Agathonas Iakovidis passed away

We received the sad news that today, Greek musician Agathonas Iakovidis passed away. In 2013, Iakovidis represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest as a member of the group Koza Mostra. They sang the song “Alcohol is free” and reached the 6th place.Agathonas Iakovidis was born in Evangelismos, in the …

Andorra and the Eurovision Song Contest

In this article, we want to look back at the participation of Andorra in the Eurovision Song Contest. Andorra is the only country that took part but never reached the final.  Andorra took part in the contest a total of five times. The entries were all sung in Catalan, sometimes …

Albania: song contest addict since 1962

Photo Anjeza Shahini: tomboy30, wikimedia commons It was 2004 when Albania first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest. Already in december 2003 they had it’s national final, Festival i Këngës. The winner was Anjeza Shahini with the song “Imazhi yt”, a song that exceeded the 3 minutes, and not a …

No Sandro in Rotterdam next year

Rumours were going on already, but now the Cypriot broadcaster CyBC has confirmed the news: Sandro Nicolas will not represent Cyprus in the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. Therewith, he is the first 2020 participant who was chosen internally, who will not return in 2021. This is what CyBC stated: “Due …

Gjon’s Tears: working on songs!

Gjon, one of the favorites from this year’s Eurovision, was having a zoomcall with us tonight. In the call Gjon said he was working on some songs and he had some ideas wich genre the songs would be. Unfortunately we don’t know how the songs will sound so we have …

Hooverphonic missing in “Love shine a light”

You might not have noticed, but when all the 2020 Eurovision participants sang “Love shine a light” in the show Eurovision Shine A Light, there were 40 artists and groups, not 41. Hooverphonic was not included. Already a few days earlier, group member Alex Callier said on Belgian television that …

EBU: Welcome to Rotterdam 2021

Today, at the end of the show Europe Shine A Light, there was some news. The EBU confirmed that the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest will be held, and Rotterdam will be the host city. Following the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, the EBU, NPO, NOS, AVROTROS and the …

ABBA in Europe shine a light!?

Tonight is the night! Unfortunately not the night of the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest. However, there will be a show called Europe Shine A Light. It will start at 21:00 CET and you can watch it in every participating country of the Eurovision Song Contest. You will …