Eurovision.TV http://www.eurovision.tv/rss/feed The official website of the Eurovision Song Contest, featuring the latest news, photos, videos, information about the contestants, the show, the contest's rich history and more. en-uk copyright: 2014 EBU/EUR Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:34:10 +0200 Dates and rules from Moldova 94b5d31f8ad967a1de34f7184c2b84fd http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=dates_and_rules_from_moldova <p>This year, the Moldovan broadcaster TRM decided to go international and welcomes all international artists to apply for their national final to be held on the 28th of February.</p> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:44:55 +0200 Ireland returns to an open selection for 2015 e5b90d862a42851840339e8ea84d85cc http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=ireland_returns_to_an_open_selection_for_2015 <p>The Irish broadcaster&nbsp;RT&Eacute; has announced today that they are now looking for song submissions to represent the country in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.&nbsp;The public are invited to submit &nbsp;their entries with a song and performer(s). They can also suggest how the song should be presented on stage. A judging panel from&nbsp;RT&Eacute; will select a shortlist from the entries received.</p> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:33:55 +0200 Do you have a perfect song for Iceland? bc6301aec042d71121c74d444fd79c39 http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=do_you_have_a_perfect_song_for_iceland <p>Do you have a perfect song for Iceland? Do you meet the rules criteria for participation? Then wait no more and submit your song as the call for entries is already open and the deadline is the 20th of October.</p> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:32:10 +0200 BBC launches open selection for 2015 British entry eb522af57b23d6e6fe41488a652fd9ba http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=bbc_launches_open_selection_for_2015_british_entry <p>Writing a blog on the BBC Eurovision website, Executive Producer and Head of Delegation for the United Kingdom, Guy Freeman, has launched a revamped selection process for 2015, by announcing that publically submitted entries will be accepted for the first time since 2008.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 23:27:10 +0200 The 20 songs through to the Maltese semi final 7c1fb6610118978baf1b694e683d9478 http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=the_20_songs_through_to_the_maltese_semi_final <p>PBS in Malta have announced on the television show&nbsp;<strong>Xarabank</strong><em>&nbsp;</em>the 20 songs which have reached the semi final stage of the contest to represent Malta in next year's Eurovision Song Contest. Last weeki t was announced that 134 songs had been submitted in total, and those were reduced down to 48 for the next phase of the competition. Now the 20 songs that have reached the semi-final have been revealed, and an extract of each song was shown. As always there are a few familiar names amongst the line-up.</p> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 23:20:25 +0200 Italy back to Sanremo selection 489245e5efd095b41a99bed8992cfbc5 http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=italy_back_to_sanremo_selection <p>The Sanremo Festival was organized for the first time in 1951 and was the main inspiration for the Eurovision Song Contest five years later. Many Sanremo winners went on to represent Italy in Eurovision and, as its rules state, this might be the case in 2015 again.</p> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:49:33 +0200 Hungary: A Dal 2015 open for submissions a9d416411908684d1bd1ce45fd6413e2 http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=hungary_a_dal_2015_open_for_submissions <p>A Dal, the national selection in Hungary, has been a real success story both in terms of viewing figures and results in the subsequent Eurovision Song Contest. Thus, it's no surprise that Hungarian public broadcaster MTV and MTVA have decided to continue using the very same mode also in 2015.</p> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:13:17 +0200 Star-studded line-up in Iberian Eurovision meeting e6f60e05203e42e1f3c385695348805c http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=star-studded_line-up_in_iberian_eurovision_meeting <p>Next Saturday 4th of October the first meeting between the Eurovision Song Contest fan clubs (OGAE) of Spain and Portugal will take place in Madrid. The date will be held at the Theater in Sanchinarro and it will feature six strong acts that have participated in the contest over the years.</p> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:53:51 +0200 Four shows to select Austrian entry 374dc8884a1811ffde5839c7164f6f30 http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=115593&_t=four_shows_to_select_austrian_entry <p>Following Conchita Wurst's victory in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, host broadcaster ORF is taking care to be represented by a high-quality act on home ground in 2015: Four prime time shows will be broadcast in order to select the Austrian entry, with some of the country's most successful musicians involved in the process.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0200 Sweden's Melodifestivalen dates, changes and presenters announced‏ 38d811299b76ac5aac2f1e8f20e4c1ed http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=a_bigger_final_for_swedens_melodifestivalen <p>Reducing the number of participants, having more songs in the final and limit the number of votes per telephone. These are the news in the rules of&nbsp;<em>Melodifestivalen</em>, Sweden's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, which will choose its entry for Vienna on March 14th in Stockholm's Friends Arena.</p> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:25:21 +0200