Today DR presented Bryan Rice as host for the 2014 Eurovision Village. Together with the presentation followed a programme including performances from 23 of this year's participants. Eurovision Village is this year located in the centre of Copenhagen and is open to the general public.
Today Euroclub announced its schedule for the two Eurovision weeks. From Monday the 28th to the after party on the 10th of May, the club will throw a big party every single evening. On stage we will see most of the participants this year, former participants and also a lot of other entertainment.
Today EBU and the 2014 host broadcaster, DR, announced the running order for the two semi-finals that will take place on the 6th and 8th of May. Armenia opens semi-final 1, while Malta will have the honour of kicking the second one off. Hungary and Romania closes each of their semi-finals.
To the loud applause of the audience, Arisa was crowned the winner of the Sanremo Festival on what was her fourth foray into the event. Her song, Controvento, was lying in second place after the first round of voting on Thursday but climbed up to the top spot to claim victory of the final evening in the Teatro Ariston.
The event commonly considered to be the father of the Eurovision Song Contest, the Sanremo Festival, starts on Tuesday 18th February in the beautiful Italian town on Riviera. There will be four evenings of music, special guests, drama and no doubt some controversy along the way until the winner of the 64th festival is revealed on Saturday.
Emma Marrone was officially confirmed as the Italian entry for 2014 earlier this week following an internal selection by RAI. Now the song she is to perform in Denmark for the Eurovision Song Contest in May has been revealed. It is "La Mia Città".
The rumours circulating on the internet for some time have been confirmed! Emma Marrone, one of Italy's most successful young female singers, has been selected internally by broadcaster Rai to represent the country in this year's Eurovision Song Contest.
Today the traditional allocation draw was held in order to determine which countries will compete in which semi-final. In other words: It is time to start analysing and guessing on who will in the end qualify for the final and who might not make it.
On Monday, the 20th of January the allocation draw for Eurovision 2014 will take place. A live broadcast will happen directly from Copenhagen's town hall. Six pots for the two semi-finals have been announced.
Would Greece be in or out? That was one of the questions that got answered today when the list of participating countries for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest was announced. And yes, Greece is among the minimum 36 countries we shall see in Copenhagen in May.