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PHOTO: KURT PARIS PHOTOGRAPHY August 22

Maltese entry for JESC 2014 revealed

VALLETTA, MALTA – The Maltese song for this year’s Junior Eurovision has been finalised. This is the first time in Malta’s Eurovision history that a Maltese performer will be competing on home ground; consequently, the local anticipation for the song is greater than ever. The song is to be sung entirely in English. It is […]

CONCHITA WURST August 21

Starting to become a bit boring: Karl Lagerfeld shoots Eurovision winner

INDIPENDET.CO.UK REPORTS – Karl Lagerfeld shot a series of portraits for an editorial entitled “The New Normal” featuring Austrian singer Conchita Wurst and pregnant model Ashleigh Good. The legendary creative director of Chanel, Fendi and his own label shot the drag queen sensation for CR Fashion Book, the fashion magazine of his friend and former […]

PHOTO: WONDERFUL COPENHAGEN August 20

CEO of Wonderful Copenhagen resigns

POLITIKEN / DR.DK REPORT – Following heavy criticism of the tourism organisation Wonderful Copenhagen, particularly after the Eurovision Song Contest in May brought losses to the city of DKK 58 million (€7.78 million), the body’s chief executive Mikkel Metz Mørch is to resign. The event cost around DKK 112 million to stage – three times […]

WILLIAM MANGION August 18

Now that’s a well paid job!

MALTATODAY.COM.MT REPORTS – Eurovision singer William Mangion is being paid €19,582 each year under the contract he has with the government to ‘coordinate the promotion of local bands’. The Ministry for Justice and Culture signed the contract with the singer last year, soon after Labour’s election victory. The ministry said the scale is “an equivalent […]

CLIFF RICHARDS August 14

Sir Cliff Richard under investigation over sex claim

SOUTH YORKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM – Sir Cliff Richard’s Berkshire home is being searched by police investigating allegations of historic sexual abuse. Officers from South Yorkshire Police issued a statement confirming that a property in the Sunningdale area of Berkshire was being searched. The investigation is not believed to be connected with Operation Yewtree, the inquiry […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU August 14

Listen / Gallery: Carl Espen – Holding On

OSLO, NORWAY – This year’s Norwegian Eurovision representative Carl Espen yesterday released the follow-up single to his Eurovision song ‘Silent Storm’. It’s ‘Holding On’. If you liked what came before, then you should well like what’s followed too. It’s another emotional ballad. Although not quite as delicate and haunting as ‘Silent Storm’. That’s probably a […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU August 13

Ireland 2015: New format for Eurosong

DUBLIN, IRELAND – Former Westlife star Nicky Byrne looks set to be the new host of Eurosong. RTE bosses are in talks to bring back The Hit next year – and use it as the way of selecting our Eurovision entry. Montrose are understood to want to scrap the Late Late Show selection process after […]

DAVID BISBAL & EMMA MARRONE August 07

Listen: David Bisbal & Emma Marrone team up

POPCOCKER.WORDPRESS.COM REPORTS – Spanish super star David Bisbal has teamed up with Italian superstar Emma Marrone for a brand new upbeat Spanish single which is guaranteed of latin influences. ‘Hombre De Tu Vida’ marks the first international single on which Emma is featured. The Italian singer recently invited Bisbal onto her sold out Limited Edition […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU August 06

Eurovision 2015: it’s Vienna & Wiener Stadthalle

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – The choice was approved by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU/EUROVISION) and the Reference Group, the contest’s governing body on behalf of the participating public broadcasters. HOST CITY “Vienna is the city of music and arts in the heart of Europe. Together we will do everything to assure a successful 60th Eurovision Song […]

PHOTO: SCANPIX August 04

‘Copenhagen City not responsible for the deficit’

CPHPOST.DK REPORTS – As the bill for the Eurovision Song Contest staged in Copenhagen last May continue to rise, Frank Jensen, Copenhagen’s mayor, said that the city is not going to foot the bill. “The city of Copenhagen is not responsible for the deficit,” Jensen wrote in a statement. “It is a matter for Region […]

ISRAEL IBA August 02

Israel shuts down national broadcaster

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – Knesset approves new Public Broadcasting Law, which includes complete overhaul of public broadcast in Israel “We don’t want to destroy anything, only to build something new,” says reform committee head MK Karin Alharar. The Knesset on Tuesday voted in favor of the bill to overhaul public broadcasting in Israel and replace […]

JULIO IGLESIAS & ANTONIS REMOS August 02

Video: Julio Iglesias amazes the island of winds

MYKONOS, GREECE – A glamorous evening (with tickets up to 1,000 Euros) filled with music took place Wednesday night in Mykonos. Greek singer Antonis Remos sang with world-famous Julio Iglesias in a special event attended by many Greek celebrities in the most cosmopolitan island in Greece. The beach of Psarou – that was transformed to […]

EUROVISION GENERIC LOGO 2015 August 01

Gallery: Eurovision logo gets a 10 year make over

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – As the Eurovision Song Contest is heading for its 60th anniversary in 2015, the EBU is presenting a revamped version of the logo. The evolution comes 10 years after the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) launched a generic logo for the competition, back in 2004. “We conducted extensive research amongst the participating broadcasters, […]

EUROVISION 2013 GENERIC 16 August 01

Spectrum debate threatens World Cup and Eurovision Song Contest

DTG.CO.UK REPORTS – In an exclusive interview with EurActiv, Simon Fell, Director of Technology and Innovation for the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) said that the change in radio frequencies for mobile operators could hit major spectacles like the Eurovision Song Contest and the World Cup. As part of Pascal Lamy’s high level group on the […]

RUSSIA FANS July 26

Russia launches her own straight Eurovision!

NEWSWEEK.COM REPORTS – When Conchita Wurst raised her microphone-shaped winner’s trophy at the Eurovision Song Contest in May, she smashed through a lavender ceiling. Boy George described her victory as “a vote for gay solidarity”. Lady Gaga tweeted that Wurst, “slayed with her beautiful vocals and message of freedom and equality”. Cher called her “fascinating”, […]

Mike Brown/Reuters July 23

Eurovision winner Dana Scallon ‘covered up sexual abuse by brother’

THEGUARDIAN.COM REPORTS – The Eurovision song contest winner and former Irish presidential candidate Dana Scallon covered up her brother’s sexual abuse of two underage girls for decades, a court has heard. John Brown, 60, is accused of five counts of indecent assault against two girls under the ages of 13 and 16 at different times […]

EUROVISION 2014 GENERIC 05 July 21

Eurovision organisers faced with potential multi-million kroner fine

ICENEWS.IS REPORTS – The organiser’s of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Denmark, Projektselskabet, could be facing a 10m euro fine because it found subcontractors for the event without making requests for tender. Copenhagen University law professor Sune Troels Poulsen said this was a clear indication that Projektselskabet breached the rules and acted against the […]

CONCHITA WURST July 19

Conchita joins Manchester Pride 2014 after Mykonos

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM – Eurovision sensation Conchita Wurst is set to headline this year’s Manchester Pride Big Weekend festival. The Austrian drag artist, who won this year’s contest in Compenhagen, will perform at the festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend. All Saints, Foxes and Anastacia are among the other musical acts who will take […]

SANNA NIELSEN July 16

Eurostar perform at Princess Victoria’s birthday celebrations

ÖLAND, SWEDEN – Crown Princess Victoria turned 37 on Monday, and the entire royal family gathered on the island of Öland for the occasion which also marked the royal debut of Prince Carl Philip’s fiancée Sofia Hellqvist. Victoria Day was originally conceived as an opportunity to give an award for major Swedish sporting achievements. Today, […]