When Eurovision stars Sirusho and Sakis Rouvas released a trailer of their music video “See” a few weeks ago, they sent hearts racing and expectations soaring. We were expecting something amazing, but the result is decidedly more mixed.
Watch out: the girl is now a woman. After failing to reach the final of Eurovision 2012, Slovenian beauty Eva Boto is back on her legs with a new song entitled “Na kozo pisano” (Written on the skin). The release coincides with her 18th birthday. She shared her song with her fans on Facebook, along(…)
Montenegrin representative Sergej Cetkovic, who was internally selected by state broadcaster RTCG, is taking his Eurovision job seriously, y’all. He is already doing media interviews!
Albanian broadcaster RTSH has announced the 16 artists that will be battling it out at the Albanian national final Festivali i Këngës. The songs for the finalists will be announced at a later date, but the running order has been confirmed which you can see below.
Finnish broadcaster YLE has today announced the 12 acts that will be competing at Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK), Finland’s national selection process, with the final taking place on 1 February at Espoo.
Y’all messed her around at Eurovision and now Getter Jaani’s getting her own back. But in the nicest way possible.
When rumors emerged last week that Eurovision alumni and judges on the Serbian version of X Factor Zeljko Joksimovic and Kristina Kovac would be making an appearance on the UK X Factor final, we were all a little confused. Surely this has to be false?
Paula Seling and Elena Gheorghe—Romanian beauties and previous winners of Eurovision’s Next Top Model—each released new singles this week.
Lynne Kieran, one-thrid of the Rounder Girls, has passed away at age 53. Authorities have not yet established the cause of death. The Rounder Girls began singing together in 1993 and competed at Eurovision in 2000 with the song “All to You”. They finished 14th, a position Austria would be happy to achieve in next(…)
Ukrainian broadcaster NTU has announced the artists that will be battling it out for the chance to represent the country at Copenhagen next year. The national takes place on 21 December and Ukraine will be the first country to select their artist and song. There are 20 artists in total and after they were announced, a(…)
For weeks our readers have been moaning that Switzerland has gotten it seriously wrong with its national selection for Eurovision 2014. SRF, the German-language broadcaster, gave us 159 choices for its three spots in Die Grosse Entscheidungsshow. Yet they went for the three most boring options, each of which makes Pernilla from Finland seem like a(…)
Summer is long gone, we’ve pulled out our winter coats and we’re still freezing. In an effort to turn up the heat we’re turning back time to October and listening to Echo, a recent single from French songstress Lylloo. It features France’s 2010 Eurovision contestant Jessy Matador—he of “Allez, Ola, Olé” fame—swishing his hips and(…)
Boomerang is Eric Saade’s third offering from his successful fourth album, “Forgive Me“. Listening to this single with fresh ears was a major challenge. Yes, Boomerang is one of the catchier songs on an album of predictable pop numbers. However the coos of the opening bars and the lackluster lyrics prove that songwriting isn’t Saade’s strength.(…)
*This post has been updated as Eurovision stars continue to pay their respects throughout the day.* The world fell into mourning as the news broke late on Thursday night that the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela had passed away.