EuroVisionary presents: Latvia 2014: Aarzemnieki

Aarzemnieki © LTV/Linda Rutule
Artist name: 
Aarzemnieki
Song title: 
Cake to bake
Song writer(s): 
Guntis Veilands
Year: 
2014
Language: 
English
Country: 
Latvia

Europe in Glitter: They are still protesting in Portugal

Europe in Glitter: Homens da Luta ©  Framegrab type 2 via DR

In the fourth episode of their warm up serie looking at somewhat different entries from around Europe, DR paid a visit to Portugal. They have more demonstrations that in other European countries, and in 2011 they brought it to Eurovision with Homens da Luta.

Johanna Pettersson leaves Timoteij before they aim to conquer China

Timotiej 2014 © timoteij.se

Girl group Timoteij launched their career when they participated in the 2010 Melodifestivalen final with the folk pop dancefloor stomper Kom. They're still going strong, but recently announced they have become a trio before they set their sights on winning over the Far East.

Overwhelming ticket sales for Euro Fan Café

Huset KBH

One of the success stories of last year's Eurovision Song Contest, the Euro Fan Café makes a welcome return this year, bigger and better than ever. Tickets went on sale at the beginning of the month, generating an overwhelming response. With a packed programme, it's easy to see why tickets have been selling faster than hot cakes.

Alexander Rybak helps Belarus warm up for Eurovision

Belarussian preparty © BTRC

Former Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak usually has a rather busy time of it in the run up to Eurovision each year, and this year is no exception. Not only has young Mr Rybak been busy featuring in a popular TV series in Norway, he's apparently heading East for Easter.

DR's readers hand out Eurovision 2014 awards

DR's Grand Prix awards ©  Eurovision.tv/NRK/Kim Erlandsen via DR

Earlier this month the readers of DR's Eurovision site have been asked to vote in various categories each with three nominees. The lucky winners ended up being Donatan & Cleo, Carl Espen, András Kallay-Saunders, Firelight, Pollapönk and Sebalter. 

Common Linnets documentary to air on the 16th. of April

The Common Linnets Promotion picture ©  Paul Bellaart

Anouk restored some national pride in the Netherlands last year by taking the Dutch back to the final and the top ten for the first time in fourteen years. Hopes are high in Camp Holland this year too, and TROS are to air a unique documentary this coming Wednesday featuring this year's entrants The Common Linnets.

Europe in Glitter: The hand puppet Dustin the Turkey that replaced a tiger

Europa i Glimmer: Dustin the Turkey ©  Framegrab type 2 via DR

After having been to Ukraine and Finland, it was time to visit the hand puppet that is being compared to Bono from U2 and describes Lordi as Spice Girls without make up! It is Dustin the Turkey that represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2008. 

DJ BoBo is back with his new single Fiesta Loca

DJ BoBo ©  www.djbobo.ch

The 2007 Swiss Eurovision participant, DJ BoBo, has just released his brand new single and video. It is called Fiesta Loca and is taken from his new album, Circus. He is also about to embark on a major tour around Germany and Switzerland with his Circus show.

Abdel Aziz Mahmoud and Ulla Essendrop as Press conference hosts

Ulla Essendrop and Abdel Aziz Mahmoud ©  Michael Søndergaard, DR

Today DR revealed that it will be its own two hosts, Abdel Aziz Mahmoud and Ulla Essendrop who will function as moderators of the press conferences during the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. In less than three weeks the first rehearsals kicks off. 

Eurovision 2014: Tim Schou as host for Euroclub

Tim Schou ©  Charlotte Jensen, EuroVisionary

Today it was announced that 2011 Eurovision participant Tim Schou will host this year's Euroclub held at Copenhagen's nightclub Vega. From this position he will entertain the participants, press and the accreditated fans. 2007 Danish representative, DQ, will be involved as well.

40 years anniversary: ABBA's Waterloo celebrated with big release

ABBA Waterloo 40 years anniversary Deluxe edition

Today the four members of the Swedish pop group ABBA can celebrate 40 years anniversary for their succesful Eurovision Song Contest winner, Waterloo. It is being marked with a special CD and DVD box containing previous non released material.

Europe in Glitter: Mr. Lordi gets a visit from a lego sized Danish blonde

Europa i Glimmer - Lordi ©  Framegrab type 2 via DR

In the second episode of their Eurovision warm up programme DR visited Mr. Lordi and Finland to find out what is so particicular Finnish about a hard rock band dressed as monsters and also to look into what Finland actually is: Are they the odd counsin to Scandinavia or Russia's shy younger brother?

Eurovision Song Contest 2014 full schedule published

Eurovision Song Contest 2014 ©  EBU

The 2014 Eurovision Song Contest kicks off on the 28th of April where the first 10 countries will rehearse their act on the stage in Copenhagen for the first time. A rehearsal free day has been put into the schedule as there will be other things planned for the participants that day.

Learn Danish For Eurovision - Episode 2: Greetings

Learn Danish for Eurovision - Episode 2

EuroVisionary continues our Danish language course leading up to the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. In this second episode you will be taught the varies greetings used in Denmark plus as a bonus, the unofficial Danish language test. Can you pass it?  

Euro Fan Café ready to treat fans with packed Eurovision entertainment

Huset KBH

More than 150 hours of Eurovision entertainment in form of talk shows, quizzes, concerts and cinema films, that is what Euro Fan Café has to offer the many fans in Copenhagen for the Eurovision Song Contest. Entry bracelets can already now be purchased online at a reduced price.

tAtu reform...but already announce split

tATu ©  matome.navas.jp

The popular Russian duo, tATu, recently reformed and performed at the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony in Sochi, Russia and they also released a brand new single, Lyubov' V Kazhdom Mgnovenii. However, they have already announced they will split again.

Europe in Glitter: DR warms up to Eurovision with Verka Serduchka

Verka Serduchka on stage at Eurovision ©  EBU

Thursday evening DR premiered their new series Europe In Glitter as a warm up to this year's Eurovision Song Contest. In the first episode we met Verka Serduchka representing Ukraine in 2007 and we got the answer to how a country where homosexuality doesn't exist could send a drag act to Eurovision. 

Louise Hoffsten releases her inner Elvis Presley

Louise Hoffsten - Bringing Out The Elvis album cover

In Melodifestivalen she stated that "only dead fish follow the stream" and now Louise Hoffsten is making it clear that she is anything but one to follow the stream. She released an album today with 12 Elvis Presley songs, all of them of course recorded in Memphis.

Learn Danish for Eurovision - Episode 1

EuroVisionary's Learn Danish for Eurovision Episode 1

Are you going to Copenhagen in May for the Eurovision Song Contest? Don't miss out on EuroVisionary's language course as we give you a basic introduction to Danish. In this first chapter we teach you the numbers, which might be a bit confusing to some. 

TDC launch big Eurovision tour with karaoke across Denmark

TDC's Grand Prix bus ©  TDC

Under the hashtag DelFesten (Share the party) main sponsor of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, TDC, has started a tour across the country which involves a karaoke competition with Annette Heick as judge. The sponsor has been really active promoting Eurovision lately.

 

EuroVisionary's language course: Learn Danish for Eurovision

EuroVisionary's Learn Danish for Eurovision

Are you going to Copenhagen in May for the Eurovision Song Contest? Don't miss out on EuroVisionary's language course that starts tomorrow. Whether or not you want to be able to get by a bit in Danish or just want to impress the locals with a few sentences, this language course is for you.

Eurovision Song Contest 2014: Semi-final running order announced

Eurovision Song Contest 2014 ©  EBU

Today EBU and the 2014 host broadcaster, DR, announced the running order for the two semi-finals that will take place on the 6th and 8th of May. Armenia opens semi-final 1, while Malta will have the honour of kicking the second one off. Hungary and Romania closes each of their semi-finals.

Interview: Maria Yaremchuk plans surprises in her performance

Maria Yaremchuk ©  NTU

Maria Yaremchuk will represent Ukraine in the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest. She will compete in the first semi-final on the 6th May with the song Tick-Tock. Maria recently spoke to EuroVisionary about her plans ahead of Copenhagen.


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