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 […]
The bookies have released their first set of odds for Eurovision 2011, and they’re calling it a race between a Corsican opera star and a Norwegian rapper.
Of the 23 countries on the iTunes charts, Lady Gaga currently sits on top of 22 of them with “Born This Way.” Why no clean sweep? Because Stella Mwangi, the black beauty who defeated the BlackSheeps at Melodi Grand Prix, rode a wave of national popularity and swept Miss Gaga aside. Here’s a look at […]
The hard-edged rapper she presents in some of her music videos stood in stark contrast to the tender soul on show at the finale of Melodi Grand Prix 2011. Even if you don’t speak Norwegian you’ll understand how much this victory meant to Stella. Awwwww. Love, Wiwi
On the night of Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix Final 2011, it was 16 degrees below zero in Oslo. But it felt a lot warmer inside the Spektrum Arena, if only because Stella Mwangi was radiating so much warmth. The 24-year old Kenyan immigrant brought African rhythms and a huge smile to the stage, making even […]
Long before Stella Mwangi became the red-hot favorite to win Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2011, she was a pioneer in Norway’s small but growing hip hop scene. Stella, also known as S.T.L., has topped the charts in Africa, performed for Nelson Mandella and written songs featured in films including “American Pie.” Here’s a quick tour […]
Is the competition in Norway actually a competition? Not if you believe the odds put down by betting agency Unibet. They’ve got Stella Mwangi—the Kenyan-born beauty and winner of Melodi Grand Prix Semi-Final 3—as the runaway favorite to represent Norway at Eurovision 2011. At the moment, Mwangi is the 1/4 favorite. The second most-likely contestant […]
London-based bookmakers Bet365 have released their first odds for Norway’s national Eurovision selection contest. They’re betting that the Blacksheeps— winners of Melodi Grand Prix Nordic 2008, the Scandinavian equivalent of Junior Eurovision—will storm to victory on the European stage once again. They’re currently listed as the 5:1 favorites, followed by Helene Boksle at 11/2 and […]