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Music and Eurovision fan reporting from Belgrade

Jamala in Slovenia, Alma and Kasia Moś in Ukraine

SLOVENIA – Two national finals are taking place in the next two days with several Eurostars set to perform. In Slovenia, the 2016 Eurovision winner Jamala will sing her winning “1944” entry during the interval of the national selection EMA on Friday. The show will feature eight singers who will battle it out for a ticket to Kiev. UKRAINE – Meanwhile, in the host nation Ukraine, both the French and Polish representatives will be taking part in the show by performing ... | read the full story here

February 24, 2017 5:13 am // 0 Comments

Croatia 2017: song title for Jacques Houdek revealed

CROATIA – Croatian representative at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, Jacques Houdek, will represent his country with the song entitled “My friend”. In a statement the singer said, “Like with all of my songs, I want to share the feeling of togetherness, friendship and the celebration of diversity through my Eurovision entry as well”. Croatian broadcaster HRT has launched a social media campaign titled #beMyfriend in order to promote the song. “We are ... | read the full story here

February 20, 2017 2:41 pm // 0 Comments

Montenegro 2017: sexy Slavko Kalezić in Stockholm for his Eurovision entry

MONTENEGRO – The Montenegrin representative at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, Slavko Kalezić, has recorded the vocals for his entry “Space”, which was produced and arranged by the Swedish-based team comprising of Stefan Örn, Jovan Radomir and Johan Kronlund, all of which are well known in Eurovision circles. Örn composed the winning 2012 Eurovision song “Running Scared”, Kronlund has written three other Azeri entries, while Radomir is known for his presenting ... | read the full story here

February 19, 2017 3:31 pm // 0 Comments

Moldova 2017: after a third withdrawal, the running order revealed

MOLDAVIA – Boris Covali, one of the semi finalists of Moldova’s national Eurovision selection, O melodie pentru Europa, has withdrawn. He becomes the third person to have decided to opt-out of the selection. Broadcaster TRM said Boris requested to do so due to “personal reasons”. He was to perform “Calator” (Traveller) Singer Liuba Doga will replace Boris with the song “One Thought Away”. Previously, Constantin Cobilean withdrew after it was ... | read the full story here

February 15, 2017 2:28 pm // 0 Comments

Tom Neuwirth to kill Conchita Wurst?

AUSTRIA – Tom Neuwirth, the man behind Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst, has announced he will kill of his drag act upon the release of her second album later this year. Speaking to “Die Welt am Sonntag”, Tom said he has achieved all he can with the Conchita character and that it is time to move on. “I feel like I want to create a new persona. Maybe not even me. But with the bearded lady, I have achieved everything since the Song Contest victory. I don’t need her ... | read the full story here

February 14, 2017 4:58 pm // 0 Comments

Moscow party date and information revealed

RUSSIA – The Moscow Eurovision Party will take place on April 21 at the Vegas City Hall in Moscow. Ticket sales for the annual event, being staged for the eighth year, are expected to start this month. This year, the Moscow Eurovision Party will be streamed live on the Internet for the first time and viewers will be able to vote via SMS for their favourite songs performed at the party. Last year, Russian entrant Sergey Lazarev performed his entry “You Are the Only One” live for the ... | read the full story here

February 12, 2017 1:34 pm // 0 Comments

Latvia 2017: problem with the votes from Spotify?

LATVIA – The national broadcaster of Latvia, LTV, has said it is investigating possible attempts of manipulating Spotify streaming data as part of its Eurovision national selection process. LTV has noted a big spike in listeners for a number of artists from certain regions, which it deems as “surprising”. National selection Supernova 2017 has joined forces with Spotify and will determine the winner by taking into account music consumption data. “Our colleagues from ... | read the full story here

February 4, 2017 10:51 pm // 0 Comments

Poland 2017: new date for Krajowe Eliminacje

POLAND – Polish broadcaster TVP has extended the deadline for the submission of entries for the country’s national selection until February 10. Initially, the deadline was set for January 20. As a result, the Krajowe Eliminacje 2017 national selection will be held on February 18. “Polish Television is pleased to announce that due to great interest from artists who want to take part in the National Selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, the deadline for applications is ... | read the full story here

January 29, 2017 3:46 pm // 0 Comments

Did you know? Sam Bailey claims she was offered to represent UK in 2003!

UNITED KINGDOM – Winner of the UK’a talent show the X Factor in 2013, Sam Bailey, says she was offered a song to represent her country at the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest. She says she passed up the opportunity and the song eventually went on to represent the UK but was rewritten for a male vocalist instead. “Weirdly enough, years ago I was asked to do it. The guy that sang it was supposed to have been me – they had to change it to a male version and it didn’t do too well. ... | read the full story here

January 29, 2017 3:45 pm // 0 Comments

Dami Im for Australia Day, 330 songs for Brendan and Tako responds to political allegations!

AUSTRALIA – Watch Dami Im performing her Eurovision 2016 entry at the Australia Day 2017 in Sydney. Dami Im said about the event: “Yesterday I felt very Australian singing outside the iconic Sydney Opera House with other amazing Australian Artists that I admire. My parents did not expect this when they brought me and my brother here in 1998… Thank you Australia!” GEORGIA – Tako, the Georgian national final winner and 2017 Eurovision representative spoke in regional ... | read the full story here

January 27, 2017 3:10 pm // 0 Comments