Pierre Dumoulin, composer of “Wake Up”, revealed that RTBF received 25 songs for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019: “The only thing I do differently is to respect the duration of 3 minutes.”V
According to what she said on NTV, Maruv will support Sergey Lazarev on Eurovision 2019. She further clarifies that she will not take part in Vidbir again, and has announced details of his forthcoming appearances in Russia.
The group, who were only formed in 2017, won the ‘Debut of the Year’ award at the Polish Fryderyk awards – the equivalent of the Grammys for their nation. The awards celebrate Poland’s finest musical artists in pop, jazz and classical music.
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Did you know? Albania is the only country that will not use English in the second semi final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.
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Producer Wouter Hardy from Boxtel worked for two years with Duncan Laurence on ‘Arcade’. The two were linked by music publisher Sony ATV. “This is an artist who I think will suit you,” was the message. Hardy got five demos. There was a very early version of Arcade in between. “I was mainly triggered by his voice. You can go very many ways with that.”
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 and finalist of the 2018 edition, Alexander Rybak used social networks to praise “Scream”, a song that Sergey Lazarev will play in Tel Aviv: “Sergey, Congratulations! because ‘Russia’ but because ‘music’ “wrote in Russian, sharing an excerpt from the official video clip of the Russian candidacy.
Nicky Burne is leaving his radio show on 2FM Radio to focus on Westlife Twenty anniversary tour. He says: “I wish 2FM, all its shows and presenters continued success and will listen on with great interest as the station continues on its journey.”
2017 Eurovision Song Contest winner, Salvador Sobral has new sentiments regarding the “fast food” songs. In a recent interview he states: “Nowadays I think maybe I was too fundamentalist, maybe too extreme. Because Eurovision… My opinion is it’s not really about music. It’s about the show. It’s a show to make people enjoy all the new technology, the new sound of things, you know.”
Presented by Sarah Dawn Finer, Kodjo Akolor, Marika Carlsson and Eric Saade, the Melodifestivalen 2019 Grand Final was accompanied by 3,614,000 viewers, on average, the SVT revealed. The program rose compared to the previous edition, which was accompanied by 3 million and 551 thousand spectators, having recorded a share of 79.3% on schedule.