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Eurovision 2017: Victoria Romanova and Oleksander Kharebin the Executive Producers

EBU.CH REPORTS / UKRAINE – With just six months to go, plans for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest are stepping up a gear. Host Broadcaster NTU has announced Victoria Romanova and Oleksander Kharebin as the Executive Producers of the contest which will be held in Kyiv, Ukraine in May. Stuart Barlow has also been announced as Show Producer for the 2017 event. Stuart has extensive experience of the EurovisionSong Contest and has worked on several editions of the show since 2011. Victoria ... | read the full story here

December 1, 2016 7:54 pm // 0 Comments

Myths and truths for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

UKRAINEGOODNEWS.COM REPORTS / UKRAINE – May 2017 Kyiv to host Europe’s most prestigious song contest, Eurovision-2017. The main three shows (two semifinals and grand final) will take place on May 9, 11 and 13 and will be broadcast to more than 200 millions of spectators. The less time left the more disputes (doubts, news distortions, speculations) about financial, organizational (technical) and schedule readiness of Ukraine, in general, and Kyiv, in particular, arose. It is high time to ... | read the full story here

November 30, 2016 10:51 pm // 0 Comments

Didier Marouani detained in Moscow after plagiarism row with Philipp Kirkorov

MOSCOW – Didier Marouani, who founded disco band Space, detained with lawyer in bank in Moscow after row over songs with Philipp Kirkorov. The leader of a cult French disco band has been detained in Moscow following a plagiarism dispute with a Russian pop star who recently made the news speaking about his long friendship with US president-elect Donald Trump. Didier Marouani, who founded the band Space in 1977, was detained with his Russian representative Igor Trunov in a bank in downtown ... | read the full story here

November 30, 2016 7:09 pm // 0 Comments

Lys Assia: “Celine Dion only participated in 1988 because I was under contract in America”

SWITZERLAND – Lys Assia, the winner of the very first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956, shares her memories of that bright event with Dukascopy TV. Interesting to note, that the contest at its dawn in the post-war Europe didn’t look like a modern version of it, for example, the majority of songs were performed not in English, and the system of voting was entirely different. We hope you’re intrigued enough to watch this lovely interview with fair lady. She reveals: “Celine Dion ... | read the full story here

November 28, 2016 11:00 am // 0 Comments

Australia 2017: Isaiah Firebrace wants a shot at Eurovision Song Contest… to win it!

THE DAIY TELEGRAPH AUSTRALIA REPORTS / AUSTRALIA – Teen singing sensation Isaiah Firebrace wants a shot at winning the Eurovision Song Contest for Australia as he embarks on his post X-Factor pop career. The 17-year-old singer already has a following in Finland, with his debut single It’s Gotta Be You reaching No 4 on their iTunes charts, after peaking at No 1 in Australia last week. The unexpected chart love from the Finns is most likely a spin-off of the popularity of his coach Adam ... | read the full story here

November 26, 2016 2:16 pm // 0 Comments

Sertab Erener celebrates 25th anniversary in music

HYRRIYETDAILYNEWS.COM REPORTS / TURKEY – Set to mark her 25th year in music in 2017, Sertab Erener, one of Turkey’s biggest pop stars, continues to come up with new material, recently releasing her new album “Kırık Kalpler Albümü” (The Broken Hearts Album). The album of love songs has a largely acoustic approach with simple but deeply felt lyrics. Erener recently shot her second music video for the song “Olsun” (Let It Be), which has lyrics penned by fellow singer Can Bonomo ... | read the full story here

November 25, 2016 10:25 pm // 0 Comments

Israeli team booed at Junior Eurovision Song Contest

YNETNEWS.COM REPORTS / ISRAEL – The Israeli team at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest was booed by the audience in Malta on Sunday night as it was awarded points in what has been described by a member of the Israeli delegation as “horrible.” The reason for the jeering, however, is the subject of dispute. While some ascribed the chanting to a political statement, others stated that it was merely due to the fact that Israel granted the host country Malta only one point. ... | read the full story here

November 23, 2016 10:21 am // 1 Comment

Gemma Abbey pleads guilty over tax credits claim

UNITED KINGDOM – A former Eurovision singer from Liverpool was spared jail after pleading guilty to making false claims for tax credits totalling more than £67,000. Gemma Abbey, one half of duo Jemini – who competed in the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest – made a false claim to the Severe Disability element of tax credits for her daughter and did not report a change to her circumstances when she started living with her partner, Sean Creighton. Ms Abbey, of Abbottshey Avenue, ... | read the full story here

November 22, 2016 6:38 am // 0 Comments

November 18: backstage stories and more information

The trophy is out This year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest trophy is made from solid glass with sand blasted and painted detailing. The trophy is made up of a cylindrical tube, embraced by a swirl running from bottom to top. The fused glass is coloured in red and white, which resembles Malta’s national flag. Its creation is aimed to bring out the best of the material itself as well as the talents of highly skilled craftsmen and artists and artisans who handcrafted each trophy. The Chief ... | read the full story here

November 19, 2016 3:30 pm // 0 Comments

The latest information from the Eurovision world

UNITED KINGDOM – The building from where Sir Terry Wogan broadcast his last Radio 2 breakfast show has been renamed after him. BBC Western House, located next to New Broadcasting House in central London, will now be known as BBC Wogan House. The Wogan family, who were on hand to see the building’s new signage unveiled on Wednesday, said they were “extremely touched by such a wonderful gesture”. Sir Terry, who died in January, hosted the Radio 2 breakfast show from 1972 ... | read the full story here

November 17, 2016 4:37 pm // 0 Comments

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