Eurovision May 01: highlights, gossip, odds of the day
Tijana Bogicevic has released the Serbian version of her Eurovision entry “In Too Deep”. The premiere of “Tvoja” has taken place a few minutes ago on YouTube, where the singer has uploaded a special clip containing the Serbian version with a different arrangement.
New Zealand has made it to most popular European music event in the world – in the form of wine. Invivo Wines has announced it is the official wine of Eurovision 2017, a singing contest to be held over three days in the Ukraine. This marks New Zealand’s first involvement with the event, which attracts more than 200 million people.
During an interview after her rehearsal today, Martina said that the director of Czech television told her, “Martina, you must not win, we are not ready to host yet”, she went on to say that she replied, “We are ready, so next year in Prague will be great”
Ruslana entered the press area in the most funny way. She didn’t bother a lot with the fans and media representatives and continued to have fun inside the press centre.
BNT 1 presenter, Boryana Gramatikova has been revealed as the spokesperson for Bulgaria at this years Eurovision Song Contest. Boryana studied journalism at the University of Westminster in London, United Kingdom before going on to work in online and television media in Bulgaria.
Today was day two of rehearsals for the First Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, which saw the second half of the show rehearse for the first time on the Eurovision stage in Kyiv. Each artist would use this time to get a feel for the stage and its surroundings whilst performing their song and practising their choreography. The rehearsals of both Armenia and Greece have been leaked online just hours later.
Armenia, Moldova and Cyprus are the press centre favourites today, second day of rehearsals for the first semi final. In the betting odds today we have several countries improving their standings such as Italy, Bulgaria, Armenia and Finland while things are not looking nice for Sweden, Australia, Belgium while Poland was the only country with the best change. Greece remains stable despite some betting offices increasing the odds as well as France.
Brendan Murray has touched down to a warm welcome in Kiev ahead of his semi-final bout in two weeks’ time. Doing the nation proud, the young Galway singer was greeted in the Ukrainian capital by one of the nation’s most popular singers, Svetlana Tarabarova. Staging an impromptu gig in the bagging area, 20-year-old Murray was caught on camera belting out the tunes following his earlier flight from Dublin this morning.
Eurovision Fan House has gone live today creating a new space for fans, including a shop, vlogs, blogs and games. Eurovision Fan House has been launched today as a new platform for fans of the Eurovision Song Contest. Currently the website only features a shop featuring new merchandise aimed at fans of the Eurovision Song Contest, t-shirts, hoodies, infant clothes are now all available to purchase. While new clothing focused on trends and countrymemes are now on sale.
Lee Lin Chin will once again have the honour the give Australia’s 12 points at the Eurovision Song Contest. The fashionista and SBS news reader also did this job in the last two years. SBS Australia confirmed this news on Monday through their own Twitter account.