Slavko Kalezic came to international prominence when he performed ‘Space’ at Eurovision 2017 for Montenegro. The singer became an instant stand out for his bizarre lyrics (Linen is covered with feathers, Wet dreams, Wild nightmares, I surrender…) and his trademark plait whipping dance moves. Although he failed to progress to the live Final, Louis Walsh (who was in Kiev as part of the Irish delegation) convinced him to appear on the UK version of the X-Factor.
Over the next nine weeks we will be looking closely at some of the songs released in 2016 by former Eurovision contestants. We will be asking you to vote for your favourite from the lists before compiling a final Top 30 just before the end of the year.
Rock boy band trio Highway were announced as the pick for Montenegro a few months ago. Earlier today the band revealed their song for this year’s contest. The song’s title is ‘The Real Thing’ and you can watch the song’s video here.
What can we say about Montenegro’s track record at Eurovision? Hmm, it’s not great. Their first five attempts 2007-2013 all failed in progressing to the final. Things have got slightly better recently with Sergej Ćetković finishing 19th with ‘Moj Svijet’ in 2014 and last year, despite looking alike a creepy uncle at a wedding, Knez pulled off the best Montenegrin result ever with ‘Adio’ coming in in 13th place.
Today say the first round of rehearsals for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. The Wiener Stadhalle welcomed the first batch of Eurovision hopefuls who got to perform on stage for the first time and see how their songs would sound in the live environment of the arena. Read on for a sneak peek at some of the entries.
The filming of this year’s postcards began this week. Postcards are the short vignette videos that are played before the singers take to the stage at the Eurovision finals. We were given a sneak peak at Italy, Spain, Macedonia, Latvia and Switzerland’s postcards. Check them out below.
It is still very much early days in the 2015 Eurovision season, however we do know some important details. Here are 15 things we know so far!
1. The dates of the semi finals and finals have been confirmed. The first Semi Final will take place on Tuesday 19th May, the second Semi Final on Thursday 21st May with the Grand Final taking place on Saturday 23rd May.
2. The venue for the Eurovision has been announced as being