Review: Switzerland- Melanie Renee ‘Time to Shine’

melanieA distorted drum beat opens Switzerland’s entry for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest for Melanie Renee’s ‘Time to Shine’. The song goes from strength to strength as the chorus kicks in and the Renee’s strong vocals belt out powerful lyrics ‘I’m living my dreams/Never been so alive/The sky’s the limit/Now I know I can fly.’

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Eurovision 2015 Top 40 Poll Week 1

il voloNow that all the Eurovision Songs have been announced, we want to here from you. Which songs are your favourite? You can vote for up to five songs in our poll which will determine the Top 40. Continue reading

15 Things We Learned this Week

1. Earlier in the week Maraaya’s official video for their Eurovision song ‘Here For You’ was released. Have a look at the video here.

2. This week Eurovision fans were saddened to hear of the death of former winner Jorgen Ingmann. The 89 year old singer won the contest back in 1963 with his song “Dansevise” (Dance Ballad) for Denmark. Continue reading

Several of the Eurovision contenders sing Sia’s Chandelier

Sia’s song ‘Chandelier’ has proven quite popular amongst our Eurovision contenders this year. Belgium’s Loic Nottet and Switzerland’s Melanie Renee both covered the songs. Nottet’s version of the song sees the Belgian recreate the Sia video with his own creepy yet hilarious twist. The ‘Rhythm Inside’ singer literally swings from a chandelier, dances with a man with a blackened face and in drag and carries out a perfectly choreographed dance routine. Continue reading

Sneak Peak of this year’s Postcards

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. Continue reading

Cyprus Opt for Giannis Karagiannis

Giannis Karagiannis is Cyprus' choice for Eurovision 2015

Giannis Karagiannis is Cyprus’ choice for Eurovision 2015

After months of searching for a representative, Cyprus has crowned Giannis Karagiannis as the winner of  the Eurovision Song Project and his song ‘One Thing I Should Have Done’ will be their choice for Eurovision 2015.

Karagiannis achieved the highest combined score from a jury panel of expert and public televotes and finished ahead of five other acts Continue reading

Switzerland Final: Tweets

Screen Shot 2015-01-31 at 19.49.48We have just finished watching the Switzerland Final for Eurovision 2015 and here are some of our tweets. Join in the conversation by following us on Twitter: @tabooeurovision or leave a comment below. Continue reading

Switzerland select Melanie Renee for Eurovision 2015

Switzerland pick Melanie Renee for Eurovision 2015

Switzerland pick Melanie Renee for Eurovision 2015

Switzerland have made their choice for Eurovision 2015, and it will be Melanie Renee going to Vienna with ‘Time to Shine’. Melanie Renee won after a live final in which the decision was made up of 50% of a public televote and 50% of a jury made up of experts including Switzerland’s representative from 2104,  Sebalter. Continue reading