Eurovision Song Contest

What does it require to host the Eurovision Song Contest?

Eurovision Song Contest 2014 ©  EBU

When DR published the documents regarding the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest we also got a look into which exact requirements a host city of such an event are met with. These are technical requirements to the stage, but also things like hotel specifications, size of Eurovision Village and even the number of bars at Euroclub.

Softengine - We Created The World

Softengine - We Created The World

The debut album from Softengine, the rock band that represented Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014.

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Raphael revisits old hits for new album, De Amor & Desamor

Raphael © raphaelnet.com

Raphael has a status close to that of a living legend being one of the most important artists in the Spanish music scene of all time. On this brand new album, he has re-recorded some of his classic hits giving an interesting twist to his most iconic songs.

Eurovision 2014: Problems with carrying pillars known BEFORE Copenhagen was chosen

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

In February 2014 Host City Copenhagen asked the politicians for extra money due to unforseen expenses regarding three carrying pillars in B & W hallerne. The published documents from DR however reveal that this was not unforseen. Way before the arena was chosen the pillars were refered to as carrying.

Željko Joksimović and Tony Cetinski release a duet, Zabluda

Željko Joksimović and Tony Cetinski © zeljkojoksimovic.rs

Željko Joksimović and Tony Cetinski have been friends for many years and, during this time, they have always been thinking about a musical project together. Finally, here is their first single, Zabluda, which is a prelude to a joint concert that will take place later this month in Serbia.

Raphael - De Amor & Desamor

Raphael - De Amor & Desamor

The new album from Raphael who represented Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1966 and 1967.

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Eurovision 2014: The case that will never die

Eurovision 2014 Copenhagen logo ©  EBU

After pressure from politicians and media, Danish hostbroadcaster, DR, today finally revealed all relevant papers regarding the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. The event became three times more expensive than planned and in the hunt for a scapegoat DR was forced to make all documents public. 

Malta: Twenty semi-finalists announced

Ekklesia © Mario Mintoff

The qualifying artists were presented one by one last evening at the tv show Xarabank where each of them performed a snippet of their songs. Among the twenty acts are several familiar faces including former Eurovision representatives Ludwig Galea, Glen Vella and Gianluca Bezzina.

Sanremo winner ‘entitled’ to represent Italy in Eurovision 2015

Marco Mengoni performing at the Eurovision Song Contest © Tommy Engström, EuroVisionary

With a post on its Eurovision facebook page, Italian public broadcaster RAI announced that the winner of the 65th Sanremo Song Festival will be entitled to represent the country in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. If the Sanremo winner does not wish to do so, the event organizers will have to select another artist for Vienna.

FYR Macedonia announces twenty finalists for Skopje Festival

Tijana Dapčević © Tommy Engström, EuroVisionary

The Macedonian broadcaster has revealed the names of the twenty acts that will participate at this year's Skopje Festival which will take place on the 12th of November. Among them there are some of the most established artists of the national music scene and some familiar faces for Eurovision fans.

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Lordi - Scare Force One

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Maria Haukaas Mittet - Heim

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Raphael - De Amor & Desamor

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