With the 32 songs not yet released, it’s impossible to predict who will win Melodifestivalen 2011 just yet. But fear not: Wiwi and Veboo shall provide! Over the next few days we’ll be uploading the lists of key contestants to watch out for in each of the four semifinals.
Wiwi does not do drugs. But after watching this video of Nicola Barkley, he’s pretty sure he knows what it feels like to hallucinate.
A new logo isn’t the only thing that has changed ahead of this year’s Melodifestivalen, Sweden’s qualification competition for Eurovision. After an embarrassingly poor performance at last year’s ESC, Melodifestivalen’s organisers have drastically changed the selection process for the Swedish competition’s 32 entries in an effort to increase the eventual winner’s chances for European success.
Switzerland’s last Eurovision winner Following Michael von der Hyde‘s last place finish at the second semi-final of Eurovision 2010, Switzerland is going all out this year and staging a televised national final–the first since 2004. Here’s a look at the 12 finalists. Notice they’ve chosen a finalist to represent each of Switzerland’s four national languages: […]
Wiwi did not watch the third semi-final in the Azeri national selection. But if Günay Ibrahimli won it, then the rest of the competition must have been really weak.
Critics rail that Eurovision is dead and irrelevant, and the world’s economic slump has, in recent years, forced Hungary and Montenegro to pull out. But it finally looks like Eurovision is on the up again. That’s because Italy’s state broadcaster RAI has applied to participate in Eurovision following a 13-year absence.
Romania has revealed the 13 contestants who will compete at the national selection contest New Year’s Eve. Below you can listen to each of this year’s competitors. But before you do, review Paula Seling and Ovi‘s stellar performance from Oslo last year. They placed third.
Bookies billed the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest as a battle between East and West, a showdown between eccentricity and understatement. In one corner stood Georgia’s Mariam Kakhelishvili, the 14-year-old frontrunner who sang an electro-pop dance number she had written herself and whose unique sense of style (think pink wigs and rhinestones) has earned her […]
Maria Isabel won over Junior Eurovision voters in 2004 with her ode to materialism “Better Dead Than Plain” (Antes Muerta Que Sencilla). Since then she’s released four platinum albums and become a huge star in Latin America. So when the 15-year old Spaniard agreed to perform with the six other previous JESC winners in Minsk […]
Twelve-year old Vlad sang “Mama” on stage in Minsk. At the start of the winner’s press conference at Junior Eurovision he called for her once again. Adorable.