Back in their heyday, the group Stjórnin gave Iceland their first taste of what it feels like to reach fathom the upper reaches of the Eurovision scoreboard with their bouncy number Eitt Lag Enn, ending in fourth place back in 1990. Tickets have just gone on sale for their special 25th anniversary concert next month with a few familiar faces helping out.
Sisters Alice and Caren had enjoyed a lengthy career before representing their native Netherlands at the 1990 Eurovision Song Contest but by the mid nineties the group had split as the result of a bitter court battle. The sisters seem to have buried the hatchet, as it was recently revealed that they are to reform in the autumn.
Today friends and family were able to say a last goodbye to the triple Eurovision participant John Hatting who passed away only 64 years old. After his death stories about a man for whom life wasn't easy has been told and even the plan for his funeral turned out to be complicated.
It's not just the Eurovision Song Contest that the Dutch are gearing up towards in May. In a matter of weeks, for the first time in the Netherlands' Eurovision history, they will have a king as head of state, which will be celebrated with a huge concert featuring some Eurovision names.
It came as a surprise to everyone when Denmark's three times Eurovision Song Contest participant, John Hatting recently passed away at the age of just 64, just as he appeared well two days earlier. An autopsy today revealed the cause of death to be cardiac arrest.
Popular Swedish artist Peter Jöback has entered Melodifestivalen on two previous occasions, and in his home country, his career has gone from strength to strength. He has built a reputation for himself as one of Sweden's premier musical stars, and is soon to become historic.
Ketil Stokkan is probably remembered among fans for his two appearances at the contest, but few are probably unaware of the fact that he has had a long music career in his native Norway. Things were quiet around Stokkan up until the release of his album Ta Mæ in 2011. Stokkan is to make a rare TV appearance on the new show Cover Me.
Former Icelandic participant Sigga Beinteinsdóttir turns fifty later this month and the occasion will apparently not go unnoticed in her native Iceland, with a special celebtraion planned for the artist.
Simone is back. The one time Austrian entrant, who gave such a glamourous, rousing performance of her entry Keine Mauern Mehr in Zagreb is back with a brand new album and it she hardly seems to have aged a day!
After having been in the Swedish final twice, but never made it to the Eurovision Song Contest, Peter Jöback will in a couple of weeks be releasing an album with Swedish versions of French classics. As an extra bonus the album contains three new song written in the same style. A signed edition can be preordered now.