Eurovision This Month: October 2018

With just over 200 days until the Grand Final, the slogan of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv has been revealed… Dare to Dream. The slogan was announced by Jon Ola Sand, the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest. Theme artwork to support the slogan and the list of participating countries will be revealed at a later date.

Sad news from Latvia this month. Valters Fridenbergs, who represented Latvia in 2005 with The War Is Not Over as part of the duo Walters & Kasha, passed away aged 30. On behalf of the entire Eurovision Family, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to Valters’ family and friends.

Earlier this month, Australian broadcaster SBS launched the first ever national selection contest to select the artist and song to represent the country in Tel Aviv in May. Songwriters have until Sunday 4 November to submit their songs via

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Tel Aviv announced as the host city for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest!

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The host city for the 64th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest will be Tel Aviv! The contest will take place in the Expo Tel Aviv (International Convention Center), located on the north side of the city.

TOP 10: Most watched in August 2018 – Eurovision Song Contest

Every month we look back at the ten most watched videos on the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube Channel. We combine the views of performance videos and preview videos to find out which songs you have been watching the most.

This month again sees three former participants returning in the TOP 10. Lordi, MaNga and Aysel & Arash return.

Netta’s ‘Toy’ stays, with a big margin, the number one most watched video on the Eurovision YouTube Channel. Eleni Foureira and Mikolas Josef complete the top three.

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