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Mikolas Josef hits #1 with “Acapella” ahead of December tour

Mikolas Josef hits #1 with “Acapella” ahead of December tour

It has been well over a year since his record-breaking finish at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest for the Czech Republic but Mikolas Josef continues to go from strength to strength. This week, he celebrates his latest single “Acapella” hitting #1 in the Czech radio charts! Top of the charts As he revealed on Instagram below, make sure to swipe right to the next photo, “Acapella” featuring Fito Blanko and Frankie J has knocked Alvaro Soler’s “La Libertad” off the #1 spot. In addition, he has held off the challenge from global stars Jonas Brothers, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and Ava Max. View this post on Instagram #Acapella is #1! Humbled and proud 🙏🏻 🥇 Love to the team! A post shared by Mikolas Josef (@mikolasjosef) on Sep 10, 2019 at 1:56am PDT Get closer to Mikolas on his tour It’s been an exciting week for Mikolas with tickets for his “Closer to You” tour going on sale. He’ll be hitting four cities, culminating in a concert in the Czech capital city of Prague. View this post on Instagram JE TO TADY! LÍSTKY NA TURNÉ JDOU DO PRODEJE JIŽ ZÍTRA RÁNO V 08:00! WWW.TICKETLIVE.CZ #CloserToYouTour A post shared by Mikolas …
KEiiNO announce tour of Australia

KEiiNO announce tour of Australia

The winners of this year’s Eurovision public vote, KEiiNO, have announced early this morning a six date tour of the land Down Under. Our Eurovision friends in Australia would have been pleased to hear news today that the Norwegian trio KEiiNO will be performing on their shores! The supergroup from Norway topped the public vote at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, and have been in popular demand ever since. KEiiNO have been performing in intimate and larger gigs across Europe since Tel Aviv, and will be coming to London to perform at the upcoming Eurofest in November. But now the trio of Alexandra, Fred and Tom have decided to take their music further afield – all the way to Australia! The band teased an Australian themed announcement yesterday, posting a picture of a Kangaroo on Facebook that asked fans to keep their eyes peeled. And in a Facebook post earlier today, the group announced a six date tour of the country, The tour commences on October 30th in Brisbane and passing through Adelaide and Sydney before finishing in Melbourne the following month. A second Facebook post contained all the links to each of the venues and dates, …
Katerine Duska announces first headline show in London

Katerine Duska announces first headline show in London

From the Tel Aviv stage to the London stage! Greece’s Eurovision 2019 representative Katerine Duska has announced a headline show taking place on 24 November. The details Announced earlier today, Katerine will take to the stage at Colours Hoxton on Sunday 24 November (which also happens to be Junior Eurovision day). On her Instagram, Katerine also tells that there will be special guests appearing on the night, which have yet to be announced. Excitingly, as stated, this will be Katerine’s first headline show in London. View this post on Instagram First headlining show in London & super super psyched! 🎀🎀 Tickets already on sale (link in bio)! Who’s excited??? 🌸🌸 A post shared by Katerine Duska (@katerineduska) on Sep 10, 2019 at 7:47am PDT The event is for 18+ only and tickets are £15.40 each. You can buy them here. About Katerine Canadian born Katerine moved to Greece at the age of 16. She rose to stardom back in 2013 within the indie community with her cover of Arctic Monkey’s “Do I Wanna Know”, surpassing over 2 million views on YouTube. Following from this recognition, she released her first studio album Embodiment in December 2015. Katerine represented Greece in Israel …
Herman van der Zandt or Jan Smit to host Eurovision 2020?

Herman van der Zandt or Jan Smit to host Eurovision 2020?

Now we know the host city for the Eurovision Song Contest, Dutch media have started to think about who’s actually going to present the three shows in May. Three names are on everybody’s lips, with a fourth one now surprisingly added: Herman van der Zandt. Former news anchors Three of the hosts we hear about a lot are all former news anchors. Herman van der Zandt is the latest addition to this list. A week ago, showbusiness expert Evert Santegoeds said he was confident that NPO had indeed asked Van der Zandt for the gig. Herman van der Zandt is a 45 year old TV host. He started off as a news anchor at NOS. Since then, he has moved on to the daily sports broadcasts. He also hosts a quiz show on NPO 1. Van der Zandt is a popular presenter in the Netherlands, but not generally well known for big amusement shows. Van der Zandt would however fit in to represent NOS during the event. The news broadcaster has agreed to team up with NPO and Avrotros to organise the event, so it would only be fitting to also deliver a host for the show. Another popular name …
Parliament seemingly unwilling to invest in Eurovision 2020

Parliament seemingly unwilling to invest in Eurovision 2020

When Rotterdam was revealed as host city for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, NPO director Shula Rijxman said they were hoping for €15 to €20 million extra from parliament. However, parliament has indicated that they’re not particularly willing to throw such a sum of money at the event. Find it elsewhere Three parties in parliament, VVD, SP and PVV are especially unwilling to invest, De Telegraaf reports. Zohair el Yassini, MP for the biggest party VVD, has said it’s just “same old, same old” from NPO: “Holding out your hand to parliament. Those days are over.” El Yassini claims NPO, and especially AVROTROS, have extra funds available for events. This extra money is visible on the end of year accounts. AVROTROS have an estimated €32 million in there. A similar sound comes from PVV. The conservative nationalist party, led by Geert Wilders isn’t particularly known for an eagerness to increase NPO spending. Their stance on this matter therefore is hardly a surprise. MP Martin Bosma thinks NPO needs to look elsewhere for their money. There’s plenty of budget cuts they can make, according to PVV. More surprising is the refusal of the Socialist Party. The left wing parties in the …
“Like lamb to the slaughter” – Josh Dubovie opens up on Eurovision experience

“Like lamb to the slaughter” – Josh Dubovie opens up on Eurovision experience

“Without you, the fans, there would be no Eurovision”, states the 2010 United Kingdom entry, Josh Dubovie. In a wide-ranging and frank Q & A uploaded on Dubovie’s YouTube channel, the former contestant opens up about his bittersweet Eurovision experience where he both realised a childhood dream but also placed last at the Grand Final in Oslo. In a recent near-hour long video uploaded to Dubovie’s ‘Wealth of Self Development’ YouTube channel, the singer-turned-mindset coach fielded questions from Twitter about his experience representing the UK in Oslo in 2010, where his Pete Waterman-penned song, ‘That Sounds Good to Me’, only picked up ten points and was rooted to the foot of the leaderboard. Now living in Canada, working as a mindset coach and happily married, Dubovie reappears from confessed hiding to open up about his experience flying the UK flag in Norway. The video and answers are honest, eye-opening and make for an interesting watch for Eurovision fans, especially those from the UK – even more so to those who have been critical of the BBC’s selection process in recent years. The Q & A is close to an hour long, so for those short on time – we have …
X Factor Malta Season 2 to air October 6th

X Factor Malta Season 2 to air October 6th

With auditions over and Bootcamp filming complete, today PBS the Maltese broadcaster has revealed the air date for the second season of X Factor Malta. Next month on Sunday October 6th, Malta’s biggest TV series returns to screens. X Factor Malta Season 2 Earlier today Malta confirmed on social media that the broadcast for season 2 of the X Factor Malta would start on October 6th. Thus if this season follows the same pattern as the first, then a likely date for the final could be January 25th 2020. 𝗢𝗡𝗘 𝗠𝗢𝗡𝗧𝗛 𝗧𝗢 𝗚𝗢! 😀👉X Factor Malta's Season 2 will start on Sunday, 6th October 2019 on Television Malta and we just can't wait to show the amazing talent we have on our islands 🇲🇹#XFactorMalta pic.twitter.com/hn6jE7Cvmk— X Factor Malta (@XFactorMalta) September 6, 2019 What to expect from this season? After the huge success of the first season, this year follows the tried and true – if it’s not broke, don’t fix it. Again the same judging panel returns. The Eurovision expertise and industry experience of Malta’s most famous export, Ira Losco. Alongside her, music manager Howard Keith Debono, legendary rocker Ray Mercieca and of course songstress and Rotterdam resident, Alexandra Alden. …
Gordon announces musical comeback after rehab

Gordon announces musical comeback after rehab

Gordon is back! The Dutch singer, (in)famous for his Eurovision adventure with De Toppers in 2009, has announced his musical comeback. He celebrated his retirement a few years ago, but after getting rid of a cocaine addiction, he now wants to get back into business… Rehab in South Africa Earlier this summer, Dutch media broke the news that Gordon had taken the decision to go to rehab in South Africa. This was due to his cocaine and alcohol addiction. Rumours had been circulating for years that Gordon was battling such an addiction, something he sometimes admitted to the press. He released a statement a few weeks later that he was happy to be back home and to be declared clean by the professionals in South Africa. The 51 year old wanted to get back on track. His television career is going strong, having recently signed a contract for channel SBS6. Surprisingly, Gordon now also wants to revive his singing career. He has visited a doctor in New York, Dr. Korovin, to see how his vocal cords and nasal septum had suffered from the cocaine. The doctor has given him the clear to start singing again, as she could not see …
Miki announces debut album “Amuza” and upcoming tour

Miki announces debut album “Amuza” and upcoming tour

This year was a big ride for Spanish representative Miki. He not only represented his country in Tel Aviv but also delivered our summer party hits “La Venda” and “Celébrate“. He already was on tour most times of the year with the OT cast he was taking part in. This week he announced big things. His debut album “Amuza” will be out sooner than you think and he will go on his own tour this winter. Get your coins ready, cos you don’t wanna miss this! Debut album “Amuza” out NEXT WEEK! Mark your calendars, because Miki will drop his first album on September 13th! Which is already next week. He announced it this week. The album will be filled with 13 tracks and he will tell us more about the name and the creating process till the album drops next week on his social media accounts! #Amuza-Celébrate-Eterno Verano ft @arnaugriso @NilMoliner y @lapegatina -Nadie se salva (ska version)-Vivir al 100%-Per tu-Coral del Arrecife ft @SofiaEllar -Apaga la luz-La Venda-Tanto tiempo-La última palabra-La cabaña-Escriurem-Y escribirhttps://t.co/fLwzKuUZZ4— Miki (@mikiot2018) September 5, 2019 You can pre-order the CD HERE! But that is far from everything. Moreover, he also released the dates for his …
Salvador Sobral announces concert in The Netherlands

Salvador Sobral announces concert in The Netherlands

Just confirmed! The Eurovision 2017 winner Salvador Sobral will give a concert in the ‘Doornroosje’ concert hall in Nijmegen. The concert hall’s website Doornroosje.nl confirmed the news on Tuesday 3 September. New album and European tour You will remember that Salvador Sobral has undergone a very serious medical surgery. As a result, it was quiet around the singer in the first period after his Eurovision victory. Fortunately he had recovered in time to attend the Eurovision Song Contest of 2018 in Lisbon. Shortly after that, he started his life as a singer again. Salvador released his second album ‘Paris, Lisboa’, because the two cities have influenced the recording process. In addition, it’s also an ode to Wim Wenders’ film classic ‘Paris, Texas’. On the album Salvador does not only sing in Portuguese, there are also songs in Spanish, French and English. He performed in various places in his home country Portugal. Later, he also started performing in other countries such as Poland, Germany, Spain and Switzerland. The Portuguese singer is alive and kicking again. Cover photo of Salvador’s album ‘Paris, Lisboa’ Near future plans Salvador Sobral currently has four more concert destinations on the schedule. He goes to Spain, France, …
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