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🇱🇹 Pabandom iš Naujo! Running order for Heat 1 revealed

🇱🇹 Pabandom iš Naujo! Running order for Heat 1 revealed

Another national final weekend is upon us and it is Lithuania’s turn to begin their selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 to be held in Rotterdam this May. Ahead of tomorrow’s broadcast, LRT has filmed and revealed the running order for Heat 1 of Pabandom iš Naujo! 2021. Pabandom iš Naujo! … Well actually tomorrow Tomorrow the first Heat of Lithuania’s selection for Eurovision 2021, Pabandom iš Naujo! begins. Already this week filming has taken place and further details about the show have been revealed. Due to the withdrawal of Evelina Sašenko and Gintarė Korsakaitė, LRT have moved Abrokenleg from Heat 1 to Heat 2 to even both to ten acts. Returning winners, The Roop of course have automatic qualification to the Final. Thus 21 acts will compete in total. Below is the running order and some of the songs already released: Black Spikes ft. Indrė Launikonytė – ‘Don’t Tell Me‘Thomukas – ‘Wish’Be U – ‘Love Yourself’Voldemars Petersons – ‘Never Fall for You Again‘Martyna Jezepčikaitė – ‘Thank You Very Much’Donata Virbilaitė – ‘The Way I Am‘Twosome – ‘I Love My Bear‘Milita Daikerytė – ‘Shadows’Aldegunda – ‘Sit Down’Titas ir Benas – ‘No’ Five acts from both Heats will advance to …
🇳🇴 KEiiNO release their 2021 Melodi Grand Prix entry “Monument”

🇳🇴 KEiiNO release their 2021 Melodi Grand Prix entry “Monument”

After surprising everyone, that they will be participating at Melodi Grand Prix 2021, Eurovision 2019 televote winners KEiiNO has released their song “Monument”, which is the group’s bid to participate Norway at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. KEiiNO are due to perform ‘Monument’ at the first semifinal of Melodi Grand Prix tomorrow. The group has automatically qualified for the Grand Final of this year’s competition, and will compete for the trophy on February 20. About “Monument” Speaking to NRK about their participation in this year’s Melodi Grand Prix, KEiiNO revealed more about their entry for this year. Fred even reveals that he finally shows off his rapping skills in this track. “Monument” is a more adult version of “Spirit in the Sky”. We show that we have come a little further. The group further elaborates that the track is a tribute to those who have enriched others, but often goes unnoticed. “Monument” is about the tracks we leave behind, the experiences you remember, the strong relationships. It is a tribute to those who enrich the lives of others, but who do not get statues erected or streets named after them. Listen to “Monument” You are now able to listen to …
🇳🇴 TIX releases the Melodi Grand Prix 2021 entry “Ut av mørket”

🇳🇴 TIX releases the Melodi Grand Prix 2021 entry “Ut av mørket”

TIX is one of the six contestants already qualified to the final of Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2021. Today his entry “Ut av mørket” was released. Listen to “Ut av mørket” Behind the artist name TIX we find 26-year-old Andreas Haukeland from Bærum. He released his debut album Dømt og berømt in 2016 and it peaked on number two on the Norwegian albums chart. His more recent singles such as “Kaller På Deg” and “Karantene” have both gained over 10 million streams on Spotify. In 2020 he was the most streamed artist in Norway. Next to his own material, TIX has also written songs for other artists. These include “Sweet But Psycho” for Ava Max that topped the charts in over 15 countries, including United Kingdom, Sweden and Germany. TIX will perform the song on the first semifinal of Melodi Grand Prix on Saturday, January 16. However, he has already pre-qualified to the final so he will compete for the Norwegian ticket to Rotterdam on February 20. Moreover, you can also listen to the other competing entries at this year’s Melodi Grand Prix by following our Spotify playlist. What do you think about TIX’s song? Let us know on social …
🇫🇮 Listen to Teflon Brothers x Pandora’s UMK21 entry “I Love You”

🇫🇮 Listen to Teflon Brothers x Pandora’s UMK21 entry “I Love You”

One of the seven entries at Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2021, “I Love You” by Teflon Brothers x Pandora was released together with a lyric video. Listen to “I Love You” The song is written by Jaakko Salovaara, Axel Ehnström, Mikko Kuoppala (Pyhimys), Heikki Kuula, Jani Tuohimaa (Voli) and Anneli Magnusson (Pandora). Jaakko “JS16” Salovaara is one of Finland’s most successful producers. He has produced international hits such as “Sandstorm” for Darude and “Freestyler” for Bomfunk MC’s. He has also produced the song “My Little World” by Club La Persé, that took part in Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2017. Axel Ehnström represented Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 as Paradise Oskar. The song “Da Da Dam” finished 21st at the final. Since then, Axel has written songs for multiple Finnish artists. Who are Teflon Brothers x Pandora? Teflon Brothers are one of the most popular groups in Finland, known of their humorous rap. The group was formed in 2006 and consists of Pyhimys, Heikki Kuula and Voli. Next to the success with the group, Pyhimys is one of Finland’s most-streamed artists. Eurovision fans might remember his name of the song “Jättiläinen” that features UMK20 winner Aksel Kankaanranta. Teflon Brothers got their …
🇫🇮 Listen to Oskr’s UMK21 entry “Lie”

🇫🇮 Listen to Oskr’s UMK21 entry “Lie”

Today we got the first song for Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, Finland’s national selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2021. The song “Lie” by Oskr was released together with a lyric video. Listen to “Lie” The song is written by Oskari Ruohonen, Joonas Angeria and David Pramik. Joonas Angeria has written multiple hits to Finland’s biggest artists. He also co-wrote UMK entries “Looking Back” for Aksel and “Crossroads” for Satin Circus. This year he has two songs in as he also co-wrote Aksel’s 2021 entry “Hurt”. Los Angeles-based David Pramik has written songs to international stars such as Selena Gomez and G-Eazy. Who is Oskr? Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Oskari Ruohonen has just adapted his new stage name Oskr. He has released few singles in Finnish, but now kickstarts his career in English. Next to his solo career he also is part of bands Yournalist and Traffic Island. Oskr comes from very musical family. His dad and uncle form the duo Matti ja Teppo, who have sold the second-most records in Finland. Oskr names Brainstorm’s “My Star” as his favourite Eurovision entry ever. Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2021 The tenth edition of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu will take place on February 20 at 20:00 CET. …
🇳🇱 Extended lockdown in NL should have no direct consequence on organization of Eurovision 2021

🇳🇱 Extended lockdown in NL should have no direct consequence on organization of Eurovision 2021

The Dutch government recently decided that the current lockdown in The Netherlands will continue for another 3 weeks. This may worry Eurovision fans who are anxiously awaiting the final decision of this year’s format. However, producer Sietse Bakker has sad that the lockdown will not affect any decisions about the Eurovision Song Contest. A decision in February In an interview with ANP, Sietse Bakker discussed the decision making progress during these strange times. He stated that the organization is going well, but there is also a high sense of insecurity regarding the development of the coronavirus, particularly due to the British mutation of the virus. However, there is also hope: new ways of testing and vaccinations are becoming increasingly available to all. While a specific date has yet to be named, the Dutch Eurovision team wishes to make a decision sometime in February. This decision entails choosing between 4 possible scenarios for the upcoming contest, all based on different developments of the virus. These are the possible scenarios: source: EBU Staying hopeful “As long as there is hope, even if it’s a little bit, we will embrace it,” Bakker said in the interview. There have not been any specifications about …
🇸🇲 San Marino: Selection method for Eurovision 2021 under discussion

🇸🇲 San Marino: Selection method for Eurovision 2021 under discussion

As the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 approaches, the countries have a lot to do before confirming their entries. San Marino picked their artist already but all they need now is the right song to go. San Marino RTV explained that the selection method for this year is yet to be determined. The entry itself might be revealed in late February, that’s one of the most possible options. Last year Senhit was confirmed as the San Marino representative for the Eurovision 2020. There was the online selection between 2 final songs after which “Freaky” became the 2020 entry from San Marino. San Marino at the Eurovision Song Contest San Marino made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2008. Since first participation in the Eurovision the country has made it to the Grand Final twice: in 2014, when Valentina Monetta took to the stage for third time in a row with the song Maybe (Forse), and in 2019, when Serhat performed Say Na Na Na in Tel Aviv. In 2020 it was announced that Senhit was going to represent San Marino with her song “Freaky”. The entry was selected by the online voting. She is no stranger to the contest since she …
🇫🇮 The seven contestants and details for UMK21 revealed

🇫🇮 The seven contestants and details for UMK21 revealed

Finland’s national broadcaster Yle has today officially revealed the seven artists taking part in Finland’s Eurovision 2021 selection, Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu. Who are taking part? 1. Ilta – Kelle mä soitanSongwriters: Ilta Fuchs, Väinö Wallenius, Jouni Aslak, Tuomas Kauhanen 24-year-old Ilta Fuchs gained fame after featuring on the song “Sillat” by Finland’s probably most popular artist Cheek. Since then she has released her debut album “Näitä hetkiä varten” in September 2020. She is also known of her covers of Adele songs. Favourite Eurovision song: Céline Dion – “Ne partez pas sans moi” (Switzerland 1988) 2. Laura – PlaySongwriters: Karl-Ander Reismann, Reinis Straume, Laura Põldvere Laura Põldvere has represented Estonia twice in the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2005 she competed as part of the group Suntribe and in 2017 she represented the country with Koit Toome and the song “Verona“. Both times she unfortunately failed to qualify to the final, but “Verona” became a big fan favourite. In Estonia, she has been the most played artist on the radio stations during the last decade. She currently residents in Finland, which allows her to compete in Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu. Favourite Eurovision song: Tanel Padar & Dave Benton – “Everybody” (Estonia 2001) 3. …
🇸🇪 Melodifestivalen 2021 running order revealed

🇸🇪 Melodifestivalen 2021 running order revealed

Rise and Shine!! SVT has this morning revealed the Semi-Final allocation and running order for this year. The shows are due to begin on the 6th February. Kadiatou to open this year’s competition, whilst Eric Saade the last to reveal their song. Semi-Final 1 – February 6 Kadiatou – One TouchLillasyster – PretenderJessica Andersson – HorizonPaul Rey – The Missing PieceArvingarna – Tänker inte alls gå hemNathalie Brydolf – FingerprintsDanny Saucedo – Dandi dansa Semi-Final 2 – February 13 Anton Ewald – New ReligionJulia Alfrida – RichWAHL feat. Sami – 90-taletFrida Green – The SilenceEva Rydberg & Ewa Roos – Rena rama ding dongPatrik Jean – Tears Run DryDotter – Little Tot Semi-Final 3 – February 20 Charlotte Perelli – Still YoungEmil Assergård – Om allting skiter sigKlara Hammarstrom – Beat of Broken HeartsMustasch – ContagiousElisa – Den du ärAlvaro Estrella – Baila bailaTusse – Voices Semi-Final 4 – February 27 Tess Merkel – Good LifeLOVAD – Allting är precis likadantEfraim Leo – Best of MeThe Mamas – In The MiddleSannex – All InclusiveClara Klingenström – Behöver inte dig idagEric Saade – Every Minute Melodifestivalen 2021 This year’s Melodifestivalen is due to commence shortly, with all shows to take place in …
🇳🇴 KEiiNO to release behind the scenes documentary

🇳🇴 KEiiNO to release behind the scenes documentary

KEiiNO are releasing a documentary showing their time together over the last few years. The news follows the announcement they are competing again at Melodi Grand Prix. The Norwegian trio won Melodi Grand Prix 2019 and went on to represent Norway at Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv. Every Wednesday night KEiiNO will premiere a new episode from the documentary, chatting with fans during it’s initial broadcast. The first episode will be shown Wednesday January 13th at 8:45pm CET. The group’s Melodi Grand Prix 2021 entry “Monument” will be released on Friday January 15th. They will be competing in the final on February 20th. In the weeks leading up to this years final in Melodi Grand Prix we’ll release new episodes of our documentary showcasing how the past two years has been. Follow along on the journey, we can’t wait to show you all the behind the scenes content.KEiiNO KEiiNO at the Eurovision Song Contest As one of the fan favourites, they won Europe and Australia’s hearts, coming top in the televote. They placed sixth overall with a total of 331 points. Thus achieving Norway’s highest points total last decade and best result since Margaret Berger placed fourth in 2013 with …
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