Posts by Sadie

Justin Timberlake nominated for BBC Song of the Year 2016

Justin Timberlake is shortlisted for a major BBC award. The American global superstar sang Can’t Stop The Feeling as part of the interval act during the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Some questioned the idea of the idea of 2016 SVT producer Christer Björkman, but it has paid off for Justin Timberlake. Read more

Depi Evratesil semi-finalists revealed

Six semi- finalists for the Armenian national selection were chosen this evening. After nearly three months we are approaching the end for the new selection format Depi Evratesil. On the 24th of December, the Armenian 2017 Eurovision Song Contest representative will be chosen. Read more

Wildcard finalists revealed in Spain

Earlier today, Spanish broadcaster RTVE revealed the 30 wildcard acts for its Eurovision 2017 national selection. Waiting for fans who wish to participate in the process is almost over as the online voting starts in a few hours. Read more

Be Real: Krista Siegfrids is back with an edgy new track

Krista Siegfrids is back with an edgy new sound on the new single Be Real. This is her first release since she signed with Universal Music Sweden earlier this year. In the coming Eurovision season she will be hosting the Finnish selection, and taking part in the Swedish one. Read more

Belarus finalists selected

TVR have selected their national finalists. 67 potential entries have now been cut down to 13. These 13 finalists will compete in a national final held before the end of January, and the winner will represent Belarus at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.  Read more

Lidia Isac through to Swiss Live Check

Lidia Isac has made it through to the Swiss Live Check round. After not qualifying from the semi final stage of Eurovision 2016, Lidia hopes to qualify for Switzerland this year and demonstrate that she has what it takes to sing in the Grand Final. Read more

UMK 2017: A closer look at the Finnish Eurovision hopefuls

The 2017 national season really kicked off the other when the Finnish broadcaster released the 10 songs for their Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu. One of these will in January be selected for the Eurovision Song Contest. Let’s take a closer look at the 10 contestants hoping to win the golden ticket to Kyiv. Read more

Switzerland presents expert jury

Which acts should qualify for the national selection in Switzerland? That is now in the hands of an expert jury which has just been presented. The jury will cut the 160 submissions down to first 21, and then again to the 10 which will make it to the final held in January 2017. Read more

Sirusho and Iveta win Armenian awards

Sirusho has won a Pan Armenian Entertainment award for her beliefs and values. The award has been presented to her for her strong humanitarian beliefs and for the singer’s feelings towards the people of her native Armenia. A minor award was given to 2016 representative Iveta. Read more

Eesti Laul 2017 reveals semi finalists

Today, Estonian broadcaster ERR announced the Eesti Laul semi finalists. Due to the record number of entries, ERR had to work hard to select the top acts. But who are the acts that got selected for the Eesti Laul semi final stage? Read more

Consequences of NTU chaos

Ukrainian broadcaster NTU have been in chaos lately. As a result of their ongoing issues, there have been some consequences, some minor and some major. All of these are now starting to stack against Ukraine, with time running out can they work through them? Read more

Amir wins at MTV EMA

Last night, 2016 Eurovision participant Amir won an MTV EMA as best French act. When MTV hosted their 23rd EMA’s in Rotterdam three other Eurovision participants were nominated without winning. A Polish national final act however also took home a trophy. Read more

Jamala as new coach on The Voice Ukraine

When the The Voice Ukraine kicks off for its 2017 season, Jamala will be teaming up with fellow Eurovision participant Tina Karol, Sergey Babkin and Potap as coach. So far, each season of The Voice Ukraine has featured at least one of their former Eurovision participants.  Read more

Loreen collaborates with Boston Bun for Get into it

Sweden’s  Eurovision 2012 winner Loreen is back with a new dance collaboration. After her 2012 Eurovision win, but with the lukewarm reception for the follow up PaperLight, she is teaming up with French Producer and DJ Boston Bun for his new single Get into it. Read more

Ukraine to choose 2017 participant in February

More details about the Ukrainian national final was released today. The 2017 host nation have started their search to find their representative on home soil. Private Broadcaster STB along with the national broadcaster NTU are in charge of finding Jamala’s successor. Read more

ABBA to reunite on new Simon Fuller project

Getting ABBA back together has been a dream for many, and British TV and Music entrepreneur now managed. The biggest band ever to to come off the Eurovision stage are to reunite on a pioneer groundbreaking technology project with Simon Fuller.  Read more

39 songs competing for Ukrainian final wildcard

2017 host country, Ukraine, is well on its way in their national selection with an online battle. 39 songs are competing for a wildcard for the final and thus a chance to represent their country on home field in Kyiv in May next year. Read more

Reportage: Ruslana in London October 2016

As part of the 70th anniversary celebrations of the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain, 2004 Eurovision winner Ruslana recently visited the British capital. We caught up with her for a chat about the past, the present and the future – and we listened as she carried out her agenda. Read more