For the Danish national final on Saturday several of the country's Eurovision legends will perform as interval act. Reigning winner Emmelie de Forest will open the show where 10 participants will battle to defend the red and white Danish colours on homefield in Copenhagen in May.
Award winning Norwegian-Irish duo Secret Garden, winners of the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest are back with their first recording since the release of their 2011 effort, Winter Poem. The brand new album Just The Two Of Us is released nationwide in Norway today, with a wider release expected in the coming months.
Last week the Pride Week took place in Spain. On this occasion many events which involved a large number of artists related to the Eurovision Song Contest were held. Among them were Paloma San Basilio who gave the opening speech and Kate Ryan who performed some of her greatest hits.
One of Norway's most popular artists, Hanne Krogh, otherwise known as one half of Bobbysocks is back,
releasing a new concept album, Ikke Gi Deg, Jente! today. Besides her obvious connection to Eurovision, fans will be glad to discover a few other Eurovision suprises, too.
The composer, producer and performer Juan Carlos Calderón died yesterday in Madrid after suffering a heart failure at the age of 74. He was the author of four of the Spanish entries at the Eurovision Song Contest in the 70s and 80s; Eres Tú, Tú Volverás, La Fiesta Terminó and Nacida Para Amar.
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.
Poor Kikki Danielsson. In recent years her career has been overshadowed by her turbulent private life. The troubled star seemed to be getting back on track again with a triumphant comeback last summer. Judging by the latest shocking news, Danielsson is on a downer once more.
This is a return that comes from afar as that is a musical work done fourteen years ago, but never released. The songs range from pop to soft rock, bossa nova and reggae being mostly sung in English with one track in Italian language. The release is scheduled for the 9th of October.