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.
Six acts competing at Eurovision 2011 have performed on Europe’s biggest stage before. And two of them—Dana International and Lena—have already tasted victory. But does a second trip to Eurovision make them likely victors—or does it make them tired and stale? (Let’s not forget what happened to Malta’s Chiara Siracusa in 2009? Sad.)
Yohanna, the Icelander who most resembles Scarlett Johansson, managed to place second at Eurovision in 2008 despite performing before a creepy Scientology-inspired backdrop and wearing a dress made of dead blue birds. Apparently the island nation still has faith in the singer, as they voted her through the second semi-final of Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins, the Icelandic […]
Sigurjón Brink, who was due to compete in the third semi-final of Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsin on January 29, died unexpectedly last night at his home in Garðabæ. Initial reports suggest that he passed away following a heart attack.
The Icelanders put the financial crisis behind them, collected a few kroners, and last night managed to stage the first semi-final of Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsin 2011, their Eurovision selection contest. Fans gave two contestants the green light for the February 12 final.
Icelandic broadcaster RÚV has released the artists performing in the first semi-final of Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins, the Icelandic national selection, on January 15. Here they are. Who do you think has the best shot out of these entries?
Over the past two months, Wiwi’s readers have cast a total of 39,524 votes for their favorite Eurovision contestant. Polls closed at 11:59pm on May 28, on the eve of the live finale. The results have now been tallied and verified by an accountant (Wiwi’s sister), the artists’ agents have been called and the boxes […]