Cyprus: Send your questions for Elena Tsagrinou!

For a few minutes now, Elena Tsagrinou has been nominated as the representative of Cyprus at Eurovision 2021 with the song El Diablo and with a very strong team behind her. The announcement was made through the morning show of RIK1, while at noon Elena will give her first interview on the Omega TV station and on the show Ela Na Deis.

Send everything you want to ask Elena Tsagrinou

In collaboration with the show Ela Na Deis, Eurovision Fun gives the opportunity to all its readers to send their questions to Elena Tsagrinou. We will give everything you send us to the journalist of the show Alexandros Taramountas, in order for him to address your questions to Elena!

The show Ela Na Deis, is broadcast daily at 13.00 to 15.00 local time (12.00 to 14.00 CET) and you can also watch it online at the following link:

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So write in the comments below, everything you want to ask Elena Tsagrinou and see her answer in a few hours, live on the show Ela Na Deis on Omega TV!

Cyprus: With Elena Tsagrinou and “El Diablo” at Eurovision 2021 – CYBC’s announcement!

The Cyprus Radio Broadcaster (CYBC) made an official announcement today, for the country’s representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, who is none other than Elena Tsagrinou!

Pleased and excited to announce our 2021 Entry:

Elena Tsagrinou

Elena Tsagrinou is one of the most talented and…

Δημοσιεύτηκε από CYBC: Eurovision Cyprus στις Τρίτη, 24 Νοεμβρίου 2020

 

The Cypriot team for Rotterdam

As it became known a while ago on the morning show of RIK1, Elena Tsagrinou will compete in Eurovision 2021 with the song El Diablo! The 26-year-old Greek Elena Tsagrinou was selected after an internal selection. El Diablo is signed by Thomas Stengaard, Laurel Parker, Jimmy Joker and Oxa, all very important composers with hits inside and outside Eurovision.

Already yesterday, according to our secure information and as you first read through Eurovision Fun, there were advanced discussions with an artist belonging in PANIK Records, in order to represent Cyprus in May in Rotterdam.

In the summer, in an interview with the Cypriot magazine Hello, she stated that she is ready and of course interested in participating in Eurovision, either with Greece or Cyprus. In addition, in 2019 she was among the artists that were rumored for representing Greece!

Who is Elena Tsagrinou?

Elena was born on November 16, 1994 in Athens. From a young age she was involved in music and attended a Music High School. In 2009, she participated in the ANT1 talent show “Greece got talent”. In the summer of 2013, she was auditioned by the band OtherView (after the departure of Krystallia) for the position of singer. In the same year, Elena participated in the MEGA music show, “Just The 2 Of Us” as coach of Ivan Svitailo.

In the 2016-2017 season, she was a backstage presenter on SKAI’s talent show, The Voice of Greece. From 2018 follows a solo career. She has released several successful singles, while she has many collaborations with the hottest Greek names such as Konstantinos Argyros, Demy, Panos Kiamos, Anastasios Rammos, Melisses, Tamta. She is a fresh face of the music industry and is one of the youngest rising singers of the pop scene and without a doubt she can stand worthy on the stage of Eurovision, since apart from a very good voice she also has an impressive presence.

“El Diablo”‘s composers

CYBC has also come up with the song, managing to have as creators of this year’s entry, a very strong team of composers. Once again, the Cypriot team that deals with the contest, proves its dedication and love to the Eurovision project, hoping that in Eurovision 2021, the entry of Cyprus will cause a sensation and will leave the best impressions!

El Diablo is signed by Thomas Stengaard, Laurell Barker, Jimmy Joker and Oxa. Thomas Stengaard was one of the creators of Only Teardrops, Denmark’s winning song at Eurovision 2013. Laurell Barker was behind five Eurovision entries. Switzerland in 2018, the United Kingdom, Germany and Switzerland in 2019 and Poland in 2020. He has also participated several times in the Melodifestivalen, but also in other national finals. Jimmy Joker has collaborated with literally all the big names in the world music scene (Lady Gaga, One Direction, Marc Anthony etc). He has even won a Grammy Award for his collaboration on Pitbull album Dale.

We remind you that CYBC has already announced as artistic director of its entry in the next contest, the Austrian, Marvin Dietmann, who was responsible for the stage presentation of both the winning entry of Austria in Eurovision 2014 with Conchita Wurst, but also the winning song in the juries voting of Austria in Eurovision 2018 with Cesár Sampson.

We can only wish “Good Luck” to the Cypriot team and Elena Tsagrinou for the best result in Rotterdam!

Stay tuned in EurovisionFun, for all the news regarding the Cypriot entry in Eurovision 2021.

Cyprus: It is official, RIK announces its artist for Eurovision 2021 tomorrow!

Through his Twitter account, the chairman of the Board of Directors of RIK, Andreas Frangos, confirmed our exclusive report. Tomorrow, Wednesday through the show of RIK1 at 10 in the morning we will find out the representative of Cyprus in Eurovision 2021!

As you read earlier at Eurovision Fun, Cyprus will be represented by a young, talented female singer of PANIK Records. The song has already been chosen and our information tells us that it is signed by very important musicians.

Stay tuned to Eurovision Fun for all the news regarding the Cypriot entry in Eurovision 2021!

Cyprus: CYBC is ready to announce its artist for Eurovision 2021 | EXCLUSIVE!

In its favorite month in November, CYBC seems to be very close to the announcement of its representative in Eurovision 2021.

A female singer in Eurovision 2021

After the confirmation in June that Sandro will not represent Cyprus in the next contest and that CYBC will look for a new artist, a lot was written, many rumors were circulated (with some of them being valid and some not), but with the Cypriot public broadcaster to remain silent, working methodically for the best possible entry in Eurovision 2021.

According to our reliable information and as you first read through Eurovision Fun, there are advanced discussions with an artist, from PANIK Records, in order to lift the weight of the representation of Cyprus in May in Rotterdam.

Although her name has been heard in the past among those who could represent either Cyprus or Greece in Eurovision, she was not one of the names that were widely rumored recently, to claim the ticket of Aphordite’s island in Eurovision 2021.

She is a fresh face of the music industry and is one of the youngest rising singers of the pop scene and without a doubt she can stand worthy on the stage of Eurovision, since apart from a very good voice she also has an impressive presence.

Most likely, at the meeting of the Board of Directors of CYBC tonight, there will be approval, so that very soon we have the official announcements.

What about the song?

RIK has also come up with the song, managing to have as composer of this year’s entry, a really very big name that will cause a sensation in its announcement.

Once again, the CYBC team that deals with the contest, proves its dedication and love to the Eurovision project, hoping that in Eurovision 2021, the participation of Cyprus will cause a sensation and will leave the best impressions!

We remind you that CYBC has already announced as artistic director of its participation in Eurovision 2021, the Austrian, Marvin Dietmann, who was responsible for the stage presentation of both the winning song of Austria in Eurovision 2014 with Conchita Wurst, but also the winning entry in the juries voting, of Austria in Eurovision 2018 with Cesár Sampson.

Respecting that the collaboration has not been formally completed yet, but also the fact that CYBC has not officially announced anything, we will not publish the name of the artist or the composer, wishing at the same time good luck in Cyprus!

Stay tuned to Eurovision Fun for all the developments regarding the Cypriot participation in Eurovision 2021!

Italy: These are the 20 reported contestants in Sanremo 2021!

RAI insists that Sanremo 2021 will take place from March 2 to March 6, as originally announced, although final announcements are expected in January. The website recensiamomusica, as every year, published a list of the most likely names of artists that we will see competing in the big category of the festival and which, according to the regulations, will also claim the Italian representation in Eurovision 2021.

So let’s take a closer look at the 20 artists we are most likely to see at Sanremo 2021:

1. Gaia
2. Noemi
3. Fulminacci
4. Leo Gassmann
5. Irama
6. Mr. Rain
7. Elodie
8. Ermal Meta
9. Fasma
10. Luca Carboni
11. Fede
12. The Kolors
13. Malika Ayane
14. Tommaso Paradiso
15. Colapesce e Dimartino
16. Francesco Renga
17. Michele Bravi
18. Annalisa
19. Bugo
20. Måneskin

Among the names we meet Ermal Meta who was the winner of Sanremo 2018 and representative of Italy in Eurovision the same year, in a duet with Fabrizio Moro, Non Mi Avette Fato Niente, who won fifth place in the final standings.

There are also several artists who have participated in the festival again, such as Annalisa, Bugo, Michele Bravi, The Kolors, Elodie, Irama etc. The list also features Måneskin, one of the most popular pop-rock bands of the contemporary Italian music scene.

On December 17, RAI will announce the 20 finalists of the big category. We remind you that Diodato was the winner of Sanremo 2020 and representative of Italy at Eurovision 2020, which was finally canceled, with the song Fai Rumore:

Serbia: Hurricane confirmed for Eurovision 2021!

The manager of Hurricane, as well as the editor-in-chief of the Serbian public television entertainment program Olivera Kovačević, confirmed what the domestic media had been reporting since the summer. The popular women’s band will represent Serbia at Eurovision 2021, having one more chance to be on the stage of the contest, after the cancellation of this year’s Eurovision.

It was not specified how the song with which Hurricane will compete in Eurovision 2021, although Olivera Kovačević left open the possibility of a national final for it.

Hurricane will represent Serbia next year if Eurovision takes place as announced. The song with which they will participate will be selected separately. They will not compete with this year’s song, but we will specifically choose the song with which they will be presented in the Eurovision 2021 song contest.

Hurricane would participate in Eurovision 2020 with the song Hasta La Vista:

Hurricane are the 21st representatives of this year’s contest that are officially confirmed for Eurovision 2021!

Source: Ogae Serbia

Sweden: Danny Saucedo Vs Eric Saade in Melodifestivalen 2021!

10 years after Eric Saade and Danny Saucedo were first and second in Melodifestivalen, Aftonbladet reports that they will compete against each other in Melodifestivalen 2021. Read more

Lithuania: The Roop confirmed their participation in the national final for Eurovision 2021!

The band The Roop, one of the big favorites to win the canceled Eurovision 2020 song contest, confirmed through their social networks that they will try to return to the next contest, participating in the national final of Lithuania! Read more

Editorial: How fair will the “live on tape video” be for Eurovision 2021?

The announcement of the EBU and the Dutch organizers for the live on tape video that will be made by the 41 participants of Eurovision 2021, although it ensures that the contest will take place even in the worst case scenario regarding the course of the pandemic, but leaves many questions in the part of justice and equal conditions that should govern the competition.

What exactly is live on tape video?

According to what was announced, all participating broadcasters were asked to record a live performance of their entry in their country. This recording will be delivered before the contest and will take place in a studio. The recording will take place in real time (as it would in the Contest) without making changes to the vocals or any part of the show itself after the recording.

There will be freedom in the delegations, to present as they consider their entries better, but instructions will be given which will ensure the fairness and integrity of the competition. There will be no audience and the recording should be unique and not be published before the event in May.

Delegations are allowed to use similar technical capabilities and dimensions that would be available on stage in Rotterdam, but are also free to choose a more limited production facility. Video recordings must not contain augmented or virtual reality, overlays, confetti, drone shots, water, color use or green screen.

How to ensure meritocracy and fairness in the contest?

In addition to the above, the EBU also announced a series of safety valves, which will ensure that the 41 live video tapes will have been made under the same conditions. Indicatively, we mention that those present in the video recording will be a representative of the Dutch public broadcaster, while the shooting will be watched by the executive supervisor of the contest, as well as a representative from an independent voting observer (E&Y). The duration of the shooting will be one hour and at this time the participants will be able to videotape up to three times their appearance. The selection of the shot will be made by the Head of Delegation and another authorized representative.

Our doubts about live on tape video

First of all, let’s say that even under normal conditions, not everyone competes on equal terms. What do we mean by that? We see in recent years on the eurovision stage, impressive appearances, with the help of the use of technology. Technology that not all broadcasters can use. Fro example Serbian public broadcaster cannot spend the money that Swedish public broadcaster spends. Albanian television cannot spend the money spent by Russian or Azerbaijani television and so on.

So, many times the countries participating in the contest can start from different points of view, but what mitigates the above a bit is that they share the same stage and it is ensured that everyone sings live. With the advancement of technology, and given that each country can use any studio it wants, even that is in question.

We read that Russia uses virtual reality in its appearance for Junior Eurovision 2020, where the contest will take place via live on tape video. An effect that other countries probably will not have at their disposal, for economic and technical reasons.

Of course for the live on tape videos of Eurovision 2021 the EBU has banned such special effects. However, LEDs are not prohibited and it is possible for different sized scenes, something that, as you understand, will differentiate the final result.

What we all hope is that everything you read remains on a theoretical level only. The situation with the pandemic to improve and to have a Eurovision as close to normal as possible, with the 41 artists performing their songs on the stage of the Ahoy Arena!

What is your opinion about the live on tape video? Are equal conditions guaranteed for all?

Dream Team is in Moscow for the final mix of songs by Natalia Gordienko and Uku Suviste!

Dimitris Kontopoulos and Elias Kokotos are in Moscow for the last few days, meeting with their close friends Philipp Kirkorov, Sergey Lazarev and Ani Lorak, as we saw through their social networks. Of course, this visit to Moscow could not be unrelated to their obligations for the Eurovision Song Contest.

After a communication we had with the project manager of Dream Team, Elias Kokoto, he informed us that the reason for their visit to Moscow is the final mix of the songs of Natalia Gordienko and Uku Suviste for Eurovision 2021.

The travel restrictions that have been set in Greece and prohibit travel from the countries of Eastern Europe, has made the work of the creators difficult this year. So, in order to make the final production of the two songs instead of the two artists coming to Athens, as they did this year, Dimitris Kontopoulos went to Moscow.

As you read through Eurovisionfun but also based on what Natalia Gordienko herself revealed, her new song has nothing to do with Prison. This is an uptempo dance track, much younger than the previous one.

The same is true to some extent for Uku Suviste. The Lucky One is a modern radio midtempo song, which definitely has nothing to do with the classic ballad, with which he won this year’s Eesti Laul!

Stay tuned to Eurovision Fun for all the news regarding Dream Team’s entris in Eurovision 2021!