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Alfred and Laura Rizzotto pay homage to Avicii in Madrid

At the Madrid ESPreparty last night, Alfred and Laura Rizzotto honoured Avicii. The two Eurovision entrants performed “Wake Me Up” together to honour the Swedish DJ, who unexpectedly passed away on Friday.

Madrid ESPreparty

Over twenty artists attended the concert in Madrid last night. It was the last preview party before the artists head to Lisbon. The 2018 season had six preview parties, with some artists attending as many as five of those: London, Riga, Tel Aviv, Amsterdam, Moscow and Madrid.

Tribute to Avicii

After the unexpected death of Swedish world star Avicii on Friday, the Madrid ESPreparty decided to perform a tribute to him. Host entry Alfred left his Amaia on the side for a few minutes as he invited Latvia’s Laura Rizzotto to perform together with him. During the intro, Rizzotto explained that they wanted to honour Avicii. They decided to perform his song “Wake Me Up”. The audience, including Amaia and Soraya Arnelas, sang along for the full song.


Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, suddenly passed away on Friday. The 28 year old was found dead in a hotel in Muscat, the capital of Oman. No cause of death has yet been revealed.

The Swedish DJ was involved in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, when he composed the official anthem “We Write The Story”. He did that together with Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus from ABBA.

Nick van Lith

I'm one of the founding members of Eleven years after the start, I'm proud to say that I am now the Editor-in-Chief of this wonderful website. When I'm not doing Eurovision stuff, you should be able to find me teaching German to kids... And cheering on everything and everyone Greek, pretty much. Pame Ellada!

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