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.
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!)
Katy Garbi has continuously incorporated traditional Greek music into her sound, with her Greek entry from the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest, Ellada, Hora Tou Fotos being no exception. After a short hiatus, the songstress is back with both a new record deal and a new single to mark the occasion.
Dino Merlin, the Bosnian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 1999 and 2011 tours through some European countries. Until the 15th of December Dino gives five concerts in France, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Germany.
A short while ago the latest single from Arvingarna, who represented Sweden at the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest, was released on itunes and spotify. Now the physical CD single will be released and the band will be performing around Sweden all summer.
In this video you can see Ruth Jacott & Paul de Leeuw perform Paul's big hit in the Netherlands Blijf Bij Mij. Ruth Jacott hosted the 2012 Eurovision In Concert and Paul is a well known performer who has also been Dutch commentator.