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Poll shows most Russians support cancellation of Eurovision broadcast

TASS.COM REPORTS / RUSSIA – A vast majority of Russians (75%) support Channel One’s decision to cancel the broadcast of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest over Ukraine’s travel ban against Russian entrant Yulia Samoilova, the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center said in a statement on Monday. “Against the background of the travel ban issued by Ukraine against the Russian contestant, as many as 75% of those polled supported Channel One’s decision to cancel the broadcast of ... | read the full story here

April 24, 2017 12:57 pm // 0 Comments

April 22: what the bets and polls say for Eurovision 2017

EUROPE – Every year we make an annual post, updated throughout the season (periodically) to present you the latest betting odds for national selections and the Eurovision Song Contest. APRIL 22 BETTING ODDS: In the overall table as given by http://www.oddschecker.com, Italy remains the all time favourite to win the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest followed by Bulgaria which is now clearly the next hot favourite to win the event. Sweden, Portugal and Belgium follow but most of the betting ... | read the full story here

April 22, 2017 10:58 pm // 4 Comments

Armenia 2017: Artsvik shoots her Eurovision postcard

ARMENIA – Artsvik has just finished shooting her postcard for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. This year the postcards will present the most precious and memorable moments for the artists – right before they go live on stage. For Artsvik, one of this moments was winning Armenia’s national selection “Depi Evratesil”, a 3 month long musical battle that featured more than 90 Armenian artists from all around the world. Together with song co-authors Lilith Navasardyan and Avet ... | read the full story here

April 21, 2017 11:51 am // 0 Comments

Eurovision 2017: oikopanel reviews and votes – ranks 32 to 23

EUROPE – The annual oikopanel review and votes for the Eurovision Song Contest participants begins. Today we present you the positions 42 to 33 as voted by the editors and affiliates of oikotimes.com: Fotis Konstantopoulos, Morten Kaiser, Luka Popovic, Jaime Solloso, Victor Cruz Lafuente, Olivier Rocher, Anastasia Bachas, David Hache, Geoff Lozano, Fred Medeiros, Darren Tompsett, Kyirakos Gold and Elias. Let’s see though how our editors feel about the overall participants in ... | read the full story here

April 21, 2017 11:34 am // 4 Comments

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

Belarus 2017: Naviband’s press conference in Minsk

BELARUS – Belarusian representatives, Naviband, spoke to the press today in Minsk at the BTRC conference hall, few days before their arrival in Kyiv for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Regarding their stage presentation, it is already known that a team from Ukraine is organising the performance of the band, directed by Tatyana Ostroverkh as previously reported. Dmitry Kuryata and Olga Drozdova will help the two amazing singers from Belarus in terms of styling and vocal coaching ... | read the full story here

April 20, 2017 3:41 pm // 0 Comments

Greece 2017: super hot and sexy, Jason Mandilas to dance for Demy

GREECE – While Demy is preparing for the vocal and stage presentation in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, the team for her venture in Kyiv has been revealed. It will be made of Eurasia, Eugenia, Mark, Jason and Paris. We all immediately focused on Jason (Iason Mandilas) who’s currently a member of the ANT1 TV series cast “Symmathites”. Former Athletics champion in Greece, Jason studied in Luxembourg and the United Kingdom. He declared addicted to music and he already ... | read the full story here

April 20, 2017 3:08 pm // 0 Comments

Eurovision 2017: oikopanel reviews and votes – ranks 42 to 33

EUROPE – The annual oikopanel review and votes for the Eurovision Song Contest participants begins. Today we present you the positions 42 to 33 as voted by the editors and affiliates of oikotimes.com: Fotis Konstantopoulos, Morten Kaiser, Luka Popovic, Jaime Solloso, Victor Cruz Lafuente, Olivier Rocher, Anastasia Bachas, David Hache, Geoff Lozano, Fred Medeiros, Darren Tompsett, Kyirakos Gold and Elias. Let’s see though how our editors feel about the overall participants in ... | read the full story here

April 19, 2017 10:34 pm // 3 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: 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