The latest from Denmark, Romania, Cyprus, Greece, Sweden and Russia

DENMARK – On Thursday the 10 finalists for the 60th anniversary of Melodi Grand Prix will be revealed at a press conference at DR Headquarters in Copenhagen. Eurovision commentator Ole Tøpholm will present the press conference from 13.00 CET. The songs for the 10 finalists will not be revealed yet. We already know that no groups or duets will be a part of the Danish national final this year but on Thursday we will know the 10 hopeful artists that will fight for the ticket to Kyiv. After ... | read the full story here

January 16, 2017 9:20 pm // 1 Comment

Stereo Soul wish the best for Demy and set eyes for 2018

GREECE – Stereo Soul duo lost the battle for Eurovision 2017 but they surely are not disappointed. Through Facebook they reacted to the news about Demy representing Greece this year wishing the best to her and the country and will do give a shot next year. It was quite a surprise for most Eurofans when Stereo Soul name leaked as one of the finalists in the ERT internal selection as they are recently introduced to the Greek music scene, without any discography except few live gigs, ... | read the full story here

January 14, 2017 11:29 pm // 0 Comments

Greece 2017: the official ERT press release

GREECE – ERT officially now confirms the information we all published today about Demy and the Dream Team, Dimitris Kontopoulos, Fokas Evangelinos. According to the release ERT internally selected Dimtiris Kontopoulos and Fokas Evangelinos to compose the Greek entry for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The team appoints Demy as the most appropriate for them performer for their project. There will be public opinion involved in the final song decision. There will be a televised ... | read the full story here

January 13, 2017 4:03 pm // 1 Comment

Greece 2017: Demy and the Dream Team to Kyiv

GREECE – The news are out: ERT is about to officially announce that Dimitris Kontopoulos and Fokas Evangelinos are selected internally to represent Greece in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The dream duo with a successful history in the contest (imagine their worst participation came 7th in the 2009 Eurovision edition) are going to announce Demy as their project performer. There seems to be three songs for Demy, which will be somehow presented to the public (not in a national song ... | read the full story here

January 13, 2017 11:39 am // 0 Comments

The latest from Russia, FYR Macedonia and Israel

RUSSIA – It is not known when the Russian national broadcaster, Channel One, will reveal the 2017 Eurovision participant but they are neither denying or confirming so far Alexandr Panayotov’s name. There are five acts considered within the broadcaster. If we believe newspaper Moskovskij Komsomolets the announcement will be made in two weeks. FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA – The national broadcaster of FYR Macedonia has received more than 100 songs for Jana Burčeska, ... | read the full story here

January 12, 2017 4:12 pm // 1 Comment

Russia 2017: is Channel One ready to send a Ukrainian to Kyiv?

RUSSIA – For months now is promoting Aleksandr Panayotov as the 2017 Russian representative in the Eurovision Song Contest. Though Channel One is not confirming nor denying the information. The Russian national broadcaster responsible for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest though says that the decision has almost been reached. Aleksandr Panayotov is stating that he would be happy to represent Russia, it will be a great honour for him. Aleksandr Sergeevich Panayotov born in ... | read the full story here

January 9, 2017 1:55 pm // 1 Comment

Serbia 2017: are Vladimir Graić and Danica Krstić getting ready for Kyiv?

Svi smo tuuuuu 😁 #revolutionstudiobygraja #vladimirgraic #vladimirgraicmusic #danicakrstic #milandimitrijevic #miapijade #music #musicstudio #team #friends #love A photo posted by Mia Pijade (@edajipaim) on Jan 5, 2017 at 10:42am PST SERBIA – The #eurovision hashtag and the one of #RTS is on the photo Mia Pijade posted on Instagram yesterday, hinting potential Eurovision participation. She a sound engineer is in the studio with famous Eurovision composer Vladimir Graić so there must ... | read the full story here

January 6, 2017 12:26 am // 0 Comments

SVT documentary tonight, Soluna and the Gaffa nominations, NTU names core team and more…

SWITZERLAND – With the line up announced for the national final of Switzerland, Entscheidungsshow, the Swiss national broadcaster announced also the host of the event and the interval act. Sven Epiney will host the event and Sebalter, the 2014 Swiss representative will serve as the interval act of the show. The winner of the national final will be decided by public voting only. UKRAINE – Ukrainian national broadcaster has now officially revealed the core team for the 2017 Eurovision ... | read the full story here

January 5, 2017 6:56 pm // 0 Comments

Eurovision Telegram: Eria’s bid for Ukraine, lack of submissions in Moldova yet, Ellie becomes Blanche

UKRAINE – While Eria presented on YouTube her bid for Ukrainian national selection with the title Ochi, the Creative producer of the Eurovision 2017 Oleg Bodnarchuk made a statement on endorsing ideas for the event: “Dear friends! I thank you for many initiatives over the Eurovision, I got during the last few days from you. I ask all the creative people wishing to take part in a project to send their portfolios, music, visualisation of ideas, as well as other materials to ... | read the full story here

January 4, 2017 4:13 pm // 0 Comments

Potential Demy participation in #Eurovision brings Greece back on the map

GREECE – Few days before the final ERT decision for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, the betting odds bring Greece in the top five of the bets when even yesterday the country was in the 17th position. Why is that? The only explanation is the rumours about Demy representing Greece in Kyiv. While Demy and Stereo Soul are the final two bids for ERT to decide according to all information given, Demy’s bid seems to bring Greece back on the Eurovision map as a favourite. This reminds us ... | read the full story here

January 4, 2017 11:10 am // 2 Comments