Whilst we’re jetting off to Riga on Friday, we’re keeping an eye on all the preview party news. The London Eurovision Party continues to add more names to its already strong lineup ahead of the big event on April 17th. You already know about Nina Kraljic and Michal Szpak getting involved, but since then five more Eurovision 2016 acts have been confirmed: Agnete, Ovidiu Anton, Poli Genova, Ira Losco and Amir!
At last year’s London Eurovision Party, it was Norway’s Morland and Debrah Scarlett who closed the show, drawing rave reviews as they did. No word on whether Agnete will get that spot just yet, but we’re sure that “Icebreaker” will receive an equally warm reception nonetheless.
It’s also a welcome return to London for Romania and Bulgaria. After missing out on the party in 2015, Romania returns with Ovidiu Anton and his “Moment of Silence”. Bulgaria’s Poli Genova will perform at her second London Eurovision Party, having made her debut in 2011. No doubt we’ll hear “Na Inat” again, alongside Poli’s 2016 entry “If Love Was a Crime”.
It’s no surprise to have Malta represented at London Eurovision, but we’re always glad to see Ira Losco. This will be Ira’s first appearance at the party, so it’s sure to be extra special.
The most recent announcement was France’s Amir. Much like Italy, it’s a welcome return for another member of the “Big Five” to London, with France’s last appearance taking place in 2012 with Anggun. As one of the pre-contest favourites, Amir will face high expectations, but we’re confident he will deliver.
Do you have your tickets yet? If not, remember that the last set of tickets will go on sale one week before the event itself, so make sure you’re ready to snatch them up before it’s too late! Check the London Eurovision website for more information.
Are you excited to see these five acts making their way to London? Make sure to let us know in the comments section below – and if you can’t make it, then don’t worry. As always, wiwibloggs will be at the party and you’ll be able to find all our coverage on the website and also through our YouTube channel, wiwi.tv.