1 FL TV has confirmed to ESCToday that they intend to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The broadcaster has applied for the EBU membership to get their services and, consequently, take part in the biggest European music competition.
1 FL TV gave the following statement to ESCToday:
We have already applied for EBU Membership. We are now undegoing full application process. We plan an Liechtenstein Song Contest for 2018 and the winners will qualify for Eurovision 2019. The actual reason for our decision is that in 2019 Liechtenstein will celebrate 300 years of independent principality.
1 FL TV has already tried to join the European Broadcasting Union in the past. In 2008, they became the first national broadcaster but didn’t intend to enter the EBU because of the lack of budget for the membership.
The broadcaster revealed their plans to apply for the membership in 2009 to take part at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, but they didn’t manage to fulfill the requirements. However, they announced they were going to keep on working to participate in the future, so they have been trying to join Europe’s favourite TV show since then. They seem highly positive about a 2019 participation, will we finally see Liechtenstein competing at Eurovision?
National selection plans to choose 2019 entry:
1 FL TV has also planned a national selection to choose their 2019 song and singer.
The absolute highlight of 300 years will be the participation of Liechtenstein in the Eurovision Contest in 2019. In 2018, 1FL will launch the Liechtenstein Music Contest. Open to any form of music: from classical acapella vocals to singers, pop, rock, country and guggamusic. Limitation max 6 people on stage.
For this, 1FL has started discussions with the EBU, but as Peter Heeb said that will be a big financial challenge for the broadcaster, but you have to see the tremendous opportunity for Liechtenstein.
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Source : ESCToday