Minutes ago the first Norwegian qualifying heat ended. Helene Bøksle and Åste & Rikke made it to the final while two others will be in for a second chance to show that they got what it takes to represent the country at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. The show also featured Alexander Rybak in an interesting collaboration with a heavy metal band.
Friðrik Ómar has previously participated both as a backing singer and as a featured artist for Iceland in several Eurovision Song Contests, making him a well known face and extremely popular with many fans. Not one to rest on his laurels, he has numerous projects currently in the pipeline.
Maria caused a major stir when she was shockingly and unjustly voted off the Idol show back in 2004. Such was her talent that she nevertheless managed to make a name for herself, achieved a good result at the Eurovision Song Contest and is now out with an excellent third album.
"Could Switzerland be in the running?" was the question on everyone's lips when Paolo Meneguzzi took to the stage in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest. Cited by many as one of the favourites to win, the collective dissapointment was tangible when he gave a rather shaky performance on the night. He is however at the top with this album.
Andy Abraham, who represented United Kingdom at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest, will be cycling from London to Paris in September. He is doing this for charity and hopes to be able to raise £10,000.000 for The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust. Donations are already open and he would like your support as well.
Russian figure skater Evgeny Plushenko, who accompanied Dima Bilan on stage when he won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2008, won silver last night at the 2010 Winter Olympics held in Canada. He is however not at all satisfied and speculations already have started that he was deliberately robbed from the gold.