The relationship between the two countries haven't always been the best, but that is in the past now. In this video you can see this year's Greek participants, Kosa Mostra feat. Agathon Iakovidis, perform the chorus from the Turkish entry from 2004; For Real.
Comments made by Tore Johansson, producer of Anouk's forthcoming album caused great unease last week when he publicly commented that he didn't think the Dutch entry would amount to much in Malmö. Anouk, outspoken as ever defended the song and an excerpt of the song was performed for thr first time yesterday.
The presentation of the new album of Sofia Vitória will take place at the Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval in Sintra, Portugal on 15 March at 22:00 (local time). All the songs on the album tell the history of the female characters created by the Brazilian musician, writer and performer Chico Buarque.
Former Swedish Eurovision entrants Jill Johnson and Lena Philipsson are to feature in special concerts on the 16th and 20th of January. Broadcaster SVT will be recording the events with the intention of broadcasting the show in the coming months.
BTRC has revealed the deadline for song submissions and announced that their song for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest will be selected on 7th of December. Will they be able to qualify to the finals after two years of failure in a row?
Yesterday marked five years of the tragic car accident that took the life of Tose Proeski. To celebrate his musical career, a number of Balkan artists gathered to re-record Igra Bez Granica, one of the greatest hits of the singer who represented Macedonia at the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest.
Max Mutzke is back with his fourth studio album called Durch einander. It will be released on September 14th and is supposed to be a jazz album. Rembering Max's performance at the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 it might be no surprise, but it still a big dream coming true for him.
There is no doubt that music has a very powerful influence on uniting people from all over the world. With the pioneering of TRT, popular artists from twelve countries, including Eurovision stars, are going to come together in Sarajevo to perform for brotherhood and peace.
A charity event in Copenhagen in mid August will raise money for an HIV project in Uganda, Africa. Among the many performers are three former Danish Eurovision Song Contest participants, Lise Haavik, Thomas Thordarson and Jacob Sveistrup, and also several national finalist.