Agnetha Faltskog says Abba may do a reunion concert next year. Next year marks the 40th anniversary of the band’s first hit “Waterloo”, which won them the Eurovision song contest and catapulted them to fame. ABBA subsequently became one of the world’s best-selling pop bands with a string of number one hits such as “Mamma […]
The organizer for the Eurovision Song Contest has sent a letter to the two state-run television stations in Russia raising concerns about the country's anti-gay laws if the contest were to be held there, according to the Hollywood Reporter: "We...
Wed 28 Aug Bedroom performers from around the city have submitted their original songs for Sydney’s sister to Eurovision. All songs needed a Sydney suburb as the...
The 58 th annual Eurovision Song Contesttook place in Malmo, Sweden in May. The Contest is one of the world’s longest-running tv shows, and, with 100 million viewers tuning in, it is also one of the most watched. Each country in the competition submits a song, and then votes on the other countries’ songs to determine the most popular one. Show More Summary
For his spring 2014 show, designer Rick Owens asked "scary, sleazy, and over the top" Estonian hardcore punk band and Eurovision 2013 contestants, Winny Puuh, to share the runway — or, at least, the space above the runway. Why? He's just rooting for the underdog. As he told the New... More »
It's been almost a month since I attended the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden and I've been trying to distill the experience for my American friends.
We first introduced you to Loreen back in April of last year in this post - before she went on to win the Eurovision contest with Euphoria, an actually GREAT song that broke the streak of crappy tunes that kept winning! Loreen is back and just as good! Yup, those Swedes do their power pop very [...]
As an American outsider looking in, Eurovision looks like a demented alien celebration. In a competition where normal pop numbers have WTF backup dancers and over-the-top melodrama, it takes a truly special performance to stand out. Here are a few of the most jaw-dropping insane acts from Eurovision Song Contest history. Read more...
Russia’s contestant in this month’s Eurovision song contest said on Wednesday there was no need for an investigation into “lost” Azerbaijani votes for her performance.
Earlier today, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented on his country's fifth place finish in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. At a press conference, Lavrov denounced supposed voting irregularities, claiming that Russia's points were "stolen," and called the anomaly "an outrageous act," promising Russian retaliation. Netizens were deeply amused.
This weekend was the 58th Eurovision song contest, a campy, nationalistic song contest that briefly united Europe (and places we wouldn't traditionally consider Europe) for one night of singing in Malmö, Sweden. Unfortunately, as the...Show More Summary
The annual Eurovision Song Contest was held in Malmö (Sweden), 18 May 2013. It ended with the victory of Denmark's Emmelie de Forest. The final tally for each country is a 50/50 combination of the telephone votes and the votes of a national jury. Show More Summary
Welcome to Cezar of Romania. He may change your life. In a year when Eurovision felt low on enduringly pointless theatrics (no, I’m not talking about you, Random Viking; you were a beautiful mystery), the likes of Romania and Montenegro and, for ten glorious seconds, Ukraine, stepped up and tried to keep things saucy. I Read More...
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov condemned the disappearance of votes awarded by Azerbaijan to Russian singer Dina Garipova at the recent Eurovision Song Contest as “an outrageous action,” and vowed on Tuesday that Russia would respond to the incident.
Also: Israel and Syria exchange fire over border; new Congolese fighting threatens a tenuous ceasefire; Los Angeles votes for a new mayor today; and Russia charges that voting for the Eurovision song contest was rigged.
The Eurovision Song Contest has been broadcast every year since it started in 1956 and is one of the longest-running television programmes in the world. Up to 600 million people across the globe watch each year, including my family. Congratulations to Denmark for their great success this week. Show More Summary
Denmark may have won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, due to last year’s winner, held in Malmö, Sweden, but Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev is reported to have ordered an inquiry into why his country, apparently, failed to provide any points to their neighbour, Russia. Russia gave maximum points, 12, to the Azerbaijan entry. From the [...]
Well, it's been a whole entire year since all of Europe was singing and dancing to the annual song contest, Eurovision. Last time we watched, the insanity went down in Baku, Azerbaijan and Sweden won, so this year they played hosts in the Southern city of Malmö. Show More Summary
LAST Saturday saw Denmark win the Eurovision Song Contest, the country's third win in the contest's history. A prototypically apple-cheeked blonde (pictured) took the trophy for her country, but she did so with the rather un-Danish name of Emmelie de Forest and the equally un-Danish title, "Only Teardrops". Show More Summary
Only in The Guardian could Britain’s humorous disdain for the Eurovision Song Contest be linked to the rise of UKIP and the decline of the British Empire: ‘I think Eurovision-bashing… Continue reading The post Eurovision was as hilarious as ever appeared first on Spectator Blogs.