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Celine Dion’s “Courage” album sales break unwanted Billboard record

It was great news last week for Celine Dion’s latest album “Courage” as it topped the Billboard 200 with 113,000 equivalent sales units. It was not great news this week for Celine Dion’s latest album “Courage” as sales plummeted in its second week, becoming the first ever record in American history to debut at Number 1 and fall out of …

Malta: Eurovision star tied the knot last night

In today’s world its very difficult to keep secret especially when a famous tie the knot! But Ira Losco and her guests managed to keep the secret as last night she got married with her husband Sean Gravina after a 5 year relationship. Ira Losco participated in the Eurovision Song Contest twice in 2002 & 2016. She achieved great results …

Portugal’s Eurovision 1967 representative Eduardo Nascimento passes away at age 76

Eduardo Nascimento, Portugal’s representative at Eurovision 1967 with “O Vento Mudou” (“The Wind has Changed”), passed away last week in Lisbon at the age of 76. The Angolan born singer was the first black male artist to perform at Eurovision, one year after Surinamese singer Milly Scott became the first black female artist to perform at Eurovision 1966 for The …

Georgia Round-up: Tornike wins again, Ranina auditions begin!

It’s two in a row as last week’s victor Tornike Kipiani won the 3rd elimination week of Georgian Idol. In a contemporary Georgian classics themed episode, Kipiani won 21.17% of the televote with his cover of Genetic Code’s classic “Artificial Love.” Nika Kalandadze, whose twin sister Liza won an elimination round in last season’s Idol with her cover of “Artificial …

ESC 2020: Artwork has been revealed!

This morning, as the small pieces are slowly coming together, the EBU and the Dutch broadcasters has now officially revealed the artwork for the upcoming contest in Rotterdam, which will salute all of the participating countries. What we know right now! After an intense battle between cities across The Netherlands earlier this year, it was revealed to the public that …

Cultural critic Clive James passes away at age 80

Famed Australian-born cultural critic, author, television host, and writer Clive James passed away on November 24, 2019 at age 80 at his home in Cambridge, England. Eurovision did not escape his famous scathing wit, with some of the most memorable and infamous comments about the contest having come from his pen. According to a statement today by James’s representatives United …

Sweden: Meet the 2020 Melodifestivalen Participants

SVT is gearing up for the upcoming Melodifestivalen season, with the first Semi-Final starting on the 1st of February 2019. This morning SVT held a press conference to present us with the participants as follows : Semi Final 1 – Linkoping – 1st February Malou Pritz – Ballerina Felix Sandman – Boys with Emotions OVO – Inga problem The Mamas …

Sweden: High expectations for Melodifestivalen 2020

It’s all gearing up in Sweden for the next edition of Melodifestivalen. Tomorrow the official artists and song titles announcement is expected, and the Eurovision community can’t wait! What do we know so far?  The 60th edition of the competition will be held between 1st February and 7th March 2019. Linkoping, Gothenburg, Lulea & Malmö will host the semi-finals while …

Bulgaria: Victoria Georgieva is the Bulgarian representative in 2020

They withdrew from the 2019 contest, but are now back in the fray once again and this morning, Bulgarian broadcaster (BNT) held a special press conference to reveal that Victoria Georgieva – simply known as VICTORIA – will fly the Bulgarian flag in 2020. Who is Victoria? By now, we know that her full name is Victoria Georgieva and that …

Tornike Kipiani the new leader in Georgian Idol second elimination round!

It was a battle of three queens this evening on Georgian Idol as Tornike Kipiani edged out Tamar Kakalashvili and Barbara Samkharadze to become the new leader in the musical and soundtrack themed second elimination round. Kipiani triumphed with 19.13% of the televote with his performance of indie punk rock band The Subways’s “Rock ‘n Roll Queen.” Kakalashvili, who was …

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