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Nightwish singer Floor Jansen, in a recent television interview, expressed her interest in a possible entry to the Eurovision Song Contest. In a radio interview yesterday (22/10), she clarified whether she would be interested in representing The Netherlands in the competition to be held in Rotterdam in May. Floor Jansen says she is open to such a possibility although she doesn’t clarify how this could work with her obligations with the band and their scheduled tour in 2020.
Is it too late for… John Lundvik’s 2019 backing singers to return to Sweden’s Melodifestivalen? It seems not, as both Nöjesbladet and Aftonbladet are reporting that the sassy gospel choir ‘The Mamas’ have submitted an entry to next year‘s competition with a ‘soul-funk’ sound to it.
Blas Cantó, Pastora Soler, Soraya and Edurne, join pink for the fight against breast cancer. This weekend, many artists have shown their solidarity aspect for another year, showing in their social networks the support in the fight against breast cancer and at the same time on the stages, Pastora Soler and Edurne have been able to see them in the UNIQUE concert held in Barcelona by Cadena Dial, the singer Soraya and our current representative at the 2020 Eurovision Festival Blas Canto moved thousands of people in POR ELLAS de Cadena Cien.
Spain’s Blas Cantó is one of the very first artists to RSVP for Eurovision 2020. So early that he does not appear to have a song yet. Thankfully for all of us eager beavers, he has been giving hints about what he’ll sing in Rotterdam. He wants his song to be in Spanish, and he won’t go for a ballad or anything uptempo. In an interview with news agency Europa Press, Blas explained his feelings towards the language he’ll be singing in: “It’s tempting to sing in English because Europe will be able to understand me, but it’s not necessary that people understand what I sing — music is universal.”
Swedish singer Victor Crone, who participated as Estonia’s representative in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, is the latest name rumoured for Melodifestivalen 2020 due to launch in February. This would mark the second time he has participated after he debuted in 2015.
ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus has revealed why he believes the UK have struggled in The Eurovision. Speaking to UK Radio Station Smooth Radio, Björn said: “Well… I think Eurovision has always been a bigger thing in Sweden than in the UK.” As it was joked to Björn that the UK “tries its best”, Björn laughed and said: “I don’t think you do. I don’t think you attract the right songwriters.”
The fourth edition of the Eurovision Spain Pre-Party will take place on April 10 and 11, 2020 in the Sala Riviera in Madrid.
RTVSLO, the Slovenian national broadcaster, has revealed the 18 acts that will take part in EMA FREŠ. 10 artists of EMA FREŠ will compete for a place in EMA 2020. One act chosen by the public and one-act chosen by a professional jury will become the first two finalists of EMA 2020.
Marmoris – Moj pristan (My haven)
Astrid in Avantgarden – Sing To Me
Klarity – Diham (I’m breathing)
Lana Hrvatin – Dream
Ljudmila Frelih – Vztrajaj, ker je vredno (Persevere because it’s worth it)
Marko Škof – Hočem da je vse kot prej (I want everything as before)
Martina – Pleši (Dance)
Nuša Pliberšek – Življenje je čarovnija (Life is magic)
Parvani Violet – Cupid
Petra Ceglar – Srce naglas (Heart out loud)
Pia Nina – Tukaj in zdaj (Here and now)
Sara Petešič – Sanjaj / Dream
Saška – Še kar lovim tvoj nasmeh (I’m still chasing your smile)
Soulution – Bil bom s teboj (I’ll be with you)
Stella – Ne vem, če sem v redu (I don’t know if I’m okay)
Alfirev – Črno bela lika (Black and white figure)
Tilen Lotrič – Jaz in ti (Me and you)
Younite – The Cure