Bulgaria’s new state-run Bulgarian National Television (BNT) administration, which will be elected in elections on July 5, will be responsible for deciding whether the country will compete in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest JESC and the 2020 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC). The announcement was made on Twitter, the official account of BNT Eurovision.
In response to various questions. A decision about #Eurovision 2020 and #JESC2019 will be taken by the new management of the broadcaster which will be elected during the extraordinary elections for DG of BNT on 5.07.2019. pic.twitter.com/HvW4nVqq0F
— BNT Eurovision Bulgaria 🇧🇬 (@bg_eurovision) May 23, 2019
John Lundvik, Sweden’s representative at the Eurovision 2019 Festival, ruled out a new appearance at Melodifestivalen, the Swedish national final for the international competition:
“I do not intend to return to Melodifestivalen as an interpreter. As a composer yes, but as an interpreter, just as it happened now, no, “the singer told the Swedish press, stressing that participation in Tel Aviv may have been” a window of opportunity “for the European market:” A window has been opened for Europe and now I have a new EP to promote. being on tour with The Mamas and I’m really looking forward to the summer. ”
Anti-capitalist anarcho-technoclash BDSM enfants terribles Hatari were apparently up to a lot more than Eurovision while in Israel. A new single and video called Klefi/Samed (صامد) has just been released, featuring both Hatari and queer Palestinian musician Bashar Murad. Living in East Jerusalem, Murad has been generating considerable international attention for his hard-hitting lyrical content, touching on topics such as gender expression, politics, and the liberation of Palestine. Judging by the surroundings of the video, it is apparent that it was shot in Palestine itself. Hatari paid a visit to Hebron while in the region for the Eurovision Song Contest, and drew criticism from Eurovision organisers for commenting to the press about the “apartheid” they personally witnessed in Palestine. The song itself, both musically and lyrically, is a rallying call of freedom and liberation. Best enjoyed at high volume.
The results of the Russian version of the talent show ‘The Voice Kids’ were canceled after thousands of fraudulent votes were detected in Mikella Abramova. The 10-year-old singer, daughter of singer Alsou, a Russian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 and host of 2009, and the billionaire Yan Abromov, won the competition with 56.5% of the votes, raising a lot of suspicion. State broadcaster Channel One hired a cyber security company to evaluate the results, finding an “outside ballot” with more than 8,000 text messages to be sent from 300 phone numbers during the vote. In a statement, the company also said that sequential telephone numbers were used to send the votes.
Following Katerine Duska’s denial in Tel Aviv where he finished 21st and equaled the country’s worst ever result in the Grand Final, many Greek Europhans used social networks to call for a new participation by Sakis Rouvas, a singer who Greece at the Eurovision Festival of 2004 and 2009.
“I will not return to the Eurovision Song Contest, but it was the best thing I did in the same career,” he said, praising performances by Tamta and Katerina Duska in Tel Aviv. Cyprus and Greece, respectively, “They were spotless on stage.”
Asked about the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, Miki Nunez was immediate: “It’s crazy. They would tell us that they would arrive at 4:37 pm for the rehearsal and, at that moment, they were there. The audience and the jury of the Eurovision Festival must live in parallel worlds. I do not understand how the jury gives us only 1 and the audience puts us in 14th place. People were telling me we were in the top3 or the top 10.” Miki recalled the “good and less good” feedback from people as well, revealing plans for “some projects” with representatives from Norway, Belgium and the Czech Republic.
UNITED KINGDOM 🇬🇧
Last year British Singer-Songwriter James Blunt said: “England never wins and I’m really just waiting for them to call me because I’m here to fix this”. A year later he states: “I think we wouldn’t be doing ourselves any favours by getting me on the stage, but there aren’t many benefits to leaving Europe with Brexit, are they? Surely if we’re out of Europe, we’re out of Eurovision. So this could be the one bonus we’ve been looking for! That could unite the country and then we could start a new Eurovision called Britvision, so look on the bright side” Very “logical” isn’t it?
🇺🇸 Annet Artani dressed as Wonder Woman performed at a concert with Citizens Protest Band last night in New York. another appearance will soon follow in a big festival where the band and Annet will be guest performers. The concert is a protest against Trump administration and policy.