Dutch songstress Glennis Grace was deeply affected by the tragic premature death of celebrated artist Whitney Houston in 2012. Ms Houston was Glennis' idol and what better way to honour her memory than perform some of her hits on her first theatre tour which got underway yesterday.
The names of the five candidates in the running to represent Ireland at the next Eurovision Song Contest will be revealed on 6th February on RTÉ Radio. The country will decide upon its entrant to Copenhagen during The Late Late Show to be held at the end of next month.
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.
Irish Eurovision fans are in for a double whammy this festive season as two time Irish finalists John and Edward Grimes aka Jedward and 1992 Eurovision Winner Linda Martin have united on stage for a much anticipated production of pantomime Beauty and the Beast in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre. (Oh no they’re not… oh yes they are!)
Veteran singer, actress and also a teacher, Silvi Vrait, who represented Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994, has passed away at the age of 62. A brain tumor was given as the reason of her tragic death.
When the annuly Norwegian Christmas tour Stille Natt Hellige Natt kicks off on the 27th of November it will be with three former Eurovision Song Contest participants involved, two of them winners. Tor Endresen, Elisabeth Andreassen and Alexander Rybak will bring the Norwegian into the right spirit.
With three widely diverse performers such as Bettan, Alexander Rybak and Didrik Solli-Tangen on stage, something for practically every taste is almost guaranteed. The three artists combine their styles and talent to bring concertgoers a unique experience in July.
Former Icelandic participant Sigga Beinteinsdóttir turns fifty later this month and the occasion will apparently not go unnoticed in her native Iceland, with a special celebtraion planned for the artist.