There is no doubt that music has a very powerful influence on uniting people from all over the world. With the pioneering of TRT, popular artists from twelve countries, including Eurovision stars, are going to come together in Sarajevo to perform for brotherhood and peace.
Turkish Eurovision fans were readily discussing who is going to represent Turkey in Malmö. Polls are already created in social media to find out which singer has more potential to win. Meanwhile, the Director General at TRT had a shocking message for the media: "We may consider withdrawal from the contest in 2013."
After her Eurovision participation alongside Jónsi with the song Never Forget, achieving 20th place in the final for Iceland, Greta has been actively working on her debut album as a composer, singer and musician. It is scheduled to be released next fall but for now, we can listen to her first single
Compact Disco, the Hungarian electronic rock band who represented their country at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, is one of the headline acts at the 20th Sziget Festival in Budapest. For the first time, a live stream of one of Europe's most popular music events is available on YouTube.
The departure of Per Sundnes from Norwegian broadcaster NRK as lead figure of the popular Melodi Grand Prix caused shockwaves, taking many be surprise. His decision to quit was perhaps extra disappointing for NRK as he left to begin at a rival channel. Now his sidekick Marte Stokstad is also to leave the show, it has been revealed today.
The nine songs that will take part in the national selection have been released through the website of the children's television channel, Ketnet, where the music videos of all the entrants can be watched. All candidates will have a professional training program with the best coaches in their field.
Mey Green, whose real name is María López, was among the candidates to represent Spain at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest and this year she was one of the backing singers for Pastora Soler. She has been working for years to create the album she aimed for and it is finally ready to be listened to.
Although Lukas and Manuel from Trackshittaz didn't succeed in getting the whole of Europe to Woki mit deim Popo, their entry still kept them laughing all the way to the bank, providing them with a monster hit in Austria. They hope to achieve similar success with their newest release, Geila Ois.
Loreen has made a brief visit to Madrid where she has managed to gather a large number of Spanish fans when she performed her 2012 winning song Euphoria. The biggest event was held in the 40 Café concert club.
Stockholm may have lost out to Malmö in the fight to host next years contest, but that isn't stopping the city from getting into the Eurovision party mood with a jam packed line up for the annual Stockholm Pride event.