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🇭🇷 Croatia to select Eurovision 2021 entry via Dora on February 27?

🇭🇷 Croatia to select Eurovision 2021 entry via Dora on February 27?

According to the Croatian daily newspaper Jutarnji list, Croatia’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will be selected via their traditional national selection Dora on February 27. Whilst no official announcement has yet to be made by Croatian broadcaster HRT, this could suggest Damir Kedžo’s hopes of being internally selected for 2021 may be in jeopardy. Fulfilling the two-year contract? In yesterday’s edition of the Croatian tabloid, sources have reportedly informed the newspaper that HRT will continue with their two-year contract signed with the Opatija venue since in November 2019 for editions of Dora in 2020 and 2021. Furthermore, the tabloid states that the final of Dora 2021 will take place on February 27th. Should HRT confirm this to be true, it would be a potential opposite move to that of their former Yugoslav neighbours. Slovenia has already internally selected Ana Soklič rather than holding an open edition of EMA. In addition, rumours have indicated RTS may be willing to internally select Hurricane to represent Serbia in 2021, although such reports have been denied for the time being. No indications have yet to be given by North Macedonia. Dancing with Damir Damir Kedžo won this year’s edition of Dora …
🇨🇭 Céline Dion announces rescheduled dates for Courage World Tour

🇨🇭 Céline Dion announces rescheduled dates for Courage World Tour

Eurovision 1988 winner Céline Dion has recently announced the rescheduled dates for her Courage World Tour! The tour was meant to take place this year, but had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Taking on Europe The 2021 dates sees Céline start the tour in Paris for 6 nights, followed by trips to Belgium, The Netherlands, Ireland and more. It will go on from March to July, ending in Bucharest. Céline will also tour around North America next year, however, the rescheduled dates are yet to be confirmed. Céline Dion Courage World Tour to resume in 2021! Rescheduled show dates announced for Europe, who’s going to be there ?💫 / La tournée mondiale Courage reprendra en 2021! Qui sera des nôtres ? 💫- Team Céline👉🏼 https://t.co/DHUch8dIGd #CourageWorldTour pic.twitter.com/xqwH1N6frj— Celine Dion (@celinedion) June 10, 2020 Courage The Courage World Tour is named after Céline’s 12th English-language studio album. It was released in November last year and includes singles written by the likes of Sia, David Guetta and Sam Smith. It reached the top of the US Billboard 200, becoming Céline’s first number-one album on that chart in 17 years. In addition, it was ranked at #2 in Australia, France …
🇳🇱 OG3NE to hold final ‘Home Isolation’ concert on June 20

🇳🇱 OG3NE to hold final ‘Home Isolation’ concert on June 20

After the success of their second ‘Home Isolation’ concert last week, The Netherlands’s Eurovision 2017 representative OG3NE has confirmed a third and final concert, which is due to take place on the 20th June. You are able to buy tickets for the final ‘Home Isolation’ show by clicking right here. A celebration of a beautiful series The Home-Isolation series has been a huge success for the Dutch sisters, which saw their ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ reach over 1.2 million views (at the time of writing). In addition to this, they have released two EPs, which includes a Eurovision Medley, and have performed two online concerts. Thinking Out Loud (the latest cover from the ‘Home Isolation’ series OG3NE at the Eurovision Song Contest Before participating in the ‘Eurovision Song Contest’, OG3NE participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest as ‘Lisa, Amy & Shelley’ where they represented The Netheralnds with the song ‘Adem In, Adem Uit’ placing 11th in Rotterdam. 10 years later, they represented The Netherlands in Kyiv as OG3NE, with their song “Lights And Shadows” meant a lot to the sisters. It was an ode to their mother who then suffered from bone cancer. When OG3NE reached the final for The Netherlands, their mother …
Daði Freyr puts his spin on ‘Volcano Man‘

Daði Freyr puts his spin on ‘Volcano Man‘

With the shadow of the Eurovision movie looming in the distance, various Eurovision stars are taking turns to grab ‘Volcano Man‘ and put their own spin on it. Naturally, a song about Iceland sung by fake Icelanders deserves a cover by someone that actually lives in the country. That’s where Daði Freyr comes in! “Hi! My name is Daði Freyr and this is Volcano Man” – A clear and simple way to start off a video featuring 1:29 minutes of pure synth perfection. Daði has added his own charming touch to the song by re-creating it in the familiar sound we have all come to know and love. Of course, the signature sweater is there as well! Listen to his version down below: Volcano Man? Eurovision…movie? Oh yes, it’s happening. It’s called “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” and it’s out June 26 on Netflix! The movie will be a comedic take on our beloved contest starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams with plenty more familiar names in supporting roles. Some who might even have seen the contest before! ‘Volcano Man‘ was just the first song released off the movie’s soundtrack. You can hear the original version right …
🇪🇪 Elina Nechayeva covers ‘Volcano Man’ from Netflix’s “The Story of Fire Saga”

🇪🇪 Elina Nechayeva covers ‘Volcano Man’ from Netflix’s “The Story of Fire Saga”

Elina Nechayeva who represented Estonia at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest has joined previous contestants in promoting the new Netflix movie The Story of Fire Saga with her own take on the title song, Volcano Man. Her familiar soprano turns the otherwise Eurovision-style random lyrics and lovingly cheesy performance of the original into a soulful performance. Enjoy the probably once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear a talented soprano sing ‘Volcanic protector man’ in high notes here: Artists cover ‘Volcano Man’ Elina Nechayeva is not the only Eurovision artist to cover the song. Earlier this week, Anna Odobescu covered ‘Volcano Man’ from the comfort of her own home. She paired the original instrumental with her own strong vocals for an exciting cover. Iceland representative Daði Freyr also offered his own rendition of the song, imbued with his signature dreamy pop tunes. Before that, winners Alexander Rybak and Jamala showed off their own takes of the song. Netflix’s Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga The mystery of “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire” has slowly been unravelling, as we approach 26 June, the release date of the movie. A trailer has just been released as well, providing us with more footage …
🇫🇮 Saara Aalto holds “Wild Wild Wonderland” listening party on Twitter

🇫🇮 Saara Aalto holds “Wild Wild Wonderland” listening party on Twitter

Finland’s Eurovision 2018 representative Saara Aalto will hold a listening party of her album “Wild Wild Wonderland” tomorrow on Twitter. Everyone will listen to the album from start to beginning together and share memories of the songs. It’s expected Saara herself will also tell stories behind the songs. I’m feeling nostalgic and I’m hosting a Wild Wild a Wonderland listening party tomorrow right here at my Twitter😍Put your record on (9pm Finnish time/7pm UK time) and let’s about the songs together.. all the memories, stories and what do the songs mean to you! Can’t wait❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/CRZFfb9gRU— Saara Aalto (@saaraaalto) June 11, 2020 “Wild Wild Wonderland” was released in 2018, two weeks before the contest took place. It includes Saara’s three songs from Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2018 – “Monsters”, “Domino” and “Queens” – as well as her song from UMK 2016 “No Fear”. From the album’s singles, “Dance Like Nobody’s Watching” was selected as the official song of Pride in London in 2019. You can join the listening party tomorrow, on Friday June 12th from 7pm UK time, 8pm CET and 9pm Finnish time. Will you join the party tomorrow? Let us know below or on social media @ESCXTRA!
Trailer for “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” released

Trailer for “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” released

As we are inching closer to the release of “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” on June 26, Netflix has released the Official trailer for the movie, which stars Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams. More Footage from the movie seen As the trailer for “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” is released, we finally see footage of some of the actors who have been confirmed for the film, such as Piers Brosnan, Dan Stevens, as well as UK commentator Graham Norton. We also see the stage from the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, which was held in Tel Aviv being used in the film. During the 2019 contest, the audience was filmed reacting to a couple of songs to use for the film. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is due to be released on Netflix on June 26. You can pre-save the film by clicking right here. What do you think of the trailer for the Eurovision Movie? Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter, @escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates! Also, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see our reactions to the news in the upcoming months.
Anna Odobescu covers “Volcano Man” from “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga”

Anna Odobescu covers “Volcano Man” from “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga”

Another “Volcano Man” cover Anna Odobescu is the third Eurovision star to create a cover of the title song “Volcano Man” from the Netflix movie “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga”. Previously, Eurovision winners Jamala and Alexander Rybak released their covers, each in their own individual style. Anna went for the original movie version and delivered it from the comfort of her home. You can listen to it here: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga The Netflix movie will be released on June 26th and it has a star studded cast. Additionally, Graham Norton will be making an appearance as well. Volcano Man is the first song released off the movie’s soundtrack and we can’t wait to hear what else the movie has in store for us. Do you prefer the covers over the original? Would you like to see any other former Eurovision participants cover it? Let us know in the comment section and be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter, @escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates! Also, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see our reactions to the news in the upcoming months.
🇰🇿 Daneliya Tuleshova auditions for America’s Got Talent

🇰🇿 Daneliya Tuleshova auditions for America’s Got Talent

She was the debut representative for Kazakhstan’s at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, now she takes on a bigger challenge; impressing Simon Cowell, as she auditions for the 15th season of America’s Got Talent. For her audition, she sang “Tears of Gold” by Faouzia. Daneliya’s America’s Got Talent journey.. The Junior Eurovision alumni herself confirmed that she has auditioned for America’s Got Talent on her social media, as the new season premiered, Daneliya has confirmed that she has auditioned for the latest season of the show. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Daneliya Tuleshova (@tuleshova_daneliya) During her audition, she managed to impress the crowd with her performance, and she even received a standing ovation from both the crowd and the judges. Howie Mandel described her as a Butterfly as she ‘blossomed in front of our eyes’, Sofia described her performance as ‘breathtaking’ and ‘surprising, whilst Simon called her performance as ‘an incredible first audition’. With this she managed to get through to the next round of the show. Daneliya Tuleshova at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Kazakhstan debuted at the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, with Daneliya Tuleshova and her song “Ózińe sen” which finished in 6th place …
🇸🇪 Melfest & Eurovision artists among “Allsång på Skansen” and “Lotta på Liseberg” 2020 line-up

🇸🇪 Melfest & Eurovision artists among “Allsång på Skansen” and “Lotta på Liseberg” 2020 line-up

Summer always means a lot of open-air music shows in Sweden. SVT’s “Allsång på Skansen” and TV4’s “Lotta på Liseberg” are heading into their 2020 season with announcing their line-ups today. Both shows won’t have an audience this year. Nevertheless, the line-up looks impressive and many Melfest and Eurovision artists will take the stage. Check the line up below: “Allsång på Skansen 2020” Line-Up 23 JuneAgnesThe MamasJill Johnson & Robin StjernbergNewkid30 JuneMiss LiAnna BergendahlMåns ZelmerlöwErik Lundin7 JulyDarinDotterAmanda GinsburgNisse Hellberg14 JulyMando DiaoAnis Don DeminaMyra GranbergZikaiKokobäng21 JulyDaniel Adams-RayThe BoppersPeg ParnevikBlenda28 JulyEva DahlgrenRickard SöderbergEstradenGee DixonShirley Clamp4 AugustLena PhilipssonVictor LeksellBengan & Allan JansonMerit Hemmingson11 AugustPetterHelen SjöholmPetra Marklund Sanna Nielsen will host the shows once again. “Allsång på Skansen” will be broadcast Tuesdays at 8 pm CET on SVT1 and SVT Play. “Lotta på Liseberg 2020” Line-Up 22 JuneVictor CroneLoa FalkmanMolly HammarLise & GertrudCharlotte Perrelli29 JuneSonja AldénDolly StyleUno SvenningssonPaul ReyArvingarna6 JulyDrängarnaHanna FermAnders LundinKayoDavid Lindgren and Kristina Lindgren13 JulyAnna BergendahlNanne GrönvallMartin AlmgrenEric SaadeNewkid20 JulyRobin BengtssonKatrin SundbergIsaac & The Soul CompanySmith & Thell27 JulyThe MamasWilliam SegerdahlPeg ParnevikAnis Don DeminaMando Diao3 AugustGöteborgsoperans musikal cabaretFrida ÖhrnGustaf Norén and Viktor NorénHasse AnderssonDotter10 AugustWiktoriaMåns ZelmerlöwKikki DanielssonJill Johnson and Robin StjernbergPer Andersson Lotta Engberg is hosting her annual show with this big …
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