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🇮🇪 Ireland’s Eurovision stars take part in health service fundraiser

🇮🇪 Ireland’s Eurovision stars take part in health service fundraiser

As a result of the current pandemic, the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest was cancelled. Such news was devastating to fans all over the world, but one Irish fan decided to use the time to bring together Eurovision acts from years gone by to raise some much needed funds for frontline health workers! Mick Lynch, author of book ‘What’s another year? Ireland’s first five decades at Eurovision’, gathered individuals (remotely!) involved with Ireland in the contest over the years to produce a documentary. The documentary includes unseen material, memories and anecdotes from the contributors, and all money raised was used to provide Irish health workers with personal protective equipment (PPE). In total, Mick managed to raise over €1,268 through GoFundMe. Familiar Faces Those featured in the documentary included: Dana (Won the 1970 Eurovision Song Contest)Marty Whelan (Eurovision commentator for RTÉ)Phil Coulter (Wrote the 1967 winning song for the UK)Micky Joe Harte (Represented Ireland in 2003)Sandy Kelly (Represented Ireland in 1982 as part of group ‘The Duskeys’)Maxi (Represented Ireland in 1973)Luv Bug (Represented Ireland in 1986)Jimmy Walsh (Wrote the 1993 Eurovision winning song)The Swarbriggs (Represented Ireland in 1975 and 1977)Alma Carroll (Represented Ireland along with The Swarbriggs in 1977) Eamonn Toal (Represented …
🇦🇺 Eurovision – Australia Decides will return in 2022

🇦🇺 Eurovision – Australia Decides will return in 2022

As Blink TV states, ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides’ on the Gold Coast will be returning in 2022. Earlier Montaigne had won Australia Decides 2020. However, the Eurovision Song Contest was cancelled so she didn’t have a chance to represent her country. As Montaigne was confirmed for Eurovision next year, there will be no Australia Decides 2021. The 2022 edition will be held in February, however, further details are yet to be released. Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest Australia got an invitation to participate in 2015 for the first time to commemorate the 60th Eurovision Song Contest. Earlier Australia has used an internal selection to select its representatives. In 2015 Guy Sebastian debuted for the country with the song “Tonight Again”. Afterwards, the national broadcaster chose Dami Im with “Sound Of Silence” in 2016, Isaiah with “Don’t Come Easy” in 2017 and Jessica Mauboy with “We Got Love” in 2018. In 2019 Australia switched to a televised national selection called Eurovision – Australia Decides. Kate Miller-Heidke with a song “Zero Gravity” won the first edition of the show. In 2020 it was Montaigne’s turn to represent the country with a song “Don’t Break Me”. However, due to the pandemic and the contest …
🇦🇺 Kate Miller-Heidke announced as Queen in The Masked Singer – Australia

🇦🇺 Kate Miller-Heidke announced as Queen in The Masked Singer – Australia

She’s faught off fierce competition from fellow Australian Eurovision representative Isaiah Firebrace and finally Kate Miller-Heidke was unveiled as Queen in the Final of The Masked Singer – Australia. Kate’s Impressive Masked Singer performances In her first performance on The Masked Singer she sung the 2020 The Weeknd smash hit single “Blinding Lights”. Full of pizzaz and showing her amazing vocal dexterity. Next she performed the Rolling Stones classic “Paint It Black”. In this performance she turned The Queen into a perfect almost Disney-esque villain with some deep vocals and crazed moments! Then The Queen became a Diva in this “Diamons Are A Girls Best Friend” from the film “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”. Showing she can do Jazz and Musical Theatre making this performance a camp classic. From camp came fun! Kate then showed her frivolity with Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”. This came alongside her showing her cheeky side with those spoken word affectations. Skowing the complete opposite of frivolity, Kate dialled it right back with this stunning performance of “Love You To Love Me” by Selena Gomez. Kate’s stunning vocals shine through as did her vulnerability. In The Masked Singer semi-final, Kate performed Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own”. In …
🇸🇪 Loreen to star in Netflix film “Vinterviken 2021”

🇸🇪 Loreen to star in Netflix film “Vinterviken 2021”

She’s the legend, icon and goddess of Eurovision and now she will head for the silver screen as she secures a role in the Netflix film “Vinterviken 2021”. A remake of a Swedish classic The film was announced all the way back in April of 2020. The screenplay is an adaptation of Mats Wahl’s novel “Vinterviken”. The novel was already adapted into a film of the same name all the way back in 1996. The original stared David Tainton and Lina Englund playing the two main characters John-John and Elisabeth. The premise of the film is as follows. The story is set in Stockholm 2021 and focuses on the love story between Elisabeth and John John. The two youngsters are raised in the same city, yet they live light years apart. Separated economically, socially and culturally. Until the day they start in the same high school class. Times have changed but themes remain the same The three key people behind the film gave their reactions to the making of the film. The producer of the film Teresa Alldén had this to say. Mats Wahl’s novel portrays a timeless theme: Love beyond social status and class. The new film adaptation must reflect …
🇷🇺 Philipp Kirkorov says he has promised to win Eurovision for Russia

🇷🇺 Philipp Kirkorov says he has promised to win Eurovision for Russia

Philipp Kirkorov seems quite determined to win Eurovision at any costs. What can we expect? Recently the Zhara Music Awards 2020 press conference took place in Moscow, Russia. Philipp Kirkorov, famous Russian singer and producer (also known as Russian representative at the Eurovision 1995), attended the event as well. One of journalists asked Philipp whether he and Sergey Lazarev would accept to represent Russia at the Eurovision for the third time. Taking into account the previous statements, no doubt the answer was positive 🙂 Certainly. God likes the trinity, as we say in Russia. Probably, Sergey doesn’t think of it now but I guess in the bottom of his heart he has a desire to get this satisfaction and finally win the contest. I have promised to win Eurovision whatever it takes and I will. It would be much better to do this with the best singers. In my opinion, Sergey Lazarev is one of them for sure. Philipp Kirkorov for Zhara Music Awards 2020 press conference It’s worth mentioning that right after the Eurovision 2019 Sergey Lazarev claimed he wouldn’t mind taking part in the contest for the third time if the Russian broadcaster would approach him with such …
🇨🇾 Cyprus: Melina Makri expresses interest in Eurovision participation

🇨🇾 Cyprus: Melina Makri expresses interest in Eurovision participation

Over the past few months, the search for the Cypriot act for Eurovision 2021 has been one of the hottest topics of the pre-season. CyBC are one of the few broadcasters to be internally-selecting a new artist. As a result, they’ve seen an unprecedented level of interest from big names in the Greek music scene. Now, another well-known Greek singer has expressed her interest. Melina Makri, best known as the former front woman of the popular Greek band Vegas, who had a number of hits such as “Πιο Ψηλα”, “Όσα είχα” and “Φιλί”. After years of success with the band, she decided to go solo in 2016, releasing a number of singles under her own name. She is also hugely successful as a songwriter and has written for a number of other artists. In an interview with Eurovision Fun, she revealed that she is a long-term fan of the contest. I have been watching the contest since I was little…! It does not take long for me to see it and listen to all the songs that participate! Quite often my predictions are the viewers’ favourite entries! They are usually the songs that catch the pulse of the time or touch people beyond nationalities …
🇨🇾🇦🇺 Leea Nanos expresses interest in representing Cyprus at Eurovision

🇨🇾🇦🇺 Leea Nanos expresses interest in representing Cyprus at Eurovision

Over the past few months, the search for the Cypriot act for Eurovision 2021 has been one of the hottest topics of the pre-season. CyBC are one of the few broadcasters to be internally-selecting a new artist. As a result, they’ve seen an unprecedented level of interest from big names in the Greek music scene. Now, a familiar name for Eurovision fans has thrown her hat into the ring. Back in 2019, Leea Nanos competed in the inaugural Australia Decides national selection. She placed 9th with the song “Set Me Free”. Now 18, Leea has told INFE Greece that she is interested in representing Cyprus at the 2021 contest. Leea, who is of Greek decent, named Cyprus 2018 representative Eleni Foureira as an inspiration. My family is Greek and my culture means the world to me. Going to Greece a couple years ago, I felt like I was home. I would be honoured to represent Cyprus. I saw some of the acts like Eleni Foureira who represented and she has inspired me so much as an artist, I would love to follow in her footsteps. The love I have received from Cyprus and Greece online has been so overwhelming and …
🇮🇱 Netta covers “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” for Disney Music

🇮🇱 Netta covers “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” for Disney Music

Eurovision 2018 winner Netta, started off her Eurovision journey in HaKokhav HaBa, where we have seen her, do her own unique versions of major tracks such as ‘Rude Boy‘ and of course her winning mash-up of Psy’s Gangnam Style and Ke$ha’s Tik-Tok. What if I were to tell you that Netta used her proficient skills with a looper, in order to cover a Disney song? Well you are in luck, as the Eurovision winner has performed a cover of “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from Mary Poppins. To our surprise, Netta has managed to put her own twist to the Disney classic, and she even managed to even mention Eurovision in her cover. Betcha’ve never heard “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” performed like THIS before! 🤩 Rock on, @NettaBarzilai. We’re OBSESSED. #DisneySingalong 🤘 pic.twitter.com/c71nOfJB9J— Disney Music (@DisneyMusic) September 2, 2020 Positive reaction to the crowd Once Netta’s version of the track was released, the Eurovision winner has received positive reaction towards her version of the song. If you told me I’d hear this song one day and think it was a jam I wouldn’t believe you. But then @NettaBarzilai gets her hands on it and anything is possible! This is so good 🤩 https://t.co/RpA5IF0kTK— Victoria ✐ツ (@vamsomething) September …
🇸🇲 Senhit releases cover of Teach-In’s Ding-A-Dong

🇸🇲 Senhit releases cover of Teach-In’s Ding-A-Dong

As the Eurovision New Year swings on, so does the preparation for next year’s contest. San Marino’s Eurovision 2021 representative Senhit has already entertained us with covers of ‘Cheesecake‘ and ‘Everyway That I Can‘. For the third instalment of her #FreakyTriptoRotterdam, Senhit chose to pay homage to next year’s host The Netherlands, by covering Teach-In’s Ding-A-Dong. The continuation of the series, sees Senhit’s continued collaboration with Luca Tommassini, which you are able to watch below. Watch carefully, as a Eurovision legend makes a cameo! ‘Inspiration from classic television’ Senhit’s longtime-collaborator Luca Tommassini drew inspiration from classic television. It is a tribute to the first women of the 1960s, to black and white television, which still makes us dream today, the television of Mina and all those women who have contributed to creating an aesthetic that is still a point of reference Within the video we see Senhit accompanied by four Drag Queens Dhelirya, Farida Kant, Petite Noire and La Diamond. Throughout the video we see Senhit and the other stars of the video dance along in classic outifts, as well as having their own spin into superheroes. However, instead of using powers for bad, the video shows the importance of …
Eurovision stars among OGAE Song Contest 2020 participants

Eurovision stars among OGAE Song Contest 2020 participants

Yesterday, OGAE UK revealed the full list of entries that will take part in this year’s OGAE Song Contest in Edinburgh. It will be the seventh time that the contest has been organised by OGAE UK. Last year, Lewis Capaldi was voted the winner of the contest with “Someone You Loved”. Since the first contest in 1986, many major music stars have won including Coldplay, Steps, Dami Im, Alizée and Nina Zilli. Any country with an OGAE club can take part in the contest as well as one other country, competing as “Rest of the World”. In the past, countries like Botswana, Japan and Colombia have take part as a guest country. Who’s taking part? 28 countries are taking part in this year’s contest, including returnees Denmark and Slovenia who are back after a one-year break. Azerbaijan and Andorra have withdrawn from this year’s contest. Many past Eurovision stars are taking part including Diodato (Italy 2020), Tina Karol (Ukraine 2006), Secret Garden (Norway 1995) and a duet from Pastora Soler (Spain 2012) & Blas Canto (Spain 2020 & 2021), among others. The running order for the contest was drawn randomly, ahead of the show: 🇨🇾 Cyprus: Constantinos Christoforou ft. ONE – …
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