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Norway: The results of the 3rd Semi Final of Melodi Grand Prix!

The third and last Semi-Final of 2023 Melodi Grand Prix, the show that is going to determine the Norwegian representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool, took place tonight. 7 more artist gave it all on stage for the three last tickets that lead to the Grand Final on the 4th of February.

The hosts of the show were Arian Engebø and Stian Thorbjørnsen

The 7 contestants of the third semi-final were:

  1. Akuvi – “Triumph”
  2. Tiril – “Break It”
  3. Skrellex – “Love Again”
  4. Eline Thorp – “Not Meant to Be”
  5. Stig van Eijk – “Someday”
  6. Maria Celin – “Freya”
  7. Atle Pettersen – “Masterpiece”

The voting lines opened after all the aforementioned artists had performed. The outcome of every show is solely in the hands of the televoters.

The Norwegian public decided that the three best performances of the third semi final were:

    Eline Thorp – “Not Meant to Be”

     Atle Pettersen – “Masterpiece”

    Skrellex – “Love Again”

The Grand Final is going to take place next Saturday at 19:50 CET! You can watch MGP 2023 by clicking HERE.

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun, for all the news regarding Norway’s participation at Eurovision Song Contest 2023!

BREAKING NEWS : Victor Vernicos’ entry “What They Say” leaked!

The thriller with the Greek representation in Eurovision 2023 continues after the leak of Shout Out by Antonia Kaouris and Maria Maragou, a while ago Victor Vernicos’ What They Say was leaked on Twitter.

It’s about 25 seconds of the song but pretty messed up and not in the best possible quality. It is worth mentioning that the user who uploaded it on Twitter also leaked the demo of Die Together, Amanda’s song, last year.

We remind you that ERT did not cancel Shout Out because of the leak and is expected to do the same now. Any leak at this time is not a breach of EBU regulations.

ERT continues normally with these three songs the process of selecting the Greek participation for Eurovision 2023, with the aim that very soon there will be official announcements about the artist and the song that will represent us in Liverpool.

We remind you that the three songs that precede the combined voting of the public committee and the artistic committee of ERT are the following:

  • Melissa Mantzoukis – Liar
  • Victor Vernicos – What They Say
  • Antonia Kaouris and Maria Maragou – Shout Out

Austria: With a female singer in Eurovision 2023 – Official announcement next week!

The Eurovision Scout of ORF, the national public broadcaster of Austria, Eberhard Forcher posted on his Facebook account today that the official announcement for the representation of Austria at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool, United Kingdom, is going to take place in less than a week.

Eberhard Forcher has been the Eurovision Scout of ORF since 2016 and thanks to him the central European nation was represented in the Contest by Nathan Trent, César Sampson and LUM!X.

Aside from the fact that the representative is going to be a woman, Eberhard Forcher mentioned that what Austria is up to, is something unprecedented while he also pointed out the vocal skills of the singer.

Last year Austria was represented in Turin by Pia Maria & LUM!X with the song Halo. They unfortunately didn’t manage to qualify to the Grand Final as they ended up in the 15th place of the First Semi-Final.

Stay tuned on Eurovision Fun for all the news regarding Austria in Eurovision 2023!

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Norway: The results of the 2nd Semi Final of Melodi Grand Prix!

The second Semi-Final of the 2023 Melodi Grand Prix took place tonight, the selection show that is going to determine the representative of Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. 7 artists again fought for the three tickets that lead to the Grand Final on the 4th of February.

The hosts of the show were Arian Engebø and Stian Thorbjørnsen

The 7 contestants of the second semi-final were:

  1. JONE — “Ekko inni meg” (Echo in me)
  2. Sandra Lyng — “Drøm d bort” (Dream it away)
  3. Alejandro Fuentes — “Fuego” 
  4. Swing’it — “Prohibition”
  5. Elsie Bay — “Love you in a dream”
  6. Ella — “Waist”
  7. Bjørn Olav Edvardsen — “Turn Off My Heart”

The voting lines opened after all the aforementioned artists had performed. The outcome of every show is solely in the hands of the televoters.

The Norwegian public decided that the three best performances of the second semi final were:

   Swing’it — “Prohibition”

   JONE — “Ekko inni meg” (Echo in me)

   Elsie Bay — “Love you in a dream”

The next heat will take place next Saturday at 19:50 CET! You can watch MGP 2023 by clicking HERE.

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun, for all the news regarding the Norway’s participation at Eurovision Song Contest 2023!

Estonia: The running order of Eesti Laul’s 2023 final!

A few moments ago, Estonia’s broadcaster, ERR, announced the running order for the final of Eesti Laul 2023!

Meelik with “Tuju” will open the grand final while Sissi will close the night with “Lighthouse“.

The running order of the final is as follows:

  1. Meelik- “Tuju”
  2. Inger – “Awaiting You”
  3. JANEK – “House of Glass”
  4. Elysa – “Bad Philosophy”
  5. m els – “So Good At What You Do”
  6. Bedwetters – “Monsters”
  7. Andreas – “Why Do You Love Me”
  8. Alika – “Bridges”
  9. Anett x Fredi – “You Need to Move On”
  10. OLLIE – “Venom”
  11. MIA – “Üks samm korraga”
  12. Sissi – “Lighthouse”

During the final of Eesti Laul 2023, several guest artists will perform alongside the finalists. The organisers have already announced that Karl-Erik Taukar, 2 Quick Start and last year’s winner, Stefan, will perform on stage.

The Grand Final of Eesti Laul 2023 will take place on 11 February at the Tondiraba Ice Hall in Tallinn with Tõnis Niinemets and Grete Kuld as hosts. There will be two rounds of voting. The first round will determine the entries that will qualify for the Super Final, which will be determined by 50% of the jury and 50% of the TV vote. There, the Estonian representative will be selected exclusively through the televote.

Last year’s winner of Eesti Laul was Stefan Airapetjan with the song “Hope” who came 13th in the final with 141 points.

Stay tuned to Eurovision Fun for all the news regarding Estonia’s participation in Eurovision 2023!

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New Zealand in the Eurovision Song Contest: it’s a YES from the EU Ambassador!

Nina Obermaier, the Ambassador of the European Union in New Zealand, is in favor of New Zealand’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest.

In an interview she gave to Charlotte Cook, on the radio-show Morning Report of RMZ, the EU Ambassador suggested that should it be supported by the public, the Oceanic nation should apply for participation.

“Yes absolutely … I don’t see any reason why New Zealand would not be able to join [Eurovision]. It would require a bit of enthusiasm though because … Eurovision is massive … [there are] viewing parties all over Europe and [Australia].”

Ambassador Obermaier proposed that New Zealand could apply in the same way Australia and SBS did , by taking into account the fact that they have been an associate member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Television New Zealand (TVNZ) has held this distinction since 1980.

If New Zealand were allowed to compete at the Eurovision Song Contest, Ambassador Obermaier suggested that the country should select its representative through a national show like many other European countries. However she avoided saying who could be the most appropriate representative by saying:

“I think this will be for New Zealanders to nominate.”

This is not the first time the participation of New Zealand in a Eurovision-related competition is being discussed. In 2018 TVNZ discussed the participation in the Eurovision Asia Song Contest. When this contest was abolished, Eurovision fans suggested that New Zealand should debut in the Eurovision Song Contest , with the argument that Australia had started taking part since 2015. Former EU Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmström, also supported the idea tweeting it should be given “serious consideration”.

However, in 2021 the EBU stated there were “no plans … to invite New Zealand”, noting that Australia’s participation was due to the fact SBS had been broadcasting the contest for over three decades.

Would you like to see, after Australia, another Oceanian state, New Zealand with a strong European element, taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Source: Aussievision

BREAKING NEWS: The Israeli song for Eurovision 2023 has been chosen! | Noa Kirel will sing “Unicorn” in Liverpool!

A few moments earlier the Israeli public broadcaster KAN revealed through their official Twitter account that the song which Noa Kirel is going to perform in Liverpool in May for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 has the title “Unicorn”

A few days ago the Israeli representative had revealed the final decision would be made between two songs that she and her team had prepared for the European song contest. (read more here)

The chosen song “Unicorn” was written by Noa Kirel herself and Doron Medley, the producer of song “Toy” that brought to Israel the third and most recent victory in Eurovision, in 2018 in Lisbon. The composition team also includes May Sepadia and the the very famous DJ Yinon Yahel Emonim.

The song talks about the women empowerment and most of the lyrics are written in English with a few words in Hebrew as well.

Noa Kirel herself said that:

“I’m very excited about our song choice.. the choice marks the first significant step towards Eurovision in May. We wrote a song which personally moves me every time I sing it or listen to it, and I can’t wait until you get to listen to the song”

The 2023 Eurovision entry for Israel is expected to be published in March and is about to get through some more adjustements.

Last year Israel was represented in Eurovision 2022 of Turin by Michael Ben David and his song I.M. which failed to qualify from the Second Semi-Final.

Stay tuned on Eurovision Fun for all the news regarding the entry of Israel and the rest of the 36 nation competing in the upcoming 2023 Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool United Kingdom.

Norway: The results of the 1st Semi Final of Melodi Grand Prix!

Tonight took place the first semi-final of the 2023 Melodi Grand Prix, the show that determines the representative of the the Kingdom of Scandinavia, Norway, to the Eurovision Song Contest. 7 artists competed with then aim to win the three tickets that lead to the Grand Final on the 4th of February.

The hosts of the show were Arian Engebø and Stian Thorbjørnsen

The 7 contestants of the first semi-final were:

  1. Alessandra Mele – “Queen of Kings“
  2. Erik Næss – “Wave“
  3. Rasmus Thall – “TRESKO“
  4. Kate Gullbrandsen – “Tårer i paradis“
  5. Umami Tsunami featuring Kyle Alessandro, Kristian Haugstøyl & Magnus Winjum – “Geronimo“
  6. Ulrikke Brandstorp – “Honestly“
  7. Byron Williams Jr & Jowst – “Freaky For The Weekend“

After the performances of all the artists, the voting lines opened. The outcome was solely in the hands of the televoters.

The Norwegian public decided that the three best performances of the night were:

Umami Tsunami featuring Kyle Alessandro, Kristian Haugstøyl & Magnus Winjum – “Geronimo“

     Ulrikke Brandstorp –“Honestly“

Alessandra Mele – “Queen of Kings“

The next heat will take place next Saturday at 19:50 CET! You can watch MGP 2023 by clicking HERE.

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun, for all the news regarding the Norway’s participation at Eurovision Song Contest 2023!

Finland: These are the hints for the seventh act of UMK 2023!

Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu‘s official Instagram account has released the first details about the seventh and final act who will participate in the Finnish national final!

  1. The name does not tell the whole truth
  2. All the best from Finland
  3. To the market!

 

Δείτε αυτή τη δημοσίευση στο Instagram.

 

Η δημοσίευση κοινοποιήθηκε από το χρήστη UMK23 (@uudenmusiikinkilpailu)

The speculated artists are Ramses II, a Finnish hip-hop singer and the hard rock band Shiraz Lane.

The UMK songs will be released from January 12 to 20, one song per day, while the artists will be announced on January 11!

The previous UMK winners and Finland’s representatives in Turin were The Rasmus with the song “Jezebel” which finished 21st in the Grand Final:

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the news about Finland’s participation in Eurovision 2023!

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Finland: These are the hints for the sixth act of UMK 2023!

Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu‘s official Instagram account has released the first details about the sixth act who will participate in the Finnish national final!

  1. Sky strikes fire
  2. Multitalented
  3. Made history

 

Δείτε αυτή τη δημοσίευση στο Instagram.

 

Η δημοσίευση κοινοποιήθηκε από το χρήστη UMK23 (@uudenmusiikinkilpailu)

The speculated artists are KUUMA, which is a Finnish pop band, while others think the hints lead to Teräsbetoni, the metal band that represented Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with the song Missä miehet ratsastaa.

The UMK songs will be released from January 12 to 20, one song per day, while the artists will be announced on January 11!

The previous UMK winners and Finland’s representatives in Turin were The Rasmus with the song “Jezebel” which finished 21st in the Grand Final:

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the news about Finland’s participation in Eurovision 2023!

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