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Italy: Review of the first night of Sanremo 2016 Greece: Hip hop group Argo goes to Stockholm Russia: Sergey Lazarev will reveal his song on March 3rd Hungary: András, Petruska and Gergő Oláh in same semi Sweden: Iceland:
 

Italy: Review of the first night of Sanremo 2016

The Sanremo Festival 2016 has kicked off last night with the first ten candidates in the Campioni section taking the stage. The winner of this section gets the opportunity to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. We look back after each night with a review of the show.

Greece: Hip hop group Argo goes to Stockholm

Greece will be represented by the hip hop band Argo in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. The song that will be performed by Christina Lachana, Maria Venetikidou, Vladimiros Sofianidis, Kostas Topouzis, Ilias Kesidis en Alekos Papadopoulos in Stockholm is yet to be unveiled.

Russia: Sergey Lazarev will reveal his song on March 3rd

March 3rd marks the date of the official premiere of the song which Sergey Lazarev will sing in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, representing Russia. The information was launched on social media today.

Hungary: András, Petruska and Gergő Oláh in same semi

Hungarian broadcaster MTVA has released the line-ups of the two semi finals of A Dal 2016. The first semi final has some big names, with András Kallay-Saunders Band, Petruska and Gergö Oláh all taking part.

Sweden: ‘Ace Wilder is a strong contender for the final as well’

Melodifestivalen 2016 kicked off this weekend and Jill Guthrie followed the start of the biggest preselection of the year for us. One of the big names immediately made a good impression, according to Guthrie. “Ace Wilder is a strong contender for the final as well.”

Iceland: ‘Greta Salomé is running a one-horse race’

In Iceland the shows of Söngvakeppnin have started this weekend, and the big favourite Gréta Salóme mad a good impression with her qualifying song “Raddirnar”. Our editor Neil MacInnes followed the show and thinks it will be “a one-horse race” this year in Iceland.

Italy: Review of the first night of Sanremo 2016

February 10, 2016

The Sanremo Festival 2016 has kicked off last night with the first ten candidates in the Campioni section taking the stage. The winner of this section gets the opportunity to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. We look back after each night with a review of the show.

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Greece: Hip hop group Argo goes to Stockholm

February 9, 2016

Greece will be represented by the hip hop band Argo in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. The song that will be performed by Christina Lachana, Maria Venetikidou, Vladimiros Sofianidis, Kostas Topouzis, Ilias Kesidis en Alekos Papadopoulos in Stockholm is yet to be unveiled.

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Russia: Sergey Lazarev will reveal his song on March 3rd

February 9, 2016

March 3rd marks the date of the official premiere of the song which Sergey Lazarev will sing in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, representing Russia. The information was launched on social media today.

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Scout Around: Look back at the first really busy weekend

February 8, 2016

In Scout Around, our presenter Dennis van Eersel look back at the preselection weekend we have had. He talks to several of our editors, who have blogged or visited the live shows that weekend. Today, he looks back at the first really busy weekend, with six shows on Saturday and one more on Sunday.

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Hungary: András, Petruska and Gergő Oláh in same semi

February 8, 2016

Hungarian broadcaster MTVA has released the line-ups of the two semi finals of A Dal 2016. The first semi final has some big names, with András Kallay-Saunders Band, Petruska and Gergö Oláh all taking part.

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Posted in Homepage, Hungary, Stockholm 20160 Comments

Sweden: ‘Ace Wilder is a strong contender for the final as well’

February 8, 2016

Melodifestivalen 2016 kicked off this weekend and Jill Guthrie followed the start of the biggest preselection of the year for us. One of the big names immediately made a good impression, according to Guthrie. “Ace Wilder is a strong contender for the final as well.”

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Iceland: ‘Greta Salomé is running a one-horse race’

February 8, 2016

In Iceland the shows of Söngvakeppnin have started this weekend, and the big favourite Gréta Salóme mad a good impression with her qualifying song “Raddirnar”. Our editor Neil MacInnes followed the show and thinks it will be “a one-horse race” this year in Iceland.

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Latvia: Aminata’s song advanced, ElektroFolk eliminated

February 7, 2016

The song ‘Heartbeat’, composed by Aminata who succesfully represented Latvia last year in the Eurovision Song Contest, has qualified for the semi final of Supernova 2016. The group ElektroFolk, who were in the final in Latvia last year, were eliminated after the first heat this Sunday.

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Sweden: Ace Wilder and Robin qualify for MF-final

February 6, 2016

Ace Wilder and Robin Bengtsson qualify from tonight’s 1st Heat of Melodifestivalen 2016, also noting the start of the Swedish National Selection.

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Iceland: Liveblog of Songvakeppnin ‘s first semifinal

February 6, 2016

Icelandic broadcaster RUV will tonight kick off their selection process for Eurovision 2016. Songvakeppnin 2016 begins with the first semifinal tonight live from Reykjavik. Six performers will compete for three places in the grand final of the competition to be held in two weeks time.

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