Eurovision daily digest Sunday 2 April - Switzerland's Remo Forrer, Israel's Noa Kirel (inset)

Time for another Eurovision news update. In the build up to the song contest kicking off in Liverpool this May, the team here at wiwibloggs is bringing you all the latest news from the world of Eurovision 2023.

In today’s Eurovision daily digest, Switzerland’s Remo Forrer covers Noa Kirel’s “Unicorn”, and Armenia’s Brunette shares some love with Georgia’s Iru. But first…

Eurovision 2023 news: Sunday 2 April

Iru reveals her Eurovision 2023 top five

In reply to a comment on her TikTok page, Georgia’s Iru has revealed her top five songs from this year’s contest (not including her own). The “Echo” singer is loving Armenia’s Brunette, Israel’s Noa Kirel, Spain’s Blanca Paloma, Norway’s Alessandra Mele and Sweden’s Loreen. Girl power! (Jonathan)

@irrukhechanovi Replying to @Don Durma I love every single entry of this year’s Eurovision but here is my top 5…🤍 #eurovision #top5 #girlpower #fyp ♬ original sound – IruKhechanovi

Artists arrive in Tel Aviv for Israel Calling

The Eurovision promo circuit continues in Israel this week as a selection of the Eurovision 2023 acts touch down in Tel Aviv for the annual Israel Calling concert. Artists including TVORCHI, Luke Black, and Blanca Paloma will take part in Eurovision festivities in the Israeli party capital ahead on Monday night’s concert.

Wild Youth film Ireland’s Eurovision postcard

Wild Youth are next up to film their Eurovision postcard. In a classic car, the boys road trip across the Irish countryside, before stopping off at the pub for a pint to celebrate. Sláinte!

Switzerland’s Remo Forrer covers Noa Kirel’s “Unicorn”

Switzerland’s Remo Forrer is building bridges. On TikTok, the “Watergun” singer shared his rendition of Noa Kirel’s “Unicorn”, Israel’s Eurovision 2023 entry. 

@remoforrer.ch Antwort auf @Yuval K | יובל ק @Noa Kirel #eurovision #fy #foryou #fyp #viral #esc #noakirel #unicorn #cover #switzerland #piano #remoforrer ♬ Originalton – remoforrer

Armenia’s Brunette dances to Iru’s “Echo”

In May, she’ll sing “Future Lover” for Armenia in Liverpool. But in the meantime, Brunette is extending the love with her Caucasus sister. On Instagram, Brunette shared a new reel performing a dance routine to Georgia’s Eurovision 2023 song — “Echo” by Iru. Iru returned the love, commenting: “I’m blown away!”.

 
 
 
 
 
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Additional reporting from Jonathan Vautrey.

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Brötchen
Brötchen
10 months ago

I don’t know, those lyrics can’t be performed without being cringe.

Jonas
Jonas
10 months ago

The Olivier Awards were on tonight in London, hosted by our very own Hannah Waddingham! All four hours now up on YouTube, starting with comedy musical opening number. A taste of what’s to come in May! She is wonderful, but judge for yourself.

https://www.youtube.com/live/e-bhcMciins?feature=share

Jonas
Jonas
10 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

From the Royal Albert Hall, where Katie Boyle stood in 1968! How can anyone not be excited?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
10 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

N.B. “The uploader has not made this video available in your country.” Apparently. 😀

Jonas
Jonas
10 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Really? I’m not even in the UK, and it works for me. Strange.

Jonas
Jonas
10 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Maybe you need to watch it on ITV only in the UK.

Try this different one, just Hannah’s opening on its own. It’s worth it!
https://youtu.be/vkul44BkVMU

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10 months ago

Will Noa Kirel perform in Israel calling?

Sol Stevia
Sol Stevia
10 months ago

I certainly hope so, I’d be stupid not to.

Sol Stevia
Sol Stevia
10 months ago
Reply to  Sol Stevia

It’d*

Jonas
Jonas
10 months ago
Reply to  Sol Stevia

I thought you were actually Noa for a second.

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10 months ago
Reply to  Sol Stevia

I don’t know but she is not announced among the artists on the IG page of Israel calling and some comments saying that unfortunately she won’t perform… that’s why I asked but true it would be weird to not perform on her homesoil.

Sol Stevia
Sol Stevia
10 months ago

That is very strange.

Jonas
Jonas
10 months ago
Reply to  Sol Stevia

She still can’t straighten her back, I knew it.

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10 months ago
Reply to  Sol Stevia

She was at the red carpet though…

Ana
Ana
10 months ago

She will not perform due to a flight that was scheduled long time ago, she only participated at the events that were before her flight.
The team does not want her to perform before Eurovision to keep it more intriguing, so she won’t be participating in any promo events.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
10 months ago
Reply to  Ana

That’s a shame though. There are a few countries this year that don’t seem keen to show any live performances of their entries prior to the contest and they are avoiding all pre-parties: Israel is one of them. Greece, Cyprus and Armenia are the other ones.

Jofty
Jofty
10 months ago
Reply to  Ana

Well I guess she has enough experience not to be overawed on the big night. Michela did a great job for Malta in 2019, but it might have helped to have done the promo events, instead of wanting to be “intriguing”.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
10 months ago

Iru teasing us with proper English every time she speaks is really killing me.
And am I noticing some Armenia-Georgia love going on there?

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
10 months ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

Haha all you need then is someone to drink smoothies in near cafés then. “Future Lover” is one of my favourite songs this year.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
10 months ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

It’s been consistently in my Top 5 since it came out. And be careful of banana-eating wolves then :p

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
10 months ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

You sound almost like a Unicorn 😉

XOOOD
XOOOD
10 months ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

why both of you sounds like two ChatGPT bots communicating LOL.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
10 months ago

I’ve warmed up to Unicorn. The chorus is strong and I’m sure that Noa Kirel will do a great job on stage. Remo has such a beautiful voice though and gives an extra warmth to the song which is really nice.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
10 months ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

I would call it noisy. A bit pretentious maybe. There are other songs that I find far noisier.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
10 months ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

*wouldn’t

XOOOD
XOOOD
10 months ago

not me thinking Benjamin ingrosso is performing at Israel calling, the promo vid on the ig page showed someone looked like him LOL!

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10 months ago

It’s tricky to share a “top 5” among the songs you will compete against after… do you listen your heart and your real tastes or do you have to be “politically correct” towards some specific countries. That’s a dilemma and it can be a double edged sword as we’re in Eurovision temporality now already and all the others contestants and countries watch….that’s why it’s a tricky question for the contestants and imo they should avoid to answer to it like they often manage to do.

Jonas
Jonas
10 months ago

Is Mae Muller a Tory hater? There was an article about this in some newspaper today, I saw on twitter. What’s that all about?

Jonas
Jonas
10 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Never mind, for some reason I thought it was something serious. She just dared to vote Labour, which is enough for some people to be outraged and call her unfit to represent the UK. Sad.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
10 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

British press is sad. I saw articles calling her a left wing activist that hates Boris Johnson and other similar nonsense.

Sol Stevia
Sol Stevia
10 months ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

As if being a left wing activist that hates Boris Johnson is a bad thing lol

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
10 months ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

British tabloids digging up tweets from 2020, when everyone was in a survival mode literally, and presenting them in a twisted way to sell copies is sad. And obnoxious.
PS. I don’t blame her for what she said back then.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
10 months ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

Me neither but when you live in the UK they pop up everywhere unfortunately. Didn’t bother to read more than the title tbh, but it seems like that’s what they’re talking about.

Panna
Panna
10 months ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

What she said is 100% true tho. Why would you blame her?

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
10 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I don’t know why celebrities and their voting patterns needs to be leaked or told to us. Why should it matter if they vote ANY party? Or if they are left wing or right wing? Focus on the music, Salvador Sobral said.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
10 months ago

You don’t want to know who I have voted for then? Alright, I won’t leak it. 😀

Voilà monsieur
Voilà monsieur
10 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

She has also said she hated the UK…but decides to represent the UK in an international song competition.

Treasoners shouldn’t represent one’s nation on the international stage!

Jonas
Jonas
10 months ago

I like Wild Youth, I hope they qualify.

Voilà monsieur
Voilà monsieur
10 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

They won’t! It wouldn’t surprise me if Ireland got ‘nil points’ in its semi-final

Jofty
Jofty
10 months ago

It wouldn’t surprise me either, but bearing in mind there are only 15 countries competing for 10 places, instead of say 18, someone will surely give them a point. Remember the days of one SF only, for example, 2007, and no “pre-qualifiers”? And isn’t it interesting that we were not having this discussion about Brooke last year?