Watch Georgian Idol Tonight

Most of you will be celebrating the new year tonight. However, you might want to watch the final of Georgian Idol tonight, as it will be decided there who will represent Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam 2020. Four contestants are still in competition: Barbara Samkharadze Tornike Kipiani …

Tonight is the night for Albania!

Tonight at 20:30 CET (scheduled, but at the nights of the semifinals we experienced a delay) the first national final of Eurovision 2020 starts: Festival i Këngës, the Albanian preselection. Twelve songs and artists will compete to win the 58th Festival i Këngës. One of the songs will represent Albania …

Georgian Idol finalists known!

Tonight the four finalist of Georgian Idol were chosen. One of these four will, on december 31, be chosen as the winner of Georgian Idol 2019 and….. represent Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest. There is, however, a difference compared to this year’s national selection. During the final of last …

Albanian finalists known

We’ve heard all twenty songs of Festival i Këngës 58, the Albanian national final for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. The professional jury, consisting of Mikaela Minga (Albania) Christer Björkman (Sweden) Dimitris Kontopoulos (Greece) Felix Bergsson (Iceland) Rita Petro (Albania) decided which 12 songs should go to the final on …

Alain Barrière passed away

Sad news from France: at the age of 84, Alain Barrière died of a cardiac arrest. Barrière took part in the 1963 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Elle était si jolie”. He reached the 5th place. Another worldwide hit of Barrière was “Ma vie” in 1964. After a long …

Niels Olsen has to end career

People who visited Het Grote Songfestivalfeest in Amsterdam last weekend might have noticed that the song “Fly on the wings of love” was sung by only one Olsen Brother, Jørgen. Today, his brother Niels Noller Olsen announced that he has to end his career. In may this year, Niels was …

Rona Nishliu’s double emotions

Next sunday, Albania will choose it’s Eurovision entry for 2020. It might be a good moment to look back in the Albanian eurovision history. Just let me cry…. cry…. cry…. for this is the best I can do now. That is the translation of the lyrics of Rona Nishliu‘s Eurovision …