Every week our team of global correspondents publishes around 40 stories. With the Wiwi Round Up, we review some of our favourites. Last time we asked whether Trijntje’s live performance saved “Walk Along” and we sang the praises of Hungary’s A Dal 2015. This week we’re reviewing national finals in Belarus and Albania, and looking back at Eurovision 2014. What a year it was!
You can watch our full discussion below, or check out the running order and skip to the specific topic that titillates you the most. Enjoy the music! And please note: The holidays delayed us a bit, and we actually recorded this on December 29.
WIWI ROUND UP — WEEK 51-52
2:32 Belarus: EuroFest 2015
8:27: Tough times for Alexander Rybak
- Alexander Rybak after EuroFest: “I’m taking a break from it all”
- Alexander Rybak cancels appearance at Albania’s national final
12:20 Albania: Elhaida Dani wins Festivali i Këngës 53
- Elhaida Dani wins Festivali i Këngës 53 with “Diell”
- Elhaida Dani to sing “Diell” in English?
- Read the English translation of “Diell”
19:00 Eurovision 2015 songs: Which is best?
- Poll: Which Eurovision 2015 song is your favourite so far?
- Listen to all of this year’s songs
- Tamara Todevska and Daniel Kajmakoski release “Za Mig” (For One Moment)
24:47 EUROVISION NEWS FLASH
- Win tickets to Tim Schou’s first London solo gig
- Florian Wieder will create Eurovision 2015 stage
- Conchita Wurst: “I would not refuse a meeting with Vladimir Putin”
26:08 Who will sing for Russia at Eurovision 2015?
31:10 Looking back on 2014
We discuss a lot of topics, but here are some of them.
- Should Hersi have sung in English?
- Wiwi Jury #melfest edition: Ace Wilder with “Busy Doin’ Nothin'”
- Mei Finegold: Why didn’t she make the final?
- Tanja from Estonia: “Yes, my hair is real!”
- WATCH: We chat with Katrina (from the Waves) at London Pride
- Eurovision Odds: Netherlands surges to third
- Wiwi Jury reviews Molly Smitten-Downes’ “Children of the Universe”
- Wiwi Jury reviews Israel’s Mei Finegold with “Same Heart”
- Junior Eurovision 2014: The split voting revealed
- Mariya Yaremchuk interview at Eurovision 2014
- Was the jury right to mark down Poland’s Cleo & Donatan?
- Lizi Pop: I’m really into human rights!
- Conchita Wurst: The Interviews
- A Slice of Life with Valentina Monetta
- A Slice of Life with Ira Losco Part 1 and Part 2