Anja Nissen, Denmark’s 2017 representative, is reporting an usual theft: An unknown woman has stolen all of her music by renaming it. The singer is asking her fans to report the matter. Porche Adams, the name of “the fake singer” has even announced a 2018 tour.
Being a famous singer isn’t all about glamour and fame, there’s also dark sides to it, and Denmark’s 2017 representative is now experiencing that downside of fame. Anja Nissen – who has recently celebrated the approval of gay marriage in Australia – came across a fake singer that has been using and renaming her music to achieve success and followers.
“HELP ME!”, Anja begged on her Instagram post. “This girl has stolen all my music renaming them, but it is still me singing and my songs… And now she is going on tour??!! She needs to be stopped! Please report her!”
In the post shared, Anja attached a picture of the respective tour promo and tagged the fake profile that leads to a certain Porche Adams. A quick look into it tells that the person behind it is indeed stealing Anja’s music by renaming her songs. Anja´s Eurovision entry Where I Am has for example been renamed to Armour, and Drive to Faded.
Porche Adams’ profile is followed by 120,000 people – more than the double of Anja’s – and she even owns her own free website. You can help Anja Nissen by reporting this fake profile to Instagram. But before you do that, remember Anja’s 2017 Eurovision entry, which you find in the video below.
Her look have changed a lot, but the voice is still the same. Today, 2013 Eurovision winner Emmelie de Forest released her new single. The Danish winner is staying true to her style musically, despite a more 80’s feel to her look.
Do you remember the young blonde girl, who with a bit of a shy smile, barefooted won the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Only Teardrops back in 2013? The blonde hair was dropped a while ago, and when she recently added curls to her now dark hair, it made her even more sexy, but it also had a 1980’s feel to it.
The new single released today, Sanctuary, shows that it is only the look which might be 80’s inspired. The music isn’t. Emmelie is very much true to her style.
‘Sanctuary’ translates to a safe place, especially for someone being chased or hunted. And with this single it does appear like Emmelie indeed is in her safe place. You are left with the feeling that she isn’t trying to pretend, nor be more commercial to sell more. It is a modern pop song, which for sure will get some radio play, but it won’t be the smash hit her Eurovision winner was.
Emmelie de Forest’s Sanctuary is available to listen to on various streaming services. A little sneak preview from the coming video has also been released on her Facebook page.
Stay tuned as we’ll update with the full video once it is released.
Today, EBU announced that FYR Macedonia will join the party in Lisbon, Portugal anyway. News about tickets was also released. Will you be trying to get tickets?
First they were out due to depth to the European Broadcasting Union, but it seems a deal has been made as today it was announced that the country will take part in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. This means that the total number of participants is up to 43.
The first tickets for Lisbon 2018 will be put on sale on the 30th of November, and is available to purchase through Blueticket.pt. As for the price range, they will go from 35 euros to 299 euro. Last year, the prices were set between 8 and 500 euros.
1700 tickets have already been allocated to the fans. They can be purchased through the OGAE fanclubs. Most of the remaining tickets will be for the public sale. After the first bunch of tickets on the 30th of November, more will go on sale in the beginning of 2018, and after the semi-final allocation draw. Be aware that it is often seen that the public ticket system goes down, or otherwise ends in chaos. Be prepared for patience on the 30th of November.
If anyone was in doubt, the UK’s National Selection, Eurovision: You Decide will return for 2018. Eurovision Fan and Presenter of the show Mel Giedroyc will be joined by 2015 Eurovision winner Måns Zelmerlöw. The show will take place in Brighton in February.
The BBC made the official announcement on their Eurovision media today, that the 2015 Eurovision winner Måns Zelmerlöw will help in the process to select next years representative. Måns had previously eluded to the fact that he wanted to get more involved in the UK Selection Process, and now he has landed a gig on the main show.
He is no stranger to hosting large events, he has hosted both Melodifestivalen and Eurovision itself. The latter a successful show which won the Rose D’or 2016 for Entertainment show.
The national selection arena will furthermore not be a new venue for Eurovision fans, the Brighton Dome. Back in 1974 the concert hall was used as the backdrop for that years contest, a seminal year as not only was this the year Sweden first won the contest, but they also won with a group that would go on to make chart history all over the world, ABBA.
It therefore seems poignant that not only is the UK Selection show set against this backdrop, but that they have asked a Swedish star to front the show. The show will be broadcast on the 7th of February 2018 on BBC Two. Tickets are now on sale available at the Dome’ website for £30.
In the video below, take a look at Måns Zelmerlöw’s Eurovision winning entry from 2015:
In a recent interview, the winner of Spain’s second season of Operación Triunfo revealed she would like to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest. Nonetheless, not for now, as Ainhoa Cantalapiedra feels the Spanish format isn’t transparent enough.
Spain’s official broadcaster – RTVE – is not yet ready to catch a break. After being accused of fabricating this year’s Objetivo Eurovisión results by the fans, the broadcaster is now called out by Ainhoa Cantalapiedra, the winner of Operación Triunfo’s second season who already tried to represent her country back in 2010.
In a new interview to Radio Internacional, Alinhoa claimed: “I would love to try again and represent Spain at Eurovision but only when everything is more transparent.” The singer approached this year’s situation and ended up defending Manel Navarro from the critics who, for her, was part of a set up: “It was not fair to watch the poor guy being surrounded by negativity because Spain’s format isn’t transparent enough.”
After his victory in Objetivo Eurovisión, Manel Navarro became the main target of anger from Spanish Eurovision fans as they felt like the show chose him as a winner instead of Mirela’s Contigo. At the Eurovision stage, Manel became a popular meme on the internet after failing to stay on key during his performance of Do It For Your Lover.
The Spanish singer admitted times weren’t easy and even released a song about the experience, Keep On Falling.
Remind yourself of Manel Navarro’s second rehearsal at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest:
Albania’s broadcaster has revealed the 22 participants that will compete at this year’s Festivali i Këngës, along with the respective song titles.The national selection will be held in Tirana’s Palace of Congres in December, and will welcome a familiar Eurovision face – Luiz Ejlli – who will compete, this year, as part of a duo.
From 70 entries, RTSH – Albania’s official broadcaster – along with a 5-member jury panel, have chosen only 22 competitors, who will be split into two semifinals. The country’s national selection, Festivali i Këngës, will be the very first one to be held for 2018, and will have a candidate ready by the 23rd of December.
Amongst the candidates, there’s a familiar Eurovision face who represented his country back in 2006, with his song Zjarr e ftohtë. Hoping for a better result, since he failed to qualify back then, Luiz Ejlli will not be performing alone, but with Rezarta Samja. RTSH has also revealed the title of each of the 22 songs. All songs will be sung in Albanian:
1. Inet Neziri – Piedastal 2. Lynx – Vonë 3. Rezarta Smaja & Luiz Ejlli – Ra Nje Yll 4. Orgesa Zaimi – Ngrije Zërin 5. Artemisa Mithi – E dua Botën 6. Tahir Gjoci – Orë e Ndaluar 7. Bojken Lako – Sytë e Shpirtit 8. Manjola Nallbani – Të Pandarë 9. David & Genc Tuqici – Tjetër Jëtë 10. Grupi Na & Festina Mejzini – I Njejti Ciell 11. Mariza Ikonomi – Unë 12. Redon Makashi – Eksistoj 13. Eugent Bushpepa – Mall 14. Lorela Sejdini – Pritën Edhe Pak 15. Elton Deda – Fjalët 16. Ergi Bregu – Bum Bum 17. Denisa Gjezo – Zemër Ku Je 18. Endri & Stefi Prifti – Mesazh 19. Xhesika Polo – Përjetë 20. Evans Rama – Gjurmët 21. Akullthyesit – Divorci 22. Voltan Pordani – Pse të Desha
Festivali i Këngës’ 56th edition will take place in Tirana’s Palace of Congres on the 21, 22 and 23 of December.
Albania have been absent from the final since Elhaida Dani qualified in 2015. Remind yourself of her entry below.