The London Eurovision Party 2013 took place at the Shadow Lounge in Soho district on 21 April. Eight acts from the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest performed along with some guest performances from Sarbel (ESC Greece 2007) and Nigar Jamal (2011 winner ESC Azerbaijan).
Dutch singing sensation Glennis Grace recently held a unique hologram concert in The Hague and will also participate in the ceremony marking the king's accession to the throne. Even though she has a jam packed schedule, the artist has just confirmed a tour for early next year and plans for a new Dutch language album later this year.
It's not just the Eurovision Song Contest that the Dutch are gearing up towards in May. In a matter of weeks, for the first time in the Netherlands' Eurovision history, they will have a king as head of state, which will be celebrated with a huge concert featuring some Eurovision names.
There is not much news from the BBC about who will be representing the United Kingdom at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö. But the UK is home to many famous names that have participated in Eurovision down the years. Some are still around, many years after their time on the Eurovision stage. We look at what some of them are doing.
La Meg Være Ung, Wenche Myhre once sang way back in 1964 aged just seventeen. Little did she know then just how prophetic her song would turn out to be. Turning 66 this week, she shows no sign of slowing down, with the recent release of both a biography and a CD with the same name. The megastar has just announced that she is to embark on a tour, too!
Yesterday the organisers were able to present three former Eurovision winner Carola as a special guest performer for Eurovision In Concert. A total of 18 participants are so far confirmed as well for the preview party to be held in Amsterdam on the 13th of April.
Songstress' Christine Guldbrandsen's is just back from a recent trip to China, her second in the space of six months. As was the case with Secret Garden, the Chinese seem to be insatiable when it comes to getting enough of the sweet sounds of Miss Guldbrandsen.
In Amsterdam they are currently preparing for the 5th edition of Eurovision In Concert, which will be held on the 13th of April. Today the first four artists to test their Eurovision Song Contest shape were announced together with the second and last host.