Eurovision 2016: round up of news across Europe
Welcome to another round up of information for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with news feed from various countries participating (or still deciding to participate) in the 61th edition of the most popular show.
- Armenia just announced Iveta Mukuchyan as the country’s representative in Stockholm and the entire web is now on fire with thrilling comments about the artist, while we still expect to listen to the song. Is Armenia going to achieve the 2014 triumph of becoming the hot favourite for the contest? (no matter what happened in the end).
- Bosnia & Herzegovina unfortunately pulled out its application to participate in Stockholm. No money, no honey and we are sure that if the broadcaster appealed in international sponsorships (not aware if this is legally allowed in the country), they could get help from abroad. No wonder why Turkey isn’t helping.
- Croatian national broadcaster on the other hand seems to be undecided on whether to participate or not. It seems that HRT asked for few more days to respond to the EBU giving their final answer. In any case we miss them too.
- Moldova finally confirmed participation in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest ending the rumours for another withdrawal.
- In Portugal, the RTP decision to withdraw for one year and return with a new strategy wasn’t enough for some fans who started a fund raising to get money for the broadcaster to participate. As if the money was the only problem why Portugal failed all the time in the contest!
- Vicky Leandros spoke to NDR about her upcoming new album, the first after five years. The interviewer wondered why did she use the title “I know that I know nothing” and the 1972 winner said that although growing up she is still learning from life.