London Eurovision Party

For all the news and artist announcements about the annual London Eurovision Party.

Ovidiu Anton brings his Moment of Silence to London

Ovidiu Anton brings his Moment of Silence to London

With the London Eurovision Party 2016 just under a month away, our next booking comes from Romania as Ovidiu Anton has confirmed his place at the Café de Paris on Sunday 17 April. Ovidiu Anton was born on February 24th, 1983. He started singing at a very early age and studied guitar and piano, aside vocal lessons. He grew up loving rock bands of the 70’s and the 80’s and will represent Romania in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Ovidiu’s passion is rock music; writing it, singing it, and now it is in his blood. In 1998, he started his first band, Carpe Diem, but that journey was not very long, since there were not many open doors for new rock acts in the music industry in Romania at that time.  In 2005, he took part in one of the greatest music TV shows of all times in Romania, Stars’ School. Winning that show brought him closer to his mentor Titus Munteanu. This was a turning point in his career. Ovidiu also represented Romania at the Golden Stag and became involved in private events as a solo act. In 2008, he started to perform with a very cool cover band Pasager …
Michał Szpak's bringing the colours of his life to London

Michał Szpak's bringing the colours of his life to London

Our next booked artist for this year’s London Eurovision Party won his national selection with some considerably large percentage of the vote – will London now respond with as much love for Colour of Your Life? Michał Szpak was born on 26 November 1990 in Jasło, in a family full of artistic talents. At 9 he already performed on stage and won an award in the Young Talents Competition. In 2011, he reached the X-factor finale, where he sang together with the British edition winner, Alexandra Burke, who was impressed by his vibrant image and charisma. Winning a special prize, he gave a concert at the Orange Warsaw Festival, before Skunk Anansie and Moby, singing three songs from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns’n’Roses and Lenny Kravitz. In 2013, Michał won the main prize – the Golden Samovar at the Russian Song Festival in Zielona Góra, singing “Dark Eyes”, a song known to every generation in Poland. In November 2015, he released an album “Byle Być Sobą” (Just Be Yourself), which includes 12 stylistically different songs reflecting the artist’s fascination with the 80s, 90s and symphonic music. He performed his first single – “Real Hero” at the 52. National Festival of …
Eleftheria's coming to give London her Aphrodisiac at the Party

Eleftheria's coming to give London her Aphrodisiac at the Party

There’s another guest coming to see us in London next month… will she charm all the partygoers with her Aphrodisiac? Eleftheria was born on May 12, 1989, in Paralimni, Cyprus. Since childhood she had great passion with music. Her one and only dream was to become a singer. She loves also painting, dancing and playing sports. She became popular from her participation in the second series of the Greek version of the talent show X Factor in 2010, where although she was not the winner, she definitely made a great impression to everyone. Right after the show, she collaborated with Sakis Rouvas, singing together in his live performances. The same year she started singing with one of the famous Greek singers, Nikos Vertis. Together, they also toured abroad, in Europe and Australia. In 2010, she released her first solo single “Tables Are Turning”, while in April 2011, she did the vocals in the huge hit single by Housetwins, “Never”.  In March 2012, she became the winner of the Greek selection for the Eurovision Song Contest and represented Greece with the song “Aphrodisiac” composed and written by Dimitri Stassos, Mikaela Stenström and Dajana Lööf, in Baku, Azerbaijan. Ιn 2013, Eleftheria Eleftheriou …
Nina's Lighthouse guides her to the London Eurovision Party

Nina's Lighthouse guides her to the London Eurovision Party

The guest-list just gets longer and longer with Nina Kraljić the next contender for the Eurovision 2016 title to confirm her place at the London Eurovision Party 2016. Nina Kraljić, 23-year-old student from Lipovljani, Croatia, is singing since the early days of her childhood, and has developed her singing skills through various music projects and synchronization of animated movies. Her performances in the first season of The Voice – Najljepši glas Hrvatske, left few people indifferent. From her first audition where she sang ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’ to the unique interpretation of a regional evergreen ‘Što te nema’, all the way to the finale and extraordinary performance of Macedonian folk song ‘Zajdi, zajdi’, Nina left the audience speechless and fascinated with her performances. Her extraordinary voice was also recognized by Jacques Houdek, one of the coaches in the first season of The Voice – Najljepši glas Hrvatske, and one of the best male singers in Croatia, who mentored Nina to the victory. Beginning of 2016 marks her 3 nominations for Croatian Music Award – Porin 2016 (Best New Act, Best Song Arrangement, Best Female Vocals Performance), as well as being chosen as representative for Croatia at Eurovision Song Contest 2016! Nina …
Selma to be a special guest at London Eurovision Party 2016!

Selma to be a special guest at London Eurovision Party 2016!

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Iceland’s first ever entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, and there’ll certainly be a strong Icelandic presence at the London Eurovision Party to celebrate. On Sunday, this year’s competitor Greta Salóme was added to the line-up, and now the country’s most successful Eurovision artist of all time has been confirmed as a special guest. That’s right, none other than Selma will be performing at the London Eurovision Party in Café de Paris on Sunday 17 April. Selma represented Iceland at Eurovision 1999 in Jerusalem with ‘All Out Of Luck’ and after a very close voting sequence finished 2nd to Sweden’s Charlotte Nilsson, giving Iceland its best Eurovision result ever, only since equalled by Yohanna in 2009. After the contest, she released her debut album, I Am, which became the year’s biggest selling album in Iceland, and she has since released several more albums as well as starring and directing in many plays and musicals. Eurovision fans will also remember her 2005 comeback when she competed in Kiev with ‘If I Had Your Love’ which didn’t make it out of the semi-final, but was one of the fan favourites of the year. Selma has also …
Say Yay for Spain! – Barei joins the London Eurovision Party

Say Yay for Spain! – Barei joins the London Eurovision Party

Hooray!  Spain’s Barei is the next act to be added to this year’s London Eurovision Party line up. After winning the Spanish National Final last month with a staggering 144 points for the anthemic ‘Say Yay!’,  Barei has been preparing for her performance in Stockholm and most recently premiered a brand new version of the song. As part of her promo in the lead up to 14th May,  Barei will take to the Café de Paris stage on 17th April for a live performance of her entry among hundreds of Eurovision fans. You can still be part of that crowd as tickets are still on sale here – but do be quick as these are selling out fast, with time almost running out! Listen to the brand new version of ‘Say Yay’ below:      
Greta can Hear London Calling as she books her place for the Party!

Greta can Hear London Calling as she books her place for the Party!

Our next signing for the London Eurovision Party 2016 is Iceland’s returning Eurovision contestant Greta Salóme! After taking part at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 as part of a duo with Jónsi, finishing 20th place in the Final, Greta earned the right to represent Iceland again, this time on her own, with “Hear Them Calling”. Greta released her first album, titled In the Silence, on 16 November 2012, which contained both the original Icelandic version and the English version that went to Eurovision of “Never Forget” “Raddirnar” qualified Greta to the final of Söngvakeppnin 2016 and also secured a #3 hit on the Icelandic chart. However, in the final, Greta opted to switch her language to English and “Hear Them Calling” went on to win the televote and the ticket to Stockholm as well as becoming #1 on the Icelandic chart. You can watch Greta’s performance of “Hear Them Calling” from the Söngvakeppnin final below:
A Latvian double-whammy for the London Eurovision Party!

A Latvian double-whammy for the London Eurovision Party!

The list of artists being welcomed to Café de Paris for the London Eurovision Party just keep on growing, and today we are very excited to announced that this year’s Latvian representative Justs will be performing on April 17! And that’s not all… Joining Justs on the line-up will also be the singer/songwriter of last year’s Latvian entry and the songwriter of this year’s, none other than Aminata! Aminata was born in 1993 and after successes in many Latvian singing competitions, she entered Dziesma 2014 where she finished fifth with her song, ‘I Can Breathe.’ It was the following year however when she took Latvia and the rest of Europe by storm when she won Supernova 2015 with her self-penned song ‘Love Injected’ and brought Latvia back to the Eurovision final after a long absence, eventually finishing a highly respectable 6th place. She made her return to Supernova this year as a songwriter of ‘Heartbeat’ which is performed by the other addition to the London line-up, Justs. She makes her return to the London Eurovision Party after giving us one of the highlights of the show last year, which you can see below, and even had some very kind words …
London is ZOË's "Loin d'ici" as Austria are booked for the party!

London is ZOË's "Loin d'ici" as Austria are booked for the party!

For the fourth year in a row, the Austrian representative is coming to the London Eurovision Party! Maybe London is the “faraway place” ZOË sings about in “Loin d’ici”! Zoe Straub’s talent for music and love of chanson run in her family – the 19-years old Viennese is the daughter of Papermoon’s founder Christof Straub. Since 2013, Zoe has been active as a singer and songwriter, her songs being the product of musical cooperation with her father. Alongside music, Zoe has been active as a moderator and actress from a young age. Zoe is a European with her heart and soul. The blend of European cultures, languages and regional musical traditions is meant to obliterate borderlines and stimulate the European idea. Her earliest memory of the Song Contest: “I guess I was some five years old and my parents were watching the Song Contest in their bedroom. I should have been fast asleep, but I eavesdropped at the door.” About her song, ZOË says “Loin d’ici” tells a story of search for paradise. In this context, paradise is not a physical location but an inner image which everyone can find for themselves. The song is meant to make people smile …
Kaliopi is coming to the London Eurovision Party thanks to OGAE UK

Kaliopi is coming to the London Eurovision Party thanks to OGAE UK

London Eurovision Party proudly announces legend of Balkan music and Eurovision veteran, Kaliopi as a performer at Café de Paris on 17 April. She will represent Macedonia at Eurovision for the second time this spring, singing “Dona”. You can follow Kaliopi on her website as well as on her social media In a statement, London Eurovision Party 2016 sponsor OGAE UK said: “OGAE UK is delighted to be a sponsor of the London Eurovision Party for the first time. As the home of Eurovision fans in the UK we’re excited to be a part of one of the highlights of the annual Eurovision calendar. And as one of the biggest Eurovision fan clubs in the world it’s only appropriate that OGAE UK brings to London one of the biggest stars of this year’s contest. We know that Kaliopi will take the British Eurovision fans to her heart and we look forward to seeing a world-class performance from her at the Cafe de Paris.” A little lady with a big voice and huge personality, Kaliopi has been releasing commercially successful albums for thirty years and has no intention of slowing – she will no doubt be showing London how to party. …
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