Posts by Álvaro

Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2020: Erika Vikman in Focus

In 2020, Finland chose Aksel Kankaanranta to represent the Nordic country in Rotterdam. With the Eurovision Song Contest being cancelled we’ll never know which result he would have gotten. Erika Vikman, who finished in second place at UMK, was arguably a more competitive act. Read more

Eurovision 1978: Luxembourg’s Baccara in focus

When Baccara represented Luxembourg at the Eurovision Song Contest 1978, they were at the top of their music career.  The Spanish duo sung their disco song ‘Parlez-vous Français?’. In their 2020 reviews of the song, Eurovision fans find themselves comparing this to their most famous single ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’. Read more

Eurovision 2010: France’s Jessy Matador in focus

When France selected Jessy Matador to represent the country in Oslo, the idea was to create a summer hit that promoted France in the 2010 Football World Cup. We can agree that Jessy Matador succeed with his song ‘Allez Ola Olé’ to do so. To this date many fans remember the 2010 song of this… Read more

Finland and Estonia Eurovision submission calls open

September is the month in which the “Eurovision year begins”. All songs published after the first of September are eligible to participate in the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. The Estonian and Finnish broadcasters have opened their call for song submissions. Who will succeed Aksel and Uku Suviste, or will they get the ticket for Rotterdam… Read more

All Aboard! The Eurovision Cruise 2020 sails again tonight

The Eurovision Cruise is sailing again from Helsinki to Tallinn. The eleventh edition of the Eurovision Cruise is taking place now. For weeks the event was in doubt because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, fans all over Europe will tonight enjoy a Eurovision inspired party and a concert with Eurovision fan favourite artists from… Read more

Eurovision 1957: Italy’s Nunzio Gallo in focus

Five minutes and nine seconds.  That is the length of the longest Eurovision Song Contest entry ever performed. Nunzio Gallo from Italy is responsible for this record. This song is most likely the reason we now have the 3 minute rule that is currently in place. Nunzio finished in 7th place. Read more

Food Extravaganza! Little Big releases “Tacos”

Little Big has not made their fans wait long. The pop-rave Russian band released today their new single “Tacos”. This is their second single they released after their 2020 Eurovision song. The song is accompanied by a literary finger-licking video that features all favourite fast food items. A food formula that will make many fans… Read more

Doris Dragović at the Eurovision Song Contest 1999

Eurovision 1999: Croatia’s Doris Dragović in focus

In 1999, the Eurovision Song Contest took place in Jerusalem. Doris Dragović represented the country with a very appropriate song for the occasion. The chosen song, ‘Marija Magdalena’ (Mary Magdalene) gave one of the best results for the country. However, Doris’ performance was not free from controversy. Read more

Eurovision 2016: Austria’s Zoë in focus

At the Eurovision final in 2016, only one of the songs didn’t include any English in its lyrics. That was Austria’s Zoë who sung her song entirely in French. This was also the first time that Austria sent a song in French, bringing some variety in terms of languages. Read more

Eurovision 1974: Italy’s Gigliola Cinquetti in focus

1974 saw the return of Gigliola Cinquetti to Eurovision. France, an early favourite that year, withdrew from the competition on the same week Eurovision took place. The first Italian winner in 1964, had a good chance to win again in Brighton. In the end, she finished second after Sweden’s ABBA. Read more

Eurovision 2001: Slovenia’s Nuša Derenda in focus

Slovenia participated with Nuša Derenda in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001. Nuša represented her country with ‘Energy’, and she gave Slovenia their best result since 1995. The fans loved her ‘energetic’ performance in Copenhagen and it is still remembered among Eurovision followers. Read more

Eurovision 2007: Cyprus’ Evridiki in focus

The Eurovision Song Contest 2007 is probably one of the years with the highest number of rock entries. Cyprus was no exception to this trend. Evridiki was chosen to represent Cyprus for the third time. For her 2007 attempt she chose a rock song with a French touch. Read more

Eurovision 2008: Poland’s Isis Gee in focus

To commemorate this 4th of July we are looking back to the year Poland sent an American artist to Eurovision. At the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest, Poland was represented by Tamara Gee, who went by the name Isis Gee. She qualified to the final, finished in 24th place, but has since expanded her career beyond… Read more