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Poland: Court orders the announcement of the results of the national final for Eurovision 2023!

A court decision in Poland, following a complaint by the local OGAE, orders the announcement of the detailed results of the national final for Eurovision 2023.

The story of the dispute

While we have not yet practically calmed down from the scandals and the tense atmosphere at Eurovision 2024, a decision of the Warsaw Regional Administrative Court obliges the Polish public television to announce the detailed results of the jury in the national final for Eurovision 2023.

As you may remember back then, a lot had been said and written about this national final, which was considered to be at least a scandal. The favorite to win that national final was Jann with the song Gladiator. Despite the fact that the TV audience supported him with their vote, it was the jury’s score that finally gave the ticket to Blanka and her Solo, eventually finishing in the 19th place in the final.

Immediately after the end of the national final, there were many complaints, both about the conflict of interest of some of the jury members, but also about the fact that TVP never announced the detailed results of the jury.

Edyta Gorniac, who was the president of the committee, had stated that she actually only knew her own score and that the results she announced were the ones she was given on a piece of paper. Polish radio and television had explained that the process was supervised by a notary public.

Despite the persistent pressure from OGAE Poland to TVP for transparency and publication of the detailed results, there was no response towards this direction. Thus, with an official complaint of the local branch of OGAE to the regional administrative court of Poland last January, the compulsory publication of the detailed results of the jury in the national final of Eurovision 2023 was requested.

The Court’s decision

The court last week ruled that this information must be public and the public has a right to access it. It remains unknown when TVP is required to announce the official results. No one from public television appeared before the court.

After the change of government in Poland, TVP has entered a process of change and modernization, trying to follow the pro-Western footsteps of the new government. In this context was the detailed announcement of the results of the jury, in the internal selection that followed this year, highlighting the choice of the country’s participation in the competition.

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United Kingdom: Mae Muller retires from singing indefinitely!

Mae Muller was the representative of the United Kingdom in Eurovision 2023, and was one of the favourites, right from the beginning. Despite her bad placing in the final. her song “I Wrote a Song” was placed high in all betting companies until the end, and it has become a massive fan-favourite.

A few days ago, Mae Muller, posted a very serious decision she made after a lot of thinking, on her social media. In a long text, she states that music is her passion, however lately, it turned into a chore, trying to impress the judges and win a place in the radio playlist. To sum up her text, she says that she decided to retire from singing, at least until she feels better with the whole situation.

“Hope you’ve all had the most lovely xmas and new year, I miss you!! Time is going so fast it’s insane but in the past few years I have done some incredible things and I am so proud of my achievements, and while i’ve been taking a break for the last couple weeks I have been reflecting on where I am and who I want to be as an artist. despite my achievements, at times i’ve felt like I lost sight of what I was doing this for and why I started music in the first place. The pressure of chasing hits for so long (which many signed artists can relate to) wore me out, which caused ne to make decisions which didn’t sit well in my gut personally or creatively. Music went from being my passion to becoming a job churning out songs to try and impress exec’s or get a playlist spot for radio, which is not why I started doing this. I started it because Ilove it and I want to get back to that. Ιt’s been emotional, exciting and at times scary but to grow you have to be uncomfortable and when you’re not happy where you are you need to make a change, which is what I’ve been doing behind the scenes. I had the album campaign of dreams, making little to no compromises with a major label, which is so rare in this day and age and for that I am extremely grateful (streamsorry i’m late xoxo) but I need to take a little step back. Last year was the most intense year of my life and i am creatively (and emotionally)fatigued, so ur girl just need a moment to reenergise! I just wanted to be honest with you, because at the end of the day it all comes down to you guys, my fans (I hate calling you that you’re so much more) but you have been there for me every step of the way. Some of you since the very beginning, and i’ve always wanted to be upfront, so if things seem to be a bit quiet that’s why. I want to be my best self for you because it’s what you deserve and honestly, it’s what I deserve too. I love you all an incredible amount and I’m not going anywhere!! Just working more behind the scenes to get back in touch with myself and the artist I want to be. (also preparing for gassed up to come out next month she’s a f****** ACTRESS”

Do you think Mae is overreacting, or she really did what was best for herself?

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Eurovision Awards 2023: The Winners!

From Saturday 9 December to Tuesday 12 December, the Eurovision audience had the opportunity to vote for their favorite entries among eight categories through the official Eurovision Instagram account. A few hours ago, the winners of these categories for the Eurovision Awards 2023 were announced, as they emerged after tens of thousands of votes in just a few days.

The Results

King/Queen of the Rizz 2023
  • Blanka
  • Joker Out
  • Mae Muller
  • Marco Mengoni

https://youtu.be/3LXlPviGiWc

Style Icon 2023
  • La Zarra
  • Let 3
  • Lord of the Lost
  • Mimicat
Most Iconic Duo
  • TuranTuralX
  • Teya & Salena
  • Mia & Dion
  • TVORCHI
Vocal Powerhouse
  • Alika
  • Gustaph
  • Loreen
  • Voyager
King/Queen of Choreo 2023
  • Blanka
  • Diljá
  • Käärijä
  • Noa Kirel
Exemplary Artistic Vision
  • Blanca Paloma
  • Käärijä
  • Loreen
  • Luke Black
Best Bouffant
  • Loreen
  • Reiley
  • Vesna
  • Voyager
Miss Congeniality 2023
  • Alessandra
  • Gustaph
  • Teya & Salena
  • Voyager

Below you can see the results through the official Eurovision channel on Youtube:

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Source: eurovision.tv

Eurovision Awards 2023: The voting has started | Vote for your favorites!

For the past few years, Eurovision.tv has been hosting its own annual Eurovision Awards poll. The poll is run through the official Eurovision Song Contest app, and Eurovision fans can vote in the eight categories listed below:

King/Queen of the Rizz 2023
  • Blanka
  • Joker Out
  • Mae Muller
  • Marco Mengoni
Style Icon 2023
  • La Zarra
  • Let 3
  • Lord of the Lost
  • Mimicat
Most Iconic Duo
  • TuranTuralX
  • Teya & Salena
  • Mia & Dion
  • TVORCHI
Vocal Powerhouse
  • Alika
  • Gustaph
  • Loreen
  • Voyager
King/Queen of Choreo 2023
  • Blanka
  • Diljá
  • Käärijä
  • Noa Kirel
Exemplary Artistic Vision
  • Blanca Paloma
  • Käärijä
  • Loreen
  • Luke Black
Best Bouffant
  • Loreen
  • Reiley
  • Vesna
  • Voyager
Miss Congeniality 2023
  • Alessandra
  • Gustaph
  • Teya & Salena
  • Voyager

The voting is open from Saturday 8 December and will remain open until Tuesday 12 December 21:00 CET. You can cast your votes via the official Eurovision Song Contest App.

 

The results will be revealed on December 26 on the official YouTube channel of the contest!

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Loreen: Music video clip of Loreen’s brand new single “Is it Love” is out now! | Watch it here!

A few days after Loreen made her first step, post-Eurovision, by releasing her first single called “Is it Lovefrom her upcoming album, the music video of the song just got released on YouTube!

Loreen says about “Is it Love“:

“Is It Love” was born from a place of seeking clarity, it’s a song describing and contemplating a love that’s so deep but at the same time filled with confusion. It’s about realising that to create a deeper understanding of yourself you need to accept the duality of life, that distortion and clarity goes hand in hand and are equally as important. And to experience the depth of true love, both to the self as well as to others, you have to accept and experience the depth of pain.”

As a leading female diaspora artist, Loreen’s Moroccan Berber roots are embedded in her new cinematic pop sound now more than ever and flits between cultures. All this essence is obvious in the music video as well!

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Eurovision 2023: £55m profit for Liverpool!

According to the official announcements of the city of Liverpool, during Eurovision 2023 the economy had a revenue of £55 million. Twice as much as they originally estimated.

473,000 people visited Liverpool during the week of Eurovision Song Contest, leaving at the local economy (in cafes, bars, hotels, restaurants, shops) approximately £55 million.

Both the visitors, as well as the financial gains for Liverpool, were more than the competent bodies were expecting from the beginning. Council chairman Liam Robinson said the figures speak for themselves, adding:

Jobs were created, local businesses were on the receiving end of a much-needed boost and hundreds of thousands of people came to the city, had a great time and are more than likely to return again!

The Mayor of Liverpool, Steve Rotheram, pointed out that the city had given fans, whether watching in person or on TV, “a Eurovision they will never forget” and that it was “a vital shot in the arm for our local economy”.

Culture Minister Stuart Andrew noted: “This research demonstrates the positive impact of hosting major events and I hope that we can continue to build on this success.”

Liverpool was the first city in the United Kingdom to host Eurovision Song Contest after 25 years, with the main shows being held at M&S Bank Arena.

After Loreen’s win, Sweden will host next year’s contest at Malmö!

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Source: BBC

Italy: Marco Mengoni releases French version of “Due Vite”!

After giving Italy another Top 5 result and releasing an album that still gets numerous streams daily, Marco Mengoni never stops, and he is now offering us a different version of his Eurovision song, “Due Vite”, with which he got fourth place in the Contest.

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Sweden: Loreen’s brand new single “Is it Love”, just got released!

The winner takes it all” as ABBA sing and this year which was Loreen‘s year as she literally “took it all”!

After winning Melodifestivalen for a second time, she represented Sweden at Eurovision Song Contest 2023 and won the whole thing, getting the first ever double victory for a woman and equalling Ireland’s number of victories by scoring Sweden’s seventh win!

At the same time “Tattoo” peaked in number one and earned gold and platinum certifications in several countries and just recently she signed off a management contract with TaP Music.

Now it’s time for Loreen to make the first step, post-Eurovision, by releasing her first single from her upcoming album called “Is it Love“. Loreen had been teasing us on all her social media for days now with a snippet of her new release.

 

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Last night Loreen was set to premiere her new song on NPO Start, on a peak-time Dutch TV show called Gouden Televizier-Ring Gala, after 21:00 CET. “Is it Love” is already available in all major streaming platforms. You can listen to it below:

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Sweden: Watch a clip of the stand-in rehearsal of Loreen’s “Tattoo”!

It is almost three months since the 67th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool. 37 performers stepped on the stage of the M&S Bank Arena giving it all and representing their countries in the biggest song competition in the world, after months of intense preparations.

The impressive stage performances that they pulled off were first tried on the Eurovision stage a few days before their arrival through simulations, known as stand in rehearsals. Stand in rehearsals are usually executed by local artists and performers so all participants can know in advance the television result of the performances. On a later stage, they have the opportunity to ask for changes during the technical rehearsals executed by the representatives themselves.

You can watch the stand-in rehearsals of the countries below:

A little while ago, the highly anticipated rehearsal of Loreen’s “Tattoo” was leaked online:

@songeurovision Відповідь користувачу @manty_22 #eurovision2023 #sweden #loreentattoo ♬ Tattoo – Loreen

What do you think of the stand-in rehearsal? Did you see any difference between this and the final performance?

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United Kingdom: Rina Sawayama was approached by the BBC for Eurovision 2023!

Rina Sawayama was on the verge of accepting the invitation and represent the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

Being guest on the podcast, The Euro Trip, Nick Levine claims that Rina Sawayama told him during an interview that she had been offered to fly the Union Jack flag herself last May.

Apparently, she thought a lot about the offer to perform at Eurovision, and she was about to accept the offer, however when she replied to the British delegation, she did not receive a response.

You can listen to the podcast below:

Rina Sawayama was one of the most discussed singers to represent the country and many thought that she would be the one, until the moment of the BBC’s announcement. The singer also responded to many fans on social media, creating a positive atmosphere regarding her representation.

@rinasawayamaofficial #duet with @Vanya #eurovision ♬ Frankenstein – Rina Sawayama

If all of the above is true, then it seems that the BBC and their partner, TaP Music, made a serious effort to have a big name for the Contest. Also, if an artist like Rina Sawayama was interested in participating, it seems that in the United Kingdom, there is no longer the reputation of previous years, that Eurovision is a risk for the big names of the music industry.

In the end, Mae Muller was the representative of the United Kingdom in Eurovision 2023, with her song “I Wrote a Song”, ending up in 25th place of the Grand Final:

https://youtu.be/tvJEE2ryCRQ

Source: The EuroTrip Podcast

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