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Latvia: Laura Rizzotto "I hope “Funny Girl” inspires people to be brave and embrace vulnerability"

Laura Rizzotto’s unique background would certainly make her an interesting choice for a Eurovision hosted in Portugal, but can the young Latvian-Brazilian win Supernova in 2018? We got to speak to her ahead of this weekend’s semi-final! Hello, Laura! First of all thank you for your time talking to us. How are you? Can you introduce yourself? What can you …

Finland: Saara Aalto releases "Domino"

Saara Aalto certainly caused quite a stir with her first UMK candidate song “Monsters”, which was released last week. The uptempo pop banger can be seen high up the ranking of many Eurovision fans on YouTube when it comes to the potential songs for this year’s competition and the hype has lifted Finland to an unexpected position atop the betting …

Estonia: Ott Evestus "The song is a quick look over the world we have made for ourselves"

Eesti Laul has over the years become known for the unusual, exotic or alternative acts and they don’t come much more unique than Evestus! The industrial rock band from Tallinn have decided that now is the time to attempt a Eurovision participation! We spoke to the lead singer Ott Evestus about his participation, the negative circumstances that provoked writing the …

Slovenia: Ina Shai "I just love the adrenaline!"

Last year she took to the EMA stage with her beautiful ballad “Color Me” and this year she is back with “V Nebo”, and there is also an English version prepared; “Glow”. Even while being so busy living between London and Ljubljana, she manages to write and publish her own music and even win some awards along the way. It’s time …

Slovenia: Gregor Ravnik "I am honored to perform at EMA"

He is a student of Dentistry at the Medical faculty of Ljubljana and also a student of singing at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. He participated in the popular festival Melodija Morja in Sonca where he won the prize of the professional jury. He is coming to EMA with the song Zdaj je čas (Now’s the time). Gregor thinks of himself as a …

Sweden: Melodifestivalen Semi-Final 3 lyrics, song details released

The third semi-final from the popular Swedish national selection Melodifestivalen will continue this Saturday. Ahead of the competition, SVT has released some details about the entries which will participate next Saturday, which #YOU can find below! Martin Almgren – A bitter lullaby  The 2015 Idol winner will open the night.  A very light backdrop together with a lighting wall is expected on stage. According …

Serbia: Lord "I am Batman"

Vladimir Preradović, also known as Lord, is one of the seventeen acts that will participate in the upcoming Beovizija, the Serbian national selection, with the song Samo nek se okreće (Let it spin). For a long time he has been working as a music producer and besides writing his entry, he is preparing his debut album. We got the chance to speak …

Israel: Netta Barzilai wins HaKokhav HaBa!

After months and months of auditions, preparation, elimination shows, duels and performances, we finally have our name for Israel in 2018! Netta Barzilai has just been crowned as the winner of HaKokhav HaBa! The performer wowed audiences and the judges in The Next Star with her unique uses of sampling, beatbox and live looping of her voice, although it is …

Slovenia: KiNG FOO "In the beginning there was silence"

As they said last year, they are one intergalactic band with mysteriously empathic souls. They are unique, crazy, positive and with their singer, we could say that they are one of the best bands Slovenia has ever seen! This year, KiNG FOO is back at EMA with the song Žive sanje (Dreams alive), so we took the opportunity to have …

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