Wivian Renee Kristiansen

The Battle of the Stars, season 8
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The Battle of the Stars, season 8

NRK just released the names of the artists who will battle it out for the 8th annual title of being Norway’s most versatile singer. As always there are quite a few familiar names to us children of the Euroverse. Several of this year’s participants have taken part in Melodi Grand…
Hatari drop new song and video feat Bashar Murad
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Hatari drop new song and video feat Bashar Murad

It’s been less than a week since Hatari finished 10th at Eurovision with “Hatrið mun sigra“, thereby securing Iceland’s first top 10 result since Yohanna (2009). Also, it was their first qualification since Pollapönk (2014). However, they are not resting on their laurels. Today they released their new single, “…
What do the children think of semi 2?
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What do the children think of semi 2?

Just like for the first semi, I have asked my students to vote on tonight’s entries. (I call this “raising the next generation of Eurovision lunatics.) They are still from 10 to 13 years old, and their instructions were; give one point to the songs you don’t like, two points…
What do the kids say?
Eurovision

What do the kids say?

Have you ever wondered what 10-13 year olds feel about Eurovision and the songs that compete this year? This is your chance! I have asked my kids (students) to give points to all the entries, and today I’ll share their opinions of the songs in semi 1. I love these…
#WatchWithWiv London Eurovision Party special
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#WatchWithWiv London Eurovision Party special

Tonight, the children of the Euroverse are either in Amsterdam, or they wish they were. For the first time this Eurovision season a large number of 2019 entrants will perform in front of adoring fans. Next weekend the promo tour travels to London, for my favorite pre-Eurovision event; London Eurovision…
#WatchWithWiv ALL the 2019 entries!
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#WatchWithWiv ALL the 2019 entries!

Have you ever wondered what a semi-crazy Eurovision fan might look like the first time they listen to your favorite (or least favorite) entries? Or do you just love discussing Eurovision? On Saturday you can do both, if you join us for #WatchWithWiv ! Up until now, our Wiv has…
Throwback Thursday; Sébastien is simply Divine!
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Throwback Thursday; Sébastien is simply Divine!

France is a country that very often finds its way into my top 10 or even top 5. It happened in 1977, 1991, 2001, 2004, 2009, 2013 and 2015, just to mention a few. However, it’s rarely my favorite. That’s only happened once that I can remember; Sébastien Tellier’s “Divine”…
Melodi Grand Prix: KEiiNO to fly the Norwegian flag in Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv 2019

Melodi Grand Prix: KEiiNO to fly the Norwegian flag in Tel Aviv

KEiiNO won tonight’s Melodi Grand Prix in Spektrum Arena in Oslo, thereby earning the right to represent Norway at Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv in May with “Spirit In The Sky”. The international juries Ten international juries helped decide the four songs that went on to the gold final.…
Hatari win Söngvakeppnin! Will hate win in Tel Aviv?
Tel Aviv 2019

Hatari win Söngvakeppnin! Will hate win in Tel Aviv?

Only time will show, but what is sure is that it did in Iceland tonight! Hatari went all the way with their song “Hatrið mun sigra”. This came as no surprise, as they have been hot favorites to win ever since the Söngvakeppnin songs were first released. The duel In…
Söngvakeppnin 2019: Friðrik Ómar to open the final
Tel Aviv 2019

Söngvakeppnin 2019: Friðrik Ómar to open the final

RÚV just revealed the running order in next week’s final of Söngvakeppnin 2019. Friðrik Ómar, who already represented Iceland in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest, will be first on stage in the final. Running order Friðrik Ómar – Hvað ef ér get ekki elskaðKristina Bærendsen – Mama SaidTara Mobee –…
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