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Norway: Full Songs Available

The Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix songs have now been published on the main MGP website. Update: Running order applied: Hungry Hearts – Laika – 13.0 @ Bet365 Stage Dolls – Into The Fire – 151.0 @ Unibet Stine Hole Ulla – Traces …

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Spain: Barei – Say Yay!

In a national final void of variety with songs lacking commercial viability, the Spanish public, aided by the jury, opted to send early favourite, Barei with the song Say Yay! This is new territory for Spain: English lyrics and no 'Corazon' …

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Latvia: Supernova Lineup Presented

The lineup for this year’s Supernova selection show has just been presented on Latvian TV. The national broadcaster will be hoping to continue the momentum built by Aminata last year. The lineup is as follows: Heat 1 – February 7th …

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Podcast: Melodifestivalen 2016 Preview

Here’s our much anticipated Melodifestivalen 2016 preview podcast with good friends of ESCtips, Tobias Larsson and Aftonbladet’s Torbjörn Ek. Unfortunately, no Andy, so apologies for the pronunciation! @ESCtips_Gavster @Tobbe_Ek @TobsonHelsinki Bet Ace Wilder @ Ladbrokes – 4.5 Bet Molly Sanden @ Ladbrokes – …

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Eurovision 2016: Semi-Final Draw In Full

After this morning’s #ComeTogether concept reveal, the draw for this year’s Eurovision semi-finals took place. The producer-decided running order will likely follow in April, so for now, the countries appear in draw order. Semi-Final 1 – May 10th (Voting: France, …

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Malta: Ira Losco – Chameleon

The Maltese certainly like to make us wait! Anyway, Ira Losco won the selection with her song, Chameleon. Like it was ever in doubt! Now we'll have to wait and see if the broadcaster enacts the clause that allows Ira to perform another …

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Hungary: First Six Semi-Finalists

Tonight’s first heat in Hungary has sent six acts to the A Dal semi-final. Shockingly, we’ve already lost one of the better, radio songs, with Odett’s Stardust having missed the cut. It wasn’t a winner, but it was such a …

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Malta: Meet The 14 Finalists

The semi-final lineup of 20 has been whittled down to 14. Ten would do, especially with all the advertising! Unfortunately, Ira Losco’s That’s Why I Love You failed to make the cut, so we’re left with Chameleon, which lacks a hook, but has …

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Belarus: Ivan – Help You Fly

It's Belarus and the voting looked a bent as ever, so we can't be sure if Help You Fly, or Ivan, for that matter, will make it to Stockholm. If this is the combination, I fear Belarus might be in …

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Austria: Listen To Finalists’ Songs

Earlier today, Austrian broadcaster, ORF, published the 10 songs competing in this year’s Eurovision selection, Wer singt für Österreich? The quality is well above the depths Austria were reduced to just a few years back, but there’s definitely not a winner in the …

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