Happy 10th anniversary London Eurovision Party! In recent years, London has established itself as a mandatory stop on the Eurovision promo tour. This year is no different. To celebrate 10 years of the British extravaganza, 22 Eurovision acts are joined by guest stars Linda Martin, Conchita Wurst, Ruslana and Martin Fitch in a show hosted by Nicki French and Paddy O’Connell. Let’s do this!

The stars will turn up and turn out in Leicester Square’s sold out Café de Paris, Sunday, April 2 and wiwibloggs will be covering every beat of the event. We’ll have the opportunity to rub shoulders with the stars while having candid and intimate interviews to answer your questions!

WHY IS LEP’s 10th ANNIVERSARY SO BIG?

Organisers didn’t look at expense when planning this year’s 10th anniversary party. London will welcome 22 delegations from this year’s contest. From bookies’ favourite Francesco Gabanni to hometown girl Lucie Jones, LEP is breaking records this year — and bringing countries from western and eastern Europe together under the Celebrate Diversity flag. Bigger and better than ever — this is how you slay!

An epic diva clash awaits us this Sunday as Montenegro’s Slavko Kalezic will come face to face with Eurovision royalty Conchita Wurst. Also on his way to London is Slovenia’s Omar Naber while France’s Alma will bring her revamped “Requiem” for delight of British fans.

Belgium’s Blanche will bring her deep and stirring vocals to the stage, and Austria’s Nathan Trent will be there to help us run on air.

WHICH EUROVISION 2017 ACTS ARE GOING TO PERFORM?

  • France: Alma with “Requiem”
  • Denmark: Anja Nissen with “Where I Am”
  • Belgium: Blanche with “City Lights”
  • Malta: Claudia Faniello with “Breathlessly”
  • Italy: Francesco Gabbani with “Occidentali’s Karma”
  • Romania: Ilinca & Alex Florea with “Yodel It”
  • FYR Macedonia: Jana Burcheska with “Dance Alone”
  • Norway: JOWST with “Grab the Moment”
  • Poland: Kasia Mos with “Flashlight”
  • Bulgaria: Kristian Kostov with “Beautiful Mess”
  • Germany: Levina with “Perfect Life”
  • Albania: Lindita with “World”
  • United Kingdom: Lucie Jones with “Never Give Up on You”
  • Spain: Manel Navarro with “Do it for your lover”
  • Czech Republic: Martina Bárta with “My Turn”
  • Austria: Nathan Trent with “Running on Air”
  • Finland: Norma John with “Blackbird”
  • Ukraine: O.Torvald with “Time”
  • Slovenia: Omar Naber with “On My Way”
  • Sweden: Robin Bengtsson with “I Can’t Go On”
  • Montenegro: Slavko Kalezic with “Space”
  • Latvia: Triana Park with “Line”

WHO ARE THE GUEST STARS?

  • Eurovision 1992 winner: Ireland’s Linda Martin
  • Eurovision 2004 winner: Ukraine’s Ruslana
  • Eurovision 2014 winner: Austria’s Conchita Wurst
  • Eurovision 2010 and Eurovision NF 2017 act: Poland’s Martin Fitch

SEND US YOUR QUESTIONS

As ever the team from wiwibloggs will be on-the-scene asking the questions you want us to. Just post your questions in the comments box below and we’ll do our best to get you answers.

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LjupcoMKD
LjupcoMKD
4 years ago

WHY THE HELL DID JANA SANG ON PLAYBACK??? We were all looking forward to hearing her live, and after this I start to doubt Macedonia’s chances this year.

Sturaly
Sturaly
4 years ago

To Slovenia: Have u considered renouncing your title after the results showed a clear win of BQL?

Voxtaylor
Voxtaylor
4 years ago

I don’t know if this is too late, but can you ask Lucie Jones what made her decide to add the vocal flourishes present in her national final performance and the new Eurovision studio version?

Sebastian
Sebastian
4 years ago

Question for all artists:

Which other act from this year would you like to collaborate with in the future?

Colin
Colin
4 years ago

@Vova – No, he wasn’t. He was accused of sexual misconduct about groping a woman. He says he didn’t do it. So, he did a gross thing at worst and is innocent at best. Not a rapist in any case. It’s like equating all physical attacks to breaking someone’s bones.

Colin
Colin
4 years ago

To Lasse (Finland) and JOWST (Norway) – What do you think about the ESC rule that all instrumental must be pre-recorded? Do you think there should be exceptions on request?

To Lucie (UK) – Your character from Midsomer Murders, Melody, was an aspiring musician who wanted to get a big break in the industry. Do you think Melody would be happy to represent UK in Eurovision?

Denise
Denise
4 years ago

Message for O Torvard from Ukraine. You are a rock band, I am a rock fan and i’m so happy to see rock being represented in the contest. I’d like to know which bands inspired you? Good luck in the contest

Maniac
Maniac
4 years ago

I am waiting to see Macedonia

Vova
Vova
4 years ago

@ Music is the key : To Kasia: Are you single? No, she is not single https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWz2l3pksNI ______________________________________________________________ @ kren To Omar Naber Did he realy raped one slovenian giril? =Answer : OMG was he accused of rape ????? __________________________________________________________ @aisha For Koit Toome from Estonia. How do you feel to be the oldest participant at 38, do you think that is unfair that Eurovision doesn’t have older participants? Answer : Koit will not be in London (I guess) but the oldest is Valentina (42). Anyway the question is legit, last year we had Kaliopi(50) and Serhat(52), this year the… Read more »

Vova
Vova
4 years ago

I want to ask Levina from Germany.
If you win, will you make the same stupid mistake that Lena did, to hold your country’s flag upside down, with yellow up and black down????
Germany’s flag has black up and yellow down, and if someone else from some other country did some similar mistake that artist will be gone forever.
What was in the mind of that silly Lena??????

Gippa
Gippa
4 years ago

Ahem, my question was for everyone… Forgot to write.

Gippa
Gippa
4 years ago

In 10 years what kind of future do you wish for your song?

For example: to be sang under the shower, to be put on in club for a vintage theme party, to be used for foreplay ;), to be listened to having a bath with a glass of wine, to be sang tone-deaf at a karaoke night…

Music is the key
Music is the key
4 years ago

To everyone (or most singers / bands): Will you use instruments on stage?

Often it’s a good idea. ESC is most of all a music festical / concert. Singback or not. And instruments add more authencity, musical “crediblity”

Better to focus on the music…not extra effects on stage and such things. Sometimes the basic performances are the best.

Gippa
Gippa
4 years ago

To everyone: What kind of food is perfect to eat listening to your song?
Or: if your song was a food (or drink), what would it be?
Or: What’s the taste of your song?
Or: invent a recipe to explain how your song tastes.

In short, something food related, everyone loves food… <3
(from this questions you can tell I'm Italian haha, ops)

FACT
FACT
4 years ago

To Claudia 🙂 a message more than a question:

You’re very underrated this year. But only those three minutes count! You have an amazing song and it is very emotional. Well done, Claudia 🙂

weareanoynomous
weareanoynomous
4 years ago

To everyone: What do you think your chances of winning are? As in compared to everyone else, do you think you will indeed beat them all, or do you think you’ll lose? If so, who do you think will win, if not, what sets you apart from all the other contestants that you believe will give you the victory?

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
4 years ago

Anja (Denmark): What is your song about? Also what do you think of Australia’s song entry this year? Alma(France): In your music video, they are dancers dancing on the side of the buildings. Are you going to bring them on stage and will you be replicating that concept of ‘defying gravity’ towards the staging of Requiem? Lucie Jones(U.K.): People have developed that perception that U.K. isn’t trying their best anymore. How will you change that this year? Also, your song was co written by a Danish artist(Emmelie). Could we see the UK collaborating with artists from other European countries in… Read more »

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
4 years ago

Omar Naber: Have been spending a lot of time in the UK lately? What sort of British artists have inspired your music then?

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
4 years ago

Omar Naber: We noticed that for the last couple of years, you’ve been participating on London Eurovision Party after 2008 Eurovision. What have you been up to lately?

FO
FO
4 years ago

For Anja (Denmark): Do you consider yourself Australian or Danish?

Maria
Maria
4 years ago

For Kasia Mos from Poland : we currently waiting for Poland winning on ESC since 1994 , so for me since I was young girl – over 23 years , what would you think when will be ESC in Warsaw…… ???,,

Mary
Mary
4 years ago

TO KASIA MOS POLAND : 1. What staging will be in final in Kiev ? Will you add something more and extra as visualisation ? 2. What kind amazing dress you will be have in finals ?

Angelic
Angelic
4 years ago

To everyone: Which are the three things you would take on a lonely island?

Colin
Colin
4 years ago

Greetings from Croatia and good luck to everyone! To Nathan: First off, you definitely have my vote in the second semi. My question is about the dynamics of the performance. The lyrics of the song suggest a lot of fast moving, while the melody can suggest a calmer, more static performance. Which do you believe would better grasp the essence of the song on the stage? To Lindita: Have you considered using the Albanian version of your song before deciding on an English one? Do you believe that having a non-English song in a year so full of English could… Read more »

doliep
doliep
4 years ago

For Alma, Alma will you dance on the stage in kiev? you was so cute when you danced and sang on “poupée de cire, poupée de son”.

For Alma again and always ;-), How was Mans? Did you have a good time with him? which advices or others he said to you if it s not a secret hi hi ?

1981's
1981's
4 years ago

to the Head of delegation of Belgium, why Belgium sent songs with similiraties with other songs, laura last year and blanche this year? is it intentional? not too risky?

to the Head of delegation of Italy, do you think you have already won? do you think a “gorilla” on stage will be enough?

to the Head of delegation of France, Alma deserves a better performance than last year wich was too poor for Amir, are you preparing something special for the stage? Do you think France can beat Italy?

RodrigoPinto
RodrigoPinto
4 years ago

I would love to see one of these questions to be asked! Lindita(Albania): You had a tremendous success with your weight loss… What was the hardest part in your journey to achieve your current sexy figure?? Nathan(Austria): Hadn’t Austria chosen you to represent them and had Germany picked their song and artist with a different system, with Running on Air, would you prefer to represent either Austria or Germany?? Martina(C.Republic): As a big jazz fan, I would like to know what is the next instrument you would love to learn to play?? Anja(Denmark): Knowing that Never Alone got such a… Read more »

SverigeVision
4 years ago

To Robin Bengtsson: Robin, do you think your hometown (Svenljunga) will host an even bigger party if you return home from Kyiv with a Eurovision victory? ????

ReiRei
ReiRei
4 years ago

Question to Alma: Did you like Zoe’s french entry ‘Loin d’ici’ for Austria last year? Was it too cliché to you or would you have voted for it? Also what did you think of her performance or her as an artist, if you followed the contest last year?

SverigeVision
4 years ago

To Francesco Gabbani: Were you participating in San Remo because if you would win, you would get the opportunity to come to ESC or was it just cause winning San Remo is such a big deal to win in Italy?

AprilSkies1986
AprilSkies1986
4 years ago

I did not like CW either….she / her should never have won ESC!

Ileana
Ileana
4 years ago

For Ilinca and Alex: When did you two meet and when did you decide to perform together?
For Kristian: You’re the youngest competitor this year and currently second in the betting odds. How do you feel about that?
For Blanche: Will you be releasing any new music soon?
Lots of love from Dallas, Texas <3

codec
codec
4 years ago

to Blanche,
Blanche what do you think about alexe gaudreault and her song eclat, and kodaline all I want? Do you understand the accusation of plagiarism because of similarities with city lights?

Cyann
Cyann
4 years ago

Hi ! Question to every artists who sing Fully In English, why don’t you want to sing anymore in your maternal language(s) ? It’ll be cool to hear them !

Erika ????????
Erika ????????
4 years ago

Hi, I’m Erika from Italy and my friends and I would love to send a question for Francesco Gabbani (our love and proud). Here we go:
Which music band or artist would you like to work with? And which artist do you think looks like you artistically speaking?
By Gabbaniane anonime: crazy friends who love you very much and always remember #GabbaYouNeverWalkAlone
Ciao da Marty, Marika, Alice, Erika, Alessandra, Fiorenza e Ilaria
We love you to the moon and back! Have fun at the Eurovision Song Contest!

underground
underground
4 years ago

hello wiwi I have a question for Alma cause I love her,
Italians, fans of francesco gabbani and bookies, think and say that he has already won that there is no competition etc,,,, what do you think of that?
Do you think it s fairplay and respectful?

oldschool
oldschool
4 years ago

wiwi , say to Alma that we love her, we support her
How does she feel to be one the favourite this year?

Darragh Cleary
Darragh Cleary
4 years ago

Hi there. This question is for Jana,

How does it feel that after your country not qualifying in 4 years, to know that dance is alone is one of the favorite songs to win Eurovision 2017?

escESCesc
escESCesc
4 years ago

a question for Alma, france, : Your head of delegation edwardo said that the performance in kiev will be very impressive if the stage can allow this, can you tell something about that, a little clue maybe? thank you

escESCesc
escESCesc
4 years ago

To Alma, what do you think about the polemic about the revamp of your song, some fans of esc said that your song is ruined because of the little bit of english, what do you think of that.?

Magda
Magda
4 years ago

Question for Francesco (Italy): You had to shorten ”Occidentali’s Karma”, because songs competing in Eurovision can only last for 3 minutes. But in case of your victory, is there any chance you will sing full version of the song in the Grand Finale? 🙂

Kyu
Kyu
4 years ago

To Alma only,
hi alma, do you know you are really beautiful, I think she should attend Miss Universe….

Miu
Miu
4 years ago

To Kristian:
You were busking on the streets of London today – how did this came about? Did you pre-plan to do something like that during your stay in London or it was unplanned and you just suddenly felt doing something like that that day?

franct11
franct11
4 years ago

I have a question for Jana: How would you define your performance in Kyiv?

Jane
Jane
4 years ago

I’ve got the same questions to both Francesco Gabbani from Italy and Kasia Mos from Poland:

What kind of music do you like?
What are you’re influences?
What are you’re favourite Eurovision’s songs?

Cole
Cole
4 years ago

To Latvia: Will your performance in Eurovision be stylistically the same as in Supernova, or like in the music video?

Isi
Isi
4 years ago

To Romania :
1. When did you met for the first, and did you know then, that you are going to sing a song together, which includes both of your (very different )music styles?

2.Who had the idea, to combine yodeling with rap? And how was your reaction to this idea?

kren
kren
4 years ago

To Omar Naber

Did he realy raped one slovenian giril?

Franklyn Baldacchino
Franklyn Baldacchino
4 years ago

To Francesco (Italy): If Italy wins this year, would the Italian delegation and the Italian producers plan to make an orchestra eurovision song contest amalgamated with the songs of next year (like Sanremo)? Buona Fortuna Italia.
Franklyn from Malta.

Peach
Peach
4 years ago

For Francesco Gabbani:
1. What do you think about Italy’s last year’s song and performance?
2. What do you think about Italian Eurovision history?
<3