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

Festival da Canção © rtp.pt

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.

Former French Eurovision stars collaborate on a new album with popular Portuguese singer Tony Carreira

Tony Carreira - Nos fiançailles, France/Portugal

"Nos Fiançailles, France/Portugal" is the name of the album recently released where Tony Carreira duets with some former French Eurovision participants such as Serge Lama, Gérard Lenorman, Natasha St-Pier and Anggun. It also includes a cover of Marie Myriam's entry L'oiseau Et L'enfant.

Gaia Cauchi premiers dance remix of The Start at the MMAs in Malta..and wins a top award too

Gaia Cauchi ©  timesofmalta.com

Gaia Cauchi won the 2013 Junior Eurovision Song Contest for Malta with The Start. Gaia has premiered a dance remix of her winning song at the 2014 MMAs (Malta Music Awards), where she also won the International Achievement Award.

Herreys plan spectacular anniversary celebration

Herreys  © ekstrabladet.dk

Amazingly, thirty years have already passed since three young brothers stood on the stage of the Grand Théâtre in Luxemburg, jubilant after giving Sweden a second victory at the contest. Herrey mania ensued and the trio are commonly regarded as the first Swedish boyband. To mark the thirtieth anniversary of their win, a special celebration is planned.

Böyük Səhnə kicks off in Azerbaijan - Ten qualifiers for the second heat

Dilara Kazimova © ITV

Last evening the first semi-final of Böyük Səhnə, the Azerbaijani national selection for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest took place. The fourteen candidates performed in front of an expert jury and ten of them qualified to the second heat to be held next Sunday.

Spanish national final to be held on the 22nd of February

Spanish Finalists 2014 © TVE

TVE has announced today the date of the national final where the Spanish representative for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest will be chosen. It will take place on the evening of the 22nd of February and the show will be broadcast live from Barcelona.

Lithuanian results revealed - Martynas Kavaliauskas has to leave the competition

Martynas Kavaliauskas (c) Eurovision.tv

Today the Lithuanian broadcaster announced the final results of last Saturday's Eurovizijos edition. As they assumed irregularities in the televoting the announcement of the results was postponed and not as usual at the end of the show. Martynas Kavaliauskas was eliminated, the four other artists will perform again next Saturday.

Aalborg wants Dansk Melodi Grand Prix back for 2015

Aalborg

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

A Dal 2014 3rd qualifiters C {mtvn}

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

EMA14 (c) RTVSLO

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.


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