London Eurovision Party

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Sieneke joins the London Eurovision Party 2020

Sieneke joins the London Eurovision Party 2020

Ten years after performing at the Eurovision Song Contest for The Netherlands, Sieneke will take to the West End stage to bring a little touch of this year’s host nation to the London Eurovision Party with her 2010 entry “Ik ben verliefd (Sha-la-lie)”! Her appearance has been sponsored by OGAE UK who are one of the key partners of the London Eurovision Party each year. “I can’t wait to meet you all in London” Aged just 18 years old, Sieneke represented The Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in nearby Norway. “Ik ben verliefd (Sha-la-lie)” reached number 1 on the Dutch Top 100 charts but unfortunately failed to qualify to the Grand Final at Eurovision itself. Talking about her upcoming trip to the heart of London’s West End, Sieneke highlights how passionate Eurovision fans in the UK are: “I’m so excited about coming to perform at the brilliant Café de Paris for the London Eurovision Party, just a few weeks before my country has the honour of hosting this year’s Eurovision Song Contest! I’m so happy that my participation has been made possible thanks to OGAE UK, as I know that the UK’s Eurovision fans are always some of …
Blas Cantó brings his Universo to LEP 2020!

Blas Cantó brings his Universo to LEP 2020!

Representing Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, Blas Cantó will also attend the London Eurovision Party to preview his entry “Universo” in front of the UK fans! No stranger to Eurovision The Spanish artist is no stranger to the Eurovision Song Contest having previously been a member of pop group Auryn, who competed in the pre-selection for Eurovision 2011. They were runners-up to Lucia Peréz with their entry “Volver”. In fact, the Eurovision journey started even earlier for Blas Cantó. Aged just 13, in 2004 he competed in the Spanish selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Sentir”. He proceeded to the grand final but ultimately lost out to eventual JESC winner, María Isabel. Since becoming a solo artist, success has again followed for Blas Cantó. In 2017, he was nominated for Best New Artist at LOS40 Music Awards. In both 2017 and 2018, he was nominated for Video of the Year before achieving a nomination in the Album of the Year category in 2019 for his most recent release, Complicado. Acts announced so far for this year’s show include: Co-host SuRie (UK 2018)Samanta Tīna from Latvia Which of this year’s acts would you most like …
Samanta Tīna gets the London Eurovision Party 2020 started

Samanta Tīna gets the London Eurovision Party 2020 started

Our first confirmed 2020 act to perform at the London Eurovision Party is Samanta Tīna from Latvia! Her entry “Still Breathing” won Supernova, the Latvian selection show, and she will present her song to the UK fans in the heart of the capital’s West End on Sunday 29th March.  Will London still be breathing after Samanta Tīna performs? Becoming an early fan favourite in the Latvian selection, Samanta Tīna raced to victory with both the televote and the online vote. Having previously competed to win the ticket to Eurovision five times in Latvia and two times in Lithuania, it’s fair to say her dream has truly come true.  A strong competitor in singing competitions across the continent, Samanta Tīna is no stranger to it! In 2010, she won the chance to attend a music school in London, before winning Golden Voices in Moldova in 2011 and becoming runner up in Slavianski Bazaar in Belarus in 2012. In 2014, she finished in the top 8 of the Lithuanian series of The Voice.  Samanta Tīna will perform in the second half of semifinal 2 at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.  SuRie was announced yesterday as our co-host for 2020, alongside Paddy O’Connell, …
SuRie will host the London Eurovision Party 2020!

SuRie will host the London Eurovision Party 2020!

Stepping in as guest host and performer in place of the fabulous Nicki French, SuRie – who represented the United Kingdom at Eurovision in 2018 – will take the reins of hosting the London Eurovision Party alongside Paddy O’Connell. This year’s event will take place on Sunday 29th March and returns to the Café de Paris in the heart of the West End.  The two-time performer returns as hostess! This year’s show will be in safe hands as Paddy O’Connell returns to guide us through another night of entertainment, and in being joined by SuRie, the show will still be hosted by a former UK representative!  SuRie, of course, is no stranger to the London Eurovision Party. Performing in front of her home crowd before jetting off to Lisbon in 2018 and returning as a guest act beloved by the UK fans in 2019, in 2020 it will be three years in a row… perhaps proving that storms do last forever?  Nicki French said she was “absolutely gutted that I won’t be able to co-present” the event this year, due to her commitments with Menopause The Musical 2 – Cruising Through Menopause, but she will of course return to hosting …
London Eurovision Party 2020 returns to Café de Paris – Tickets on sale this Saturday!

London Eurovision Party 2020 returns to Café de Paris – Tickets on sale this Saturday!

With the national final season for ESC 2020 well underway, the London Eurovision Party is delighted to confirm that it will return to Café de Paris once again on Sunday 29th March! Tickets for the event go on sale on Saturday 15th February and are available from TicketWeb.  Thirteenth edition of the popular pre-party event Firmly established in the run-up to each year’s Eurovision Song Contest, the London Eurovision Party will take place for the thirteenth time this March. The event in the British capital will open the party season this year.  The event returns to the fabulous West End venue of Café de Paris, situated at Leicester Square and home to the London Eurovision Party for the last six years.  Last year’s event saw 23 acts perform in front an enthusiastic audience of fans, including eventual winner Duncan Laurence from the Netherlands, the first time that the nation had appeared at the London Eurovision Party, runner-up Mahmood from Italy and televoting winners KEiiNO from Norway. Three of the last five winners have appeared at the event to promote themselves in front of the UK fans.  In the coming days, our hosts and first confirmed acts will be announced starting …
WATCH: ESCXTRA’s LEP press afternoon livestream

WATCH: ESCXTRA’s LEP press afternoon livestream

For the 7th consecutive year, ESCXTRA are the proud media sponsor of the London Eurovision Party. This afternoon, we had the chance to catch up with many of the acts attending the event at Café de Paris. Below you can watch the full livestream of this afternoon!
Jonida Maliqi is coming to the London Eurovision Party!

Jonida Maliqi is coming to the London Eurovision Party!

Albania is traditionally the first nation to select its entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest and this year was no exception as Jonida Maliqi was selected with her song “Ktheju tokës” before 2019 had even begun. With Festival i Këngës taking place so early, Albania use the time to their advantage to craft a new version of the winning entry ready for Eurovision. It is this new version of “Ktheju tokës” which Jonida Maliqi will be performing in Tel Aviv in May, but first she will be taking to the iconic Café de Paris stage to perform to the intimate London crowd.  Jonida Maliqi will represent Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “Ktheju tokës”. Albania returns to the London Eurovision Party “Ktheju tokës”, meaning Return to the Land in English, has remained fully in the Albanian language whilst the instrumentation to the ethnically-infused pop rock song has been improved and sounds even stronger than before. Oh Jonida Maliqi will be following in the steps of Elhaida Dani who performed her popular entry “I’m Alive” at the event in 2015 ahead of the contest in Vienna, Austria.  Only a few tickets remain The final tickets were released …
Mahmood brings his “Soldi” to the London Eurovision Party!

Mahmood brings his “Soldi” to the London Eurovision Party!

The next act to be confirmed for the London Eurovision Party is one of this year’s ultimate Eurovision favourites: Mahmood from Italy will travel to Leicester Square to perform his “Soldi” in front of the ecstatic crowd at Café de Paris. With his appearance at the iconic West End venue, Mahmood will follow in Francesco Gabbani’s footsteps. Mahmood will represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “Soldi”. A rising star in Italian music Mahmood can best be described as an enormous rising star on the horizon of Italian pop music. After taking part in X Factor back in 2012, Alessandro Mahmoud has steadily been building a career in his home country. In 2016, he starred as one of the Nuove Proposte in the Festival di Sanremo, taking part alongside now established names and their past two Eurovision entrants Ermal Meta and Francesco Gabbani. In late 2018, the revamped Giovani category in the Festival di Sanremo gave Mahmood the opportunity to fight for the crown together with the big names. He managed to take the contest by storm and won it immediately. Mahmood will also now follow in the footsteps of Francesco Gabbani who performed his popular …
Duncan Laurence is first act from The Netherlands to perform at the London Eurovision Party

Duncan Laurence is first act from The Netherlands to perform at the London Eurovision Party

Duncan Laurence, who will represent the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel, with the song “Arcade” will be the first artist ever from his nation to perform at the London Eurovision Party when the event hits the British capital on Sunday 14th April. Taking to the stage at the iconic West End venue of Café de Paris, Leicester Square, the Dutch act will feel the love from the intimate UK crowd ahead of representing his nation this May.  From The Voice to Eurovision Duncan Laurence competed on The Voice of Holland in 2014, making up part of Ilse DeLange’s team. Incidentally, Ilse recommended Duncan and his song to the Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS having also previously represented the Central European nation herself, finishing in second place as part of The Common Linnets. Arcade has already made waves in The Netherlands, peaking in the top 10 of the Top 100. Ilse has also announced that she will travel to Israel as part of the team supporting Duncan.  Tickets now sold out A very small amount of tickets will be released on Saturday 30th March at 10am which have currently been held for production. Duncan Laurence is the …
John Lundvik is not too late for London’s love!

John Lundvik is not too late for London’s love!

Having beaten 27 other artists to the Eurovision ticket representing Sweden, John Lundvik will preview his entry “Too Late for Love” in front of the London audience – having also co-written the UK entry this year! John Lundvik will represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “Too Late for Love”. Second time lucky for Lundvik In his second consecutive participation at Melodifestivalen, John Lundvik built off the success he had in 2018 where he made the final with his song “My Time” and finishing in third place. Returning to the competition this year with “Too Late for Love”, John Lundvik fought off tough competition in both his semifinal and the final from Bishara to earn the right to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Sweden have appeared at the London Eurovision Party every year since 2015 when Måns Zelmerlöw presented the UK fans with “Heroes” before he went on to win the Eurovision trophy in Vienna, Austria. Frans, Robin Bengtsson, Benjamin Ingrosso, Felix Sandman and Christer Björkman have all stood on the Café de Paris stage as well. Tickets now sold out A very small amount of tickets will be …
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