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Denmark: Emmelie de Forest releases new single

Emmelie de Forest, the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, is back with new material! Last year in Malmö, she managed to carry off the trophy for her home country Denmark with the song Only Teardrops. In this year’s contest, Emmelie promoted her previous single Rainmaker – it later managed to achieve Gold status. Her new single which was released today is titled Drunk …

Marco Mengoni ‘would do Eurovision again without thinking’

There is great excitement, everything is organized in detail, it is really fun. I would do it without thinking. These are the words of Italy’s 2013 representative Marco Mengoni, who, in an interview with the Spanish publication VIM Magazine suggested that he would do Eurovision once more without a moment’s thought. It’s a world that leaves you in awe, because …

Ireland: Ryan Dolan back with new single

It’s been over a year since Ryan Dolan represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 and it seems he’s been a busy guy since last May. His first single since Eurovision, “Start Again”, was released in February with the lyrics reflecting his coming out as gay since Eurovision, but now Ryan Dolan is set to release the follow up …

Estonian Eurovision Alumni Perform in Pärnu

Rain couldn’t keep them from shining through: Eurovision veterans Koit Toome, Getter Jaani, Ott Lepland and Birgit Õigemeel joined forces last Saturday, June 21, at the Pärnu Summer Concert. The concert did not only herald the coming of (a rather rainy) summer, but also commemorated the 10th anniversary of both Estonia’s accession to the European Union and their membership in …

My volunteer experience

As it is once again time to apply as volunteer for Eurovision in Copenhagen, I thought I could write about my experience of being a volunteer in Malmö 2013, hoping to inspire you to apply for this year’s event or any other in the future. At the start of 2013 I was persuaded by friends to apply as a volunteer …

Sweden: Eurovision 2013 behind the scenes

Butterfly effect The city of Malmö recently released a new video covering the butterfly effect of Eurovision Song contest being held in the city.  The video is featuring everything from the opening ceremony to Eurovision fans dancing in the street of Malmö. The Eurovision Song Contest had a big impact on the city and the people in Malmö, Europe literally …

Eurovision Voting: How Do Televoters Decide?

Since Eurovision is a competition, it’s safe to assume the point is to win.  Accordingly, it’s important to consider what makes a winning song and that, of course, depends on the televote and jury vote.  So my question is: what motivates peoples’ votes?  There’s so much talk about Eurovision being biased and political but there doesn’t seem to be much …

Malta Wins Junior Eurovision 2013

In a suspenseful photo finish, Gaia Cauchi of Malta took the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013 trophy tonight with her power ballad “The Start”. This is Malta’s first win in Junior Eurovision, coming after a two-year break from the contest. Malta finished the contest with 130 points, just 9 ahead from runner-up Ukraine with Sofia Tarasova’s “We Are One”. Coming …

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