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Victor Crone, Hanna Ferm, Jakob Karlberg to participate at Melodifestivalen 2020?

Victor Crone, Hanna Ferm, Jakob Karlberg to participate at Melodifestivalen 2020?

As we are getting closer to the reveal of the artists participating at next year’s Melodifestivalen, Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet has released more names as to who could potentially be in next year’s competition. Victor Crone Victor Crone performing ‘Storm’ at the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final earlier this year This is not the first time that Victor Crone has participated in Melodifestivalen. In 2015, Victor participated alongside Behrang Miri with the song “Det rår vi inte för” (We Can’t Help It). However, they both failed to make it past the Second Chance round. Despite not making it further in Melodifestivalen, Victor participated in this year’s Eesti Laul in Estonia, where he managed to win and represent Estonia in Tel Aviv. Victor managed to placed 20th overall. Hanna Ferm Hanna Ferm, along with LIAMOO performing ‘Hold You’ at the Melodifestivalen Final this year Swedish Idol 2017 runner-up Hanna Ferm made her debut at Melodifestivalen in 2018 alongside Idol winner LIAMOO with their song ‘Hold You’. The duo managed to place third overall in this year’s competition. Jakob Karlberg Jakob is known for his single ‘Fan va bra; Jakob Karlberg is best known for competing in Swedish Idol back in 2011. Since his participation, he has …
Pre-Party ES 2020 will take place on April 10 and 11

Pre-Party ES 2020 will take place on April 10 and 11

As countries continue to announce more information about their selections, we are now looking ahead to Pre-Parties. It’s now been confirmed that the Spanish Pre-Party will be returning for the fourth time. The event will once again take place at La Riviera de Madrid. 🔴 ¡Eurovision-Spain celebrará la #PrePartyES20 el 10 y 11 de abril.La Riviera de Madrid acogerá por cuarto año consecutivo los conciertos de Eurovisión en España con una veintena de artistas de Róterdam 2020 y una docena de estrellas invitadashttps://t.co/CGyzEnJS6m pic.twitter.com/GO2fALG4ii— eurovision-spain.com | PrePartyES (@eurospaincom) October 21, 2019 Eurovision Spain has confirmed that information about the tickets for next year’s event will be announced in due course. Pre-Parties for the 2020 taking place Furthermore, with the confirmation of Eurovision in Concert taking place on the 4th April next year. It is likely that the other Pre-Parties will also announce their plans in due course. They include Riga, Moscow, the potential return of Israel Calling and of course the London Eurovision Party, in which ESCXTRA is a media partner of. ESCXTRA at Pre-Party ES 2020 The ESCXTRA team hope to be there again on the ground in Madrid, bringing fresh content and updates for fans who aren’t attending. Coverage of last year’s event can …
‘Soldi’ now the most streamed Eurovision song on Spotify

‘Soldi’ now the most streamed Eurovision song on Spotify

It has been five months since the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 took place. Since May, ‘Soldi’ has charted all over Europe, and it has even topped the charts in Italy, Israel, Greece and Lithuania. A few months later, Mahmood has managed to obtain a new feat.’Soldi’ is now the most streamed Eurovision song of all on time on the streaming platform ‘Spotify’. Congratulazioni to our 2019 runner-up @Mahmood_Music🇮🇹 whose song, #Soldi, is now the all-time most streamed #Eurovision song on @spotify worldwide!💰🎧 pic.twitter.com/fQwWDte8cM— Eurovision Song Contest (@Eurovision) October 15, 2019 ‘Soldi’ takes over ‘Euphoria’ At the time of writing Soldi has accumulated 123,635,798 streams on Spotify, whilst Euphoria currently has 122,423,300 streams. Mahmood has managed to obtain this feat in eight months, whilst Loreen accumulated her streams since her participation in Melodifestivalen. Mahmood since the Eurovision Song Contest Since participating in the competition earlier this year, Mahmood has been busy on the road promoting his material. He has since announced his ‘Europa Good Vibes’ tour which is making multiple stops all over Europe. But before he does, he will be performing at the European Parliament. In addition to that, he has been nominated as Best Italian Act at this year’s …
Cornald Maas and Edsilia Rombley to host Eurovision in Concert 2020

Cornald Maas and Edsilia Rombley to host Eurovision in Concert 2020

The Eurovision in Concert organisers have confirmed that Cornald Maas and Edsilia Rombley will be hosting the Eurovision in Concert 2020 on April 4. This is not the first time that the duo will be hosting the pre-party. They both hosted the concert back in 2018 when the concert celebrated its 10th anniversary, which took place in their current home; AFAS Live. The organisers announced the news through social media Eurovision in Concert 2020 Hosts The organisers of Eurovision in Concert have once again managed to secure two experienced hosts for the event. Both of them have a good amount of Eurovision experience. Cornald Maas has been the commentator for AVROTROS for ten years, starting in 2006. He only had a short break between 2011 and 2013. Edsilia Rombley is a familiar face to the Eurovision fandom. She has twice represented The Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest. First in 1998 with “Hemel en aarde” where she finished 4th overall and in 2007 with “On top of the world” where she finished 21st in the biggest Eurovision semi final to date. The tickets for next year’s Eurovision in Concert are now on sale, and if you want to attend and buy a …
Carola DENIES MelFest return!

Carola DENIES MelFest return!

Former Eurovision winner and three time MelFest winner, Carola responds to tabloid speculation from Swedish tabloid reports that she will return to the popular and iconic Swedish National Selection show, Melodifestivalen. Unfortunately for you fellow worshipers of the Schlager Diva like myself, it’s not good news. She categorically denied her return. What Aftonbladet said. Nöjesbladet’s sources state that she is one of the artists that Swedish broadcaster SVT is now in final negotiations with to compete next year. It is was also so called confirmed that the song that Carola had written herself was a tribute to her well published Christian faith and will also be a song about her love of Jesus. It has been submitted before, but then Carola has withdrawn and declined, but now she is keen to be involved, A source said, who knows how the MelFest song selection panel works. She really wants to be involved.. Says another informant close to MelFest. What Carola said. Today Carola took to her Instagram account to provide her side of the story. She also references that she is also not going to compete on another popular Swedish TV programme “Let’s Dance” which is the Swedish version of Dancing …
Riverdance celebrates 25th anniversary with international tour

Riverdance celebrates 25th anniversary with international tour

“Riverdance” has announced an international tour, celebrating their 25th anniversary. After an extensive tour through the UK and visiting over 20 cities, “Riverdance” will now travel to the US and Canada to perform in over 30 cities, including New York, Chicago and Montreal. Shows will take place during the first half of 2020 and tickets are on sale now. The interval act turned worldwide phenomenon The original “Riverdance” was first performed at Eurovision 1994 as a seven minute long interval act and managed to become one of the most iconic moments in the history of the contest. Following Eurovision, the Riverdance project continued to grow, perform shows and release their soundtracks. Today, “Riverdance” has been performed in over 45 countries worldwide, reaching an audience of over 3 billion people. Furthermore, the Riverdance soundtrack charted in several countries and the Riverdance Album even won a Grammy award. Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter, @escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates!
NAVIBAND rule out a return to Eurovision

NAVIBAND rule out a return to Eurovision

They stole the hearts of Eurofans back in 2017 with the lively track “Story of my Life”. But fast forward to today, and it appears that members Ksenia and Artem have no plans to return to Eurovision. They are currently in need of help to fund their next album, and time is running out. A resounding no In an interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda, Ksenia and Artem were asked if they would go to Eurovision again. To this, they both simply replied with a no. While they believe they got everything they wanted from the experience, it’s clear to them that there is a negative aspect to entering the contest. “We’ve got everything we wanted from it. Yes, we have recognition. The European listeners buy our singles and support us. But there is a negative side of this competition – it turns many people’s heads, especially young artists. You are there surrounded by such attention and interest that a sense of importance can skyrocket. You start to think: “Wow, I’m a such a great artist!” And then you come home – and if you don’t have material and you don’t have an audience, you start breaking down.”NAVIBAND’s Ksenia and Artem to …
Duncan Laurence’s Eurovision win awarded as Best TV Moment of 2019

Duncan Laurence’s Eurovision win awarded as Best TV Moment of 2019

This prize was awarded on Wednesday 9 October. That’s when the Golden Televizier Ring Gala took place in AFAS Live, Amsterdam. Many famous Dutch faces attended the show, including of course Duncan Laurence. A night to remember On 18 May, about 4 million Dutch people saw their national pride win the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the first Dutch victory in 44 years, so a moment for many Dutchies to remember! It therefore seemed more than logical that Duncan received the Best TV Moment prize. Duncan’s winning moment including the first reaction of Dutch commentators Cornald Maas & Jan Smit Performance during Gouden Televizier-Ring Gala On the same evening, Duncan performed his beautiful ‘Arcade’ one more time. That must have been a special moment since AFAS Live is the place where Duncan sang ‘Arcade’ for an audience for the first time. Duncan’s Dutch tour has started! A day after the Gala, the time had finally come! For months, Duncan and his band have rehearsed for what has finally begun. The tour! In the coming weeks he will win even more hearts with his own music. The first concert took place in Nijmegen and was already a good start! Until early …
Emma Marrone announces break from making music

Emma Marrone announces break from making music

On September 20th, Italian singer and Eurovision 2014 participant Emma Marrone announced on Instagram that she would be taking a break from performing and recording music. The pop star has sold over a million singles, and almost 20 of her singles have been certified gold, platinum, or multiplatinum in the span of her over 15-year-long career. She was the runner-up in Sanremo 2011 and won the contest in 2012. Her Eurovision entry, “La Mia Città,” was certified gold and charted in the top 25 in Italy, despite only coming 21st in the contest. But last month, Marrone stated that she would be taking a break “to face a health problem.” The picture is a John Lennon quote from his song “Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)” in Italian, which reads “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Marrone does not state how long the break may last. However, she did state that she “will come back stronger than before.” Before the break, however, Emma Marrone released a single earlier last month. The track “Io Sono Bella,” which means I am Beautiful, charted at #33 on the Italian charts last month. Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest Italy was …
Is it true? Yohanna to star in Icelandic production of Evita!

Is it true? Yohanna to star in Icelandic production of Evita!

Swapping one stage for another, Eurovision star Yohanna will be performing in a limited run of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita next month in Reykjavík. Screen star to stage star Yohanna took to screens across the world as her ballad Is It True? finished second at Eurovision 2009, becoming the joint most successful Icelandic entry in the process. Now she is swapping the screen for the stage, as she prepares to play the titular character in a production of Evita next month. Yohanna will portray Eva Perón, the iconic singer and beloved first lady of Argentina. In a month-long limited run, Yohanna will be performing at Reykjavík’s Harpa Music Hall in Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical. Initially released as an album in 1976, the songs spawned a hit London West End production soon after – winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical. It became the first British musical to receive the Tony Award for Best Musical after it’s Broadway run. When Yohanna takes to the stage to portray Eva, she will follow in the footsteps of Charlotte Perelli and of course Madonna, who portrayed the character in the 1996 film adaption. View this post on Instagram Miðasala fyrir Jólatónleikana …
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