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The Netherlands: Ayana releases her Junior Songfestival entry “Mata Sugu Aō Ne”

Alright Junior Eurovision fans! It’s finally here, just a month after Måneskin won the Eurovision Song Contest, we got the first song that’s in the race to get a ticket to compete at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Paris! The national finals are already in full swing in The Netherlands and every wednesday we get a new song of …

Nightwish and Johanna Kurkela side project Auri drops new single “Pearl Diving”

Tuomas Holopainen and Johanna Kurkela, the royal couple of the Finnish rock and metal scenes, have dropped the first single from their joint progressive folk band Auri’s second album. Auri, which features Nightwish’s main composer and keyboardist Holopainen and multi-instrumentalist Troy Donockley, as well as folk singer and Holopainen’s wife Kurkela, has been a successful progressive folk group since their …

Junior Eurovision: Dino Jelusick disbands Animal Drive

On a post on both his Instagram and Facebook accounts, Croatia’s Junior Eurovision 2003 winner Dino Jelusick announced that his hard rock project Animal Drive has been ended. “With great regret we have to inform you that band Animal Drive no longer exists,” wrote Jelusick. Jelusick continued, “A few unpleasant and unforeseen circumstances, such as the multiple unduly postponement of …

Hooverphonic announce European tour in late 2021

Hooverphonic, who represented Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021, have announced a European tour in late 2021. This will be Hooverphonic’s first European tour since the return of singer Geike Arnaert to the band and Hooverphonic will be promoting their 11th studio album, Hidden Stories, during the concerts. So far, the tour has 18 dates, and Hooverphonic will …

Måneskin to livestream TikTok concert TODAY after joining the app by popular demand

Eurovision 2021 winners Måneskin have joined popular social media app TikTok, following a concerted campaign by fans asking them to do so. In the past few weeks, the hashtag #VogliamoIManeskin, meaning we want Måneskin in Italian, has been trending on TikTok. The hashtag totalled almost 64 million views, with fans decrying Måneskin’s absence on the app. In response, Måneskin have …

The Netherlands: The 4 acts for Junior Songfestival have been revealed

After several audition rounds the last few weeks, the final 4 acts that will compete in the Dutch national final Junior Songfestival have been announced in their latest YouTube Video! The winner will be representing The Netherlands at Junior Eurovision 2021 in Paris. Last week they already announced the 10 finalists. Today, girl group Unity, who represented The Netherlands last …

Barbara Pravi: “If Italy had been disqualified, I would never have accepted first place”

Barbara Pravi, the French representative who came second in this year’s Eurovision, has responded to the controversy surrounding false allegations of Måneskin using drugs. Following a video circulating on social media of singer Damiano David from Måneskin leaning over a table during the Eurovision 2021 Grand Final, it was alleged that he was using drugs. However, David voluntarily took a …

Spain: Sweeping changes affecting Eurovision participation continue!

Last week, Spanish broadcaster Radiotelevisión Española’s (RTVE) new Executive President José Manuel Pérez Tornero promised a continued shake-up at the broadcaster and laid down a marker that thrilled many Eurovision fans: “We are going to take Eurovision very seriously,” he announced in a press conference. “We are the only Spanish public television that belongs to the EBU, we are interested …

Germany begin their search for Junior Eurovision 2021

Now that the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam is over, it’s time to find us a new champion for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Portugal already announced in April that Simão Oliveira will represent the country on the 19th of December in Paris. Now Germany has started their search for a representative with Jendrik encouraging young people to apply! …

“Writing new (hot) stuff” – Måneskin hit the studio

Italian Eurovision champions Måneskin have teased new material on the horizon for the first time since their Rotterdam victory, posting this evening that they were spending time in the studio and working on recording sessions.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Måneskin (@maneskinofficial) After taking a well-earned break from the media frenzy surrounding their Eurovision …

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