Euronews round up this weekend
Vasil Dimitrov (Bulgaria)
- Polina Gagarina announced via Facebook her participation in The Voice Russia this season as a jury member. She’s the second Eurovision star as a Voice jury in Russia after Dima Bilan
- Various Eurovision stars finally started to react to the refugee crisis which stormed European news and media after the death of the three year old kid in the Aegean. We needed the death of the child for Europe and Eurostars to start reacting (well that’s also something, I guess)
- Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät (PKN), whose four members met in 2009 at a Helsinki centre for people with developmental disabilities, say they will play their farewell shows next year. In May, the group startled Europe’s music industry by blazing their way into the Eurovision Song Contest finals in Vienna. Their angry 90-second song “Aina mun pitää” (“I Always Have to”) was easily the loudest rock song ever performed in Eurovision history – besides the sole Finnish winner, Lordi’s “Hard Rock Hallelujah” from 2006.
- In Denmark, Anti Social Media decided to offer their single “Fire Exit” separately from the album “The Way”. The band originally formed for Eurovision purposes by DR they still can’t believe their success despite their 13th position in the semifinal.
- While Czech Republic confirmed participation for Stockholm’s Eurovision 2016 edition, Luxembourg and Andorra confirmed once again their absence from the ultimate music TV show in Europe (if not in the world).