t.A.t.U's acclaimed debut album will be getting a re-release this November in honor of its 10th anniversary, which contains a never before released song from the 2002 recording sessions. Is there any chance that Julia and Lena put aside old grudges and decide to work together to promote the project?
After TRT's general director, Ibrahim Sahin's statements regarding a possible withdrawal for Turkey in relation to the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest they have now confirmed that they will participate after all. The Turkish broadcasting cooperation will start its preparations in early November.
Forward to Reality is the title of the third release from former Irish entrant and multi talented musician Mickey Harte. Released today on his own Swerve Music Ltd. label, Eurovisionary has had the privilege to be given a sneak peek at what's in store for his fans.
Turkish Eurovision fans were readily discussing who is going to represent Turkey in Malmö. Polls are already created in social media to find out which singer has more potential to win. Meanwhile, the Director General at TRT had a shocking message for the media: "We may consider withdrawal from the contest in 2013."
Much water has passed under the bridge since charmer Mickey Harte stood on stage and sang for Ireland with We've Got The World Tonight at the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest in Riga. The artist has shown a marked development since then and has just recently treated Americans to his own brand of pop-rock.
One time Latvian winner Marie N (Marija Naumova) has since her victory in 2002 with the latino inspired I Wanna gone on to become one of the most popular artists in her native country. Since her victory, she has tried her hand at various musical genres but seems to have tapped into an insatiable Latvian appetite for all things French!
The only Turkish winner, Sertab Erener, has released a new album called Ey Şûh-i Sertab, two years after her previous album, Rengarenk. Sertab got her name from her father after he had heard the song Ey Şûh-i Sertab which is also the name of the album. It is a Turkish Classical Music album in a markedly different style to her previous work.