RUSSIA – It is not known when the Russian national broadcaster, Channel One, will reveal the 2017 Eurovision participant but they are neither denying or confirming so far Alexandr Panayotov’s name. There are five acts considered within the broadcaster. If we believe newspaper Moskovskij Komsomolets the announcement will be made in two weeks.
FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA – The national broadcaster of FYR Macedonia has received more than 100 songs for Jana Burčeska, the 2017 representative of the country for Kyiv’s Eurovision Song Contest edition. Submissions closed on December 25th.
ISRAEL – Five more acts proceed to teh next phase of The Star (Rising Star) in Israel the show through which the country will again decide its participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Yonit Zaidenberg – “Hachnisini Tachat Knafech” 85%, Helen Kalandadze – “All About The Bass” 90%, Yona Shabin – “Running” 79%, Yosef Gal – “Boreach Mehakol” 91%, Julietta – “Listen” 72% will proceed to the next phase. You can watch the performances here.