Now that all four heats of Melodifestivalen are over, our attention turns to the Second Chance show which will take place on Saturday 6th March. But which of the Swedish acts would you like to see progress to the live Final the following week. Listen to the artists in contention below and let us know which of acts from each battle you think should advance by voting in our polls.
Hungary’s A DAL competition concluded tonight with Boggie coming out on top as the Hungarian choice for Eurovision 2015 with their song ‘Wars for Nothing’. The female singer’s anti-war song beat boy band Spoon’s ‘Keep Marching On’ in the final two.
Ukrainian Eduard Romanyuta has been selected by Moldova as their Eurovision entry for 2015 with winning song I Want Your Love. A whopping 16 acts competed for the title following two semi finals earlier in the week on Tuesday and Thursday that eliminated 8 of the 24 entries in contention.
The final kicked off with song one ‘Lonely Stranger’ from Miss M. The staging of the song saw the singer spin on a rotating platform inside what looked like a model of a building designed by architect Frank Gehry
Finland have chosen Perrti Kurikan Nimipäivät with “Aina mun pitää” to be their representatives for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with the final of their selection process UMK coming to a head tonight.
The Finnish punk band whose members consist of middle aged rockers with learning disabilities caused a major upset fighting off stiff competition from favourites boy band Satin Circus whose song ‘Crossroads’ came in second and Opera Skaala whose ‘Heart of Light’ was third.
Evrovizijska melodija (EMA) concluded tonight as Slovenia chose Maraaya and her song ‘Here For You’ to represent them at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in May. The national contest saw eight artists compete in the live broadcast from Ljubljana with Maraaya pipping Rudi Bucar’s ‘Saltinka’ to the post in the final two. Other acts missing out on the prize were Alya and Neno Belan, Time Kores, I.C.E., Clemens, Jana Sustersic and Martina Majerle.
Listen to the winning song below and the rest of the contenders here and let us know if you think Slovenia have made the correct choice.
Melodifestivalen 2015 has been highly entertaining so far. From life dolls jpop girl band Dolly Style to the triumphant return of Eric Saade and crazy performance from last week’s winner Jon Henrik Fjallgren, it never disappoints. This week was no different as host Sanna Nielsen took to the stage to give us another wonderfully bizarre performance this week it was En Vogue’s ‘Free Your Mind’ accompanied by Complete Dance Crew, a comedy dance act whose routine was reminiscent of a scene featuring Quicksilver from X-Men’s Days of Future Past.
Armenia have announced that the fourth member of their Eurovision supergroup Genealogy is Stephanie Topalian. The Japanese resident will represent the Asian contingent of the band and will join the other three members who have already been announced: Essai Altounian, Tamar Kaprelian and Vahe Tilbian. We are still awaiting two more members being announced in order to complete the line up.
Last night saw Ireland choose Molly Sterling and her song ‘Playing with Numbers’ to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2015. The 16 year old was chosen over Kat Mahon who’s Charlie McGettigan penned ‘Anybody Got a Shoulder?’ finished in second place. Third place went to Swedish singer Erika Selin and in fourth was early favourite to win Nikki Kavanagh with her song ‘Memories’. Finishing bottom of the pack was Alex Saint’s ‘She’s So Fine’.
RTE have come under fire recently for choosing not only dated, boring and predictable songs to compete in the Late Late Eurosong special but also for the format itself. The studio is too small to accommodate any
The first rounds of the competition are over and we are one step closer to finding out which Eurovision Song is your favourite ever. We have whittled the field down from 32 to just 16 and now it is time for the first of our semi finals. Below are the songs in contention for advancing to the final. Have a listen below and vote for your favourites in the poll. You can pick up to three songs. The results will be revealed on Sunday 8th March.
Unsurprisingly ABBA have come out on top in the fourth of our Best Eurovision Song Ever poll with 58.8% of the vote with their hit song Waterloo. Coming in second place was Norway’s Margaret Berger and her song ‘Feed You My Love’ which received 23.5% of the vote and will also advance to the semi final stages beginning next week. Joining these songs in the semi finals will be third and fourth place songs ‘Diva’ by Dana International (11.7%) and Ukraine’s Verka Serduchka whose song ‘Dancing Lasha Tumbai’ received 5.8% of the vote.
Songs failing to qualify were Buck’s Fizz ‘Making your Mind Up’, Celine Dion ‘Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi’, Niamh Kavanagh’s ‘In Your Eyes’ and Lulu’s ‘Boom Bang a Bang’.
You can vote in the first of the two semi final rounds by clicking here.