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Pave Maijanen (Finland 1992) dies aged 70

Experienced Finnish musician and performer Pave Maijanen, who represented his homeland in Eurovision 1992 in Malmö with “Yamma, yamma”, has died at the age of 70. Maijanen performed solo and had a well-respected career, as well as being known for performing in various bands throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including Mielikummitus, The Royals, Rock’n’roll Band, Pepe & Paradise, Dingo and …

Finland: Listen to OSKR’s & Teflon Brothers x Pandora’s songs for UMK 2021

Last Wednesday, Finnish broadcaster YLE announced the 7 hopefuls who are in the running to fly the Finnish flag in Rotterdam. To keep the hype alive among the Eurovision fans, the broadcaster decided to release the songs on a daily base. You can expect a new song from the national final every weekday around 23:00 CET. Without further ado, let …

Artists and song titles announced for UMK 2021

As we reported yesterday, images from the 2021 UMK line-up were leaked onto Twitter and Facebook that looked legitimate in nature. And it would appear the leaks were correct in nature! It appears someone gained access to the official announcement video prior to launch, but that didn’t stop YLE from breaking the news online themselves. The YLE announcement confirms that …

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UMK 2021 Artists potentially leaked online?

Warning – this post contains speculation, rumors, and potential spoilers for tomorrow’s announcement of UMK finalists. If you do not wish to accidentally spoil the suprise, make sure to click off now! This post will not be considered factual until the press release tomorrow afternoon – so take everything with a grain of salt. In October of 2020 YLE announced …

Remembering the Eurovision stars we lost in 2020 – Part One

As 2020 comes to a close, we remember and honor Eurovision stars, writers, and producers who passed away this year. Stars whose participation and performances provided so much joy to Eurovision fans at the contest and beyond. Due to the large amount of Eurovision notables who passed away this year, we had to split this article into two parts. Part …

Eurovision round-up: Cruise ships, cancelled songs and Gagauz rumours

Been busy over the festive period? We hear #YOU. It’s tough to keep up on all of the little news bits, rumours and updates in the Eurovision world, so we’ve been across the Eurovision community to put all of the recent smaller updates together for #YOU! Finland’s YLE has confirmed that the participants of this year’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu will …

Eurovision 2021 News Round-up: News from Ireland, Finland, Italy, Iceland, Serbia, and Australia!

Earlier this week we reported on the latest news from other countries, and since that article we’ve gotten another round of updates as we move into the 2021 season! This time we have updates from numerous countries around Europe and Australia and for convenience we’ve gathered them all together in one place. Sanremo 2021 artists revealed by RAI The Italian …

2020 trio speak out over chances for next year’s contest

Three of the Eurovision 2020 artists have revealed their position going into next year’s contest, with some dissapointing news for fans hoping to see as many returning artists as possible in Rotterdam next year. Croatia’s Damir Kedžo and Finland’s Aksel Kankaanranta have both confirmed in interviews in their home countries that they have not submitted entries to Dora and UMK, …

Lordi to perform online concert on 14th Anniversary of Eurovision Victory

Eurovision 2006 winners Lordi will be performing an online concert livestream on May 20, 2020, the 14th anniversary of their victory. Titled “Scarctic Circle Gathering,” the three hour event will feature fan requested songs and the band’s greatest hits. Please head over to our website https://t.co/EykoptagZM for more information about #ScarcticCircleGatheringLiveStream #ScreamStream pic.twitter.com/lX5wyt59bX — Lordi (@LORDIOFFICIAL) April 9, 2020 Tickets …

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