Sami Luukela

I started watching Eurovision back in 2006, when I was only 10 and couldn't stay up to see Lordi winning. I attended my first contest in 2013 in Malmö and been to all the contests ever since. I'm studying journalism and I love music — you will probably never see me without my headphones on.
Finland: UMK 2020 to have an open search for songs
The Netherlands 2020

Finland: UMK 2020 to have an open search for songs

Finland’s broadcaster Yle has today told about their plans for their national selection for Eurovision 2020. UMK 2020 will include an open search for the songs. Songwriters and artists can submit their songs in November, from 1st to 8th. More information about the format will come in the next weeks.…
Finland: Announcement regarding UMK 2020 coming next week
The Netherlands 2020

Finland: Announcement regarding UMK 2020 coming next week

First they said it would happen already in May, but now Yle has confirmed that they will give more information about their national selection Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) 2020 next week. Internal selection again? For the past two years, Finland has selected their artist internally and the song has been…
The running order for the grand final of Eurovision 2019 released
Tel Aviv 2019

The running order for the grand final of Eurovision 2019 released

After the two semifinals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, we finally know the 26 finalists. And the running order for the grand final was just now released! Eurovision 2019 – Grand Final 1. Malta2. Albania3. Czech Republic4. Germany5. Russia6. Denmark7. San Marino8. North Macedonia9. Sweden10. Slovenia11. Cyprus12. Netherlands13. Greece14.…
It’s official! Madonna will perform in the grand final of Eurovision 2019
Tel Aviv 2019

It’s official! Madonna will perform in the grand final of Eurovision 2019

EBU has just confirmed that Madonna will perform in the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. She will perform the new single “Future” featuring Quavo. Eurovision.tv is saying that Madonna will also perform her 1989 hit “Like a Prayer”. Her performance in Tel Aviv will be her third…
Miki: “I play the Eurovision CD in my car” [interview]
Tel Aviv 2019

Miki: “I play the Eurovision CD in my car” [interview]

After his rehearsals, Spain’s Miki sat down to answer our viewers’ questions. He told us what happens after Eurovision, which are his favourite Eurovision songs this year and how the rehearsals went back in Spain. “I already recorded my next single” Straight after winning the Eurovisión Gala of Operación Triunfo,…
Serhat: “This is my last Eurovision as a singer” [interview]
Tel Aviv 2019

Serhat: “This is my last Eurovision as a singer” [interview]

San Marino’s Serhat sat down to answer our viewers’ questions ahead the first semifinal of the contest. “Turkey needs Eurovision and Eurovision needs Turkey” During the interview Serhat confessed that this will be his last Eurovision as a singer. He might come back as a songwriter or producer though. When…
EBU and KAN don’t have contract with Madonna
Eurovision

EBU and KAN don’t have contract with Madonna

Madonna has been rumoured to perform in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Today Jon Ola Sand has confirmed that there is not a signed contract with Madonna. “If we don’t sign a contract, she won’t perform” Jon Ola Sand is saying that EBU or KAN have never…
🇮🇱 LIVE DAY 9 REVIEW: Raw emotion for Israel’s Kobi Marimi 🇮🇱
ESCXTRA: Live from Tel Aviv

🇮🇱 LIVE DAY 9 REVIEW: Raw emotion for Israel’s Kobi Marimi 🇮🇱

ESCXTRA.com are live in Israel at the Expo Tel Aviv press centre for day 9 of rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Israel, France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, and Germany. Below, you’ll see our written review of each rehearsal. If…
🇬🇧 LIVE DAY 7 REVIEW: An out of this world performance from Michael Rice 🇬🇧
ESCXTRA: Live from Tel Aviv

🇬🇧 LIVE DAY 7 REVIEW: An out of this world performance from Michael Rice 🇬🇧

ESCXTRA.com are live in Israel at the Expo Tel Aviv press centre for day 7 of rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Greece, San Marino, Armenia, Ireland, Moldova, Switzerland, Latvia, Romania, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Israel, France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom,…
🇫🇷 LIVE DAY 7 REVIEW: Bilal Hassani with touching performance 🇫🇷
ESCXTRA: Live from Tel Aviv

🇫🇷 LIVE DAY 7 REVIEW: Bilal Hassani with touching performance 🇫🇷

ESCXTRA.com are live in Israel at the Expo Tel Aviv press centre for day 7 of rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Greece, San Marino, Armenia, Ireland, Moldova, Switzerland, Latvia, Romania, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Israel, France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom,…
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