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Articles by Ghassan Al Kaziri (UAE)

About Ghassan Al Kaziri (UAE) (821 Articles)
For many years I was living in Denmark, it was back in 2000 when I met and loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Thousands of miles away from Europe now, I am still a dedicated fan of the contest and proud to be a member of oikotimes.com

Spain 2017: confirmation upon Federico Llano’s resignation for … personal reasons

SPAIN – It is now confirmed that Federico Llano will not be in Kyiv as head of the Spanish delegation. The information confirmed by himself in the portal Bluper. RTVE has not made an official statement but according to the information Mr Llano resigned for personal reasons. This is the aftermath of the controversy the results of the Spanish national final created leading RTVE to give explanations to the authorities and the parliament discussing the issue, damaging for good the image of ... | read the full story here

February 25, 2017 8:23 am // 0 Comments

The Eurovision Telegram with the last information for many countries

CZECH REPUBLIC – Martina Bárta selected internally by the national broadcaster few days ago. Today it was announced that she will perform the song “My Turn” the video clip of which is underway in the filming process. The song penned by a British composer. You can listen to a snippet of it here. MONTENEGRO – Swedish song for Hovig titled “Gravity”. Swedish song for Slavko Kalezić titled “Space” the recording of which took place few days ago in ... | read the full story here

February 21, 2017 9:23 pm // 0 Comments

February 18/19: results from Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Latvia and Portugal

Sweden will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT) will organise the national final Melodifestivalen 2017 in order to select the Swedish entry for the 2017 contest in Kiev, Ukraine. The winning song will compete for Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 to be held in Kiev, Ukraine. Sweden will compete in the first semi-final of Eurovision Song Contest 2017 on the 9th of May and will have to place within the top 10 out of the 18 in ... | read the full story here

February 18, 2017 10:26 pm // 0 Comments

Poland 2017: Kasia Moś to Kyiv

POLAND – Ranked 3rd in the final of the 3rd edition of Polish Must be the music, Moś took part in national preselections for the 3rd time as well. In 2006 with I wanna know and last year singing Addiction she took respectively the 10th and the 6th place. This time, thanks to an intriguing song Flashlight, she won the ticket to Kiev. Third time lucky! (source: eurowizja.org) RESULTS Participants Song Title Jury Public Total Kasia Moś Flashlight 10 9 19 1 Isabell Otrębus-Larsson ... | read the full story here

February 18, 2017 10:23 pm // 0 Comments

Ukrainians keep making huge mistakes; they invited Manel Navarro in second semi final

UKRAINE – Ukrainians are very good into “pissing off” the fans this year. After the chaotic organisation for Eurovision 2017 now they will definitely make Spanish fans furious: they invited the current 2017 Spanish representative, Manel Navarro to perform in the second Ukrainian semi final this week. Really, I have to ask them all over there in Ukraine… do you have web access to read reactions and ... | read the full story here

February 16, 2017 1:12 pm // 1 Comment

February 11/12/13: watch the Super Saturday events

Ukraine will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. In addition to participating in the contest, the Ukrainian broadcaster National Television Company of Ukraine (NTU) will also host the Eurovision Song Contest at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev after winning the competition in 2016 with the song “1944” performed by Jamala. The Ukrainian entry for the 2017 contest will be selected through a national final, which NTU will organise in collaboration with the ... | read the full story here

February 11, 2017 11:40 am // 0 Comments

Belgium 2017: song presentation on early March

BELGIUM – Belgium will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 represented by Blanche. The Belgian entry for the 2017 contest in Kiev, Ukraine will be selected internally, organised by the Walloon broadcaster Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française (RTBF). On 22 November 2016, RTBF announced that the 16 year old singer Ellie Delvaux had been internally selected to represent Belgium in the 2017 Contest. She will compete in Eurovision under her stagename Blanche. She ... | read the full story here

February 9, 2017 10:41 am // 0 Comments

Italy 2017: your guide to this week’s Sanremo Festival

ITALY – Today the 2017 edition of Sanremo Festival begins and it will conclude on Saturday night with the grand final of the show and the announcement of who’s going to represent Italy in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The Sanremo Festival takes place at the Teatro Ariston in Sanremo at 20:30 CET and will be aired live via RAI also via live webcast. Participants Song Title Al Bano Di rose e di spine Elodie Tutta colpa mia Paola Turci Fatti bella per te Samuel Vedrai Fiorella ... | read the full story here

February 7, 2017 3:10 pm // 0 Comments

Germany 2017: five candidates, two songs, one song for Kyiv

GERMANY – Everything is ready for the sold out show of Unser Song 2017, the show through which Germany will decide its participation for the Kyiv Eurovision Song Contest edition. There will be five candidates and two songs only! One of them will be the German entry for Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The songs are titled “Perfect Life” and “Wildfire” an they will be presented to the audience in various arrangements by the five finalists: Yosefin Buohler, Axel ... | read the full story here

February 1, 2017 2:06 pm // 1 Comment

Germany and Sweden prepare the ultimate mobile app use for their national selections

EUROPE – The introduction of mobile app use seem to now storm European national selections. Spain already used the application to get the international voters in the game selecting their wildcard for the national final. Finland is also using an app for the UMK selection. Germany and Sweden are next. In Germany the international fans can have a say. Besides that the fans can see rehearsals and of course the live show. The songs will be available in the app on February 8th and the fans will ... | read the full story here

February 1, 2017 12:11 pm // 0 Comments