Aalborg wants Dansk Melodi Grand Prix back for 2015

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The city might lack ambition when it comes to hosting the Eurovision Song Contest, but a Danish final that they can relate to. We are still almost 4 weeks before the 2014 Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, but Aalborg has today offered themselves as host in 2015.

NDR reveals the 10 candidates for the 8th spot in the German final

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The German broadcaster NDR has finally revealed the ten names who will compete for the last spot in the German final on February 27th. In a special club concert in Hamburg the German public will decide who will get the chance to compete with seven other acts in the show Unser Song für Dänemark.

Video interview: EuroVisionary talks to Emmelie de Forest and Firelight

Emmelie de Forest ©  EuroVisionary

Firelight winning the Maltese national selection and a special #JoinUs greeting from last year's Eurovision Song Contest winner, Danish Emmelie de Forest. Those are some of the things you can see in these two videos which includes interviews as well as Firelights winning celebration.

Firelight win the Maltese Eurovision ticket with Coming Home

Firelight wins the Maltese national final ©  Ian Fowell, EuroVisionary

Within 24 hours Malta picked 14 songs for the final by throwing six entries home last night - and now a final winner has been found. Firelight will be aiming for yet another Maltese Eurovision victory after the country recently won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

8th round of Lithuanian preselection Eurovizijos - five acts and technical problems

Lithuania Eurovision logo ©  LRT

Tonight the Lithuanian preselection marathon held its 8th round to search the country's representative for Copenhagen. The five remaining artists performed two songs each. At the end one act should have been eliminated. Due to technical problems on the verification of the televoting the announcement of the results was postponed to Monday.

A Dal 2014: 6 more acts advance to Hungarian Semi Final weekend

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Tonight another six contestants have advanced to the semi finals of A Dal 2014. The third qualifying heat saw 10 acts perform on stage in studio. Next weekend a total of 18 acts will take part in two semi finals as the race to perform for Hungary in Copenhagen continues.

Söngvakeppnin 2014 : two wildcards and finalists announcedl!

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And so we find ourselves Mid Atlantic once again, in Reykjavík at the RÚV headquarters, Útvarpshúsið to be more precise to cheer on the final five in this the last Icelandic semi. There are two groups in contention tonight; will their combined sounds prove too powerful a match for the three female vocalists? 

Melodifestivalen 2014 heat 2: Sanna Nielsen and Panetoz voted to the final tonight

Sanna Nielsen & Panetoz

The quest to find the next representant for Sweden at the Eurovision Song contest in Copenhagen continued tonight with the second heat of Melodifestivalen in the city of Linköping. This time the qualifying acts to the final were Sanna Nielsen and Panetoz.

Eurovision 2014: This is the story behind the very expensive re-construction of the arena

B & W hallerne seen from outside ©  Jonas Olufson, Ekstrabladet

Earlier this week media reported that DR should have been threatening to move this year's Eurovision Song Contest to Herning instead. EuroVisionary guide you through this classical story about how one feather turns into being five hens and how the re-construction of B & W hallerne was underestimated.

Video: 2014 Malta Eurovision Song Contest: Clips from the 14 qualifiers

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14 acts qualified from the semi-final in Malta last night. Tonight they will fight for the right to represent their country at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. Who will win? Here you can see video clips from all 14 finalists.

Video: 2014 Malta Eurovision Song Contest - Reactions from the 14 qualifiers

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14 happy qualifiers made it through to the final in the 2014 Malta Eurovision Song Contest. Here you can see their emotions moments after the semi-final result was known. Tonight they will fight once more, this time in order to get the Maltese Eurovision ticket.

2014 Malta Eurovision Song Contest: Fourteen finalists chosen

Fire Light © Edward Montebello, EuroVisionary

This evening was held the semi-final of the Maltese national selection. In a very entertaining and lengthy show of three hours, the judges and the audience eventually decided which fourteen out of twenty songs went through to tomorrow's final.

Söngvakeppnin 2014: Second Icelandic heat : get to know the participants

Iceland Söngvakeppni candidates second heat  © RÚV

With two spots in the final already taken, five new participants will take to the stage at Háskólabíó in a bid to win the remaining two places. Another two other lucky artists from both semis will receive a wildcard to the final from a jury. Come join us for a closer look at the final five and see if you can pick out any favourites.

Seven acts confirmed for the Slovenian national selection EMA

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Today the Slovenian broadcaster RTVSLO announced that seven acts will compete in their national selection EMA to represent Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen. Among the names there is also Omar Naber who participated at the 2005 edition in Kiev.

Ruffus frontman returns with the album Nõgesed

Vaiko Eplik 7 Ehk Nõgesed © lasering.ee

As frontman of 2003 Estonian entrant Ruffus, Vaiko Eplik brought both attitude and funk to neighbouring Riga. After the contest, the group disbanded and Vaiko went on to a succesful solo career. Now he's back with his highly anticipated brand new album Nõgesed.

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

Melodifestivalen 2014 participants heat 2 © SVT

Saturday's result in Melodifestivalen was a fairly foregone conclusion, with Yohio cruising to the final but with newcomer Ellen Benediktsson nabbing the other place from under the nose of Helena Paparizou. This Saturday's line up is a similar mix, with two big names and a sprinkling of debutants - will it be a case of history repeating itself? 

Ireland 2014: Euro songs get their debut radio play

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This afternoon on RTÉ Radio 1 and RTÉ 2FM the Irish entries vying for a place in the second semi final of this years Eurovision were played. One of these songs: Don't Hold on, The Movie Song, Heatbeat, Be Mine or You Don't Remember Me will win Eurosong 2014 and represent Ireland in Copenhagen.

No smoking gun found, but EBU tightens rules regarding voting fraud

Eurovision Song Contest logo ©  EBU

Last year the Eurovision Song Contest was hit by a voting scandal indicating attempts from Azerbaijan to buy votes in favour of their own entry. EBU conclude that no smoking gun was found towards Ictimai TV, but they will now tighten the rules to make each broadcaster responsable. 

Glennis Grace on first theatre tour

Glennis Grace anno 2013 © nufoto.nl

Dutch songstress Glennis Grace was deeply affected by the tragic premature death of celebrated artist Whitney Houston in 2012. Ms Houston was Glennis' idol and what better way to honour her memory than perform some of her hits on her first theatre tour which got underway yesterday.

A Dal 2014: Third Hungarian heat: Get to know the participants

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A Dal moves one step closer to finding the the successor to last year's entrant ByeAlex. The third qualifying heat is in just three days time, with six spots in the semi finals up for grabs. Let's take a closer look at the final ten contenders and try to hazard an educated guess as to just who will make it and who will be bowing out this time around.

Ireland 2014: Five acts and song titles revealed by RTÉ

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With the Irish final fast approaching RTÉ have today announced Patricia Roe, Eoghan Quigg, Can-Linn, Andrew Mann and Laura O'Neill as the five acts for 2014. Their song titles have also been announced and will be played on Irish radio tomorrow for the very first time.

2014 Malta Eurovision Song Contest - Get to know the participants

Stage of Malta 2014 Eurovision Song Contest ©  Edward Montebello, EuroVisionary

Since 2011 the format of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest has been almost unchanged. For another year a semi-final will take place on Friday night while on Saturday the finalists will compete for the ticket to Copenhagen. Here you can read more about the 20 participants fighting. 

Georgia to send The Shin and Mariko Ebralidze to Copenhagen

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Georgia is the second country from the Caucasus region to confirm its entrant for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, following an announcement from Armenia on New Year's Eve. The Shin and Mariko Ebralidze are to follow in the footsteps of Nodi Tatishvili and Sophie Gelovani to become Georgia's seventh entrant at the contest.

Eurovision 2014: Lise Rønne, Nikolaj Koppel and Pilou Asbæk as hosts

Nikolaj Koppel, Lise Rønne and Pilou Asbæk to host ESC 2013 ©  DR

Danish broadcaster, DR, today announced the hosts of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. Lise Rønne, Nikolaj Koppel and Pilou Asbæk will guide the audience in the hall as well as the millions of TV viewers across Europe through the three shows in May.


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