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Montenegro 2017: Negative comments only motivate me, says Slavko

BALKANINSIGHT.COM REPORTS / MONTENEGRO – Slavko Kalezic, Montenegro’s entry for the Eurovision song contest, may have wowed some international audiences with his provocative appearance – but it has appalled many people at home who deem it an insult to traditional values. Montenegro hopes this year’s striking representative for the Eurovision song contest, Slavko Kalezic, will make it through to the final, on Saturday May 13, in Kiev, Ukraine. remember to support ... | read the full story here

April 22, 2017 12:24 pm // 0 Comments

Eurovision 2017: the hosts’ press conference

UKRAINE – Hosts of Eurovision-2017 have begun the most crucial period of rehearsals. They spoke about the preparation and their ideas at a press briefing held at Ukraine Crisis Media Center. Hosts Volodymyr Ostapchuk, Oleksandr Skichko and Timur Miroshnychenko reported that they prepare a lot of surprises for all stages of the show. They closely viewed videos from the previous contests, analyzed the errors and “tricks” of the hosts. “We are not going to imitate anyone, it is wrong ... | read the full story here

April 19, 2017 1:30 pm // 0 Comments

United Kingdom 2017: Lucie Jones stars in Rent at York Theatre Royal from tonight

UNITED KINGDOM – Lucie Jones will represent the United Kingdom in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, singing Never Give Up On You in Kiev, on her first visit to the Ukraine, on May 13. And where will you find Welsh singer Lucie this week? In York, starring in Bruce Guthrie’s new 20th anniversary production of Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning rock opera Rent at the Theatre Royal from Tuesday. Lucie, a finalist on The X Factor in 2009 who signed to Sony but did ... | read the full story here

April 18, 2017 2:38 pm // 0 Comments

What should gay Eurovision tourists heading to Kyiv expect?

GAYTIMES.CO.UK REPORT – The month of May is just around the corner, and that can mean only one thing: the Eurovision Song Contest! With experienced Melodifestivalen producer Christer Björkman at the helm and script-writing dream team of Alex Worrall and Tim Telling (editor of the Daily Mash) in tow, it looks like we’re on for a clever and spectacular show of Scandi-proportions… but not everyone will be watching the show on TV. Some of us fans devotedly follow the competition around ... | read the full story here

April 18, 2017 2:23 pm // 0 Comments

Eurovision 2017: all you need to know

EDITORIAL – The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It will take place in the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, following Ukraine’s victory at the 2016 contest in Stockholm with the song “1944”, written and performed by Jamala. This will be the second time the contest takes place in Kiev, after 2005, and the fourth Eurovision event after hosting the Junior Eurovision Song Contests in 2009 and 2013. The ... | read the full story here

April 17, 2017 11:39 pm // 0 Comments

EBU condemns the Ukrainian authorities over Russian withdrawal

EUROVISION.TV REPORTS – Following the official confirmation that Russian Eurovision entrant, Julia Samoylova, will not be permitted to travel to Kyiv to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, the EBU formally offered two alternative proposals to Channel One in a bid to find a solution that would enable Russia to continue their participation in this year’s event. EBU Official Statement “These proposals were to either take part via satellite or to change their chosen artist to ... | read the full story here

April 13, 2017 7:34 pm // 2 Comments

Eurovision 2017: new wave of tickets available today

UKRAINE – A new batch of fan zone standing tickets for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest will be available from 18:00 CEST today via the official ticketing partner Tickets to all the live shows as well as the rehearsals will be available. Please revisit this page as well as for additional updates. It is strongly recommended that tickets are only purchased through official ticketing partners. Tickets are available to the two dress rehearsals ... | read the full story here

April 10, 2017 4:40 pm // 0 Comments

Family friendly jazz concert with Eurovision star

Talented musician Gréta Salóme performs at jazz lunch concert series Freyjujazz tomorrow in the National Gallery of Iceland. The concert is family friendly and starts at 12:15. Gréta is one of Iceland’s most beloved singers, best known for participating in the Eurovision song contest. She has over her career tackled most genres of music. She’s a very talented violin player, and played with the Symphony Orchestra. In addition to that she has worked as an entertainer on a Disney cruise ... | read the full story here

April 10, 2017 4:37 pm // 0 Comments

Eurovision 2017: 3D Mapping Show, Kyiv art week and other events of interest are planned

UKRAINE – This was announced by Deputy Chairman of the Kyiv City State Administration (KCSA) Oleksiy Reznikov, the website of the KCSA reports. He noted that all the works within the framework of the preparations for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 would be fulfilled on time. “In addition, we are preparing many events of interest for the Kyiv residents and guests of the city. The city administration does not deal with the official locations, however, the entertainment zones will be ... | read the full story here

April 8, 2017 2:09 am // 0 Comments

Israel 2017: sudden problem for Imri’s participation in Kyiv

YNETNEWS.COM REPORTS / ISRAEL – IBA, IPBC, IBC, coalition crisis—put that whole confusing mess aside. The ongoing argument in the political system over which entity in that alphabet soup is going to be in charge of public broadcasting has tangible repercussions for our citizenry: Israel might be kicked out the illustrious Eurovision Song Contest due to the public broadcasting compromise. Israel is entitled to participate in the campy competition each year by virtue of its membership in ... | read the full story here

April 7, 2017 9:27 pm // 0 Comments