MAD VMA 2023: Käärijä, Stefania, Kalomira and 3SUM, will perform Cha Cha Cha in new English version!

We can say that it is the biggest surprise of this year’s MAD VMA, the Greek music awards, that Käärijä, Stefania, Kalomira and the fresh girl band 3SUM, will perform “Cha Cha Cha”, the runner-up song to this year’s contest, in its first ever English version!

Through our previous articles, you may have speculated a possible appearance of Käärijä at the MAD VMA 2023. However, because of his full schedule, the Finnish singer won’t be able to perfrom live, but he will record a special performance in a green box for this different version of his song, which is directed by none other than, Dimitris Kontopoulos.

The song will be performed in Eglish for the first time ever, in an exciting performance!

“Cha Cha Cha” will be performed live by Stefania, Greece’s first top 10 result in eight years in Eurovision 2021, Kalomira, who won third place in Eurovision 2008 and remains Greece’s last top 5 result, as well as 3SUM the new pop girl band, which hopes to stand out as the only completely pop band of the country.

Our team had the chance to listen to this new version of the song and we can undoubtedly say that it will be the highlight of the night. For the needs of the song and so that each artistcan have a part of the song on themselves, the song is now a little longer.

The MAD VMA 2023 will take place on Monday, June 19 and will be broadcasted at a later time by the Greek broadcaster MEGA TV.

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Finland: The rules of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2024 | National final to take place in February!

A few hours ago, the Finnish public Broadcaster, Yle, announced Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2024 as their national selection for yet another year.

Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu will be held live next February, and the winner will represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024.

Yle announced the rules by which the competition will be conducted, just a few hours ago.

  1. Artists must submit a demo of their track from August 21 to 24, 2023. If their song is selected, they have until October 20, 2023, to submit the final version.
  2. Singers from a group can submit up to three songs, however only one will advance to the competition. Members of a band can participate in more than one song, while composers and lyricists can participate in several songs.
  3. Finally, at least one of the composers and one of the singers must have Finnish citizenship or permanent residence in Finland.

The previous edition of UMK was a huge success, with Käärijä being crowned the winner with the song “Cha Cha Cha” and bringing Finland Second place in the Final, the country’s best placing since its win in 2006:

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Eurovision 2023: The first Dress Rehearsal of the Grand Final!

Just a few minuts ago, the first dress rehearsal of the Grand Final, which is going to take place tomorrow night, took place. Eurovisionfun, was present in the M&S Bank Arena and is here to offer you a small glimpse of the rehearsals of the performances of tomorrow’s Grand Final.

🇫🇷 France – La Zarra – “Évidement”

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

🇪🇸Spain– Blanca Paloma – “EaEa” 

🇸🇪Sweden– Loreen – “Tattoo”

🇮🇱 Israel – Noa Kirel – “Unicorn”

What’s next today, is the Jury Rehearsal and as a matter of fact, it will be the first time in this year’s contest, that the jury vote will count, as in the semi-finals, it was the public alone that decided the result.

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Eurovision 2023: The First Dress Rehearsals of the First Semi-Final

The First Dress rehearsals of the first semi-final have taken place just a moment ago and the emotions are increasing in Liverpool.

Please enjoy a few snippets of what we just watched during the first Dress Rehearsal of the First Semifinal of Eurovision 2023:

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Finland: Käärijä has finished shooting his postcard for Eurovision 2023!

Finland’s representative for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest has finished shooting his postcard. It is the video that will be shown before his appearance in the first semi-final this month.

The postcard of Finland was shot in Helsinki. Käärija appears in a snowball fight and rides the ferris wheel which is transformed into a Finnish sauna. 

You can watch the video here:

The countries that have confirmed that they have finished shooting their postcards  are:

  • Albania – Albina & Familija Kelmendi
  • Austria – Teya & Salena
  • Croatia – Let 3
  • Cyprus – Andrew Lambrou
  • France – La Zarra
  • Germany – Lord of the Lost
  • Ireland – Wild Youth
  • Latvia – Sudden Lights
  • Lithuania – Monika Linkytė
  • Malta – The Busker
  • Moldova – Pasha Parfeni
  • Netherlands – Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper
  • Poland – Blanka
  • Slovenia – Joker Out
  • Romania – Theodor Andrei
  • Belgium – Gustaf
  • Estonia – Alika
  • Greece – Victor Vernicos
  • Azerbaijan – TuralTuranx
  • Switzerland – Remo Forrer
  • San Marino – Piqued Jacks
  • Israel – Noa Kirel
  • Armenia – Brunette
  • Georgia – Iru

Finland competes this year with Käärija and Cha Cha Cha  closing the first semi-final on May 9th.

You can also watch the reaction video of the EurovisionFun editors  for Cha Cha Cha  below:

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Germany: Finland is the winner of the ESC-Songcheck 2023! | Austria won the fourth and last episode!

Finland has been declared the winner of the German preview show for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

Tonight was the fourth and final episode of the German preview show ESC-Songcheck 2023. Finland’s Käärijä was declared the big winner as he received the highest score in the entire show, while Austria’s participation with Teya & Salen came out first, in the fourth and last episode.

The results of the fourth episode are as per below:

  1. Austria – 9.5+9.9 – 19.4 points
  2. Slovenia – 8.7+8.1 – 16.8 points
  3. Australia -7 .6+7.4 – 15.0 points
  4. Lithuania – 6.6+6.0 – 12.6 points
  5. Georgia – 4.7+5.8 points – 10.5 points
  6. Albania – 4.3+4.4 – 8.7 points
  7. Poland – 4.4+3.1 – 7.5 points
  8. San Marino – 3.2+3.1 – 6.3 points

The overall results from all ESC-Songcheck episodes are as per below:

  1. Finland – 11.5+9.9 – 21.4 points
  2. Austria – 9.5+9.9 – 19.4 points
  3. Norway – 8.6 + 8.3 – 16.9 points
  4. Slovenia – 8.7+8.1 – 16.8 points
  5. Sweden – 8.5+8.0 – 16.5 points
  6. Czechia – 7.1+7.9 – 15.0 points
  7. Australia – 7.6+7.4 – 15.0 points
  8. France – 6.4 + 8.1 –  14.5 points
  9. Italy – 8.1 + 6.3 14.4 points
  10. Croatia – 8.5 + 5.4 – 13.9 points
  11. United Kingdom – 6.5 + 6.9 – 13.4 points
  12. Latvia – 6.8 + 6.2 – 13 points
  13. Moldova – 5.6+7.1 – 12.7 points
  14. Lithuania – 6.6+6.0 – 12.6 points
  15. Malta – 6.8 + 5.8 – 12.6 points
  16. Denmark – 7.3 + 5.2 – 12.5 points
  17. Serbia – 6.0 + 6.4 – 12.4 points
  18. Ukraine – 6.0 + 6.2 – 12.2 points
  19. Belgium – 6.0 + 6.0 – 12 points
  20. Israel – 5.7+5.9 – 11.6 points
  21. Estonia – 4.9 + 6.6 – 11.5 points
  22. Spain – 5.5+5.8 – 11.3 points
  23. Armenia – 4.8 + 6.2 – 11 points
  24. Netherlands – 5.0+5.8 points – 10.8 points
  25. Portugal – 4.6 + 5.9 – 10.5 points
  26. Georgia – 4.7+5.8 points – 10.5 points
  27. Azerbaijan – 5.7+4.4 – 10.1 points
  28. Switzerland – 3.6+6.4 – 10.0 points
  29. Iceland – 4.6 + 5.3 – 9.9 points
  30. Cyprus – 4.3 + 5.2 – 9.5 points
  31. Greece – 4.7 + 4.6 – 9.3 points
  32. Albania – 4.3+4.4 – 8.7 points
  33. Ireland – 3.8 + 4.0 – 7.8 points
  34. Poland – 4.4+3.1 – 7.5 points
  35. San Marino – 3.2+3.1 – 6.3 points
  36. Romania – 2.6 + 3.2 – 5.8 points

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the details around the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest which takes place in a few days at Liverpool, the United Kingdom.

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The Netherlands: All the performances of “Eurovision in Concert 2023”!

Eurovision in Concert 2023 took place in AFAS Live in Amsterdam, last night, with 29 of this year’s entrants performing live.

The concert was hosted by Cornald Maas and Hila Noorzai. Cornald has been the Dutch Eurovision commentator since 2006. Hila is a radio DJ and member of the committee that selected this year’s Dutch representatives (Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper). She also hosted the Eurovision 2021 press conference in Rotterdam.

The artists that performed last night were the following:

Albania – Albina & Kelmendi Familija

Balcan sounds and consistent vocals is what we got from Albina and the Kelmendi Family! Might be the suprise entry of this year.

Armenia – Brunette

Brunette singing about her Future Lover with ethereal vocals and the crowds singing along. Beautiful performance!

Australia – Voyager

Voyager give what they promise! Rock and electronic sounds, so 2025! What is concerning though, is that even though their song is supposed to be very uplifting, the crowd was too static. Also falsetto was not always on point.

Austria – Teya & Salena

That’s not a song where you can show off some unreal vocals, however it’s the song that will definitely make you dance! And Teya & Salena deliver, solid vocals and much much fun! One of my personal favourites and if you ask me, a finalist and highly likely a Top5 entry!

Azerbaijan – TuralTuranX

TuralTuranX “tell us more” about their entry this year, however I’m still not getting it. A song that I could listen to the radio without complaining, but wouldn’t catch my eye/ear at the contest.

Belgium – Gustaph

The queerest entry of the year! His vocals are as good as the studio version! He is a fun guy! This is the kind of entries that I would like to qualify, even though that’s not the style of songs that I normally listen to!

Czechia – Vesna

I can only comment on their vocals. They were okay. However, this entry started off as a potential winner, but I’m not getting that vibe, at least not yet. But hey! It’s just a party performance! Let’s wait for their contest rehearsals!

Denmark – Reiley

Danish heart-throb Reiley, had his best performance to date. Some minor vocal issues, but overall a nice performance!–QEIyag

Estonia – Alika

Nice song and great vocals! But for me, it’s no more than just that. I wouldn’t be surprised if Estonia got disqualified.

Finland – Käärijä

Normally, that’s a song that I can’t stand listening to for more than 10 seconds. Strangely, combined to his eccentric looks and his super nice personality, I could now handle listening to his entire Amsterdam performance! Personal opinion aside, I can totally see why this is a contender for the win.

France – La Zarra

Unfortunately, after a statement in her personal Twitter account, La Zarra announced that she has to cancel her appearance in Amsterdam, due to personal circumstances.

Germany – Lord of the Lost

I can’t be objective, I don’t like this style of music. I can only be objective about their vocal abilities, which are on point I must admit!

Iceland – Diljá

That’s a song that I would add to my daily playlist, however, this song lacks something that I still don’t know what it is! Diljá’s voice is great admitedly!

Ireland – Wild Youth

Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall” x “Ritmo De La Noche” x “We Are One” would be a great mashup! I low-key like this song and I loved their Amsterdam performance. But something tells me that they will struggle to qualify this year. Let’s see what happens!

Latvia – Sudden Lights

Another performance that sounds exactly like the recorded version of their song! I didn’t see the love from the AFAS Live crowd.

Lithuania – Monika Linkytė

Monika definitely sounds even better than the studio version of the song. She will try to claim a high placement in the rankings of the jury voting in this year’s contest! In the beginning I didn’t quite like “Stay“, I can now say that I love her vocals on this track!

Malta – The Busker

They were not bad, not at all sounding bad live, but were they as good as it needs to be to qualify to the final show of Eurovision Song Contest? Song-wise I think not.

Moldova – Pasha Parfeni

Despite the technical issues with his Madrid performance, Pasha, the Moldovan 2012 representative and returning artist of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, managed to pull off his performance. Great vocals and energy overall!

Netherlands – Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper

It’s really sad to see my 2nd place to perform questionably in their own country’s party concert. Their vocals sound a bit off at times and as a duo their vocals don’t seem to connect on their live performance. I hope they fix it till their semi-final, I don’t want to see them become the shocking non-qualifier of the year.

Norway – Alessandra

Very much improved vocally, Alessandra, gets carried away by the strength of her song and her fans are absolutely loving it! The whistle note was so-so. She will improve, I am sure!

Romania – Theodor Andrei

Theodor has a nice voice, but this song is totally “Off and On” so one would either like it or not. I don’t.

San Marino – Piqued Jacks

Their are very very good vocally. Their lead vocalist sounds like Klaus Meine, frontman of Scorpions band. Their song is not at all bad after all.

Slovenia – Joker Out

I simply love this band and this song! One of my favourites! I love how they sound in each and every appearance they make before the contest. I hope they continue delivering up until the Eurovision finals!

Spain – Blanca Paloma

A blend of flamenco and modern sounds, bringing Spanish tradition to 2023. Her vocals are absolutely amazing. I just don’t get the hype around this entry, it is a great entry for Spain, but definitely not a top 3 entry as many fans are claiming over at social media!

Sweden – Loreen

Her vocals are out of this world! Another amazing performance of the former Eurovision 2012 winner and potential 2023 winner! And for those that claim that she sings with the assistance of an Auto-Tune device, I can assure you that even when she rehearsed in the corridors of Malmö Arena or Friends Arena during the Melodifestivalen season, she sounded exactly the same, or even better than the studio version! My winner for sure!

Switzerland – Remo Forrer

I absolutely love his Amsterdam (and every single one of his) live performance! I can’t wait to see this song complete and staged and Remo joined by his four dancers! I think he will qualify! But let’s wait and see!

Ukraine – TVORCHI

I love TVORCHI and their song and their Amsterdam performance. They sounded really really good, I am a fan of their style of music, but I don’t see this entry winning. Let’s see another country winning this year!

United Kingdom – Mae Muller

Come on, she doesn’t sound as atrocious as most of the Twitter people claim. And at least she enjoys it and the crowd loves her! I hope she will do much better in Liverpool!


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Netherlands: Eurovision in Concert 2023 takes place tonight in Amsterdam!

Eurovision in Concert 2023 takes place in The Netherlands tonight , with 29 of this year’s entrants performing live.

The concert will be hosted by Cornald Maas and Hila Noorzai. Cornald has been the Dutch Eurovision commentator since 2006. Hila is a radio DJ and member of the committee that selected this year’s Dutch representatives (Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper). She also hosted the Eurovision 2021 press conference in Rotterdam.

The full line-up is as follows:

  1. Albania – Albina & Kelmendi Familija
  2. Armenia – Brunette
  3. Australia – Voyager
  4. Austria – Teya & Salena
  5. Azerbaijan – TuralTuranX
  6. Belgium – Gustaph
  7. Czechia – Vesna
  8. Denmark – Reiley
  9. Estonia – Alika
  10. Finland – Käärijä
  11. France – La Zarra
  12. Germany – Lord of the Lost
  13. Iceland – Diljá
  14. Ireland – Wild Youth
  15. Latvia – Sudden Lights
  16. Lithuania – Monika Linkytė
  17. Malta – The Busker
  18. Moldova – Pasha Parfeni
  19. The Netherlands – Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper
  20. Norway – Alessandra
  21. Romania – Theodor Andrei
  22. San Marino – Piqued Jacks
  23. Slovenia – Joker Out
  24. Spain – Blanca Paloma
  25. Sweden – Loreen
  26. Switzerland – Remo Forrer
  27. Ukraine – TVORCHI
  28. United Kingdom – Mae Muller

In addition, Katrina Leskanich (Eurovision 1997, UK, winner, “Love Shine a Light“) will  appear as a special guest.

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Finland: With Käärijä and “Cha Cha Cha” in Liverpool!

The 12th edition of the Finnish national selection show for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK), took place tonight in the cultural centre Logomo of the city of Turku. 7 entries competed against each other in order to win the nomination of representing Finland in the upcoming Eurovision which is going to be held in May, in Liverpool, the United Kingdom.

The host of the show was one of the most famous Finnish musicians in the world, Samu Haber, the lead vocalist and frontman of pop-rock band Sunrise Avenue.

The participants

The 7 candidates of the show were as follows:

  1. Robin Packalen – “Girls Like You“
  2. KUUMMA – “Ylivoimainen” (Overpowered)
  3. Käärijä  – “Cha Cha Cha“
  4. Keira – “No Business on the Dancefloor“
  5. Benjamin – “Hoida mut” (Take care of me)
  6. Lxandra – “Something to Lose“
  7. Portion Boys – “Samaa taivasta katsotaan” (We look at the same sky)

The final result was determined by 75% televote and by 25% international juries. The international juries of UMK 2023 conisted of the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • Ukraine

With the combination of the votes from the jury and the televoting, the representative of Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 is :

Käärijä – Cha Cha Cha

Käärijä and Finland are going to participate in the second half of the first semi-final which is scheduled on 9th of May. Do you think that Finland will  achieve a better placement than last year’s 21st place? Let us know in the comments below!

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Finland: Watch snippets from the performances of the UMK 2023 participants!

A few minutes ago, the official Instagram account of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK), posted a video, consisting of mere seconds of tommorow’s performances.

You can watch the performances of the artists here:


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The running order of the seven artists competing in the final of UMK is as follows:

  1. Robin Packalen – “Girls Like You“
  2. KUUMMA – “Ylivoimainen” (Overpowered)
  3. Käärijä  – “Cha Cha Cha“
  4. Keira – “No Business on the Dancefloor“
  5. Benjamin – “Hoida mut” (Take care of me)
  6. Lxandra – “Something to Lose“
  7. Portion Boys – “Samaa taivasta katsotaan” (We look at the same sky)

On an announcement made yesterday, the public broadcaster of Finland, revealed the seven countries that the international jury will be consisted of. These are:

  • Australia 
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom 

The national final will take place in February 25. UMK 2023 will be broadcasted live from Turku with Samu Haber as the host, while the winner and Finland’s representative in Eurovision 2023 will be determined by 25% internationla jury vote and 75% public vote.

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