The 2013 national final season is coming to an end and after lots of speculations San Marino were this evening, as one of the last countries, able to present the song that will represent them at the Eurovision Song Contest in May this year. With Crisalide the country hope to qualify for the final for the first time.
Last year San Marino drew a lot of attention to their song about the social network Facebook, but found themselves having to change the lyrics in order to compete at the Eurovision Song Contest and to be the joke of the evening for most. Added that it didn't reach the final it might be a little surprising to see Valentina back.
Last Saturday the German fanclub OGAE Germany organized its annual convention in Munich. About 200 guests enjoyed a varied programme with the performance of four former Eurovision participants Sandra Reemer Friderika Bayer, Tom Dice and Pasha Parfeny being the highlight.
After many speculations Lys Assia has now issued a press release stating that she will not be representing another country, as things looks right now, but that she is negotiating about playing some kind of role at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.
The very first winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, Lys Assia failed to reach this season's Swiss national final and thereby it looked like 2013 wouldn't be the year where we saw Lys back on the Eurovision stage fighting to win the trophy. Yesterday rumours however spread fast claiming her to represent San Marino instead, and today Lys answered back.
You've got to admire her chutzpah, Eurovision's first lady Lys Assia doesn't take defeat lying down. Not content with an eight place in the Swiss national final last year, the Grand Dame is apparently planning a return to the Eurovision stage for 2013.
The very first winner of the 1956 Eurovision Song Contest Lys Assia has constantly been in the limelight in one way or another since her victory for Switzerland at the very first edition of Europe's favourite show. The veteran plans once again to defend the alpine nation.
Ireland hasn't reached the final of the Eurovision Song Contest the past two years. Tonight they decided that it will be up to Niamh Kavanagh to try to do the double after winning the contest for Ireland back in 1993. This time her song is called It's For You and is written by the team who also wrote last year's Irish entry.
RTÉ have announced the five finalists for Eurosong 2010 and among them are 1993 Eurovision Song Contest winner, Niamh Kavanagh and 1982 winning songwriter Ralph Siegel. The final will take place on March 5 as part of the Late Late Show on RTÉ 1.