Articles by Luka Popovic (Serbia)

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Music and Eurovision fan reporting from Belgrade

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

Regina bassist, Denis Čabrić, dies aged 49

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA – The bassist of the group Regina, which represented Bosnia and Herzegovina at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, Denis Čabrić, has passed away at the age of 49. The band announced the sad passing of their member on Facebook. Besides playing in Regina, Čabrić was also employed at national broadcaster BHRT. Regina represented Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Moscow edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 with the song “Bistra voda”. They came ... | read the full story here

August 19, 2016 2:43 pm // 0 Comments

Eurostars to attend and perform at the Amsterdam Europride

THE NETHERLANDS – A number of Eurostars will take part in Amsterdam’s Europride 2016 closing party, which will take place this Sunday between 14.00 and 22.00 at Rembrandt Square. During the free event, performers will include the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst as well as the 2016 Spanish representative Barei. Other eurostars who will take to the stage will include Belgian 2006 representative Kate Ryan, as well as Dutch participants Ronnie Tober (1968), Ben Cramer ... | read the full story here

August 4, 2016 10:22 pm // 0 Comments

Conchita: In my private life I am really happy to be a man and never wanted to become a woman

AUSTRIA – The winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, Conchita Wurst, has said she is happy being a man in her private life, adding that “Conchita” is simply a persona adopted for the stage. In a recent interview, the singer said, “In my private life I am really happy to be a man and never wanted to become a woman. This is really just a look for the stage. I created the illusion and at the end of the day I am still a man and really enjoy that. So that is all I can ... | read the full story here

August 2, 2016 7:55 am // 0 Comments

Dima Bilan and Polina Gagarina participated in the Olympic Games torch relay

RUSSIA – Russian eurostars Dima Bilan and Polina Gagarina participated in the Olympic Games torch relay in Brazil on Friday. Dima, running with the Olympic flame, passed it on to Polina in Guapimirim, Brazil, as the torch makes its way to Rio de Janeiro in the lead-up to the Summer Olympic Games which start later next week. “It’s a really historical moment. I was so excited. I was crying … I wasn’t prepared for this”, Polina said. Dima described the torch rally as a “crazy ... | read the full story here

August 1, 2016 12:06 pm // 0 Comments

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