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Albania: First Semifinal Takes Place

The first 11 artists vying to represent Albania through longstanding music festival Festivali i Këngës performed this evening. After tomorrow evening, when the other 11 acts perform, a small cut will take place for Saturday’s final, which will determine Albania’s entrant at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. A wide variety of genres and tempos were on offer, from Bojken Lako’s …

Albania: Lorela “It is a huge honour”

The first national final of the 2018 national final season will start with it’s first semi-final in 2 days time. The 56th edition of the Festival i Kenges. Today we had time to talk to one of the participants in this year’s competition, Lorela. Hello Lorela First of all How are you? Can you introduce yourself? What can you tell us …

Albania: Orgesa Zaimi “I will think about an English version”

The first national final of the 2018 national final season will start with it’s first semi-final on Thursday. The 56th edition of the Festival i Kenges. Today we had time to talk to one of the participants in this year’s competition, Orgesa Zaimi. Hello Orgesa First of all How are you? Can you introduce yourself? Hello I am great thanks. My name …

Albania: Festivali i Këngës set for December 23rd

We can hardly believe it either, but it seems that the national final season will be well and truly in full swing in two months time! Albania, traditionally one of the first countries to select their entries for Eurovision, will not break with that tradition for 2018. Festivali i Këngës, the long-standing singing competition in the Balkan country, will once …

TONIGHT: Eurovision 2017 Semi-Final 1

Panic stations everyone – it’s finally that time of the year! Tonight is officially the first live show of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 live from the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine! 18 countries will perform live on television across Europe and worldwide in the hopes to secure one of ten golden tickets for Saturday’s grand final, and we …

Montenegro celebrate the Balkans with star-studded party

One of the joys of Eurovision and being at the contest is the sheer number of celebrations that take place across the host city during the contest’s two weeks. On Thursday night, one of the most glamorous parties took place as Montenegro’s delegation and tourist board held a celebration for Slavko Kalezić and invited the other Balkan countries’ artists along …

Poll: Who will qualify from Semi-Final 1?

We’ve seen and heard the rehearsals for all countries in the first semi-final, teaser clips have been released and full videos of the performances are now available. So it’s the perfect time to ask the all-important question – which songs will qualify from the first semi-final? We’ve created a poll with all 18 participants in the semi-final and you can …

Which rehearsal is the most promising? Day 1

So the first day of rehearsals from Kyiv have concluded and this year’s Eurovision Song Contest has already surprised, excited and shocked us in equal measure. With only nine songs performed today, we’ve already had horse men on ladders, wild hair twirling, spinning platforms and some long, long, long notes and big vocals. Of course, for those of you not …

Live Stream & Blog of Semi-Final 1 Rehearsals (Day 1)

Goooood morning Europe! We are live in Kiev, Ukraine for the first day of rehearsals for Eurovision 2017!  Today, countries in the first half of Semi-Final 1 will rehearse (Sweden, Georgia, Australia, Albania, Belgium, Montenegro, Finland, Azerbaijan, Portugal). Be sure to follow our LiveStream and LiveBlog where we will be keeping you posted with all of the events happening today! …

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