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Israel Calling 2017: ten things you should know about Tel Aviv

Israel Calling 2017: ten things you should know about Tel Aviv

ISRAEL – With 27 confirmed acts so far, Tel Aviv is going to welcome media and delegations next Monday for the 2nd edition of the successful and luxurious Israel Calling party, with a schedule of event which already seems more than amazing and glamorous. You have still time to catch up and fly to Tel […]

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The ten favourite songs by music experts in Paris Match

The ten favourite songs by music experts in Paris Match

FRANCE – One of the leading and most reliable weekly magazine in France, Paris Match, has decided to dedicate a whole article to this year’s contest on its website. Music experts from the publication took time to listen to the 43 entries and have selected their 10 favourites candidates to win the trophy on May […]

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Sweden 2017: “I will definitely start my performance backstage” says Robin

Sweden 2017: “I will definitely start my performance backstage” says Robin

SWEDEN – In a recent interview to ESCPEDIA.info, Swedish representative Robin Bengtsson cleared some things about his performance and jokes. Justin Timberlake did during Academy Awards something similar that you did for your “I can’t go on” performance, starting in the backstage. Did you see his performance? If you did, what did you think about […]

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EBU: any sanctions to Ukraine after Eurovision 2017

EBU: any sanctions to Ukraine after Eurovision 2017

SWITZERLAND – Following the statement of Ingrid Deltenre in Swiss press that Ukraine may face ban from the Eurovision Song Contest temporarily due to the issue of Yulia’s participation in the event, EBU’s Dave Goodman cleared things up saying that the discussion of the issue will take place at the Reference Group meeting after the […]

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Bulgaria the third country openly criticising Kyiv after Denmark and San Marino

Bulgaria the third country openly criticising Kyiv after Denmark and San Marino

BULGARIA – The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest is overly politicized, Bulgaria’s representative Kristian Kostov said in an interview with TASS. Kostov, who was one of the finalists of the Russian The Voice Kids TV show, added that the situation surrounding Russian contestant Yulia Samoilova was “terrible and unfair.” “I don’t like to discuss political issues […]

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Eurovision in Concert 2017: 33 acts confirmed for Amsterdam

Eurovision in Concert 2017: 33 acts confirmed for Amsterdam

THE NETHERLANDS – No less than 33 Eurovision hopefuls will hit the road to Amsterdam on Saturday, April 8 to take part in Eurovision in Concert 2017, exceeding last year’s record of 26 participating acts. Approximately 200 journalists from all over Europe will attend the afternoon press program. The artists will be welcomed in Amsterdam […]

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EBU will ban Ukraine from Eurovision if Russian crisis continues

EBU will ban Ukraine from Eurovision if Russian crisis continues

SWITZERLAND – Blich.ch reports today that EBU has had enough of the nonsense between Russia and Ukraine in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest finally! Although EBU officially states that there is no official letter to them saying that Yulia Samoilova is not welcomed in Ukraine next May, we all know that Ukrainians have decided to […]

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Austria 2017: Nathan Trent storms Europe with promo tour

Austria 2017: Nathan Trent storms Europe with promo tour

AUSTRIA – As a great warmup for the Eurovision Song Contest in May, several countries will host their traditional preview party where Nathan is going to perform his song „Running On Air” in the various capitals. First stop is London: On Sunday,April 2nd, Nathan will perform live at the „Café de Paris“ together with other […]

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Belarusian participants under Ukrainian choreographer’s directions

Belarusian participants under Ukrainian choreographer’s directions

BELARUS – The Belarussian entrants this year are working hard on their preparation for Eurovision. Band NAVI has decided to ask Tatyana Ostroverkh to be in charge of the staging of their entry “Historyja Majho Žyccia”. The Ukrainian choreographer is no stranger to Eurovision since she was already involved with previous performances including the 2013 […]

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Get your pop corn: Eurovision is coming to town!

Get your pop corn: Eurovision is coming to town!

FRANCE – Eurovision fever is definitely spreading all over the « Hexagone » this year. While this year’s French entry is highly promoted on French media and the interest in the contest has been growing bigger and bigger since Amir’s participation (and good result) last year, it seems that the contest is taken to another […]

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Russian / EBU relations once again in tension

Russian / EBU relations once again in tension

RUSSIA – In a recent interview Eurovision Reference Group Chairman Dr. Frank-Dieter Freiling discussed several issues about the Eurovision Song Contest such as the BIG 5 system, the participation of Australia and potential international entries and of course the issue with Yulia Samoilova as oikotimes.com reported earlier today. In that interview Mr Freiling said that […]

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Israel Calling 2017: 21 acts confirmed so far

Israel Calling 2017: 21 acts confirmed so far

ISRAEL – On Monday the 2nd edition of Israel Calling will take place in the ultimate exotic city of the Mediterranean, Tel Aviv. Once again the organisers are preparing a huge event with more activities and plus one more day of events, kicking off on Monday April 3rd up to April 6th. 21 acts have […]

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Eurovision 2017 Red Carpet and Opening Ceremony details

Eurovision 2017 Red Carpet and Opening Ceremony details

UKRAINE – Ukrainian national broadcaster, UA:PBC revealed information about the Red Carpet and the Opening Ceremony which will take place on May 7th at Mariyinsky Palace in Kyiv. There will be a record breaking Red Carpet of 265 meters where the media and fans will enjoy the catwalk of the Eurovision stars. The entire procedure […]

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Severina releases a video of her new song ‘Otrove’

Severina releases a video of her new song ‘Otrove’

CROATIA – As she announced, today at noon on her Facebook page, Severina released a video of her new song ‘Otrove’ – the second single from the upcoming album. Song, described as a big club hit by Severina’s associates, that can stand side by side with the world production, was written by a songwriter Jala […]

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Russian based artists in support for Yulia Samoilova

Russian based artists in support for Yulia Samoilova

RUSSIA – Russian based artists have started flashmob performing Flame is Burning in support of Yulia Samoylova. The line up includes former Eurovision entrants Dmitry Koldun © http://www.koldun.name and Arsenium as well as Oleg Gazmanov, Olga Orlova, Valeriya, Margarita Pozoyan, Anna Shulgina, Anastasiya Kraynova, Lyudmila Sokolova and Yaroslava Dyagtyarova. (source: LIFE.ru / translation: esckaz.com)

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