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.
After watching Greece practice in Düsseldorf, I really, really wish the country had sent Nikki Ponte with “Dance Alone” instead.
Predicting the winner of Eurovision is an imperfect science. But every year we create fan polls and consult the bookies’ ratings hoping to come closer to knowing the winner. As part of the ongoing Eurovision alchemy, Wiwi just spent some time on Eurovision’s official YouTube page and can now reveal which contestants have racked up […]
After three weeks and more than 1,000 votes, Wiwi’s readers have decided that Nikki Ponte Should fly the Greek flag in Dusseldorf. Nineteen-year old Nikki has led the poll from the beginning. After the first week of voting she led with 33% of all votes, and she ultimately finished with more than 50% of them—miles […]
For weeks bloggers and pollsters have suggested that Nikki Ponte, the recently-eliminated Greek X-Factor contestant, will win the right to represent Greece at Eurovision 2011. Now that Greek broadcaster ERT has released full versions of this year’s Eurovision finalists (below), will Nikki remain in pole position?
Greek Eurovision fans extended their radio antennas this morning when ERT, the national broadcaster, revealed snippets of this year’s Eurovision entries on Radio Deftero 103, 7. The broadcaster will reveal the songs in full on February 15. Wiwi’s friends at the Athens-based oikotimes.com speculated that officials worried the songs would leak, leading to all sorts […]
Perennial Eurovision contender Greece has named the finalists for this year’s Greek selection contest, which will take place at the end of February.
Sakis Rouvas, the Greek god who placed third at Eurovision in 2004 and seventh in 2009, is back with his new album Madly. It includes songs by Demitris Kontopoulos (who wrote the 2008 Ukrainian and 2009 Greek entries) and Natalia Germanou (who wrote the 2005 Greek entry). You can check out Sakis’ first single Parafora […]