Yesterday Ukraine decided to go for a second attempt in finding the participant that will represent them at the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf after speculations of voting fraud. A new voting would take place Thursday, but only two acts are left to vote between after Jamala withdrew today.
Few Days after winning the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix and the honour to represent Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest in May the band starts a three week tour to Canada. The tour includes concerts as well as TV and radio appearances, but probably won't give them many extra votes in Düsseldorf.
It seems the Ukrainians don’t like to do things the easy way. After taking three attempts to find a song for the contest in Oslo last year, the one time winner is now seeking a second attempt just two days after Mika Newton won the Ukrainian final with Angel.
It was announced yesterday, that Düsseldorf would not only be home to the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 but also home to the largest television screen in the world, projecting onto the side of a building screening several live broadcasts of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.
Macedonia became the latest country to choose its song for Dusseldorf after a marathon weekend of finals. Vlatko Ilievski beat nineteen other songs to become Macedonia’s 11th Eurovision Song Contest entry. He will sing a song called Rusinka
Tonight, Slovenia decided its representative in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest through the highly anticipated selection show EMA. Ten contestants, internally selected by the Slovenian national broadcaster RTVSLO, were battling for that honour. The winner was Maja Keuc with the song, Vanilija, chosen by televoting.
As EuroVisionary have pointed out earlier the Danish entry have a clear resemblance to a song from Melodifestivalen 2006, but other songs are now also mentioned as being the original of the 2011 Dansk Melodi Grand Prix winner New Tomorrow. After the victory the two songwriters were confronted with the accusations.
Ukraine’s selection process for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest started in October 2010. This evening, it finally came to an end. It proved worth it for Mika Newton, who emerged from the pack as the winner.
Tonight's final was brought to us from the culture house, otherwise known as Jūras Vārti from the bustling seaside resort of Ventspils. After a close race, the combined choice of the Latvian viewing public and the jury showed that Musiqq was the favourite and the lucky act to snatch the ticket to Düsseldorf.
Moldova was one of six countries which selected it’s entry for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest tonight. It featured a couple of artists with previous experience of the Eurovision Song Contest. The show was a bit of a marathon by national final standards, featuring 25 songs.
The Danish TV viewers decided to give a ticket for Germany to A Friend I London. They will be representing Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest trying to bring home the trophy to the red and white coloured Nordic country. That was decided in tonight’s national final that also served a tribute to triple Eurovision participant Tommy Seebach.
The Serbian national final, Pesma Za Evropu, was held in Belgrade tonight. Finally, Nina will represent the Balkan country in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Caroban composed by Kristina Kovac.
After 2 semi finals tonight was the night Estonia decided who will represent them at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in Dusseldorf. Getter Jaani and Outloudz qualifed for the superfinal. Who would take the ticket to Germany?
The Doracontinued with the last step to the final in Croatia. Three acts battled for final ticket at the Dora, one act would wave goodbye to their Eurovision Song Contest dream. We will see one morer battle to raise the Dora prize next weekend.
Earlier this evening, Yüksek Sadakat presented their song, Live It Up, which will be participating at the Eurovision Song contest in Düsseldorf. Now, it's time to take a look other details from tonight's selection...
In a special show dedicated to the occasion Turkish broadcaster, TRT, presentend their entry for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. In Düsseldorf the band Yüksek Sadakat will sing the rock song called Live It Up.
Tonight the first Austrian representative since 2007 will be chosen. After a long voting procedure in the internet and via sms 10 acts were finally chosen for the national final. Who will win the ticket to Düsseldorf? Get to know the participants:
Tomorrow the Serbian national final will take place where three candidates will battle to fly the Serbian flag in Düsseldorf. They are Aleksandra Kovac, Nina and the group The Breeze who will perform the three songs composed by the Kovac Family especially for the occasion.
Earlier this week 30 seconds clips from the songs participating in Saturday’s Danish final were made public. After the first dress rehearsal Thursday evening the complete versions were put online by DR. The CD will also hit the record stores today.
Lithuania tonight held their national selection final. 9 acts qualified to the final from the semi finals including previous Lithuanian Eurovision participants Linas Adomaitis (2004) and Sasha Song (2009). 4 willdcard acts joined them in the final.
Saturday evening Danish broadcaster DR will ask the population who they want to represent them at the Eurovision Song Contest this year, but they have already asked the same question on their website. The current standing leaves no doubt who is the biggest favourite to win the 2011 Dansk Melodi Grand Prix.