Estonia Select Elina Born and Stig Rasta for Eurovision 2015

Elina Born and Stig Rasta are chosen by Estonia, propelling them to the top of the betting odds.

Elina Born and Stig Rasta are chosen by Estonia, propelling them to the top of the betting odds.

Eesti Laul concluded tonight when Estonia selected Elina Born and Stig Rasta as their entry for Eurovision 2015. The winning song ‘Goodbye to Yesterday’ beat off stiff competition from nine other competitors including runners up Elisa Kolk’s ‘Superlove’ and Daniel Levi’s ‘Burning Lights’.

The duo were favourites to be chosen and so the result is no surprise, and bookies have selected Estonia’s song as one of the early favourites to win the contest overall. The folky ballad duet is not unlike last year’s entry ‘Calm After the Storm’ from the Netherlands which saw the Common Linnets finish second to Austria’s Conchita Wurst.

Estonia will compete in Semi Final 1 of the Eurovision on 19th May in Vienna. Listen to the winning song below and let us know if you think Estonia have made the right decision.

Finland Select Final 3 acts for Their National Final

umkFinland held the third of their UMK heats tonight and have decided on another three acts who will progress to the final. The three acts who qualified from tonight’s heat were Continue reading

Lithuania opt for Vaidas Baumila and Monika Linkyte

Monika and Vaidas chosen for Lithuania

Monika and Vaidas chosen for Lithuania

Last week saw Lithuania chose their song ‘This Time’ for the Eurovision 2015 Song Contest. This week they turned their attention to who would perform the song in May in Vienna. There were three contenders in the running Mia, Monika Linkyte and Vaidas Baumila. Continue reading

Jon Henrik Fjallgren and Isa Progress to Melodifestivalen Final

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Jon Henrik Fjallgren advances to Melodifestivalen final along with Isa from Heat 3.

Tonight saw the third heat of Sweden’s Melodifestivalen. The show kicked off as always with a song and dance number from hosts Sanna Nielsen and Robin Paulsson who this week were accompanied by a hipster with a top knot and guitar and a harmonica lady. The quartet began their performance back stage with what I assume was a parody song, however when they made their way into the studio they were welcomed with silver pom poms and pink feather boas and broke into some Avicii.

The show kicked off proper with first contender Ellen Benedictson Continue reading