Articles by Luka Popovic (Serbia)

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Music and Eurovision fan reporting from Belgrade

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

Which Eurovision star arrested in the Greek islands?

SWEDEN – Carola, who represented Sweden on three occasions at the Eurovision Song Contest, winning in 1991, coming third in 1983 and fifth in 2006, was recently arrested in Greece after she was accused of illegally transporting migrants. Speaking on public television, Carola said she met a man transporting refuges who informed her that thieves often stole engines from boats that are supposed to carry refugees from Greece onwards. According to the 49-year-old singer she spotted thieves and ... | read the full story here

July 26, 2016 10:02 am // 0 Comments

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

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