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Armenia: Brunette performs a different version of Future Lover!

The Armenian representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, Brunette, was invited in a TV show of the public broadcaster Armenian Public TV where she performed a different and more dynamic version of her entry Future Lover.

You can listen to the different version in the video below.

You can also watch the reaction of the Eurovision Fun team to the Armenian entry in the video below

Brunette is going to perform second in the Second Semi-Final of the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest on 11th of May at Liverpool.

Stay tuned on Eurovision Fun for all the updates around the Armenian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023!

 

Israel: Tonight Israel Calling 2023!

Tonight takes place the Israeli Eurovision Pre-Party “Israel Calling” with more than 20 artists in the line-up.

This is going to be the fifth edition of the Israel Calling and has a special meaning as this year marks 50 years since this first participation of Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest alongside with the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel. 18 of this year’s Eurovision participants are going to perform tonight.

  • Albania – Albina & Familija Kelmendi
  • Azerbaijan – TuralTuranX
  • Croatia – Let 3
  • Czechia – Vesna
  • Denmark – Reiley
  • Estonia – Alika
  • Georgia – Iru
  • Ireland – Wild Youth
  • Latvia – Sudden Lights
  • Lithuania – Monika Linkyte
  • Malta – The Busker
  • Moldova – Pasha Parfeni
  • Poland – Blanka
  • San Marino – Piqued Jacks
  • Serbia – Luka Black
  • Slovenia – Joker Out
  • Spain – Blanca Paloma
  • Ukraine – TVORCHI

The rest of the line-up includes the bellow guest performers:

  • Anne-Marie David – Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1973
  • Eden Alene – Represented Israel at Eurovision 2020 and 2021
  • Ilanit – Represented Israel at Eurovision 1973 and 1977
  • Imri – Represented Israel at Eurovision 2017
  • Johnny Logan – Winner of Eurovision 1980 & 1987, and winning songwriter in 1992
  • Katrina – Winner of Eurovision 1997
  • Mei Finegold – Represented Israel at Eurovision 2014
  • Shlomit Aharon- Represented Israel at Eurovision 1981

The Israeli Calling 2023 hosts are Dafna Dekel and Sigal Shachmon, who co-hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 1999 in Jerusalem. Dafna also represented Israel at Eurovision 1992. The event is going to take place at Hangar 11, a familiar place for the Eurofans as it was the venue of the Eurovision Village for the 2019 contest.

Israel Calling is not scheduled to be broadcast live tonight, but those interested can watch it on the upcoming Saturday 08/04 at 20:00 CET through the official YouTube channel of the event.

Stay tuned on Eurovision Fun for all the updates around the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest!

Italy: The three minute version of “Due Vite”!

In the Eurovision Song Contest there is the rule according to which all the songs when performed live on the semi-final and final nights must be maximum of three minutes in length. So while the tracks may last longer on music platforms and on the official  album, they will need to undergo some processing for their live performance.

One of the countries that usually chooses longer tracks is Italy, where again this year its participation with Marco Mengoni and “Due vite” had to be modified.

Below you can see the lyrical differences between the regular length and the three-minute length of the song on the night of the Grand Final.

https://youtu.be/N4HBDAbdXUg

Stay tuned on Eurovision Fun for all the updates around the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest!

Azerbaijan: “Tell Me More” to be released tomorrow!

The entry of Azerbaijan at the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest is going to be released tomorrow!

A few minutes ago, the official site for the Eurovision Song Contest in Azerbaijan, 12xal, posted on their official account on Instagram that the song “Tell Me More” the duo TuralTuranX are going to perform in Liverpool, is scheduled to be released tomorrow at 16:00 CET.

 

Azerbaijan has been allocated in the second half of the First Semi-Final which is going to take place on Tuesday 9th of May.

Stay tuned on Eurovision fun for all the updates around the Azeri entry in the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest!

Poland: The detailed results of the national final

One day after the polish national final  Tu bije serce Europy, and Blanka‘s victory with the song “Solo“, TVP published the detailed televoting results.

Jann with “Gladiator” was the televoting winner, while Blanka came second. The juries helped her win the national final by placing her first.

There have been reactions in the social media by Polish fans, who think that Jann should have won.

Do you like the polish entry? Will Blanka bring her coutnry a good result?

Australia: The country of Oceania reveals its Eurovision 2023 entry tomorrow!

The biggsest country of Oceania, Australia, is going to reveal its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 tomorrow. As it is already known for months, SBS opted for an internal selection this year avoiding the national final process.

In particular, a countdown video was uploaded to the official Eurovision YouTube channel earlier for the announcemnet not only of the artist but also of the song with which their country is going to compete the coming May in Liverpool.

Australia is going to reveal its entry tomorrow at 19:30 CET and you can watch it by clicking the link here, that leads to the official Eurovision YouTube channel.

Last year Australia was represented in the Contest in Torino by Sheldon Riley and the song “Not the Same” which despite the fact that it qualified second from the second semi-final, it ended up only in the 15ht place of the Grand Final receiving only 125 points.

Who do you think is going to be the next reprsentative of the country in the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest? Share your thought in the comments below.

Stay tuned on Eurovision Fun for all the updates regarding the Australian participation in Eurovision 2023!

Albania: With the assistance of Sacha Jean-Baptiste in Liverpool!

Earlier tonight it was announced that the well-known in the Eurovision world choreographer and director Sacha Jean-Baptiste will undertake the set-up of Albania’s participation, namely Albina & Familja Kelmendi with the song “Duje”, on the Eurovision 2023 stage .

This will not be the first time that Sacha Jean-Baptiste undertakes the direction of the Balkan country as the same thing happened in 2021 with the participation of Anxhela Peristeri “Karma” 

As far as the revamp of the song Duje is concerned, it took place with the participation of live musical instruments including 60 bows in a studio in Istanbul. The song will be performed entirely in the Albanian language and will not differ from the version heard at Festivali i Këngës. In addition, in March and April, there is going to be a promotion of the entry in events at Tel Aviv, Barcelona, Madrid, Amsterdam and Warsaw.

Below you can watch again the Albanian entry as it was performed in the National Final, Festivali i Këngës.

Stay tuned on Eurovision Fun for all the updates regarding the Albanian entry in the upcoming 2023 Eurovision Song Contest!

Slovenia: First details regarding Joker Out’s live performance!

Joker Out, Slovenia’s representatives at Eurovision 2023, were invited on the official Eurovision Channel podcast, and were asked by podcast host Steve Holden what they thought about their stage performance. They gave some insight into what they want to present on the Liverpool stage.

Specifically, Bojan Cvjetićanin, frontman of the band, stated the following:

We are a live band and enjoy playing live music, so that we were excited when we saw that the stage for this year’s contest would have a live audience directly beneath it. This would enable us to perform a three minute concert of Joker Out, and we promise a good show should we are able to use the energy of a live concert on stage.

Slovenia has been allocated in the second half of the second semi-final which is scheduled on 11th of May.

Stay tuned on Eurovision Fun for all the updates around the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest!

Source: Eurovoix 

Eurovision 2023: Kalush Orchestra live in Liverpool!

Kalush Orchestra will perform live at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, which is going to be held in Liverpool, United Kingdom the coming May.

In a press conference held in Strasbourg, France, the Kalush Orchestra confirmed that they will appear live on stage at Eurovision 2023, as is customary with the previous year’s winner.

In his statement after a visit to the European Parliament, the band’s lead singer Oleg Psyuk said:

Yes, Eurovision will be held in the UK, but we really hope that it will be taken into account and there will be some kind of our Ukrainian identity. And I think that there will be a pretty good atmosphere for us. I know that Ukrainians will also perform there. And, in fact, we are. Therefore, we really hope that everything will be fine, and we hope that Ukraine will perform like this this year, that next year we will host Eurovision in Ukraine.

Kalush Orchestra also confirmed that they will be releasing a new song in early March.

The group represented Ukraine last year in Turin, Italy, managing to bring the third victory to this long-suffering country of Eastern Europe.

Stay tuned on Eurovision Fun for all the updates around the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest!

Source: Eurovoix

Denmark: With Reiley and “Breaking My Heart” in Liverpool!

The final of the 2023 edition of the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix took place tonight and once again it determined the next Dane representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 which is going to take place in Liverpool, United Kingdom the coming May. The DMGP took place in Næstved Arena in the city of Næstved .

8 songs competed in the first round of tonight’s final. After the completion of the first round the three favourite songs of the public proceeded to the second round of the final, where the result was determined 50% by the televoters and 50% by the jury.

The hosts of the show were Tina Müller and Heino Hansen

The participants

The 8 finalists of the show were as follows:

  1. Frederik Leopold – “Stuck on You”
  2. EYJAA – “I Was Gonna Marry Him”
  3. Micky Skeel – “Glansbillede”
  4. maia maia – “Beautiful Bullshit”
  5. Nicklas Sonne – “Freedom”
  6. Mariyah LeBerg – “Human”
  7. Søren Torpegaard Lund – “Lige her”
  8. Reiley – “Breaking My Heart”

After the performances of the aforementioned artists, lines opened and the public voted for the three songs that they wanted to see in the second round of the final. At this point we remind you that the Danish public had the chance to vote for their favourite entries during the whole week, as the voting process commenced on Monday 6th of February and ended on Friday 10th of February.

The three songs that gained the most public votes and advanced to the second round of the 2023 Dansk Melodi Grand Prix were:

  1. Nicklas Sonne – “Freedom”
  2. Reiley – “Breaking My Heart”
  3. Micky Skeel – “Glansbillede”

After the completion of the second round, the voting process started again so that the public alongside with the jury panel to vote and determine the 2023 representative of the Scandinavian kingdom in the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest.

When the voting procedure completed, with the combination of the votes from the televoting and the juries, the 51st Danish representative is

Reiley – “Breaking My Heart”

 

Reileyand Denmark are going to participate in the first half of the second semi-final which is scheduled on 11th of May. Do you think that Denmark is going to qualify to the Grand Final after 2 years of elimination ? Let us know in the comments below!

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun.com for all the developments regarding the Danish entry at the upcoming 2023 Eurovision Song Contest.