National Final Reminder: Vanilla Ninja – Birds of Peace

We continue the National Final Reminder with something from 2007. Today, we will travel to Estonia. Estonia back in 2007 decided its representative through Eurolaul, a show similar to nowadays Eestilaul.  Ten contestants were trying to win the event and represent their country in Eurovision. Vanilla Ninja and their song “Birds of Peace” finished third…

National Final Reminder: Max Barskih – Dance

We continue the National Final Reminder with something from 2012. Today, we will travel to Ukraine. Ukraine back in 2012 decided its representative through Evrobachennya 2012 – Natsionalyni Vidbir, a show similar to Vidbir that is in use today. 21 songs participated in the live final selection. The song “Dance” finished second in the final,…

National Final Reminder: Anja Nissen – Never Alone

We continue the National Final Reminder with something from 2016. Today, we will travel to Denmark. Denmark back in 2016 decided its representative through Melodi Grand Prix 2016, the show that is still in use today. From the 982 submitted songs, 10 went to the live final. Anja Nissen and her song “Never Alone” finished…

National Final Reminder: Lauris Reiniks – Banjo Laura

We continue the National Final Reminder with something from 2011. Today, we will travel to Latvia. Estonia back in 2011 decided its representative through Eirodziesma 2011, a show similar to nowadays Supernova. From the 71 submitted songs, 20 went to the semifinals. Two semifinals, one second chance and a final lead three top-scored entries to…

National Final Reminder: Evelin Samuel – Over The Water Blue

We continue the National Final Reminder with something from 2000. Today, we will travel to Estonia. Estonia back in 2000 decided its representative through Eurolaul, a show similar to nowadays Eestilaul. Ten contestants were trying to win the event and represent their country in Eurovision. The song “Over The Water Blue” was the entry by…

National Final Reminder: Ellen Benediktson – Songbird (Sweden 2014)

We continue the National Final Reminder with something from 2014. Today, we will travel to Sweden. As usual, Sweden decided its representative through Melodifestivalen, The national final of all the others! 32 contestants were announced as early as late 2013. Among them were Eurovision experts like Alcazar and Helena Paparizou, but also newbies like today’s…

National Final Reminder: Maruv – Siren Song (Ukraine 2019)

I decided to start the National Final Reminder with something from the year that passed. Ukraine was one of the most intriguing scandals of this year’s contest. But let’s take the things from the beginning. Ukraine initially was among the competing countries of the 2019 contest. The Ukrainian national final started on 9th of February…

Artist Profile: United Kingdom 2019 – Michael Rice

This year, the United Kingdom is represented by Michael Rice. Michael was born on 25th October 1997, in Hartlepool, England. Michael came into public’s attention in 2014, when he auditioned for the 11th season of the X-Factor UK. Sadly his journey into the show lasted only until the Bootcamp stage. Last year, he attempted once…

Artist Profile: The Netherlands 2019 – Duncan Laurence

This year, the Netherlands is represented by Duncan Laurence. Duncan was born on 11th of April 1994 in Spijkennise, Netherlands. His real name is Duncan de Moor Duncan from a young age showed his interest in music, although his town doesn’t have infrastructures. He started his musical career at the Rock Academy in Tilburg. He…