The return of Ivo Linna

Today, the second half of the semifinalist of Eesti Laul, the Estonian national final, is announced. One of the names might be a surprise: Ivo Linna! In 1996, Linna represented Estonia very successful (5th place). He sang a duet with Maarja-Liis, “Kaelakee hääl”. Also this year, Linna will not be …

Second chance for Uku Suviste?

Estonia was supposed to be represented by Uku Suviste in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Estonian television (ETV) decided not to ask him as their representative in the 2021 contest. However, there is still a chance that he will represent Estonia in Rotterdam. Today, ETV announced the names of the …

Pick your favourite non-qualifier

photo: EBU Yesterday, EBU came with the news that there will be an online contest between your favourite semifinalists.  “Throughout November on Instagram Stories we’ll be asking you to let us know your favourite song from every country that has failed to qualify for the Grand Final more than once …

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. …

No Montenegrin entry in 2021

Today, Montenegrin television station RTCG (Radijo Televizija Crna Gora) confirmed that Montenegro will not take part in the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. The country already decided not to go to Rotterdam in 2020. There was hope for a return in 2021 in Rotterdam, but now it’s sure that is not …

Duncan Laurence is going to marry

Great Dutch Eurovision news: most recent Eurovision winner Duncan Laurence is going to marry his boyfriend Jordan Garfield. The two have a relationship since the beginning of this year, but only made this public in may. On his Instagram page, Garfield wrote: “For those of you I didn’t recently talk …

VAL will not represent Belarus

Belarus will not be represented by the duo VAL in the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. Belarusian state television company BTRC has confirmed that. VAL was chosen to represent Belarus in the, cancelled, 2020 contest. In an interview, Vlad and Valerie stated that BTRC decided not to invite them for two …

Eurovision 2021: four scenarios

Today, Sietze Bakker, coordinator of the 2020 and 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, revealed there are four scenarios for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. They are: A Eurovision Song Contest as you are used to, up until 2021. A Eurovision Song Contest, dealing with the social distance situation. In the Netherlands, …