One of Eurovision’s biggest surprises was that the U.K. didn’t finish last, despite having a song that repeats the phrase “It’s My Time” more than 50 times. Tedious tune aside, Wiwi was thrilled to see Jade Ewen place fifth because she’s got a killer voice and, by all accounts, is totally sweet and down-to-earth. If […]
Wiwi is wetting himself with excitement. He just learned that Lithuania’s Sasha Son(g) will be performing in the U.K. next week. On June 26 Sasha headlines at London’s Aquarium Dance Club, and on June 27 he appears at the Pulse 8 Club in Peterborough. Peterborough is s a town 75 miles north of London with […]
By now, Alexander Rybak must realize that there are drawbacks to having your winning Eurovision song played on the radio constantly. Namely that people get totes sick of hearing it. Despite its dominance at this year’s song contest, Rybak’s FairtytaleÂ is only ranked sixth in Wiwi’s ongoing poll to determine which Eurovision song people are still […]
Those of you who you have seen Sounds Like Teen Spirit, the documentary about the 2007 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, will likely remember the The Dalton Sisters—the screeching trio of robotic cowgirls who made it to Belgium’s national final. Wiwi has just learned that the trio has become a quartet—could someone please introduce their parents […]
Azerbaijan’s Arash and Aysel have jumped to the head of the pack in Wiwi’s ongoing poll to determine which Eurovision song fans are listening to the most. Roughly 800 votes have been cast since June 6 and the Azeri duo’s claims 38% of them with their song Always. Romania’s Elena Gheorghe (The Balkan Girls) holds […]
Ukraine, this year’s Junior Eurovision host country, has just selected its representative. Eleven-year old Andranik Aleksanyan won with Try Topli, Try Surmy. So far Russia is the only other country to have chosen its JESC contestant.
Wiwi realizes that Eurovision’s Worst Dressed List was published weeks ago. But he still can’t get over the fact that Iceland’s Yohanna wasn’t on it. Seriously, she looks like an ostrich was put in a blender with some indigo dye and given a good grind.
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest is still six months ago, but Wiwi has been reviewing some of the best performances from recent years to get a sense of who might do well. He came across the 2007 JESC winner from Belarus—Alexey Zhyhalkovich singing S Druzyami—and Wiwi can’t get over how much better it is than […]
Here’s an interview with Alex before the Norwegian Grand Prix—the contest that decides who will represent Norway at Eurovision. Dude is goofy. He describes his first kiss (and stresses that it was with a girl), says that he wants to be an astronaut and reveals that he would love to be stuck on an island […]
. . .and he has absolutely nothing to say! I think my favorite part is when he describes his memories of Malta. He obviously can’t remember anything, so talks about landing…and driving around…and seeing grass…and thinking it was all so beautiful. Good save, Sakis.