John Paul Henry Daniel Richard Grimes and Edward Peter Anthony Kevin Patrick Grimes — the Irish twins better known as Jedward — understand the power of self-obsession. It’s a state of mind that has catapulted them from contestants on the X-Factor to the world’s most famous set of identical singing twins. Over the past year […]
Last year Armenia’s Eurovision entry centered its stage act around a 100-lb. replica of an apricot stone. So it wasn’t exactly surprising when, during today’s first dress rehearsal in Düsseldorf, the Armenian delegation wheeled Emmy onto the stage in a larger-than-life boxing glove with her name spelled out in diamonds. With her solid vocals, skimpy […]
In part one of our interview, Stella Mwangi dished on her Eurovision dress and why she wanted to compete at Eurovision 2011. In Part 2 of our interview below, the queen of Norwegian hip-hop explains why she can’t do gangster rap and admits that she’s been taking some singing lessons ahead of Eurovision.
Dana International, the only transsexual ever to win Eurovision, is hoping to reclaim her title in Düsseldorf. This time she’s fighting with a “Ding Dong.” An ode to silent prayer and personal resolve, the song sets perseverance to a mid-tempo dance beat. Its clichéd message that hope springs eternal would normally leave me yawning. But […]
British expatriate David Bryan has made a home for himself in Romania. So much so that Romanian voters chose to send him and his band Hotel FM to Eurovision 2011. David recently spoke with Wiwi about how he ended up in Romania, his love of music and his plans to have plenty of girls […]
Ten contestants competed in the Polish Eurovision final, but Magdalena still managed to walk away with 44% of the vote. Now Eurovision fans have their fingers crossed that she can win Eurovision in a landslide, too. Magda recently spoke with Wiwi about singing in Polish, femininity and her role on the Polish TV show “Name […]
As part of their Eurovision promotional tour, Turkey’s Yüksek Sadakat have performed in 11 countries, including Azerbaijan, Belarus, Italy and the Netherlands. After all that travel they still managed to gather the strength to speak with Wiwi about the growth of rock music in Turkey, their stage show in Düsseldorf and more. Here’s what they […]
They’ve sold 13 million records, released 40 hit singles worldwide and collaborated with Elton John. But come May, Britain’s boy band Blue will share the Eurovision stage with lesser known acts like Emmy, an Armenian who is competing with a song called “Boom Boom,” and the TWiiNS, singers known more for their short skirts than […]