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New plagiarism accusation in Iceland? Friðrik Ómar vs Rihanna

Eagle eyed Eurovision fans and some local press in Iceland have picked up on a striking similarity between Friðrik Ómar entry for Söngvakeppnin 2019, “Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað?”, and a single from Rihanna’s last album. The Icelandic entry has some startling similarities to the track “Love on the Brain”, from Rihanna’s 2016 album “Anti”, including a near-identical chord progression …

Hungary: Disqualification just before the final takes place

Hungary has once again gone with their traditional national final A Dal – which has been used in order to find the country’s representative every year since the program debuted in 2011 – and has proven to be very successful, but a bit of drama has now occurred with just less than a week before the final takes place. Bad news …

Romania have decided – it’s Ester Peony to Tel Aviv!

Romania have become the latest country to declare for Tel Aviv, as this evening saw the culmination of Selecția Națională 2019. Twelve acts participated in the final, with just one ticket up for grabs for the lucky winner. The participating acts were; Linda Teodosiu – Renegades Olivier Kaye – Right Now Laura Bretan – Dear Father Teodora Dinu – Skyscraper Claudiu …

Romania: Here’s who #YOU want to win Selecția Națională tonight!

Earlier this week, we asked #YOU to vote on your favourite act in Romania’s selection, Selecția Națională, and it’s now time to reveal your favourite! Or should we say… favourites! It is in fact a dead tie in our poll, with Bella Santiago and Laura Bretan both receiving 34% of the votes and the exact same number of votes each. Will …

Portugal: Semifinal 1 of Festival da Canção Takes Place!

Semifinal 1 of FdC has concluded in Portugal! Tonight, we heard the first half of the songs, and we have our first four qualifiers for the final two weeks from now! Tonight’s lineup was as follows: Ana Cláudia – “Inércia” João Campos – “É o que é” Soraia Tavares – “O meu sonho” Calema – “A dois” Conan Osíris – …

Lithuania did not get Monika’s Memo: “Criminal” through to Eurovizija Nacionalinė Atranka Final

Jurijus will run to the Eurovizija Nacionalinė Atranka Final alongside Antikvariniai Kašpirovskio Dantys, Monika Marija, and Jurgis DID & Erica Jennings, as his “Run with the Lions” won both the Jury and Televoters hearts. Heading into Eurovizija Nacionalinė Atranka Semi-Final 2, the big story is what the jury and televoters would do with Monika Marija’s “Criminal”, as she had specifically stated a preference on her …

Croatia: Roko wins Dora with “The Dream!”

Croatia have made their choice for Eurovision 2019! After eight years off, HRT, the Croatian broadcaster, organized their traditional national final, Dora, this time held in Opatija Sports Hall. 16 acts took the stage, and local Eurovision stars Vanna and Dino Jelušić performed as interval act, along with Mia Negovetić, who won a local children’s talent show and was featured on …

Call Me Mobee: Tara and Friðrik Ómar progress from Söngvakeppnin 2019 Semi-Final 2

Newcomer Tara Mobee and Eurovision veteran Friðrik Ómar emerged victorious from Söngvakeppnin 2019 Semi-Final 2 to make it to the March 2, 2019 Superfinal, where they will face off against industrial act Hatari and another Eurovision veteran in Hera Björk. Mobee, decked out in gold, translated “Betri án þín” to the stage convincingly, giving the multi-faceted and passionate display that some felt was …

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