Eurovision recap – We are entering the last week of the national final season 2011 and a few countries still have to reveal their entries. In this 27th edition of Eurovision recap you can find a performance of the Slovak entry, the running order of Melodifestivalen and Alexander Rybak criticising the latter, more information about San Marino’s entry and a possible disqualification of a 2011 entry.
Belarus - Anastasia Vinnikova was announced to be Belarus’ Eurovision representative in Düsseldorf with her song “I am Belarussian” (initially called “Born in Bielorussia” ). Just days after the lyrics of the song were changed, probably due to an infringement of the “no politics” policy of the EBU. Now new allegations arise that the song has been publicly performed on May 14 at a University in Minsk, which means the song will probably be disqualified.
San Marino – Senit will present her song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in a special show on SMRTV on March 11. The special programme will start at 20:00 CET and will last 15 minutes and feature backstage material and the official preview video clip. Eurovision fans will be able to follow the show on eurovision.tv
Sweden – The 2009 Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak has expressed his disapproval of the set-up of the Swedish national final for the Eurovision Song Contest “Melodifestivalen”. Rybak told the Swedish tabloid “Expressen” that he stopped watching the show when his good friend Elisabeth Andreassen came last in her semi-final this year. He also criticizes Eric Saade and Danny Saucedo for being to egocentric. He also isn’t surprised about Sweden’s bad results in recent Eurovision Song Contest as Melodifestivalen is all about glamour, show and being popular. According to him, Andreassen’s song was true and honest while other songs that qualified were not. He also criticized Fredrik Kempe for writing to many songs in each competition and not supporting his artists.
Meanwhile, the running order for the final has been revealed:
- Danny Saucedo – “In the Club” (Boström/Boström/Saucedo)
- Sara Varga – “Spring för livet” (Varga/Boström)
- The Moniker – “Oh My God!” (Karlsson)
- Brolle – “7 Days And 7 Nights” (Wallmark)
- Linda Bengtzing – “E det fel på mej” (Assarsson/G:son/Ringqvist/Barkman)
- Nicke Borg – “Leaving Home” (Larsson/Borg/Thomander/Wikström)
- Swingfly – “Me and My Drum” (Beal/Magnusson/Ramström/Silva)
- Sanna Nielsen – “I’m in Love” (Ljunggren/G:son/Michas/Boström)
- The Playtones – “The King” (Kempe/Kvint)
- Eric Saade – “Popular” (Kempe)
Slovakia – A few days ago the Slovak entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 was revealed and now the duo TWiiNS have performed the song during the Slovak Miss Universe selection. Unfortunately they used playback, but nevertheless the video below might give us an impression of their performance in Eurovision: