Monday 31 December 2012

France: Patricia Kaas launches perfume!

Patricia Kaas is arguably one of the most successful artists from France, and after she represented her country in 2009 she has released a new perfume!

She's been developing it for a year, and it's entitled K! She will also busy touring all over Europe - it will kick of in Monaco, on 12th January. Fancy buying the perfume? You can do so here! She has released a rather long message to her fans...
 "My passion is to sing,as you know .... I have toured  around the world to in order  meet  the public and make people happy! I have modelled  for some of the greatest photographers .I have  played the role of a strong woman in many beautiful films. I have  also written a book during my life, and now I am going on a new adventure by lauching a  perfume. A perfume that  primarily depicts  the desire of the  skin. Millions of cells exploding, the impact and emotion they cause when they merge together and come into . How was this created? Why ? First the bottle looks  like a precious box. I gave it a square shape, which was  inspired by the 30´'s and the crystal  look to showcase strength and nobility. Then came the plants and flowers depcticng and hinting mystery: Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine, Lily to name a few. All components are in this flask, totally trapped but free to mingle with each other. It was suddenly on my skin like the memory of exactly what I was looking for! I find the old factory world that I wanted to offer to those who love me, it's a bit of me on the skin. It's like a fluid that expresses femininity and  the strength of being a woman, adding, a sensual caress, a transparent veil and glamour. There you go! It's  called "K" and this is my first fragrance for you".
Here is her ESC effort...


2012 has been an amazing year for ESC!

There was lots of speculation that the contest would be held elsewhere as Baku does pose lot's of danger however the EBU decided to take the decision to hold the contest in Baku, and Azerbaijan were amazing hosts! Loreen won Sweden it's 5th victory and Euphoria has entered charts all across the globe! Unfortunately Poland and Armenia decided to withdraw (but Armenia returned this year).

42 countries were represented in Baku! My personal favourites were Spain, Sweden, Italy, UK, Azerbaijan, Finland, Albania, Estonia, Serbia, FYR Macedonia, Croatia... there were SO MANY! 2012 was truly an amazing year! I have also had a great year personally and have started singing, stay tuned! Here are a few of the greatest moments... HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! <3

And to finish off.... <3

Italy: Nina Zilli releases "Una Notte"!

Nina Zilli is one of my favourite Italian artists and she has just released a song, it's amazing  After representing Italy in Baku, her career has been boosted and now she is giving cornets all around Italy!

Next year I am going to Italy and would love to see her live, maybe ^^ Her new track is called Una Notte which in English means, One Night. She is a very classy lady indeed! On 31st December, she will be giving a concert in Rome with all the greatest Italian artists, including Emma Marrone - she won Sanremo 2012! She is now one of the biggest names in the Italian music industry! Great work Nina Zilli

 Here is her newest single, do you like it?...

Georgia: Sopho Gelovani and Nodiko Tatishvili chosen!

Moments ago it's been announced that Sopho Gelovani and Nodiko Tatishvili will represent Georgia in Malmo! Great news...

It will be the first time Georgia has ever sent a duo - but not the first time the Georgians have sent a woman called Sopho! LOL! They will also be choosing their entry internally, but that is yet to be confirmed maybe they will hold a mini national final like they did in 2010 for Sopho Nizharadze!

Georgia is looking very good this time - no word of a lie but I've liked everyone of their entries - I'm a Jocker was even a guilty pleasure for me! Judging by this decision, Georgia will still remain one of my favourite countries in ESC! Could Georgia finally win? We will see...

Here is a song from them...

Friday 28 December 2012

Switzerland: Lys Assia starts Twitter!

Who would've thought it? Lys Assia now has Twitter!

The 88 year old started Tweeting today! What a woman, HAHA, - who else at 88 years of age Tweets? How old is the Pope again? She said some exiting news will be revealed very soon, maybe on New Years Day! I wonder what that could be... I hope everyone had a great Christmas, I did but I have a really sore throat.

Fans have been asking her questions, mainly regarding ESC... Take a look here! I have a feeling her "big news" will be something to do with ESC and San Mario - we will see!

I will not post All In Your Head as it does her no favours! So enjoy her attempt from last year... <3

I love you Lys Assia!

FYR Macedonia: MRT sends Vlatko Lozanoski and Esma Redžepova to Eurovision 2013!

Moments ago it was revealed that Vlatko Lozanoski and Esma Redžepova would have the honour to represent FYR Macedonia  in Malmo! WOW!

Vlatko Lozanoski wanted to represent his country,  FYRM Macedonia, before in 2009 and 2010, however failed to make it! Esma Redžepova is one of the greatest musicians in the world, meanwhile! She is a 69 year-old gypsy and has 52 children, 5 of her own! She has received numerous accolades for her humanitarian work and actually toke part in the Macedonian selection three years ago and she only came 10th! I hope Europe won't take this as a joke.

I think this is an awesome choice by MRT but why put are they both together? Two completely different artists, both great, but so different... Maybe the song will be amazing! And I hope so as I'm a big fan of both of them - especially Esma! The song is due to be released in February!

Here is one of Esma Redžepova's beauties...

And a song from Vlatko Lozanoski...

Good luck FYR Macadonia! ^^

Thursday 27 December 2012

Armenia: Internal Selection to select representative

Armenian broadcaster, AMPTV, has confirmed they will use a internal selection to select their representative for Malmo.

It has not been announced how they entry itself will be selected - they want to focus their efforts on the artist first, according to ESCToday. An announcement is due in January! Who would you like to represent Armenia? The Armenians decided to withdraw from the contest in 2012 - due to the political conflicts between Azerbaijan, who hosted the contest. Armenia normally have good entries, so I am looking forward to seeing what they have to offer! ARMENIA 2014? Lets wait for the song first ^^

Here is their favourite entry of mine... <3

Monday 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas...

THANK YOU, for taking time and reading my blog - it means so much to me, really! Have a wonderful Christmas season and lets hope for an amazing 2013...

All the best... <3

I should be back towards the end of the week! <3

France: Anne Marie David in the running!

Ann Marie David - one of the greatest French singers wants to return to Eurovision! Oh yeah!

She won the contest for Luxembourg, in 1973, and represented France a few years later, where she came 3rd! She confirmed this one her Facebook page saying...
"It’s official! I’m entering the French selection for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. I trust in you to defend my values: lyrics, music and a singer".
If she did represent her country I would be thrilled! Another big name for ESC in Mamo, as Anouk and El Sueño de Morfeo will represent The Netherlands and Spain She is truly an amazing artist and it would be a credit for ESC, if she were to participate! It seems maybe France may hold a national final because of her statement! An announcement will be made in January! Her song is called Je manque de toi, listen to a snippet here! I hope to see her in Malmo...

One of her songs....

Sunday 23 December 2012

Ukraine: Zlata Ognevich to Malmo!

YAY! My favourite won - this has not happened once this season! Zlata was selected to represent Ukraine in Malmo, winning over the jury and the public.

Zlata Ognevich tried to represent Ukraine in 2010, 2011 and 2012 - and this year she has become victorious  She received 8638 votes form the Ukrainian public - that's more than all the other contestants combined. Dasha Ognevich achieved second place and Eduard Romanyuta cane third. Are you pleased with the result? I hope they won't go and change the song, Ukraine did that in 2010 and 2011...

Enjoy... ^^

Ukraine: National final today!

Who will represent Ukraine? We will know the answer today as they are holding their national final. YAY! It will be held 10:30 CET and is expected to last several hours.

Among finalists are Zlata Ognevich, also Jamala wanted to come back however she failed to impress the jury and thus didn't make the cut. I have a really good feeling about Ukraine this year, I don't know why! 20 acts will fight for the ticket and these are:
  • Pekun & Novitskiy
  • Mariya Yaremchuk
  • Marietta
  • Dmitriy Yaremchuk
  • Inesh
  • Zlata Ognevich
  • Emotion
  • Gvozdivchanka
  • Reallvanna
  • Tatyana Shirko
  • Trinity
  • Ana Stesiya
  • Alina Grossu
  • Dasha Medovaya
  • Lena Korneeva
  • Angeliyka
  • Eduard Romanyota
  • Matvey Vermienko
  • DyOfylʹmy
  • Dima Skalozubov
Good luck Ukraine, choose the best song! I am looking forward to seeing Zlata and here is a dress rehearsal of Gravity... <3

Albania: Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko has won Festivali i Këngës!

This edition of Festivali i Këngës was amazing! And the winner was Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko! Anjeza Shahini came second and Hersi Matmuja achieved third!

I was shocked when Kejsi Tola didn't win but I guess Albania has made a good choice. Kejsi came 4th, with her rock ballad! Ani Cuedari was disqualified as her song was stolen, apparently. The winning song, Identitet, is very powerful rock - which I love! Here are the full results...

1st - Identitet by Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko
2nd - Love by Anjeza Shahini
3rd - Kush Ta Dha Kete Emer? by Hersi Matmuja
4th - S'Jemi Me Atje by Kejsi Tola
5th - Labirint I Zemres by Flaka Krelani
6th - Ketu Fillon Parajsa by Merland Kademi
7th - Ti? by Rezarta Smaja
8th - Lot..Jete?Dashuri by Bojken Lako
9th - Jam Ti! by Dr.Flori & Fabi
10th - Deshire by Rosela Gjylbegu
11th - I Cmendur Per Ty by Ardian Bujupi
12th - Ylli Im Polar by Kelly
13th - Arti I Nje Fundi by Xheni & Enxhi Kumrija
14th - Si Ty Askush by Lynx
15th - Nuk Do Te Ndal by Valon Shehu
16th - S'Jam Perfekt by Vesa Luma
17th - Ku Je? by Selami Kolonja

Watch the winning performance below...

Saturday 22 December 2012

The Netherlands: Anouk predicted a top 3 result!

Anouk is possibly the greatest artist to come from The Netherlands (well I think so) and she is forecast to reach a top 3 result in Malmo, according to some physics.

Every year Dutch physic magazine, ParaVisie, tries to predict the forthcoming results for ESC and this year they predict Anouk to make the top 3! I believe Anouk may even be able to win the whole thing - if the song is amazing! Just look at Lena in 2010 - nobody thought Germany was going to win however they did it! I can't wait to hear what Anouk comes up with, she is truly amazing!

What do you think of these predictions?

Portugal: RTP won't broadcast Eurovision!

Portugal will not be sending an entry to Malmo, we all know this, but now it appears that RTP are not even willing to broadcast the event.

This means that the Portuguese broadcaster will not be allowed to participate in 2014, apparently. This is very sad news - I will miss Portugal greatly, ESC just will not be the same without them. Portugal is not the only country to withdraw as Bosnia & Herzegovina , Turkey and Slovakia have also confirmed they won't be sending an entry to Malmo. View all participants here!

Oh dear Portugal, here is their 2012 entry which ROCKED...

Albania: Festivali i Këngës tonight!

Who can follow Rona Nishlui? 
One of my favourite countries will be selecting their entry tonight for Malmo - yep, it's Albania! I must say it's a really strong line up...

My personal favourites are Kejsi Tola (2009) and Flaka Krelani. I do like Anjeza Shahini (2004) but the song does not suit her and therefore, I feel Love damages her chances. Here is the full list; one will get the ticket to Malmo...
  • Selami Kolonja – Ku je? (Where are you?)
  • Rosela Gjylbegu – Dëshirë (Wish)
  • Kejsi Tola – S’jemi më atje (We’re not there anymore)
  • Vesa Luma – S’jam perfekt (I’m not perfect)
  • Dr.Flori & Fabi – Jam ti (I’m You)
  • Merland Kademi – Këtu fillon parajsa (The heaven starts here)
  • Rezarta Smaja – Ti? (You?)
  • Ardian Bujupi – I çmendur për ty (Crazy for you)
  • Xheni & Enxhi Kumrija – Arti i një fundi (The art of an ending)Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko - Identiet (Identity)
  • Hersi Matmuja - Kush ta dha këtë emër (Who gave you this name)
  • LNYX - Si ty askush (Nobody like you)
  • Anjeza Shahini - Love
  • Kelly - Ylli im polar (My pole star)
  • Bojken Lako - Lotë? Jetë? Dashuri? (Tears? Life? Love?)
  • Valon Shehu - Nuk do të ndal (I won’t stop)
  • Ani Çuedari - Më ler një ëndërr (Leave me a dream)
  • Flaka Krelani - Tek ti në shpirt (At your spirit)
I think Kejsi can do it - she has the voice, an amazing song and owns that stage! Whats not to love? Here she is... <3

Friday 21 December 2012

Switzerland: "Bella Sera" cover!

In my spare time, I really enjoy singing, therefore I decided to cover one of the greatest songs EVER from Switzerland - Chiara Dubey's Bella Sera...

I was so upset she couldn't make ESC - it's beyond beautiful  Here is the cover, it's my first one and I hope I have done it justice. Chiara Dubey is a good friend of mime and she likes it, that made me really happy. What do you think? Please let me know :) This photograph was taken in Bruges, a few years ago.  I do get nervous when I sing however I hope that didn't effect my vocal performance... If I have one that is ^^

Note - I sung in English, as my Italian is not great... ^^

Ukraine: Zlata Ognevich to return, line-up revealed!

The final line-up has been revealed and one of them in Zlata Ognevich...

This news has been officially confirmed; she wants to represent Ukraine at Eurovision in Malmo! She is no stranger to Ukrainian preselections, as she tried to make the cut in 2011 and in 2012. Would you like to see her represent Ukraine in Malmo? I think it could be awesome, as Ukraine wants to do well; like everyone! Zlata is a fine vocalist and her song is thought to be called Gravity...

Here is the full list...
  • Oksana Pekun and Maxim Novitsky
  • Maria Yaremchuk
  • Marietta
  • Dmitry Yaremchuk
  • Inesh
  • Zlata Ognevich
  • Duet "Emoushen"
  • Ensemble "Hvozdivchanka"
  • Realivanna
  • Tatiana Shirko
  • Group "Trinity"
  • Ana Stesiya
  • Alina Grosu
  • Dasha Medova
  • Elena Korneeva
  • Anheliya
  • Eduard Romanyuta
  • Matviy Vermiyenko
  • Group "DyOfylʹmy"
  • Dmitry Skalozubov
The final is due for Sunday 23rd! Her is her 2011 attempt, losing out to Mika Newton...

Sweden: Who will participate in Malmo?

Today it was announced by the EBU that a total of 39 countries will participate in Malmo - this is the same as Oslo in 2010.

Unfortunately Portugal, Turkey, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Slovakia decided to withdraw and Poland will not be returning - it's a real shame but 39 is still a pretty good number considering the current financial crisis. I'm pleased Bulgaria was able to make it, as they looked likely to withdraw too.  Jon Ola Sand said... 
“We regret the withdrawal of Bosnia & Herzegovina, Portugal and Slovakia, which have all cited economic reasons." And regarding Turkey he said " ”We are surprised by this decision. The changes were made in 2009 and were since never formally objected by TRT. We are eager to pursue dialogue with the Turkish broadcaster to seek a viable solution.”
Here is the full list... ^^
  • Albania (RTSH)
  • Austria (ORF)
  • Armenia (AMPTV)
  • Azerbaijan (Ictimai TV)
  • Belarus (BTRC)
  • Belgium (RTBF)
  • Bulgaria (BNT)
  • Croatia (HRT)
  • Cyprus (CyBC)
  • Denmark (DR)
  • Estonia (ERR)
  • Finland (YLE)
  • France (France3)
  • Georgia (GPB)
  • Germany (NDR)
  • Greece (ERT)
  • Hungary (MTV)
  • Iceland (RÚV)
  • Ireland (RTÉ)
  • Israel (IBA)
  • Italy (RAI)
  • Latvia (LTV)
  • Lithuania (LRT)
  • FYR Macedonia (MKRTV)
  • Malta (PBS)
  • Moldova (TRM)
  • Montenegro (RTCG)
  • The Netherlands (TROS)
  • Norway (NRK)
  • Romania (TVR)
  • Russia (C1R)
  • San Marino (SMTV)
  • Serbia (RTS)
  • Slovenia (RTVSLO)
  • Spain (TVE)
  • Sweden (SVT)
  • Switzerland (SRG SSR)
  • Ukraine (NTU)
  • United Kingdom (BBC).
I always believe its quality over quantity - let's hope there will be some really good entries in 2013... I thought the EBU would try harder to get Turkey to stay - however unfortunately not hard enough... What do you think? I will personally miss Portugal and Bosnia the most!

For now - enjoy Kejsi Tola's 2013 attempt, which may see Albania do VERY well! And, we still have the second semi to go, tonight...

 BTW - The world didn't end! :D

Thursday 20 December 2012

Lithuania: Andrius Pojavis gets the ticket to Malmo!

Moments ago, Lithuania selected Andrius Pojavis and will thus represent them in Malmo! Good choice Lithuania....

After a 4 hour show, it was decided by jury and televote that Andrius Pojavis will sing Something in Malmo! I'm surprised Lithuania selected him - I thought they would go for Gerai Gerai & Miss Sheep. Unfortunately Monika had to pull out as she is ill, and thus could not perform! Also tonight saw the semi final in Albania, where Kejsi was amazing - I can not wait for the final on Saturday ^^. Here are the final results:

1. Andrius Pojavis 
2. Gerai Gerai & Miss Sheep
3. Girmantė Vaitkutė
4. DAR
5. Ieva Zasimauskaitė & Gabrielius Vagelis
6. Božolė
7. Linas Adomaitis    

I do like the hat! Do you like the Lithuanian entry, here it is...

Montenegro:"Who See?" to Malmo...

Montenegro will present their 5th entry in Malmo and the honour will fall to a hip-hop group, called "Who See?". 

The duo has been around for a total of 10 years! They consist of Dedduh (Dejan Dedović) and Noyz (Mario Đorđević) - can they take Montenegro into the final? Judging by their work... NO! I don't think Montenegro are taking ESC seriously - they clearly don't want to do well. Maybe I don't like this decision because I don't normally enjoy hip-hop! What do you think? No information regarding the song has been announced. 

Bring back Rambo Amadeus. Enjoy one of their songs...

Ukraine: Some names confirmed!

I was wondering recently how there has not been any news coming from Ukraine however yesterday, some names were revealed! This list is not official but it looks like these will battle for the ticket to Malmo - no big names....
  • Tatyana Shirko
  • Yulia Kunitsa
  • “Star Angels” (band)
  • “Darling man and darling woman” (duo)
  • Godo
  • Joya
  • Ilona Shulga
  • Maxim Novitsky
  • Yevgeniy Belozerov
  • “Rolleks” (band)
  • Natti
  • Ane Stesiya
  • Vitaly Galay
  • Angeliya
  • Eduard Romanyuta
  • “Delice” (band)
  • Lena Korneeva
  • Alina Grossu
  • “Emotion” (duo)
  • Galina Bezruk
  • “Patrix” (band)
  • Ludmila Yasinskaya
  • Dasha Medovaya
  • Ylyana Rudokova and “Mitya & Spice cakes”
  • Yulia Stepanets and “Six o’clock”
  • Tanya Bryantseva
  • Marietta
  • “Water spring” (band)
  • “We are living” (band)
  • “Gvozdivchanka” (band)
  • Avtandil Bazhiashvili
  • Dima Skalozubov
  • “Napoli” (band)
  • Viktoriya
  • “TriNity” (band)
  • Yakov Smirnov
  • Diana Miroshichenko
  • Inesh
The deadline is tomorrow, lets hope Anastasia Prikhodko will apply... but I doubt it. Enjoy a wacky song from their 2011 selection...

Wednesday 19 December 2012

Lithuania: National Final tonight!

After a busy weekend, another country will be selecting their entry for Eurovision 2013 - Lithuania! Seven acts will fight for the ticket to Malmo...

Here is the list of participants....

  • Gerai Gerai & Miss Sheep - War in the wardrobe
  • Ieva & Gabrielius - I fall in love
  • Božolė - Happy and free
  • Andrius Pojavis - Something
  • Linas Adomaitis - I w tonight
  • Girmantė Vaitkutė - Time to shine
  • DAR - Jump
  • Monika Linkytė - Baby boy
The show will start 20:15 CET - will you be watching? I sure will. My personal favourite....

Germany: Mobilée could (and will) be disqualified!

Eurovisionireland reports how one of the participants in Germany, may be disqualified as they are breaking the EBU deadline. All songs should not be released until 1st September, at the earliest, but Mobilée's entry was released on Youtube on 25th April...

Maybe they will still get the opportunity to represent Germany however they will have to use a different song. The song was even released before Eurovision 2012... What do you think? This also happened in Ukraine, back in 2010, with Alyosha and To Be Free. 

Update 20/12 - It seems they have taken the video down, I hope they will sing another song as I do like them! Enjoy Cascada another favourite in Germany...

San Marino: Uh-oh, How is the flow?

Uh-oh, everybody loved you so! Yes, we all love Lys Assia; maybe she could represent San Marino in Malmo. Why? Several reasons...

After Lys Assia (and New Jack) failed to reach the national final in Switzerland - many people joked that Lys can now go and represent San Marino - as they do buy songs from international songwriters (2012). Ralph Siegel wrote All in Your Head and also wrote the entry for San Marino last year, for Valentina Monetta. Also Lys Assia has announced this via Facebook...

"Hello, my love ones! Very exciting news is coming soon! In the meanwhile take a break and enjoy my lovely song 'All In Your Head'."

It's also no secret that Siegel is trying to persuade SMTV to accept the song and thus it could actually make Malmo! Nothing is official confirmed yet but... it could be! Here is All in Your Head...

Monday 17 December 2012

Spain: El Sueño de Morfeo will represent Spain in Malmo!

Spanish broadcaster, TVE, has announced El Sueño de Morfeo will represent the country in Malmo! Another big name from the Spanish, as was the lovely Pastora Soler!

El Sueño de Morfeo is a very popular and well known group, they has had numerous hits dating back to 2002. Their name was being rumored for some time however it has now been confirmed! Spanish fans will be very pleased with this news as many was expecting another Rodolfo Chikilicuatre, it's good TVE are still taking the contest seriously. A national final will be used to select the song, same format as last year - it's expected for February/March!

What do you think of this decision? Could they bring ESC back to Spain? One of their best songs...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Withdrawel confirmed!

A few days ago BHRT announced they would be withdrawing from Eurovision 2013, as we all know, however it seemed their was hope as two channels offered to take the contest over. It seems BHRT has declined these offers...

They announced this news via Twitter. Even though I'm sad, it is not a big shock! This is what the Bosnian head of delegation said...
"This right can not be passed on to anyone else. Just as the National Football Association are the only ones who can send a BIH team to European and World Cups, BHRT are the only ones who can select and send an entry for Eurovision."
After hearing Zoster may represent the country in Malmo, this is what Mrs. Babović stated...
"Eurovision is an institution. If we are not able to go this year, let’s start preparing ourselves already in spring. I’m up for promoting our country in every possible way, but if we are unable to do so the way we know and the way we can, it is better to withdraw for a year."
Maya Sar... <3

Switzerland: Heilsarmee breaks EBU rules!

3 songs have so far been selected for ESC 2013 however it seems that the Swiss Salvation Army (aka Heilsarmee) may be disqualified as they break the EBU rules!

The EBU have told Heilsarmee they must change their name and outfit if they want to participate in the contest. A press release by SRF stated...
“The song “You and I” meets the requirements of the EBU. Nevertheless, it is clear from the perspective of the EBU that a performance in Malmö will only be possible if the band does not appear in the official uniform of the Salvation Army. In addition, the song may not be entered under the name of ‘Salvation Army’. The EBU Reference Group will review whether these changes were implemented in January.
Heilsarmee will discuss this week what they plan to do, will they make Malmo? If they decide they won't comply with the rules maybe Switzerland can send Carrousel (they came second)! I hope Heilsarmee won't comply with these rules as we could have this in Malmo... ^^

Albania: Hari Mata Hari and Ell & Nikki to perform in the grand final of Festivali i Këngës!

In a few days time Albania will select their entry for Malmo - and it looks to be an amazing show! Today the interval acts were announced and they are Ell & Nikki (Azerbaijan 2011) and Hari Mata Hari (Bosnia & Herzegovina 2006)!

The Azeri winners will perform Running Scared! However I am looking forward to seeing Hari Mata Hari, as he is one of my favourites Balkan musicians|! Unfortunately Rona Nishliu won't be there... Albania will start its search for Malmo this Thursday (also the day Lithuania select their entry, and isn't that a strong line-up ^^). I can't wait for to hear Albania's entry, will it be a strong as Suus? The final is 22nd December! 

Enjoy the Balkan legend... 

Germany: Line up revealed, Cascada in the running!

11 artists are currently in the running to represent Germany in Malmo - among the hopefuls is Cascada! She is a massive worldwide star...

One more artist will be added before the new year. Here is the list (songs are yet to be released)...
  • Ben Ivory - The righteous ones
  • Betty Dittrich - Lalala
  • Blitzkids mvt. - Heart on the line
  • Cascada - Glorious
  • Finn Martin - Change
  • LaBrassBanda - Nackert
  • Mobilée - Little sister
  • Nica & Joe - Elevated
  • Die Priester feat. Mojca Erdmann - Ave Maris Stella
  • Saint Lu - Craving
  • Söhne Mannheims - One love
Cascada is one of the biggest pop-stars in the world selling over 30 million albums, and she wants to compete in ESC? WOW! Even bigger than Anouk... Here is a song of hers you are bound to know....

Sunday 16 December 2012

Switzerland: Results announced, Ally came last...

Yesterday Heilsarmee won the Swiss national final and therefore will represent the country in Malmo. Since that, the full results have been revealed...

1. Heilsarmee – You and me (37.54%)
2. Carrousel – J’avais rendez-vous (17.26%)
3. Jesse Ritch -Forever & A Day (11.75%)
4. Melissa – The Point Of No Return (9.72%)
5. Chiara Dubey – Bella sera (9.04%)
6. Nicolas Fraissinet – Lève-toi (6.55%)
7. Anthony Bighead – Do The Monkey (5.66%)
8. Nill Klemm – On My Way (1.69%)
9. Ally – Catch Me (0.79%

I am shocked that Ally came last - she was great however I'm pleased Do The Monkey didn't make the top 10! Melissa was close to making the top 3 and another shock... Carrousel came 2nd! Do you agree with the results...

Enjoy the winner...

Belgium: "Love Kills" to Malmo!

Roberto-Bellarosa-Ma-Voie-Escalier-assis-copyright-Dany-Gys-1024x719After a 3 hour radio show, it was announced that Roberto Bellarosa will sing Love Kills in Malmo! We now have our third entry!

When Love Kills was announced the winner - it received lots of negative feedback from fans saying how his vocals are bad, it need a revamp... blah, blah, blah! But I really like it! Roberto is a pretty good singer - why don't people like this? The other two songs were pretty good but I prefer this more! Do you like it?

Enjoy... :)

Belgium: Roberto's song to be selected today!

Today Belgium will select their entry for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest! Roberto Bellarosa will sing three songs - the winning song will be selected by jury and televote!

It is very strange for them to choose this early - and because of this, Belgium will be the third country to select their entry after Switzerland and Belarus! Here are the titles of the three competing songs:
  1. Be Heroes
  2. Reste Toi
  3. Love Kills
The English songs are yet to be released however Reste Toi is already out and on his album. Today I am away, in Belgium (not for the final ^^) but at the Christmas markets! Here is Reste Toi...

Saturday 15 December 2012

Switzerland: Heilsarmee to Malmo!

Moments ago Heilsarmee won Die grosse Entscheidungs Show and will therefore represent Switzerland in Malmo! Jesse and Carrousel came second and third respectively! I am surprised Melissa didn't make the top 3!

I am upset Chiara didn't win but I'm so relieved Do The Monkey didn't win as I thought he was going to... Because they won, it also means that 2013 will see the oldest person on the ESC stage as Emil is 94! I wonder what Lys Assia is thinking... Who would have thought the Salvation Army could be represented in Switzerland! Thank you all for following my live-stream, it was my first one and nothing went wrong, *phew*!

Do you like You and Me? Here is the official Swiss entry...

I also liked this...

Switzerland: Live stream!

21:24 - Thank you to everyone for following me tonight, I hope you enjoyed it! <3


21:12 - It's between...
1. Heilsarmee
2. Jesse Ritch
and... 3. Carrousel

21:10 - The results are coming soon...

21:06 - I would not be surprised if they made it to ESC...

22:01 - Sinplus (2012) are now singing their latest single, Turn on the lights... No me gusta... :(

21:58 - Switzerland... STOP VOTING!

21:57 - Our host is now interviewing everyone! :)

21:55 - I also enjoyed this, could it win?

21:53 - All the videos have been uploaded to Youtube, and here is my favourite....

21:47 - Adverts now... :/

21:44 - A recap is being shown... GO CHIARA AND MILISSA!
The audience went crazy when Melissa was shown!

21:40 - Votes from a friend in Macedonia..
1. Nicolas
2. Heilsarmee
3. Carrousel
4. Nill Klemm
5. Chiara Dubey
6. Melissa
7. Jesse
8. Anthony Bighead
9. Ally

21:36 - Jesse Ritch - Forever & A Day
Jesse has the honour of closing the show! I must say... I enjoyed this performance (because of the person in the box ^^) but I hope he won't win as there are better songs tonight! Jesse has a good voice too and I think he may do well! Will Switzerland vote? Maybe, and he has a good draw too... 6/10

21:28 - Nicolas Fraissinet - Lève-toi
Not a bad track however I feel it lacks power! He has good vocals as he sits with his piano. I think he will not even make top 5 but it may be the surprise tonight and so really well! What do you think of Nicolas? Would you like him to represent Switzerland? I wouldn't... 4/10

21:21 - They showed Nina Zilli <3

21:17 - Melissa - The Point Of No Return
Melissa participated in the Spanish national final in 2011 but lost out to Lucia Perez - she returns with a very catchy pop track! I understand she is very popular so I expect her to do well - Will she win? I think Melissa will win tonight as she puts up an amazing vocal performance (IMO anyway)! 9/10.

21:09 - Nill Klemm - On My Way
Now I do like this it's very boring! Nothing unique or special here however it's better than Do The Monkey. Not a pre-contest favourite so I doubt it will do well... The performance is also pretty average! I would not be surprised if he came last, truth be told! 3/10! What do you think?

21:00  Heilsarmee - You And Me 
This is one of the top favourites for tonight! I do like it but there is something missing! They look good on stage and even have a 94 year old - I bet Lys Assia is not happy! I think this will win and may even do well in Malmo... 7/10

20:50 - Anthony Bighead - Do The Monkey
There is nothing positive I can say about this song, I'm afraid! Such a stupid performance - how did this even make the final? Urgh, Switzerland - if you have ANY sense do not send this! I have a bad feeling this may do well or even win :/ Awful!!!! 0/10

20:41 - Carrousel -  J’Avais Rendez-Vous
Another favourite of mine! They sing in French and sound very good indeed. It's a song you would hear on the Metro in Paris! A great entry, maybe they could get to ESC? I think they will be top 5. What do you think? I know they have lots of fans... 9/10

20:30 - Chiara Dubey - Bella Sera
My favourite from tonight! I love this girl and she gives a really good performance! Chiara is wearing a simple black outfit and a bowler hat! I am so in love with this song! It is so beautiful  I think she will be top 3 and I pray that the Swiss vote for her! 10/10 <3 Well done dear...

20:23 - Ally - Catch Me
A great opening to the show! Ally clearly has great vocals - the song does seem very boring and fails to reach a climax! I liked the presentation on stage, that looked good! She looks beautiful  I don't think she will do very well! My guess is around 6th-7th... 8/10

20:17 - I think he (or she) is head of the jury :O

20:15 - Here is the jury for tonight! :D

20:07 - This is going to be an awesome show! Euphoria opened the show; unfortunately no Loreen :(

20:04 - The show has started, here is a link which works better -

19:58 - The show is just about to start! Eeek! Who is your favourite?

19:41 - To watch the show click here!

19:36 - Hello! I will be live streaming the Swiss national final, it is the first time I have ever done a live-stream on my own so I'm pretty nervous! :) The show will start at 20:00 CET! See you then... :D But for now, check out the hot favourite!

Who will win?
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