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Ola Melzig: The Arena needs to be the correct one

SWEDEN – In a recent interview, Ola Melzig, technical director for Eurovision for the past 16 years, has explained the complicated process which makes up the superproduction of Eurovision. In Stockholm, the Globen Arena took centre stage for Eurovision, this was also the site for 2000 and would have been in 2013, except that a World Hockey Championship was taking place and Eurovision was moved to Mälmo. Melzig explained that the Tele2 Arena was not chosen because the bigger the arena, ... | read the full story here

July 21, 2016 10:15 am // 0 Comments

Rumour has it: will Ruth Lorenzo represent Spain again?

SPAIN – Ruth Lorenzo who represented Spain at Eurovision in 2014 has apparently signed to represent Spain once again in 2017. Rumours are circulating that the Spanish singer, who took part in 2014 with the song “Dancing in the Rain” has closed negotiations with TVE to represent Spain at Eurovision in 2017. The rumour is supported by claims made by the former X-factor UK singer in 2014, that she would return to Eurovision in three years time with a performance looking to win ... | read the full story here

July 6, 2016 12:01 am // 0 Comments

María Villalón interested in Eurovision 2017

SPAIN- In a recent interview, María Villalón, the first winner of Spanish X-Factor has said that although her name was mentioned as a possible Eurovision representative this year, she was never approached. However she would be interested in representing Spain at Eurovision should the opportunity arise and has not dismissed possibly taking part next year. María Villalón who previously shared a stage with Barei, who represented Spain in 2016 with the song “Say Yay!”, showed her ... | read the full story here

June 15, 2016 12:16 pm // 2 Comments

Barei unhappy with TVE support

SPAIN – It has only taken a matter of days for TVE and Barei to come to different conclusions with regards to the poor showing at Eurovision 2016. Whereas TVE stated that they were satisfied with the performance by Barei and questioned the voting system, Barei has been quick to give her version of events. Speaking to a Spanish publication, Barei stated that contacting with organisers proved difficult, that there was no direct contact with the Swedish organiser and that everything was done ... | read the full story here

May 21, 2016 7:32 pm // 0 Comments

May 13 / Spain: Barei expresses complaints for organisers

MADRID, SPAIN – In a recent interview Barei has not yet decided what to wear, although the choice is down to three options. One clear item is footwear, as this has been designed exclusively for her and is to be used for the first time in the final, on Saturday. She is frustrated with regards to illumination and the stage production, as, although a detailed explanation was sent 2 months ago, this has still not been completed as was expected. Barei hopes that this is fixed before she takes ... | read the full story here

May 13, 2016 11:49 am // 0 Comments

What happened with the 1996 Spanish jury results?

MADRID, SPAIN – According to a Spanish publication the Jury vote from 1996 was fixed and did not correspond with the original votes given by the Jury on the night. The statement comes alongside commentary stating that there was incredible surprise during the live voting link of how the votes were given, with the Spanish favourite that year being Holland, performed by Franklin and Maxine but when the votes were read out, there was nothing given to Holland. In fact, among those that were ... | read the full story here

April 25, 2016 10:28 pm // 1 Comment

Portuguese national broadcaster changes its mind: Eurovision to be aired!

LISBON, PORTUGAL – RTP has confirmed that after a call from the EBU which offered a unique and much reduced price for coverage, the station will be showing both Eurovision Semi Finals and the Grand Final itself. This year, Portugal will not be taking part but failure to cover the contest would likely mean a further absence in 2017. As it stands, should RTP go ahead and transmit both semifinals and the final itself, it will be able to take part next year. SOURCE: ESC ... | read the full story here

April 15, 2016 9:19 pm // 1 Comment

Listen to the other song Barei submitted to RTVE

Y aquí un trocito de la grabación de baterías!Who plays the drums? En este caso está claro no? Reto en @ROYAL_SOUND pic.twitter.com/64oRywOtXr — BAREI (@BAREI_MUSIC) March 26, 2016 MADRID, SPAIN – It’s clear that a singer goes through many different guises prior to becoming the one that they are remembers for. When Barei presented “Say Yay!” as the song to be presented in Stockholm, she also presented another track, that was ultimately, not chosen. That tune ... | read the full story here

March 28, 2016 4:47 pm // 0 Comments

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