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23
June
2017

MAD Video Music Awards 2017: five reasons to attend the event

GREECE – Four days left for the 2017 edition of MAD Video Music Awards. The event will take place on June 27th at the Athens Take Kwon Do arena supported this year by #cocacolagreece and #aussie. Lots of Eurostars will attend and perform on stage such as Demy and Helena Paparizou and almost all of them are nominated for an award as you can see and vote for them at www.videomusicawards.gr. The following five videos made huge success due to their premiere at the MAD video Music Awards throughout the 13 years the event is taking place. So you have the following five reasons why to buy your ticket and attend the event via www.viva.gr.

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23
June
2017

Ukraine’s trying to understand reasons of withholding Eurovision guarantee

UKRAINE – The National Public Television Broadcasting Company is trying to understand the reasons of initiating the procedure of arresting the EUR 15 million guarantee in Geneva provided by Ukraine to the European Broadcasting Union for hosing the Eurovision song contest.

“We have hired a law firm from Switzerland, as we need to clarify all the circumstances of the lawsuit and determine the procedure for applying the arrest in line with Swiss legislation,” Board Chairman of National Public Television Broadcasting Company Zurab Alasania said.

According to a letter to the European Broadcasting Union, the Geneva department did not inform the union on the grounds of arresting the funds and did not mention the initiator of the procedure.

SOURCE: INTERFAX

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23
June
2017

Engelbert Humperdinck: I don’t watch Eurovision. It’s very political.

UNITED KINGDOM – In 2012 Engelbert Humperdinck represented the United Kingdom ending up 25th with 12 points. Speaking to Metro UK he explained how he justifies the result and why he doesn’t watch the Eurovision Song Contest.

No, I don’t watch it. It’s very political. The UK will never be up there again because the competition is too controlled. No matter how much talent you send out there from the UK, nothing will come of it. […] How can you put a person on who is a global artist when there are people there who don’t have record contracts and have never appeared in an arena before and win a music contest? There was a group of Russian grannies who were cooking when they were singing. How does that make sense? And they came second.

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20
June
2017

Helena Paparizou doesn’t rule out Eurovision 2018

GREECE – It is no secret that there was scouting for Helena Paparizou representing Greece in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, a project which failed almost immediately. During the 2017 Colour Day Festival though, Helena Paparizou was asked if she would be wiling to represent Greece once again. She replied that if there was a proposal by ERT and if there was a song that would make her feel great doing this, then she would say yes. In the meantime, the ERT CEO Mr Lampis Tagmatarchis (Eurovision 2017 project manager as well) resigned and now the broadcaster seeks his successor.

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