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Posts tagged "Eurovision 2013"
What sounds good to me: A realistic UK Eurovision wishlist

What sounds good to me: A realistic UK Eurovision wishlist

The UK Eurovision rumour mill is in full swing - and the names are as underwhelming as ever. Like the entitled back-seat fan that I am, I humbly propose a better way...
Are Russia & Ukraine about to launch a Eurovision gimmick war?

Are Russia & Ukraine about to launch a Eurovision gimmick war?

From velcro skirts to hidden boob glitter, the gimmick has become part of the fabric of Eurovision. As Russia and Ukraine catch the scent of imminent victory, are we about to see the most demented gimmick war in the history of the contest?
Belarus: Solayoh has a video!

Belarus: Solayoh has a video!

The Belorussian Eurovision entry now has a video - complete with beach scenes, choreography and a spectacularly pointless celebrity cameo....
San Marino: Valentina Monetta presents Crisalide

San Marino: Valentina Monetta presents Crisalide

Valentina's back - and she's undergone the most significant Eurovision transformation since Dana International!
France: Amandine Bourgeois - L'enfer et moi

France: Amandine Bourgeois – L’enfer et moi

You have to feel for France. For a country that only gives marginally more of a shit about Eurovision than the UK does, the standard of their entries has actually remained shockingly high, but time after time it fails to pay off. Can a former reality contest winner turn things around?
Farid Mammadov - Hold Me for Azerbaijan

Farid Mammadov – Hold Me for Azerbaijan

It's another slick, professional and ever-so-slightly soulless Eurovision ballad for Azerbaijan, courtesy of Farid Mammadov and heavyweight Eurovision songwriter Dimitris Kontopoulos.
Montenegro: Who See unveil Igranka

Montenegro: Who See unveil Igranka

Oh, the horror.
Bulgaria: Elitsa & Stoyan to return with Samo Shampioni

Bulgaria: Elitsa & Stoyan to return with Samo Shampioni

So some funny shit went down in Bulgaria this month...
Ukraine: Zlata Ognevich debuts revamped version of 'Gravity'

Ukraine: Zlata Ognevich debuts revamped version of ‘Gravity’

Zlata Ognevich has unveiled the revamped version of her Eurovision 2013 entry Gravity, featuring one hell of an expensive-looking video...
Anouk hopes 'Birds' can take flight in Malmö

Anouk hopes ‘Birds’ can take flight in Malmö

Apologies for the increasingly terrible puns. You try doing this. It's harder than it looks.
Robin Stjernberg is the surprise winner in Sweden...

Robin Stjernberg is the surprise winner in Sweden…

The compensation for a Eurovision show that lacks a major standout is often a very exciting voting sequence. So it was on Saturday when Robin Stjernberg surprisingly took the Gold at Melodifestivalen in Friends Arena.
BBC asks UK viewers to believe in Bonnie Tyler

BBC asks UK viewers to believe in Bonnie Tyler

After the Humperdinck gamble failed to pay off in 2012, it’s nice to see that the BBC have had a re-think and sent a dynamic young up-and-comer who really represents the cream of British pop talent in 2013. Just kidding - they’re sending Bonnie Tyler.