Articles by Luka Popovic (Serbia)

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Music and Eurovision fan reporting from Belgrade

Accident for Douwe Bob with a scooter

THE NETHERLANDS – Douwe Bob represented the Netherlands at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Slow Down”. He came 11th in the grand final.The Dutch representative at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, Douwe Bob, has been involved in a scooter accident. While driving in Amsterdam, the young singer collided with a car, leaving him with bruised arms, legs and hips, as well as some scrapes to the face. “I sat on the back of a light moped scooter and then an ... | read the full story here

July 23, 2016 6:51 pm // 0 Comments

Slovenia 2017: RTVSlo kicks off EMA selection

SLOVENIA – Slovenian broadcaster RTV SLO has called on interested artists to apply for its 2017 national selection EMA. Applicants have until November 4 to submit their songs. The application form can be found on a special page on the RTV SLO website. Requirements and regulations are yet to be published, as well as the date of the national selection. Slovenia chose its 2016 Eurovision representative through EMA. Singer ManuElla represented her country with the song “Blue and ... | read the full story here

July 20, 2016 8:59 pm // 0 Comments

Eurostars line up for RIX FM Festival 2016

SWEDEN – A number of Eurostars will take part in Sweden’s RIX FM Festival, which will take place in six different cities throughout August. Those taking part include this year’s Swedish Eurovision representative Frans, the 2015 Eurovision winner and 2016 host Måns Zelmerlöw and the Swedish representative at the 2008 Junior Eurovision Song Contest Molly Sanden. Furthermore, a number of singers who have competed in Sweden’s Melodifestivalen national final will take part. ... | read the full story here

June 12, 2016 3:42 pm // 0 Comments

BHRT faces the exit from the EBU?

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA – Bosnia and Herzegovina could face a similar fate to that of Romania and be disqualified from taking part at the Eurovision Song Contest due to debt amassed by its national broadcaster BHRT. The Bosnian parliament has refused to approve further funds for BHRT, which is partially funded by state and partially by the public through a license fee. However, only some 50% of the public pay the fee. The broadcaster has warned of its impending issue with the EBU. BHRT ... | read the full story here

May 27, 2016 3:07 pm // 1 Comment

Sergey, Dami Im and Jamala win the 2016 Marcel Bezençon Awards

SWEDEN – The 2016 Marcel Bezençon Awards were handed out last night with Eurovision’s top three all being recognised. The press award, given to the best entry as voted on by the accredited media and press, went to Sergey Lazarev from Russia and his entry “You Are the Only One”. The composer award, given to the best and most original composition as voted on by the participating composers, went to Australia’s “Sound of Silence” sung by Dami and composed ... | read the full story here

May 15, 2016 12:56 pm // 0 Comments

May 13 / Eurovision 2016: what the eliminated Eurostars said after the shows

Lidia Isac, Moldova: Good morning my friends! Thank you for being a part of my life during this exciting Eurovision journey. I lived the moment to the full and I had so much pleasure to perform for you, millions of people! It’s a dream came true, a feeling that you can’t describe with words! I love you! Serhat, San Marino: Thank you a lot for all your support and love after yesterday’s performance during the First Semifinal of ESC 2016! Argo, Greece:  To ... | read the full story here

May 13, 2016 9:12 pm // 0 Comments

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