Author Archives: Ghassan Al Kaziri (UAE)

HELENA PAPARIZOU June 27

Sanna, Helena & other Eurostars at RIX FM Festival 2014

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Helena Paparizou (Greece 2001, 2005), Sanna Nielsen (Sweden 2014 and 7 times participant in Melodifestivalen) will join forces on August 16th for a great festival in Sweden named “RIX FM Festival”, one of the most prestigious events in the nordic country. Robin Stjenberg, who represented Sweden in 2013 Eurovision Song Contest will […]

ALEXANDER RYBAK June 26

Video: Eurostars perform at Iasi “Eurovision Show”

IASI, ROMANIA – Eurovision stars participated last night in TVR’s “Eurovision Show” in Iasi, Romania, an event to support the city’s bid to become Europe’s Capital of Culture for 2021! Paula and Ovi (Romania 2010, 2014), Ruslana (Ukraine 2004), Alexander Rybak (Norway 2009) attended the event and performed on stage despite the rain in the […]

GIANLUCA BEZZINA June 21

Doctor Bezzina headlines Isle of MTV

VALLETTA, MALTA – Funk Initiative will be opening this year’s Isle of MTV on the Granaries in Floriana on Wednesday after winning the Isle of MTV Battle of the Bands competition. They will be performing their track Paris. The band is made up of three doctors, two engineers and an accounts teacher. One of the […]

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Gallery: Kurt Calleja’s New Video Making Of

VALLETTA, MALTA – Malta’s representative in 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, Kurt Calleja shot recently the video of his new single “Vertigo” (no it’s not the 2007 Maltese entry cover up). The new single will be available soon and Kurt got a great local team to video record the video showing what Malta really is in […]

NORWAY NRK June 18

Norwegian record labels furious with NRK

OSLO, NORWAY – It seems that the Norwegian record labels are furious with NRK and EBU because of a new ruling: EBU wants next year all songs to be part of the official album but also available as singles to download. Sony Music, Warner Music and daWorks are seriously thinking to boycott Melodi Grand Prix, […]

SHAYNE WARD June 06

Shayne Ward interested in #Eurovision 2015

DUBLIN, IRELAND – …and we are interested in him! (OK back to professionalism). Our beloved colleague at EurovisionIreland.net, Garrett Mulhall heard the RTÉ Radio interview of Karl Broderick earlier this week where he said he is interested in participating in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 as stated to the Derek Mooney Radio show. Eurovision song […]

DANA INTERNATIONAL June 05

Dana International presents new song for Tel Aviv Pride

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – We might not have a statement from her regarding Conchita’s victory in the Eurovision Song Contest (at least none of which I am aware of) but 1998 Eurovision winner (and 2011 participant) released new song for the 2014 Tel Aviv Gay Pride set for June 13th. The song is titled “Yeladim […]

FYR MACEDONIA FLAG June 05

MKRTV calls people’s opinion on future participation

SKOPJE, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA – I guess FYR Macedonia had enough of bad results and seems they had enough of Eurovision. What they will do in the future? MKRTV is calling the people to have a say on a survey opened on their official state television website. There are three options for which […]

EDYTA GORNIAK June 05

New releases and video clips this week

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – Greta Salóme who represented Iceland in 2012 Eurovision Song Contest released a brand new song and video titled “Lifnar after við” (Coming Back To Life). VALLETTA, MALTA – Chris & Moira, represented Malta in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest and now they are back with their fourth album titled “Ninety Nights & […]

EUROVISION 2014 SEMIFINAL 2 June 05

EBU responds on specific jury voting

After the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest ended, there were many speculations on the jury votes from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Montenegro and Armenia, the jury votes of which created many speculations and lots of conspiracy theories. EBU’s response on the issue to WiWibloggs.com was: To invalidate a vote, either jury or televoting, is a very serious measure […]

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Watch Gaia’s performance of brand new single (Video)

VALLETTA, MALTA – Junior Eurovision 2013 winner, Gaia Cauchi launched a new single titled “Floating on Air” penned by Elton Zarb, Gillian Attard, Matthew Mercieca, Gaia Cauchi. The song presented for the first time at the Malta International Food Festival in Ħaż-Żabbar

ZIYU HE June 01

EYM 2014: Austria wins that contest too!

COLOGNE, GERMANY – Austrian representative Ziyu He has been crowned the winner of Eurovision Young Musicians 2014! Ziyu was chosen by the five-member professional jury as the winner, after his performance with the violin. Second place was awarded to Slovenian pianist Urban Stanič, whilst Hungary’s cellist Gergely Devich came third. The show was watched by […]

AUSTRIA ORF May 29

Eurovision 2015: New dates under discussion

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – Austrian national broadcaster published the requirements for the venue facilities to host the 60th Eurovision Song Contest revealing at the same time new dates for the next edition of the show. Austrian cities can submit their interest by June 13th and ORF along with the EBU will decide the host city and […]

EUROVISION EBU EUROPEAN BROADCASTING UNION May 27

ORF presents the main Eurovision 2015 team

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – Not only because EBU is in a hurry but also ORF wants to be on time to present a spectacular show for the 60th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 which most likely will take place in Vienna and we are almost sure about this due to the international flight connections […]

FINLAND 2014 ESC UMK LOGO May 26

Finland 2015: UMK without jurors

HELSINKI, FINLAND – New Music Competition 2015 also known as Uuden Musiikin Kilpailun (UMK) will be again the Finnish way to select its entry for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest as YLE already confirmed. YLE is happy with 11th position of Softengine, their upcoming album and summer tour ahead. The changes for UMK 2015 are […]

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ANDORRA NOT RETURNING TO EUROVISION

ANDORRA LA VELLA, ANDORRA – Andorran national broadcaster confirmed that they are not returning in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest although most of us expected them back in 2014 as they marked 10 years from entering the contest for the very first time. Financial reasons prohibit the broadcaster to participate especially since all of their […]

FINLAND 2014 UMK GENERIC May 11

FINLAND CONFIRMS PARTICIPATION AND NF FORMAT

HELSINKI, FINLAND – Finnish national broadcaster confirmed today that the country will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 and that they will use the same format for their national final, meaning that UMK 2015 will be underway very soon. After all Softengine brought the best result for Finland (11th) since their victory back in […]

EUROVISION 2014 FINAL RESULTS May 11

GEORGIAN JURY DECLARED INVALID

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – The European Broadcasting Union and DIGAME officially declared Georgian jury votes as invalid as there were mistakes in the way the jurors cast they votes. EBU’s message on Google+ was: Some information about tonight’s voting: the Georgian jury results for the Grand Final were declared invalid. Therefore, the televoting results applied.