The annual event Eurovision in Concert attracts fans from far and wide in what is essentially a dry run for the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest . Always with a jam packed list of artists, fans have more reason to look forward to the event this year as Dutch girl group Frizzle Sizzle reunite for a one off appearance in April.
Switzerland has Lys Assia but Swedes have Alice Babs as their grand dame of Eurovision, who started the whole Swedish adventure off by coming fourth with Lilla Stjärna in 1958. She turned 90 on Sunday, an event which was celebrated by many but also gave time for reflection on the tragic personal situation surrounding Alice today.
When they won the Danish national final in 2011 and went on to a great 5th position internationally they were four boys who had been together for nearly 10 years. A year ago two of them left, and now Sebastian and Tim are no longer able to continue. A Friend In London is history.
Armenia’s Sirusho has been nominated for three prestigious World Music Awards, making her the first Armenian singer to ever receive a nomination. She competes against many of the biggest names in music including eurovision acts Loreen, Anggun and Anouk for the title Worlds Best Female Artist.
Frenchman François Deguelt was already an extremely productive recording artist in the 1950's prior to his representing the tiny principality of Monaco twice at the Eurovision Song Contest in the 1960's. The sad news of his passing away yesterday was announced in French media earlier today.
Fan favourite Nanne Grönvall has been absent at both Melodifestivalen and on the music scene for a number of years. But now she's on her way back into the limelight, bigger and bolder than ever with the release of a new album. The starlet spoke openly to Swedish media about the experiences surrounding her latest release.
Singer Willeke Alberti has long since become one of the most respected and beloved artists in the Netherlands, with a career spanning over fifty years. The singer now wants to give something back and is hoping to do so with the help of her son, Johnny De Mol and another family connection.