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SVT continues to show its imaginative touch for the postcards

The postcards made for the Eurovision Song Contest have become an institution in their own right.  Sometimes they reflect the life and times of the country that is hosting, sometimes they have a more abstract feel.  This year, we repeat the theme of such years as 1996, when the performers are followed about their daily… Read more

Eurovision 2013: 2nd dress rehearsal of 1st semi-final

After the first dress rehearsal for semi-final one was held this afternoon, it was time for a second rehearsal this evening. Some of the acts might have a bit more nerves on as this is the rehearsal the juries will be basing their points upon. To give you a perspective EuroVisionary will be covering all… Read more

Eurovision 2013 day 5: Cyprus’s second rehearsal

Cyprus has sent a singer chosen by CyBC this year.  Despina is an accomplaished performer and acquitted herself way when she rehearsed on Tuesday.  How would this second rehearsal fair? Despina’s rehearsal went without a hitch, much like her previous one.  She’s performing a really well constructed ballad by herself.  There are no backing singers… Read more

Eurovision 2013 day 5: Moldova’s second rehearsal

Aliona amazed us with her costume at Moldova’s first rehearsal earlier this week.  With her second run through we got to see more of that dress and see what else they might have in store for us. We liked what we saw when Moldova rehearsed on Tuesday.  The stage act was very memorable and what… Read more

Eurovision 2013 day 5: Montenegro’s second rehearsal

Who See had a noteworthy rehearsal of their song Igranka on Monday.  In this second time on stage, the Montenegrins continued to have a song that people would talk about.  How did it go? On Monday we saw our first evert astronauts on stage.  The duo Who See again wore these costumes, in a dramatic… Read more

Eurovision 2013 day 5: Ukraine’s second rehearsal

Ukraine’s first rehearsal on Monday raised a few eyebrows when she was carried on stage by one of her country’s tallest men.  We saw the eagerly awaited second rehearsal a short time ago and it didn’t disappoint.  How has it changed? Zlata’s stage show was revealed a little more this afternoon and a few changes… Read more

Eurovision 2013 day 5: Denmark second rehearsal

Hot favourite Emmelie de Forest has just finished her second and final rehearsal before the dress rehearsals next week. How have things changed since she took to the stage on Monday? The press area of the arena was not surprisingly very busy for this rehearsal. As with the other countries, there was time for three… Read more

London’s Eurovision party returns for 2013

London’s Eurovision party will return again on Sunday 21 April.  The Shadow Lounge in the Soho district has been home to this event for the last few years, and again promises to be a great show London’s Shadow Lounge has hosted many Eurovision acts in the past.  Last year alone, stars included Katy Wolf, Eva… Read more

Montenegro premieres Igranka for 2013 Eurovision Song Contest

Montenegrin broadcaster RTCG has again chosen its Eurovision song internally this year.  In a special programme, it finally revealed the song Igranka (Party) it will be sending to Malmö We had already been informed that hip-hop duo Who See? would be representing the small Adriatic nation in Sweden.  It was later announced that they would be paired… Read more

Anouk unveils her song for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest

The Dutch broadcaster TROS today held a press conference to unveil the song they hope will bring success to the Netherlands. Anouk was chosen internally by the TV company, and will perform Birds in Malmö. Anouk has been a regular figure on the Dutch music scene since her début pan-European hit Nobody’s wife in 1997.… Read more

Birgit Õigemeel wins Eesti Laul 2013

One-time winner of the Eurovision Song Contest Estonia concluded the search for its song for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest tonight. Birgit Õigemeel triumphed over nine other Eesti Laul finalists, and will now go on to Malmö with the song Et uus saaks alguse. Eesti Laul is known for showcasing some less formulaic styles of music… Read more

Former United Kingdom acts on tour in 2013

There is not much news from the BBC about who will be representing the United Kingdom at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö.  But the UK is home to many famous names that have participated in Eurovision down the years. Some  are still around, many years after their time on the Eurovision stage. We… Read more

Eurosong Ireland 2013 – Get to know the participants

Eurovision’s most successful nation launches into the fray on Friday night when TV station RTÉ broadcasts the national final which could lead to Ireland’s eighth win.  In a continuation of the pared down competition we’ve seen in recent years, five acts will compete for the honour of representing their country.  We meet them here. After two years… Read more

PeR wins the ticket to represent Latvia at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest

The Latvian national final in Ventspils has just concluded, with PeR beating off the competition to sing for their country in May with the song Here we go. Latvia’s national final again came from the Baltic Sea resort of Ventspils.  Two semi-finals had determined the 12 finalists we would see tonight.  Some familar names were… Read more

Ronan Keating to reform with Boyzone in a series of 20th anniversary gigs

Co-host of the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest and co-writer of Denmark’s 2009 Eurovision song ‘Believe again’ has announced that he is reforming with the three remaining members of Boyzone for a series of 20th anniversary gigs.  Tickets will go on sale on 14 February. Boyzone were a huge boyband in the the second half of… Read more

Finland chooses its first two finalists

Finland took another step closer to choosing a song for the 2013 Eurovision with the first main heat of Uuden Musikiin Kilpailu 2013.  Which songs would the Finnish public go for? So UMK kicks off, with our hosts Anne Lainto and Ile Uusivuori first introducing the judges that would help with tonight’s decision.  These are… Read more

Groupings revealed for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest draw

Ahead of the draw on 17 January to decide the composition of the Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals, the pots have been revealed that 30 of the semi-finalists will be drawn from Each year the EBU places the participating countries for the semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest into various pots.  Their composition is based on… Read more

Croatia reveals details of song for Malmö

Croatian broadcaster HRT has released more information of the song it will send to Malmö for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.  Goran Topolovec has been appointed to write a song that will hopefully bring success to the Adriatic nation. Croatia has taken a step closer to sending a song to Malmö, by revealing more details.  While… Read more

Romania reveals plans to select a song for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest

Regular achievers Romania today became the latest country to reveal plans for choosing a song for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö.   Romania has consistently made the Saturday night final of the Eurovision Song Contest.  State broadcaster TVR, Dan Manoliu, the project manager for Eurovision, has now made an open call for songs… Read more

Heilsarmee to represent Switzerland at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest

Switzerland has held its national final, and after a public vote Heilsarmee has been given the ticket to represent their country at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö. Switzerland keeps up its tradition of picking a Eurovision entry in the calendar year before the contest itself.  With Sinplus failing to make the final in… Read more

Bosnia & Herzegovina withdraws from the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest

Another country has announced its withdrawal from the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö.  Broadcaster BHRT has released a statement confirming it will not be in Sweden. Bosnia & Herzegovina is the latest nation to stay away from the Contest next May in Malmö.  In a short statement on its website, BHRT said that it… Read more