Wiwi: What the hell is the lead singer Dmitry wearing, and who told him it was a good idea to use scissors in the dark? There’s a strange sense throughout all of this that he is very aware of the cameras. At times he tries too hard to pout. That’s expected to a certain degree, […]
Today the Wiwi Jury heads to Minsk to review Litesound’s ESC 2012 song “We Are the Heroes.” The rock group had a bumpy ride getting to Eurovision: as you’ll recall, they actually lost the national final to this monstrosity. But eventually the government intervened and now the Wiwi Jury has the opportunity to pass judgment […]
This week on the Wiwi Show—brought to you by Song Contest Radio—readers ask whether France’s Anggun Photoshops her legs; voters pick the most attractive brothers at Eurovision 2012; two men and two women face the axe in Eurovision’s Next Top Model and Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model; the Wiwi Jury reviews Georgia, Slovenia, and Switzerland; […]
Since we last reviewed the odds to win the second semi-final at Eurovision 2012, little has changed at the top. Sweden, Serbia, Norway and Turkey have held on to the top four spots. Further down the bookies’ oddstable, however, competitors have been shuffling around like a man with ants in his pants.
Eurovision 2012 is something of a family affair. After a coup that saw Belarus overthow its original representative Alena Lanskaya, officials decided to send Litesound, which includes brothers Dmitry and Vladimir Karyakin. They’ll face off against Ireland’s most famous set of identical singing twins Jedward—they of British X-Factor fame—and Switzerland’s Sinplus, the rock duo composed […]
Ever since Alena Lanskaya won the right to represent Belarus at Eurovision 2012 on February 14, Wiwi’s readers have been shouting “Scandal!” Eurovision fans from Belarus to Britain all seem shocked that she could have won the Belarusan selection with a terrible song that features child-like lyrics like “Finally all my dreams coming true/ This […]
Armed with an arsenal of bad lyrics, a tacky dress, and questionable intonation, Alyona Lanskaya has won the right to represent Belarus at Eurovision 2012. A nation should be in mourning.
If Wiwi’s readers have it right, then Litesound will likely win tonight’s national selection in Belarus with their song “We Are the Heroes.” Litesound captured 48% of all votes in our poll, outpacing Victoria Aleshko (16%), Uzari (13%), Gunesh (12%), and Alena Lanskaya (10%). Their pop rock sound is a major departure from last year’s […]