THIS IS MALMÖ CALLING: MAY 07 HIGHLIGHTS
One more day rises in Malmoe and the oikotimes.com team is bringing you the latetst highlights from the event around the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.
For Farid Mammadov, Azerbaijan’s selection to compete in Eurovision 2013, today marked the end of his pre-contest promotional tour as he arrives to Sweden. “It has been a long and exciting way to Malmo,” Farid said as he deplaned from the flight, but “the most interesting part is still ahead”. Artist’s visits to Italy, Greece, Lithuania, Malta, Georgia and Ukraine had some of the same elements – interviews, performances, making new friends – and also included meeting many of the current and past contestants who have made great contributions to the Eurovision Song Contest over the years. Farid sees his arrival in Malmo to begin final preparations as the lifetime dream coming true. He will do his best to catch a spare moment to see the city and enjoy its lovely sights and sea views.
Victoria Azarenka will support Alyona Lanskaya in Eurovision. Victoria Azarenka with her boyfriend – rapper Redfoo – are expected to visit the Belarusian party in Eurovision that will take place on May 11 in Euroclub.
We still haven’t seen this years contest, and already we have informations about next seasons national selections. NRK has decided that because of very bad quality of songs that they received this year that next contest will last only for one night. They say that fans of MGP shouldn’t be dissapointed as they are planing to make it very interesting and exciting. This year Margaret Berger won it with “I Feed You My Love” and she is one of the favourites to won 58th edition of Eurovision Song Contest.
The Schlagerboys have been tuning in to Eurovision.TV to watch highlights of today’s rehearsals and we can reveal we have our first cute boy backing dancer. And it’s Slovenia! Hurrah! We had to remove the photo as it scrumbled with our website but you can find it here.
Before heading to Malmö at well-known Pullmantur’s cruise around some European cities, ESDM have been really busy with the proper preparations and rehearsals for Eurovision. ‘Contigo Hasta El Final’ will take the Swedish stage on May 12th, for the very first time. The full and hard work is so, that many Spanish artists, from Operación Triunfo series, X Factor Spain or Spanish representatives, have decided to support the band, on their way to Malmö. For instance, Lucia’s Que Me Quiten Lo Bailao, didn’t unfortunately work so well in 2011, despite being one of the most popular artists in Düsseldorf. Anyway, she has always reported that the most important fact, is really enjoying the experience, which will be unique in ESDM’s whole lives and that’s what she says to them. The man, who did this project possible, is Juan Calandria, Spanish Eurovision fan from Seville (Spain). Watch the video, here.
The Armenian delegation updated their event for May 10th and informed the press that Finnish representative Krista Siegfrids will join Armenia, Russia and Latvia in the Copenhagen gig. “Dorians” rock band representing Armenia in “Eurovision 2013” along with the Armenian delegation left for Sweden, which will host this year’s song contest. The band departed in early morning on May 7. In a conversation with “Armenpress” the press secretary of the rock band Dina Hovhannisyan stated that the first big event for the upcoming days is scheduled to be held on May 10 in the largest concert hall of Denmark’s capital Copenhagen Amgerbio.
Moje 3 are in Malmoe and they are touring the city and they upload photos from their fine moments in the Eurovision 2013 host city. Have a look at their latest photo. Recently a farewell press conference was held for MOJE 3 3 to wish them luck in the Eurovision Song Contest, and the girl band has presented no less than eight versions of their song to the public. You can check out all of them here and download from RTS website.
The Maltese delegation is at the airport and ready to fly on the wings of Malmoe! Gianluca’s team uploaded a farewell photo from the Malta airport on his facebook page. Check it here. Gianluca this morning is on his way to Malmo. He is accompanied by his band, Kenny, Gabriel, Chris, Louise Ann, his sister Samaria and the song writers Boris and Dean. The team is expected to arrive in Malmo this evening. The first reheasals start tomorrow.
Did you know the Spanish entrants ESDM have an English version of their Eurovision 2013 entry? Well they do and you can enjoy it here. Although we doubt this entry will do anything this year in the scoreboard it’s nice to see the Spanish team eager to promote internationally.
Ireland’s Eurovision Song Contest hopeful Ryan Dolan has set out on his two-week adventure in Malmo, writes Laura Butler. The 27-year-old flew out of Dublin Airport to Sweden yesterday with 12 of his 17-strong delegation, to begin rehearsals ahead of next week’s semi-final.
See a clip of Sarah singing Summer Night City at the ABBA museum opening yesterday in Stockholm. This promises a great series of night in the Eurovision 2013 host city don’t you think? Watch the clip here
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