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Sarah Dawn Finer and Nano sing for Stockholm terrorist attack aftermath

More than 20,000 people stood united against terrorism Sunday at a “Lovefest” vigil in Stockholm, two days after a truck attack on a busy pedestrian street killed four people. Under sunny spring skies, crowds thronged the Sergels Torg plaza, a stone’s throw from where a stolen truck mowed down strolling shoppers before slamming into the facade of the bustling Åhlens department store on Friday afternoon. A carpet of flowers, candles and stuffed toys left by mourning Swedes ... | read the full story here

April 10, 2017 2:04 pm // 0 Comments

Sweden 2017: “I will definitely start my performance backstage” says Robin

SWEDEN – In a recent interview to ESCPEDIA.info, Swedish representative Robin Bengtsson cleared some things about his performance and jokes. Justin Timberlake did during Academy Awards something similar that you did for your “I can’t go on” performance, starting in the backstage. Did you see his performance? If you did, what did you think about it? Will we see something similar in Eurovision? “Yes I heard he did something similar, but I haven’t watched it, maybe he saw my ... | read the full story here

March 30, 2017 3:09 pm // 1 Comment

Måns Zelmerlöw: the UK can’t stand out this year

UNITED KINGDOM: UK representative Lucie Jones might have the support of most of the media in her country regarding her chances in Kyiv’s Eurovision Song Contest but the 2015 Eurovision winner Måns Zelmerlöw doesn’t think so, despite a Danish composer and former Eurovision winner Emmelie de Forest is behind it. He would give 8 points to the song he said in a diplomatic way and according to Metro UK Måns Zelmerlöw’s girlfriend is Lucie’s best friend. He likes the song ... | read the full story here

March 24, 2017 9:50 pm // 0 Comments

Sweden 2017: Robin wins Melodifestivalen 2017

INFORMATION ABOUT THE ARTIST Robin Bengtsson is a Swedish singer who took part in Swedish Idol 2008 finishing third behind winner Kevin Borg and runner-up Alice Svensson. In mid-2009, he was signed by Merion Music label releasing the single “Another Lover’s Gone”. Bengtsson was also a guest of Katrin Zytomierska’s programs Idol 2008: Eftersnack and ZTV program Sexuellt. In 2010, Robin took part in the charity song “Wake Up World” for “Hjälp ... | read the full story here

March 11, 2017 9:57 pm // 1 Comment

March 11: four finals tonight and song presentations underway

EUROPE – Despite Russia ready to announce their withdraw on Monday, Azerbaijan and Serbia are presenting their songs along with the revamped version of the UK, on March 11th, Albania presents the revamped version of their English Eurovision entry “World” on March 12th and Bulgaria most likely will announce their Eurovision 2017 entry and artist on March 13th. Tonight four national finals take place tonight. Mye må på plass før MGP ser bra ut på skjermen. A post shared by ... | read the full story here

March 11, 2017 7:46 am // 0 Comments

Dinah Nah faces prison time after slapping a police officer

SWEDEN – Dinah Nah, Melodifestivalen participant, is charged for assaulting a police officerDinah Nah, 36, is charged with suspicion of assaulting a police officer. She is suppose to attack an officer on February 27th in the early hours at a nightclub. The officer testified, according to Expressen.se that he didn’t allow Dinah Nah to enter the club, an argument which turned into aggressive actions. Dinah Nah confirms the news but she didn’t want to talk about it to the press ... | read the full story here

March 10, 2017 11:41 am // 0 Comments

Eurovision Telegram: the latest from Hungary, Bulgaria and … Loreen

HUNGARY – The 2016 Hungarian representative Freddie, has been announced as co-commentator for MTVA in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest alongside Rátonyi Krisztina, hostess of A Dal 2016. The two of them replace Gábor Gundel-Takác, Eurovision commentator in 1998, 2007, 2009 and every year from 2011 to 2016. BULGARIA – In a new Tweet, Bulgarian national broadcaster is ready to make an official announcement about the artist and the song on March 13th. Still they give 90% chances for ... | read the full story here

March 9, 2017 5:03 pm // 0 Comments