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Melodifestivalen 2013 Line Up Complete!

The Melodifestivalen line up is now complete. Why the Swedes feel the need to inject artificial levels of excitement into this process is beyond me – what’s the problem with unveiling the full list of entrants in one foul swoop? …

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First Melodifestivalen Entrants Revealed!

Today (19th November), the line-up for the first two Melodifestivalen heats was revealed. A total of 2549 entries were received, of which 32 will eventually get to take part in the heats. There are a total of eleven debutants among …

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Belgium: Roberto Bellarosa Selected for Malmö

It was hardly a secret in Eurovision circles, but today, broadcaster RTBF confirmed the rumour that Roberto Bellarosa will represent Belgium in Malmö. Roberto won the first series of The Voice Belgique, so it’s clear he possesses a strong voice, and it …

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Switzerland: National Final Line up Complete

Swiss German broadcaster, SF unveiled their four finalists this morning, completing the Swiss ‘Die Grösse Entscheidungs’ national final line up. Surprisingly, the broadcaster omitted the dogged, geriatric token-act, Lys Assia and her hip-hop heavies from the selection.  Well done I say!  There’s just no demand for an …

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Iceland: Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2013

With over 240 songs received, RUV, the Icelandic broadcaster has narrowed the field and selected 12 songs to compete in two semi finals due to commence in January 2013. The 12 hopefuls vying for a place in the February 9th final …

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Eurovision Running Order: Our Rebuke to the EBU.

Sietse Bakker, Eurovision Event Supervisor defended the rule change yesterday following major criticism by stating that: the EBU have been applying such a system in Junior Eurovision for ten years. Junior Eurovision has 12 participants this year, so a country’s position in …

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Switzerland: 3 Songs from RTS

The Swiss national final has just received three more finalists from French-language  broadcaster, RTS.  The three finalists will join finalists Ally and Chiara Dubey selected from the Italian-language station, RSI.  Four further acts will be chosen from German broadcaster, SF raising …

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