Sweden’s Loreen will win Eurovision 2012 in a landslide, but Romania’s Mandinga and Albania’s Rona Nishliu remain outside threats. That’s according to Wiwi’s readers, who cast a total of 20,299 votes in our poll to determine this year’s winner. The “Euphoria” singer, who has done a good job hiding her back-up singers this year, earned […]
Albania’s Rona Nishliu shed tears at the end of her first semi-final performance. It wasn’t just for the love of music. Earlier this week at least 12 Albanians died tragically in a one of her country’s worst-ever bus accidents. At the first semi-final press conference afterwards she vocalized the pain we felt in her powerful […]
Deban: “Suus” melds folk, jazz, easy listening, world music and ballad forms in a magical way. And Rona Nishliu’s minimalist staging manages to encapsulate the aura and the emotions she has woven into her vocal art. Although the camera angles are nowhere near perfection, let us remember that it’s only the very first rehearsal. Things […]
When we spoke to Rona Nishliu at the Eurovision in Concert event in Amsterdam, one thing became very clear: girl has got a big brain. Well she has channeled all her brain power into a fierce marketing campaign, and joined the ranks of other PR-savvy contestants by releasing a jazz version of her entry “Suus.” […]
Albania’s Rona Nishliu wowed the Wiwi Jury with her vocal chords. Now she’s wowed us with her brain. This morning, during our interview with her at Eurovision in Concert, she showed that the depth of her song “Suus” reflects the depth of her intelligence. GIRLFRIEND IS SMART! She tells us that her official video reflects […]
On March 15, Albania’s Rona Nishliu howled her way to the top of the Wiwi Jury’s unofficial Eurovision rankings. Sweden’s Loreen subsequently knocked her down to #2, but Rona definitely enjoyed her moment in the sun. And why wouldn’t she? It inspired the Generic Logo Company—which we recently discovered online—to give Rona her very own […]
The Wiwi Jury—our international panel of music unprofessionals—sharpened its claws and headed to Tirana this week to review Rona Nishliu’s Eurovision 2012 song “Suus.” That means “Personal” in Albanian. But what does it mean to the jury? Read on to find out.
Y’all remember Albania’s Kejsi Tola? The one who wore a pink tutu, stood on a wind machine and danced with the Gumby look-a-like at Eurovision 2009? Well she’s finally put on some clothes and is back with a very grown up new single called “Me Jeto” (Live Me).