“Frozen” has been cited by critics as Disney’s best animated film in a generation. And there’s a Eurovision connection.
Wow. Russia’s Dayana Kirilova brought her A-game on Tuesday in what proved to be one of our favourite rehearsals of the day. This number has “hit” written all over it. It’s easy to remember, instantly catchy, and you can’t help but tap your feet (while swerving your hips and bobbing your head). Any girl with […]
Last night the Wiwi Jury—our in-house panel of music un-professionals—threw back some vodka and headed to Moscow to review Dayana Kirilova’s Junior Eurovision 2013 song “Mechtay”. That means “Dream” in English. Was it music to our ears? Or did the dream turn into a nightmare? Read on to find out…
The 2014 Miss Universe pageant took place in Moscow on Saturday evening, and we were thrilled to see that there was a little bit of Eurovision on show. During the Top 5 final question and answer segment, Miss Ecuador Constanza Baez fielded a question from Russia’s 1995 Eurovision contestant Filip Kirkorov. Filip, who once fled to […]
Well it’s about time. The European Broadcasting Union, the body behind the Eurovision Song Contest, is finally getting firm with Russia over its anti-LGBT legislation.
Today we’re deviating from our alphabetical order to talk about everyone’s favorite country to hate, Russia. Putting questionable politics aside, Russia at Eurovision is a relative success story. With a win on their belt, and a number of top five finishes, Russia appears to have found a working formula for success at the contest. Finding […]
Eurovision 2012 winner Loreen is no stranger to speaking out against oppression. As you’ll recall, she met with the wife of a Belarusian dissent in 2012, and more recently she threw her weight behind imprisoned Russian pop stars Pussy Riot.
When you look at statistics there’s “unlikely”. And then there’s “it just won’t happen”. Fair flipping of a coin will very occasionally have the coin land heads 10 times in a row. It will never land heads 1,000 times in a row. Looking at the voting patterns we have a coin landing heads 10,000 times […]