ITALY – Eurofestival News reports that Francesca Michielin who represented Italy at Eurovision 2016 would love to return in the Eurovision Song Contest. She considers that the contest gave her a wealth of experience. Francesca Michielin represented Italy at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden with the song “No Degree of Separation”. She finished 16th in the Grand Final scoring a total of 124 points.
FRANCE – French duo Justice has spared no criticism of the Eurovision Festival when he participated in the Super Bock Super Rock in Lisbon: “I did not understand why he [Sébastien Tellier] agreed to take part in the contest.” Justice is a duet of French electronic music formed by Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay who became known to the public in 2006 with their remix of Never Be Alone, the original theme of Simian Mobile Disco. The following year the duo was nominated for an MTV Europe Music Awards and a Grammy.
RUSSIA – Little bit of gossip now as in Russia, press is dealing with Ani Lorak’s husband, Murat, who seems to have cheated his wife as they publish a video in which he clearly flirts with another woman as you can see here.
MALTA – Janice Mangion was the favourite to win the 2017 national final she is back confirming her participation in the X factor Malta auditions. In the meantime 1980s rocker Ray Mercieca, music manager Howard Keith Debono and upcoming young singer-songwriter who is currently living and working in the Netherlands Alexandra Alden, have been confirmed as judges for the show.
BELGIUM – Belgia representative in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest Blanche, has got double platinum as the single sold Moree the 40,000 copies in Belgium. This comes as 20,000 copies sold last year in the country.
FINLAD – Documentary about the Finnish band PKN is coming to London this Friday. “It is nice that we are gaining popularity. But we are no softies. We are straight up punk rockers.” – Pertti Kurikka. This invigorating new documentary follows Finnish Punk rock band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät (PKN) as they face the glory and struggle that comes with fame. After becoming celebrities in Finland, the radical four continue to dominate worldwide, playing nearly 300 gigs in 16 countries. A film about friendship, the politics of fame, and what it truly means to be punk. Punk Voyage screens daily from Fri 3rd Aug. Advance tickets on sale now with more times and dates announced on Tue 31st July. They represented Finland in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.