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Armenia 2017: Artsvik shoots her Eurovision postcard

ARMENIA – Artsvik has just finished shooting her postcard for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. This year the postcards will present the most precious and memorable moments for the artists – right before they go live on stage. For Artsvik, one of this moments was winning Armenia’s national selection “Depi Evratesil”, a 3 month long musical battle that featured more than 90 Armenian artists from all around the world. Together with song co-authors Lilith Navasardyan and Avet ... | read the full story here

April 21, 2017 11:51 am // 0 Comments

Eurovision 2017: oikopanel reviews and votes – ranks 32 to 23

EUROPE – The annual oikopanel review and votes for the Eurovision Song Contest participants begins. Today we present you the positions 42 to 33 as voted by the editors and affiliates of oikotimes.com: Fotis Konstantopoulos, Morten Kaiser, Luka Popovic, Jaime Solloso, Victor Cruz Lafuente, Olivier Rocher, Anastasia Bachas, David Hache, Geoff Lozano, Fred Medeiros, Darren Tompsett, Kyirakos Gold and Elias. Let’s see though how our editors feel about the overall participants in ... | read the full story here

April 21, 2017 11:34 am // 4 Comments

Eurovision 2017: Jamala to perform in the first semi final and grand final

UKRAINE – The Ukrainian singer Jamala will perform twice within the Eurovision-2017: in the First Semi-Final on 9th May and in the Grand-Final on 13th May. In the First Semi-Final Jamala will sing her song Zamanyly (They Decoyed) and present the symphonic version of 1944 song; and the Grand-Final will witness the world premiere of Jamala’s new single I Believe in U. Zamanyly (They Decoyed) has been composed by Jamala together with the ethno-chaos band DakhaBrakha and released in late ... | read the full story here

April 20, 2017 2:25 pm // 0 Comments

Eurovision 2017: oikopanel reviews and votes – ranks 42 to 33

EUROPE – The annual oikopanel review and votes for the Eurovision Song Contest participants begins. Today we present you the positions 42 to 33 as voted by the editors and affiliates of oikotimes.com: Fotis Konstantopoulos, Morten Kaiser, Luka Popovic, Jaime Solloso, Victor Cruz Lafuente, Olivier Rocher, Anastasia Bachas, David Hache, Geoff Lozano, Fred Medeiros, Darren Tompsett, Kyirakos Gold and Elias. Let’s see though how our editors feel about the overall participants in ... | read the full story here

April 19, 2017 10:34 pm // 3 Comments

Ukrainian broadcaster answers to the EBU

UKRAINE – UA:PBC Supervisory Board members have learned the content of the letter of Ingrid Deltenre, Director General of European Broadcasting Union, to Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman. Supervisory Board members have especially noticed the direct threat that UA:PBC “might be excluded from future events” (presumably future Eurovision Song Contests) if Russian singer Julia Samoylova will not be permitted to enter Ukraine for participation in Eurovision-2017. Since the ... | read the full story here

April 5, 2017 12:16 am // 0 Comments

Eurovision in Concert 2017: 33 acts confirmed for Amsterdam

THE NETHERLANDS – No less than 33 Eurovision hopefuls will hit the road to Amsterdam on Saturday, April 8 to take part in Eurovision in Concert 2017, exceeding last year’s record of 26 participating acts. Approximately 200 journalists from all over Europe will attend the afternoon press program. The artists will be welcomed in Amsterdam by the outgoing Dutch minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen. After the official welcome, press can conduct one-to-one ... | read the full story here

March 29, 2017 1:52 pm // 0 Comments

Severina releases a video of her new song ‘Otrove’

CROATIA – As she announced, today at noon on her Facebook page, Severina released a video of her new song ‘Otrove’ – the second single from the upcoming album. Song, described as a big club hit by Severina’s associates, that can stand side by side with the world production, was written by a songwriter Jala Brat. ”When I heard the song ‘Otrove’, I heard a poet, I heard an above the average talent, who wasn’t aware of it. And that’s what ... | read the full story here

March 28, 2017 5:30 pm // 0 Comments

SBS announce Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey as new hosts

SBS is pleased to announce Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey are the new hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017! Radio host, presenter and music buff Myf Warhurst, together with comedian and….sequin buff Joel Creasey are the new duo who will host SBS’s broadcast, and provide commentary of the Semi Finals and Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest, May 12 – 14 on SBS. SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid said: “Australians have embraced Eurovision since SBS’s first broadcast more ... | read the full story here

March 24, 2017 8:05 am // 0 Comments