After the shocks (Switzerland in) and surprises (Poland out) of the first semi-final, attention now turns to the second semi-final on Thursday. There are nineteen songs vying for the ten available places left in the final on Saturday. What chances does each one have? Read on to find out.
Another Eurovision year is building to a climax, with the first semi-final only a day away. Money has been wagered and arguments made as to which songs will make it through to the final. Here is my guide to the likely winners and losers.
In the weeks leading up to this year’s Dansk Melodi Grand Prix several concerns regarding the many foreigners in the national final were expressed. Deliberately or not the Danish TV viewers mainly went for the Danish names quickly voting off the foreigners. Is it a coincidence or could it be related to the Danish culture?
On February 17th, 2008, almost three years ago, the government of Kosovo declared their independence from Serbia. Since this date, there have regularly been speculations about a possible participation of the country in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Tonight is one of the most important in the Italian calendar, the final evening of the Sanremo festival. The winner will have their name etched into Italian musical history forever with such greats as Domenico Modugno, Giorgia and Eros Ramazzotti. Their song will be remembered forever alongside Grazie dei Fiori, Zingara and Uomini Soli.
We barely just got home from Oslo before the World Cup in South Africa started. Ok, football and the Eurovision Song Contest are two entirely different things, but the similarities are enough to make me cheer with the same red and white flag I used in Oslo.