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Portugal 2017: Festival da Canção first artists confirmed

PORTUGAL – RTP, the Portuguese national broadcaster, will be announcing the 16 “Festival da Canção” participants starting today, 1 per day. However, some names are already known, according to the latest news in Portuguese media. The three former winners of “The Voice of Portugal” are confirmed: Fernando Daniel (The Voice Portugal 4 winner), Deolinda Kinzimba (The Voice 3 winner) and Rui Drumond (The Voice 2 winner) will be competing to represent Portugal in the Eurovision Song ... | read the full story here

January 18, 2017 7:13 pm // 0 Comments

Latvians gear up for Eurovision PreParty 2017

LATVIA – Eurovision PreParty season once again is opening at Riga! Before heading to Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, Eurovision participants will come to Latvia to promote their entries. OGAE Latvia is inviting all „Eurovision” fans to come together in Riga this Spring! As Ukraine will hold the Final of World’s biggest music event – Eurovision, Riga’s PreParty theme this year will be Ukrainian culture! Many Eurovision Song Contest participants will perform their songs, as well ... | read the full story here

January 6, 2017 5:02 pm // 0 Comments

Slovenian artists and Eurostars join forces for a good cause

PRESS RELEASE / SLOVENIA – Slove’n’aid is the first official Slovenian “band aid” supergroup featuring 12 established Slovenian artists. In 2015, the group released their first song En svet, with the aim to promote Slovenia’s Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid. This year, they’re back with a revamped symphonic version of the song under the title One World. Slove’n’aid features some of the most popular musicians in the country, including Alya, Andraž Hribar, ... | read the full story here

December 20, 2016 5:08 pm // 0 Comments

Hungary 2017: all information you need to know about A Dal 2017

HUNGARY – 30 songs were selected to compete in A Dal 2017 (The Song) – the official Hungarian national selection show for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The songs, their performers and the jury members were introduced at a press conference on 8th December in a club in downtown Budapest. A Dal, hosted by Hungarian Public Broadcaster Duna TV, is not just an extraordinarily successful show, but also the most relevant platform to introduce new and original Hungarian songs of high ... | read the full story here

December 9, 2016 8:23 pm // 0 Comments

Estonia 2017: Eesti Laul begins song reveal tomorrow!

ESTONIA – For the first time ever there will be a grand reveal of all participating Eesti Laul entries. The entries for the first semi-final will be revealed tomorrow (8th of December) beginning at 10:00 (EET). One song will be revealed every hour until the final song from the first semi-final is revealed at 19:00 (EET). This will then be repeated next week (15th of December) with the songs from semi-final 2. All the songs will be made available on the Eesti Laul website eestilaul.ee. ... | read the full story here

December 7, 2016 10:19 am // 0 Comments

Wonderful Kaliopi releases brand new song and video

FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA – Kaliopi is back with a new single – “Kesteni”. Kaliopi, has produced her first single single since appearing in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm. Her new single “Kesteni” has been developed in conjunction with the current biggest Balkan radio project “The Stars Are Singing The Stars 2”. In this show current Balkan pop stars are asked to make their own versions of classic pop hits. Kaliopi’s contribution was a ... | read the full story here

December 4, 2016 6:19 pm // 0 Comments

November 18: Sofia from Russia performs her fairytale

VOTE IN JUNIOR EUROPREDICTION OLIVIER’S VIEW The Russian entry this year has it all in my opinion: great song, great performers and great staging. No wonder why they stand as favourite for Sunday’s show. As usual with Russia, it is perfect, almost too perfect to be honest. The act kind of lacks soul and I find it a bit too “mechanic” but I can tell it will do very well with both expert and kids juries all over Europe. FOTIS’ VIEW Although the performance is making you feel ... | read the full story here

November 18, 2016 4:30 pm // 0 Comments

November 18: watch out for Sofia and her umbrella message

VOTE IN JUNIOR EUROPREDICTION OLIVIER’S VIEW That’s probably the most poetic act this year, Ukrainian Sofia Rol. A whole story is told on stage by the two mimes, and it’s quite enjoyable. Sofia’s performance is fairly good and the staging, for once, suits the song very well. Nevertheless, I’m not sure such a melancholic melody can really appeal to a Junior Eurovision audience. A bit too slow, not to say dramatic sometimes. But I bet the expert juries will like the Ukrainian entry ... | read the full story here

November 18, 2016 3:50 pm // 0 Comments