Wiwi’s friends at Boylesports in the UK are convinced that Norway will outdo its Scandinavian rivals at the Eurovision Song Contest. As of May 5, bookies had Norway listed as the odds-on favorite (1/12), though Sweden (7) is poised to score a surprise victory. Iceland (14) and Finland (16) have an outside shot, while Denmark […]
Malta’s Chiara Siracusa delivered a breathtaking performance this afternoon, as she returned to the Eurovision stage for the fist time since 2005. Chiara commanded her vocals better than anyone else, drawing rave reviews and applause from the audience of sound technicians, producers and engineers. For fans, the rehearsal reaffirmed their belief that she will improve […]
wiwibloggs has had his fingers crossed for weeks that Romania’s Elena Gheorghe, the half-Macedonian daughter of a priest, would deliver a Eurovision performance as exciting and surprising as her standout tune The Balkan Girls. Sadly, her rehearsal this afternoon was a total letdown.
Radoslav “Gipsy” Banga is the king of Gypsy hip-hop. In true Roma fashion, he’s taken his fiddle-playing, fidora-wearing group Gipsy.cz around the world, performing in places like Glastonbury, Seoul and Lisbon, winning plaudits along the way for his unique blend of humor and self-deprecating irony. With all that behind them, you’d think Gipsy.cz stand a […]
Malena Ernman, Sweden’s opera star-cum-pop singer, rehearsed for the first time at Eurovision on Sunday, delivering an eccentric performance with simple choreography, bizarre rhinestone-studded masks and a whole lot of sweat (Malena needs to wipe her forehead by the end, for real).
Montenegro’s Andrea Demirovic has a fantastic look, a solid voice and a killer song. But after performing in the first Eurovision Song Contest rehearsal on Sunday, Demirovic revealed one big weakness: the gorgeous dancer on stage steals the spotlight.
Back in February Hadise appeared on a chat show in Malta to introduce her Eurovision song. The segment below includes some pretty blatant lip-synching. It’s not Hadise’s fault—I blame the television show. But did anyone honestly think this would look real? The song begins after 4 minutes. (Note: Wiwi still loves Hadise—she comes off as […]
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