Eurosong 2014: First Belgian semi final : Get to know the participants

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Belgian broadcaster VRT has surprised many fans this year by organising a grandiose Belgian preselection, with both auditions and semi finals, culminating in a grand final on the 16th of March at the huge Sportspaleis in Antwerp. After a hectic couple of weeks with auditions and call back rounds, the first four semi finalists are ready and raring to go.

Eesti Laul 2014 line up now complete

Eesti Laul 2014 © ERR

Tonight's ten strong line up in the second semi of Eesti Laul features some fresh, undiscovered talent as well as more established names. Estonia has excelled itself this year in terms of originality; will tonight's choices find universal appeal with both jurors and viewers as was the case last week?

Melodifestivalen 2014: Fourth Swedish heat: Get to know the participants

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Last Saturday saw quite a few upsets in Melodifestivalen - two newcomers were sent to the final, with veteran Shirley Clamp being the major casualty of the evening, eliminated from the contest. Saturday's fourth semi final from Örnsköldsvik has a similar mixture of newcomers and veterans with fan favourites Alcazar hoping to make it to Friends Arena.

Selecţia Naţională 2014: Twelve finalists revealed in Romania

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Romania's national broadcaster TVR announced today the names of the twelve candidates and the songs that will participate at the upcoming national selection which will be held on the 1st of March. As expected, there are some familiar names among the singers but also among the authors.

Sara releases Private Show single and video

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Sara Markoska has come a long way since representing FYR Macedonia at the 2009 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. She returns with her brand new single and video called Private Show, which really shows her maturity as a singer and performer.

Spanish national final 2014: Get to know the participants

Spanish candidates 2014 © TVE

TVE will be hosting this Saturday Mira Quién Va A Eurovisión, the national final to select the artist who will get the Spanish ticket to Copenhagen. Five established artists are in the running to be the successor of last year's entrant El Sueño De Morfeo. Let's get to know them a little better.

Eesti Laul 2014: Second Estonian heat : Get to know the participants

Eesti Laul 2014 © ERR

Half of the final line up of Eesti Laul is known, and so it's time for the final ten hopefuls to take to the stage, showing what they're made of. Both Lenna and Kõrsikud sailed through, but will both the jury and public manage to agree this week too?

All Norwegian entries now online

Melodi Grand Prix 2014 covers © NRK.no

Approximately 600 entries were submitted to NRK for Melodi Grand Prix 2014 and on the 27th of January the results were ready for all to see - fifteen expectant acts were presented at a press conference held by the broadcaster. With the start of MGP only weeks away, NRK released the complete versions of all fifteen entries today.

Can you dance or sing? DR invites you to join them for the semi-finals of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest

Join the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest as a singer or dancer ©  DR

Do you want to be a part of the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen? If you can dance or sing, it might be you Danish broadcaster, DR, is looking for. You can become a part of a virtual choir for the first semi-final, or be on stage dancing live during the second semi-final. 

The Sanremo Festival – Four Evenings on the Italian Riviera

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The event commonly considered to be the father of the Eurovision Song Contest, the Sanremo Festival, starts on Tuesday 18th February in the beautiful Italian town on Riviera. There will be four evenings of music, special guests, drama and no doubt some controversy along the way until the winner of the 64th festival is revealed on Saturday.

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2014 clips available

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2014 participants ©  Pressphotos, collected by DR

Today the particpants at the 2014 Dansk Melodi Grand Prix were officially presented at a press confernece. Small clips of each of the 10 entries were afterwards made available revealing no obvious winner, and maybe a bit too many bland pop songs.

A Dal 2014: The final line up is complete in Hungary

A Dal 2014: second semi qualifiers © MTVA

After several qualifying rounds, the end of this year's Hungarian national selection is getting closer. This evening the last qualifying show before the big final to be held next Saturday, took place. Nine acts performed in this second semi and only four of them managed to become finalists of A Dal 2014.

Böyük Səhnə 2014: 4 more to leave

Böyük Sehne scoreboard '14

Tonight the third show in Azeri selections Böyük Sehne was held. It was the second live show where the expert jury narrowed down the participants to six.

Eurosong 2014 Callback show award 4 more artists with a semi-final spot

Eurosong 2014 Callback show ©  Een.be

In Belgium eight artists had qualified for the semi-finals. They are now joined by four more acts, who won their spot tonight via a second chance heat, where they all competed singing Eurovision covers that was judged by Ukrainian Eurovision winner Ruslana.

It's Pollapönk to Copenhagen for Iceland!

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Reykjavík welcomed us and the rest of Iceland once again to the national final of their Söngvakeppnin preselection. Ten acts have been reduced to six over the past two weeks and from the six acts competing tonight, it was Pollapönk that emerged victorious with the song Enga Fordóma.

Round 9 in Lithuania - another act leaves the competition - now only three acts remain

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The long running Lithuanian pre selection is gradually coming to it's conclusion. Tonight four acts competed where they performed two songs each. We are now in to week nine of the elimination shows. One more act left the competition tonight. Who would it be?

A Dal 2014: Semi Final 1 - four acts through to the Final

A Dal 2014 first four finalists © MTVN 2014

Tonight A Dal 2014 reached its first semi final of this weekend with the final looming next Saturday night. This evening the competition saw a mixture of groups and soloists compete again as they vie to represent Hungary in Denmark. Semi Final 2 is tomorrow night, then the full final line up will be known.

Oscar Zia and Ace Wilder straight to the final of the Olympic edition of Melodifestival

Oscar Zia and Ace Wilder ©  SVT

Eight acts competed, two were awarded with a direct qualification to the final, another two gets a second chance, while the remaining four are out of the run to represent Sweden at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. At the end we saw the older experienced names failing. 

First five finalists ready for Eesti Laul

Eesti Laul 2014 © ERR

The search for the twentieth Estonian entry for Eurovision begins, with the sixth edition of Eesti Laul. Hosts Helen Sürje and Henrik Kalmet are on hand to guide us through the evening's proceedings, as ten acts become five. Both Lenna and Kõrsikud have been much touted favourites in the media, but will their entries deliver on the night?

Melodifestivalen 2014: Third Swedish heat - Get to know the participants

Melodifestivalen 2014 - 3rd heat © SVT

The popular national selection Melodifestivalen has reached the third destination on its tour around Sweden. In Gothenburg on Saturday we will see a MF-veteran who has been close to winning, a group that had their big breakthrough in MF by reaching last years final and a young performer who could be the next breakthrough act.

Eesti Laul 2014 : First Estonian heat : Get to know the participants

Eesti Laul 2014 © ERR

It's that time again, as we inch closer towards the first semi final of Eesti Laul. Last year brought both the wierd and wonderful to our attention, Winny Puhh being a prime example. Ten acts are reduced to five this Friday; it will be interesting to see if Estonian viewers have tastes as eclectic as the line up.

Greece: reported line-up for 'Eurosong 2014 - a MAD show'

Greek final 2014 line up © wiwibloggs.com

It appears that the Greek national will go ahead after all. According to the latest reports, the event will be called 'Eurosong 2014 - a MAD show' and four acts were leaked as its line-up. After fears to the contrary, Greek participation in Eurovision 2014 now looks secure!

Portugal reveals the names of the ten artists who will participate in Festival Da Canção

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The Portuguese broadcaster RTP has confirmed this afternoon the names of the ten artists and their song titles for the upcoming national selection, Festival da Canção. Among them there are some familiar faces such as Rui Andrade, Catarina Pereira and Carla Ribero.

Alice Babs passes away at age 90.

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One of Sweden's most beloved singers Alice Babs has passed away just recently after reaching the age of 90. Alice Babs had a long and successful career and was Sweden's first representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 1958.


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