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NATIONAL FINALS

Iceland 2017: Svala Björgvinsdóttir wins Söngvakeppnin

INFORMATION ABOUT THE ARTIST Svala Björgvinsdóttir sometimes known as simply Svala, Svala Björgvins, or Kali, is an Icelandic singer and songwriter. She is most notable for her 2001 song, “The Real Me”, from the album with the same title. She took up the stage name, “Kali”, after joining the house band Steed Lord. She will represent Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev. Svala is the daughter of Icelandic singer Björgvin Halldórsson. She started ... | read the full story here

March 12, 2017 1:25 am // 0 Comments

Lithuania 2017: Fusedmarc win the ticket to Kyiv

INFORMATION ABOUT THE ARTIST Fusedmarc have raised the standard for Lithuanian music to European level immediately after their appearance in 2004. In 2005 they were called the Breakthrough of the Lithuanian Alternative scene, in 2007 Fusedmarc was acclaimed as the Best Experimental music band, and 2008 brought them the award in the Best Lithuanian Electronic Band category. Today the band has developed its own style and is certainly an indicator for new music creators. Work of Fusedmarc is not ... | read the full story here

March 11, 2017 10:58 pm // 2 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

Greece 2017: Morten reviews the three songs; what’s your favourite?

GREECE – ERT annouced the date of the national final, being the 6th of March, with presenters the journalist Elena Bouzala and the actor-commedian Antonis Loudaros. In February 28, 2017 the titles of the songs were announced. Τhe representative of Cyprus, Hovig and the representative of Moldova, SunStroke Project will be the guests of the night, singing the Cypriot entry “Gravity” and the Moldovan entry “Hey, Mamma!” respectively. Ιnitially, ERT announced that ... | read the full story here

March 6, 2017 10:27 pm // 0 Comments

Portugal 2017: Salvador Sobral to Kyiv

RESULTS Artist Song Jury Public Total % pts 4 Salvador Sobral “Amar pelos dois” 12 10 22 1 8 Viva La Diva “Nova glória” 6 12 18 2 6 Celina da Piedade “Primavera” 10 6 16 3 1 Jorge Benvinda “Gente bestial” 10 5 15 4 5 Fernando Daniel “Poema a dois” 7 7 14 5 2 Pedro Gonçalves “Don’t Walk Away” 5 8 13 6 3 Lena d’Água “Nunca me fui embora” 5 3 8 7 7 Deolinda Kinzimba “O que eu vi nos meus ... | read the full story here

March 6, 2017 1:45 am // 0 Comments

Romania 2017: Ilinca ft. Alex to Kyiv

ROMANIA – The final took place on 5 March 2017, at Studioul Pangratti, in Bucharest, and hosted by Iuliana Tudor and Dan Helciug, while Ioana Voicu was in the greenroom correspondent. The winner determined solely by the public vote. Guest performers for the final included Manel Navarro, SunStroke Project and Timebelle along with ABBA tribute band Arrival. Ilinca ft. Alex won the ticket to the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. RESULTS Order Artist Song Televote Place 2 Ilinca feat. Alex Florea ... | read the full story here

March 5, 2017 10:36 pm // 0 Comments

March 4: results from Sweden, Lithuania and Iceland

SWEDEN – Second Chance round took place on 4 March 2017 at Saab Arena in Linköping. The duels were revealed following the fourth semi-final on 25 February 2017. Duel Draw Artist Song Votes Result I 1 FO&O “Gotta Thing About You” Final II 2 Lisa Ajax “I Don’t Give A” Final III 1 Boris René “Her Kiss” Final IV 1 Anton Hagman “Kiss You Goodbye” Final I 2 De Vet Du “Road Trip” Out II 1 Axel Schylström “När ingen ... | read the full story here

March 4, 2017 10:26 pm // 0 Comments