Elena Ionescu is the perma-tanned star of Romania’s Mandinga. Tulisa Contostavlos was the star of British hip-hop group N-Dubz. But is it possible that these two starlets were separated at birth? Wiwi feels like we’ll soon hear Romanian on British X-Factor, and rap in the middle of a Mandinga song in Baku! Take a look at these […]
What do a woman taking a pregnancy test, a homeless man, and a struggling artist have in common? They each appear in Sofi Marinova’s official Eurovision 2012 video. The rather bizarre video is meant to convey the power of love, and the trauma of being separated from those important to us. As the lyrics tell […]
Last year Hungary’s Compact Disco—one of Eastern Europe’s most successful electronica bands—earned an MTV Europe Music Award for Best Hungarian Act. In recent days they’ve flexed their mainstream muscle by releasing seven re-mixes of their Eurovision entry “Sound of Our Hearts.” The Wiwi Jury previously skewered the group’s entry, suggesting it was so dull that […]
It looks like a case of “the I’s have it.” Over the past few weeks Italy’s Nina Zilli and Iceland’s Gréta Salóme & Jónsi have really won over the bookies. After releasing glossy preview videos, they’ve watched their odds of winning ESC 2012 narrow significantly.
The Wiwi Jury—our international panel of music un-professionals—has now completed half of our reviews for ESC 2012. As such, it’s time to review the standings, and to reflect on all the music—and short skirts—we have encountered thus far.
Jedward—the world’s most famous set of identical singing twins—know how to manage publicity. In the run-up to Eurovision last year they gave countless interviews, appeared on numerous television shows, and posed nearly naked in a gay magazine. After Eurovision they went on to launch their own TV show, performed for U.S. president Barack Obama, appeared […]
Rambo Amadeus, who describes himself as “one of the most prominent cult figures on the ex-Yugoslav music scene,” has a knack for provocation. Amadeus—real name Antonije Pusic—made a name for himself serving up witty lyrics and crude satire. He has, at times, mocked everything from local politics to ethnic conflict in Yugoslavia. As part of […]
The team at WiwiBloggs.Com loves a hot couple: it’s a matter of double our pleasure, double our fun! So you know we were excited to learn that Anggun, our favorite contestant of Asian descent at ESC 2012, has teamed up with Danish hottie and 2009 Eurovision contestant Niels Brinck to release a special duet of […]