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.
SVT, the Swedish national broadcaster revealed earlier today that the Eurovision hosts for 2016 will be reigning champion Mans Zelmerlow and 2013 host Petra Mede. The announcement didn’t come as much of a shock, as bookies had the duo down as odds on favourite to host the contest since Sweden won in Vienna in May.
UK Eurovision hopefuls Electro Velvet have taken to the Graham Norton Show stage to promote their song for the 2015 Contest. The duo made up of Alex Larke and Bianca Nicholas sang ‘Still In Love With You’ an electro swing song on the chat show on Friday night, giving us a first glimpse at how the song may be staged when they perform it in a fortnight in the live final in Vienna.
The BBC’s 60th Anniversary Concert entitled Eurovision: Greatest Hits was staged on Wednesday 31st march in London’s Eventim Hammersmith Apollo. On the night one performer in particular received an unsavoury welcome. Dima Bilan, the Russian winner from 2008 was booed by the audience when he took to the stage to sing his winning song ‘Believe’ and his second place song from 2006 ‘Never Let You Go’.
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1. Denmark became the tenth country to choose their song for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. Anti Social Media won the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix on Saturday with their song ‘The Way You Are’ after receiving the highest combined votes of jury and public.
2. Runner up Anne Gadegaard wasn’t pleased with the results as she had received the highest amount of votes from the public. The ‘Suitcase’ singer took to social media to complain about the jury decision saying that it should have been her that was selected to represent Denmark.
3. The 60th Anniversary concert organised by the BBC was confirmed this week.