Posts by Serkan

Leyla Qafari wins 5th heat of Azeri Milli Seçim Turu

The Azeri selections, Milli Seçim Turu, continued with its 5th heat on the road to Malmö. In the last three countdowns to the semi-final stage of these selections, Leyla Qafari secured herself a place for the next round. After a week’s break in the selections last week when the day of mourning was commemorated in… Read more

Rəvanə Əliyeva wins the second heat of Azeri Milli Seçim Turu

Tonight, the last show in second round of Azerbaijan’s long term national selection, Milli Seçim Turu, was held via its official broadcaster İçtimai TV. A group of nine  participants tried to get the semifinal ticket, which ended up being won by Rəvanə Əliyeva. As in the first edition of Milli Seçim Turu 2013, a group… Read more

Songs, Semifinals and Running Order of Festival i Këngës are Revealed by RTSH

After announcing the number of participants at the Festival i Këngës, Albanian public broadcaster RTSH revealed the running order of both semi-finals on the road to Malmö 2013. Former representatives, Kejsi Tola and Anjeza Shahini are fortunately placed in different semi-finals. This year, Festival i Këngës, a well-established competition in Albania which has also decided… Read more

Chiara releases new single: Forget Forgetting Me

Veteran Maltese singer Chiara who had the honour of representing Malta three times at the Eurovision Song Contest,has released a single, Forget Forgetting Me. Surprisingly for her fans, Chiara is back with a new outfit, also with a covered uptempo act which was performed by Paul Oscar previously. Maltese idol of Eurovision Song Contest, Chiara… Read more

TRT releases further information about its Eurovision selection strategy

After the confirmation of participating at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, Turkish public broadcaster, scheduled its further working strategy. As it is planned to hold a special meeting with an advisory board in early november, the exact date and the names participating at the meeting is determined by the broadcaster. Turkey had a short dilemma… Read more

TRT decided: Turkey will participate at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö 2013

After TRT’s general director, Ibrahim Sahin’s statements regarding a possible withdrawal for Turkey in relation to the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest they have now confirmed that they will participate after all. The Turkish broadcasting cooperation will start its preparations in early November. Fans in Turkey, who had already been trying to speculate about who would… Read more

maNga to take part in a videogame ZombieRock

After releasing an interactive album, e-acoustic, former Turkish Eurovision representatives, maNga, are ready for another interactive story. The rock group will take part in a videogame called ZombieRock. In a stage of the game, there’s a maNga zone and characters of the members of maNga will be found at the zone. The famous Turkish group,… Read more

maNga’s leadsinger Ferman Akgül to host a musical documentary on TRT

Ferman Akgül, the leadsinger of former Turkish representatives maNga, has given his fans a suprise. Ferman announced that he is working on a new project with Turkish broadcaster TRT in the form of a musical documentary. Cinema and directing have previously played a major part in Akgül’s career. Not many people were aware of the talents of the members in… Read more

New single from Michalis Hatzigiannis: We Own The World Tonight

Former Cypriot representative, Michalis Hatzigiannis, has released a summer single in English for his fans all over the world titled We Own The World Tonight. Michalis has had a well respected career and is still considered one of the biggest stars in Greece and Cyprus. Michalis Hatzigiannis finished 11 at the 1998 Eurovision song Contest in Ireland… Read more

Hadise releases summer single

Former Turkish representative Hadise released her newest single in Turkish entitled Biz Buradayız in time for summer 2012. The CD includes a song with different remixes in various languages. Meanwhile the single can already be found in stores and the package includes some suprises for her fans.  Turkey had very high hopes in the hands… Read more

Have Your Say About Bulgarian Participation in 2013

Bulgaria is one of the countries that has been sticking in the semi-finals at the Eurovision Song Contest for a long time. Therefore, Bulgarian broadcaster BNT with cooperation of OGAE Bulgaria decided to make an international survey for a better participation in Sweden 2013. Bulgaria firstly joint to the family of Eurovision Song Contest in… Read more

Pınar Ayhan is back with her debut album ‘Duyuyor musun?’

Former representative, Pınar Ayhan is in preparation for her debut album that will be entitled ‘Duyuyor musun?’ after twelve years of her participation in Eurovision. The album contains nine tracks and the first video promo was recorded to the new version of her participating song Yorgunum Anla. Pınar Ayhan had given life to a baby… Read more

The First Semifinal of 2012 Eurovision Song Contest Was Held This Evening: Ten in and Eight Out!

Europe’s biggest event, the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 has started with the first semi-final in Baku’s Crystal Hall this evening. Eighteen countries have participated in the first battle for the final where only lucky ten countries could make it to Saturday evening. The biggest event in Europe’s television history, the Eurovision Song Contest, is being… Read more

Change of background image in Pernilla’s performance today

Finland hope to reach the final of the Eurovision Song Contest with Pernilla’s När Jag Blundar (When I Close My Eyes) in Baku this year. She started her second rehearsal hoping the background LED image would be changed. So did that happen? Due to delays on the schedule of rehearsals in Crystal Hall today, Pernilla Karlsson… Read more

Will Pasha Parfeny’s trumphet make Lăutar to the final?

Moldova has had great success in qualifying to the finals at the Eurovision Song Contest only failing once in their history. This year, they want to continue their aim with Pasha Parfeny in Baku too. Will Pasha’s trumphet make it to the final with Lăutar this year? Today’s rehearsal might give some of the answer.… Read more

Compact Disco brings Sound of Hungarian Hearts to the stage

Hungarian representative Compact Disco was the sixth participant rehearsing at the stage today. The boyband had no special chareography or special effects, but still sounded just like it should for this song with rock elements. Last year Hungary qualified for the final with Kati Wolf for the first time since the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest.… Read more

Sertab Erener goes Classical: Ey Şûh-i Sertab

The only Turkish winner, Sertab Erener, has released a new album called Ey Şûh-i Sertab, two years after her previous album, Rengarenk. Sertab got her name from her father after he had heard the song Ey Şûh-i Sertab which is also the name of the album. It is a Turkish Classical Music album in a markedly different… Read more