31
March
2020

12 acts set to return for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest

12 acts set to return for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest

12 Eurovision 2020 acts confirmed for 2021

A total of 12 acts from the cancelled 2020 Eurovision Song Contest have either confirmed themselves or via the broadcaster, that they will represent their country at the contest in 2021 instead.

41 artists were busy preparing for what in many cases would be the highlight of their career so far. Many had been through a tough national selection to reach that point, and others had been internally selected by their broadcasters. They all had in common that they were looking forward to face the Eurovision fans, the international press and approximately 180 million TV viewers.

In the past few weeks, their dreams were chattered by the coronavirus pandemic. All over the world people got infected, many with serious affects, and unfortunately the Covid-19 disease is taking loved ones away from us. With Europe as the new epicentre, most of us now lives in more or less isolation. A majority of us works from home – and travelling is currently impossible. With one event after the other cancelled or postponed, the European Broadcasting Union had to take the unfortunate step to cancel the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. 41 acts were left with broken dreams – but for some of them, they have been restored as they have been confirmed as participants for next year’s contest.

Since the cancellation, many broadcasters have stated that they will use the artist already selected for this year – at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. We are now at a total of 12 acts – and more can still come.

  • 🇦🇹 Vincent Bueno will represent Austria
  • 🇦🇿 Samira Efendi will represent Azerbaijan
  • 🇧🇪 Hooverphonic will represent Belgium
  • 🇧🇬 Victoria will represent Bulgaria
  • 🇬🇪 Tornike Kipiani will represent Georgia
  • 🇬🇷 Stefania will represent Greece
  • 🇮🇱 Eden Alene will represent Israel
  • 🇳🇱 Jeangu Macrooy will represent the Netherlands
  • 🇷🇴 Roxen will represent Romania
  • 🇪🇸 Blas Cantó will represent Spain
  • 🇨🇭 Gjon’s Tears will represent Switzerland
  • 🇺🇦 Go_A will represent Ukraine

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29
March
2020

Hurricane Girls releases new song “Roll The Dice” and urge you to #StayHome

Hurricane Girls releases new song “Roll The Dice” and urge you to #StayHome

Hurricane Girls

The Serbian girl band Hurricane Girls, who was chosen to represent their country at 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, has launched a new single today titled “Roll The Dice”. The video for the song emphasises importance of staying home these days in order to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.

Last December, Hurricane Girls visited Los Angeles, USA, in order to record two songs for the American music market at the famous Universal Music Studio. One of these songs is Roll The Dice.

Some more or less famous names have worked together on Hurricane Girls’ latest single. Bryan Todd, who composed and produced Roll The Dice, has previously cooperated with Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson, Jordin Sparks, Snoop Dogg and Westlife. He also produced the song Breakthrough for the Disney original movie Lemonade Mouth – a soundtrack that reached #1 on Billboard. Adis Eminić, who wrote the lyrics, has penned two Eurovision entries before and both for Montenegro: Space (2017) and Heaven (2019). Vanessa Campagna, American singer, songwriter and producer, was also a part of the team behind Roll The Dice.

The video for Roll The Dice is made under the hashtag #StayHome. This is perhaps one of the most important hashtags to emerge from the coronavirus coverage on social media. It’s encouraged for people to stay home and avoid crowded spaces in order to prevent the spread of the virus responsible for COVID-19.

Hurricane Girls was formed back in 2017. The band consists of Sanja Vučić, Ivana Nikolić and Ksenija Knežević. Sanja represented Serbia at 2016 Eurovision, as a member of band ZAA, with the song Goodbye (Shelter). Ksenija is the daughter of another Eurovision contestant from the past – Montenegro’s 2015 singer Knez. She previously took part in Beovizija back in 2013 with the song Magija.  Ivana is known to modern dance and music. She collaborated with Jala Brat, who was a member of the Bosnian and Herzegovinian team at 2016 Eurovision, on his single Mlada i luda.

Below you can watch the video for Hurricane Girls’ latest single Roll The Dice:

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28
March
2020

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2020 #3

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2020 #3
http://media.blubrry.com/eurovision/p/archive.org/download/escinsight_20200328_678_JBJ2020_03/escinsight_20200328_678_JBJ2020_03.mp3

As mentioned in last week’s Juke Box Jury notes,  Eurovision 2020 is not working out as planned. But we still have Juke Box Jury, even if we recorded it before the Great Cancellation. We shall keep going.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury #3
with Donna Sluggett and Ross Middleton

Serbia: Hasta La Vista, by Hurricane.
Albania: Fall From The Sky, by Arilena Ara.
Georgia
: Take Me As I Am, by Tornike Kipiani.
Switzerland
: Répondez-moi, by Gjon’s Tears.
The Netherlands: Grow, by Jeangu Macrooy.

ESC Insight will be reviewing all of the songs selected for Rotterdam 2020 here on Juke Box Jury, so  stay up to date with all our Eurovision coverage by listening to the ESC Insight podcast. You’ll find the show in iTunes, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. A direct RSS feed is  available. We also have a regular email newsletter which you can sign up to here.

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28
March
2020

Eurovision Insight Podcast: The Community Comes Together

Eurovision Insight Podcast: The Community Comes Together
http://media.blubrry.com/eurovision/p/archive.org/download/escinsight_20200320_677/escinsight_20200320_677.mp3

In a difficult week for the world, the Eurovision community is coming together to keep the spirit of our Song Contest alive, to support each other, and to provide a space for moments of joy and relief. It’s been fabulous, don’t stop.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: The Community Comes Together

It’s been a curious week for the Eurovision Song Contest, but the community has come together. Ewan Spence looks at the creativity out there, why it is important for us all, and catches up on the latest Song Contest news.

Stay up to date with all the Eurovision Song Contest by listening to the ESC Insight podcast. You’ll find the show in iTunes, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. A direct RSS feed is  available. We also have a regular email newsletter which you can sign up to here.

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28
March
2020

Eurovision stays home with Ryan O’Shaughnessy and others

Eurovision stays home with Ryan O’Shaughnessy and others

Ryan O'Shaughnessy

Last week came the news that many Eurovision fans were dreading, as the ongoing threat from the novel virus COVID-19 brings unprecedented devastation to populations across the world, the 65 year old song contest has for the first time in it’s history been cancelled.

It is a tough time for people that invest a lot of energy into their hobbies and past times. Since the announcement of Eurovision 2020’s cancellation, other major events have been halted by the spread of the virus. Only days ago sporting fans saw the I.O.C. declare the games of the 32nd Olympiad in Japan postponed until 2021,  theatre enthusiasts have seen the 74th Tony Awards postponed until mid-April (optimistically) and Glastonbury being rescheduled to June 2021.

As much as we are disheartened by the decision taken by the EBU, it is without doubt the correct decision for all those who work on the show and who travel from across the world to enjoy the event annually.  Yet the EBU should be applauded for maintaining a positive outlook on the future of the contest.  Already they have honoured all the artists chosen for 2020 by reassuring them that the release of the always anticipated compilation CD will go ahead, as well as officially announcing that 10 of the 2020 artist have so far been asked back to next year’s contest by their respective broadcasters.

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May 2021 seems a long way off, as we are still in March of 2020, yet there is simply nothing we can do but keep our spirits up.  Many on social media are continuing with their own personal contests with followers in different groups and pages on facebook and instagram creating polls for each semi final and having a Grand Final to choose their winner.  This year all 41 songs are winners as they worked hard to bring us a great show and through no fault of their own will not be able to showcase those great entries with the world on such a vast stage as Eurovision’s.

All this being said, the EBU have stepped in to help fans through this longer than anticipated Eurovision Blues period.

Starting next Friday, 3rd April on the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube page, will be Eurovision Home Concerts, a weekly show which will see some of our favourite past Eurovision contestants along with 2020 entrants perform some classic eurovision songs and their own contest hit and this year’s entrants will get their first opportunity to share their talents to the whole of Europe since the cancellation announcement.

While you #StayAtHome, we have something exciting coming to our YouTube Channel every Friday!🥳

YOU can choose the #Eurovision songs your favourite artists will cover from THEIR homes!📲

👉 https://t.co/ua6pWNOvHz#EurovisionHomeConcertspic.twitter.com/Q7l4zUq17B

— Eurovision Song Contest (@Eurovision) March 27, 2020

This will be an interactive experience with the public getting the opportunity to choose which song each artist covers, from an option of four songs chosen by the artist directly.

The first episode will feature multiple artists, 2018 Irish entrant Ryan O’Shaughnessy is the first to be announced he will sing one of these four songs and you can vote on which one you want to see him sing:

Which ONE of his four choices do YOU want to hear him cover?🎙️

The poll will close tonight at 22.00 CET🕙@Ryan_Acoustic | #EurovisionHomeConcerts | #Eurovision

— Eurovision Song Contest (@Eurovision) March 27, 2020

More artists will be announced in due course, but it will be a great way to bring fans together as they come to terms with the loss of their’s and Europe’s favourite TV show.

From all of the EuroVisionary team, we want to wish you well and hope you stay safe and stay home, if that is possible.

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23
March
2020

Video: Fans celebrating 45 years since Turkish Eurovision debut

Video: Fans celebrating 45 years since Turkish Eurovision debut

Turkish fans + OGAE Turkey logo

Yesterday saw the 45th anniversary of Turkey’s debut at the Eurovision Song Contest. A group of OGAE Turkey members celebrated it by singing their country’s debut song “Seninle Bir Dakika” from their homes.

People all over the world are staying at home to stay safe and protect others from the Coronavirus’ COVID-19 disease. This is no exception in Turkey who have so far registered 30 deaths. The situation brings alternatives to spend good and effective time at home.

The cancellation of Eurovision 2020 also caused sadness among fans in Turkey. Even though the country has not  participated since 2012, there are many fans who still follow the contest closely. Many of them are members in the fan club OGAE Turkey.

As a result of staying at home, but still mark this 45th anniversary of the first Turkish participation, a group of Turkish fans recorded a video of them singing Seninle Bir Dakika, the country’s first ever Eurovision entry.

In the embedded video below, take a look at what they Turkish fans produced:

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