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Cornelia Jackobs performs at QX Gaygala 2022
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Cornelia Jackobs performs at QX Gaygala 2022

The Swedish representative at Eurovision Song Contest 2022 was a special guest at the QX Gaygala 2022, a LGBTQ awards ceremony held in Stockholm. This event was established by Swedish magazine QX in 1999 and it's an annual gala to hand out prizes for LGBT achievements. Cornelia sang "Hold Me Closer" one last time before departing to Turin and she was watched by members of the Swedish Royal Family, among other Melodifestivalen participants. You can watch her performance right below:  
Andromache will represent Cyprus with “Ela”
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Andromache will represent Cyprus with “Ela”

The Greek-German singer Andromache was announced as the Cypriot representative for Eurovision 2022. The song is called "Ela" (meaning: come) and has an international distinguished team behind its production: Alex Papaconstantinuou (Fuego hitmaker), Arash (Azerbaijan's 2009 representative), Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Fatjon Mifftaraj, Filloreta Raci Fifi, Geraldo Sandell, Giorgos Papadopoulos, Robert Uhlmann, Viktor Svensson and Yll Limani. The theme, sung in Greek and English, can be described as a pop-folk song with some dreamy elements, very much aligned with what Andromache has been doing over the last couple of months. Andromache emmigrated from Germany to Greence at a very young age. In 2015, she rose to fame while participating at The Voice of Greece, achieving the live shows phase....
Russia is banned from Eurovision Song Contest 2022
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Russia is banned from Eurovision Song Contest 2022

The executive board of European Broadcaster Union has finally decided on excluding Russia from Eurovision 2022, following an increasing pressure by several European broadcasters. Earlier, EBU has stated that Russia was still welcomed to take part in the contest, after Ukraine's broadcaster UA:PBC having sent a letter to the president asking Russia to be suspended from the event. Denmark, Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands, Iceland and Lithuania had also requested EBU to rethink about the decision. Ultimately, Finland and Estonia threatened not sending a representative to Turin, if Russia takes part. Citi Zeni, Latvia's representatives, also urged EBU to kick out Russia from the contest. Eurovision has always stood as as a safe place where unity, dialogue and diversity are common valu...
Road to Eurovision 2022: Brooke wins “Eurosong 2022” with “That’s Rich”
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Road to Eurovision 2022: Brooke wins “Eurosong 2022” with “That’s Rich”

We're feeling rich, honey! Ireland has chosen Brooke Scullion for Eurovision Song Contest 2022! The Irish broadcaster RTÉ held their national final "Eurosong 2022" on the broadcast of The Late Late Show, and after a combination of studio jury panel, international jury and televoting, Brooke was decided as the winner and the representative of the country at Eurovision 2022 with the song "That's Rich". Six artists were competing for the chance to represent Ireland on Turin's stage via a national final, organized for the first time since 2015. Check below the scoreboard of the Irish selection: Brooke - That's Jury - 28 points (4+12+12) Miles Graham - "Yeah, We're Gonna Get Out of It" - 24 points (10+16+8) Janet Grogan - "Ashes Of Yesterday" - 24 points (12+8+4) Patric...
Road to Eurovision 2022: Andrea represents North Macedonia with “Circles”
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Road to Eurovision 2022: Andrea represents North Macedonia with “Circles”

North Macedonia has decided on their representative. Andrea will be bringing the song "Circles" to Turin in May. Six songs were competing in Za Evrosong 2022, MRT's national final, in order to represent the Balkan country at the Eurovision 2022. The voting consisted on 50% international expert jury and 50% online voting and the highest number of points landed on the song "Circles", by Andrea, written by Aleksandar Masevski and Andrea Koevska. Although there was a tie on Top 2, the jury voting prevailed which secure Andrea's victory. The entries in contention were as follows: Kaly – Love and Light Yon Idy – Dreams LARA – Flower of Sorrow Viktor Apostolovski – Superman Andrea – Circles Ris Flower – Flying To Berlin What do you think of North Macedonia's entry f...
Mika, Laura Pausini and Alessandro Cattelan: the hosts of Eurovision 2022
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Mika, Laura Pausini and Alessandro Cattelan: the hosts of Eurovision 2022

Laura Pausini, Alessandro Cattelan and Mika will be the hosts for Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy. The much-anticipated announcement was made tonight during the second night of Festival di Sanremo 2022. Laura Pausini is a world-wide famous Italian singer, having won a Grammy and a Golden Globe, and even a nomination for an Academy Award. Alessandro Cattelan, one of RAI's presenters, has been rumoured to be one of the hosts for months and it was finally confirmed. Mika, even though had denied every rumour about his role on the Eurovision 2022, is also joining the hosting team. What do you think about the hosts for ESC 2022?
Zdob și Zdub & Frații Advahov will represent Moldova at Eurovision 2022 with “Trenulețul”
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Zdob și Zdub & Frații Advahov will represent Moldova at Eurovision 2022 with “Trenulețul”

We have the representatives for Moldova at Eurovision 2022! The veterans Zdob și Zdub are back to the game for the third time, after representing Moldova in 2005 and 2011, both times being place in Top15 - 6th in 2005 and 12th in 2011. They will be joined with Frații Advahov and will sing "Trenulețul" at Turin's stage. They were selected internally following a live auditions round today, which was the best scenario after the national final being cancelled due to rising Covid-19 infections in the country. The artists were chosen entirely by a jury panel, where three other Eurovision Moldovan stars took part: Geta Burlacu (Moldova 2008), Aliona Moon (Moldova 2013) and Cristina Scarlat (Moldova 2014). A total of 28 songs were in competition. You can listen to Moldova's entry right belo...
Road To Eurovision 2022 – Titina’s Talks with Fado Bicha
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Road To Eurovision 2022 – Titina’s Talks with Fado Bicha

A new marvelous season of Titina's Talks has begun, and on this Road To Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, we decided to kick it off with a fun and honest interview with Fado Bicha, one of the most interesting duos participating in Festival da Canção 2022.   We had the pleasure to have a lovely and open-hearted conversation with Fado Bicha, and the outcome of this interview is absolutely great! https://youtu.be/NRYaEinmyTk   OFFICIAL TRANSLATION OF THE SONG: Povo Pequenino - Little Nation Little was the nation, barefoot in the frost Little was the nation, taught by the beating Little was the nation, already carrying the hoe Little was the nation, crying over the times table Biting their teeth, licking their lips Dipping old bread in the stew Oh, little natio...
Eurovision 2022 – Laura Pausini, Alessandro Cattelan and Mika to (almost) officially host the event in Turin.
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Eurovision 2022 – Laura Pausini, Alessandro Cattelan and Mika to (almost) officially host the event in Turin.

AdKronos revealed that "well informed sources" announced that the three names of the official hosts of Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will be officially announced during the show of the second nigh to Festival di Sanremo. We couldn't be more thrilled and happy to see Laura Pausini - that brought the beauty of the Italian music around the world, Alessandro Cattelan - one of the most talnted, appreciated and handsome hosts of the Italian TV and Mika, who's been adopted by the Italy and that is so much loved by all Italians, will possibly be hosting Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin. Whilst Mika would still be thinking about signing for the event, Alessandro Cattelan and Laura Pausini are (almost) official names for Eurovision, as published on AdKronos website. We all know who La...
Festival da Canção 2022: All songs and commentary [SEMIFINAL 1]
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Festival da Canção 2022: All songs and commentary [SEMIFINAL 1]

Last Friday, the Portuguese broadcaster RTP announced all the artists and songs competing to represent Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. In total, 20 acts were allocated to one of 2 semifinals. The Semifinals of the Festival da Canção 2022 will take place on March 5 and 7 and the final is set for March 12. We'll be commenting each song individually. For now, get to know the 10 songs of the First Semifinal! First Semifinal 1 - Aurea - "Why?" Aurea is, without a doubt, one of the biggest names to step on the Festival stage. "Why" fits perfectly the kind of music she's been marking, offering us a soulful lullaby, with a crescendo that enhances the artist's voice. It will very likely, and not surprisingly, be among the bets with the greatest support from the jury and also...
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