The Big Five—France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K.—contribute the most money to staging Eurovision every year. And while they have deep pockets, over the past decade they haven’t managed to leverage their money into success at ESC. Thankfully that’s changed in recent years. Italy’s Raphael Gualazzi placed second in 2011. And Germany’s Lena won […]
We still have 24 hours until the grand final of Eurovision 2012—and that means we still have 24,000 predictions flying out of the Eurovision press room. As of 7pm Baku time the Eurovision press corps, which includes accredited journalists and ESC insiders, predicted that Spain’s Pastora Soler will win Eurovision with her song “Quedate Conmigo.”
Vebooboo: Pastora Soler must have been a construction worker in a previous life, because girl knows how to build drama! At first I was slightly worried when I saw Pastora hugging her microphone and doing nothing else on the stage, but then the song builds and she brings out her entourage and a bucket-load of […]
Last night the Wiwi Jury, our international panel of music un-professionals—flew to Barcelona to review Pastora Soler’s Eurovision entry “Quédate conmigo.” That means “stay with me.” After hearing her song, did we actually want to do that? Read on to find out. And then let us know whether you think Pastora could find work as […]
Since the bookies first released Eurovision odds back in March, eight contestants have dominated the odds table almost continuously. They are Sweden’s Loreen, Italy’s Nina Zilli, Russia’s Buranovskiye Babushki, Serbia’s Zeljko Joksimovic, Britain’s Engelbert Humperdinck, Denmark’s Soluna Samay, Iceland’s Gréta Salóme & Jónsi and Spain’s Pastora Soler. Of these, Sweden and Serbia are performing the […]
Like many other nations, Spain has already picked its singer but has not yet decided which song will make it across the Pyrenees and Alps to Baku. Pastora Soler, the well-known Spanish singer who bears a strange resemblance to England’s Princess Beatrice, will have the opportunity to sing a series of songs submitted by songwriters […]
RTVE, Spain’s state broadcaster, has announced that it will choose Pastora Soler’s Eurovision 2012 song during a national final broadcast on March 3. Ahead of that, Wiwi has pulled together some photos to inspire the composers and songwriters competing to write her song. Good luck—and enjoy the view!
Spain’s 2012 Eurovision contestant Pastora Soler is known for her flamenco music and castanets. Britain’s Princess Beatrice is known for wearing a flying spaghetti monster on her head at the royal wedding in 2011. But they have more in common than you might think. From their generous cleavage to their fiery red locks, these ladies […]