Tone Damli Aaberge came oh so close to representing her native Norway back in 2009, but was stopped in her tracks by the overwhelming victory of Alexander Rybak and Fairytale. She did however go on to achieve some success in the US wtih her second placed entry Butterflies. Now, she feels it's time to give it another go.
Winner of this year's Eurovision Song Contest Loreen almost sparked a diplomatic crisis whilst in Baku as she made her views known against the regime in Azerbaijan, taking part in the Sing For Democracy rally. Since then however, the artists appears to have softened her stance somewhat, choosing to perform for one of Europe's most notorious dictators.
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.
With the rare exception, the United Kingdom has had little to show of its former glory at the Eurovision Song Contest. Some fans blame a lack of interest on the part of the BBC, others claim that the rest of Europe has it in for the UK while Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber has talked about his own theory as to the lack of British success.
Young Alexander Rybak managed to persuade viewers, pundits and sceptics alike when sweeping to victory in 2009. Would he be able to have the same effect on his examiners when he graduated this week from the Barratt Due Institute of Music?
NRK have restored the fortunes of the national selection Melodi Grand Prix in Norway in recent years, making it a more attractive competition and attracting bigger, more established names. But all things must come to an end and so the ways of NRK and Sundes will part.
The Eurovision has always had a firm following in Norway, with broadcaster NRK practically guaranteed solid viewing figures and the final show has more often than not figured at the top of the statistics among the most watched programme of the year. NRK were in for quite a shock this year.
The exclusive premiere took place in the Romanian morning show called Neatza cu Razvan si Dani where both singers were performing their song live. The song is called I'll Show You and it was written and composed by Alexander himself.
Minutes ago the Belarusians decided that it will be up to Alena Lanskaya to bring the country into the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, something they missed out on last year as the rest of Europe didn't love Belarus just as much as Anastasiya Vinnikova did. Tonight's winner was chosen in a big show featuring a long list of Eurovision performers.