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Duncan Laurence visits the Belgian coast and receives a golden record

Duncan Laurence visits the Belgian coast and receives a golden record

It has been more than three months since Duncan Laurence won the Eurovision Song Contest. In that time he already traveled to many places inside and outside Europe, so he visited the Belgian coast in mid-August. Q-Beach House Now that we are approaching the end of the summer, the brand new Eurovision Song Contest-winner can look back on perhaps the busiest months in his life. It has already been a real rollercoaster and there is not yet an end to it. In his full schedule he found some space to go to the Belgian coast on Sunday 18 August. There he was a guest at the Q-Beach House in Ostend, from where Belgian radio station Qmusic presents its radio programs every summer. Duncan had a short talk with the radio hosts and brought his ‘Arcade’ in front of the audience at the beach. Duncan loves to interact with his fans, but due to the lack of time, he decided to make one big selfie with the entire audience present. View this post on Instagram Wauw, 1000x bedankt om met zoveel naar Oostende te komen vanmiddag! 😍 #QBeachHouse A post shared by Qmusic (@qmusic_be) on Aug 18, 2019 at 5:59am PDT …
Eurovision sand artist Kseniya Simonova wins Britain’s Got Talent “golden buzzer”

Eurovision sand artist Kseniya Simonova wins Britain’s Got Talent “golden buzzer”

In tonight’s first heat of Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions, Ukrainian sand artist Kseniya Simonova won the golden buzzer and place in the grand final of the all-stars competition! She will be looking to finish even higher than her impressive third place achieved in America’s Got Talent: The Champions earlier this year. A message of strength and hope In her performance dedicated to children suffering with long-term illness, Kseniya performed a message of hope with her sand art that brought judge Amanda Holden to tears. The performance was soundtracked by “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten, which was the perfect accompaniment to Kseniya’s message of strength. So impressed by Kseniya’s “astonishing” sand art, Amanda pressed her golden buzzer to award the Ukraine’s Got Talent winner with the first place in the grand final of the competition, due to take place in early October. America’s Got Talent stars Bello & Annaliese Nock were the other qualifying act from tonight’s first semi-final. Other acts included Britain’s Got Talent winners Paul Potts and Ashleigh & Sully and Asia’s Got Talent winner The Sacred Riana. From Got Talent to Eurovision Simonova rose to fame in 2009, winning Ukraine’s Got Talent and the videos of her …
Rotterdam 2020 leaked from official website?

Rotterdam 2020 leaked from official website?

Has Eurovision.tv accidentally just published the host city for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020? It seems they have, as there now is an event on there, called… Rotterdam 2020! Rotterdam 2020 – the event Aside from the event, which can be found here, Twitter user @leowltrs has recorded his screen whilst visiting the page. It can be seen below, just like a screenshot taken by one of the ESCXTRA.com editors. In there, it is clear that Rotterdam is named the official host city for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. It therefore seems the host city has leaked two days before its announcement and that Rotterdam has defeated Maastricht in the battle! so eurovision leaked their own host city! pic.twitter.com/fbAY78n6Cj— leo⛱ (@leowltrs) August 28, 2019 We’ve reached out to the EBU for a comment on the leak. Update – 19:40 CET: It seems that the EBU has created a Maastricht page that has been intermittently available over the last 10 minutes – but also at times only giving us a 404 Page Not Found error. Try your luck here: https://eurovision.tv/event/maastricht-2020 But you can see the screenshots we got of the Maastricht 2020 listing whilst it was published! This is a breaking …
Eurovision winner Jay Aston to represent Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party in next UK general election

Eurovision winner Jay Aston to represent Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party in next UK general election

Today it has been announced that Bucks Fizz star Jay Aston Colquhounis will stand as a parliamentary candidate for the Brexit Party in the next United Kingdom general election. She will aim to become the Member of Parliament for Kensington, a seat currently held by the Labour Party. “Breaking free” of the European Union Aston was announced today as one of 635 “approved candidates” who will stand for the Brexit Party for a potential general election. As the party name indicates, the Brexit Party’s main aim is to ensure the United Kingdom exits the European Union as soon as possible. The Brexit Party won the UK European Parliament election earlier this year with 30.5% of all votes. I want to stand for the Brexit Party and fight to uphold democracy for the sake of the people. As an MP, I will work to rebuild trust and help the Brexit Party make the necessary reforms to unite the country after we break free of the European Union.Jay Aston, 27 August 2019 Winning the hearts of Europe Bucks Fizz won the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest for the United Kingdom with the iconic “Making Your Mind Up”. Despite leaving the band in 1985, …
Eurovision sand artist Kseniya Simonova faces Paul Potts, The Sacred Riana in first heat of Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions

Eurovision sand artist Kseniya Simonova faces Paul Potts, The Sacred Riana in first heat of Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions

A few weeks ago, we revealed that it was extremely likely that Ukrainian sand artist Kseniya Simonova would take part in the upcoming all-stars series “Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions”. It has now been confirmed that Simonova will take part in the first of five heats, to be aired on Saturday 31st August. The series was recorded in late July at Wembley Arena in front of regular judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams. In the first heat, to be aired on ITV on Saturday evening, Kseniya Simonova has been confirmed to be amongst the contestants. It is expected, according to Digital Spy Forums, that two former Britain’s Got Talent winners, Paul Potts and Ashleigh & Sully, will also be in heat one. Furthermore, viral sensation and Asia’s Got Talent winner, The Sacred Riana, is also expected to be amongst the line-up this Saturday. View this post on Instagram 🇬🇧Attention! Happy to announce my participation in @bgt :The Champions on @ITV! Yes! I’ll be performing in first semifinal this Saturday! Watch me on August 31st on @ITV! Друзья, делюсь радостной новостью! Я принимаю участие в британской версии чемпионского сезона @bgt Britain’s Got Talent: the Champions . Эти …
Vangelis Kakouriotis would say “Yes” to Eurovision if asked

Vangelis Kakouriotis would say “Yes” to Eurovision if asked

Vangelis Kakouriotis puts rumors to rest in his latest interview for the Greek publication, Star saying that he would definitely say “Yes” to a potential Eurovision participation. The immensely young and talented singer has been rumored as a potential Greek or Cypriot Eurovision representative for a few years now. Many of his fans think that he could be the one that will give Greece their long desired comeback to the Eurovision Top 10. However, could Cyprus’s enthusiastic approach for the contest sway him to the neighboring country? Snippet or a mouthful When directly asked about his plans regarding a potential Eurovision participation, this is what Vangelis had to say: I would be interested, yes and if the opportunity arises I will take it. It’s a great event worth participating in. When the time comes, me and my co-workers will have faith in the song that the project will produce. I want it to be worth it! Vangelis Kakouriotis ; Star Greece The “golden boy” of the Greek music scene is signed to Panik Records, which is a home for plenty of former Eurovision representatives from the region, such as Ivi Adamou, Demy and Eleni Foureira. All the signs Interestingly enough, if …
Eurovision stars perform at the opening night of New Wave 2019

Eurovision stars perform at the opening night of New Wave 2019

This year, the New Wave contest will take place in Russia’s Sochi for the fifth time. Last night the festival started with a two-hour long show, where we saw performances by Sergey Lazarev, LOBODA and Dima Bilan, among others. Sergey Lazarev performs his latest Eurovision entry Sergey Lazarev, who recently released his new album Ya ne boyus’, performed his 2019 entry “Scream”. Similar to his Eurovision performance, Sergey was dressed in all white and some of the graphics from the performance were also displayed. Eurovision 2008 winner Dima Bilan performed his 2018 single “Molniya”. LOBODA, who represented Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, performed her songs “INSTADRAMA” and “Pulya-dura”. Familiar names among the contestants As we previously reported, some familiar names from Eurovision and the national selections are taking part in New Wave this year. Probably most recognized name is AISEL, who represented Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Also competing are Albania’s Inis Neziri, who competed in Festivali i Këngës 56 and placed third, ANNA MARIA from Ukraine, who competed in Vidbir this year and Armenia’s Tyom who failed to qualify for the final of Armenia’s national final in 2018 with the song “Follow the Ocean”.
German Eurovision Stars headline NDR2 Soundcheck Festival.

German Eurovision Stars headline NDR2 Soundcheck Festival.

The radio station that is owned by the German broadcaster responsible for the German participation in the Eurovision Song Contest ARD, NDR2 is holding a music festival. Of course, as you would expect Eurovision names are involved. A Champion crowns the event off! Of course a music event laid on by ARD, in Germany can only mean one thing. Lena Meyer-Landrut! Lena shot to stardom in 2010 in Oslo, Norway where she represented Germany with the song Satellite. With 246 points, she became the second German winner after Nicole and also she became the first and so far only Big 5 winner. Before the Big 5 rule was implemented however, she is the first winner from a Big 5 nation since Katrina and the Waves for the United Kingdom in 1997. Lena came back to defend her title a year later when the contest went to Dusseldorf, with the song “Taken By A Stranger”. She didn’t match her Oslo achievements but she did manage another top 10 placement, coming in Tenth-Place with 107 points. Since then she has become one of Germany’s successful artists releasing acclaimed singles and albums. Any room for another Top 5? Well yes there is! As …
Filming of X Factor Malta Chair Challenge to take place in September!

Filming of X Factor Malta Chair Challenge to take place in September!

The filming for the second season of X Factor Malta has been underway for the past few months. We are getting well into the filming of the second season of X Factor Malta as PBS has confirmed that the Chair Challenge will be filmed on the 20th and 21st of September. X Factor Malta will be filming the iconic CHAIR CHALLENGE on the 20 and 21 of September!Be part of the crowd, have your say, help the Judges decide and enjoy one unique experience. 😄🎟 Get your tickets now on : https://t.co/bO0N6em8f2#XFactorMalta pic.twitter.com/JreMrztvYY— X Factor Malta (@XFactorMalta) August 22, 2019 What is the Chair Challenge? For those who are not familiar with the X Factor Format, each judge is given a number of acts that they are able to take through to the Judges’ Houses round of the competition. The number of acts can vary in each series (with the UK, this is typically six). The acts who are fighting for a spot at the Judges’ Houses stage of the competition take to the stage to perform separately. If the judge likes their performance, they get a seat. However, if the judge has used up the number of seats that …
Blue’s Duncan James stars in new Innocent Drinks promotion

Blue’s Duncan James stars in new Innocent Drinks promotion

#DefinitelyBlue… Duncan James, from Blue, is starring a new promotion campaign for Innocent Drinks for their new ‘blue’ smoothie – Bolt from the Blue. “Fifty quid well spent” The comical advert comes after a debate started when the drink first hit the shelves in April. The drink, which is made from apple, lime, guava and coconut water, is called ‘blue’ but many people have said that the drink is actually green. The debate sparked hundreds of responses on Twitter, including from Blue’s Duncan James, who tweeted, “It’s BLUE! End of!!!”. Following this tweet, it seems as if Innocent Drinks have got creative and asked Duncan to join their advertising campaign for the new smoothie. We've paid Duncan from Blue to promote our new blue drink. Fifty quid well spent. #definitelyblue pic.twitter.com/O4Z3pdaN31— innocent drinks (@innocent) August 23, 2019 The new advert has already accumulated more than 5,000 likes on Twitter and has been retweeted over 500 times in just one day. Innocent have clearly used this advert as a platform to make their own joke out of the drink’s colour with the advert finishing with Duncan saying, “Is it actually blue though? It looks a bit green.” And the debate and …
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