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19
June
2017

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17
June
2017

Omar Naber vows over lack of press attention in his homeland

SLOVENIA – The 2005 and 2017 Slovenian representative, Omar Naber, slammed the Slovenian press for lack of attention to his work saying through his social media posts that he believes that the press should pay more attention to the Slovenian musicians and singers. He says that he already recorded five albums and he is in the process to record his sixth one and that he will continue working in Slovenia, supporting the music industry of his country. It is hard but it is worth, eh concludes on his Facebook message.

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15
June
2017

The UA:PBC debrief for Eurovision 2017

GENEVA – The Reference Group meeting on June 14th the Ukrainian national broadcaster informed the European Broadcasting Union for the outcome of the aftermath for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.

Deputy Executive Director of the Central Directorate of UA:PBC Pavlo Hrytsak and Deputy Director General Hanna Bychok informed the EBU and also exchanged information with RTP delegation regarding the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.

Executive Supervisor of Eurovision Jon Ola Sand said: “The work on the preparation of Eurovision begins at the moment the country wins the contest. The team from Kyiv, participating in the meeting here in Geneva, conveys its experience and knowledge to the host broadcaster from Portugal. Ukrainian Eurovision team is an important participant of the process, thanks to which the successful experience of Kyiv will be transferred to Portugal”.

Pavlo Hrytsak said: “Eurovision is the largest music show in the world, a big and complex project for every country, and for Ukraine it was a real test for strength, many did not believe that we could cope with it, there were rumours that the contest would be moved to another country and various other rumours. However, despite all the challenges and doubts that we had to face, we coped and managed to make a great show, to accept at a high level 42 delegations of participating countries, thousands of foreign and Ukrainian journalists, fans, to show the world professional Ukrainian hosts and talented artists. I think this is a victory for the country and we were pleased to be recognized by the European Broadcasting Union”.

The EBU seems to be pleased with the organization of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest as they send a letter to the Ukrainian organisers congratulating them for the hard work in a rough time as the national broadcaster had to be replaced by a new one, lot of delays and bureaucratic obstacles.

It’s time now for UA:PBC to end the Eurovision 2017 edition by paying the remaining contracts. There are 142 million UAH remain to be paid from which 44,7 million will be paid off this week. There was no information when and if EBU will return the guarantee of the 15 million Euros to Ukraine.

There is still silence regarding any penalties to either Ukraine and Russia concerning the crisis caused this year basically due to Yulia Samoilova’s ban.

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15
June
2017

Blue Plaque to be unveiled at Brighton Dome by BBC in honour of ABBA’s landmark 1974 Eurovision win

BRIGHTONDOME.ORG REPORTS / UNITED KINGDOM – A Blue Plaque to be unveiled at Brighton Dome honouring music legends Abba is one of 47 announced on June 14th by BBC Local Radio, BBC Asian Network and The British Plaque Trust, commemorating people or places that have influenced the musical landscape across the country.

BBC Sussex’s Blue Plaque, to go on Brighton Dome, will commemorate Abba who launched their career after winning the 19th Eurovision Song Contest for Sweden at the Brighton Dome on 6 April 1974.

The plaque will be unveiled on BBC Music Day (Thursday 15 June) between 6.45pm and 7pm, live on BBC Sussex. Bjorn Again will be performing Waterloo in the Pavilion Gardens shortly after the unveiling and everyone is invited to come down and join in the celebrations.

Each year Brighton Dome plays host to over 600 events spanning music, theatre, dance, comedy, literature, spoken word, visual arts, film and more as well as producing England’s leading and most-progressive mixed-arts celebration, the internationally-acclaimed Brighton Festival. Since becoming a music venue in 1867, Brighton Dome has hosted artists as varied as Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Nina Simone and Beyonce.

Other artists including David Bowie, John Peel and Sandy Denny will receive Blue Plaques in their honour.

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13
June
2017

Yulia Samoilova is getting ready for Eurovision 2018!

RUSSIA – Following her appearance at the Miss CIS 2017 in Yerevan, Armenia, the banned participant of Russia in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, Yulia Samoilova said that she is getting prepared to represent her country in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, as Channel One promised when the crisis between Russia and Ukraine escalated.

This statement comes few days after Philip Kirkorov’s statement that the country is gearing up preparation for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest seeking their representative.

Th contradiction between the two statements is based on the anticipated EBU ruling over the sanctions to Russia, which failed to attend several HoD meetings this year. If Channel One banned from the EBU from the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest then RTR will resume the Eurovision participation and therefore Yulia Samoilova will be out of the picture of potential participants (unless the Kremlin says otherwise).

If Channel One gets only a financial penalty and that ends the story between them and EBU, then Yulia Samoilova is indeed a strong possibility for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.

and the saga continues…

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