Last Saturday the Lithuanian broadcaster, LRT, started its national selection for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest and this weekend has been broadcast the second presentation show where another sixteen acts were introduced to the audience.
The former Turkish representative group Yüksek Sadakat announced that their latest album is on the way for their fans. This is just their third album on their very long musical career. The group have planned very special premiers which will be held both in İstanbul and Ankara.
The official fan club of Eurovision Song Contest, OGAE, has held their annual Second Chance Contest which is releated to the singers and songs who participated in the national finals but which didn't quite make it to Düsseldorf in 2011. This year, the Icelandic national finalist Jóhanna won the fan contest with her song Nótt.
The final show of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf is nominated for the German TV award 2011. Already after the final there was a lot of praise for the well-organized TV show. The Eurovision final will compete for the award in the category "Best entertainment".
It's no secret that the victory of Ell & Nikki for Azerbaijan in this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf raised concerns both with individuals as well as numerous human rights organisations, describing the eurasian country as a dictatorship. The ambitious plans of Azerbaijan to host next year's contest are already incensing many.
It has been almost two months since we have seen this year's Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Düsseldorf. For me it was a very special Eurovision. It was not only the first time that I had the opportunity to go to a Eurovision Song Contest. No, I was even able to attend it as a journalist.
Top South African singers,Jasmyn andDavid Fourie, were recently in Düsseldorf to experience the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. The have both covered various Eurovision songs in the Afrikaans language. Here you can see Jasmyn's performance from Euroclub and also interviews with both her and David.