10 Things About…Doredos!

DoReDos will take the helm for Moldova at Eurovision 2018. They will perform the song ‘My Lucky Day’. Learn more about the band with our 10 Things About… Continue reading

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JESC 2017 Rankings!

Junior Eurovision is basically Eurovision’s annoying little sister. The contest gives aspiring musicians under the age of 16 the chance to perform on one of the world’s biggest stages. This year sixteen nations will battle it out for the crown in Tbilisi’s Olympic Palace. The show will be presented by Helen Kalandadze and Lizi Japaridze and is the fifteenth edition of the contest. Continue reading

Georgia wins Junior Eurovision! 

Georgia Junior Eurovision 2016On Sunday night the 14th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest took place in Malta’s Mediterranean Conference Centre in the city’s capital Valletta. The competition was won by Georgia’s Mariam Mamadashvili and her song ‘Mzeo’. The result means that Georgia are now the most successful nation at Junior Eurovision having also won in 2008 and 2011. Continue reading

Russia’s Polina in Tears After She is Booed

linaRussia’s Polina Gagarina who finished in second place in tonight’s Eurovision Song Contest was seen in tears, upset quite early on as the votes were read. While chatting with last year’s winner Conchita in the Green Room, the ‘A Million Voices’ singer tried to pass off the tears as happy ones, as she couldn’t believe that she was atop the leaderboard at this stage. Continue reading

Review: Russia- Polina Gagarina ‘A Million Voices’

Eurovision 2015 Russia Polina Gagarina
Russia have recently, and rightfully so, been vilified at International events for their foreign policy actions in the Ukraine in the last year and a bit. They have also come under huge scrutiny for their policies at home which have encouraged savage beatings of gay Russians. Trivial as Eurovision may seem, some of these actions have had serious repercussions on the contest. For one, Ukraine have withdrawn from this year’s competition, with more pressing issues to deal with, following Russia’s invasion of the Crimea last year. Russia have also come under a lot of scrutiny from Eurovision fans for their policies at home, with fans booing Russia at every opportunity. This included when their 2014 entry, the Tomalchevy Sisters, performed at the semi final and final last year, but also when former winner Dima Bilan took to the stage at the 60th Anniversary Greatest Hits concert last month. It was interesting to see then who Russia would select as their Eurovision entry for 2015, how or if they would address these concerns. Read on to find out what we made of their 2015 entry. Continue reading

Semi Final 1: Russia Gets Booed!

Russia's twins tangled on a see-saw

Russia’s twins tangled on a see-saw

Russian twins the Tolmachevy Sisters advanced through to the Eurovision Final on Saturday 10th May following a performance at last night’s first semi final. However it wasn’t all good news for the ‘Shine’ singers Continue reading

Who Will Win Eurovision According to YouTube?

Armenia's Aram Mp3 and Conchita Wurst from Austria tussle it out for most viewed video on YouTube

Armenia’s Aram Mp3 and Conchita Wurst from Austria tussle it out for most viewed video on YouTube

Nobody really knows who is going to win for sure at the Eurovision. You can use various different sources as indicators to the popularity of each¬†song. You could go with the bookies’ odds, marks that critics and experts give each entry, what the fans have to say through polls or comments or the amount of followers each act has on Twitter.

Here at Eurovision 2014 Blog, we have decided that we are going to Continue reading

Review: Russia- Tolmachevy Sisters ‘Shine’

Russia picks Big Brother UK Series 8 runners up Sam and Amanda Tolmachevy Sisters for Copenhagen

Russia picks Big Brother UK Series 8 runners up Sam and Amanda Tolmachevy Sisters for Copenhagen

 

Twins have had a decent run in the past few years at Eurovision. Most notably there was two successful appearances for Ireland with Jedward in 2011 and 2012. On the other side of the coin Slovakia’s TWiiNS in Continue reading