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Podcast: Good news for Albania, sad news for Russia

Get ready for another episode of our Podcast, the last one of 2016.   Today’s topics include: Russian army choir – Eurovision 2009 interval act – loses 64 members in plane crash tragedy. Albania chooses Lindita and her song “Botë”. Armenia selects Artsvik for Eurovision after marathon national selection. Eurovision in Concert tickets will go on sale very soon. Our …

Russia: Alexandrov Ensemble involved in plane crash

Some sad news emerging from Russia this morning, as it has been confirmed that 64 members of the Alexandrov Ensemble, well known in many countries as part of the Red Army Choir, have died in a military plane crash in the Black Sea. The ensemble formed part of the memorable interval act of Eurovision 2009, which was hosted in Moscow, …

Sverre Kjelsberg dies aged 69

Sverre Kjelsberg (left), one half of the duo which represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 1980, has died at the age of 69 from a currently unknown cause of death, having previously recovered from cancer. Kjelsberg sang the Norwegian 1980 entry “Sámiid Ædnan”, a song about the Sami population of Norway, alongside Mattis Hætta where the duo finished 16th …

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