Europe’s attention may have been on Ell & Nikki during Saturday night’s press conference, but three other acts had reason to celebrate, too. France’s Amaury Vassili, Ireland’s Jedward and Finland’s Paradise Oskar each walked away with a prestigious Marcel Bezencon awards for their entry.
All the regulars turned up at the first semi-final press conference at Eurovision 2011: the contestants sweating ambition, the journalists asking stupid questions and the photographers taking pictures of folks obscured by microphones. Wiwi and Vebooboo sat through the madness so you wouldn’t have to. Here are the highlights.
It’s late in Dusseldorf, but Wiwi and Vebooboo are working hard to report how things went down in Semi-Final 1.
Vebooboo and Wiwi do not agree about Paradise Oskar’s chances of victory in the first semi-final. Here’s what they say.
The Finns are one step closer to forgetting the squeezebox-playing duo Kuunkuiskaajat. The Nordic nation chooses its 2011 Eurovision rep on Saturday, February 12 live from Turku. But just because you’re not in Finland doesn’t mean you can’t cast your vote, too! Review all of the qualifiers from semi-finals one, two, and three, and then […]
Vebooboo is still catching his breath from the third and final Finnish semi-final, which featured the most varied and exciting line-up of the competition.
Vebooboo had high hopes for Soma Manuchar. The Kurdish immigrant took to the stage January 22 clad in a belly dancer outfit and sporting a six-foot pony tail ya just wanted to yank. Unfortunately the fabulous look was all she had going for her. The three-minute performance was devoid of any movement and full of […]
Finland, the nation that brought you 2010’s accordion-playing wet dream Kuunkuiskaajat, has already made progress toward another disastrous ESC result. On January 15, during the first of three semi-finals, the Finnish public voted through a boring ballad sung by Johanna Iivanainen, a tango-inspired song by Marko Maunuksela and a heavy metal group named Cardiant that […]