September 15 ➡️ the latest #Eurovision headlines
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
EUROVISION 2019 – Ireland and Iceland officially confirmed their participation in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. This shows that the calls for boycott in both countries didn’t reach the national broadcasters, especially from the nationalist parties of Ireland. In Iceland Skarphéðinn Guðmundsson says they have taken the situation very seriously and that after careful deliberation, the decision was taken to send a representative from Iceland to the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv: “The decision is based on the fact that there is no political event, but on the contrary, the gathering of different nations, which have been the main purpose of the broadcasting and community, and the sense of community and peace of mind that consists of contemporary music and culture in general.”
SPAIN – The participants in the latest season of Operación Triunfo have been revealed this evening by the Spanish national broadcaster. The Eurofans started speculating which of them will and can go to Eurovision 2019 with Eilan Bay to be the favourite for them. The 18 participants aged 18 to 26 are: África (22) – Madrid, Albra Reche (20) – Elche, Alfonso (22) – Madrid, Carlos Right (25) – Esplugues de Llobregat, Damion (21) – Adeje, Dave (20) – Cádiz, Famous (19) – Bormujos, Joan Garrido (22) – Palma de Mallorca, Julia (23) – Cádiz, Luis (19) – El Masnou, María (26) – Madrid, Marilia (18) – La Palmas de Gran Canaria, Marta (18) – Málaga, Miki (22) – Terrassa, Natalia (19) – Pamplona, Noelia (22) – Málaga, Rodrigo (25) – Seville, Sabela (24) – A Coruña.
THE NETHERLANDS – The 2005 Dutch entrant Glennis Grace, advanced to the AGT finals after the public voting. Although she is excited she is not happy with her performances and she promises to be a lot better in the finals. She also told RTL Boulevard that she is soon going to announce something big, indicating a potential return to Eurovision (?)
SPAIN – Eleni Foureira and Soraya Arnelas will be guests in Tu Cara Me Suena. During rehearsals for the show Eleni surprised Mimi on the set and helped her prepare for the performance.
¡La cosa está que arde! 💥 Te enseñamos las primeras imágenes del sorpresón que se ha llevado Mimi (@lolaindigomusic) ensayando su primera imitación de #TCMS: ¡@foureira_eleni ha venido para ayudarla! 🤩 La nueva edición viene con mucho #Fuego 🔥👉 https://t.co/M2dEJ90Gb6 pic.twitter.com/YrsF7X839w
— TuCaraMeSuena (@TuCaraMSuena) September 13, 2018
USA – During a performance in Stockholm last June, Shangela performed Netta’s Toy. What you can see in the video is that Shangela is giving a “Foureira” style performance of the song. Could you just imagine the actual combination? Shangela emerged as Pierce’s drag persona in January 2009. Pierce had choreographed a three-person drag act to “Single Ladies” for a sober charity event in Los Angeles, and when one of the performers cancelled, the other two asked him to fill in. The club’s promoter was so impressed with Shangela’s performance that he offered to book him for the following week. In 2010, Shangela was crowned in the first California Entertainer of the Year pageant; the first alternate was Chad Michaels.