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Watch all the eurostars’ performances at Het Grote Songfestivalfeest 2022! (Videos)

Yesterday, the 17th of November, the concert Het Grote Songfestivalfeest took place three years after the last concert, which was back in 2019, at Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

More than 30 eurostars performed on stage for the massive audience and Eurovisionfun was there to cover the show! You will get the chance to watch exclusive videos of interviews with your favourite artists and their performances!

You can watch some of the performances of the artists below:

Johnny Logan – What’s Αnother Υear

Gjon’s Tears – Tout l’univers

Michael Schulte – You Let Me Walk Alone

TIX – Fallen Angel

Efendi – Mata Hari

The Roop – Discoteque

Sandra Kim – J’aime la vie

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Stefania Liberakakis has landed a new role as a Misfit girl!

Stefania Liberakakis, Greece’s representative in Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam, has landed a role in the fourth Misfit film. The fourth installment in the Misfit series is called “Misfit: The Switch”.

The film’s plot

Stefania takes on the role of Noah, a girl who has only one dream, namely to participate in a major dance competition for schools. To make that happen, she secretly swaps school with her best friend. In doing so, she is labeled as an outsider at that new school where she faces new challenges and obstacles. It remains to be seen whether her dream will indeed come true. Other roles in the film include Bettina Holwerda, Timor Steffens, Anique Dreamon and Duncan Tromp.

 

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“Misfit: The Switch” is directed by Erwin van den Elshof, who also directed the previous three Misfit films and Misfit: The Series, which is available on Netflix. The film is produced by NewBe in co-production with Splendid Film and it will be out in Dutch cinemas from 5 October.

Ukraine: They remain the only country in the contest with no non-qualifications!

Yestarday’s qualification of the folk-rap band Kalush Orchestra representing, of course Ukraine, keeps the country’s record of having qualified for the final of every contest they have taken part in. The uniqueness of the song and the whole political circumstances, made the Eastern European country, win the ticket for the Grand Final once again.

Kalush Orchestra’s live performance with the song “Stefania” kept the country on top of the betting odds and with a “safe distance” from the second place, Italy. The video of their live performance on YouTube has gotten more than 826.000 views in just a few hours.

After Ukraine, the countries with only one non-qualification in the semi-finals are:

  • Sweden (2010)*
  • Azerbaijan (2018)*
  • Australia (2021)*

* All of these countries are competing in the second semi-final where we’ll find out whether these numbers will remain the same.

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Eurovision 2022: The Dress Rehearsal of the First Semi Final! (Live)

Today is the first day of the Eurovision week! We can already hear the “Sound of Music” echoing from Pala Olimpico in Turin and it’s just a few days before we finally know who is actually going to win the 66th Eurovision Song Contest!

The dress rehearsal of the Eurovision 2022 First Semi Final has just started. EurovisionFun will be watching all the shows live at both the on-site press centre in Turin and at the online press centre and we will be covering this rehearsal, commenting on all the performances and describing in detail what is happening during the show.

You will be able to to follow the entire process and get the feeling that you are right at the heart of the contest! This article gets updated in nearly real-time, all you need to do is hit the refresh button on your browser and all the rest is on us!

We will keep you up to date with all the latest details about this dress rehearsal for the First Semi Final show, allowing you to get a glimpse of what you will get to see tomorrow May 10th, at 21:00 CEST when the actual semi-final show takes place.

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Greece: Watch Stefania and Amanda perform Last Dance together!

Through the morning show of Alpha, Super Katerina , exclusive footage was broadcast from the  special show of ERT  Amanda, on the way to Eurovision.

In the video we watched , we saw Amanda’s meeting with our last year’s representative Stefania .

Amanda meets Stefania at Silia Kritharioti‘s studio and they talk about Stefania’s experience at Eurovision 2021. Also, Stefania gives her advice to Amanda but they also sing Last Dance , with which Greece returned to the top ten after nine years.

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Ukraine: The non-political character has been ensured.

The war in Ukraine continues, with the state broadcaster still continuing preparations for Eurovision participation in Turin.

Τhe Head of the Managing Board of UA: PBC,  Mykola Chernotytskyi, said

We believe that Ukraine’s representation at Eurovision is an important part of the country’s participation in European life. It is also our representation. The band representing the country also has an important mission to promote Ukraine. That’s why I hope that they will win,”

The leader of Kalush Orchestra, Oleh Psiuk, revealed the details of the stage costumes of the band members at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

The panama hat will be there for sure. Blue and yellow symbols will be there too. The costumes will differ by 50%.

Oleksii Zhembrovskyi, director of Ukraine’s performance at Eurovision 2022, explained how the non-political character was ensured.

In the dialogue with the EBU, we encountered this issue several times during the development phase of the performance, and have already reworked it several times, following all the requirements. Therefore, this issue has already been resolved and will visually look decent. For the director, first of all, it is important not only to visualize the song, but also to convey its energy. The best thing for us is the strength of our guys’ spirit and the power of our native land’s energy. Therefore, all the visual effects we use will be focused on this. The spotlight will, of course, be on the artist who transmits this energy, and the visual effects will paint the ornament of the Ukrainian soul,”

Ukraine is participating in the 1st Semifinal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiEGVYOruLk

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Greece: Stefania confirmed as Eurovision 2022 spokesperson!

Stefania Lymperakaki will announce this year the 12 points of the Greek jury, in the Grand Final of the 66th Eurovision, which will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the Pala Olympico in Turin, Italy.

A year later, Stefania – who with “Last Dance” brought Greece to the top 10 of the Contest – presents her own music show in the Netherlands, has released three new singles, while starring in a movie that will be released in September. In this year’s final of the Competition, she undertakes another role, to give in a live broadcast the highest score of the Greek jury.

Maria Kozakou and George Kapoutzidis, faithful to their appointment for another year, will be in charge of the commentary on the Eurovision 2022 broadcast, which we will watch live on ERT1, ERTFLIX, the Second Program and the Voice of Greece, at 10, 12 (Semifinals) and 14 May 2022 (Grand Final), at 22:00.

Greece with Amanda Georgiadi and the song “Die together” competes on May 10, in the First Semifinal.

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Greece: Amanda will meet former eurostars, in ERT’s tv series show!

Greek power, one could call the photo taken by Stefania and Amanda, during the shooting for the special show of ERT with eurostars, which will be broadcast very soon. The shooting was completed with Greece’s last representative, Stefania!

 

In this show, Amanda will meet former eurostars, who will advise her, will share experiences from their own participation, while of course they will wish good luck to the Greek representative this year.

The eurostars we will see are the following:

  • Elena Paparizou (Greece 2001 and 2005)
  • Sakis Rouvas (Greece 2004 and 2009, presenter of Eurovision 2006)
  • Kalomira (Greece 2008)
  • Demy (Greece 2017)
  • Elpida (Greece 1979)
  • Evridiki (Cyprus 1992, 1994 and 2007)
  • Tamta (Cyprus 2019)
  • Stefania (Greece 2021)

The shooting of the shows has been completed and very soon ERT will start broadcasting these shows. Amanda will return to Greece immediately after the Orthodox Easter, to complete her rehearsals with Fokas Evangelinos. The Greek delegation will leave for Turin on Saturday, April 29.

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Ukraine: Kalush Orchestra will perform live at Eurovision 2022!

According to the Ukrainian public broadcaster, Suspilne , the Kalush Orchestra will be present in Turin!

This year, the representatives of Ukraine decided that the best they can do for their country is to support it through direct communication with the European public. The band’s frontman Oleg Psyuk stated in Lviv:

Until recently, Ukraine’s participation in Eurovision was in question, but now we can definitely announce that KALUSH ORCHESTRA is going to Turin and will perform live at Eurovision

So for the first time since the beginning of the Russian invasion in Ukraine, the group gathered in Lviv and began the preparations for Turin. Also, Kalush Orchestra will take part in a number of promotional concerts over the coming weeks and is planning to raise funds to aid the reconstruction of Ukrainian cities affected by the war. Frontman of the group, Oleg Psyuk said:

Through our speeches, we want to raise funds for the reconstruction of Ukrainian cities affected by the war. Many mass events dedicated to Eurovision are taking place now.

Earlier this week the Deputy Director of Rai 1, the host broadcaster of Eurovision 2022, confirmed that Ukraine had been exempted from the requirement to film a live-on-tape performance for the contest.

Ukraine will perform in the 6th place of the first semi-final in May.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiEGVYOruLk&t=2s

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Ukraine: The country is exempted from being required to film a Live-on-Tape performance!

Claudio Fasulo, the vice president of Rai 1, reveiled that Ukraine has been exempted from having to film a Live-on-Tape performance for Eurovision 2022.

The vice president of Rai 1, confirmed that Ukraine is excluded from the requirement of filming a live performance for the contest.

During the event of FIMI today, Mr. Fasulo explained:

Given the conditions we have waived the fact that the live-on-tape must be made with certain characteristics: eventually, we would use the video of their selection (Vidbir performance).

The Ukrainian delegation haw programmed to film their performance in Lviv in western Ukraine, however, the city became a target of Russian bombing the past weeks.

What is Live On tape?

According to what was announced, all participating broadcasters were asked to record a live performance of their participation in their country or somewhere else. This recording will be delivered before the contest and will take place in a studio. The recording will take place in real time (as it would in the Contest) without making changes to the vocals or any part of the show itself after the recording.

There will be freedom in the missions, to present as they consider their entries better, but instructions will be given which will ensure the fairness and integrity of the competition. There will be no audience and the recording should be unique and not be published before the event in May.

Delegations are allowed to use similar technical capabilities and dimensions that would be available on stage in Rotterdam, but are also free to choose a more limited production facility. Video recordings must not contain augmented or virtual reality, overlays, confetti, drone shots, water, color use or green screen.

It’s the second year that Live-on-Tape videos are required by the participants. These videos will be used instead of the live performance on stage in Turin, in the event that a delegation is not able to travel in May, or a member of the delegation is diagnosed with COVID-19 before the first rehearsals take place.

Watch Kalush Orchestra’s performance from the national final:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiEGVYOruLk

The European Broadcasting Union and Rai are currently looking after the participation of Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. Kalush Orchestra are going to perform sixth in the first semi-final.

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