If by now you’ve not heard of Bulgarian singer songwriter VICTORIA, then you must have been living under a rock. The 23 year old artist, whose full name is Victoria Georgieva, represented her homeland Bulgaria at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, making it through to the finals, and finishing a commendable 11th, with 170 points.
Irish musical duo, Jedward, comprising twins John and Edward Grimes, are known for their music, their two time tilt at the Eurovision trophy, and, in the past year, their elevated social activism on their Twitter account. But there’s one thing that stands out among all others, and is especially useful in describing them – their iconic quiff hairstyles, which at their tallest stood 12 inches, straight up.
Today, Capitol Records released Duncan Laurence’s debut EP, Worlds On Fire. Available HERE, the five-song collection includes the new single ‘Someone Else’ – one of three new songs – plus the global hit ‘Arcade’, which has racked up more than 200 million combined worldwide streams, and ‘Love Don’t Hate It’. See below for track listing.
A special one-off programme, ‘Eurovision: Come Together’ is set to be screened this Saturday night, 16 May, on BBC1, and starting at 6.30pm. Hosted by Graham Norton, the show will include The Fizz, comprising 3 of the original members – Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan, and Jay Aston – of UKs 1981 winners Bucks Fizz, recreating their iconic skirt ripping routine from the song, ‘Making Your Mind Up’. They are asking fans to join in the fun, and at the same time, support The Care Workers Charity.
It’s that time of year when we would ordinarily be gearing up to watch European music’s night of nights, The Eurovision Song Contest. Alex Sparrow competed for his native Russia in the contest in 2011, when it was held in Dusseldorf, finishing in 16th position. There’s no Eurovision this year because of Covid-19, but there’s an Alex Sparrow song – the singer, composer, actor and producer, now based in Los Angeles, has released his most recent single, ‘Let’s Stay Home Tonight’, and although it’s no compensation for the Eurovision, it’s a fun song with an equally upbeat music video.
With the Eurovision Song Contest called off this year because of the COVID-19 crisis, Eurovision has been doing their very best to keep fans happy by providing plenty of content. In fact, there’s been so much incredible content that it could be hoped this will continue to be on offer once things go back to normal.
Eurovision is over for another year, with The Netherlands taking the crown for the first time in 44 years and the UK propping up the scoreboard (certainly not for the first time). Our Eurovision correspondent Peter Dunwoody was at the event last week and has summed up his time in Tel Aviv with 12 essential tracks from the trip.
Greetings once again from sunny Tel Aviv, as we reach the business end of Eurovision week. On Tuesday, ten countries qualified for the final including Iceland and San Marino for the first time since 2014, and seven went home including the departure of Eurovision veteran Joci Papai from Hungary and Darude from Finland.