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Denmark: MGP 2018 Artists Presented

Danmarks Radio has just presented this year’s Melodi Grand Prix hopefuls in a bid to improve on two-consecutive non-qualifications and a 20th place finish. The return of 90s sensation, Whigfield, is the main talking point, as well as writer, Lise …

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Melodifestivalen 2018: Heat 3 Preview

Over to the typically international-sounding Malmö now, which rarely fails to deliver a decent song or two. Heat 3 Malmö – February 17th 1. Martin Almgren – A Bitter Lullaby Martin won Swedish Idol back in 2015. He doesn’t have …

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France: Destination Eurovision Final Lineup

After two semi-finals, the Destination Eurovision final lineup of eight artists is complete. Lisandro Cuxi – Eva  Louka – Mamma Mia  Malo’ – Ciao Emmy Liyana – OK ou KO Madame Monsieur – Mercy Max Cinnamon – AIlleurs Igit – Lisboa Jerusalem Nassi …

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Iceland: Söngvakeppnin 2018 Lineup

The 12 acts competing to represent Iceland in Lisbon have been officially presented tonight. Those repeating their annual Reykjavik[add year] hashtag might feel rather let down. Aron Hannes – Golddigger Áttan – Hér með þér (Here for You) Ari Ólafsson …

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Melodifestivalen 2018: Heat 2 Preview

Göteborg, in my opinion, is where the contest begins with Samir & Viktor, Margaret and Liamoo pushing for the two direkt places. Heat 2 Göteborg – February 10th 1. Samir & Viktor – Shuffla Back for their third attempt at qualifying …

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Melodifestivalen 2018: Heat 1 Preview

One might be excused for feeling somewhat underwhelmed by this year’s Melodifestivalen lineup, but fear not, because Björkman has a habit hiding Ace Wilders, Frans Jeppsson Walls and Robin Stjernbergs in the running order. The usual suspects have submitted songs, …

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Norway: MGP 2018 Lineup Unveiled

Eagerly awaiting a decent betting opportunity to get stuck into this year, the rumours suggested Norway might be that golden nugget. Their broadcaster, NRK, has presented this year’s lineup to the expectant media and by jove they didn’t disappoint: a …

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Switzerland: 6 Finalists & Songs Released

Switzerland benefitted from the advice of Melodifestivalen supremo, Christer Björkman, at their Spring musical workshop. There is a notable improvement in the quality and production compared to previous years, with at least two songs capable of improving on their recent …

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Czech Republic: National Final Lineup

The Czech artists competing to represent their nation in Lisbon have been officially confirmed Debbi – High on Love Doctor Victor – Stand Up Eddie Stoilow – We Rule This World Eva Burešová – Fly Mikolas Josef – Lie To …

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