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INFORMATION DESK

EUROVISION

SPECIAL CONCERT TO FIND MONEY

LRT will organise a special concert, on February 10, in order to raise funds for the participation of Andrius Pojavis in Eurovision 2013. The same type of concert was organised for Sasha Song in 2009 and for Donny Montell last year. Among the special guests that will sing at the concert we can find Sasha Song (2009), Donny Montell (2012) and Gerai Gerai & Miss Sheep (NF 2013). Viewers will be able to donate miney via SMS or by phone. LRT will only pay the participation fee, the accomodation ... | read the full story here

January 23, 2013 3:00 pm // 0 Comments

ARMENIA 2013: GOR SUJYAN SELECTED

Today during Armenian News Program “Haylur” it was announced that Gor Sujyan (Dorians band leader singer) will represent Armenia at Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö. So as we informed you earlier until the 20 of February Armenian Public Television will accept the songs from songwriters both from Armenia and abroad and in 2 of March during the Live Show on AMPTV it will be decided which song will sin Gor in Malmo. OGAE Armenia will support Gor Sujyan as it supported all the former ... | read the full story here

January 22, 2013 6:05 pm // 0 Comments

EBU: NO CHANGE IN THE VOTING SYSTEM

The past few days and due to a post in a Romanian newspaper the Eurofan community was a bit worried. The post in Adevarul newspaper made by HoD Dan Manoliu referred to a change in the voting of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest from 50% televoting 50% jury voting, to 70% jury voting and 30% televoting. The newspaper removed the information and EBU told oikotimes.com that there is absolutely no change in the voting format of the ... | read the full story here

January 21, 2013 1:15 pm // 0 Comments

TIME MAGAZINE: EUROVISION 2013 NOT TO BE MISSED

The distinguished “Time” Magazine has listed the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest amongst the top five events not to be missed this year. It lists Eurovision at number two saying, “Regardless of where they take place, the performances offer a chance to hear such esoterica as schlager (a saccharine Germanic pop), operatic pop, Gypsy punk and turbo folk. With 39 competing countries this year and a large LGBT fan base, Eurovision creates a tolerant atmosphere that smacks of gay pride, ... | read the full story here

January 20, 2013 4:51 pm // 0 Comments

FALSE ALARM FOR GIRLS AROUND

Girls Aloud are rumoured to be following in the footsteps of, erm, Englebert Humperdink… by heading to Eurovision as the UK’s representatives. Producers are allegedly hoping that Cheryl Cole, Kimberley Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle and Nicola Roberts will reverse the country’s string of bad luck at the long-running international event – which will this year be held in Malmo, Sweden. Rylan Clark has also been linked to the job, but obviously he’s too busy in ... | read the full story here

January 19, 2013 9:19 am // 0 Comments

CHRISTER BJORKMAN: EUROVISION WORK IMPOSSIBLE

We all can think that hosting Eurovision is quite easier than actually it is. ‘Everything must fall into place which is a big challenge’: Christer Björkman says to escwebs.net and running through the schedule is just what SVT is doing all these months. Olympics are arranged every 4 years, so the organization is not a problem, but trying to host the ESC in 11 months makes them feel hunted, but it’s also a honor. One of the most relevant things every year is, who will present ... | read the full story here

January 19, 2013 9:05 am // 0 Comments

EUROVISION KEY FROM BAKU TO MALMO

Azerbaijan hosting Eurovision 2012 Song Contest handed over the symbolic key to Host City of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest Malmö. APA reports quoting the official website of the contest that the symbolic key was handed over by Baku City Executive Power Hajibala Abutalibov to Mayor of Malmö Kent Andersson. Every year the generic Eurovision Song Contest logo is accompanied by a grahpic identity – also called the theme art – developed by the host broadcaster. This year is no ... | read the full story here

January 17, 2013 4:53 pm // 0 Comments

EUROVISION 2013: ALLOCATION DRAW

ALLOCATION DRAW FOR EUROVISION 2013 The 2013 Eurovision Song Contest Allocation Draw is taking place today in Malmoe (Sweden) as part of the Insignia Exchange. You can watch the show live on the web. The running order will be determined by the producers and will be approved by the EBU Executive Supervisor and the Reference Group. THE POTS POT 1: Albania, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Switzerland POT 2: Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania POT 3: Armenia, ... | read the full story here

January 17, 2013 2:00 pm // 1 Comment

EUROVISION 2013: ACCREDITATION / ACCOMMODATION

There are plenty of hotel rooms available in Malmö for accredited press and fans. You can book them on the Booking Site. Deadline for booking is the 5th of April. American Express (AMEX) handles all hotel bookings for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. Go to the booking tool. ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION AND BOOKING Application for delegate, press and fan accreditation took place online, through the Eurovision Family Accreditation System (EFAS). Accreditation opens on Thursday, 17th of January at ... | read the full story here

January 17, 2013 12:59 pm // 2 Comments