SPAIN – Following his participation and performance at the OGAE Spain Congress 2018, Mikolas Josef presented his new single “Me Guesta” (number 3 in YouTube trends) at Madrid’s CCME (Coca Cola Music Experience). You can see footage of his performance and fan reactions in the short video below.
SPAIN – Spanish national broadcaster revealed information about the artist and the song choice for the 2019 Eurovision Songs Contest.
It is already known that the artist will be one of the participants in the 10th edition of Operación Triunfo.
A special shows for the artist selection will take place in which the public will have a 100% say.
All Operación Triunfo 16 participants are eligible to become the Spanish representative.
From November 1st to 15th authors can submit their songs.
2 Eurovision fan club members from OGAE and AEV (INFE Spain), plus Digital RTVE team member and 2 music industry professionals will pick 10 among the ones received.
Operación Triunfo will be handed the songs upon submission and there will be a process of finding the suitable artist for each song.
There will also be an invite to established authors from the submissions of which, the broadcaster and two OT teachers will pick another 10 entries.
RTVE and show producer Gestmusic will assign the 20 entries to the 16 contestants, in the way that some of them could form a group, a duo or some others will perform as solo acts.
The 20 combination will be give to an online voting and the best three will proceed to thee live show.
The remaining 7 entries will be decided by an expert committee made up by RTVE directors and two OT teachers.
LITHUANIA – LRT and Ieva Zasimauskaite are holding the first ever Eurovision After Party on December 16 at Zalgiris Arena in Kaunas. It will be first Eurovision Party to be held after the competition. Cesar Sampson (Austria), Laura Rizzotto (Latvia), Ryan O’Shaughnessy (Ireland),Elina Nechayeva (Estonia) are the first names attending the event.
CYPRUS – Eleni Foureira takes a shot because crown three months of stay in the Spanish charts (to be precise 11 weeks) with the conquest of the first place in the standings at Los 40 Principales. This is the high rotation of the Los 40 airplay , the largest Spanish music network, with branches throughout the central and South American Spanish, owned by the powerful editorial group Prisa.
Platinum record in Spain (40,000 copies), as well as first in Greece and Cyprus, ” Fuego ” is the most successful of the artist who up until now had had excellent results in the two Greek-speaking countries but had practically failed to cross borders international, but now with this song, has managed to make itself known to the great European public, who also appreciated the sensuality
” Fuego ” is the eighteenth Eurosong that reaches the list of Los 40, the first Greek Cypriot, the sixth foreigner, three years after “Heroes” by Mans Zelmerlow. But above all, it is the one that arrived later than the Eurovision participation, a sign of the constant success in recent months.
SPAIN – U2 has surprised the audience of their two concerts in Madrid by inviting them to sing with them a very beloved artist in Spain. Amaia Romero performed with the Irish band ‘Women of the world’ , a song that pays tribute to women in the world and is part of a global campaign of the ONE Foundation to close the gender gap and help women and girls who live poverty.
GREECE – Sad news from the centre of Athens. LGBT activist attempted to steal a jewellery store but was beaten to death by the owner. The activist was Zak Kostopoulos, aka Zackie Oh (as his drag stage name was). Most of us kew him from his participation in thee tribute to diversity – video clip of Demy for the 2017 official video clip of “This is love”.
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Greece 🇬🇷 RIP @zackie.oh AKA Zak Kostopoulos – LGBT activist with a drag show appearance on @demy_official “this is love” video for @eurovision 2017 he was beaten to death while attempting to steal a jewellery store in the very center of Athens this afternoon. We are all shocked 😮 @oikotimes #melfest #eurovision #oikotimes
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ICELAND – Jóhanna Guðrún got married yesterday, on 21st of September to her long time partner Davíð Sigurgeirsson. Yohanna married in a lovely church called Garðakirkja, in Garðabær, Iceland. Jóhanna took part at Eurovision in 2009 with the song “Is it True”, a strong ballad that gave Iceland one of their best results at Eurovision.
THE NETHERLANDS – One of the largest Eurovision pre-parties, Amsterdam’s Eurovision in Concert has confirmed the venue for its 11th edition. This news comes just days after the announcement of the date (6th of April). Alongside the announcement, AFAS Live, a new logo for the event was also unveiled on the official Facebook page.
UNITED KINGDOM – 2013 Romanian entrant and 2013 JESC winner Gaia Cauchi did well as they impressed the judges at the UK X factor and granted qualification spots to the next rounds.
RUSSIA – Philipp Kirkorov, Dimitris Kontopoulos, Ilias Kokotos, Fokas Evangelinos (ot included though in the photo), Katya Guseva and Olga Alekseevaa are ready for their 2019 Eurovision venture. For which country? Well everything points out that it will be for Russia but soon things will clarify.