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Italy: Luisa Sobral turns down invitation to enter San Remo

Luisa Sobral, the composer of the entry “Amar pelos dois” which brought Portugal their first ever Eurovision victory in 2017 with her brother Salvador, has revealed in a wide-ranging interview with Portuguese online newspaper Observador that she was invited to perform in this year’s edition of the San Remo festival but turned down the chance. The jazz singer-songwriter and composer …

Malta: Christabelle “It’s about asking people not to be afraid of their problems”

Our next interview from Lisbon comes courtesy of Malta and this year’s entrant Christabelle. After four attempts, the young singer from Mġarr battles with the concept of mental health in Lisbon with her entry “Taboo”, and we spoke to her about the message of the song, how she wanted to tell a story with her performance and the vocal coaching …

Belarus: Alekseev “I’ve met so many good people in this experience”

After he had his next chance to rehearse on the Altice Arena stage, we had the chance to speak to Ukrainian performer Alekseev about representing Belarus, the idea behind his unique staging and how he would react if he won an Oscar! #YOU can see our interview with Belarus’ Alekseev below, and if you like our content then make sure …

Cyprus: Eleni Foureira “When I’m not on stage I’m a typical girl, walking my dog”

Earlier today we got the privilege to speak to Eleni Foureira, the popular representative from Cyprus this year as she made a visit to the press centre on a sunny Portuguese afternoon. She sat down with Fernando to have an animated chat and discuss the song’s inspiration, her experiences in life and what she is like away from the cameras …

Germany: Michael Schulte “To sit on the couch hoping for points will be a very exciting moment”

Last week, our Danish correspondent Christian was in London for the Eurovision Party held annually at the Café de Paris, where he got the chance to sit down with Germany’s Michael Schulte ahead of his travels to Lisbon. Christian and Michael spoke about the anticipation to be in the Eurovision experience first-hand, the change of direction from Germany and whether …

Montenegro: Vanja Radovanović “We have to put a little bit of our musical heritage in our song”

On Thursday the stars of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest descended on to the British capital of London to meet the press and fans and perform, and the London Eurovision Party was so far the largest gathering of this year’s acts. As a result it gave us at ESC United a great chance to speak to the artists and gauge …

Portugal: Susana Travassos “It is a light and sweet song”

Portugal continue their search for a host nation entry for Lisbon tonight with the second semi-final of the long-term IMG selection Festival da Cançao. Tonight sees Susana Travassos participating, so we took the opportunity to talk to her about her song and the moving background behind the coming-together process of composer and performer… Hi Susana! How are you? Can you …

Latvia: Edgars Kreilis “I can’t wait to see how it will work out for me this year”

Latvia decide their Eurovision entry for Lisbon through Supernova tonight, and one of the big favourites for the competition is Edgars Kreilis, who previously took part in last year’s competition. So what has changed for the hockey-mad singer in the past year? We spoke to him about his business endeavours, his personal song and how last year helped him as …

Iceland: Aron “He’s delusional about this girl”

Aron Hannes Emulsion will be taking part in this year’s Söngvakeppnin, with his first performance later tonight. Can he make it to Eurovision for Iceland? We spoke to the performer ahead of his performance below. Hello Aron! First of all thank you for your time talking to us. How are you? Can you introduce yourself? What can you tell us about …

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