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PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 15

Malta 2015: Drop in number of Eurovision entries

TIMESOFMALTA.COM REPORTS – Fewer songs have been submitted than last year for the Malta Eurovision song contest, to be held in November instead of February. Sources in the music industry said the cut-off date for submissions – the end of August – had caught recording studios, authors and composers on the wrong foot. In previous […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 11

Conchita Wurst to perform at the European Parliament

RAPPLER.COM REPORTS – Transvestite Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst will perform in front of the European Parliament building in Brussels on October 8, the bearded Austrian sensation said Thursday, September 11. European lawmaker Ulrike Lunacek, one of five MEPs from 5 different factions who invited Wurst to perform, said that the hour-long concert was part of […]

PHOTO: CHANNEL4.COM September 11

Alex Salmond to fast-track Scotland Eurovision entry if Yes wins

1CLICKNEWS.COM REPORTS – Alex Salmond plans to fast-track Scotland’s entry into the Eurovision Song Contest if the Yes campaign wins. Eurovision organisers have given the green light for Scotland to emerge as an independent rival to the United Kingdom in the competition. In order to join, the new Scottish Broadcasting Service (SBS), which the SNP […]

CONCHITA WURST September 04

Video: Russian politicians fail to shame Conchita Wurst

ADVOCATE.COM REPORTS – Two city councilmen from Murmansk, Russia, are under government investigation for “inciting hatred” after they released a video that features the pair congratulating one another for being “against loudmouths and gays” following a poorly executed digital animation of Eurovision winner and Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst. The video, alllegedly posted by Murmansk […]

RUSSIA PROTEST TO PUTIN September 02

Russia ditches plans for ‘no gays’ Eurovision rival

PINKNEWS.CO.UK REPORTS – Russia has ditched plans to revive the Soviet era Intervision Song Contest as a “family friendy” rival to Eurovision. A revival was hinted at following the victory of Austrian drag artist Conchita Wurst in the Europe-wide contest in May this year, and plans were announced in June. The 2014 contest – which […]

LOREEN September 01

Video: Loreen – Sugar Man

SCANDIPOP.CO.UK REPORTS – The annual Kristallen Gala took place in Sweden last week. A high-brow TV awards show kinda thing. Which had an extra special pop performance take place. By Loreen! She performed her own interpretation of the song ‘Sugar Man’. Originally by Sixto Rodríguez, and the subject of the documentary Searching For Sugar Man, […]

PHOTO: NERIT.GR August 31

EBU questions NERIT’s independence

EKATHIMERINI.COM REPORTS – The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the professional association of national broadcasters, has written to the Greek government to ask for clarifications regarding a change in the way that the supervisory board of the new state radio and TV broadcaster, NERIT, is appointed, which may threaten the organization’s independence. In its letter, which […]

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 […]