Norway went into mourning after 2011 Melodi Grand Prix winner Stella Mwangi crashed out during the first semi-final of Eurovision last May. But Norwegian broadcaster NRK has dusted itself off and slowly drip-fed the names of the ten acts who will take their chances at MGP in 2012. Here are the names we know so […]
Stella Mwangi showed Europe she could get down to African rhythms at Eurovision 2011. Now the Kenya-born Norwegian is proving she can do the paso doble and samba, too.
They may not have made the final, but the Belgians created a storm in the press centre yesterday when they showed up and performed a couple of a capella numbers. Vebooboo and Wiwi caught their duet with Alexander Rybak on video. Yes, that’s right, the 2009 winner is still around soaking in the press attention, […]
The audience inside the Esprit Arena went wild for Norway’s Stella Mwangi—but televoters and the jury didn’t. After her elimination during the first semi-final, Stella put on a brave face and gave interviews to Norwegian TV outside of her bus. But as this photo shows, not even blue eye shadow could hide the disappointment in […]
After watching and reviewing the first semi-final at Eurovision 2011, Wiwi and Vebooboo high-tailed it to the EuroClub afterparty held at the Quartier Boheme restaurant-bar in Düsseldorf. Plenty of contestants from the first semi-final stumbled over, and we cornered them to snap some pics and steal their alcohol.
It’s late in Dusseldorf, but Wiwi and Vebooboo are working hard to report how things went down in Semi-Final 1.
For folks living outside of Norway, the country conjures up images of well-to-do white people eating smoked fish and living large off state oil funds. But amid the sea of blonds that color foreign conceptions of the country live Sikhs and Vietnamese, Pakistanis and Poles, and a thriving community of African immigrants. By winning the […]
In part one of our interview, Stella Mwangi dished on her Eurovision dress and why she wanted to compete at Eurovision 2011. In Part 2 of our interview below, the queen of Norwegian hip-hop explains why she can’t do gangster rap and admits that she’s been taking some singing lessons ahead of Eurovision.