The Eurovision Times Has To Take a Break

Hey guys,

sorry for waiting so long, but I was hoping I could figure this out, but now I realize that I can’t. I recently moved to Canada to pursue my studies here. Between meeting new people, doing all the homework (much more than in Europe) and travelling, I really do not have the time to update the website. There will be articles once in a while, especially by our new contributor James Mitchell, but nothing too detailed for this season I’m afraid.

I’m sure we can be back at some point, but for the time being it just is too much to handle and my actual education is a bit more important to me right now. I hope you understand and I hope you will be around once we come back.

Thank you for all the support!

SOTD: Cosmos – I Hear Your Heart

  Song of the Day – In 2006, Latvia sent an unusual entry to Athens. The Vocal Group Cosmos performed their song “I Hear Your Heart” completely a capella. The group comprises countertenor, a tenor, a baritone, a bass and one rhythm singer. In the lyrics they sing that they can hear the sound of their lovers’ heart through the noise of modern life. These sounds are impersonated by the musicians. They performed in white suits and mostly static. During the Continue reading

Russia: Producer Wants Pussy Riot for Eurovision 2013

  Russia – A Russian girl punk band is one of the most discussed topics this summer. Three members of the group “Pussy Riot” have been sentenced to two years in prison for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred and enmity.” The girls had performed in a Russian church, wearing head masks and criticizing Russian president Putin in their performance. The trial and verdict have been called politically motivated by Western politicians. A wave of sympathy from international Continue reading

SOTD: Maggie MacNeal – Amsterdam

  Song of the Day – After Israel did not want to host the Eurovision Song Contest 1980, despite winning it in 1979, the Netherlands filled in. On home ground they were represented by Maffie MacNeal. She had represented the country in 1974 as part of the duo Mouth and MacNeal and came in third place. The duo went on to have some hits in Europe. Their biggest success was “How Do You Do” which didn’t only do well all over Europe but even on the USA’s Billboard Charts. Continue reading

Asia: Finalists of ABU Radio Song Festival Announced

  ABU – It is the closest we will get to an Asiavision Song Contest and we shall take it. The Asian pendant to the EBU, the ABU will hold a Radio Song Festival this October in Seoul. Artists from many Asian and Pacific nations were submitted for the festival by their national broadcasters. Now 15 finalists from 13 countries (each country could submit several entries) have been Continue reading

SOTD: Liliane Saint-Pierre – Soldiers of love

  Song of the Day – Liliane Saint-Pierre had the hard task to represent Belgium on home ground in the Eurovision Song Contest 1987. Saint-Pierre won the national final organized by the Flemish broadcaster, while the actual contest was organized by the Wallon broadcaster (Sandra Kim having been selected by them). Liliane is Flemish and presented her entry “Soldiers of Love” mostly in Dutch. Her last name is a stage name she adopted while trying to break through in Continue reading

New Videos: Roman Lob, Pastora Soler, Anna Bergendahl, Sarah Dawn Finer

  New Videos – Over 1000 artists have performed on the Eurovision stage and many of them still record new songs and release new videos. In this category we will present a summary of all new videos by former Eurovision and national final participants from time to time. Today we have, among others,  new videos by Roman Lob, Pastora Soler, Anna Bergendahl, Sarah Dawn Finer Continue reading

SOTD: Eva Santamaría – Hombres

  Song of the Day – The Spanish national broadcaster TVE internally selected the young singer Ev Santamaría to represent them in the Eurovision Song Contest 1993. Santamaría had just finished recording her debut album in Los Angeles. She had risen to fame with participations in the music programs Gente Joven, El Salero and Las Coplas. As the title suggests, the song “Hombres” (“Men”) is about the “strong” sex. Continue reading

SOTD: Inge Brück – Anoushka

  Song of the Day – Germany sent the young aspiring singer and actress Inge Brück to the Eurovision Song Contest 1967 in Vienna. She had won the International Song Festival in Brazil in 1966 and based on this merit was selected internally by the German broadcaster. Her song “Anoushka” was also chosen by the broadcaster. The song was written by Hans Blum, who also conducted the orchestra. The entry is a ballad in which Brück tells a friend that a man (probably a Continue reading

Alexander Rybak: No Eurovision Return as a Singer

  Norway – The winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, Alexander Rybak, has told Belgian Eurovision website eurosong.be that he will never return to Eurovision as a singer. Rybak was in Antwerp to promote his latest single “I’ll Show You”, a duet with Paula Selig. Asked whether he would follow into Johnny Logan’s footsteps and try to win Eurovision a second time, he said that he would “never return as a singer”. Continue reading

VOTE: Best Last Place at Eurovision

  Ranking – Many songs have come last at the Eurovision Song Contest, but fans often do not agree with the jurors/televoters decision. In this new Ranking you can vote for your Top 5 of the best songs that came last at the Eurovision Song Contest. Eligible are all songs that came last or shared last. In case there were tie-break rules in state in a certain year, only the country that comes last Continue reading

Sweden: First Melodifestivalen Entrant to Be Revealed

  Sweden – The Eurovision season seems to start earlier every year. This time, the 2013 host country Sweden will kick off the season. The first entrant of the immensely popular Swedish national final Melodifestivalen will be revealed Sunday, August 26. The radio channel P4 will hold the Svensktoppen nästa contest. The winner will get the right to perform in one of the semi-finals of Continue reading

BSNQ: The Winner Is Anna Bergendahl – This Is My Life

  Best Semi-Final Non Qualifiers – Over the last two weeks, hundreds of our readers have voted for their Top 5 Best Eurovision entries that did not make it to the final. Each voter had ten points to distribute: 5 to his favorite, 4 to the second place etc. Out of these points we calculated the ultimate Top 15 of your favorite Semi-Final non qualifiers! Your winner is SWEDEN! Continue reading