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Michael Rice will make the London Eurovision Party bigger than us for the second year running!

Michael Rice will make the London Eurovision Party bigger than us for the second year running!

Last year’s headline act, Michael Rice from the United Kingdom, will return to the Café de Paris stage to perform once more at the London Eurovision Party 2020! Situated right in the heart of London’s West End, this year’s event takes place on Sunday 29th March. All Together Now, London Eurovision fans! Representing the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel, Michael Rice headlined the ever-popular London Eurovision Party last year. Performing his entry “Bigger Than Us” on the stage, he felt the love from the crowd of UK fans and returns to the event this year to give an encore in front of his home nation crowd. Michael Rice won All Together Now, a singing competition broadcast by the BBC, in 2018. Charming the panel of judges, he sailed his way through the competition with renditions of Proud Mary, Crazy in Love and Hallelujah and took home the trophy. Michael Rice performs his Eurovision 2019 entry “Bigger Than Us” at the London Eurovision Party 2019. Michael Rice is the eighth act to be announced so far for the London Eurovision Party 2020. The full line-up, as announced so far, is as follows: Co-host SuRie …
Songwatch #5: Two weeks of chaos approaching…

Songwatch #5: Two weeks of chaos approaching…

Another week, another bunch of new songs and a heap of hints/details trickling through regarding internal selections. This is all without knowing anything about San Marino, Russia or Azerbaijan. Again, this feature is mostly focusing on internally-selected entries since we’ve been hearing and seeing a lot about national finals recently. However, national final winners undergoing revamps will also be featured. Since last week’s instalment, we have been graced with five more entries (France, Belgium, Ukraine, Slovenia and Poland). If that wasn’t enough, we also saw the release of the five prospective entries for Romania and some much-anticipated news from the United Kingdom. NOTE: Only confirmed artists will be featured in these updates. Back in January, Nathan, Tim, Julian and myself reacted to the internally-selected artists we have so far (excluding Stefania and Roxen): Now, onto the updates! 🇦🇱 Albania: Arilena Ara – “Shaj” Announced: December 22nd Status: Revamp ready for release Release date: ‘Soon’ Last time we checked in with Arilena, she was busy recording the revamp in Los Angeles. At the time, fans (and her team, by the sounds of it) were debating whether “Shaj” should be translated to English or not. Now, Arilena has confirmed that the song has been recorded and is …
The Roop will be On Fire at the London Eurovision Party!

The Roop will be On Fire at the London Eurovision Party!

Currently atop the My Eurovision Scoreboard, The Roop from Lithuania will perform “On Fire” at the London Eurovision Party on Sunday 29th March. Second time is the charm for The Roop The pop-rock group from Vilnius won the ticket to represent Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 on their second attempt, having previously entered the national selection in 2018 with the song “Yes, I Do” coming third. This time, entering “On Fire” into Pabandom iš naujo!, the group came out on top in a very competitive 8-act final – winning both the jury and the televote by a considerable margin. The Roop won Pabandom iš naujo! and will represent Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the entry “On Fire”. The Roop are the seventh act to be announced so far for the London Eurovision Party 2020. The full line-up, as announced so far, is as follows: Co-host SuRie (UK 2018)Samanta Tīna from LatviaBlas Cantó from SpainSieneke (The Netherlands 2010)Arilena Ara from AlbaniaVincent Bueno from Austria Which of this year’s acts would you most like to see at the event? What was your favourite performance in 2019? Who are you most excited to see from the line-up so …
🇸🇪 Alcazar to reunite to perform at Melodifestivalen Andra Chansen

🇸🇪 Alcazar to reunite to perform at Melodifestivalen Andra Chansen

As the Melodifestivalen final becomes closer and closer, the guest performers and special guests that will appear during this weekend’s Andra Chansen show in Eskilstuna have been announced. Alcazar will reunite for a performance and former Eurovision winners Loreen and Måns Zelmerlöw will also perform. These performances will take place during Saturday’s extended show, which will see the first inductees to the Melodifestivalen Hall of Fame be inducted and receive their awards. “Stay the Night” with Alcazar! Hall of Fame inductees, Alcazar, will reunite for a special performance during the show after breaking up in 2018. They will be inducted into the Hall of Fame for their 2009 Melodifestivalen entry, “Stay the Night”. Other performers at the show include Siw Malmkvist (Sweden 1960), Tomas Ledin (Sweden 1980), Björn Skifs (Sweden 1978 & 1981) and Agnetha Munther of Family Four (Sweden 1971 & 1972). Eurovision 2015 winner, Måns Zelmerlöw will perform a duet with Lill Lindfors, who took part in the 1966 Eurovision Song Contest. She later went on to present the 1985 contest in Gothenburg. Eurovision 2012 winner, Loreen, will also perform a unique medley of her three Melodifestivalen entries during the show. 14-time Melodifestivalen entrant, Ann-Louise Hanson, will also …
🇦🇱 “Shaj” will be in English at Eurovision

🇦🇱 “Shaj” will be in English at Eurovision

In an interview with Vizion Plus, Arilena Ara has revealed that the final version of her Eurovision entry, which represents Albania in Rotterdam, will be in English. After recording a new version of her song in Los Angeles, the revamp is now ready to be revealed. The revamp will be out soon Arilena won Festivali i Këngës 58 in December with her song “Shaj” (Curse). Following her win, she travelled to Los Angeles to work on her first album in English. Speaking to Vizion Plus on her return to Albania, Arilena revealed: The song will be released soon, but I mean since the song was originally built in the English version, with a demo and minimalist English text, it has a very different, much nicer spirit than Shaj.– Arilena Ara, speaking to Vizion Plus (translated from Albanian) Albanian Eurovision entrants often translate their entries into English following their Festivali i Këngës win. Between 2014 and 2017, all Albanian entries were in English. In 2018 and 2019, both Eugent Bushpepa and Jonida Maliqi left their entries in Albanian – they finished in 11th and 17th place respectively at the contest. Flying high for her performance? When asked if she could reveal …
🇵🇱 Alicja Szemplińska will represent Poland in Rotterdam!

🇵🇱 Alicja Szemplińska will represent Poland in Rotterdam!

After their success in Junior Eurovision for the second year running, Poland opted to return a national final to select their entry for Rotterdam – and the winner has been chosen! Today, Alicja Szemplińska won the Szansa na Sukces final and will represent Poland in Rotterdam with “Empires”. Each of the three acts in the final performed two songs – a cover of a former Eurovision winner and the entry they would take to Eurovision, if they were to win. Alicja Szemplińska performed a cover of “Euphoria” in the final, before performing their Eurovision entry, “Empires”. First-class ticket to Rotterdam! Three acts took part in the final of Szansa na Sukces today. The results of the show was as follows: DrawArtistSongTelevoteJuryTotal1Albert Černý “Lucy”3362Alicja Szemplińska “Empires”55103Kasia Dereń “Count on Me”112 The winner was decided by a combination of a jury vote and a televote. The panel who commented on the songs was made up of three former Eurovision entrants – Cleo (Poland 2014), Michał Szpak (Poland 2016) and Gromee (Poland 2018). It is the first time since the 2018 contest that Poland has selected their act via a national final. Poland at the Eurovision Song Contest Poland made their debut in …
🇺🇦 Ukraine: Vidbir final televoting percentages released

🇺🇦 Ukraine: Vidbir final televoting percentages released

Last night, Ukraine chose its representatives for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The winner set to fly the Ukrainian flag in Netherlands this year is Go_A! They managed to win with a perfect score from both the jury and the televote (16/16). Now, UA:PBC have released the televoting percentages. This Saturday saw the six finalists of Vidbir 2020 compete for their chance at the Ukrainian ticket to Rotterdam for Eurovision 2020. Half of the votes came from the jury – Andrii Danylko (better known as Verka Serduchka), Tina Karol and Vitalii Drozdov. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian public provided the other half via televoting. Earlier this week, we wrote an article providing the full jury voting and televoting statistics for both semi finals. In our accompanying prediction video, we labeled KHAYAT and GO_A the eventual runner-up and winner, as potential ‘upsetters’ of the winners of the semis (TVORCHI and GO_A). Now, find the full voting with the voting percentages included below. PlaceArtistSongJuryTelevote (%)Televote pointsTotal1Go_A“Solovey”625.43%6122Khayat“Call for Love”420.93%593Krutь“99”519.90%494Tvorchi“Bonfire”215.44%355David Axelrod“Horizon”311.30%256Jerry Heil“Vegan”17%12 You can watch GO_A’s winning performance below: Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest Ukraine has competed in the contest fifteen times, winning twice and regularly featuring in the top ten – becoming a modern Eurovision powerhouse …
🇬🇧 BBC to announce the UK’s entry on Thursday 27th February!

🇬🇧 BBC to announce the UK’s entry on Thursday 27th February!

The long awaited news has arrived! Last night, British broadcaster BBC announced on Twitter that the United Kingdom’s 2020 entry for Eurovision would be announced on Thursday 27th February! UK fans only have a few more days to wait until the big announcement… The artist and song will be revealed by Greg James on BBC Radio 1 and by Ken Bruce on BBC Radio 2. The cross-over period between these two radio shows is 10:30-11:00 CET, so the announcement is expected around this time. Our UK #Eurovision artist and song for 2020 will be revealed on @BBCR1 Breakfast with Greg James, Ken Bruce @BBCR2, and here @bbceurovision on Thursday 27th February! 🇬🇧 🎤 pic.twitter.com/IaiRTpHbg0— BBC Eurovision🇬🇧 (@bbceurovision) February 22, 2020 First internal selection since 2015 The United Kingdom are known as a country who traditionally select their entry via a national final. This is only the sixth year in which the UK are not holding a national final to select their Eurovision entry – the last time this happened was in 2015. Between 2011 and 2015, the BBC internally selected the British acts for Eurovision and the entries brought mixed results for the UK. The first British act to be …
🇵🇱 YOU have predicted Alicja Szemplińska to win Sznasna na Sukces

🇵🇱 YOU have predicted Alicja Szemplińska to win Sznasna na Sukces

Over the last past week, you have been submitting your predictions for the Round 7 of Eurovision Prediction 2020. For this round, your task was to predict the winner Ukraine’s Vidbir, Slovenia’s EMA and Poland’s Szansa na Sukces. Airing this afternoon (Sunday 23 February), let’s visit the results of Sznasna na Sukces! In this round 205,  of you voted in the seventh round of Eurovision Prediction 2020. So without further ado, here are the contestants that YOU have predicted to win: RankArtistNumber of predictionsPercentage1Alicja Szemplińska10350.20%2Albert Černý8441%3Kasia Dereń188.80% This was admittedly a bit of a tough one, for several reasons. Firstly, we do not know how each of the finalists faired in their semi-finals beyond their qualification. Further, we still don’t even know the song that Alicja Szemplińska will be putting forward for the contest. That said, over 50% of our players have predicted that Alicja will win tomorrow’s final. This is likely based on the fact that she recently won season 10 of the Voice of Poland. However, a decent number of you believe that we will be seeing Lake Malawi back at Eurovision for the second year in a row. We will publish the official Round 7 leaderboard tonight. Stay tuned to see how you fare against the rest of …
TONIGHT: 🇵🇱 Poland picks their entry

TONIGHT: 🇵🇱 Poland picks their entry

Are you still trying to process last night’s Super Saturday results? Well, there’s no time as we swiftly move on to a brand new Super Sunday! Okay, maybe it’s not quite as super as all these Saturday’s have been, but it’s still very much worth getting excited over. No hard decisions to make here, no plans to draw up or computer tabs to switch between – just one show with one winner tonight. That winner is coming from the land of Po, better known as Poland. 🇵🇱 Poland – Szansa na Sukces 2020 Show: Szansa na Sukces – FinalWhen: 15:15 CET to 16:25 CETWhere to Watch: TVP2 or the livestream If you haven’t been paying attention to Poland these past couple of weeks, then this is the perfect time to catch up! After weeks of covers performed in front of a jury, we have three finalists. They are Kasia Dereń, Alicja Szemplińska (winner of The Voice of Poland 2019) and Albert Černý. If that last name doesn’t ring any bells, then maybe the fact that he’s the lead singer in Lake Malawi will. Despite starting off as a solo contestant, Albert will bring the entire band on stage with him for the …
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