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Interview with Anton Malmberg Hård (composer of Melodifestivalen 2013 entries “Begging” and “Heaertstrings”)

    We at OGAE RoW were lucky enough to interview Anton Malmberg Hård, composer of Melodifestivalen 2013 entries “Begging” (Anton Ewald) and “Heaertstrings” (Janet Leon).  These two entries have been considered early favorites to making it to the finals!   OGAE: Hello Anton.  First off, congratulations of having not one, but two songs make it to Melodifestivalen 2013! How …

Norway: Semi Final 1 – Three songs moving on.

  The first Norwegean Semi Final took place tonight. Seven songs battled for one of the three Final spots. The three finalists are:   1st Place: Gromth feat. Emil Solli-Tangen- “Alone” 2nd Place: Datarock- “The Underground” 3rd Place: Vidar Busk- “Paid My Way”   The question is, did Norway make the right decision? Are these the songs most deserving of …

Moldova announced the 24 Finalists

  Singers and songwriters had to apply separately in the first round of the national selection.  This was done to find the best singer and song for the International audience. This is a unique and somewhat controversial approach but nevertheless the 24 Finalists have been chosen. Now these Finalists can choose between the 60 songs selected by a professional jury. …

Albania 2013 – Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko – Identitet

So, after we know a few entries already, tonight Albania decided who will represent this country on the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 which will be held in Malmö. After Rona Nishliu and Suus who finished on amazing 5th place (what is the best Albanian result on Eurovision since their debut on the Eurovision Song Contest 2004), tonight Albanian jury decided …

Germany – Get to know the NF acts

Germany is switching from the talent show concept used over the past three years back to a more traditional form of picking their song for Malmo. 12 acts will compete next February to become the the next German representative at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo, Sweden.  Broadcaster NDR has been doing a lot of work behind the scenes to …

Portugal: IN or OUT of the Eurovision Song Contest?

According to an internal EBU source, the Portuguese broadcaster has still got the chance to negotiate their participation in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. This can be made by reducing the Portuguese channel’s yearly budget in order to reduce RTP’s financial burden. The same source has also advanced that until now no official withdrawals have been announced Countries are still …

Qualifying Rounds in Lithuania – Round 4

Lithuania is the first country to kick off the ESC season. Last night 8 acts presented their entries. It was the first of then qualifying rounds and the Top 3 from each group will qualify for the Semi Final Show. For your convenience here are all 8 songs, make sure you’ll listen to all of them and share your thoughts …

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