Vebooboo: What a classy performance from an elderly gentleman. Engelbert really commands the stage, even if he did wear ragged jeans and a t-shirt in today’s first rehearsal. (You can actually by Engelbert t-shirts on our web site). A welcome surprise was the sight of an interpretive dancing couple who play a minimal role in […]
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 […]
Engelbert Humperdinck, Britain’s 76-year old Eurovision contestant, is proving you’re never too old for a bit of rock ‘n roll. The “Love Will Set You Free” singer recently posed for the Times of London’s Saturday Magazine as Elvis, Alice Cooper, Sid Vicious and Liam Gallagher.
Nicki French represented Britain at Eurovision 2000 in Stockholm with the song “Don’t Play That Song Again.” Although she finished 16th—Britain’s worst-ever finish at the time—she still looks back on the experience fondly, and has managed to become an icon among gay British Eurovision fans (that’s a lot of people, y’all). She recently caught up […]
If you’re headed to London’s West End Eurovision event on Thursday, bring your sunglasses. That’s because the sequins will be blinding, and London’s West End stars will be shining—and all in the name of charity.
It’s about to get hot in London’s Shadow Lounge, y’all! That’s because the fifth annual London Eurovision Party takes place next on Saturday 29 April. Seven artists competing at Eurovision 2012 will be on stage. You stare into the eyes of Sabina Babayeva from Azerbaijan; listen to Portugal’s Filipa Sousa shriek into a microphone; see […]
The Wiwi Jury—our international panel of music un-professionals—calls London home. That made us extra keen to review Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Love Will Set You Free.” But we don’t play favorites on WiwiBloggs.Com, so we sharpened our claws, pulled out our pens, and gave The Hump the same treatment as everyone else. Here’s what we had to […]
Italy’s Nina Zilli and Britain’s Engelbert Humperdinck have emerged as favorites to win ESC 2012. Bookies currently have Nina (“L’amore è femmina”) in fourth position with her odds between 12 and 16. Humpy Dumpy (“Love Will Set You Free“) follows close behind with odds between 14 and 16. And while they represent this week’s fastest-growing […]