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

Eurovision party by Eduard Romanyuta on May 12th

UKRAINE – He is Ukrainian but he represented Moldova in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest dressed as a cop. Eduard Romanyuta is inviting us all to his Eurovision party on May 12th at 20:00 at the large entertainment complex Olmeca plage. Tickets can be purchased online for prices between 250 and 6500 UAH. He will not be alone as there will be six Eurostars joining him: three former Eurovision winners and three former Eurovision participants: Emmelie de Forest (Denmark 2013), ... | read the full story here

April 18, 2017 8:28 pm // 4 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 preview shows from Norway, Finland and Iceland

SCANDINAVIA – Three preview shows launched today in Scandinavia: Norway started the annual Adresse Kiev while Finnish (Swedish) De Eurovisa – Euroviisaat and Icelandic Alla lei broadcast as well. The results are quite interesting as they differ a lot in many cases from polls and the “famous” OGAE International poll for which not even 1000 people have cast their votes. In Norway the 42 participants were reviewed by the panel and the top five has as follow: Sweden, ... | read the full story here

April 17, 2017 11:39 pm // 1 Comment

Portugal 2017: Salvador is going to Kyiv two days before the semi final

PORTUGAL – Salvador Sobral, the 2017 Portuguese representative in the Eurovision Song Contest will arrive in Kyiv two days before the semi final. RTP prime time news confirmed the news tonight adding that his sister and co-writer of the song Luísa Sobral will rehearse the first days on his behalf. There will be a press conference tomorrow by RTP explaining the situation while speculations about Salvador’s heart problems continue. It is officially stated that the delay of ... | read the full story here

April 17, 2017 2:00 am // 0 Comments

Find out why Russian withdrawal will affect viewing figures and which country could benefit the most

RUSSIA- A historic low is expected in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest viewing rates as Russia is now out of the competition and also from the broadcasting of the three shows. Up to recent years a country not broadcasting the event was not eligible for participating next year but the rule doesn’t exist anymore. 15 million viewers seems to be the share of the Russian audience in the viewing rates in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest according to local media (for all three shows). EBU also ... | read the full story here

April 14, 2017 9:40 pm // 2 Comments

ARD’s Thomas Schreiber: ‘It’s a pity that Ukraine fell into the trap of Russian PR’

GERMANY – Germany’s ARD Entertainment Cordinator, Mr Thomas Schreiber commented the Russian withdrawal from the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest accusing (not entirely though) the Ukrainian side. Thomas Schreiber Statement “It’s a pity that Ukraine fell into the trap of Russian PR. It’s a pity that the colorful world of Eurovision, which stands for tolerance, diversity of life styles and its joy, will not be seen in Russia this year. At the very least, the EBU has ... | read the full story here

April 14, 2017 7:54 pm // 0 Comments