Welcome to the 2nd year of the contest! Since Canada won last month, we're gonna pay them a visit.
The contest will take place in Saint John, New Brunswick as that province is where Natasha St-Pier is from.
New Brunswick, Canada
New Brunswick (French: Nouveau-Brunswick; pronounced: [nuvob??nzwik]) is one of Canada's three Maritime provinces and is the only constitutionally bilingual province (English and French) in the federation. The provincial capital is Fredericton. Statistics Canada estimates the provincial population in 2009 to be 748,329; a majority are English-speaking, but there is also a large Francophone minority (33%), chiefly of Acadian origin.
The province's name comes from the English and French translation for the city of Braunschweig in north Germany (and former duchy of the same name), the ancestral home of the Hanoverian King George III of the United Kingdom.
Saint John is centrally located on the southern New Brunswick coast on the Bay of Fundy at the mouth of the St. John River. Because it is the only city on the Bay of Fundy – home of the world’s highest tides – Saint John is known as the anchor of the Bay of Fundy Experience.
As Canada’s first incorporated city (est 1785), Saint John has been welcoming people from eastern Europe, the United Kingdom and Ireland for 400 years. Long before their arrival, the are was well known to the Mi’kmaq and Maliseet aboriginal inhabitants. Each group of immigrants has left an indelible imprint on Saint John history through its culture, architecture and people.
The host: Natasha St-Pier
Natasha St-Pier (born February 10, 1981 in Bathurst, New Brunswick and raised in Edmundston from the age of two) is a Canadian pop singer and actress.
Born in Canada, Natasha St-Pier released her first album of music in 1996. It was called Émergence and was produced by composer/producer Steve Barakatt. In 2000 she made her international singing debut at the age of 18 playing the role of Fleur-de-Lys in the London version of the musical comedy "Notre Dame de Paris".
St-Pier placed fourth in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001 in Copenhagen with the power ballad "Je n'ai que mon âme", in which she represented France. She also released an English version of the same song, entitled "All I Have Is My Soul". St-Pier has released 5 albums and topped the French album and singles charts and made it to the top 10 of the Eurochart Hot 100 single charts. St-Pier has become a popular singer in francophone Europe and in countries such as Poland and Russia. Her 6th album entitled 'Natasha St Pier' was released in November 2008. St-Pier's Best of album was scheduled for release on the 27 November 2009. She is also planning a tour in 2010.
The winning song from last edition:
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This edition we have 24 participating countries:
A link to the songs here: http://www.esctodayforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=1353.
Please send your votes to Boyan by clicking HERE until Saturday March 27th @ 13 CET!