Belgian Eurovision 2016 entrant Laura Tesoro has revealed the video for her song ‘What’s The Pressure?’. Belgium will perform during second semi final on 12th May in Stockholm. Read on to watch the video.
The Swiss national selection process ‘ESC 2016 – Die Entscheidungsshow’ staged its final earlier this evening and has crowned Rykka as the winner. The singer will go out to represent Switzerland in Stockholm at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in May with her song ‘The Last of Our Kind’.
Six acts will battle it out to be the Swiss entry for Eurovision 2016 later tonight. But which of them do you think deserves to go to Stockholm. Our poll results are below:
The Belgian national selection process Eurosong 2016 came to its conclusion tonight when Laura Tesoro was crowned its winner. Laura will go on to represent the nation in Stockholm in May with the song ‘What’s the Pressure?’.
**Updated on 11th Dec to reflect Stephanie Palazzo’s disqualification
*updated 6th Dec to reflect results of Expert Check
Switzerland failed to qualify for the Eurovision Final in 2015 when Melanie Rene’s ‘Time to Shine’ finished 17th out of seventeen songs in the second semi final. Switzerland have finished last on another seven occasions, and in addition to that have received nul points four times. On the positive side of things, the Swiss have won the contest twice with Celine Dion in 1988 and the very first contest in 1956 with Lys Assia. In recent years ‘Hunter of Stars’ by Sebalter in 2014 has been their best result, finishing in 13th place. Switzerland are back in 2016 and hoping to reverse the fortunes of the past few attempts.
Belgium don’t have the best track record at Eurovision. They have come last eight times, failed to qualify from the semi finals a further eight times and have received nul points on two occasions (1962 and 1965). Their best result was their only win which was for Sandra Kim in 1986 with her song ‘J’aime La Vie’. Last year saw a change in fortune for Belgium when they chose Loic Nottet as their entry. The ‘Rhythm Inside’ singer gave them their best result in 12 years with a top five finish and the most points that a Belgian entry has ever scored (217). In 2016, they will want to emulate this success, so let’s take a look at their national selection process and the acts who hope to follow in his footsteps.
For a lot of Eurovision fans the song that tops their worst song list this year is Latvia’s ‘Cake to Bake’. I however think that singing songs about cakes is much preferential than singing songs about mothers. Yet here we are in 2014 and Belgium’s Axel Hirsoux has chosen his little old mum as the subject for his Eurovision entry.
Nobody really knows who is going to win for sure at the Eurovision. You can use various different sources as indicators to the popularity of each song. You could go with the bookies’ odds, marks that critics and experts give each entry, what the fans have to say through polls or comments or the amount of followers each act has on Twitter.
Here at Eurovision 2014 Blog, we have decided that we are going to