12 acts will compete to represent Bulgaria on February 29th.
- Tsvetelin Atanasov-Elvisa ft. DZ – Love goes around (Popout)
- New 5 – Change for a better life
- Rene Ranev – Alone (Popout)
- Go Week – The way you see the world (Popout)
- Simona Sivanio – Eternal
- Svetozar Hristov – Kick me down (Popout)
- Vyara Pantaleeva - Vyara
- Ivailo Kolev ft. Hipnotik - Searching for the words (Popout)
- Steliyana Hristova - Putyat (Popout)
- Todor Gadzhalov – Still love you (Popout)
- Dess – Love is alive (Popout)
- Sofi Marinova – Prosto lyubov (Popout)
Ivi Adamou was chosen internally to represent Cyprus in Baku, and recently 3 songs have been released that she will sing, and it is up to Cyprus to choose. Personally we love La, La, Love. I have a great feeling for Cyprus this year – lets hope she can sing live
La La Love
Call The Police
You Don’t Belong Here
February 24th will see the Austrians select their entrant for Baku, and they have some lovely contestants including a drag queen called Conchita Wurst, looks to be a good show. You can listen to most of the songs by click on this link or on the title of the song.
Song: Swing Crazy
Artist: James Cottriall
Song: Stand up
Artist: Mary Broadcast Band
Song: How can you ask me
|Artist: PapermoonSong: Father, father, mon père|
|Artist: Norbert Scheneider Song: Medicate my blues away|
Song: Woki mit deim popo
Song : Comme ça
Artist: Conchita Wurst
Song: That’s what I am
Earlier than normal Dansk MGP takes place on Saturday 21st of January – only 2 weeks away and already has been shrouded in controversy as many of ye already know, Tine Lynggard’s ‘Nowhere’ was disqualified for being released on the interwebs earlier last year so now the usual line up of 10 is now 9.
The line-up for Dansk MGP will be :
- Jesper Norshtedt - Take out hearts
- Aya - Best thing I got
- Kenneth Potempa - Reach the sky
- Ditte Marie - Overflow
- Phillip Hallou & Emilia - Baby love me
- Suriya - Forever I be young
- Karen Viuff - Universe
- Soluna Samaay - Should have known better
- Chris Brons and Patrick Isaksson - Venter
The Danes have also livened things up a little with new voting rules – basically as well as public voting they now have international jury voting for the final selection – once they get to 3 entries – it’s all public until that point. Germany, Norway, Russia and Azerbaijan each have 10 percent of the vote as well as the native Danish jury with the other 10% and the public making up the remaining 50%. As you may notice this is the previous 4 winning countries.
Edit: You can now listen to the songs here: http://www.dr.dk/melodigrandprix/Artikler/2012/smuglyt.htm
For entertainment in the final Alexander Rybak continues his tour of national finals as well as last years winners for Denmark – A friend in London.
Former Eurovision entrant Donna McCaul announced just a few moments ago that she is returning to Eurosong 2012.
The Eurovision Song Contest, taking place in Kiev for the first time in 2005, saw Donna and her brother Joe throw themselves into the somewhat daunting but very exciting and in many cases, enviable task of representing Ireland with their song “Love?”.
Donna and Joe participated in a Semi Final which was only the second year this was used in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Although they gave a very enthusiastic performance and sung their hearts out, it was not to be when they placed 14th in the Semi Final with 53 points.
This time though, Donna is coming back all guns blazing, determined to make a new stand for herself as a solo artist in Eurosong and hopefully onwards to Baku in May, Donna will be hoping to top the bill for a place in that wonderful circus which we love, the Eurovision Song Contest, which has certainly opened a very special place in her heart for many years!
We wish you all the best Donna!
We have yet to be informed who is to be Donna’s mentor on the forthcoming Eurosong show in February but as ever, we will keep you informed once we know!
See the video below for Donna’s previous entry to Eurovision in 2005 with “Love?” and below the video is the full promotional shot of Donna.
Scandipop.co.uk has gone and given us fans a treat…….a very special treat…..they have only gone and opened their own radio station online playing all my (ok….and our) favourite songs and artists from those lovely Scandinavian countries!
Scandipop have released their new station on www.we7.com and I know many of my friends have all been listening since they saw it on my facebook page over the last week. Playing lots of Melodifestivalen songs as well as ones from the Norwegian and Danish National selection for Eurovision, they also play songs from the artists of these competitions as well as other artists who have not competed.
The great advantage,well…. many great advantages to this website is that you can “like” and/or “share” any of the songs being played so that they are displayed on any of the other social media that you might use (Facebook, Twitter,Myspace, Google, MSN, Dig, LinkedIn and many more) so that any of your friends or family can see it and pick it up very easy! You can also play requests once you sign in to have your own account.
Another great advantage is once you are logged in and if you are not listening to a particular station, the website will play music that it thinks suits you based on some that you have already listened to and I have to admit, it has hit the target for me a good 95% of the time!
Over the past week, I have been stuck listening to this new station and I cannot get enough, it goes on whenever I am online!
What a great place to hear all you favourites throughout the day AND night! No more boring national or local radio stations!
Now you can listen to all of your favourites and more with the click of your mouse to the link below:
Tonight sees the first National Final to select a song to send to the 57th Eurovision Song Contest in Baku next May. Switzerland again will be the first to choose. 14 acts from across different musical styles will compete for the chance.
It all kicks off at 20:05 CET (19:05 GMT) in Bodensee Arena in Kreuzlingen with the Televoters having their say.
The show will be broadcast on SF 1 and La 2 for those in Switzerland and will be streamed online also!
- Swiss National Final – The Running Order (escireland.com)
- Concerns About Lys Assia’s Health (eurovisiontimes.wordpress.com)
- 38 Countries preparing for Baku (escireland.com)
Ahead of Saturdays Swiss National Final it is time for your say on who you would like to win the the Swiss Final.
- Editorial: Assessing the Swiss National Final (eurovisiontimes.wordpress.com)