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Electro Velvet represent UK at Eurovision Song Contest

United Kingdom say I’m Still In Love with you to Eurovision Song Contest

Electro Velvet 2015 Eurovision Song Contest 2015 United Kingdom

The United Kingdom will be represented by Electro Velvet at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna with the song ‘I’m Still in love with you’. The entry was announced via the BBC1 Red Button on Saturday 7th March. The song is described as having an: ‘up-tempo beat and an irresistibly catchy hook.’ In a year with so many ballads at the Eurovision Song Contest, this song may have come at a good time and it looks like Electro Velvet might stand out at the 2015 final in Vienna on May 23rd. It’s the third time the United Kingdom has gone with a duo on the Eurovision Song Contest Stage. The nation’s 1959 entry ‘Sing Little Birdie’, 1982’s One Step Further by Bardo and 2003 headline grabbing Jemini (for the UK’s nul points disaster) are the only other occasions where the male-female duet has been employed. Electro Velvet are a duo: Alex Larke,Read More

German runner up given 2015 Eurovision Song Contest ticket

Germany decides 2015 Eurovision Winner but Competitor says no thanks

A new Eurovision Song Contest drama unfolded in Germany last night at the end of the national final to select the country’s Eurovision entry descended into chaos. An already over-complicated selection show used a three stage national televote to select the winner at Unser Song für Österreich. In a further twist, it turns out that Germany will now be represented by British-born Ann-Sophie with her song ‘Black Smoke’!   After Andreas Kummert was declared the winner, he decided he didn’t want to represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna and gave his place to the loser of the Super Final. He shocked Germany and caused confusion with the presenters when he was given the microphone for an acceptance speech and instead said “Right now, I’m not in a situation where I’m able to accept that choice and therefore I have to give my title to Ann Sophie”. AndreasRead More

Men battling for Melodifestivalen win to take Sweden to the Eurovision Song Contest

Four men in battle Melodifestivalen to be Sweden’s first male Eurovision winner

Melodifestivalen 2015 logo

Just 10 days before Sweden picks their Melodifestivalen winner to send in search of a sixth victory at the Eurovision Song Contest, four men are leading the race to become Sweden’s ever male soloist Eurovision Song Contest winner. Sweden’s first two Eurovision Song Contest victories came via bands, and the last three have all been female solo artists. That could all change this year with Eric Saade, Jon Henrik Fjallgren, Mans Zelmerlow and Magnus Carlsson all tipped to lead the betting for a Eurovision win if they are selected to fly the Swedish flag in Vienna at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest. For those looking for a bit of pre-Eurovision musical entertainment, the Swedish final is broadcast in HD live on the Internet at 7pm UK on Saturday 14th March on With four strapping Swedish men fighting with such strong songs to capture the Melodifestivalen crown, will one of theseRead More

Has Estonia combined the last Eurovision’s top two songs for 2015?

Elina Born Stig Rosta 2015 Eurovision Song Contest Estonia

Estonia chose its 2015 Eurovision Song Contest entry last night and there’s a nagging feeling that Goodbye to Yesterday by Elina Born & Stig Rasta have come up with a song that combines some of the main themes of the songs that finished first and second in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. Does this translate into a second Estonian Eurovision Song Contest victory for ETV in 2015? Video courtesy of the Official Eurovision Song Contest website. I’m not so sure that Estonia can top the Eurovision Song Contest scoreboard this year. Experts have tried to find Eurovision song formulae over many years but the truth is that no matter how hard you try to formulate a song for the competition, you can never predict what competition will come in, where you are in the running order or be sure of how juries and televoters will react to the live performance.Read More

Italy are early Eurovision favourites with Il Volo and Grande Amoure

Il Volo Grande Amore Italy Eurovision Song Contest 2015

Today RAI confirmed that Italy’s 2015 Eurovision Song Contest entry will be the smash hit ‘San Remo Song Contest’ entry Grande Amore by three piece operatic pop/rock band Il Volo. Bookmakers across Europe have immediately smashed the odd on Italy winning the Eurovision Song Contest on May 23rd in Vienna. Italy are now the 11/5 favourites to win this year’s Eurovision. Il Volo and Grande Amore has already had more than 5 million youtube views as they performed at the San Remo festival in Italy last week. The trio with powerful operatic voices stormed to victory and Italian broadcaster RAI beleives they can take that music competition success through from Italy to the rest of Europe and achieve a third Eurovision Song Contest win for Italy later this year. The official Eurovision Song Contest website stated: It’s been a week full of emotions, fashion and, of course, music in ItalyRead More

Latvia has chosen their four Eurovision finalists

Latvia has chosen their four finalists Latvia staged the semi-final of their Supernova competition this evening. Eight songs were presented to the jury and the televoting public and four of them were selected to go forward to the final. The four songs through to the final will compete to represent Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna on May 23rd. Latvia has won the Eurovision Song Contest once with Marie’s I wanna. The four songs to contest the Latvian Eurovision Song Contest final are: ElektroFolk – Sundance (Jury Choice) Aminata – Love Injected (Public Choice) MNTHA – Nefelibata (Public Choice) Markus Riva – Take Me Down (Jury Choice) See Original Article

Seven Ways Melodifestivalen Could Step Up To The Next Level

Seven Ways Melodifestivalen Could Step Up To The Next Level We are all looking forward to Melodifestivalen filling up the next few Saturday evenings of fun, but we also have a few minor gripes with the process Sweden has to find their best song. Here are our top seven things to tweak to make it better in the future.See Original Article How Melodifestivalen’s New App Destroyed The Competition The new Melodifestivalen App caused a schlagerfiasko last night in Gothenburg. The drama that unfolded left a bitter taste for many looking for a fairer voting system. Ben Robertson reports.See Original Article

Nadav Guedj wins Israeli ticket to Vienna Eurovision Song Contest!

Nadav Israel Eurovision Song Contest 2015

Israel has turned to Nadav Guedj to represent the small East Mediterranean nation at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. His task will be to qualify from the semi finals for the first time since Harel Skaat in 2010. Israel has tried with a female soloist for the last two years, finishing only 14th in the semi final on both occasions, despite being tipped as certain qualifiers. Nadav Guedj wins Israeli ticket to Vienna! Tonight 16-year-old Nadav Guedj was chosen to represent Israel in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. The result of the show was decided by the … See Original Article Israel are three time Eurovision Song Contest winners, having been the first country to win the competition outright two years in a row in 1978 and 1979. They last won in 1998 with the world famous Dana International and her international hit song, Diva. Nadav Guedj was not evenRead More

All 11 Norway MGP songs released in full on Eurovision website

All 11 Norwegian songs have been released in full for fans to Listen to on the official Eurovision Song Contest website. All 11 Norwegian songs released in full Eurovision veterans Tor Endresen & Elisabeth Andreassen will take part in this year’s MGP. You can listen to all 11 songs competing for Norway’s Eurovision Song Contest ticket to Vienna here. Elizabeth Andreassen is a former Eurovision Song Contest winner as one half of Norway’s first Eurovision Song Contest winners, Bobbysocks. They won with ‘La Det Swinge’ in 1985, notching up 123 points, 18 ahead of 2nd placed Germany and 20 ahead of host nation, Sweden. Swords star Nikki bids for Eurovision gloryA NORTHSIDE woman is hoping to contest this year’s Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland. On Friday, February 27 on ‘The Late Late Show’, Swords … See Original Article

Ticketing Turmoil: Why We Should Be Proud Of The Scramble For Eurovision Seats

Eurovision Song Contest 2015

With the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest already generating plenty of publicity with the longest running music TV show turning 60 years old and Australia’s invitation to compete at the event, it is no surprise that tickets for the Eurovision final are in hot demand. Interest in Europe’s favourite tv show has been high since the much pulicised victory by Conchita Wurst last year, the drag star with a beard being dubbed “Queen Conchita of Europe” has become a household name and even appeared in 4th place on the Forbes list of Most Influential Women of 2014. Whilst many Eurovision Song Contest fans will be left disappointed at not getting tickets for the event in Vienna, there is a limit to the number of tickets available. The Eurovision Song Contest can only take place once. It is a live show. Organisers have cleverly allowed the jury vote to take place onRead More