Sertab Erener became widely known by Eurovision’s music competition when it won first place in 2003, for Turkey’s sake. The singer is very loved in the country and as part of her summer tour she was in Ayvalık for a concert. However, an unexpected incident occurred during the night as Sertab Erener broke and fell. She was very upset about this incident and posted a lengthy text on her Instagram account expressing her complaints.
“I’ve been singing on stage for over 30 years. I have sung in very difficult places and under very difficult conditions, like any musician and artist in this country. I fell for the first time last night because the scene I appeared in was full of traps. Maybe I was not the first to fall, but to be the last I would like to share this video and text with you.”, she wrote.
In a recent interview, Spain’s 2012 representative Pastora Soler said she would not repeat the Eurovision experience. The 40-year-old singer said she would not risk a second Eurovision entry, in order not to tarnish the success of her song in 2012.
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JOWST recently visited in Prague where he met and had great time with 2019 Czech entrants Lake Malawi sparkling rumours for potential and future collaboration.
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The local municipality in Den Bosch has revealed the reasons why the selection committee did not select the city to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Three main reasons were given by the selection committee of venue, funding and hotels.
Estonian broadcaster ERR has confirmed what they originally stated after Tel Aviv, that they will participate in the 2020 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. The broadcaster hasn’t yet confirmed how they will select their entrant, however it’s likely that they will use their national final Eesti Laul. The show has been used to select the Estonian participant every year since 2009.
25 years after the death of Domenico Modugno and on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Sanremo Festival, it was proposed to the RAI to rename Teatro Ariston to Teatro Domenico Modugno. The proposal was made at a recent meeting in Rome between RAI people and representatives of record companies. The proposal was submitted by RAI President Fabrizio Salini to Giordano Sangiorgi, the organizer of the Music Youth Festival, a growing festival of independent artists.
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25 years after the death of Domenico Modugno and on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Sanremo Festival, it was proposed to the RAI to rename Teatro Ariston to Teatro Domenico Modugno. The proposal was made at a recent meeting in Rome between RAI people and representatives of record companies. The proposal was submitted by RAI President Fabrizio Salini to Giordano Sangiorgi, the organizer of the Music Youth Festival, a growing festival of independent artists. @oikotimes @eurovision #oikotimes #eurovision @sanremorai
Hungary’s First Ever Eurovision Entrant – Friderika, Joins The Petition Against Coca-Cola’s #Loveislove Campaign in Hungary. Coca-Cola started a week-long #loveislove campaign in Hungary, with same-sex couples on billboards over the city, and most of the public transportation stations. Politicians and various conservative activists called for a boycott of Coca-Cola in Hungary, and a petition titled “We are asking for your help to remove the homosexual ads in Budapest” has been started, and it gained over 50,000 signatures – one of which comes from Hungary’s first ever Eurovision entrant, Friderika Bayer.
Ukrainian sand artist Kseniya Simonova became famous in the Eurovision world following her memorable contribution to Mika Newton’s performance of “Angel” in the 2011 contest. Now, the next step in her illustrious career seems to be competing in Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions. Earlier this year, the American branch of “Got Talent” launched a spin-off series entitled “The Champions”. A mixture of the most talented acts from “Got Talent” series all over the world combined to take part in one competition. Kseniya achieved third place in “The Champions”, the highest-placed European contestant and the highest-placed contestant from outside the American continent. Simon Cowell called her performance one of the most beautiful he’s “ever seen”. (Source: http://www.escxtra.com)