3 things we need to remember about Rehearsals

We are at the end of the first week of rehearsals, and all acts have now had their chance to perform on the stage at least once. Social media during this time is going crazy. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube, everyone seems to have something to say. Our twitter and Facebook feeds are completely…

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2016 Reviews – Georgia – Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz – Midnight Gold

Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz were chosen internally by the Georgian public broadcaster, then it was up to the public to send in songs in which would fit the band’s style. After a show previewing all 5 songs, the Georgian public could then choose their favourite, and Midnight Gold was the winner, but is…

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2016 Reviews – Bulgaria – Poli Genova – If Love Was A Crime

Bulgaria is bringing back a crowd favourite this year, Poli Genova, with a song that has quickly become one of the most talked about this year. The song, If Love Was A Crime is a catchy pop song, slightly different to her previous entry of 2011, called Na Inat, which had more of a rock…

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2016 Reviews – Norway – Agnete – Icebreaker

This year, after a national final, Norway is offering Agnete with the song Icebreaker. We haven’t seen the blonde beauty much on tour around Europe like the other artists, but maybe she’s saving everything she’s got for Eurovision? Here’s what we think of Icebreaker.. Icebreaker is an interesting song, because it’s almost like 3 songs…

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2016 Reviews – Belgium – Laura Tesoro – What’s the Pressure

After an extremely successful act last year in Eurovision for Belgium, the bar was set high for whoever was lucky enough to earn the opportunity to perform this year. After a national final, it was decided that Laura Tesoro would be the act representing Belgium with the song What’s the Pressure. The song has some…

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2016 Reviews – Italy – Francesca Michielin – No Degree of Separation

After the winner of Sanremo Song Festival declined participation in Eurovision, Francesca Michielin grabbed the opportunity with both hands and ran with it. Her song, originally titled Nessun Grado di Separazione has since had a bilingual makeover to include a chorus of English, and its English title to be used – No Degree of Separation.…

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2016 Reviews – Slovenia – ManuElla – Blue and Red

Slovenia has chosen something a little different this year in ManuElla and her song Blue and Red. We haven’t heard much of this country-pop genre in Eurovision, so will it take Europe (and Australia) by storm? This song has a definite country twang to it, and would easily fit into the country music scene. I…

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2016 Reviews – Lithuania – Donny Montell – I’ve Been Waiting For This Night

Lithuania is becoming the master of mammoth national finals, and after such a long process, we have another returning artist to Eurovision. Donny Montell was chosen once again to represent the nation, with the song I’ve Been Waiting For This Night. The last time he was in Eurovision was in 2012, so can he better…

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2016 Reviews – Serbia – Sanja Vučić ZAA – Goodbye (Shelter)

Serbia internally selected their act this year, and after a bit of a wait, we learnt that it would be ZAA Sanja Vučić to sing the song Goodbye (Shelter). We don’t think Sanja will be saying goodbye to us in the semi-finals, and here’s why. Goodbye is a powerful song sung by a powerful singer.…

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2016 Reviews – Switzerland – Rykka – The Last of Our Kind

Switzerland in recent years has been quite hit and miss in Eurovision, but could this be their year to make Europe listen? The artist who will be representing Switzerland is Rykka, who’s from Canada, but has roots in Switzerland. The song she will be singing is called The Last of Our Kind, and here’s what…

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