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Eurovision Cheating Scandal Intensifies: What Must Be Done

Just when you thought things were starting to die down, the Eurovision Song Contest vote rigging controversy saga adds another piece of anonymously sourced information to an already long list of allegations. Torbjörn Wester of Swedish news organization Skånska Dagbladet reported Sunday on an undisclosed source from a national delegation at the 2013 contest who revealed new information about the cheating …

Sweden: Melodifestivalen 2014 dates announced

Six different cities will host at least one of the Melodifestivalen 2014 shows. Malmö, Linköping, Gothenburg, Örnsköldsvik, Lidköpingsvägen and Stockholm were all given one of the Semi Final Shows (and Final). Melodifestivalen is the Swedish National Final for the Eurovision Song Contest and has become one of the most popular shows with millions of fans from all over the world …

Conchita Wurst to Represent Austria in 2014

Austrian news media confirm that singer Tom Neuwirth, better known by the stage name Conchita Wurst, was chosen by Austrian broadcaster Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) to represent Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Eurovision fans may remember Conchita, 25, as the runner up in 2012’s Österreich rockt den Song Contest to represent Austria in Eurovision 2012. Conchita’s song, “That’s What …

What To Expect In Wonderful Copenhagen

After an intense three and a half months of speculation and suspense, Danish broadcaster DR, together with the European Broadcasting Corporation (EBU) has finally announced that the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the charming capital city of Denmark, Copenhagen. Four other cities had expressed an interest in hosting next year together with Copenhagen: Herning, Aalborg, Fredericia, and …

Sweden: Kickoff for Melodifestivalen 2014

Melodifestivalen is arguably the most popular Pre Selection Format for the Eurovision Song Contest. Every year, fans from all around the world watch this entertaning show to find out who Sweden is going to pick as their representative. Composers have now the opportunity to submit their songs to SVT which is the broadcaster in charge. The deadline for submission is …

Eurovision 2014 Slogan: “Join us”

Jan Lagermand Lundme, the Head of Show for DR said “We cam up with (the slogan) during the first workshop we held. I got goosebumps when I heard it and thought straight away: This has to be our slogan”. The rather short and simple “Join us”  will become a major part of the live shows as well as for the …

Russia: National Final on New Year’s Eve

Russia announced the first details for their National Final selection process HERE . The Russian broadcaster RTR posted the press release asking singers to apply and become the Russian representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Artists interested have two months to send in their application to Project “Kto” (Who). The show will be held on December …

ESC 2014 in Copenhagen!

The Danish broadcaster DR has just announced that Copenhagen will be the host city of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. The B&W Hallerne at the Refshaleøen was chosen as the venue. The European broadcasting Union and Reference Group have already approved of the broadcaster’s decision. Pernille Gaardbo, Executive Producer of the 2014 contest said: “”We are looking forward to welcoming …

Tijana Dapčević to represent FYR Macedonia

Tijana Dapčević aka Tijana will represent FYR Macedonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Denmark. The decision was once again made internally by the broadcaster. An early announcement like this will give the country the opportunity to start the promotion for the artist early hoping for a good result next year. The 37 year old singer won the “Sunčane skale” …

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