Month: March 2019

KEiiNO ‘shows us the light’ in an exclusive interview

This year, 10 acts were fighting for the rights to represent Norway at Eurovision and it is KEiiNO who will carry the name of Norway to Tel Aviv. The trio consist of Tom Hugo, Fred Buljo, who represents the Norwegian Sami people, as well as Alexandra Rotan, who previously has competed in Melodi Grand Prix, …

Baltics offer us pop, jazz and … ethno rock? A quick review!

The Baltic countries always surprise us with their different tastes. This year is yet another where whichever genre you want, you will find it from Baltic countries. As a neighboring country to Lithuania, and also a Baltic Sea region state, Poland is included in this review. The other Baltic Sea states, Germany, Scandinavia and Finland, …

Exclusive interview with ‘Proud’ singer Tamara Todevska

At the end of January, North Macedonia announced that Tamara Todevska would represent the country, and her song was finally released on 8th of March – on International Women Day. ‘Proud’ is a strong ballad with a great message to everyone empowering them: 🎵 Tell them, raise your voice and say it loudlyShow them what …

Let’s CELEBRATE MGP’s 60th anniversary together!

In 2020 Norway will celebrate Melodi Grand Prix’s 60th anniversary, and today the Norwegian broadcaster, NRK, announced that the Melodi Grand Prix show will be bigger than ever. Five semi-finals and a grand finale – a full six Saturdays. The MGP shows will be broadcast directly from Oslo, but with a great focus on artists …

Michela Pace: Small island, big hopes

Since their debut in the Eurovision Song Contest, Malta has participated more than 30 times. Malta is one of the few countries, with such a long participation history, yet have never won the competition. Even though Malta is one of the smallest island states of Europe, they have proven that size doesn’t matter when it …

What is on the Caucasus menu… A quick review!

It is another great year where fans from all over the world discuss who will be the winner of Eurovision. Yesterday the last three songs for this year’s Eurovision, the songs from Israel, Malta and Armenia, were released, so we finally have a full lineup. The political drama of Eurovision has also already started, with …

Exclusive interview with Jonida Maliqi

Yesterday, the Albanian representative Jonida Maliqi released the official video of her song ‘Ktheju tokës’, which translates to ‘Return to the Land’. We managed to get a special interview with the amazing artist behind this beautiful voice last month, where she gave us some information about herself and her song for Tel Aviv. This was …

Azerbaijan released teaser

Early February, the Head of Delegation of Azerbaijan, Husniye Maharramova told us that they had narrowed it down to four artists, and one of the four candidates would represent the country in the grandiose show. The four artists selected were Chingiz Mustafayev, Samira Efendi, Tofig Hajiyev and Laman Dadashova. In particular two of those artists …

Interview with ANNA MARIA, Vidbir 2019

In the backstage of the Vidbir finale, we sat down with Anna Maria to talk a bit about themselves, their song, and what was happening on stage. All this was before Ukraine decided to withdraw from this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, following the critique the broadcaster got for the jury’s questions on stage as well …