EUROVISION IN CONCERT 2017 – Check what happened last night!
It was that time of the year again when Eurovision artists from all four corners of Europe arrived in the Dutch capital for the annual Eurovision in Concert festival which took place on April 8th 2017. This year a record of 34 acts performed at the ninth edition of the concert with the last two acts – Dihaj and Brendan Murray – being announced this week.
The event was hosted by Dutch Eurovision commentator, Cornald Maas, and legendary Icelandic singer Selma – who represented Iceland twice in the contest in 1999 and 2005 respectively. Starting at 19:00 Central European Time, the concert was held once again in the famous Melkweg which has played host to numerous events as well as previous Eurovision in Concert editions in the past. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Blanche from Belgium, who was scheduled to perform at the event, had to cancel a couple of hours before doors at the Melkweg opened
This year’s participants were:
Albania – Lindita – World
Armenia – Artsvik – Fly With Me
Austria – Nathan Trent – Running On Air
Azerbaijan – Dihaj - Skeletons
Belarus – Naviband – Story Of My Life
Bulgaria – Kristian Kostov – Beautiful Mess
Cyprus – Hovig – Gravity
Czech Republic – Martina Bárta – My Turn
Denmark – Anja – Where I Am
Finland – Norma John – Blackbird
France – Alma – Requiem
Georgia – Tamara Gachechiladze – Keep The Faith
Germany – Levina – Perfect Life
Hungary – Joci Pápai – Origo
Ireland – Brendan Murray – Dying To Try
Israel – IMRI – I Feel Alive
Italy – Francesco Gabbani – Occidentali’s Karma
Lithuania – Fusedmarc – Rain Of Revolution
Macedonia – Jana Burčeska – Dance Alone
Malta – Claudia Faniello – Breathlessly
Moldova – Sunstroke Project – Hey Mamma
Montenegro – Slavko – Space
The Netherlands – OG3NE – Lights And Shadows
Norway – Jowst – Grab The Moment
Poland – Kasia Moś – Flashlight
Romania – Ilinca & Alex – Yodel It!
San Marino – Valentina Monetta & Jimmie Wilson – Spirit Of The Night
Serbia – Tijana Bogićević – In Too Deep
Slovenia – Omar Naber – On My Way
Spain – Manel Navarro – Do It For Your Lover
Sweden – Robin Bengtsson – I Can’t Go On
Switzerland – Timebelle – Apollo
Ukraine – O. Torvald – Time
United Kingdom – Lucie Jones – Never Give Up On You
Continuing with tradition, a small after party took place after the concert concluded where six of the 34 acts making an appearance for even more singing as well as a meet and greet session. The acts that were confirmed for the after party were Kasia Moś, Nathan Trent, Timebelle, Manel Navarro, Tamara Gachechiladze and Robin Bengtsson.
With only a few more weeks until the contest begins, the pressure is on for all the acts to nail their preparations and performances. Who is your favourite so far and who do you think had the best performance at the concert? Let us know in the comments below!