Eurovision rehearsals start a week from tomorrow. But the 2018 promo tour isn’t over yet, as tonight the stars come out once more for the Eurovision Spain PreParty in Madrid. Wiwibloggers Kevin and Bernardo are on-the-ground rubbing shoulders with the acts one last time before departing for Lisbon, and naturally they grabbed a few key interviews in between drinks. So cosy up to the computer and let’s say Olé!

Spain: Alfred & Amaia

In short: Alfred is working on a new album and will collaborate with a number of artists. Amaia claims there is nothing in the pipeline at the moment, as she is still determining the focus of her album. We suspect she’ll find it soon: With all the creativity and momentum that will be building in Lisbon, she’ll be ripe and ready to make music this summer.

Macedonia: Eye Cue

In short: Don’t try to put them into a box! This genre-defying group says “Lost and Found” is indicative of their general style — broad and pulling from whatever they are feeling at the moment. They will continue to experiment with their sound, but definitely won’t be leaning toward folk. Also: They discuss some very special shoes for their evening performance in Madrid.

Belarus: Alekseev

In short: As a child Alekseev had Spanish parents who he visited every summer to learn from. He had an emotional reunion with them ahead of the Pre-Party and gave us major feels when talking about them. His next English release is a translation of his previous hit “Drunken Sun”.

Latvia: Laura Rizzotto

In short: Laura, who has taken her Eurovision single from a forthcoming EP, says she has one more pop track to complete before releasing her next EP Ruby.

Portugal: Claudia & Isaura

In short: Composer Israua appears on stage with Claudia in their performance of “O Jardim”. But she says that she chose not to credit herself as a performer because she sees herself as a backing vocalist for Claudia. The pink-haired siren Claudia won’t be changing her hair for Lisbon. She’s so on the wiwi brand we just cannot cope. Love!

All of the artists turned up and turned out on the ESPreParty red carpet on Friday. We were standing by and snapped their fiery looks. You can check all of them out on our Instagram page @wiwibloggs. Scroll right!

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Eve
Eve
2 years ago

Aww, Alekseev looked gorgeous in white for Madrid performance <3

Marina
Marina
2 years ago

https://youtu.be/jtXBt88b0Fw
Alekseev released a new song – DRUNKEN SUN
It’s magnificent!

Malin
Malin
2 years ago

So happy to be abel to listen to drunken sun in english soon. Love it in russia but don’t understand a word. It’s scary.
Belarus have the best song this year and Alekseev have a new fan from europe.
Love, love, peace, peace from Sweden

Elin
Elin
2 years ago

Benjamin could not participate because he is filmning for a new musicvidio for Dance you off.

Rasmus
Rasmus
2 years ago

I’ve noticed some people complaining about the Spanish fans in the comment fields, and yes, there are certainly some loud mouths here and there. But hey, did you see the love and amazing support that the Spanish fans showed EVERY artist at the Eurovision Spain PreParty last night? 🙂 Those are the fans that really matter in my opinion.

Jo
Jo
2 years ago
Reply to  Rasmus

Spanish fans are sometimes annoying, but they usually don’t bash another country. it’s just because they love (or hate) their own entry a lot. There’s another “type of fan”, whose country I won’t mention here, that loves diminish other countries in order to elevate their own.

anonymous91
anonymous91
2 years ago

Lozzie Rizzotto 🙂

Madrileño
Madrileño
2 years ago

Wiwi there is some PurpleMask insulting everyone please DO SOMTHING

Madrileño
Madrileño
2 years ago
Reply to  Madrileño

Thanks we shoud Ban HIM

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Madrileño

^Another one for the mods to delete.
Seemingly it never stops.

Americano
Americano
2 years ago

Interesante esta presentacion de varios candidatos en especial de Portugal , Francia y de Letonia ,muy bonitas performances

beccaboo1212
2 years ago

Now that Eugent appeared in Madrid, we’ll need to keep praying for him to bring Albania back to the grand final in a few weeks. BTW, so glad he’ll belt out the high notes during his performance in Lisbon. 🙂

Alex
Alex
2 years ago
Reply to  beccaboo1212

We need Eugent in the final for sure.

Poet
Poet
2 years ago

Go Laura!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Poet

^Come on mods, seriously?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

It’s pretty obvious who is the real deal here.

Jo
Jo
2 years ago

Lol
I’m no longer worried about Albania qualifying.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo

^Insulting comment, and pretending to be William. Obviously this is an attack on the entire blog.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Nope, won’t happen. We must stand up against insulting comments and continue to call them out.

Miguel
Miguel
2 years ago

ESC Pre Party Madrid is about to start and you can watch it here!

http://www.rtve.es/television/eurovision/directo/

Brian
Brian
2 years ago
Reply to  Miguel

Is it going to be just sound? It’s the radio channel online or they going to do live video as well?

Anita
Anita
2 years ago
Reply to  Brian
Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Miguel

^Another one to delete.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

I will continue to call out insulting comments until something is done about them.

Anita
Anita
2 years ago

Surie is such a wonderful, intelligent and warm person – and always witty: “I’ll just do all 43, SuRievision…”

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Anita

^A fake L’Oiseau. Mods to delete.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

^Another fake.

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

I want more of Albania. Where is Eugent?

Anita
Anita
2 years ago
Reply to  Alex

Others are not main on Spain 😉 – here is Eugent in Madrid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1ldCAyDRCI

Anita
Anita
2 years ago
Reply to  Anita
Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Anita

^Seriously, it’s like a plague.
Another disgusting comment to remove.

Madrileño
Madrileño
2 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Agree he should be out of here

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

^Obviously delete.

Anita
Anita
2 years ago
Reply to  Alex