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Michele & Anita (San Marino): “Ralph Siegel is a legend”

Anita Simoncini & Michele Perniola (San Marino) are the youngest competitors this year.  Like Molly from Ireland, it seems nerves may have gotten to them initially, but as they grew comfortable on stage, they started to gel.  As they noted in their official interviews with the EBU, they are very excited to be here and find that Eurovision is “ten …

Voltaj (Romania): “Our campaign will continue [after Eurovision]”

Voltaj (Romania) want to keep the Romanian qualification streak alive and then some! However, perhaps more importantly, they plan to use the Eurovision Song Contest as a venue for their “All Over Again” campaign.  We chat about the band line-up, Romania, and their work with Romanian children, particularly with US Non-government organizations (NGOs). Voltaj also shared a note to the …

Nina Sublatti (Georgia): “There are two warriors in my life that inspired me”

  Nina Sublatti (Georgia) rocked the stage, invoking memories of Conchita’s winning performance last year, while showcasing Georgian flare and her incredible voice. Nina also shared a note to the ESC United readers.  You gotta love what she wrote! Last, here is footage from the Press Meet and Greet.  Nina was joined by their stage director and talked about how …

Elhaida Dani (Albania): “If you’re not happy with yourself, nobody’s going to be””

Elhaida Dani (Albania) made the most of the lighting without many gimmicks in her performance of “I’m Alive” during her first rehearsal.  She talks with us about Albania, facing pressure, and what would she do if she wasn’t singing. Elhaida also shared a note to the ESC United readers. Last, here is footage from the Press Meet and Greet. Be …

Anti-Social Media (Denmark): “We’re glad every time we hear [we’re compared to the Beatles]”

Anti-Social Media (Denmark) had a well-polished rehearsal and chatted with the Press at the Press Meet and Greet.  They mention that they are honored every time they hear them being compared to the Beatles.  They even go into an impromptu jam session that then was carried out into the Press Center. Because of the jam session at the Press Center, …

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