SVT, Sweden’s national broadcaster, recently asked more than 400 die-hard Melodifestivalen fans to rank the competition’s best songs of all time. It ain’t no surprise that Sanna Nielsen placed first: Lady was robbed of her chance to represent Sweden at Eurovision 2008. That’s when hot mess of a “Hero” Charlotte Perrelli won because of the jury […]
Latvia’s two semi-finals for Eirodzesma, its national selection contest, are now complete. You can watch all of the finalists below and also vote in our poll. Wiwi gives 12 points to the Mad Show Boys for their witty song “Music Theif.” But what do you think? Is Anmary’s “Beautiful Song” actually beautiful? Can Andris Abelite really change […]
On Tuesday, during ORF’s “Song Contest Party,” eight of Austria’s Eurovision finalists had a chance to perform their songs. The contestants also had the chance to mingle: we’re dying to know what German-language rap group Trackshittaz talked about with our favorite bearded lady Conchita Wurst. Anyway, listen to their entries below and then let us […]
Drag artist Conchita Wurst—born Tom Neuwirth—has emerged as a favorite to win Austria’s national selection for Eurovision 2012. She recently spoke with Wiwi via e-mail about gender and her Eurovision entry “That’s What I Am.” Here are the highlights of our conversation.
Officials at SVT have released the full running order for Melodifestivalen. The fourth semi-final looks most appetizing. Former Eurovision winner (and Donatella Versace look-a-like) Charlotte Perrelli opens up with a number called “The Girl.” (Is she talking about herself?) And muscle-bound blond boy toy Danny Saucedo closes the semi with “Amazing.” Oh yes it is!
Read the lyrics to “We Are the Heroes” by Litesound—Belarus’ Eurovision 2012 entry.
Cypriot singer Ivi Adamou hasn’t won Eurovision yet, but she’s already a media darling in the Eastern Mediterranean. The 18-year old beauty has appeared on the cover of at least 14 magazines in Cyprus and Greece. These glamour shots are enough to convince Wiwi that Ivi will be a strong candidate in this year’s hunt […]
Ever since William suggested that Jedward would devour Donna McCaul at Ireland’s Eurosong contest, he’s been receiving hate mail from Donna’s fans. They point out that Jedward only narrowly defeated last year’s runner-up Nikki Kavanagh (her song “Falling” was awesome). And they suggest that Donna’a haters need to listen to her karaoke cover of Adele’s “Someone […]
Earlier today Dutch broadcaster TROS revealed the six acts who will compete to represent the Netherlands at Eurovision 2012.
Ivi Adamou has the looks and the voice to get Cyprus back into the Eurovision final. Now she just needs a song. Following an extensive call for entries, Sony Music Greece selected three songs for the upcoming national final, and shot promotional videos for each of them. The fancy videos won’t be presented until January […]