Last week, as part of the Sydney Mardi Gras celebrations, Conchita Wurst announced that Dami Im would be the second person ever to represent Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest. However her song would remain a mystery for a little while longer. That mystery is no more as ‘Sound of Silence’ was released earlier today. Listen to the song below.Continue reading
Australia had been relatively silent (or is it coy?) on who their Eurovision pick for 2016 would be. This hasn’t stopped many people speculating who it would be. Two names were being touted by various press outlets in the Land of Oz- Delta Goodrem and Australian X-Factor Season 5 winner Dami Im. Earlier this week Delta took to social media to deny that she was involved. Therefore when they broke the silence, it came as no shock that Dami Im would be the pick when it was announced earlier today.Continue reading
Austria staged their national selection show Wer Singt Fur Osterreich last night. Ten singers took to the stage to perform the song with which they wanted to represent Austria at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.Continue reading
Austria will stage their national selection show: ‘Wer singt für Österreich?’ (or ‘Who Will Sing For Austria?’) from 20.15 CET tonight. Ahead of this we had asked you to listen to all the songs and vote for your favourite in our poll. Well, the results are in. Let’s find out who won…
Iconic Eurovision commentator and presenter Sir Terry Wogan has died aged 77, following a short battle with cancer. The Irishman was best known for his scathing reporting on the BBC’s coverage of the song contest for 28 years and he hosted the contest in 1998 alongside Ulrika Johnson.
Austria have competed in the Eurovision Song Contest forty eight times and have won the contest on two occasions: Udo Jürgens’ ‘Merci, Chérie’ (1966) and more recently with Conchita Wurst’s ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’ in 2014. Until Conchita’s win (and since) Austria have fallen short, only having qualified for 4 finals since 2004. Austria have finished last on eight occasions and have received nul points four times: 1962, 1988, 1991 and last year when the MakeMakes failed to makemake a lasting impression on Europe with ‘I Am Yours’.
Armenia have a strong track record at Eurovision. Since first competing in 2006, they have managed to qualify for the final every year except in 2011. They have six top ten finishes and their best result is fourth in 2008 with ‘Qele Qele’ by Sirusho and again in 2014 when Aram MP3 lost out to Conchita with ‘Not Alone’, despite being an early favourite. Last year saw Armenia form a supergroup from Armenian Diaspora all over the world called Genealogy. ‘Face the Shadow’ however only managed to score 34 points and finished in 16th place.
Spanish songstress Ruth Lorenzo took on fellow Eurovision 2014 alumni and good friend Conchita Wurst’s winning hit ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’. Lorenzo performed the song dressed like the world’s favourite bearded lady on the Spanish version of Your Face Sounds Familiar. Check out her performance belowContinue reading
Following a successful stint in 2015, Australia will return to Eurovision in 2016. The announcement was made on 17th November after the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) came to the decision in conjunction with Australian national broadcasters SBS.Continue reading