Malmö 2013 – We may be a couple of days late, but Eurovision Times has finally arrived in Malmö! We’ve successfully acquired our press accreditation, worked out the bus routes, found all the Irish pubs, and started meeting up with the delegations. See who we’ve caught up with so far in the first few hours and what our first impressions are in photos from our first evening in Malmö… (more…)
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Romania - Today’s featured artist is Cezar Florin Ouatu, better known simply as Cezar, of Romania. Cezar was born 22 March 1982 and is a Romanian opera singer: a countertenor. In the 2003 International Singing Contest Francisco Viñas, he won the “Best Countertenor” prize and has sung at several European opera houses. since then. (more…)
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Eurovision in Concert – The three latest acts to confirm their attendance at the Eurovision In Concert event in Amsterdam on April 13th are PeR of Latvia, Cezar of Romania and Valentina Monetta of San Marino. More information and tickets can be found here. So far 20 acts have confirmed that they will be performing at the event.
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Romania – Tonight it was decided that Cezar is to represent Romania in Malmo with his song “It’s My Life”. In a two hour final against Casa Presei, FreeStay, Luminița Anghel, Electric Fence, Tudor Turcu, Narcis Iustin Ianău, Cârstea Muttart, Anton, Cristian Prăjescu, Al Mike feat. Renee Santana and Andrei Leonte. Cezar won the right to sing at Malmo where he will perform in the 2nd Semi on May 16th.
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Romania – Another song for Malmö will be known on Saturday night… that of Romania. Their national Selecția Națională 2013 final takes place at 20.00 (CET) and you can watch it live on Eurovision.tv. 12 acts have made it to the final which will be held in Bucharest. Watch the videos of their earlier performances and let us know who you think will win the ticket to Malmö. (more…)
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Romania – The second semi-final of the Romanian selection Selecţia Naţională takes place tonight. Six more acts will go into the final on 9th March. You can watch live on TVR 1 here at 20:00 (CET). Check out the running order and let us know who your favourite is. Last night saw Casa Presei, FreeStay, Luminița Anghel, Cezar, Electric Fence, and Tudor Turcu qualify. Who will join them? (more…)
Romania – The first six finalists have been decided for the Romania national final which will be held on 9th March. The qualifiers were: Casa Presei – Un refren, FreeStay – Criminal mind, Luminița Anghel – Unique, Cezar – It’s my life, Electric Fence – Emilia, and Tudor Turcu – Hello. Six more acts will be chosen in the second semi-final tomorrow night.
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Romania – The first semi-final of the Romanian selection Selecţia Naţională takes place tonight. Six acts will win a place from tonight’s 16 entrants to go into the national final which will take place on 9th March. You can watch live on TVR 1 here at 20:00 (CET). Check out the running order and let us know who your favourite is. (more…)
Romania – Semi-finals are back! TVR has announced the timetable and process for selecting this year’s Romanian entry for ESC 2013.There will be two semi finals on 23rd and 24th of February, followed by the national final of ‘Selecţia Naţională‘ on 9th March. Acts will have to audition live in front of regional juries for a chance to be picked for the semi-finals. (more…)
Eurovision 2012 – After the first day’s rehearsals, some betting odds are already changing for the first semifinal. Strong performances from Iceland and Romania (left) have seen their odds cut already, as Greece’s odds decrease after a predictable and lacklustre first rehearsal. Check out the current odds for semifinal 1. (more…)
Romania – After a lengthy national final in Bucharest, Mandinga have been selected to represent their country in Baku. The song that they will perform is called “Zaleilah” (sung partly in Spanish) and is a typical ‘summer hit’. Mandinga beat 15 other acts in the Selecţia Naţională 2012 final, which took 3 hours. They will participate in semi-final 1 on 22nd May in Baku. (more…)
Eurovision 2012 – Tonight is a Super Saturday for Eurovision fans with Sweden, Romania and Portugal all choosing their songs in exciting national finals, and Serbia will also preview their song tonight. It all starts at 20.00 (CET) with the legendary Melodiofesivalen live from Globen in Stockholm, as Sweden chooses this year’s representative. Loreen is clear favourite to win there. (more…)
Romania – Ireland’s representatives for Baku, Jedward, have tonight confirmed they will be performing on Saturday’s national final in Romania. 15 acts will battle it out to be Romania’s representative in semi-final 1 on 22nd May 2012 in the Crystal Hall. Romanian broadcaster TVR will be streaming backstage footage as well as the main show on the evening. The main stream can be viewed on eurovision.tv at 20.00 CET on March 10th.
Romania – A jury today chose 15 acts to go through to the Romanian national final which will be held on March 10th. Members of jury were Dana Adam (Media Pro Music), Dan Popi (Cat Music), Catalin Muraru (Roton), Sorin Sfarlea (Universal Music Publishing Romania), Manuel Dinculescu (Radio 21), Tony Tesiu (Radio ZU), Stefan Naftanaila (Radio Romania), (more…)
Romania - Two days ago ESCToday reported that the Romanian national broadcaster TVR would hold a special meeting to decide upon the Romanian participation in Baku. Now, Alexandru Lazescu, president of TVR, has given the all-clear. According to him the Romanian participation is a sure thing. The news about the meeting are according to him the result of unfounded opinions of his colleagues. (more…)
Romania – ESCToday report tonight, that the Romanian participation will be discussed tonight in a special meeting of the national broadcaster. Apparently, the broadcaster has serious financial problems and thus does not know whether they can stem the costs a Eurovision participation entails. Apparently there were talks with superstar Inna to represent Romania in Eurovision, but she refused. Stay tuned for more information! (more…)
Romania – Romanian news website punkto.ro reports that Mălina Olinescu, Romanian Eurovision representative in 1998, has committed suicide this night. Neighbours found her body in front of the high-rise building in which she lived. Apparently, Olinescu has plunged to her death due to love sickness. The doctors tried to reanimate her for half an hour, but at no avail. Olinescu’s half-brother said that she had threatened to kill herself several times in the past. (more…)
Preview Videos - Currently the preview videos of the 43 Eurovision entries are starting to pour in and are presented on the official YouTube channel of eurovision.tv Today we have the Finnish, Romanian, Spanish and Georgian preview videos for you to enjoy. Furthermore Serbia has published an English version of their entry called “Magical”. It has been confirmed however, that Serbia will perform the entire entry in its national language. (more…)
Romania - They both were judges on the Romanian national final and helped choose Hotel FM as the Romanian representative. A day before the final Niamh Kavanagh (Ireland 1993, 2010) and Chiara (Malta 1998, 2004, 2009) took some time to talk to the press. They talked about leaving their families alone on New Years Eve, their new musical projects, the change of the Eurovision Song Contest and the Romanian national final. Chiara revealed that she had initially planned to enter the Maltese selection again in 2011, but the rules published by PBS prevented (more…)
Romania – Last year (haha get the joke? ) Romania selected Hotel FM with their song “Change” as their representative for Düsseldorf in May. The show was hosted by last year’s Romanian participants Paula and Ovi and 13 songs competed for the right to represent Romania. The final outcome was decided 50% by a jury and 50% by televote. Part of the jury were Eurovision winners Johnny Logan and Niamh Kavanagh as well as 3-time Maltese participant Chiara. Although Hotel FM did not win the televote, the jury favoured them and thus they won the competition. Here you can see the full result: (more…)
Romania – Tonight the Romanian national final “Selectia nationala 2011″ will be held in Bukarest. A total of 13 songs will compete for the right to represent Romania in Düsseldorf next May. The show will he hosted by Paula Selig and Ovi, who represented Romania this year in Oslo and reached the best result ever for their country (3rd place). The jury which will have a 50% stake in the final outcome includes Eurovision winners Niamh Kavanagh and Johnny Logan as well as three-time Maltese participant Chiara. Hosts Paula Seling & Ovi are also scheduled to perform in a special mini concert with (more…)
Romania - The Romanian public broadcaster TVR has now published promotion videos of all 13 finalists on their website. After Switzerland and Albania, Romania will be the third country to select their Eurovision participant on December 31. The national final will be part of the entertainment programmes for the New Year’s celebrations. This year’s Romanian participants Ovi and Paula Selig will host the show and Mr. Eurovision Johnny Logan has been announced as a special guest.Watch the videos here: (more…)
Today with news from Norway, Romania and the Netherlands
Netherlands – The 3Js have written another 3 songs during arecent stay in France. They now have a selection of 7 songs for the national final. Only 5 will be used for the televised national final tough. Jaap Kwakmann has confirmed that the 5 songs will probably be in Dutch. “It is very hard to decide which 2 songs not to choose, but it’s better to have two to much than 2 less than needed. They are all pretty slow, between (more…)
Romania – Yesterday, Romanian broadcaster has revealed the 13 finalists of the Romanian national final. Now we can listen to all the songs on the website of TVR. When you will have listened to all of them, you can say for yourself, that you have already heard Romania’s Eurovision entry for the 2011 edition! Which of the 13 will actually represent Romania in Düsseldorf will be decided on December 31! Here is the list of finalists: (more…)
Romania – Romanian broadcaster has revealed the 13 finalists of the Romanian national final at a press conference today. Only 77 artists had initially submitted songs so there wasn’t much to choose from for the internal jury. These numbers represent a sharp fall of submissions compared to last year. The “Selectia Nationala” will be held on New Years Eve and will be hosted by this year’s Romanian representatives Ovi and Paula Selig. Here is the list of finalists: (more…)
Romania – While in some European countries we notice a spike in popularity of the Eurovision Song Contest (Austria, Switzerland) other countries seem to be less intrigued this year.In Albania the number of submissions stays quite low for the Festival i Kenges and now the Romanian numbers seem even more morose. Only 77 songs were submitted to the Romanian selection for the Eurovision Song Contest in (more…)
Romania – If you know any Romanian composers who want to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest, tell them to hurry! Tomorrow, November 5, is the last date to submit songs to the Romanian national selection. A total of 11 to 16 songs will make it to the televised national final to be hosted on New Year’s Eve by this year’s Romanian representatives Paula Selig and Ovi. ESCToday reports that just one artist, (more…)
This time with news from Romania, Belarus, Armenia and Switzerland
Romania – The Romanian national broadcaster has announced November 15, 2010 to be the date they will reveal the complete line-up of the Romanian national final, to be held on New Year’s Eve! A week ago they had already announced that the hosts would be this year’s participants for Romania Ovi and Paula Selig.
Switzerland – The last week where it will be possible to enter songs into the Swiss open online competition has just started. Seven acts will qualify for the national final from the platform of Swiss (more…)
Romania -The artists competing in this year’s Romanian final have not been revealed, but we can be sure to see two familiar faces on December 31! Paula Selig and Ovi, who brought Romania a third place in Oslo this year with “Playing with fire” will host the “Selectia Nationala”. Artists still have 3 weeks to send in entries. The winner of the national final will not only get the chance to represent Romania in Germany next year, but also win a “BMW 3 Series” car. The date of the national final has been set for New Year’s Eve and will be (more…)