January 24 🇪🇺 the latest #Eurovision headlines
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
LITHUANIA – The third Lithuanian Heat is underway and already the show has been recorded. The jury: Beata Nicholson, Viktoras Diawara, Giedrė Kilčiauskienė Ramūnas Zilnys cast their votes and the results bring Greta Zazza with the song “Broken Shadows” in the top of thee scoreboard. On Saturday the public voting will be added to the scores and we will know the qualifiers to the next round.
BELGIUM – Belgian representative in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest spoke recently on an interview about her song. Laura Groeseneken said that her song is not a typical pop song and out of Eurovision style. It’s a unique chance, something you can experience once in your life and I will do the best possible as expectations are higher after the results of Loïc Nottet, Laura Tesoro and Blanche. I can be a dark horse and I can win. it was also known that songs were submitted from abroad and 24 recordings took place in order for the Belgian national broadcaster to decide the song with which the country will be represented in Lisbon.
CROATIA – Croatian national broadcaster is going to select internally its entry for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. The first hint was posted on Facebook by HRT and it seems we have a quartet reprinting the country membered by two male and two female artists.
GEORGIA – Georgian lead singer of Iriao, Mikheil Misho Javakhishvili spoke to Sputnik about their song in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. “The song is being created by David Malazonia. It will be melodic, easy and understandable. At the Eurovision viewers usually pay much attention to some special effects, shows, performances. Often everything is decided by the elements of the show, rather than the vocal performance. If you have noticed in this show there often are uniquely designed screens, even on the floor and the back of the stage, and everything is done as much as possible so that a miracle is created during the song presentation. But remember what happened last year, when Salvador Sobral won. There were no special effects or shows, but there was just a music. And after the victory, Sobral said that for him music is not fireworks, it is feelings, and this feelings have won. So, the stage and elements of the show are not the main thing now. Portugal itself calls for music to be the main element. So that the contestants present their way of thinking, and not a mathematically folded and winning-oriented entry. In my opinion, you must showcase what is really yours.”
LATVIA – Thee first semi final for Supernova, the show through which Latvia will decide its participation in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is about to kick off on February 3rd and LTV finally presented the line up for it. Therefore in the first show we will see:
Katrīna Gupalo & the Black Birds – Intoxicating Caramel
Rahu the Fool – Oh, Longriver
DVINES – More than meets the eye
Agnese Stengrevics – You Are My World
Sudden Lights – Just Fine
Edgars Kreilis – Younger Days
Liene Greifāne – Walk the Talk
Remember that you can follow all events by checking our calendar here and of course all available national selection results here. We have also opened various polls for the currently available national finals which you can find here.