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Is it fair? What of the artists of 2020 now that Eurovision is cancelled?

Just a few hours ago, we got the official news from the European Broadcasting Union that this year’s Eurovision Song Contest is cancelled due to COVID-19. Yes, this is probably the worst nightmare for Eurovision fans. Not having Eurovision 2020. While we appreciate EBU’s decision to put health first, we had hoped and were expecting …

Exclusive interview with GO_A 🇺🇦

Recently we managed to catch up with GO_A, the winner of Vidbir and this year’s representative for Ukraine. They answered questions about themselves, their entry and Eurovision. So, let’s learn what they have to say. Who is GO_A? What does GO_A stand for and how was the group created? Did you know each other before, …

Efendi’s Cleopatra, for Azerbaijan 🇦🇿

Two days ago, Efendi’s song ‘Cleopatra’, the Azerbaijani song for Eurovision 2020, was released. And in just these two days, it has gathered more than half a million views on YouTube! Similar to last year, with the inclusion of mugham in Chingiz’ song, Cleopatra also includes sounds with close cultural ties to Azerbaijan. Three classic …

Ben & Tan wins Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 🇩🇰

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, The Danish national selection, took a somewhat unexpected turn of events before it even started, when the Danish Prime Minister Friday morning made a public announcement that the Danish government strongly recommended that all events with more than a thousand attendees should be cancelled or postponed. Shortly after, DR, the Danish …

Stefania’s song ‘SUPERG!RL’ released! 🇬🇷

ERT and Stefania, the Greek representative for Eurovision 2020, has just released the song ‘SUPERG!RL’ and the associated music video. The only 17-year old Stefania will feel right at home when she takes the stage in Rotterdam in May, as she was born and raised in The Netherlands. SUPERG!RL is written and composed by Dimitris …

Uku Suviste wins Eesti Laul 🇪🇪!

Tonight the final of Eesti Laul 2020 took place in Saku Suurhall in Tallinn, and Estonia selected their representative for Eurovision in Rotterdam. And the lucky winner was Uku Suviste! The evening began with the WAF choir together with the contestants singing “Storm”, last year’s winning song by Victor Crone. Victor himself was not present …

It is official: Samira Efendi for Azerbaijan!

Samira Efendi has been selected to represent Azerbaijan in Rotterdam! Samira is an Azerbaijan pop musician who studied music at the Asaf Zeynally Music College (the Azerbaijani National Conservatory) in Baku. She has previously been in the running for representing Azerbaijan, as she participated in 2014 in Böyük Səhnə (The Big Stage), where she ended …

Ulrikke wins MGP 🇳🇴

Last night Norway had their grand final, and a winner of the 60th anniversary of Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix was crowned. To celebrate that this was the 60th anniversary of Melodi Grand Prix, NRK (the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) went all out, having 5 individual heats, before last night Grand Final, where ten acts performed. Five …

Eesti Laul – Semi Final 2

Tonight was the second semi final of Eesti Laul, and the final six contestants for the final on February 29th was found. Several Eesti Laul veterans were in the lineup tonight, such as Traffic, which Stig Rästa is a founding member of. Stig represented Estonia in Eurovision in 2015, and was the songwriter behind the …

Melodifestivalen Heat 3

The third heat of Melodifestivalen took place tonight, and this time we went to the Norther part of Sweden, to LuleÃ¥. Over the course of the one and a half hour show, we found two more finalists, and two more second change contestants. The fourth and final heat of Melodifestivalen will take place next week. …