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Germany: The rise and fall of a promising rebirth

In a new series of articles, we begin to discuss the results of Eurovision 2017 and analyse where it went wrong for some countries, where it went right and ultimately what lessons we can take from another surprising year in the contest’s lifespan. Any opinions expressed in this, or any other upcoming articles with this disclaimer, represent only those of …

The Big 5 Pick Their Halves

Today it has been announced which halves each of the Big 5 will perform in. This was done in the press conference after their rehearsals today. As previously announced, Ukraine will perform in the second half in position 22. The remaining pre-qualified countries have selected which half they will perform in and their running order position will be determined by …

Which rehearsal is the most promising? Day 6

And today we’ve completed the set! All 42 countries have now performed on the Kyiv stage so we have a clearer picture of who will do well and who won’t! France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ukraine and United Kingdom have brought us giant heads, mirrored shells, spinning cities, surfing and – of course – a dancing monkey. Of course, for those …

A History of Eurovision: 1066 to 1217

Whilst it is believed by many to have begun in 1956 in Switzerland, the Eurovision Song Contest has, in fact, existed in one form or another for a number of years. Recent research by Prof. A. Prillis from Valetta University has uncovered a surprising sequence of events throughout the ages. It seems that the contest can be traced as far …

Which national selection was the best in 2017?

Ahh, national selections. The lifeblood of the Eurovision enthusiast, the catalyst for countless debates, the endless source of all of the drama we have come to crave over the years in our beloved contest. Internal selections can, and often do, throw up some true gems with a guaranteed path to Eurovision stardom, but it’s the multi-song showcases that really grab …

Who do #YOU want to win Eurovision 2017?

We have finally made it to this point of the year, an exciting time for all – all 43 entries fighting to win this year’s Eurovision Song Contest have been released! Because of this, there’s only one question on everyone’s lips… Who is likely to see the end credits rolling over their entry late on May 13th? There are of …

SHOCKING! Serbian pop-singer claims that Germans plagiarized her song

Levina will represent Germany at Eurovision 2017 in Kyiv, with the song titled ‘Perfect Life’. But, is it still  perfect with the news as Aleksandra Kovač, Serbian pop-singer, claims that the Germans have plagiarised the song? Three years ago Aleksandra composed a song ‘Young and Wild’ for the same titled German movie, directed by Felix Maxim Eller. Now, she claims Levina – the …

EBU launches a new competition : The Eurovision Choir of the year

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has announced a new competition, The Eurovision Choir of the year for amateur choirs. Amateur choirs from 7 EBU Member countries which are Austria(ORF), Belgium(RTBF), Denmark(DR), Estonia(ERR),Germany(WDR), Latvia(LTV) and Slovenia(RTV) will compete for the title of Eurovision Choir of the Year, with prizes including a recording deal for the winning choir. “Singing in choirs is …

Germany: “Perfect Life” music video released

Germany have wasted no time in promoting “Perfect Life”, their entry for Eurovision 2017. Today the EBU released the music video for Levina’s poppy song on the Eurovision YouTube channel and you can check it out below! Germany takes part in the final as one of the members of the Big 5, and will be hoping to reverse fortunes in …

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