EBU offers Channel One in Russia to perform at Eurovision 2017 via satellite

A few minutes ago and after all the sad news which came to light yesterday regarding Russia’s participation at this year’s contest in Ukraine, EBU has now something to offer to its public broadcaster Channel One: the country could still enter at this year’s contest by a satellite connection where Julia Samoylova would be allowed…

Over 25 countries to be announced for Israel Calling 2017 on April 5th!

As it happened last year for their first time ever, we are very pleased to announce that Israel will be holding their Eurovision pre-party «Israel Calling» once again this year! Participants at Eurovision 2017 in Kiev from over 25 nations will gather and «Celebrate Diversity» together in Tel Aviv. Apart from the concert at Tel…

Ukrainian Government bans Julia Samoylova from Eurovision 2017 in Kiev

The news almost took everyone by surprise a few minutes ago despite weeks of several rumors: Russian representative at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Ukraine, Julia Samoylova, has just been barred from entering the country in the course of three years. Thus, she will not be able to compete at the contest in May. The…

Eurovision 2017 ESC+Plus Prediction: Create your top and start voting now!

The 43 entries that will compete this year’s Eurovision Song Contest have been officially presented and submitted! ESC+Plus has launched the annual prediction game where you can vote for your favourites in the Eurovision style. Keep in mind that voting for your own country is not allowed. A total of three polls, including the two…

Italy: Francesco Gabbani releases 3 minute version of Occidentali’s Karma

The current favourite to win this year’s Eurovision has just released the 3-minute version of his song Occidentali’s Karma. Francesco Gabbani will represent Italy in Kyiv after winning Sanremo 2017. The original version of his song, which lasted 3:38 minutes, has now been reduced to the regulation length for Eurovision.  Listen to the Eurovision version…