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Viktoria Petryk for Ukraine?

A well known Ukrainian singer has launched her bid to become the Ukrainian representative at Eurovision 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. Viktoria Petryk has released a song called Overload which has been composed by Swedish duo Ylva and Linda Persson. Viktoria will be taking part in the Odessa audition round on Saturday 12th December. Petryk is no stranger to competing at such a …

Have Serbia and Croatia chosen their representatives?

  Yesterday the official list of participants was published and just like in 2008. and 2011, we have 43 countries running for the trophy. Among them are Serbia and Croatia, who last participated in 2013. Today Serbian press reported that Jelena Karleuša will most likely be internally chosen to represent the country. She was also called last year by RTS …

Is Bosnia&Herzegovina country #41?

With the statement from Bulgarian HoD that BNT has not applied to participated in Stockholm and Jan Ola Sand’s report that there are currently 41 countries running in next years contest the questions started to rise again. Yesterday, one of the best newspaper in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Dnevni Avaz, reported that the saga about countires’ participation still hasn’t came to …

Unhappy Germany: Petition against Xavier Naidoo’s participation

  As previously reported, Xavier Naidoo was selected internally to represent Germany at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden. It’s been less than 24 hours since the announcement was made and the Internet is already going crazy over this for different reasons. As it turns out, there seems to be a good amount of discontent with the decision. …

Sweden: Aftonbladet Announce 3 Acts for Melodifestivalen

Rumour after rumour every year regarding the participants for Melodifestivalen, but, Aftonbladet tends to be a reliable source of information whenever MF is concerned. Today, Aftonbladet have announced three big names who will be participating in Melodifestivalen 2016, these three names they have revealed have all participated before, including one name who said she would not return to Melodifestivalen! Ace …

Dotan for the Netherlands?

The rumour mill for 2016 has kicked off not long after the new season was ushered in on September 1st, and now we have our first rumoured artist for the contest in Stockholm. It appears that indie-folk singer-songwriter Dotan has been signalled by Dutch press as the chosen artist for the Netherlands, with an official announcement of a singer expected …

Jade Ewen files for bankruptcy

Jade Ewen, who represented the United Kingdom at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, had to declare bankruptcy. The talented singer joined the popular band Sugababes shortly after her Eurovision participation. When the band went on an indefinite hiatus in 2012, Ewen allegedly was already running into Financial difficulties then. According to the Daily Mail“, she owes thousands of …

Blue dropped by label after poor album sales

Blue, the United Kingdom’s representatives in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, have been dropped by Sony after poor sales for their latest album Colours. The band confirmed they will carry on despite being dropped stating “we still love doing what we do” and confirming plans to tour Asia and Europe. It’s hard to believe but after fourteen years, five studio …

Andreas Kümmert (Germany) causing controversy on Facebook

  Andreas Kümmert is (in)famous for winning the German National Final, just to give his title to Runner-Up Ann Sophie. This caused a big uproar among fans who felt they voted for their favorite for nothing. And not only that, voting isn’t free and Andreas’ supporters felt that their hard-earned money was wasted. Previously, the singer has been vocal on …

Austrian broadcaster discusses Politics in Eurovision

During the ORF- Dialog Forum on Tuesday, a panel of experts discussed Eurovision and whether or not the popular contest has a political bias. German Author Irving Wolther said that political messages are usually not allowed but that history has proven on multiple occasions, that this hasn’t been the case. He pointed out that the concept of countries judging other …

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