Posts tagged as Eurovision

Live this weekend: Norway and Lithuania continue their search

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Norway and Lithuania remain on the hunt for their perfect Eurovision 2021 song as Israel sets up for their big reveal this Monday! 10 new songs battle it out for Lithuania Lithuanian selection Pabandom iš naujo! (Let’s try again) kicked off last week with its first heat. Out of 10 competing acts, only 5 made it to the next stage. This Saturday 23 January, a new set of 10 songs…

Lithuania: How to watch Heat One of Pabandom is naujo! 2021 online

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Lithuania’s Pabandom iš naujo! 2021 starts up on Saturday 16 January. And while local fans can catch the country’s Eurovision selection by switching their televisions to LRT, international viewers will need to try alternative means. The first heat will see ten acts perform. The running order is: 1.Black Spikes & Indrė Launikonytė “Don’t Tell Me” 2.Thomukas “Wish” 3.Be U “Love Yourself” 4.Voldemars Petersons “I Never Fall for You Again” 5.Martyna Jezepčikaitė “Thank You Very Much” 6.Donata…

Lithuanian song wins Germany’s substitute Eurovision

Monday, May 18, 2020

German viewers chose Lithuania’s entry as the winner of their substitute of the Eurovision Song Contest final on Saturday night, after the real version was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Lithuanian band The Roop was declared to have “won the hearts” of viewers with its minimalist electric pop song On Fire at the event that was held before empty seats in Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie hall. Lithuania beat out nine other…

Samanta Tina will retain her ticket to Rotterdam

Monday, May 18, 2020

Latvian Eurovision hopeful Samanta Tina may have missed out on a trip to the vast port of Rotterdam this year due to the coronavirus, but on May 16 it was revealed her ticket will be rescheduled rather than cancelled and she will be Latvia’s Eurovision entrant next year instead. Tina took part in a pan-European    special subsitute show “Eurovision 2020: Europe shines!”   with her topically-titled song “Still Breathing”, which…

“Still Breathing”: Samanta Tina at Eurovision 2021? (Video)

Thursday, May 7, 2020

She’s the Latvian star who was ready to bring all the fringe to the Eurovision 2020 stage in Rotterdam. And now, as she waits for the pandemic to end and for Latvia to decide on its future selection process, Samanta Tina has had an in-depth chat with Wiwibloggs. The “Still Breathing” hitmaker — whose honours Tina Turner with her stage name — tells us that she will not accept an offer to compete in any…

Lithuania to pick new song for next year’s Eurovision

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Lithuania will organise a new competition to pick its entry for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. However, this year’s winner will get a spot in the national finale, LRT decided on Tuesday. The song on Fire, by The Roop, was due to represent Lithuania in the Eurovision this year, before the contest was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. “We regret the situation, since On Fire was considered one of…

Eurovision in limbo as coronavirus measures interfere with preparations

Monday, March 16, 2020

The Eurovision song contest hangs in uncertainty as increasingly many European nations introduce restrictions on travel. The Lithuanian representative is among those who are prevented from travelling to the Netherlands to film videos for the Eurovision broadcast in mid-May. Performers from Israel, Italy, France, Estonia and Lithuania cannot come to record ‘postcards’, short introductory videos shown before each song, due to the strict coronavirus measures introduced by their countries. “We…

Lithuania’s Eurovision hopeful cancels trips to UK and Netherlands due to coronavirus

Friday, March 13, 2020

The Roop, which is representing Lithuania in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, has cancelled a trip to the Netherlands and all planned performances in London and Amsterdam due to the coronavirus, the band said on Thursday. “We do not want to risk our own or the public’s health,” the band’s lead singer Vaidotas Valiukevičius said in a statement. On Thursday, the Lithuanian government announced a series of anti-epidemic measures, including…

Estonia’s Eurovision Song Contest entrant semi-finals held in February

Friday, January 17, 2020

Eesti Laul, the annual competition to find Estonia’s Eurovision Song Contest entry, reaches its semi-finals in mid-February. The semis are to be held at the University of Tartu sports hall, over two stages on February 13 and 15, with 24 competitors vying for a place, as well as special guests performing. The 24 artists and their songs, over the two stages, are as follows: Stage one (February 13) Rasmus Rändvee,…

This year’s Eurovision hopefuls revealed!

Friday, January 10, 2020

Thankfully this year there will be only one ‘Supernova’ show, to be broadcast on February 8, after last year’s ‘two-semis-and-then-a-final’ format stretched the attractions of repeatedly listening to Eurovision type songs well beyond the limits of human endurance. The prize for the winner will be a ticket to the 65th International Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. There is also a major overhaul of the judging procedure. Though 26 songs…