Belgian Reynaert passed away

Singer Joseph Reynaerts, known as Reynaert for Eurovision matters, passed away last night. He was hospitalized last week, affected by COVID19. Reynaert represented Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1988 in Dublin with “Laissez briller le soleil”. Ten years earlier, he had won, ex-aequo the French songcontest in Spa. …

Iceland: winner of the 2020 contest?

It was 1986 when Iceland first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest. Eurovision fans were anxious to know what this new country would bring. And they brought three of their stars, singing the song “Gleðibankinn”. They became 16th, which seemed to be their destiny in the beginning. Also the previous …

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 …

Jahn Teigen passed away

Yesterday, 24 february 2020, Norwegian singer and entertainer Jahn Teigen passed away in Ystad hospital in Oslo.Teigen is known to the Eurovision fans and audience for his three participations in the Eurovision Song Contest. In 1978, he sang the entry “Mil etter mil” and received no points at all, getting …

Pearl Carr passed away

Today, the sad news reached us that Pearl Carr passed away. Carr was the female half of the duo Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson. The two married in 1955 and started singing from then on. In 1959, they were chosen to represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest …

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 …