Gemma Abbey who represented the United Kingdom as part of group Jemini has been convicted of fraud. The singer who came in last place in 2003 with ‘Cry Baby’ (receiving nul points), has been found guilty of claiming up to £52,000 in benefits she was not entitled to.
Belgian hopefuls Adil Aarab, Amaryllis Uitterlinden, Astrid Destruyer, Laura Tesoro and Tom Frantzis performed their Eurovision songs first time on the second live show of national selection contest Eurosong 2016 tonight.
This Sunday sees the Belgian hopefuls Adil Aarab, Amaryllis Uitterlinden, Astrid Destruyer, Laura Tesoro and Tom Frantzis perform for the first time the songs they want to sing in Stockholm in May. Today we have been given a little sneak preview of what to expect ahead of the second show from national broadcaster VRT’s EuroSong 2016 on Sunday.
Sunday saw the first of the Belgian live shows in their quest to find their Eurovision entry for 2016. The first show saw hopefuls Astrid Destuyver, Adil Aarab, Tom Frantzis, Laura Tesoro and Amaryllis Uitterlinden perform former Eurovision hits in their own style including an R’n’B version of Johnny’s Logan’s ‘Hold Me Now’ and a slowed down intimate version of Loreen’s smash hit ‘Euphoria’. With the second live show approaching this weekend it is time for the contenders to sing their own song. Ahead of the live show on Sunday we have been told what the song titles will be. Read on to find out what they are.
In the first live show of the Belgian national selection competition Eurosong 2016 on Sunday, the five hopefuls performed former Eurovision songs. Contenders Astrid Destuyver, Adil Aarab, Tom Frantzis, Laura Tesoro and Amaryllis Uitterlinden tried to impress by putting their own spin on their favourite Eurovision songs. Read on to find out which hits they covered and to see them perform.
Belgian hopefuls Astrid Destuyver, Adil Aarab, Tom Frantzis, Laura Tesoro and Amaryllis Uitterlinden will perform former Eurovision hits in the first of three live shows which will air tonight. The performance is designed to show off the vocal talent, style, personality and stage presence of each performer.
This year I was lucky enough to be one of the many Eurovision fans traveling to Vienna for the Eurovision Song Contest. On arrival myself and my companions were intrigued by the activities that the city had put on as part of the Eurovision celebrations. There was live music and live screenings at the Rathaus, quizzes, Conchita lookalike competitions and a number of exhibitions including one at the Vienna’s House of Music which celebrated 60 years of the Austrian entries in video clips and memorabilia. The MuseumQuartier even transformed their seating area in the courtyard to have benches that represented each of the participating countries in the contest (Ireland’s was the only one to have a roof, probably to highlight our pleasant climate!) The exhibition however that intrigued us the most was the ‘Nul Pointer’ exhibition at the Leopold Museum.
2003 saw the United Kingdom’s worst performance in their long Eurovision history. Jemini failed to achieve a single point and their ‘Cry Baby’ forced them to shed even more tears. Was it really all that bad? Find out for yourself:
Eurovision has launched the career of many pop greats, but some come to the competition with already some fame in the bag and this was the case in 2003 when Russian duo t.A.T.u took to Europe’s biggest stage. They didn’t manage to win, but nevertheless they impressed with song ‘Nye Ver, Nye Boysa’. You can listen to it below:
Come with us now as we go back eleven years to 2003 when Sertab Erener won gold for Turkey with ‘Every Way That I Can’: