UKRAINE – The rock band Yurcash announced they are submitting a song for the Ukrainian national selection. Yurko (Yuri Yurchenko) and his band Юркеш (Yurcash) announced the news during a press conference although they are currently participating in the 8th season of X-Factor. You might remember them from their participation in the 2005 Ukrainian nationalselection with the song “Together we are many” and came third. Also the duet KAZKA announced their participation in the national selection with the song “Dyva” (Wonders). The alternative duo is consisted of Sasga and Nikita. Get to know them a bit from their music, below.
UNITED KINGDOM – BBC, ITV or S4C? This is the question of the JESC fans and followers since the news broke. The UK will attend the meeting in Minsk regarding the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest as BTRC announced. Brining back the UK will be the great asset of the Belarusian organisation to be honest. ITV has been the broadcaster participating in the 2003, 2004, 2005 Junior Eurovision Song Contest editions and they also aired The Voice Kids UK last summer. BBC seems out of the question and S4C was interested in participating in the 2008 JESC edition in Cyprus.
HUNGARY – Speaking to the press, A DAL 2018 jury member Mező Misi (lead singer of Magna Cum Laude band stated: “I don’t plan my life in advance and most of all I listen to my heart rather my mind. Sometimes a critique may be rough, but I do not intend to offend anyone. I just tell you what I like or dislike.” Károly Frenreisz and Miklós Both, as well as newcomer to the panel, Judit Schell conclude the jury members.
PORTUGAL – CNN has included Lisbon in the 18 top destinations for travellers in 2018 mentioning of course that the country is hosting the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, a great advertisement for the country especially with the dates of the event mentioned.
MALTA – In a recent fan site interview, MESC 2018 participant Jasmine Abela said that her song for the Maltese national selection is the one she submitted last year and it titled “Supernovas”. “If she wins the ticket to Lisbon is up to the public that will be assessing every act, but if I were to do so, I would do my best to represent Malta in the best possible way with hard work, determination and good ethics”, she said to escbubble.com
FRANCE – Clément Bighelli aka Sweem is the next participant announced for the French national selection. He will sing the song “Swim”. In 2017 he released his debut EP Un matin d’hiver, and last month he released his new single “La baie d’Agonda” which you can see below.