Deban: This is pure laziness! His entire performance is a carbon copy of what he staged in Vilnius. It worked in his national pre-selections, but now it’s just tawdry. Did you say that was three minutes? It felt like nine! It’s like sitting through a card game knowing all the tricks. What a bore. The […]
This morning the Wiwi Jury—our international panel of music un-professionals—caught a ride to Vilnius, where we shopped for Soviet-era vintage clothing, and reviewed Donny Montell’s ESC 2012 song “Love Is Blind.” Love is blind, but the Wiwi Jury is not deaf. Did we like what we heard? Or did we run for the border? Read […]
Today’s Eurovision in Concert interview is with Donny Montell—one of the biggest charmers at Eurovision 2012. Wiwi and Vebooboo loved his smile, his style and his open mind. This 24-year old heartthrob demonstrated poise during our interview in Amsterdam and coped with every suggestive question we threw at him. Among other things, he told us […]
In the two weeks since Wiwi last reported on Betfair’s betting market for the second semi-final at ESC 2012, the bookies’ five favorites—led by Sweden’s Loreen (“Euphoria”) and Serbia’s Zeljko Joksimovic (“Nije ljubav stvar”)—have held steady at the top. But there has been some reshuffling in the lower positions. Bulgaria’s Sofi Marinova (“Love Unlimited”) has […]
Read the lyrics to “Love is Blind”—Lithuania’s Eurovision 2012 song by Donny Montell.
National finals and semi-finals take place tonight in Sweden (Melodifestivalen), Norway (Melodi Grand Prix), Malta, Hungary and Lithuania. Here’s where to watch live web streams as the people of Europe move one step closer to choosing contestants for Eurovision 2012!
Watch Paulina Skrabyte’s official video for “Debesys” (Clouds). She’ll represent Lithuania at Junior Eurovision 2011. English lyrics follow the video.
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.