Category: National artist

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 …

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 …

Freedom Jazz refuses offer…

The drama continues in the Ukrainian selection, as yesterday MARUV officially informed her fans that the agreement between the Ukrainian channel and her could not reach, thus, it was decided to make negotiations with other artists from Vidbir. Earlier today, jury favorite Freedom Jazz posted a message to their fans through their official Facebook page. …

MARUV not confirmed!

On Saturday, MARUV was crowned the winner of the Ukrainian selection show Vidbir, but so far no contract between MARUV and the Ukrainian broadcaster has been signed, and at the moment it seems unlikely it will be signed as Zurab Alasania, the CEO of UA:PBC, in a Facebook post stated that tomorrow morning negotiations with …

French televoters crowned Bilal Hassani

On 26 January, France held ‘Destination Eurovision’ and the final voting raised tensions among the fans. Destination Eurovision is the French National Selection, which consists of the two semi-finals and a final. There were 9 songs in each semi-final, and a voting based on 50% international jury and 50% televotes decided who moved forward to …

Spanish Carnival is back… with Miki and his ‘La Venda’!

For the second year in a row, Spain chose their candidate through the program called ‘Operación Triunfo’, after a scandal took place in the Spanish selection in 2017. When there was a tie between Manel and fan favorite Mirela, the jury favored Manel over Mirela’s upbeat song, putting the beautiful latina in the last place …