THE NETHERLANDS 🇳🇱
The Dutch Eurovision prince, Cornald Maas is working on a documentary regarding the victory of Duncan Laurence in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Speaking to local press he stated: “I will try to answer how The Netherlands succeeded after years in which nobody in the Netherlands seemed to have faith in The Netherlands at Eurovision, although every year we came a bit closer to a victory. Thanks to Duncan Laurence, we finally won. I will outline the dark days where ended up at the beginning of this century, but I will also cover the turning point that Anouk started back in 2013.”
Information published by AFTONBLADET portal, claiming that Carola will participate in the 2020 edition of MELODIFESTIVALEN with a song based on her Christian faith, was heavily denied by the singer herself. She clarifies through her social media account that although she got many proposals there is no available time to deal with the event this season.
THE NETHERLANDS 🇳🇱
The Eurovision in Concert team have revealed the hosts for next year’s edition, which is the 12th one already, and they are Cornald Maas and Edsilia Rombley!
Eurovision in Concert 2020 will be hosted by Cornald Maas and Edsilia Rombley! Roll on, April 4! 😉#eurovisioninconcert #EiC2020 #eurovision #songfestival #amsterdam #afaslive #cornaldmaas #edsiliarombley pic.twitter.com/5bjUQNWrKY
— EurovisionInConcert (@ESCinConcert) October 18, 2019
The countdown has begun for Sanremo Giovani with a new record to reward the artistic director Amadeus’ decision to bring the category Nuove Proposte to the renowned Sanremo festival. 842 stakeholders expressed their desire to participate in this category. 163 more proposals than last year were submitted to the music committee, with the increase reaching 24%. Specifically, there are 743 singers (420 men and 323 women) and 99 groups. From the Italian South most of the applications (365, corresponding to 43.35%), the North follows with 299 (35.51%), while the Center will have 167 representatives at the big celebration of Italian song (19.83%). ). The Italians abroad will also be represented with 11 competitors competing for the gold in the final 60h.
For 2020 things are a bit different, as this year they will have the opportunity and unknown to the general public to register through EMA FREŠ. The purpose of this new concept is to keep young artists from being overshadowed by what they already know, but also to give them the opportunity to be heard. EMA FREŠ is an online competition open to Slovenian artists under the age of 26 who have not released more than three songs before. Interested artists sent a one-minute video of their interpretation by September 19th. A jury of experts has decided on the 18 best entries, which will be made public on the RTV.SLO website on November 4. Almost 2 entries will be made public each day. Then for 5 weeks, the public will be able to vote for their favourites online. The competition will include many rounds, such as picking the winner of each day and then the winner of the week, until the big winner to compete at Core 2020!
JUNIOR EUROVISION 2019 🇵🇱
TVP has announced that the postcards for the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Gilwice, have been filmed. Filming has taken place across Silesia for the postcards that will be shown before each performance at Junior Eurovision 2019. A total of twenty videos have been filmed by the crew from TVP, this includes nineteen postcards and the video that will open the contest.
The 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest is set to be broadcast in thirty-seven cinemas across Spain. The list of cities in which the broadcast will be available in at least one Cinesa cinema are: A Coruña, Barcelona, Castellón de la Plana, Guipúzcoa, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Madrid, Málaga, Marratxí – Mallorca, Murcia, Ovideo, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Valencia, Valladolid, Vizcaya, Zaragoza.
Iceland’s state broadcaster said this afternoon that it had received a total of 157 songs for Söngvakeppnin 2020, the country’s national final for the Eurovision 2020 festival. , representative of RÚV, to ensure that the increase was due to the success of the Hatari in Tel Aviv. Ten candidates will be qualified for the semifinals, each gala will feature 5 songs. The two most voted in each of the semifinals, which will take place on 8 and 15 February at the Háskólabíó Conference Hall in Reykavík, will win the Grand Final qualification, and RÚV reserves the right to choose one of the unsuccessful wildcard songs. In the Grand Final, scheduled for February 29 at Laugardalshöll in Reykjavík, candidates are expected to present the songs in the language they intend to perform at the Eurovision Festival, while in the semifinals the interpretation of the Icelandic version of the songs is mandatory.