Things has been rather quiet about Sidsel Ben Sammane since she represented Denmark at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest. Now things are getting more spicier as she returns with a new EP released tonight - and a new stage name as well.
Songstress' Christine Guldbrandsen's is just back from a recent trip to China, her second in the space of six months. As was the case with Secret Garden, the Chinese seem to be insatiable when it comes to getting enough of the sweet sounds of Miss Guldbrandsen.
Tonight Albania kicked off their national final selection. Three hectic days will decide who will represent the country at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö. Among the participants tonight fighting for a spot in the final was Kejsi Tola who won the national final in 2009.
Since their win in 2006, Lordi have been plagued by problems. Their popularity waned, only to explode once more. Add to the equasion frequent changes to the line up and you have a recipe for the stereotypical rockband story. Lordi have however overcome their difficulties and are back, bigger and brasher than ever before.
As reported mere days ago here on Eurovisionary, Estonian broadcaster ERR had received 157 submissions for the national selection Eesti Laul 2013. A jury has been busy beavering away over the past few days and yesterday evening the full line up for next year's competition was announced, with many familiar names promising us a diverse selection.
Liliane Saint-Pierre already had a well established career when participating on home soil for Belgium in 1987 with Soldiers of Love. Her entry was surprisingly enough not a hit the first time around, but experienced something of a renaissance on various Belgian charts this autumn. Saint-Pierre will be giving a rather unique concert this coming January.
The Government of Republic of Macedonia organised a concert in Skopje, with the attendance of famous Eurovision singers from the Balkans. The show hasn't only shown that the nation's reaction towards special historical dates is full of dignity, but it has also contented all of the viewers with Macedonian folk treasure.
Heart throb Andreas Lundstedt could do no wrong. He seemed to have it all - a successful solo career, followed by even greater popularity with the supergroup Alcazar. Things soon turned sour however, with his life hit by a series of personal tragedies. Lundstedt lifts the lid on his life, warts and all, in his autobiography released last week.
When the Netherlands tonight kicks off for its third season of the popular talent show The Voice Of Holland it will be with a former Eurovision Song Contest participant hoping for a new fresh start of her career. Niña van Dijk, one third of Treble, represented her country in 2006.