Tensions are rising in Moscow because of Eurovision. Today Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov to discuss why Azerbaijan did not give Russia any points during the Grand Final, an issue that has raised a lot of eyebrows, including those of the Azerbaijani president.
You were not the only ones surprised that Azerbaijan gave nul points to Russia at Eurovision 2013. The Azerbaijani press reports that even President Ilham Aliyev was in disbelief, so much so that he demanded a recount of his country’s votes. And guess what? According to the new results, Moscow should have received 10 points […]
As the bookies slash Dina Garipova’s odds to win the first semi-final at Eurovision, Team Wiwi can only scratch their heads. This song is cheesier than fondue and much less filling. But our main objection isn’t its “we are the world” staging. It’s that this song blatantly rips off Brian Kennedy’s song “All Over the World” […]
Vebooboo: After watching this three times on the big screen, I have three takeaways. 1) Dina can sing, but this we already knew. 2) The staging here is incredibly cheesy, especially the part where the five unite hand-in-hand at the end of the song. Again, this is not a Coca-Cola 1970s commercial, this is Eurovision […]
Wiwi: Dina Garipova sounds the same digitally re-mastered as she does live. Unlike several other artists, the quality of her voice remained as strong at today’s first rehearsal as it was in her official music video. The Wiwi Jury has already moaned about the cheesy sentiments of her song. But her stage performance is so classy […]
Last night the Wiwi Jury—our in-house panel of music un-professionals—flew to Moscow to protest government reprisals against political dissidents and to review Dina Garipova’s Eurovision 2013 song “What If?” Did she inspire us with her message of peace and solidarity? Or did we gag on all the cheese? Read on to find out…
We’ve spent a lot of time looking at the odds to win the final of Eurovision 2013, but the bookies also have betting markets for each of the semi-finals. Emmelie de Forest—the Dane who doesn’t wear shoes—looks like a shoe-in to win the first semi-final. She currently has odds as low as 7/4. And as […]
Team Wiwi understands that Eurovision 2013 hasn’t yet taken place. But judging from this year’s early betting odds, we’ll all be going back to Scandinavia in 2014.