’s sister Luísa, spoke to Brazilian TV and revealed that she is confident for the fully recover of her brother soon. She confirmed that her brother is officially out of intensive care and has prepared a new song for his upcoming album.
EUROPE – Ever wondered what it would be like to have a behind the scenes experience of the world’s most watched TV music contest? What it would be like to bump into and take a selfie with ESC performers as they prepare to hit the stage? Or to meet some of the key people behind the ESC? Wonder no more! For a chance to win a behind the scenes package of VIP tickets including hospitality passes and a backstage tour for you and a friend (we are awarding 2 such packages!), all you have to do is submit a comic drawing inspired by the CountryMeme designs (the funny sphere-shaped country flags depicting 2017 contestants) of our Eurovision CountryMemes collection, which you should design from scratch. The comic can feature any country flags of the countries which participate in the ESC or where the ESC is broadcast, and has to depict a funny ESC-related situation. This can be a real situation that has happened in the past or a fictional situation that you create. The deadline for submitting your works (to firstname.lastname@example.org) is October 29, 2017 and the winners (we will choose 2 winning works) will be announced on November 3, 2017.