Eurovision 2016: weekly round up of news
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
EUROPE – Here are omg interesting developments of short news from the magnificent world of the Eurovision Song Contest. It’s about the semi finals allocation in Ukraine, some news from Switzerland, the running order in the Spanish national final and more.
- It’s no secret in Malta that the public are not very keen to see Ira Losco in Stockholm with a different song that the one with which she won the Maltese national selection. The discussion took place already in various TV shows about the national selection. People in Malta seem positive to change in the already winner song “Chameleon” but not very fanned of changing a song.
- In Spain, national broadcaster announced the running order for the national selection which is set for February 1st at 22:30 CET. Maverick – Un Mundo Más Feliz will open the show followed by Barei – Say yay!, Xuso Jones – Victorious, Salva Betrán – Días de Alegría, María Isabel – La Vida Solo es Una and closing with Electric Nana – Now. Fans seem to prefer Electric Nana but the general sentiment leans towards Xuso Jones.
- In Ukraine, Anastasia Prykhodko’s potential entry, I am free now is available on Soundcloud and you can have a listen to it below. Anastasia represented Russia in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest.
- Back Ukraine the two broadcaster collaborating for the national selection announced the running order and the allocation of the participants for the semi finals of the National Selection: The dates and time for each show are: First Semi-final: February 6 (18.00 CET), Second Semi-Final: February 13 (18.00 CET), National Final: February 21 (18.00 CET). Here is the allocation draw for the two semi finals:
UKRAINE 2016 FIRST SEMIFINAL PARTICIPANTS
- Jamala – 1944
- The Hardkiss
- Brunettes Shoot Blondes
- Svitlana Tarabarova – Nikoli znovu
- Vladislav Kurasov
- Aida Nikolajchuk
- Tonja Matvienko
- Anastasia Prykhodko – I am free now
UKRAINE 2016 SECOND SEMIFINAL PARTICIPANTS
- Pur:Pur – We do change
- Peaks of Kings – Metal mania
- Victoria Petryk – Overload
- Arkadij Vojtjuk
- ALLOISE – Crown