Since we last checked in on the bookies’ predictions on who will win the first semi-final of ESC 2012, the leaderboard has seen some major shifts. Denmark’s Soluna Samay remains on top at Betfair with odds of 107/50. However, she no longer shares that spot with San Marino. After unveiling her song “The Social Network,” […]
Leather body suits, bag pipes and accordions rarely appear on stage at the same time—unless you’re Romanian pop group Mandinga. Their mishmash of folk music, pop couture, and spilling cleavage helped them win Romania’s national selection—and the opportunity to represent Bucharest in Baku.
Last fall there were fears Romania wouldn’t compete at Eurovision 2012. But the perreniel Eurovision contender is back—and its national selection includes some pretty fierce acts. RTV, Romania’s state broadcaster, has now released videos of all 15 entries, which you can watch below. After you do, be sure to vote in our poll ahead of […]
The European Broadcasting Union today announced that 43 countries will be flying their flags at Eurovision 2012 in Baku.
British expatriate David Bryan has made a home for himself in Romania. So much so that Romanian voters chose to send him and his band Hotel FM to Eurovision 2011. David recently spoke with Wiwi about how he ended up in Romania, his love of music and his plans to have plenty of girls […]
When he isn’t slapping his assistants and dragging them across the floor by their hair, Russian Eurovision diva Filip Kirkorov enjoys recording covers of Eurovision songs. So the slap-happy star recently teamed up with Russian songstress Kamalyia to record a cover of “Playing with Fire,” the 2010 Eurovision entry from Romania (which placed third). Two […]
Ianna and Anthony Icuagu placed second at the Romanian national final with their song “Open Your Eyes.” Given that they earned the maximum 12 points from televoters, they know they’ve got on-screen appeal. So now the duo is attempting to enter the national selection contest in neighboring Moldova. They’ve entered a song written by Anthony […]
On New Year’s Eve Hotel FM won the right to represent Romania at Eurovision 2011. But the group–which consists of David Bryan (singer), Gabriel Baruta (piano), and Alex Szus (drums)–have more songs in them than their Eurovision entry “Change.” You can check out some of their other work below.