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 reviewed the national finals in Belarus and Albania, and looked back at Eurovision 2014. But brand new year, brand new Wiwi Roundup for y’all. This time, wiwibloggers William, Padraig, Patrick, and I look at speculations in Spain, Poland, and Serbia, Iceland’s Söngvakeppnin, UMK, the Top 250 list, and more. Y’all 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!
Please note: We published this video on wiwi.tv last week, but are only now publishing it on the site. It may seem old to a few of you. We’ll be publishing a new Wiwi Round Up in a day or two. Between the time of publishing the video and publishing the post, the Spanish and Georgian selections have taken place, and the official UMK press conference has confirmed all the rumors in Finland. Love when that happens!
WIWI ROUND UP 2015 — WEEK 1
2:45 Belarus: Georgia’s National Selection
- Wiwi Jury: Eteri Beriashvili, Edvard Meison, Misha Sulukhia, Nina Sublatti, Niutone
- UPDATE: Nina Sublatti wins, ESC Death Match: Georgia’s Nina vs. Malta’s Amber
19:50 Poland: Doda or Mela Koteluk for Internal Selection?
25:13 Spain: Marta Sánchez for Internal Selection?
- Spanish Rumor Mill: Who Is Marta Sánchez?
- UPDATE: Marta Sánchez says no to Eurovision, Edurne is announced
28:15 Serbia: Danica Krstic and Bojana Stamenov
- Danica Krstic and Bojana Stamenov to sing at Beovizija 2015
- UPDATE: Aleksa Jelic is the final singer in Beovizija
32:25 EUROVISION NEWS FLASH
- The Peppermints go on tour
- Oma Ella celebrates her 105th birthday with Dilara and Eldar
- Sia recognizes Belgium’s Loïc Nottet’s cover of “Chandelier”
- Bulgaria likely to host JESC 2015
33:46 Finland: UMK Leaking
37:12 Iceland: Regina Ósk returns, Looking at Baddi
43:01 Eurovision Top 250 List