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Rehearsals Day Four - The Winners & Losers | Eurovision 2015

Rehearsals Day Four – The Winners & Losers | Eurovision 2015

Day four of rehearsals for Eurovision 2015 and we welcome some of the hottest favourites in the contest - including Sweden, Azerbaijan and Slovenia. But who lived up to the hype and who missed the mark?
Rehearsals Day Three - The Winners & Losers | Eurovision 2015

Rehearsals Day Three – The Winners & Losers | Eurovision 2015

Another eight countries have completed their first rehearsals for Eurovision 2015. Did the new Swedish stick-man rise to the occasion? Could San Marino make it two in a row? And do the Czech Republic have a snowball in hell's chance? Read on for my round-up of the day's winners & losers... how did they do? Read...
Rehearsals Day Two - The Winners & Losers | Eurovision 2015

Rehearsals Day Two – The Winners & Losers | Eurovision 2015

It's day two of rehearsals for Eurovision 2015 and all the artists from semi final one have now taken the stage. Who stood out and who fell by the wayside? Read on for another batch of entirely subjective, highly inaccurate reviews, live from Vienna.
Rehearsals Day One - The Winners & Losers | Eurovision 2015

Rehearsals Day One – The Winners & Losers | Eurovision 2015

The first day of rehearsals for Eurovision 2015 is complete - but who rose to the occasion and who crashed and burned? Read on for my on-the-ground analysis of the day's events.
First Listen Review: Elhaida Dani - I'm Alive

First Listen Review: Elhaida Dani – I’m Alive

Elhaida Dani won the Albanian national final with old-school ballad 'Diell', but for Eurovision she's taken a more modern route. Does 'I'm Alive' justify the substitution?
First Listen Review: Ann Sophie - Black Smoke (Germany)

First Listen Review: Ann Sophie – Black Smoke (Germany)

Germany's Ann Sophie won her ticket to Eurovision under controversial circumstances back in March. Having come a distant second to Andreas Kümmert, she now has a lot to prove in Vienna. Can Black Smoke silence the doubters?
First Listen Reviews: Amber - Warrior

First Listen Reviews: Amber – Warrior

Fifth time's the charm for Amber Bondin, a fixture at the Maltese national finals since 2011 who's finally set to enjoy her Eurovision moment with the dramatic 'Warrior'. Will she do the Eurovision-loving Island nation proud?
First Listen Review: Daniel Kajmakoski - Autumn Leaves

First Listen Review: Daniel Kajmakoski – Autumn Leaves

The Macedonians often struggle at Eurovision to attract votes from countries outside their Balkan neighbourhood. Can Daniel Kajmakoski's soulful ballad 'Autumn Leaves' help broaden their appeal?
First Listen Review: Guy Sebastian - Tonight Again

First Listen Review: Guy Sebastian – Tonight Again

Australia enter the Eurovision Song Contest with a lot to prove. A big domestic star with bags of talent and a toe-tapping, perfectly judged entry, Guy Sebastian should provide a safe pair of hands with which to justify their presence.
First Listen Review: The Makemakes - I Am Yours

First Listen Review: The Makemakes – I Am Yours

Conchita gave Austria a long-awaited second Eurovision win, now The Makemakes face the unenviable challenge of following in her footsteps. Will 'I Am Yours' help Austria to avoid a home-turf humiliation?
First Listen Review: Måns Zelmerlöw - Heroes

First Listen Review: Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes

With an anthemic hook, a charismatic performer and a quirky visual gimmick, Sweden are once again favourites to take the Eurovision crown. Is Måns Zelmerlöw on his way to a heroes welcome in Vienna?
First Listen Review: Elnur Hüseynov - Hour of the Wolf

First Listen Review: Elnur Hüseynov – Hour of the Wolf

Elnur Hüseynov was part of Azerbaijan's first every Eurovision entry back in 2008. Having reached new heights of fame as the winner of Turkey's version of 'The Voice', he's back as a solo artist with the soul-stirring ballad 'Hour of the Wolf'.