Deban: Beautiful song, but somewhat let down by the staging. (A tiny bit…). There are many fado moments in the song, but the instrumentation isn’t realised visually. This is where Serbia’s Zeljko Joksimovic excels. Shame they’re both in the same semi-final with similar ethnic/folk material. On a positive note, though, the backdrop is excellent. The rustic […]
WiwiBloggs.Com recently had the chance to catch up with Portugal’s Filipa Sousa at Eurovision in Concert 2012. Filipa’s voice is seriously powerful, so Wiwi thought she would be really tall. But as it turns out she’s adorably small—and very, very sweet. In our video interview, which you can watch below, she explains that her song […]
Officials behind Eurovision in Concert—the biggest pre-Eurovision event on the continent—have confirmed that Cyprus’ Ivi Adamou has withdrawn from the concert just two weeks ahead of show time. Although they did not elaborate on the reasons why, an investigation by WiwiBloggs.Com suggests that financial hardship led to the withdrawal.
Read the lyrics to “Vidha Minha” — Filipa Sousa’s ESC 2012 song for Portugal.
At least they’re consistent. Homens da Luta, the Portuguese comedy troupe that has all of Portugal chanting rebellion, have changed remarkably little of their stage act since the Festival da Canção. They’re still dressed as the Village People, and there’s still a revolutionary, a student and a construction worker and a peasant. But the original […]
Take six people with no discernible musical ability. Dress them up in clothes inspired by the Village People. Enter them in your national Eurovision contest. Watch your government fall. That, in short, sums up the journey of Homens da Luta (Men of Struggle), a Portuguese comedy troupe who have all of Portugal chanting rebellion.
The race to represent Portugal at Eurovision 2011 hotted up this week as the public cast votes online in the first stage of Festival da Canção, the Portuguese national selection. They narrowed the field from 24 hopefuls to the following 12 finalists. Broadcaster RTP also released detailed results of that vote, which put the traditional […]
Elena Gheorghe, Eurovision’s Next Top Model 2009 As of May 17 at midnight, Wiwi’s readers had cast 1,720 votes to determine who should win Eurovision’s Next Top Model. Eurovision front-runner and teen singing sensation Safura has jumped into a commanding lead with 39% of all votes. Last week she was in fifth position with only […]