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LOGO TV WILL NOT BROADCAST ESC THIS YEAR

Viacom’s Logo TV will not broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, according to a report from Deadline.

This news means that the contest has lost its home here in the US, having been broadcast by Logo TV for the past three years, since Stockholm 2016.

Our neighbors up north, Canada has secured the rights through OMNI Television, to screen the contest in Tel Aviv next month.

As mentioned, LOGO TV first aired the show in 2016 when Carson Kressley and Michelle Collins commentated the show. 52,000 viewers in the USA watched the show that year.

In 2017, Ru Paul Drag Race’s Ross Mathews and Michelle Visage took over that honor, and managed to attract 64,000 viewers. 74,000 viewers watched the live broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Grand Final from Lisbon, Portugal, with the contest having a share of 0.02%.

American fans here don’t seem to be too upset by the news. Since LOGO TV got the rights of airing the show, all YouTube videos of the live shows from 2016 are block, and are still currently geolocked,  Even more, fans who were not subscribed to LOGO TV, a paid cable channel, were struggling to watch the live stream. 

We have yet to receive any information whether or not any other network will take over from LOGO TV and screen the 2019 show from Tel Aviv. As you may know, Madonna is tipped to perform a couple of songs during the Grand Final, something that should attract many local American viewers.  

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EUROHACK: Europe, welcome to the startup nation!

EUROHACK: Europe, welcome to the startup nation!

For the first time, Israel is calling all developers and startups to develop new ways to access and enjoy the Eurovision song Contest as well as other live broadcasts. The best solutions will be considered for a pilot by KAN and the European Broadcasting Union - and can enter every European household! 

Small town boy and polls favorite is keeping his expectations low

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Duncan Laurence, as you may know, is currently the favorite to win this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. At least according to the polls. Though still early in the game, this time a year ago the polls predicted israel to win the trophy.

Representing his homeland, The Netherlands, Duncan is  in Israel to shoot his postcard, the 40 seconds piece aired before each song.  

In an interview to Israeli host broadcaster, KAN, Duncan is talking about his entry and his rise to fame, from a small town boy who participated at the Dutch version of The Voice, to a big Arcade and this year’s favorite to win in Tel Aviv.  While being aware of and flattered by his chances to win, Duncan is trying to keep the expectations low, and for now talk about the powerful and global message of the song.  

Take a look at the interview to KAN (HE / ENG).  

Meanwhile, Dutch broadcaster has already declared it is ready to host 2020! So will the polls get it right again, similar to 2018, when Netta and Toy were the favorites to win from the moment Toy was released (until Cyprus came out of nowhere in the final days before the Final), or will another favorite rise within the next couple of weeks?

Running order: Israel will perform 14th in the Grand Final

Running order: Israel will perform 14th in the Grand Final

As the Head of all 41 Delegations gather in Tel Aviv for their annual meeting, traditionally two months ahead of Eurovision week, it was just revealed that the Host Country would be 14th in the running order in the Grand Final, basically opening the second half of the show which will include 26 songs. 


This is very strange, very strange. When Lior met Jan Ola

This is very strange, very strange. When Lior met Jan Ola

World renowned mentalist, and Israeli native, Lior Suchard is taking part at the Eurovision Song Contest in May. The news was officially announced earlier this week. While Suchard originally auditioned to be one of the hosts of the show back in October 2018, he didn’t get the job. But the producers of the show still wanted him to be a part of it, and asked him "to create a special, crazy, magical, musical act" for the Grand Finale on May 18th. 

And just this morning,  KAN uploaded this video of when Lior met the Executive Supervisor of the show, EBU Jan Ola Sand.  

Take a look!

Green Room and Semi tickets still available

There are still a few tickets left for all three shows. Green Room seats are available for the final on May 18th (the main arena is sold out for now). There are still a few seats and Golden Ring tickets available for each of the Semis on May 14th and May 16th. 

Prices range from  $97 for the cheapest ticket to each of the Semi Finals, to $554 for the Green Room tickets for the Final on May 18th.

Tickets can be purchased on www.leaan.co.il/eu . 

We strongly recommend purchasing tickets through Leaan.  

See you at Expo Tel Aviv in May. 

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Fan tickets already on sale. Public sales to start any day now. Stay tuned.

Fan tickets already on sale. Public sales to start any day now. Stay tuned.

The 2019 organizers have finally released information on the tickets for the live shows and rehearsals!  Tickets for fans who are part of the OGAE international club have already received a link to purchase their tickets. The public sale itself is supposed to start any day now.