Articles by A. Alexandrovic (Swiss)

Norwegian broadcaster seeks rule change?

NORWAY – Norwegian participants in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest seem to have stated in a recent interview that their country’s national broadcaster is negotiation with the European Broadcasting Union a rule change. According to JOWST, NRK wants to scrap the rule saying that pre-recorded vocals are prohibited to make sure that all vocal performances are live. The issue seems to have arisen as the Norwegian entry uses a lot of electronic voices in their song entry “Grab The ... | read the full story here

April 20, 2017 11:44 pm // 0 Comments

Eurovision 2017: video update with the stage construction process

Ola Melzig “As for the process of the stage construction, it is ready at 95%. Stage B, all the video, light and sound are ready, 20 cameras are installed, and tomorrow we will begin to integrate them into one working structure. At night our light and video team works, and they have already completed the programming of light for all countries, except nine, which they should complete tonight”. Christer Bjorkman “We will use the arch over the stage in the opening act of the final ... | read the full story here

April 19, 2017 6:24 pm // 0 Comments

Eurovision 2017: ONUKA announced as Grand Final interval act

UKRAINE – ONUKA is a Ukrainian band. It was created in 2013 by Ukrainian musicians Eugene Filatov (aka The Maneken) and Nata Zhyzhchenko, the former vocalist of Tomato Jaws (Ukraine) and KOOQLA (Russia). The Ukrainian word Onuka translates to “granddaughter,” a tribute to lead singer Zhyzhchenko’s grandfather and renowned folk-instrument maker, Oleksandr Shlionchyk. Zhyzhchenko started her music career as a member of the band Tomato Jaws, a band that she started with her ... | read the full story here

April 18, 2017 8:59 pm // 0 Comments

Eurovision 2017: the best hotels to serve the 1,500 delegation guests in Kyiv

The best hotels in the capital are ready to accommodate 1,500 representatives of the official delegations coming to the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The list includes six five-star hotels, five four-star hotels and three-star hotel “Rus”, which has the excellent location and the quality-price ratio. All the hotels are equidistant from the main arena of the contest – the International Exhibition Center, as well as other locations such as the EuroClub and the Eurovision Village. ... | read the full story here

April 18, 2017 8:33 pm // 0 Comments

Slovenia 2017: Robe helps Omar Naber on its Way to Eurovision

UKRAINE – It is Eurovision selection season, and one of the 43 hopefuls for this year’s event in Kiev in May is Slovenia’s Omar Naber whose song “On My Way” was chosen at a spectacular Eurovision Melody (EMA – Evrovizijska MelodijA) show staged in Hall A2 of the Gospodarsko Razstavisce exhibition centre in Ljubljana. A stunning lighting design by Crt Birsa amazed audiences – both on screen and live – for which Crt utilised over 200 Robe fixtures on the rig including ... | read the full story here

April 18, 2017 2:31 pm // 0 Comments

Eurovision 2017: Ukrainian Interior Ministry prepares leaflets to be handed out to guests

UKRAINE – The foreign guests of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be handed out the leaflets about the activities, which are prohibited in the territory of Ukraine. This is reported by the Interior Ministry of Ukraine on Facebook. As noted, the tourists will be handed out such leaflets when crossing the border and at the airports of the country. “The Interior Ministry of Ukraine jointly with the Social Policy Ministry of Ukraine, the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine, the ... | read the full story here

April 18, 2017 2:28 pm // 0 Comments