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Eurovision 2014 day 3 – Switzerland’s first rehearsal

Swiss entrant Sebalter won’t only be hunting for stars on Thursday but also for those all important votes to take Switzerland to the final. He hopes that his song Hunter of Stars won’t fall prey to a lack of interest on the night of his semi final.  Swiss entrant Sebalter turned up very dapper today… Read more

Eurovision 2014 day 3 – Belarus’ first rehearsal

TEo was next in stage for Belarus and hopes to appeal to those with a sweet tooth among us when performing his entry Cheesecake for the first time today. Would we run the risk of over eating and nausea after his performance or would he have us coming back for seconds? TEO took to the… Read more

Olsen Brothers take their Eurovision winning song to new heights

2000 winners The Olsen Brothers are taking their winning entry Fly on the Wings of Love to new heights this year, with a rather special performance of their entry that will no doubt give many fans the perfect start to their stay in Copenhagen. Brothers Jørgen and Nils "Noller" Olsen won’t be very visible at… Read more

Eurovision 2014 day 3 – Finland’s first rehearsal

Finns have a love of hard rock and metal, but this year, they have gone for Something Better, a more palatable option performed by rock outfit Softengine. They won their national final convincingly but would they be able to convince those watching their first rehearsal today? The staging for Finland’s Softengine is minimalistic with few… Read more

Eurovision 2014 day 3 – Austria’s first rehearsal

One of the most talked about acts at this year’s event was the first to take to the stage today, namely Conchita Wurst. Without doubt one of the more seasoned performers, the PR machine is in overdrive – would Conchita rise to the occasion or would her phoenix wings be clipped? The stage starts off… Read more

Eurovision 2014 day 2 – Poland’s first rehearsal

Donatan & Cleo were the final act of the day and they brought sass and attitude to the rehearsal stage with their highly contemporary bilingual entry My Słowianie – We Are Slavic. Would the pair manage to recreate the tongue in cheek and humourous music video on stage today?  The Polish stageshow opened with Cleo… Read more

Eurovision 2014 day 2 – Norway’s first rehearsal

Norwegian Carl Espen is another of the favourites to lift the title this year and being sandwiched between uptempo acts from both Israel and Georgia should provide an excellent contrast for his Silent Storm. His previous performances have been hit and miss so would he convince today once and for all? Four female violinists dressed… Read more

Eurovision 2014 day 2 – Malta’s first rehearsal

Malta’s Firelight were next to take to the stage with Coming Home, which they finally hope to bring home Eurovision to Malta with. Will they be able to replicate the joyous performance we saw in the Maltese final ealier this year? The Maltese staging involved a backdrop image of a cornfield against a blue sky to… Read more

Eurovision 2014 day 2 – Montenegro’s first rehearsal

One of only two songs to be song in the national language in semi one, Sergej Ćetković sings the grandiose balkan ballad Moj Svijet for Montengro next. Hopes are high that Sergej will manage to take them to the final for the first time. Would his first rehearsal give us any indication of their chances… Read more

Eurovision 2014 day 2 – Portugal’s first rehearsal

After two ballads, it was time for everyone in the press centre to be woken up with the sunny, carnival sounds of Suzy and her lively party piece Quero Ser Tua. Would she manage to charm those watching her rehearsal with the seductive and suggestive latino rhythms of her song?  Suzy brought sounds of the… Read more

Eurovision 2014 day 2 – Moldova’s first rehearsal

Flaxen haired Cristina Scarlat singing Wild Soul for Moldova was the opening act of the day. Her entry has a very expressive and dramatic music video, but would she manage to recreate such an emotive performance on stage today? Mutli-talented Cristina Scarlat was the first artist to take to the stage today performing her dark,… Read more

Eurovision 2014 day 1 – Ukraine’s first rehearsal

The clocks have started ticking as Ukraine’s Mariya Yaremchuk takes to the stage for her first rehearsal of Tick-tock. Ukraine never fail to disappoint with original staging every time – what will they come up with this year to top last year’s giant?  Ukraine and Mariya’s stage show is dominated by a giant version of… Read more

Eurovision 2014 day 1 – Russia’s first rehearsal

Twin sisters Anastasiya and Maria Tolmachevy have already represented Russia eight years ago at Junior Eurovision. How would they fare when leaving the playground behind and venturing into the adult world of Eurovision – would the qualities of their entry shine through?  Fresh faced teens Maria and Anastasiya were on after Albania with their entry… Read more

Eurovision 2014 day 1 – Iceland’s first rehearsal

Colourful punk pop against prejudice was the Icelandic option on the menu today. The preview video to Pollapönk was vibrant and playful with a positive message – would the fab four manage to convey the same feelings of positivity with their first rehearsal today? The stage floor for Pollapönk is black and white checks with… Read more

Eurovision 2014 day 1 – Estonia’s first rehearsal

Tanja was the third act up today with her highly choreographed entry Amazing. She wowed both the audience and viewers alike in the Eesti Laul final, but would she manage to keep her cool and be as equally impressive both visually and vocally today? Tanja takes to the stage wearing a skimpy, white flowing dress… Read more

Eurovision 2014 day 1 – Armenia’s first rehearsal

All eyes are on the first rehearsal of the day, namely Armenia with Aram mp3 and Not Alone. Not only because of the current status as one of the favourites, but for the first time the press would get to see how his act come across on the high tech stage. Aram took to the stage… Read more

Chat show line up confirmed for Euro Fan Café

Last year’s Euro Fan Café at Moriskan in Malmö saw quite an impressive line up for the chat shows where host Rick Jacobs together with a curious audience got to know some of the entrants a little better. They’ve excelled themselves this year, with a jam packed chat show line up featuring something for everybody.… Read more

Johanna Pettersson leaves Timoteij before they aim to conquer China

Girl group Timoteij launched their career when they participated in the 2010 Melodifestivalen final with the folk pop dancefloor stomper Kom. They’re still going strong, but recently announced they have become a trio before they set their sights on winning over the Far East. The four girls Cecilia Kallin, Bodil Bergström, Elina Thorsell and Johanna… Read more

Overwhelming ticket sales for Euro Fan Café

One of the success stories of last year’s Eurovision Song Contest, the Euro Fan Café makes a welcome return this year, bigger and better than ever. Tickets went on sale at the beginning of the month, generating an overwhelming response. With a packed programme, it’s easy to see why tickets have been selling faster than… Read more

Alexander Rybak helps Belarus warm up for Eurovision

Former Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak usually has a rather busy time of it in the run up to Eurovision each year, and this year is no exception. Not only has young Mr Rybak been busy featuring in a popular TV series in Norway, he’s apparently heading East for Easter. Having wowed audiences at home in… Read more

Common Linnets documentary to air on the 16th. of April

Anouk restored some national pride in the Netherlands last year by taking the Dutch back to the final and the top ten for the first time in fourteen years. Hopes are high in Camp Holland this year too, and TROS are to air a unique documentary this coming Wednesday featuring this year’s entrants The Common… Read more

Major drop in viewers for NRK and Melodi Grand Prix

Although winner of Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix Carl Espen is proving to be extremely popular abroad, dark clouds have gathered on NRK’s Eurovision horizon – audience figures for this year’s final have seen a sharp decrease. Could Melodi Grand Prix be losing its pulling power in Norway? Broadcaster NRK just can’t seem to do anything… Read more

Norway has decided: it’s Carl Espen to Copenhagen!

The Norwegian preselection has been gathering momentum over the past week and culminated this evening with the grand final from Oslo Spektrum. Nine acts waited nervously in the wings until their time came to take to the stage and shine. It was Carl Espen who emerged victorious from tonight’s superfinal and will carry the hopes… Read more

San Marino reveals Valentina Monetta’s entry for Copenhagen

Since their debut, micronation San Marino have tried and tried, and tried again but failed to make the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. They’re hoping to change that this year with the entry Maybe with singer Valentina Monetta representing them for a third consecutive year. You have to admire San Marino for trying. They… Read more

Premiere of Common Linnets Calm Before The Storm tonight

Finally the moment many Dutch fans had been waiting for arrived – the duo The Common Linnets performed their entry for Copenhagen Calm Before The Storm for the first time live together on the talk show De Wereld Draait Door tonight. Reports of the song being leaked earlier this morning on the radio channel 3FM… Read more