February 05 🇪🇺 the latest #Eurovision headlines
- 🇬🇧 BBC announced the running order for the UK final “Eurovision: You Decide 2018”. Therefore the line up has as follows: Goldstone – “I Feel The Love”, Jaz Ellington – “You”, Liam Tamne – “Astronaut”, RAYA – “Crazy”, Asanda – “Legends”, SuRie – “Storm”.
- 🇷🇴 Selectia Nationala participant, Feli, is tipped to considering withdrawal from the national selection as her father passed away. Through Facebook the singer explains: I’m writing and deleting because I try to find the words to express what I’m feeling now, but some feelings cannot be put into words. People have been messaging me to ask where I had “vanished” and if I was alright, because I stopped posting on social media. My dad died. I am writing this slightly numbed, passing from one state to another every other second. It’s strange. I don’t feel MYSELF. I need a little time to get myself back together. I say “a little” because I think that I am a strong Feli and I want to believe this now more than ever. I admire people who are so strong that they could go past this kind of pain quickly, but unfortunately I am not one of them. Be it good or bad, family comes first, blood is thicker than water and love never disappears. Never. I need myself right now. I’ve been looking for myself for days and I can’t find myself. Until I find myself, please observe my wish to not be asked “How?”, “Why?”, and so on. My soul would cherish a warm thought and a hug. Nothing more.
- 🇸🇪 Over 3.3 million viewers tuned in to watch the first semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2018 last Saturday but the news come from Kikki Danielsson. She is very disappointed by the result and the show itself. She says that Melodifestivalen used to be ether and declared that she will not enter again.
- 🇵🇱 Due to record of submissions, TVP decided two extend the deadline for two more days. TVP will reveal the finalists for the Eliminacji Konkursu Piosenki Eurowizja 2018 on February 8th. In the meantime you can check all events on our calendar here. Polish national final is set for March 3rd at 21:30 CET.
- 🇫🇮 On Friday we will hear the first song Saara Aalto will perform in UMK 2018. In the meantime the Finnish pop princess announced that Brian Friedman will e the choreographer for her stage presentation in Lisbon. Brian has a series of collaborations in the video clips of Britney Spears, Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Cher, counting numerous awards as well.
- 🇬🇷 ERT finalised the demand to record labels participating in the national final. Therefore the three record labels have to submit a bank guarantee of 20,000 Euros by Monday, February 12th when the songs will be released. In the meantime Greek media report that there are objections for the songs (internally submitted) and there will bee somehow a fuzz when the songs will be revealed. Greek media (sourcing ERT) do not exclude the possibility of cancelling the Greek final. In the meantime Yorgos Kapoutzides clarified to ALPHA TV that he is not going to be the 2018 Eurovision commentator due to the new team taking over the project at ERT.
- 🇸🇪 It’s the last year wee will enjoy Alcazar as they announced they are splitting up. Formed in 1998 it was one of the most popular Schlager disco group Sweden ever saw and they did have international success. They prepare their song for Europride and schedule their last concerts in November. In did, sad news.