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Slovenia: Ina Shai “I just love the adrenaline!”

Last year she took to the EMA stage with her beautiful ballad “Color Me” and this year she is back with “V Nebo”, and there is also an English version prepared; “Glow”. Even while being so busy living between London and Ljubljana, she manages to write and publish her own music and even win some awards along the way. It’s time …

Slovenia: Gregor Ravnik “I am honored to perform at EMA”

He is a student of Dentistry at the Medical faculty of Ljubljana and also a student of singing at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. He participated in the popular festival Melodija Morja in Sonca where he won the prize of the professional jury. He is coming to EMA with the song Zdaj je čas (Now’s the time). Gregor thinks of himself as a …

Sweden: Melodifestivalen Semi-Final 3 lyrics, song details released

The third semi-final from the popular Swedish national selection Melodifestivalen will continue this Saturday. Ahead of the competition, SVT has released some details about the entries which will participate next Saturday, which #YOU can find below! Martin Almgren – A bitter lullaby  The 2015 Idol winner will open the night.  A very light backdrop together with a lighting wall is expected on stage. According …

Serbia: Lord “I am Batman”

Vladimir Preradović, also known as Lord, is one of the seventeen acts that will participate in the upcoming Beovizija, the Serbian national selection, with the song Samo nek se okreće (Let it spin). For a long time he has been working as a music producer and besides writing his entry, he is preparing his debut album. We got the chance to speak …

Israel: Netta Barzilai wins HaKokhav HaBa!

After months and months of auditions, preparation, elimination shows, duels and performances, we finally have our name for Israel in 2018! Netta Barzilai has just been crowned as the winner of HaKokhav HaBa! The performer wowed audiences and the judges in The Next Star with her unique uses of sampling, beatbox and live looping of her voice, although it is …

Slovenia: KiNG FOO “In the beginning there was silence”

As they said last year, they are one intergalactic band with mysteriously empathic souls. They are unique, crazy, positive and with their singer, we could say that they are one of the best bands Slovenia has ever seen! This year, KiNG FOO is back at EMA with the song Žive sanje (Dreams alive), so we took the opportunity to have …

Montenegro: Song snippets released

Montenegro are one of the next countries to select their Eurovision entry this weekend, with the first instance of a national final for the Balkan nation since 2008! To increase the hype surrounding Montevizija 2018, RTCG has today released a preview video with snippets of all five of the competing songs to YouTube, which #YOU can check out below! The …

Croatia and FYR Macedonia pick their representatives

Both countries were very silent until recently. The Croatian broadcaster had a closed call for entries: they asked a couple of composers to send them songs that they would then propose to popular singers. There were even rumors that a national final would be held with three artists, but yesterday, HRT surprised the fans with some teasing pictures announcing that …

Latvia: Markus Riva qualifies following ‘technical failure’

In a surprising turn of events, an extra song has qualified to Latvia’s Supernova final, after it was confirmed that there was a technical failure in the counting of the votes! Latvia’s national broadcaster LTV has been forced to make the admission that it should have been Markus Riva with “This Time” who qualified for the Supernova final in the …

Croatia: HRT tease representative, announcement tomorrow

Despite a busy weekend in the Eurovision world, it seems we are on the horizon of another major announcement, as the Croatian broadcaster HRT has confirmed its representative for Lisbon will be announced tomorrow, 13th February! The broadcaster confirmed that news on the selected representative would be forthcoming in a post to their official Facebook feed, as shown below. Eagle-eyed …

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