Copenhagen 2014

For all the news about the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest taking place in the Danish capital city of Copenhagen.

Belarus picks for Copenhagen

Belarus picks for Copenhagen

Tonight in Minsk, Belarus will choose their representative for Copenhagen. 14 entries are in the running, and the eventual winner will be chosen by a mixture of jury votes and televotes. The running order for the show was announced earlier in the week: 01. Natalia Tamelo – Not What I’ve Been Looking For 02. Nuteki – Fly Away 03. Artsem Mikhalenka – Rapsodiya #1 04. Matvei Cooper and “DUX” band – Strippers 05. TEO – Cheesecake 06. Daria – Starlight 07. Elena Siniavskaya – Via Lattea 08. Alina Moshchenko – Angel Crying 09. Janette – You Will Be Here 10. Anastasia Malashkevich – Runaway 11. Switter Boys feat. Kate&Volga Karol – Vechnaya lyubov 12. NAPOLI – Stay With Me 13. Max Lorens & DiDyuLya – Now You’re Gone 14. Tasha Odi – Empty Universe The show is due to air on BTRC within Belarus and on the official Eurovision website from 20:00 CET (22:00 local time).
36 confirmed, 1 TBA for 2014

36 confirmed, 1 TBA for 2014

The European Broadcasting Union has just announced the entrants for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. With Poland and Portugal returning and the inclusion of Greece with a new broadcaster, at least 36 nations will take to the Copenhagen stage in May. Slovenia, and its broadcaster RTVSLO, has been given a ten day extension to the deadline and may yet join the party in Denmark. The countries and broadcasters that will be represented in Copenhagen are: Albania (RTSH), Armenia (AMPTV), Austria (ORF), Azerbaijan (Ictimai TV), Belarus (BTRC), Belgium (VRT), Denmark (DR), Estonia (ERR), Finland (YLE), France (France 3), Georgia (GPB), Germany (NDR), Greece (NERIT), Hungary (MTV), Iceland (RÚV), Ireland (RTÉ), Israel (IBA), Italy (RAI), Latvia (LTV), Lithuania (LRT), FYR Macedonia (MKRTV), Malta (PBS), Moldova (TRM), Montenegro (RTCG), the Netherlands (AvroTros), Norway (NRK), Poland (TVP), Portugal (RTP), Romania (TVR), Russia (RTR), San Marino (SRMTV), Spain (TVE), Sweden (SVT), Switzerland (SRG SSR), United Kingdom (BBC) and Ukraine (NTU). As Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Denmark have automatically qualified to the Final, there will be two semifinals of 15 (as it stands without Slovenia) from which 10 countries in each will qualify. The EBU also published the reasons as to the …
Castings for Böyük Sehne 2014 begin

Castings for Böyük Sehne 2014 begin

Azerbaijan’s new look national selection is set to get underway this month, and castings for the show will be starting very soon. Contestants will compete over a seven week period, with the winner(s) representing the ‘land of fire’ in Copenhagen. Director General of iTV Jamil Guliyev explains: “The program will present a bright show and give the viewers unforgettable feelings. Our objective is not only to choose the best vocalist for participation in Eurovision but also to offer a new entertaining format of the program of talents. Music and humor will become the main components of every program of the Big stage project and famous and popular hosts will be another pleasant surprise” The audition phase will take place in the following cities: 9th January – Sumgait and Gence (Ganja) 10th January – Lenkeran and Yevlax 11th January – Sirvan and Seki 12th January – Quba 13th January – Baku
Song titles announced

Song titles announced

The three song titles for the French national final have been announced. It had previously been announced that the three competing acts would be Twin Twin, Destan and Joanna. Twin Twin, a group focussing on electro music, influenced by rap, rock, reggae and funk music will sing the song Moustache. Joanna, a young singer-songwriter will come up with the song Ma Liberté. Finally, boy band Destan will sing Sans Toi. The three entries will be premiered on 26 January on the show Les Chansons D’Abord, hosted by Natasha St-Pier. The voting will then be open until 2 March, which is the day the results will be announced on Les Chansons D’Abord.
‘Countdown’ to 2014 information

‘Countdown’ to 2014 information

Romania will tell us their plans for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest very soon, and has started a countdown to the refresh of their Eurovision webpages. TVR’s website is counting down to midnight between Sunday 12 and Monday 13 January, indicating that they will be ready to reveal their plans for May next week. Paula and Ovi, who represented Romania in 2010, have made no secret of their wish to represent the country again in Copenhagen. The pair have gone so far as to publish snippets of the would-be entry. However, more recently a handful of other Romanian artists have also made it known that they would like to go to Eurovision.
Running order drawn

Running order drawn

This morning Belarus conducted the running order draw for their national selection, which takes place on Friday evening. The order the songs will perform in is as follows: 01 Natalia Tamelo “Not What I’ve Been Looking For” 02 Nuteki “Fly Away” 03 Artsem Mikhalenka “Rapsodiya #1” 04 Matvei Cooper and “DUX” band “Strippers” 05 TEO “Cheesecake” 06 Daria “Starlight” 07 Elena Siniavskaya “Via Lattea” 08 Alina Moshchenko “Angel Crying” 09 Janette “You Will Be Here” 10 Anastasia Malashkevich “Runaway” 11 Switter Boys feat. Kate&Volga Karol “Vechnaya lyubov” 12 NAPOLI “Stay With Me” 13 Max Lorens & DiDyuLya “Now You’re Gone” 14 Tasha Odi “Empty Universe” Belarus’ national selection takes place on Friday evening in Minsk, starting at approximately 19:40 CET.
A Dal entries published

A Dal entries published

The thirty entries competing to represent Hungary in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest have officially been published on A Dal’s YouTube channel. In the past weeks, several artists already put their songs online themselves. The remaining few entries were published today. A playlist of all songs can be found by clicking here. A Dal 2014 will consist of six shows, to be held in January and February. First of all, there will be three heats of ten songs each on 25 January and 1 and 8 February. After that, two semifinals will follow on 15 and 16 February. The final will then be on 22 February.
Presentation of ‘Pobeda’ postponed

Presentation of ‘Pobeda’ postponed

As earlier reported, Tijana Dapčević, who was internally selected to represent FYR Macedonia in Copenhagen, was meant to present ‘Pobeda‘ in January. However, in an interview with Nova Makedonija she has revealed that the date has been pushed back to 22 February due to promotional reasons, mainly trying to avoid people becoming bored of the song. When asked about details of the song, she stated that due to an agreement with the recording label she is not in a position where she can reveal much. She did say that there is a working version of the song already recorded, but that its still being edited and worked on. Tijana believes that the most important thing for her is to be able to feel the song. She doesn’t discard the possibility of using the cello on the Eurovision stage, and has promised something glamorous and memorable. Questioned about the meaning of her Eurovision performance she replied that, while it is only three minutes of her life, it is not a small thing to sing for an audience of 200 million viewers. She said not to be aware of the magnitude of the event for her, but that it will probably be felt …
Copenhagen recruiting volunteers

Copenhagen recruiting volunteers

The city of Copenhagen has started recruiting volunteers to help delegations at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. Delegation hosts are the link between the organisation and the delegations, and specialise in local knowledge of the host city – as well as speaking the delegation’s own language. Instructions for how to apply are available here (in Danish). Delegation hosts must be at least 20 years old, and have until 12 January to apply.
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