In the first minutes of 2011 in Turkey, national broadcaster TRT announced the name of the Turkish representative who will be participating in Düsseldorf: Yüksek Sadakat. This exclusive news caused a big reaction in the Turkish media.
Today the European Broadcasting Union announced that 43 countries will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf. This is the biggest number of participating countries since 2008 in Belgrade, when the same number of countries took part.
Ovi, one half of the 2010 Romanian act in Oslo, was recently announced as competing in the Norwegian selection for Dusseldorf as a composer. He will have another very important job to do in the run up to this year’s contest, host of the Romanian final, a job he will share with another familiar name.
The Estonian television announced that there has been another change in the line up for the semi finals. The song Ilusad inimesed by Laika Virgin feat. Fredy Schmidt had to be disqualified because it was already published on August 31st, 2010, one day too early.
The 6th week of the Azerbaijani national selections which is called 'Milli Seçim Turu' was held yesterday evening. The winner of the night, Ilqara İbrahimova and the jury winner Eldar Qasımov qualified for the final.