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Music and Eurovision fan reporting from Belgrade

Emin extends career and collaborations with Eurostars

AZERBAIJAN – The Azerbaijani born singer-songwriter Emin, who performed during the interval act at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, will perform with American music legend David Foster. The concert will be aired across the United States in New York (WLIW TV) on December 2 and Miami (WPBT TV) on December 3. Emin is attempting to become the first Russian language singer to make it big in the US music industry and recently released a new album entitled “Love Is A Deadly ... | read the full story here

December 2, 2016 2:38 pm // 0 Comments

Croatia 2017: Jacques Houdek tipped by local press for Kyiv

CROATIA – Croatian singer Jacques Houdek is expected to be selected as his country’s representative for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev. Houdek has attempted to represent Croatia at the contest six times by taking part in the former national selection Dora. His last attempt was in 2011 when he was runner up in the national final. According to media reports, broadcaster HRT is leaning towards sending the 35-year-old singer to Ukraine, however, officially the network says it ... | read the full story here

November 3, 2016 10:49 am // 0 Comments

Serbia 2017: Saša Kovačević indeed a hot favourite for Kyiv?

SERBIA – Serbian media have reported that 31-year-old pop singer Saša Kovačević (one of the artists in our wish-list recently posted on oikotimes.com) is among the favourites to represent the country at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Kovačević is a hugely popular singer in Serbia and has released a number singles and albums including a string of hits this summer. Although broadcaster RTS has made no comments on how it will choose its ESC representative, an internal selection is ... | read the full story here

October 22, 2016 8:25 pm // 0 Comments

Agent receives award by the mental health organisation Mental Helse

NORWAY – The Norwegian representative at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, Agnete Johnsen, has been awarded the Openness Prize by the mental health organisation Mental Helse for speaking up about her mental health issues in public. Following her win in the Norwegian national selection Melodi Grand Prix, Agnete struggled with depression and had a breakdown, forcing her to withdraw from Eurovision-related promotional events, as well as the rehearsals. As she was unable to accept her award ... | read the full story here

October 13, 2016 4:41 pm // 0 Comments

Bojana gets ready for her theatrical début

SERBIA – The 2015 Serbian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest, Bojana Stamenov, has performed at the third annual Gay Pride March in Belgrade last weekend. It was the first time that musical acts took place at the March, which capped off Pride Week in the Serbian capital. Bojana was one of the three performers to take part. It comes in the lead-up to her theatrical début, where she will perform in the musical “The Secret of the Black Hand” together with a cast of seventy ... | read the full story here

September 25, 2016 2:47 am // 0 Comments

Hera, Greta and Lisa meet for Christmas concert

ICELAND – The Icelandic representative at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, Hera Bjork, will hold a Christmas concert in Reykjavik on November 26, with several Eurostars appearing. Past Eurovision representatives who will take part include Greta Salome (Iceland 2010, 2016) and Lisa Angell (France 2015). Speaking on radio, Hera said, “Eurovision might be big and sometimes extravagant, but we, the contestants, we do follow each other, and we do become friends. And I just love meeting ... | read the full story here

September 25, 2016 2:44 am // 0 Comments

Dutch group O’G3NE is ready and waits the official invitation

THE NETHERLANDS – Dutch group O’G3NE who represented the Netherlands at the 2007 Junior Eurovision Song Contest have said they are ready for the main event. The three-member group, made up of sisters Lisa, Amy and Shelly Vol, have said that if they get a call from broadcaster AVRO TROS to represent their country at the Eurovision Song Contest in Ukraine next year they will accept. The broadcaster is yet to comment. DID YOU KNOW? O’G3NE came eleventh with the song “Adem ... | read the full story here

September 2, 2016 10:39 am // 0 Comments

Måns Zelmerlöw plays football for charity

SWEDEN – The winner of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, Måns Zelmerlöw, will play a charity football match with his team made up of members of his live band Zappanone. The seven-member group, known as FC Zappaninhos, played against various local teams in Sweden throughout the summer and will now face a group of TV personalities. The match will be held today at 14.30 in Stockholm. FC Zappaninhos will get support from footballers Magnus Hedman, Thomas Ravelli and Anders Svensson. ... | read the full story here

August 26, 2016 2:46 pm // 0 Comments

Pierre Lizée or Olivier Kaye for Belgium 2017?

BELGIUM – Belgian media are suggesting that broadcaster RTBF will internally select the country’s next Eurovision representatives. Several singers are believed to be of interest including Pierre Lizée and Olivier Kaye. Lizée is the hot favourite, having been a semi-finalist at Belgium’s The Voice talent show this April. The singer mixes pop, rock and hip hop genre and uses an English accent. Pierre released the song “I’m Just A Ghost” prior to his participation ... | read the full story here

August 19, 2016 2:47 pm // 0 Comments

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