Spanish national broadcaster announced there will be a new season of OT and calls for participants to apply. Though RTVE has not announced if OT 2020 will be related to the Eurovision 2020 participation with lots of fans not really eager to see another one catastrophe.
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L1 Limburg approached the Eurovision winner to talk and gave him a ‘Maastricht Douze Points‘ t-shirt. Duncan accepted the gift and thanked the journalist but said that he prefers to see Eurovision 2020 held in Rotterdam! Precisely Duncan stated to L1 Limburg: “My preference is for the city near where I come from and that is Rotterdam… Sorry Maastricht!”
Backstage video of Loic Nottet for the making of “29” the new song by the Belgian Eurovision entrant.
Luca Hanni is getting ready for Athens but success can’t wait: Just this week he received a(nother) recognition: the “Radio Pilatus His 600” award! The prize goes to the most listened song in central Switzerland. At its 12th edition, it is only the fourth time that a Swiss entry wins it. In 2012, DJ Antoine got it for his Ma chérie, and more recently the Bernese rap duo Lo & Leduc was awarded it in 2015 for Jung verdammt and again in 2018 for “079“.
Leea Nanos made her impact at the Australian national selection this year. Leea is now heading to Greece (or at least she wishes for it). She calls for ERT to select her for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest edition. Recently she stated: “I would be honoured to represent Greece for Eurovision 2020, to have the chance to represent Australia this year was a dream! My family are from Greece and so am I. My yia yia is currently unwell and I really want to do it for her. Would be unreal and I’m so grateful.”
FORTA is applying for EBU membership, which would pave the way for the likes of Catalonia, Asturias or the Basque Country to participate in Eurovision events
Eurovision and MelFest favourites take to the Skansen stage!
Show One, 25th June: Carola, John Lundvik
Show Two, 2nd July: Molly Hammar, Owe Thörnqvist
Show Three, 9th July: Benjamin Ingrosso & Felix Sandman
Show Four, 16th July: Ann-Louise Hanson, Bishara, Molly Sandén
Show Six, 23rd July: Orup
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Duncan Laurence will perform with a concert in Poland. The winner of Eurovision 2019 will play in the Warsaw club “Promixa” in November. The audience will hear, among others his Eurovision Arcade hit. A few weeks ago, Duncan Laurence flew to Poland for the first time, including a promotional tour around Europe. In an interview for Eurowizja.org, he confirmed that he would appear in front of the Polish audience soon, but then he did not want to disclose details.