Armenian broadcaster AMPTV announced today its plans for their Eurovision selection procedure for 2017. Instead of internal selection, which has been the case for their past four attempts, a national contest titled ‘Depi Evratesil’ will determine which singer will perform for the nation in Ukraine in 2017.
Iveta Mukuchuyan debuted her 2016 Eurovision song ‘LoveWave’ earlier today. Check out the video for the song below.
Last night saw Belarus host their selection show for Eurovision 2016. Ten songs were in the running but ultimately it was Ivan with his song ‘How to Fly’ that was chosen to represent Belarus in Sweden in May.
Tonight Belarus will decide who will represent them in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. In the meantime, we have been asking you to vote for your favourite of the ten acts in the running in tonight’s live show. You have been voting all week and the results are in and the winner is…
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.
‘I LOVE BELARUS!’ exclaimed the 2011 entry for the country Anastasia Vinnikova. Despite not making through to the final that year, you can’t deny that Belarus always give us some memorable acts in their 12 year history at Eurovision. Who can forget Mr. Cheesecake himself TEO who in 2014 finished in 16th place with his dessert based pop nugget? Then there was of course infectious ‘Solayoh’ from Alyona just the year before that matched TEO’s position. Their best ever result came from Dmitry Koldan who saw Belarus ‘Work Your Magic’ and finish in a solid sixth place in 2007. However with the good comes the bad and Belarus have had their fare share of bad in Eurovision as well. Eight of their twelve Eurovision attempts failed to qualify for the final show and this was the case last year with Uzari and Maimuna’s ‘Time’.
Belarus are back for 2016, so let’s see what gems they have lined up for us, shall we?
Semi Final 2 has improved the chances for Austria’s Conchita Wurst. Moving the drag act up to second favourite. The acts have moved former favourite Armenia considerably down in the Bookies’ odds. Check ou
Here are my predictions ahead of tonight’s Semi Final One. Please note that the ones I think will qualify for the final on Saturday are not necessarily my favourites. For instance I actually despise the Belgian entry this year but I do think it will qualify. I am also not a huge fan of the Armenian entry but you can not deny its popularity. Let me know if you agree with my predictions.
It’s that time of the week again where we take a look at the least and most viewed videos on YouTube. At the top end Aram MP3 still dominates with over 2 million views, while Austria’s Conchita Wurst is catching with also over 2 million hits. Azerbaijan’s ‘Start a Fire’ is now in third and Greece is fourth as both entries hit the 1 million mark. Sanna Nielsen rounds up the top ten, falling three places with ‘Undo’.