Polina Gagarina included in the new EU sanctions list

According to an exclusive article by euobserver, Polina Gagarina who represented Russia at Eurovision 2015, is on the EU’s sanctions list, due to her participation in Putin’s fiestas regarding the annexation of Ukrainian territories to Russia.

Polina Gagarina, who has stood with passion since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, singing from time to time at various Putin fiestas, looks like she will now face serious problems, since her name is on the EU sanctions list, along with two still Russian oligarchs.

The new list has not yet been officially announced, but what is expected is that there will be travel restrictions on the singer, who was in Greece for her holidays almost every summer.

Polina Gagarina has already been banned from entering Latvia, for similar reasons.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the updates!

Source: euobserver

Eurovision 2024: The results of the first day of the press poll!

Earlier today an email was sent to accredited journalists here in Malmö Arena to vote for up to 10 favorites in both semi-finals and the final.

Below are the preliminary results of the semi-finals and the final, as they were determined today, May 6th, at 20:00.

Semi-Final 1:

Semi-Final 2:

 

Final:

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Evroaziya: Maxim Fadeev announces new Song Contest!

A few days ago, the Russian producer and composer, Maxim Fadeev announced the creation of a new Song Contest!

After the Russian government announced their plan to revive the Intervision Song Contest, producer Maxim Fadeev, revealed that he is working on a new project. In his Telegram channel, he revealed Evroaziya, the name of the new contest, which is set to take place in Uzbekistan in August.

In detail, he stated:

“It will be hosted by three countries – Russia , Uzbekistan and Turkey . Russia will be represented by your humble servant, Uzbekistan by Yulduz Usmanova, and Turkey by probably the most popular representative of the creative profession there today. I’m sure his name will be a shock to everyone.”

Furthermore, he added the following:

“Visually, Evroazija is conceived as an International Music Olympiad. We will hold the festival annually in August. Headquarters in three countries have already begun working to organize the acceptance of applications from participating countries.”

Maxim Fadeev, was invloved a couple of times in Eurovision, from which Russia is currently banned. He was the composer of the Russian entries in 2004 and 2007, while he was a judge for the Russian selection in 2005, 2008 and 2010. He was also involved in the Belarusian entry in 2010.

Only time will now tell what is about to happen with the new contest, and we’re waiting for further announcements!

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Eurovision Song Contest!

Source: ria.ru

Käärijä wins #ESC250 | Here are the detailed results of #ESC250 by Songfestival.be!

Happy New Year everyone! The first article for 2024 could be no other but the results of the #ESC250 voting by Songfestival.be in collaboration and as presented via EFR12 Radio.

For the sixteenth year in a row, Songfestival.be conducted during November a poll, asking Eurofans to vote for their ten favorite Eurovision entries of all time. 2023, also, marks the first year that the results are announced via EFR12 Radio. Starting at 11:30 CET and for twelve hours straight, we had the chance to listen to what the Eurovision community considers as the all-time classics of the contest.

Hence, Käärijä is the big winner of this year’s #ESC250 with his song “Cha Cha Cha“. Käärijä represented Finland in Eurovision 2023, winning the public voting with a huge margin and finishing second overall. It looks like that fans loved Käärijä and their love has not faded away yet.

The detailed results of #ESC250

  • 01. 🇫🇮 Finland 2023 – Käärijä – Cha Cha Cha (NEW)
  • 02. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2023 – Loreen – Tattoo (NEW)
  • 03. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2012 – Loreen – Euphoria (-1)
  • 04. 🇪🇸 Spain 2022 – Chanel – SloMo (-3)
  • 05. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2022 – Cornelia Jakobs – Hold Me Closer (-2)
  • 06. 🇮🇹 Italy 2021 – Måneskin – Zitti E Buoni (-1)
  • 07. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2021 – Go_A – Shum (-1)
  • 08. 🇨🇾 Cyprus 2018 – Eleni Foureira – Fuego (-4)
  • 09. 🇫🇷 France 2021 – Barbara Pravi – Voilà (+1)
  • 10. 🇪🇸 Spain 2023 – Blanca Paloma – EaΕa (NEW)
  • 11. 🇸🇮 Slovenia 2023 – Joker Out – Carpe Diem (NEW)
  • 12. 🇳🇱 Netherlands 2019 – Duncan Laurence – Arcade (-6)
  • 13. 🇮🇹 Italy 2020 – Diodato – Fai Rumore (-4)
  • 14. 🇳🇴 Norway 2019 – KEiiNO – Spirit In The Sky (-1)
  • 15. 🇮🇸 Iceland 2019 – Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra (+17)
  • 16. 🇳🇴 Norway 2023 Alessandra – Queen Of Kings (NEW)
  • 17. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2016 Jamala – 1944 (-2)
  • 18. 🇳🇴 Norway 2009 Alexander Rybak – Fairytale (-2)
  • 19. 🇨🇭 Switzerland 2021 Gjon’s Tears – Tout L’Univers (=)
  • 20. 🇷🇸 Serbia 2022 Konstrakta – In Corpore Sano (-9)
  • 21. 🇬🇷 Greece 2005 Helena Paparizou – My Number One (-1)
  • 22. 🇮🇹 Italy 2019 Mahmood – Soldi (-4)
  • 23. 🇮🇹 Italy 2023 Marco Mengoni – Due Vite (NEW)
  • 24. 🇳🇴 Norway 1995 Secret Gardern – Nocturne (=)
  • 25. 🇷🇸 Serbia 2007 Marija Šerifović – Molitva (+2)
  • 26. 🇳🇱 Netherlands 2022 S10 – De Diepte (-8)
  • 27. 🇮🇱 Israel 2023 Noa Kirel – Unicorn (NEW)
  • 28. 🇫🇮 Finland 2021 Blind Channel – Dark Side (+17)
  • 29. 🇦🇹 Austria 2023 Teya & Salena – Who The Hell Is Edgar? (NEW)
  • 30. 🇮🇹 Italy 2015 Il Volo – Grande Amore (-9)
  • 31. 🇱🇻 Latvia 2023 Sudden Lights – Aijā (NEW)
  • 32. 🇧🇪 Belgium 2015 Loïc Nottet – Rhythm Inside (-6)
  • 33. 🇪🇸 Spain 2012 Pastora Soler – Quédate Conmigo (-22)
  • 34. 🇵🇹 Portugal 2017 MARO – Saudade Saudade (-6)
  • 35. 🇧🇪 Belgium 2017 Blanche – City Lights (-12)
  • 36. 🇪🇸 Spain 2003 Beth – Dime (-28)
  • 37. 🇫🇮 Finland 2006 Lordi – Hard Rock Hallelujah (+14)
  • 38. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2007 Verka Serduchka – Dancing Lasha Tumbai (+19)
  • 39. 🇵🇹 Portugal 2017 Salvador Sobral – Amar Pelos Dois (-9)
  • 40. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2015 Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes (-15)
  • 41. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom 2022 Sam Ryder – SPACE MAN (-27)
  • 42. 🇪🇪 Estonia 2015 Elina Born & Stig Rästa – Goodbye to Yesterday (-13)
  • 43. 🇸🇪 Sweden 1974 ABBA – Waterloo (-21)
  • 44. 🇦🇹 Austria 2014 Conchita Wurst – Rise Like A Phoenix (-8)
  • 45. 🇦🇲 Armenia 2023 Brunette – Future Lover (NEW)
  • 46. 🇬🇷 Greece 2022 Amanda Tenfjord – Die Together (-15)
  • 47. 🇩🇰 Denmark 2013 Emmelie de Forest – Only Teardrops (-4)
  • 48. 🇬🇷 Greece 2001 Antique – (I Would) Die For You (-2)
  • 49. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2014 Sanna Nielsen – Undo (+13)
  • 50. 🇦🇺 Australia 2016 Dami Im – Sound of Silence (-12)
  • 51. 🇹🇷 Türkiye 2010 maNga – We Could Be the Same (-17)
  • 52. 🇷🇺 Russia 2016 Sergey Lazarev – You are the Only One (+9)
  • 53. 🇫🇷 France 2023 La Zarra – Evidemment (NEW)
  • 54. 🇮🇸 Iceland 2020 Daði Freyr – Think About Things (-1)
  • 55. 🇷🇸 Serbia 2023 Luke Black – Samo mi se spava (NEW)
  • 56. 🇱🇻 Latvia 2015 Aminata – Love Injected (-8)
  • 57. 🇹🇷 Türkiye 2003 Setab Erener – Everyway That I Can (-15)
  • 58. 🇪🇸 Spain 1995 Anabel Conde – Vuelve conmigo (-18)
  • 59. 🇨🇿 Czechia 2023 Vesna – My Sister’s Crown (NEW)
  • 60. 🇨🇾 Cyprus 2021 Elena Tsagrinou – El Diablo (-23)
  • 61. Serbia and Montenegro 2004 Željko Joksimović – Lane moje (-7)
  • 62. 🇮🇹 Italy 2022 Mahmood & BLANCO – Brividi (-15)
  • 63. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2022 Kalush Orchestra – Stefania (-24)
  • 64. 🇱🇹 Lithuania 2022 Monika Liu – Senitmentai (-23)
  • 65. 🇭🇺 Hungary 2018 AWS – Viszlát Nyár (+29)
  • 66. 🇦🇺 Australia 2023 Voyager – Promise (NEW)
  • 67. 🇧🇦 Bosnia 2006 Hari Mata Hari – Lejla (+6)
  • 68. 🇨🇭 Switzerland 2020 Gjon’s Tears – Répondez-moi (+7)
  • 69. 🇪🇪 Estonia 2023 ALIKA – Bridges (NEW)
  • 70. 🇩🇪 Germany 2010 Lena – Satellite (-10)
  • 71. 🇪🇪 Estonia 2009 Urban Symphony – Rändajad (+6)
  • 72. 🇹🇷 Türkiye 1997 Ethnic & Sebnem Paker – Dinle (-14)
  • 73. 🇳🇴 Norway 2015 Mørland & Debra Scarlett – A Monster Like Me (-21)
  • 74. 🇭🇷 Croatia 2011 Daria – Celebrate (+29)
  • 75. 🇧🇬 Bulgaria 2020: Victoria – Tears Getting Sober (-19)
  • 76. 🇮🇹 Italy 2017: Francesco Gabbani – Occidentali’s Karma (+7)
  • 77. 🇳🇴 Norway 2013: Margaret Berger – I Feed You My Love (+1)
  • 78. 🇪🇸 Spain 2014: Ruth Lorenzo – Dancing In The Rain (-45)
  • 79. 🇹🇷 Türkiye 2009: Hadise – Düm Tek Tek (-10)
  • 80. 🇨🇾 Cyprus 2012: Ivi Adamou – La La Love (-45)
  • 81. 🇪🇸 Spain 1973: Mocedades – Eres Tú (-22)
  • 82. 🇨🇾 Cyprus 2022: Andromache – Ela (-19)
  • 83. 🇮🇹 Italy 2018: Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro – Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente (+1)
  • 84. 🇱🇺 Luxembourg 1973: Anne Marie David – Tu Te Reconnaîtras (+14)
  • 85. 🇧🇬 Bulgaria 2016: Poli Genova – If Love Was A Crime (-17)
  • 86. 🇬🇷 Greece 2008: Kalomira – Secret Combination (+13)
  • 87. 🇨🇿 Czechia 2022: We Are Domi – Lights Off (-38)
  • 88. 🇸🇮 Slovenia 2019: Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl – Sebi (-1)
  • 89. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2004: Ruslana – Wild Dances (+2)
  • 90. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom 2023: Mae Muller – I Wrote A Song (NEW)
  • 91. 🇱🇺 Luxembourg 1965: France Gall – Poupée De Cire, Poupée De Son (-2)
  • 92. 🇳🇱 The Netherlands 2014: The Common Linnets – Calm After The Storm (-20)
  • 93. 🇳🇴 Norway 2020: Ulrikke – Attention (-19)
  • 94. 🇨🇭 Switzerland 1988: Céline Dion – Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi (+12)
  • 95. 🇦🇲 Armenia 2016: Iveta Mukuchyan – LoveWave (-30)
  • 96. 🇫🇷 France 2022: Alvan & Ahez – Fulenn (-14)
  • 97. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom 1996: Gina G – Ooh Aah… Just a Little Bit (-47)
  • 98. 🇧🇪 Belgium 2023: Gustaph – Because of You (NEW)
  • 99. 🇭🇷 Croatia 1999: Doris – Marija Magdalena (-9)
  • 100. 🇮🇱 Israel 1983: Ofra Haza – Hi (+20)
  • 101. 🇵🇹 Portugal 2019: Conan Osiris – Telemóveis (-8)
  • 102. 🇨🇭 Switzerland 2019: Luca Hänni – She Got Me (-22)
  • 103. 🇧🇬 Bulgaria 2017: Kristian Kostov – Beautiful Mess (-22)
  • 104. 🇮🇱 Israel 2018: Netta – Toy (-18)
  • 105. 🇫🇷 France 1991: Amina – Le Dernier qui a parlé (+2)
  • 106. 🇮🇱 Israel 2007: Shiri Maimon – HaSheket SheNish’ar (-11)
  • 107. 🇷🇸 Serbia 2021: Hurricane – Loco Loco (-36)
  • 108. 🇮🇸 Iceland 2009: – Yohanna – Is It True (-12)
  • 109. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom 1997: Katrina & the Waves – Love Shine a Light (-17)
  • 110. 🇦🇱 Albania 2018: Eugent Bushpepa – Mall (-25)
  • 111. 🇬🇷 Greece 2021: Stefania – Last Dance (+6)
  • 112. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2011: – Eric Saade – Popular (-36)
  • 113. Yugoslavia 1990: Tajci – Hajde da ludujemo (+6)
  • 114. 🇩🇪 Germany 2023: Lord of the Lost – Blood and Glitter (NEW)
  • 115. 🇮🇹 Italy 1992: Mia Martini – Rapsodia (+35)
  • 116. 🇮🇪 Ireland 1987: Johnny Logan – Hold Me Now (+13)
  • 117. 🇸🇲 San Marino 2021: Senhit ft Flo Rida – Adrenalina (-15)
  • 118. 🇮🇹 Italy 2013: Marco Mengoni – L’Essenziale (-21)
  • 119. 🇮🇪 Ireland 1993: Niamh Kavanagh – In Your Eyes (+24)
  • 120. 🇦🇱 Albania 2022: Ronela Hajati – Sekret (-65)
  • 121. 🇵🇱 Poland 2022: Ochman – River (-54)
  • 122. 🇱🇹 Lithuania 2020: The Roop – On Fire (-11)
  • 123. 🇪🇸 Spain 2007: D’Nash – I Love Mi Vida (NEW)
  • 124. 🇬🇷 Greece 2013: Koza Mostra ft. Agathon Iakovidis – Alcohol is Free (+36)
  • 125. 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 2009: AySel and Arash – Always (+13)
  • 126. 🇷🇺 Russia 2020: Little Big – Uno (+16)
  • 127. 🇲🇩 Moldova 2022: Zdob si Zdub and Advahov Brothers – Trenuletul (-17)
  • 128. 🇲🇰 North Macedonia 2012: Kaliopi – Crno I Belo (+23)
  • 129. 🇹🇷 Türkiye 2008: Mor ve Ötesi – Deli (+12)
  • 130. 🇷🇴 Romania 2022: WRS – Llamame (-64)
  • 131. 🇵🇹 Portugal 2018: Claudia Pascoal – O Jardim (+6)
  • 132. 🇵🇹 Portugal 2023: Mimicat – Ai Curacao (NEW)
  • 133. 🇧🇬 Bulgaria 2021: Equinox – Bones (-8)
  • 134. 🇮🇪 Ireland 1996: Eimear Quinn – The Voice (+5)
  • 135. 🇧🇬 Bulgaria 2021: Victoria – Growing Up is Getting Old (-47)
  • 136. 🇳🇴 Norway 2021: Subwoolfer – Give That Wolf a Banana (-31)
  • 137. 🇷🇴 Romania 2021: Roxen – Amnesia (-6)
  • 138. 🇫🇮 Finland 2014: Softengine – Something Better (+6)
  • 139. 🇮🇱 Israel 1998: Dana International – Diva (-4)
  • 140. 🇦🇲 Armenia 2008: Sirusho – Qele qele (+6)
  • 141. 🇮🇹 Italy 1997: Jalisse – Fiumi di parole (-27)
  • 142. 🇪🇦 Spain 1990: Azucar Moreno – Bandido (-34)
  • 143. 🇷🇸 Serbia 2012: Željko Joksimović – Nije ljubav stvar (+5)
  • 144. 🇬🇪 Georgia 2007: Sopho – Visionary Dream (-8)
  • 145. 🇦🇲 Armenia 2022: Rosa Linn – Snap (-81)
  • 146. 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 2021: Efendi – Mata Hari (-46)
  • 147. 🇳🇱 Netherlands 2013: Anouk – Birds (+24)
  • 148. 🇦🇱 Albania 2019: Jonida Maliqi – Ktheju tokës (-27)
  • 149. 🇮🇸 Iceland 2021: Daði Freyr – 10 years (-2)
  • 150. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom 1998: Imaani – Where Are You Now (+25)
  • 151. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom 1993: Sonia – Better the Devil You Know (+12)
  • 152. 🇪🇪 Estonia 2018: Elina Nechayeva – La forza (+1)
  • 153. 🇦🇱 Albania 2012: Rona Nishliu – Suus (-4)
  • 154. 🇸🇮 Slovenia 2001: Nuša Derenda – Energy (+62)
  • 155. 🇬🇷 Greece 2004: Sakis Rouvas – Shake It (+12)
  • 156. 🇫🇷 France 1977: Marie Myriam – L’oiseau et l’enfant (+39)
  • 157. 🇫🇷 France 2009: Patricia Kaas – Et s’il fallait le faire (-5)
  • 158. 🇦🇺 Australia 2019: Kate Miller-Heidke – Zero Gravity (-28)
  • 159. 🇮🇹 Italy 1984: Alice&Battiato – I treni di Tozeur (+7)
  • 160. 🇭🇷 Croatia 1998: Danijela – Neka mi ne svane (+9)
  • 161. 🇳🇴 Norway 2013: Carl Espen – Silent Storm (-35)
  • 162. 🇭🇷 Croatia 2023: Let3 – Mama ŠČ! (NEW)
  • 163. 🇬🇷 Greece 1991: Sophia Vossou – I anixi (+5)
  • 164. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2009: Svetlana Loboda – Be My Valentine! (Anti-Crisis Girl) (+25)
  • 165. 🇷🇺 Russia 2021: Manizha – Russian Woman (-50)
  • 166. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2018: Mélovin – Under the Ladder (NEW)
  • 167. 🇵🇱 Poland 2023: Blanka – Solo (NEW)
  • 168. 🇦🇲 Armenia 2009: Inga & Anush – Jan Jan (-4)
  • 169. 🇬🇷 Greece 2006: Anna Vissi – Everything (+26)
  • 170. 🇷🇺 Russia 2007: Serebro – Song #1 (NEW)
  • 171. 🇪🇪 Estonia 2000: Ines – Once in a Lifetime (+370)
  • 172. 🇩🇪 Germany 2011: Lena – Taken by a Stranger (-54)
  • 173. 🇸🇪 Sweden 1991: Carola – Fångad av en stormvind (+29)
  • 174. 🇦🇱 Albania 2015: Elhaida Dani – I’m Alive (-47)
  • 175. 🇨🇾 Cyprus 2019: Tamta – Replay (-62)
  • 176. 🇲🇹 Malta 2021: Destiny Chukunyere – Je me casse (-67)
  • 177. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2004: Lena Philipsson – It Hurts (-12)
  • 178. 🇱🇻 Latvia 2000: Brainstorm – My Star (+5)
  • 179. 🇩🇰 Denmark 1963: Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann – Dansevise (+9)
  • 180. 🇲🇰 Macedonia 2017: Jana Burceska – Dance Alone (+13)
  • 181. 🇦🇱 Albania 2010: Juliana Pasha – It’s All About You (NEW)
  • 182. 🇧🇪 Belgium 2006: Kate Ryan – Je t’adore (+26)
  • 183. 🇳🇴 Norway 2021: TIX – Fallen Angel (-78)
  • 184. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2020: Go_A – Solovey (-52)
  • 185. 🇱🇹 Lithuania 2023: Monika Linkytė – Stay (NEW)
  • 186. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2008: Ani Lorak – Shady Lady (-31)
  • 187. 🇷🇴 Romania 2020: Roxen – Alcohol You (-26)
  • 188. 🇲🇪 Montenegro 2015: Knez – Adio (-34)
  • 189. 🇸🇮 Slovenia 2022: LPS – Disko (+60)
  • 190. 🇷🇴 Romania 2010: Paula Seling & Ovi – Playing With Fire (+28)
  • 191. 🇧🇪 Belgium 1986: Sandra Kim – J’aime la vie (NEW)
  • 192. 🇷🇺 Russia 2000: Alsou – Solo (NEW)
  • 193. 🇲🇩 Moldova 2023: Pasha Parfeni – Soarele Si Luna (NEW)
  • 194. 🇲🇰 North Macedonia 2019: Tamara Todevska – Proud (+26)
  • 195. 🇱🇺 Luxembourg 1972: Vicky Leandros – Après Toi (NEW)
  • 196. 🇬🇪 Georgia 2016: Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz – Midnight Gold (-95)
  • 197. 🇫🇷 France 2016: Amir – J’ai Cherché (-23)
  • 198. 🇷🇸 Serbia 2008: Jelena Tomasevic – Oro (-21)
  • 199.🇧🇬 Bulgaria 2007: Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan Yankulov – Water (+28)
    200. 
    🇩🇰 Denmark 2021: Fyr og Flamme – Øve Os På Hinanden (-4)
  • 201. 🇫🇮 Finland 2017: Norma John – Blackbird (+41)
  • 202. 🇦🇲 Armenia 2020: Athena – Chains On You (NEW)
  • 203. 🇧🇪 Belgium 2003: Urban Trad – Sanomi (-13)
    204. 
    🇮🇹 Italy 1958: Domenico Modugno – Nel Blu dipinto di blu (+32)
  • 205. 🇱🇹 Lithuania 2021: The Roop – Discoteque (+18)
  • 206. 🇩🇪 Germany 2013: Cascada – Glorious (-25)
  • 207. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2006: Carola – Invincible (-10)
  • 208. 🇬🇷 Greece 1993: Kaiti Garbi – Ellada Xora Tou Fotos (-52)
  • 209. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2008: Charlotte Perelli – Hero (-29)
  • 210. 🇪🇦 Spain 2019: Miki – La Venda (-86)
  • 211. 🇮🇸 Iceland 1999: Selma – All Out Of Luck (-29)
  • 212. 🇨🇾 Cyprus 2023: Andrew Lambrou – Break A Broken Heart (NEW)
  • 213. 🇫🇮 Finland 2022: The Rasmus – Jezebel (-8)
  • 214. 🇬🇪 Georgia 2023: Iru – Echo (NEW)
  • 215. 🇭🇺 Hungary 2017: Joci Pápai – Origo (-43)
  • 216. 🇧🇪 Belgium 2021: Hooverphonic – The Wrong Place (+16)
  • 217. 🇸🇰 Slovakia 2010: Kristina – Horehronie (-83)
  • 218. 🇲🇪 Montenegro 2013: Who See – Igranka (+7)
  • 219. 🇮🇸 Iceland 2022: Systur – Með hækkandi sól (-2)
  • 220. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2018: Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance You Off (-87)
  • 221. 🇬🇷 Greece 1995: Elina Konstantopoulou – Pia prosefchi (NEW)
  • 222. 🇧🇦 Bosnia 2009: Regina – Bistra Voda (+24)
  • 223. 🇮🇹 Italy 2016: Francesca Michielin – No Degree Of Separation (-61)
  • 224. 🇸🇮 Slovenia 2011: Maja Keuc – No One (NEW)
  • 225. 🇷🇺 Russia 2015: Polina Gagarina – A Million Voices (-25)
  • 226. 🇮🇹 Italy 1990: Toto Cutugno – Insieme 1992 (NEW)
  • 227. 🇬🇷 Greece 2018: Yianna Terzi – Oniro Mou (NEW)
  • 228. 🇩🇪 Germany 2018: Michael Schulte – You Let Me Walk Alone (+6)
  • 229. 🇦🇱 Albania 2023: Albina & Familja Kelmendi – Duje (NEW)
  • 230. 🇲🇩 Moldova 2021: Natalia Gordienko – Sugar (+1)
  • 231. 🇩🇪 Germany 1975: Joy Fleming – Ein Lied Kann Eine Brücke Sein (-52)
  • 232. 🇳🇱 Netherlands 1998: Edsilia Rombley – Hemel En Aarde (NEW)
  • 233. 🇮🇸 Iceland 1997: Paul Oscar – Minn Hinsti Dans (-34)
  • 234. 🇸🇪 Sweden 1996: One More Time – Den Vilda (-64)
  • 235. 🇮🇱 Israel 2000: Ping Pong – Sa’me’akh (NEW)
  • 236. 🇪🇪 Estonia 2012 : Ott Lepland – Kuula (-38)
  • 237. 🇬🇷 Greece 2019: Katerine Duska – Better Love (-59)
  • 238. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2013: Zlata Ognevich – Gravity (-17)
  • 239. 🇮🇱 Israel 1991: Duo Katz – Kan (NEW)
  • 240. 🇵🇹 Portugal 2008: Vânia Fernandes – Senhora Do Mar (Negras Águas) (-83)
  • 241. 🇩🇪 Germany 1979 : Dschinghis Khan – Dschinghis Khan (NEW)
  • 242. 🇫🇮 Finland 2018: Saara Aalto – Monsters (+1)
  • 243. 🇮🇪 Ireland 2022: Brooke Scullion – That’s Rich (-127)
  • 244. 🇬🇷 Greece 2020: Stefania – Superg!rl (NEW)
  • 245. 🇷🇺 Russia 2003: Tatu – Ne Ver’, Ne Bojsia (-100)
  • 246. 🇬🇪 Georgia 2015: Nina Sublatti – Warrior (NEW)
  • 247. 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 2010: Safira – Drip Drop (-22)
  • 248. 🇮🇪 Ireland 1994: Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan– Rock’n’roll Kids (NEW)
  • 249. 🇮🇹 Italy 1964: Gigliola Cinquetti – Non Ho l’Étà (NEW)
  • 250. 🇪🇪 Estonia 2022: Stefan – Hope (-74)

The countries with the most appearances on #ESC250

A total of fifty-two countries have taken part at the Eurovision Song Contest during its almost seventy years run. In this year’s #ESC250 voting, some countries have stood out, such as:

Greece: fourteen entries

Italy: sixteen entries

Sweden: thirteen entries

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Source: Songfestival.be

These are the 50 most-watched performances on Eurovision YouTube channel!

For yet another year, just some hours before the New Year, Eurovision TV reveals the 50 songs that got the most views throught the year, on the contest’s official YouTube channel.

Let’s see the songs that the TOP 50: Most watched in 2023 is consisted of:

50) 🇸🇪 Måns Zelmerlöw – “Heroes”– Sweden 2015

49) 🇬🇪 Iru – “Echo” – Georgia 2023

48) 🇬🇷 Victor Vernicos – “What They Say” – Greece 2023

47) 🇲🇹 THE BUSKER – “Dance (Our Own Party)” – Malta 2023

46) 🇨🇾 Eleni Foureira – “Fuego” – Cyprus 2018

45) 🇫🇷 Barbara Pravi – “Voilà” – France 2021

44) 🇳🇴 Subwoolfer – ”Give That Wolf A Banana” – Norway 2022

43) 🇷🇺 Sergey Lazarev – “You Are The Only One” – Russia 2016

42) 🇲🇩 Sunstroke Project & Olia Tira – “Run Away” – Moldova 2010

41) 🇳🇱 Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper – “Burning Daylight” – Netherlands 2023

40) 🇹🇷 maNga – “We Could Be The Same” – Türkiye 2010

39) 🇫🇮 Lordi – “Hard Rock Hallelujah” – Finland 2006

38) 🇱🇹 Monika Linkytė – “Stay” – Lithuania 2023

37) 🇩🇪 Lena – “Satellite” – Germany 2010

36) 🇦🇺 Voyager – “Promise” – Australia 2023

35) 🇪🇪 Alika – “Bridges” – Estonia 2023

34) 🇳🇱 Duncan Laurence – “Arcade” – Netherlands 2019

33) 🇨🇭 Remo Forrer – “Watergun” – Switzerland 2023

32) 🇦🇱 Luiz Ejlli – “Zjarr E Ftohtë” – Albania 2006

31) 🇦🇱 Albina & Familja Kelmendi – “Duje” – Albania 2023

30) 🇨🇾Andrew Lambrou – “Break A Broken Heart” – Cyprus 2023

29) 🇵🇹 Mimicat – “Ai Coração” – Portugal 2023

28) 🇷🇸 Luke Black – “Samo Mi Se Spava” – Serbia 2023

27) 🇺🇦 Verka Serduchka “Dancing Lasha Tumbai” – Ukraine 2007

26) 🇺🇦 Kalush Orchestra – “Stefania” – Ukraine 2022

25) 🇧🇪 Gustaph – “Because of You” – Belgium 2023

24) 🇸🇮 Joker Out – “Carpe Diem” – Slovenia 2023

23) 🇩🇪 Lord of the Lost – “Blood & Glitter” – Germany 2023

22) 🇺🇦 Go_A – “Shum” – Ukraine 2021

21) 🇮🇱 Netta – “Toy” – Israel 2018

20) 🇺🇦 TVORCHI – “Heart of Steel” – Ukraine 2023

19) 🇲🇩 Pasha Parfeni – “Soarele şi Luna” – Moldova 2023

18) 🇬🇧 Mae Muller – “I Wrote a Song” – United Kingdom 2023

17) 🇨🇿 Vesna – “My Sister’s Crown” – Czechia 2023

16) 🇮🇹 Måneskin – “Zitti E Buoni” – Italy 2021

15) 🇪🇸 Blanca Paloma – “EaEa” – Spain 2023

14) 🇪🇸 Chanel – “SloMo” – Spain 2022

13) 🇦🇹 Teya & Salena – “Who The Hell is Edgar” – Austria 2023

12) 🇮🇹 Marco Mengoni – “Due Vite” – Italy 2023

11) 🇸🇪 Loreen – “Euphoria” – Sweden 2012

10) 🇦🇲 Brunette – “Future Lover” – Armenia 2023

9) 🇫🇷 La Zarra – “Évidemment” – France 2023

8) 🇳🇴 Alexander Rybak – “Fairytale” – Norway 2009

7) 🇭🇷 Let 3 – “Mama ŠČ” – Croatia 2023

6) 🇷🇺 Little Big – “Uno” – Russia 2020

5) 🇵🇱 Blanka – “Solo” – Poland 2023

4) 🇳🇴 Alessandra Queen of Kings” – Norway 2023

3) 🇮🇱 Noa Kirel – “Unicorn” – Israel 2023

2) 🇸🇪 Loreen – “Tattoo” – Sweden 2023

1) 🇫🇮 Käärijä – “Cha Cha Cha” – Finland 2023

On the list, there are ten winning songs, while 30 more from the 37  songs that took part in Eurovision 2023.

What do you think of the TOP 50, do you agree with the results? Write us in the comments below!

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Russia plans “Eurovision alternative revival” after 2022 withdrawal

Russia is planning to revive the “Intervision Song Contest” as an Eurovision alternative after their public broadcasters withdrew from the EBU.  In practice this means that if Russia would like to participate at the Eurovision Song Contest it would have to reapply to the EBU making a return in the near future less likely to happen.

According to the Director General of Channel One, the Russian broadcaster will organize the return of the music festival

“We propose that in the coming year we hold and hold every year an open music, or rather song, competition under the working title “Intervision”. This competition will not have any political restrictions or influences. This is a free platform on which all countries can present samples of their popular music.”

Intervision Song Contest

The Intervision Song Contest was organized during  the Cold War as an alternative to the Eurovision Song Contest.  The contest reunited countries that were part of the Soviet sphere of influence.  The Intervision Song Contest took place between 1965 to 1968 and 1977 to 1980.  In 2008 Russia attempted to revive the contest.  However, the Intervision Song Contest was once again discontinued after the 2008 edition.

During the Cold war countries within the Soviet Union’s sphere of influence such as Bulgaria, Finland or Poland participated at the Intervision Song Contest.  Moreover, the contest was open to countries outside Europe such as Cuba or Canada.

For the 2023 edition of Intervision, Russia is planning to invite BRIC nations and other countries wishing to participate.

Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest

Russia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994.  The country participated every year in the contest with the exception of 1998, 1999 and 2017.  In 2008 Dima Bilan won the contest with the song “Believe”.  In 2022 the EBU withdraw their invitation to Russia as a consequence of the ongoing war against Ukraine.  This prompt Russian broadcasters to suspend their membership from the EBU.

Source: TASS

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Eurovision 2023: Russia will not be able to vote in the “Rest of the World” category!

An interesting change coming to Eurovision 2023 is the introduction of the “Rest of the World” category, which means that people from non-participating countries will be able to vote for their favorites in this year’s contest. The votes received from all around the globe will be counted as the votes from a single country, which translates to a total of 58 points. There is slight advantage to the audience votes this year, because there will not be a “Rest of the World” category in Jury votes.

In today’s press conference, the executive supervisor of Eurovision, Martin Österdahl, mentioned that the “Rest of the World” category was inspired by Junior Eurovision that uses an Online vote since 2017.

I was taken aback that 182 countries voted in Junior Eurovision 2020 in Warsaw, and says something about Eurovision becoming a global phenomenon.

It was also confirmed that EBU will not publish the list of countries that will be eligible to vote using the “Rest of The World” platform. On the other hand, it was known that some countries will not be eligible to vote. One of these is Russia, because payment providers have suspended operations in the country.

Russia, as a result of the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war since February 2022, is expelled from the European Broadcasting Union(EBU), losing its rights to participate and broadcast the EBU programs, including Eurovision. The same might apply also to Belarus, that had its broadcaster expelled from the EBU in 2021 and can reapply for membership in 2024.


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Eurovision 2022: These are the 50 most-watched performances on YouTube!

For yet another year, just some hours before the New Year, Eurovision TV reveales the 50 songs that got the most views throught the year, on the contest’s official YouTube channel.

On the list, there are 13 winning songs, while 23 more from the 40 songs that took part in Eurovision 2022.

Let’s see the songs that the TOP 50: Most watched in 2022 is consisted of:

50) 🇱🇻 Citi Zēni – “Eat Your Salad” – Latvia 2022 

49) 🇦🇿 Efendi – “Mata Hari” – Azerbaijan 2021

48) 🇫🇮 Blind Channel – “Dark Side” – Finland 2021

47) 🇦🇿 Nadir Rustamli – “Fade To Black” – Azerbaijan 2022

46) 🇬🇷 Helena Paparizou – “My Number One” – Greece 2005

45) 🇹🇷 Mor ve Ötesi – “Deli” – Turkey 2008

44) 🇫🇮 The Rasmus – “Jezebel” – Finland 2022

43) 🇷🇸 Marija Šerifović – “Molitva”– Serbia 2007

42) 🇩🇪 Lena – “Satellite” – Germany 2010

41) 🇸🇪 Måns Zelmerlöw – “Heroes”– Sweden 2015

40. 🇲🇩 Sunstroke Project & Olia Tira – “Run Away” – Moldova 2010

39) 🇮🇹 Mahmood – “Soldi” – Italy 2019

38) 🇬🇷 Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord – “Die Together” – Greece 2022

37) 🇧🇪 Jérémie Makiese – “Miss You” – Belgium 2022 

36) 🇺🇦 Ruslana – “Wild Dances” – Ukraine  2004

35) 🇷🇺 Sergey Lazarev – “You Are The Only One” – Russia 2016

34) 🇦🇿 Aysel and Arash – “Always” – Azerbaijan 2009

33) 🇺🇦 Jamala – “1944” – Ukraine 2016

32) 🇷🇺 Manizha – “Russian Woman” – Russia 2021

31) 🇵🇹 MARO – “saudade, saudade” – Portugal 2022

30) 🇩🇪 Malik Harris – “Rockstars” – Germany 2022

29) 🇫🇷 Barbara Pravi – “Voilà” – France 2021

28) 🇵🇱 Ochman – “River” – Poland 2022

27) 🇫🇮 Lordi – “Hard Rock Hallelujah” – Finland 2006

26) 🇸🇪 Loreen – “Euphoria” – Sweden 2012

25) 🇨🇾 Eleni Foureira – “Fuego” – Cyprus 2018

24) 🇨🇾 Andromache – “Ela” – Cyprus 2022

23) 🇫🇷 Alvan & Ahez – “Fulenn” – France 2022

22) 🇹🇷 maNga – “We Could Be The Same” – Turkey 2010

21) 🇳🇱 Duncan Laurence – “Arcade” – Netherlands 2019

20) 🇸🇪 Cornelia Jakobs – “Hold Me Closer” – Sweden 2022

19) 🇺🇦 Verka Serduchka – “Dancing Lasha Tumbai” – Ukraine 2007

18) 🇹🇷 Hadise – “Düm Tek Tek” – Turkey 2009

17) 🇦🇹 LUM!X feat. Pia Maria – “Halo” – Austria 2022

16) 🇲🇩 Zdob şi Zdub & Advahov Brothers – “Trenulețul” – Moldova 2022

15) 🇳🇱 S10 – “De Diepte” – Netherlands 2022

14) 🇮🇹 Mahmood & BLANCO – “Brividi” – Italy 2022

13) 🇦🇱 Ronela Hajati –“Sekret” – Albania 2022

12) 🇮🇱 Netta – “TOY” – Israel 2018

11) 🇦🇲 Rosa Linn – “Snap” – Armenia 2022

10)🇷🇸 Konstrakta – ”In Corpore Sano” – Σερβία 2022

9)🇷🇴 WRS – ”Llámame” – Ρουμανία 2022

8)🇺🇦 Go_A – ”Shum” – Ουκρανία 2021

7)🇳🇴 Alexander Rybak – ”Fairytale” – Νορβηγία 2009

6) 🇮🇹 Måneskin – ”Zitti E Buoni’‘ – Ιταλία 2021

5) 🇳🇴 Subwoolfer – ”Give That Wolf A Banana” – Νορβηγία 2022

4)🇬🇧 Sam Ryder – ”SPACE MAN” – Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο 2022

3)🇷🇺 Little Big – ”Uno” – Ρωσία 2020

2)🇪🇸 Chanel – ”SloMo” – Ισπανία 2022

1)🇺🇦 Kalush Orchestra – ”Stefania” – Ουκρανία 2022

 

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Martin Österdahl: “The decision to exclude Russia from Eurovision was hard”!

The executive supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest said the decision to exclude Russia in 2022 was “hard”.

In a recent interview, Martin Österdahl, the executive supervisor of Eurovision, said although the contest was not political it must always reflect the basic values of democracy.

Martin Österdahl made the comments whilst speaking to Abba’s Bjorn Ulvaeus, who was guest editing the flagship UK radio show, BBC’s Today program.

Asked if the decision to exclude Russia from the contest earlier this year was hard, Osterdahl replied:

Russian pop star Alla Pugacheva condemns war against Ukraine!

Russian pop star Alla Pugacheva has condemned once again the war her country launched against Ukraine.  The 73 old singer enjoys the status of pop legend in her country since her stage debut in the Soviet Union in the 1970s.

In February 24, Pugacheva condemned the war for the first time on an Instagram post where she wrote:

“I cannot describe what I am feeling right now. How is this all possible? There is no justification for war! No to war!”

Soon after that, Pugacheva and her husband, Maxim Galkin decided to move to Israel with their children.  She returned to Russia in August according to a Russian fashion designer.  It is unclear if she remains in her home country in the present.

However, Pugacheva decided to speak out once more after her husband was designated a foreign agent.  Pugacheva’s husband, a comedian and TV presenter had also condemned the war against Ukraine.  According to the Russian law organizations and individuals that receive funding from abroad can be declared foreign agents. The term carries a strong pejorative sense and implies additional government scrutiny.

In response to this decision from the Russian Ministry of Justice, Pugacheva took social media to respond.  In her message she asked to be named a ‘foreign agent’ like her husband.  She further said her country had “illusory dreams” in Ukraine.  Pugacheva said her husband wished for an end to the death of Russian soldiers, who were “dying for illusory aims that make our country a pariah.”

Alla Pugacheva is also known among Eurovision fans for representing Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest 1997.

Source: CNN, Euronews