Tens across the board! Whoever said the best things in life come in small packages had not spoken to the organisers of Eurovision In Concert.

This weekend over 30 acts from the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will descend on Amsterdam for Europe’s biggest pre-party.

They’ll be joined on stage by Belgium’s Eurovision 1986 winner Sandra Kim, while Cornald Maas and Edsilia Rombley will host the show from AFAS Live, one of Amsterdam’s premiere music venues.

You can see a full list of the performing acts at this year’s Eurovision In Concert below:

  • Armenia – Sevak Khanagyan
  • Australia – Jessica Mauboy
  • Austria – Cesár Sampson
  • Belarus – ALEKSEEV
  • Belgium – Sennek
  • Bulgaria – EQUINOX
  • Czech Republic – Mikolas Josef
  • Denmark – Rasmussen
  • F.Y.R. Macedonia – Eye Cue
  • Finland – Saara Alto
  • France – Madame Monsieur
  • Germany – Michael Schulte
  • Hungary – AWS
  • Iceland – Ari Ólafsson
  • Ireland – Ryan O’Shaughnessy
  • Israel – Netta
  • Latvia – Laura Rizzotto
  • Lithuania – Ieva Zasimauskait?
  • Malta – Christabelle
  • Moldova – DoReDoS
  • Montenegro – Vanja Radovanovic
  • Poland – Gromee ft. Lukas Meijer
  • San Marino – Jessika ft. Jenifer Brening
  • Serbia – Sanja Ili? & Balkanika
  • Slovenia – Lea Sirk
  • Spain – Amaia y Alfred
  • Sweden – Benjamin Ingrosso
  • Switzerland – ZiBBZ
  • The Netherlands – Waylon
  • Ukraine – MELOVIN
  • United Kingdom – SuRie

This year’s Eurovision In Concert is an “XL” edition to celebrate the anniversary. Organisers have chosen a larger venue than the traditional Melkweg and secured almost as many acts for the lineup as last year’s record haul of 35.

The Pre-Party season has expanded in recent years. Besides Amsterdam, it now encompasses events in Riga, London, Tel Aviv, Madrid and Moscow.

Eurovision In Concert is the last event on the pre-party calendar. Thereafter acts will have only four weeks until the night of the Grand Final, ushering in a final period of rehearsals before Eurovision week itself looms.

All attending acts will be welcomed to The Netherlands by Mark Harbers – the Dutch Secretary of State for Justice and Security – and Jon Ola Sand, the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest.

YOU CAN GET MORE EUROVISION IN CONCERT NEWS HERE

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Violetta
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Please do not assume that Bushpepa is arrogant just because of rumors going around. He has passport problems now resolved and is attending the last two pre-parties = see his facebook page where true information is posted.

I hate it when people just start spreading false rumors and people are so gullible to believe them.

Alex
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GUYS, Eugent is coming to Amsterdam and Madrid! Check his instagram 🙂

Robbingood
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Guys, if you dont have information at least dont write wrong infos, I mean for the comments. RTSH confirmed participation in all pre-parties while Eugent wasn’t sure if he will go, and lately he stated in a Radio interview that he wanted to focus and to give his 100% into semi final. Thats why they cancel all the pre parties. Has nothing to do with money, Albania has almsot always sent participants in this kind of events then its up to artist if he preferes to go or not. As he also said, he stopped the singing at night clubs… Read more »
Lourdes
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Thank you!

Alex
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Eugent confirmed his participation in Amsterdam and Madrid 🙂

Alex
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Eugent will come to Amsterdam and Madrid 🙂

Violetta
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He didn’t attend because of passport problems and now resolved – he’ll be In Amsterdam and Madrid – see his facebook page recent postings.

Esc Fan
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Why Greece doesn’t participate in Esc Pre-Parties?

NonBob
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Just a little thing…. Why are you promoting Spain? Twice you’re giving the link for the interview… Is Spain your favorite? Aren’t you supposed to be in neutrality as Eurovision fan’s blog?

Lourdes
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I wasn’t referring to him at all, but the comments that are directly attacking certain countries for no reason. Can you please stop using my name? Thank you.

Lourdes
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Wiwibloggs, please can you delete some ugly nationalistic comments below? It’s not what this blog is about 🙁

Lourdes
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I wasn’t talking about you, but about the comments insulting Greece and Serbia below, bcs I find them inappropriate ( unless you wrote them too).

Lourdes
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Also this group is about songs and performances. You’ve been personally attacking a singer for no reason ( unless you personally know him). Please re-evaluate your thoughts, because there’s something deeply wrong with them.

Jo
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Miss my boy Eugent.

Lourdes
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Stop commenting the same thing in every single comment about him! Get a life and stop trolling!

Kiwizz
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Your stupidity is going in favor of Eugent, just so you know! Keep up the good work, cellulite babe!

Alex
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Eugent will come to Amsterdam and Madrid!

Lana Shagz
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I bet he had to cancel those preparties due to his jealous girlfriend. She knew that us girls would be on the first row cheering for her stud muffin! ^ ^

Rosaline
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Well, what woman would let such hottie to visit Amsterdam alone, lol

Lana Shagz
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She can’t hold him captive forever! We’ll catch the BUSH anyway!!!

Rosaline
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Her next measure: No Semi Final! LOOOL

Phoenix79
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Note To All Girls: Please wait till the contest’s over or Eugene’s girlfriend will forbid him to appear on the first semi! You should expect this from a rockstar’s wife!

GOSH
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Heard she’s jealous and crazy like Courtney Love. Beware gals unless you want to have your hair pulled strand by strand!!!

jena
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What are you people taking about?

Anita
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Why is Estonia not performing on preparties? Because of dress issues?

Gretta
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Maybe, but she easily could sing any other song on party … there is no obligations as i know or just sing ‘la forza’ without her gigantic dress lol

Kyna
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omg I said it before, just scroll down in the comments. She has existing working schedules that were long before settled, it’s not related to the dress at all goddammit.

Gretta
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Ok, i get it…but why you sound angry? lol, I have nothing against Elina, i actually wanted her on party

Kyna
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I was answering to her question… sorry, I didn’t mean to sound angry. I’m just annoyed by how a lot keeps bringing up the dress thing even when it’s not relevant 🙁

Gretta
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oh i’m sorry, i didn’t realize you were answering to Anita, no offense, i love Elina and with dress or not she is stunning artist:)

Kyna
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It’s okay, understandable 🙂

Thiago
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I choose to believe she is not going because the dress is too heavy and opera is just an “excuse” 🙂

Nick
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Almost all my fav are there, Cesar,Benjamin,France, Sennek and Melovin, only Claudia and Isaura are missing…

Matt C
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Cyprus’ Eleni Foureira has had a residency in Athens since December and has been singing there for most nights in the week. Her contract for the winter season ended a week ago, she’s probably trying to relax a bit and work on her performance. The choreo is finished, outfit is reportedly in the making (swarowski crystal jumpsuit) and now she needs to practice practice practice. She must be exhausted from her residency and laying low for a bit. Don’t blame her, the pre-parties aren’t essential.

Kylie
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Oh yeah, I’ll see HIM !!!!!!!!!!!! Constantine, ( Melovin ) I will wait for you !!!! =)

BeckyLisa
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Constantine, it’s his real name? why he changed it? it fits perfectly well with his vampire look and attitude lol

Anna
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BeckyLisa Yes, real name. But this has long been one of the most common male names in Ukraine. I think that’s why he came up with a different name

BeckyLisa
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thanks, whatever his name… me loving Melovin :))

Lourdes
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Why is Eugent cancelling the pre-parties? I hope he’s ok. It’s not like it will make a huge difference, but it would be nice to watch him live again!

jenaziv
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I guess noone knows the reasons behind this cancellations. “technical issues they said”, but i have doubts.

Zuying
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According to the “Metro Nieuws” (Netherlands), Bushpepa has canceled his EU promo tour “due to technical reasons.” The daily further adds: “The Albanian rock artist who has performed with legendary bands like Deep Purple and Guns N ‘ Roses, will focus only on his heavyweight performance and not any sort of promotion, including interviews. Sign of a true artist!.”

Hope you guys find this translation plausible. I am Chinese studying in Rotterdam.

Tipped to Win!
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Yep – thanks Zuying. Turns out that the Albanian BUSH is going to AMBUSH this festival of glitz and kitsch. Stay tuned y’all!

Joe
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You’ve been spamming since Friday. While I could request your permanent ban, I am kindly asking you to grow up and get a life!

Tipped to Win!
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Artists don’t spend a dime in any of these preparties! They are solely organized by hosts, so your presumption is unwarranted. Eugene’s management has already stated the reason: Technical Issues!

Matt C
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Well, who’s paying for hotels, plane tickets, managers, PA’s, outfits, etc.? It’s down to the artists and their delegations. Yes, the event will be solely organised by the host country as is always the case, but all of these extra costs are down to the delegations budget. So your assumption that they don’t spend any money for these parties is unwarranted.

Tipped to Win!
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Get a grip, Mattie! If fans would able to cover their own traveling and accommodation, then sure as HELL artists and their teams could too! Eugene had the dosh to revamp his song in Belgium with a British Grammy Award winning audio engineer, but now he’s saving teeners for his piggy bank! If not math, do we have some common sense at least?

Everlong
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“Saving tenners for his piggy bank” – LOL

Shyla
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The tenner thing cracked me up. Kudos!

Apocrypha
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@Matt C: My hat off to BUSH for bravely dismissing those fundamental ESC pop practices. That’s the mark of a true artist! He’s eschewing publicity and cynical gimmicks to attract any votes. By canceling his promo tour, he literally shouted: “I CAME HERE FOR THE BATTLE AND I’LL SHOW MY STRENGTH THERE!”

Apocrypha
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P.S. To non-English speakers: “Eschewing” means “avoiding”.

Matt C
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Esc pre-parties are not essential. It’s more for the loyal fanbases, the only thing that matters is the performance on the night and how it connects with the casual viewer at home. I’m low-key wishing Albania will squeek through to the final, although I am being a bit optimistic, because this is in the tough semi.

Tipped to Win!
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The myth of “tough and weak semis” has LONG proved itself to be erroneous! This game is unpredictably changeable, so don’t shape your perception on odds and comments, lardbutt!

Nifty
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lardbutt, hahahahaa

Matt C
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You said “artists don’t spend a dime for the pre-parties” and that the “hosts organise everything” and I gave you multiple examples of how artists and delegations DO have to spend money. Maybe it’s a lot less for them than it is for us regular folks. I’m not saying money is the issue, just pointing out the flaws in your perceptions. Your failed attempt to be smart is laughable btw.

Tipped to Win!
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So I said and I stand behind it. Booking plane tickets and hotel rooms are NOT expenses for the European artists, so do not try to change your story because you are merely contradicting and making a fool of yourself. Organization, venue, tech rider. staging and promotion constitute expenses, not traveling and accomodation!

UVT
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Your level of idiocy is laughable! Lemme guess your inferior nationality… greek? Time to eat Merkel’s dirt, beggar! Hahhaaa

Magyar
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LOL. Greece is officially the poorest country in EU, while Moldova is the poorest in the whole Europe, followed by FYROM, Serbia, and junk like that. That “Money” subhuman, clearly suffers from inferiority complex! He surely belongs to one of those empoverished nations above, most likely Serbia or Greece.

Markus
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True that! Here in Austria, Serbian women work the streets for as low as 5 euro and they dare to call someone poor, lol. Inferiority leads to such stuff!

jena
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Stop spamming with the same coment about Eugent please! He couldn’t attend the pre- parties because of his own reasons, that doesn’t make him an arrogant. Get a life!

Joe
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I could’ve sworn the Dutch act from 1996 were also a support act, but who knows. The acts not doing the pre-parties are: Estonia (busy with opera stuff) Italy (I think they’re working on a tour of their own) Albania (I dunno) Greece (I dunno) Cyprus (I guess she’s a little too famous for the pre-parties? Maybe? Hasn’t stopped other artists) Norway (definitely too busy for the pre parties) Croatia (I dunno) Portugal (I dunno, but do they usually do the pre parties? Salvador had health issues and they weren’t in it in 2016 but I don’t know their attendance… Read more »
Matt C
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Cyprus’ Eleni Foureira has had a residency in Athens since December and has been singing there for most nights in the week. Her contract for the winter season ended a week ago, she’s probably trying to relax a bit and work on her performance. The choreo is finished, outfit is reportedly in the making (swarowski crystal jumpsuit) and now she needs to practice practice practice. She must be exhausted from her residency and laying low for a bit. Don’t blame her, the pre-parties aren’t essential.

Joe
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I didn’t know that (and I follow her on Insta so you’d think I’d pick up on that by now). Thanks for the clarification! It makes sense, and I don’t blame her for taking a rest.

Matt C
Guest

On the 1st of April she uploaded a video on instagram thanking everyone who supported her during her residency, her team etc., so I’m guessing she’s trying to lay low for a few weeks before everything happens in Lisbon! I’m glad I could be of help!

Thiago
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She probably doesn’t want to surprise Europe with her lack of singing ability until the big night

Redfern Lads
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Planned to join the party just for some Celtic vibe rock but it’s over now. Albania cancelled and the Netherlands doesn’t have it. Least our tickets are refundable.

Frisian esc
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Honey please stop spamming your dissapoint of eugent bushpepa deciding not to show up under different e mail adresses 😉

Echoes
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@Frisian esc: You are spamming, not him! Get lost, troll!

Balrogx69
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Your little serbian agenda against Eugent Bush ain’t selling, kiddo!

Thiago
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How do you know he is Serbian?

Boombox
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It doesn’t take a scientific research to detect one. If it acts like a savage, looks like a savage and howls like a savage, IT IS a savage, otherwise, a serbian.

Balrogx69
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@Thiago: Confirmed by his IP: 176.108.47.38.

SLATER
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@Redfern Lads: I remember you guys from last year in London. The Morris and Ceilidh dances were crazy as a loon, haha!!!

Doris
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omg! Alekseev and Benjamin and Melovin, all my beauties in one party,yay!
can’t wait! :DDD

Ruben
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I’m from the netherlands and i wanna go, but i can’t because of school?

Frisian esc
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I also really want to go but Amsterdam is like a 2 hour drive from my hometown and i have nobody to go with 🙁

TheDrMistery
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Go alone. If I’d wait for anyone to go with me in the place I want, I’d mostly sit at home.

Tahnee
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Gewoon gaan! Er is op de pagina van Eurovision in Concert op Facebook een groep met Nederlanders die allemaal alleen gaan. Misschien is dat wel wat? En het is op een zaterdag he, dus geen school 🙂 Oh en laat die 2 uur reizen je niet tegenzitten. Ik moet er zelfs 3 🙁

Bulgarian Storm
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My band and I thought to see Eugent Bush live again (seen him performing with Ron Thal from Guns N’ Roses in 2013), but his tour is officially cancelled, and so are our tickets to Amsterdam. By the way, it was the Serbian media who reported fake news about Eugent’s alleged UK visa refusal. BBC rejected this claim on Friday.

PP
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In which serbia media you read that. And BBC don t organise eurovsion party in London.

Margaret
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@Arrogant
Stop spamming your hate of Eugent! He’s not the only one who’s gonna miss those parties!

Lourdes
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Stop the hate please! We don’t know the real reason after this!

Lourdes
Guest

So do you know why he didn’t attend?

Margaret
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Lourdes
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Oh, sorry to hear that 🙁 Thank you!

Kyna
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She’s busy, she has a tight working schedule.

NUT
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She’s busy shagging with sponsors to pay for her controversial dress.

Kyna
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rude >:(

Eve
Guest

Some of my favorites will be here, yay, looking forward !

LydV
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Unfortunately, Eugent won’t attend any preparties, which makes it 31 acts.

malo
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Eugent is in Tel Aviv right now.

Apollo
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As if Albania would EVER favour the Netherlands over Israel! No doubt he’s in Tel Aviv ahead of anywhere else!

malo
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Israel and Amsterdam pre parties are not in the same time. Most singers attend both.

Sledgehammer
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@malo: Eugent Bush embarked on his own tour in Israel and not just to partake in a preparty. In fact, he has cancelled all ESC-related stuff so far. The rockstar requires professional technical rider to perform because he’s internationally acclaimed, and not your unknown sing-a-long ESC act! His performances remain in the music history, unlike those!

??!!
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Now what do you mean with that??

what
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but he is not in Tel Aviv lol… what makes you say that? He cancelled participation.

Croatia All The Way!
Guest

@what: Another lie from another serb, lol. Get a life, cigo!

Horvat
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Yep, that “what” has a Serbian IP. Troll!

malo
Guest

”Eurovision In Concert is the last event on the pre-party calendar”

What about Madrid?

Tahnee
Guest

Can’t wait to see Alekseev!

Yaa
Guest

Shut up, will you, don’t shame her for nothing, don’t shame anybody for tthat matter! Live and let live!

Tahnee
Guest

Lol you better keep it in your pants, chill dude. And indeed, live and let live 🙂

Frisian esc
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Didn’t eleni want to go to eurovision for years? Why is she not attending any pre parties.

hh
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‘Cuz her live usually is not that good.

jim
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because she cant sing lol

Greek Fan
Guest

Cyprus is not poor..
both women are in the same label which is responsible for covering ALL expensies for both entries,and Eleni sings some nights in an Athens venue so she has no time to attend the event…

Matt C
Guest

Cyprus’ Eleni Foureira has had a residency in Athens since December and has been singing there for most nights in the week. Her contract for the winter season ended a week ago, she’s probably trying to relax a bit and work on her performance. The choreo is finished, outfit is reportedly in the making (swarowski crystal jumpsuit) and now she needs to practice practice practice. She must be exhausted from her residency and laying low for a bit. Don’t blame her, the pre-parties aren’t essential.

Friedrich (Großräschen)
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Friedrich (Großräschen)

After the atrocious London Eurovision Party and Albania’s cancellation of the promo tour, I won’t attend this one either. Spending thousands to see crap like Serbia, FYROM, San Marino, Montenegro, Lithuania, and Belarus?! Thank you very much, Amsterdam, but you won’t be getting that!

Lilac
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sorry to hear Albania couldn’t make it, but there is gonna be a lot of good entries anyway, im here for Sweden ,Switzerland ,The Netherlands, Ukraine, Belgium, Bulgaria,Australia and etc.,

Bulgarian Storm
Guest

My band and I canceled our tickets to Amsterdam. We’ve thought to see Eugent Bush live again (seen him performing with Ron Thal from Guns N’ Roses in 2013), but his tour is officially cancelled. By the way, it was the Serbian media who reported fake news about Eugent’s alleged UK visa refusal. BBC rejected this claim on Friday.

Margaret
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@Arrogant
Why do you have to assume the worst of a person based on nothing other than your own speculations? Eugent said that he can’t attend because of some technical issues. It’s not his fault. So why don’t you just believe him and let it go and enjoy 31 other acts? And whether you like it or not, he’ll definitely be there in Lisbon and trust me, on May 8th he’ll sing his heart out and deliver the best possible performance!

Möhrant
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Good on Jessica Mauboy for committing to that long ass flight from Australia for this!

malo
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I guess she will fly from Tel Aviv where she is now.

Greek Fan
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I would be interested to see eleni Foureira but considering she has NO VOICE if she performed there she would instantly fall at the betting odds…

RussianFan
Guest

never heard about that kind of strategy, lol

but i agree we need to hear/see all entries live before show, but why Russia is still so high after Julia’ epic fail live performance in Moscow?
these betting odds looks like a joke for me anyway ,lol

RussianFan
Guest

completely agree! some songs been hyped and judged by the clips and not by actual live performance ,see how Belarus and Russia got millions viewers on their clips on youtube but live they sound pretty bad,especially Julia, though Alekseev improved his singing i can tell, want to hear him in Amsterdam and see how it goes now

Arizona Malone
Guest

Does anyone know what’s wrong with Eleni? Wanting too bad to see Fuego live but she is hidden and doing no party

Ana
Guest

No Italy. No Albania (Eugent updated that).
I’m not lucky with favourites…

Alex
Guest

Eugent will be there 🙂

Timothy
Guest

Lithuania – Ieva Zasimauskait?
Please, fix that… Disrespectful..

Oisín T
Guest

It wasn’t meant as disrespectful from what I see, she has an e with a dot on it at the end, it mustn’t have formatted as it and got replaced. Happens all the time.

Roy Moreno
Guest

I think the last letter is in Lithuanian so the site doesn’t show it and it turns it into a question mark
It happened to me with hearts for example so it sounds logical
I don’t know if it’s true though

Sander
Guest

How can a technical problem, which isn’t Wiwibloggs’ fault disrespectful?

Iloveyou
Guest

We don’t need to know your opinion either Riley Reid.

@EugeneESCUK
Guest

So who in the top half of the betting is missing then?

Estonia
Norway
Greece
Italy
Azerbaijan
Cyprus
Portugal
Russia

Interesting!!

George
Guest

That is your self-proclaimed “top half”, mister!

Frisian esc
Guest

No that’s litterally the top half of the betting odds…

George
Guest

Who asked you anyway?

@EugeneESCUK
Guest

Thanks Frisian esc for trying to explain it, as you say it clearly does say “the top half of the betting,” probably lost in translation. It is beyond me why people can’t be nice and respectful, thanks anyway.

Sienna
Guest

omg i want to fly to Amsterdam to see my beautiful boys Alekseev,Mikolas, Benjamin and Melovin live…swoon… why i’m poor? lol

chemical kid
Guest

Yeeees Alekseev <3

Charli Cheer Up
Guest

Still no Alexander Rybak from Norway. What is going on with that guy? probably didn’t expect to win MGP at all.

Nora
Guest

i heard he is seriously ill,hope not
i can’t find any info about his current condition from reliable sources

Nora
Guest

you’re cruel, lol
his entry is not very good, but i hope he is ok

Denis
Guest

Some people don´t like going to these parties. Rybak never did any “promotion” last time either. It could be busy schedule or just wanting the song to be heard first at ESC. Plus Rybak is known for his battle with mental health. It is a geunine issue
Speaking of, I am surprised Sweden is doing so much preparties. Swedish artists usually never attend those either. Måns and Frans only did the London one. Don´t think Sanna Nielsen did any.

Eve
Guest

Really nice to see Sweden attending all pre-parties 🙂

Cin
Guest

Poor Rybak, the hate from some Eurovision fans surely doesn’t help him..

BeckyLisa
Guest

Yay my fav boy Melovin gonna be at the party! can’t wait to watch him live:)))

but why my precious Claudia is not there? ugh!

Maureen
Guest

I’m so excited to see everyone live!? (especially Mélovin?)

Denis
Guest

Speaking of nothing. the first Eurojury results has been announced. From Ukraine: 12 Points to Switzerland, 10 to Czech republic and 8 to Israel
Interesting result..

Nora
Guest

very interesting indeed, thanks Ukraine for 12 points to my country:) maybe the only 12 p. we will have lol
hope they got 0 points for Russia …

Margaret
Guest

Unfortunately, Eugent won’t be able to attend due to some technical issues (((
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155222198481470&id=47675291469

Julia
Guest

OH NO!!! My girl-friends and I were so hoping to see him! No… just no!!! :((((

James
Guest

How so?

esc freak
Guest

Greece never attends pre-parties. RIP our economy.

Dimitris
Guest

Pre parties don’t play an important role at the final result but surely they influence the opinion of the fans

blondboybc
Guest

Salvador didn’t show up to any pre-parties and look how he won! They are really not a prerequisite to winning by any stretch. I don’t recall Jamala showing up at many, if any, in 2016, either. 🙂