France have been teasing us with a variety of photo clues over the past few weeks as to who their artist will be for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. However earlier today they revealed that it would be dental surgeon turned pop star Amir who would be their choice for this year’s contest.Continue reading
France have been present at Eurovision from the very beginning and have only missed the contest on two occasions (1974 and 1982). They have fared very well over the years with five wins between 1956 and 1977, however in recent years they have struggled to crack the top ten. Their most iconic win is probably their 1977 entry from Marie Myriam ‘L’oiseau et l’enfant’, but they have also won the contest in 1958 (‘Dors, mon amour’ by André Claveau), 1960 (‘Tom Pillibi’ by Jacqueline Boyer), 1962 (‘Un premier amour’ by Isabelle Aubret) and in 1969 in a four way tie with ‘Un jour, un enfant’ by Frida Boccara.
Ira Losco will represent Malta at Eurovision for a second time in 2016 with ‘Chameleon (Invincible)’. The singer was chosen as the nation’s representative following the final of MESC tonight which saw 14 acts in contention for the Maltese selection.
Last night Malta staged the first of their live shows in order to get one step closer to crowning the act and song that will represent them in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Twenty songs were in contention and each performer took to the MESC stage in the hope of getting chosen. Six of these acts were eliminated from the contest, while the other 14 continue on, and will perform in tonight’s final. Read on to find out the results.
Our readers reckon it should be Jasmine Abela and her song ‘Alive’ that Malta should choose as their Eurovision entry for 2016. Jasmine topped the poll with 38% of the vote, while Christabelle Borg, Raquel Galdes, Dominic, Corazon and Ira Losco came joint second with 13%.Continue reading
Malta has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 28 times since its debut in 1971. After a 16 year gap from 1975 to 1991, Malta returned to the Contest. Malta has been dubbed the most successful country not to have won the Contest. Despite never winning, they have finished second twice (Ira Losco in 2002 and Chiara in 2005), they twice finished third and have finished in the top 10 in 12 out of 15 contests from 1991-2005. More recently Malta have failed to qualify for the final on five out of nine occasions including their most recent attempt in 2015 with Amber’s ‘Warrior’. What will they have in store in 2016?
We take a look at the acts in the running to be Slovenia’s representatives at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, ahead of this Saturday’s live selection show. Which song is your favourite? Let us know by voting for it in the poll below: Continue reading