Europe Online Contest 06
Europe Online Contest 06, often referred to as EOC 06, will be the sixth edition of the Europe Online Contest. The contest will be hosted in Germany, as the country was the winning country of the fifth edition with the song "Tu Cintura" performed by Álvaro Soler.
For now, forty one countries participate in the edition. The edition will see the return of Romania. On the other hand, the edition has three debuts: Latvia, Montenegro, Bulgaria and Armenia
The Barclaycard Arena (originally known as the Color Line Arena and formerly known as O2 World Hamburg) is a multipurpose arena in Hamburg, Germany. It opened in 2002 and can hold up to 16,000 people (13,800 or 12,947 for sporting events). It is located at Altona Volkspark, adjacent to the football stadium Volksparkstadion and the new Volksbank Arena in Hamburg's western Bahrenfeld district.
The arena is primarily used for pop/rock concerts and was the home of handball club HSV Hamburg and ice hockey side Hamburg Freezers until both teams folded in 2016. The Barclaycard Arena is among the most modern venues in Europe.
Lena Johanna Gercke (born 29 February 1988) is a German fashion model and television host. She won the first cycle of Germany's Next Topmodel and is the host of Austria's Next Topmodel (cycles 1-4).
Thore Schölermann (born 26 September 1984 in Iserlohn, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German actor and television host.
In 2012, it was announced that Schölermann would take over hosting duties for The Voice of Germany from previous host Stefan Gödde. It was originally planned that his new work wouldn't affect Schölermann's work on Verbotene Liebe. However, his screen time got reduced and he then vacated the role on December 7, 2012 with Christian taking a job abroad. Online rumors indicated that Schölermann would return to the soap opera in early 2013, when the season finale of The Voice of Germany aired.
Europe Online Contest 06
Deadline to confirm participation: 23rd August 2018
Semi-Final allocation draw: 25th August 2018 (19:00 CET)
Deadline to send your song: 30th August 2018 (19:00 CET)
Running order announcement (Semi-final): 1st September 2018 (19:00 CET)
Semi-Final 1 (voting period): 4th September 2018 - 18th September 2018
Semi-Final 1: 18th September 2018 (20:00 CET)
Semi-Final 2 (voting period): 6th September 2018 - 20th September 2018
Semi-Final 2: 20th September 2018 (20:00 CET)
Running order announcement (Grand Final): 21st September 2018 (19:00 CET)
Grand Final (voting period): 21st September 2018 - 6th October 2018
Grand Final: 6th October 2018
Debuting countries: Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Latvia, Montenegro
Returning countries: Romania
Withdrawing countries: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Israel, FYR Macedonia.
■ Confirmed countries
■ Countries that participated in the past but not this edition