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PreParty Riga Recap

Last weekend, the 6th annual Eurovision PreParty Riga took place, inviting fans and press for a chance to meet and see some of this year’s Eurovision artists perform live on stage in the Crystal Club in Riga. The line-up this year was: Carousel, Latvia’s Eurovision representative this year – Sabīne Žuga, Mārcis Vasiļevskis, Staņislavs Judins …

‘We do everything together’ – Exclusive interview with Zala & Gašper

We managed to snatch an interview with Zala and Gašper and are amazed by their answers. Yesterday Gašper turned 23, making the duo one of the youngest performers in the Eurovision Song Contest this year. They will represent Slovenia with their electro-pop song ‘Sebi’. Can you tell us who are Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl? …

From Iceland with love! Exclusive interview with Hatari

Icelanders were probably the first to call for a boycott of Eurovision after Netta’s victory ‘Toy’ and her political message: ‘Next year in Jerusalem’. Árni Steingrímur Sigurðsson started a petition about this and managed to get 18,000 signatures during May last year. However, despite the popularity of the petition, Skarphéðinn Guðmundsson, program director at RUV, …

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 …