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Belgium, Bulgaria and Portugal among betting favourites

In a stark contrast to recent years, and certainly a far cry from the early days of two semi-finals and the ongoing debate over the myth of political voting, some surprising countries have put themselves in and amongst the favourites to win the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017. Italy still remain the clear favourites with Francesco Gabbani’s “Occidentali’s Karma”, which …

Yulia Samoilova from Russia: ”I don’t feel fear at all, I am going to the Song Contest”

The Russian hopeful for Eurovision 2017 – Yulia Samoilova has spoken with RealnoeVremya (Russian newspaper magazin) and talked about her Eurovision appearance, potential fears of going to Kiev, discrimination because of disability and as well as about ‘evil tongues’, who accused Russia of playing the sympathy card. Before we start The internal competitive selection of artists and songs to participate in the Eurovision 2017 finished …

Armenia: Why are we waiting?

Fans of Eurovision love this time of year in particular; all of the newly released Eurovision entries are on repeat, ringing solidly in the ears of thousands of people across the continent and avid fans have continued to fine tune their rankings for the 43 songs of the year. But there’s a problem! Despite the official deadline for entry submissions …

Ukraine: Euroclub venue announced

Ukraine’s national broadcaster UA:PBC has confirmed that the CEK Parkovy (КВЦ Парковый) building in the west side of Kiev will play host to 2017’s Euroclub, the annual venue for events and parties surrounding Eurovision! The exhibition centre will house two floors of Eurovision fans, press, accredited media and artists and their delegations, with lots of performances and events set to …

Sweden: Melodifestivalen voting results in full

For a country whose population sits just shy of 10 million, it’s always impressive seeing just how much support the annual Melodifestivalen competition recieves. This year has been no different, with SVT revealing that over 13.5 million votes were cast in the contest’s grand final on Saturday – at least one vote per Swede! The full voting results of course …

Bulgaria: Kristian Kostov sings “Beautiful Mess” in Kiev

Bulgaria today became the last nation of this year’s contest to reveal their participant, and have gone for youth over experience in this case. Kristian Kostov, just a few days shy of his 17th birthday, will represent his country with the smooth contemporary ballad “Beautiful Mess”! With elements of trap and electronic music, Bulgaria’s ballad has elements unheard of in …

Ukraine will perform 22nd in the final

Today saw the official deadline for artist and song submissions take place, with the heads of delegation meeting taking place earlier today. Despite rumours and potential late withdrawals, all 43 countries registered to enter Eurovision 2017 have submitted their entry to the EBU. Armenia will be the last nation to publicly reveal their song, with Artsvik’s “Fly With Me” released …

Julia Samoilova to represent Russia!

She won’t let us indifferent. Russia One has just annouced that girl in wheelchairs – Julia Samoilova will fly Russian flag in Kiev. Song is titled ‘Flame is burning’ Julia is 28-years old musician, who was born and raised as normal and developed child. But following health problems she lost a function of her legs when doctors suggested she might die within …

San Marino: Valentina and Jimmie Wilson to Kiev!

Moments ago the Sammarinese broadcaster revealed their song for Kiev. Valentina Monetta will take part in Eurovision for the fourth time! This time she will be joined by Jimmy Wilson. The song “Spirit of the Night” was written by Ralph Siegel, Steven Barnacle and Jutta Staudenmayer. It is a disco tune which will bring Kiev alive! This will be the eighth entry …

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