Iceland | Hatari Are Back! Mun Sigra Will Prevail!
We are on day five of the rehearsals where fifteen countries will sing today, in a bit to update their performances, and fine tune how they will be portrayed on screen. The countries that will be rehearsing today will only have twenty minutes today, as opposed to the forty that they have been accustomed too. Next up this afternoon was Hatari with, "Mun Sigra". Hatari consists of vocalists Klemens Nikulásson Hannigan and Matthías Tryggvi Haraldsson, and producer and drummer
Israel | Netta: 'I Never Ever Want To Compete Again'
Earlier this year, Netta secured Israel's fourth victory at the Eurovision Song Contest with her song 'Toy' after it received a total of 529 points despite splitting audiences. Six months on and speaking exclusively with Gay Star News Netta has confirmed that she will "never, ever, ever" return to the international song competition. Speaking to the media outlet, when asked if she would ever make a bid to return to the contest similarly to Dana International, Lena, Alexander R
Greece | Yianna Terzi Hits Back at Bullies with 'Karma'
Yianna Terzi represented Greece earlier this year at Eurovision 2018 with her song 'Oniro Mou' and despite making an impact with the depth of the meaning and journey of her song she failed to qualify to the final - placing 14th place with 81 points in arguably one of the strongest Semi Finals ever. However that definitely was not the end of the line for the Greek songstress who is now back stronger than ever with new single 'Karma', a beautiful track penned as an anti-bullyin
Russia | Eurovision Preparations To Begin After The New Year
According to reports from esckaz, the broadcaster responsible for Russia's participation in 2019 will begin after the new year. VGTRK who is responsible for next year's representative will begin to look at possible artists after the New Year's programming. VGTRK have informed esckaz, that their preparations will begin in the next few months, in a bit to find a successor for Julia Samoylova, and find an artist who will hopefully qualify for the grand final in Tel Aviv next Ma
Italy | RAI Release The Names Of The 69 Artists That Will Participate In Sanremo Giovani Auditions.
In the last couple of days, the national broadcaster for Italy, RAI, have released the names of the artists that will be taking part in the auditions round of Sanremo Giovani, that will be held on the 12th November 2018. Of an initial 677 entries that were submitted to the braodcaster, they have shortened them down to a final 69. After the audition process takes place, this will be cut down to a further 24. The names of the 24 finalists will then be revealed on November 27t
Montenegro | Song submissions launched for Eurovision 2019
The Montenegrin broadcaster RTCG have today begun their search for the song that will represent them at The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv. All interested singers and songwriters have 30 days from today to submit their entries to the broadcaster. Once all of the songs have been submitted, a panel of juries at RTCG will listen to all the songs anonymously, without knowing who the composer or singer of the song is. For all of the songs that make it past this first rou
Cyprus | Eleni Foureira Is Back With Her Amazing New Song Tómame
She is the artist that has set Europe on fire all summer, and showed she had "Fuego". Now the amazing Eleni Foureira is back with her brand new song, and official video "Tómame (Take Me)". It's the one that her adoring fans have been waiting eagerly for, and it certainly does not disappoint. Eleni is as sassy, and sexy as ever, and the new song will certainly liven up the long, dull winter nights. The song is ready for the dance floor, and will have you shaking your booty
Italy wins OGAE Second Chance Contest 2018!
Tonight the results show for OGAE's long running Eurovision Second Chance contest were streamed after being recorded last week in Eskilstuna, Sweden by OGAE Sweden. Having been organised every year since 1987, the OGAE Second Chance contest is an annual contest which see's songs that didn't win their National Finals in their very own Eurovision Song Contest. The OGAE club from each country that hosted a National Final earlier that year chooses one reject to compete for their
Israel | Netta Announces New European Tour. Is She Coming To A City Near You?
In May Netta proved she was no man's "Toy", and convincingly won the Eurovision Song Contest, re-capturing that crown for Israel 20 years after Dana International last wore it. Now the amazing singer has revealed that she is following in the foot steps of Eleni Foureira (Cyprus), and Saara Aalto (Finland) by performing on tour in Europe. Is your city one of the places she will be visiting? Eurovision's new star will be taking to six cities in November to reprise her winning
Which Eurovision acts have been nominated for MTV EMA Awards?
Last year, Eurovision acts from across Europe were nominated for the regional MTV EMA Awards with a few even going on to winning. French 2016 representative Amir won 'Best French Act', Belgian 2015 representative Loïc Nottet won 'Best Belgian Act' and Ermal Meta who represented Italy earlier this year won 'Best Italian Act'. This year has seen more Eurovision alumni be nominated for the different regional categories - so let's find out who they are! Swedish singer Benjamin In