Eurovision 2013 singer and all round 80s icon Bonnie Tyler performed her anthemic rock power ballad ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ on a cruise ship in the Caribbean as part of the festivities to celebrate the Solar Eclipse that happened earlier this week.
Macedonia have selected experienced vocalist Kaliopi as their 2016 Eurovision entry. She will sing ‘Dona’ in Stockholm with the hopes of advancing from Semi Final 2. We assess her chances in our review.
The United Kingdom’s Eurovision representatives for 2016, Joe and Jake have revealed the video for their Eurovision song ‘You’re Not Alone’. The two singers who met on BBC’s The Voice will perform live in the Final on 14th May. Check out their video below.
The UK’s Eurovision act for 2016 will be decided by the British public on 26 February when six shortlisted acts will perform on BBC Four the songs they hope will see them through to the Eurovision stage in Stockholm.
The United Kingdom are of of the most successful countries in the Eurovision Song Contest. They have managed to rack up an impressive five wins including Sandy Shaw (1967), Lulu (1969), Brotherhood of Mann (1976), Buck’s Fizz (1981) and most recently in 1997 with Katrina and the Waves. What’s even more impressive is that they have a whopping fifteen second places from acts ranging from Cliff Richard and Matt Monro to Imaani and Sonia. As of late their track record has been less impressive, only cracking the top ten once on their last thirteen attempts. This has led the BBC to rethink their selection process in 2016…
God knows we all love something new and innovative at Eurovision. You only have to look back on the last ten years and you can see the great variety from the bearded lady Conchita Wurst, to the elderly Russian Grannies in 2012, scary mask wearing rockers Lordi and Ireland’s Dustin the Turkey puppet. For some of these acts the risk has paid off and saw them walking away with the Eurovision crown, others however failed to qualify.
After months of silence, the UK have finally announced their plans for the Eurovision Song Contest for 2015. On the 7th March the BBC will reveal their entry for the 2015 singing competition. Like last year, the song will be chosen by an internal selection process and will debut on the BBC Red Button Service which is available on the BBC Eurovision website for international viewers.
Last year the same process saw relatively unknown singer Molly Smitten Downes take to the Eurovision stage after a string of unsuccessful attempts from well known veteran acts including Bonnie Tyler, Blue and Englebert Humperdink.
Who would you like to see as the UK’s entry? Would you prefer someone from the BBC Introducing scheme or a well established pop star. Let us know by commenting below.
We at Eurovision2014 Blog have dubbed the Moldovan entry for this year’s Eurovision: ‘The Life Aquatic with Bonnie Tyler’. The video sees Cristina Scarlat, a Bonnie Tyler look and sound-alike, perform her song ‘Wild Soul’ underwater. The video really has everything-
In the recent past the United Kingdom have attempted to draw in acts that are household names across Europe to aid them in their quest to gain more votes and finish a little bit higher up the pecking order on the scoreboard in the Eurovision final. That’s why last year we had Bonnie Tyler, the year before that saw crooner Englebert Humperdink take to the stage and in the year prior to that they sent hugely successful boy band Blue. This however has proven unsuccessful with all three acts failing to even break into the top 10.