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.

Check out our Preview Party guide here

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@EuroNina

Why anyone want to hear Nina live , we hear many time live Uncover of Zara Larsson and both song have many similarity in sound .

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Freyah I wili wait to hear what say authors of Zara song and publisher of her song. Do you remember Sweden 2001 , they said that is not plagiat of Belgium 1996 but later we had negotiation. Here are what Vikipedia said about that Controversy also surrounded the Swedish song, “Listen To Your Heartbeat”, which was repeatedly accused as a plagiarism of the Belgian entry for the 1996 Contest, “Liefde is een kaartspel”.[4] Eventually the EBU decided for the matter to be settled in court, with the song allowed to compete as long as the courts did not declare the… Read more »

MMs
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MMs

WOW Malta is not playing this year 😛 Ira will be in Moscow, Riga, Netherlands and now in London. Go Malta 😀 and go Bulgaria 😀

Nicky91
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Nicky91

@Ben Rafter

my favourites as well 🙂 ? ?

Criticca
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Criticca

What about Ukraine’s Jamala? She’s also a jazz-pop artist with an impressive discography. Lots of other fun songs that she can perform apart from her ethno song entry. Shame she’s being overlooked!

Flo
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Flo

France will sound amazing !!!! 12 pointsssss

EuroNina
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EuroNina

Nina Kraljic has done Lighthouse live, but only 10 sec with bad sound 🙁
She also covered “Ghost” and “Wild Dance”
Listen her https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-IsaFwQ0Xg

MTD
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MTD

It’s little arrogant from the Swedish side to comment on plagiarism issues when they won last year with one and they have another plagiarised song that represents them this year. Quite an achievement.

Mark W
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Mark W

NOOOOOOOO WHY THE TICKETS 18+!

Ben Rafter
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Ben Rafter

My 2 favourites, Malta and Bulgaria! I can’t wait.

Freyah
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Freyah

@JRJ
The Croatian Broadcaster have already cleared ‘Lighthouse’. Only two bars of the song are similar, whilst four are required for it to seriously be considered plagiarism.

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irish esc

jrj: i listen to both songs no plagiarism in nina song but zara copied a rihana/professer green song fused them together and everybody thinks it is oringal nope that is plagiarism at it finest.

JRJ
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JRJ

Nina song Lighthouse sound so simillar like Zara Larsson song Uncover.

Nicky91
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Nicky91

well this is good news 🙂