EUROPE – The 60th Eurovision Song Contest might be over but the news from the aftermath and the future of the upcoming Eurovision edition are gearing up. Let’s find out together what’s going on in the fantastic world of the Eurovision Song Contest today!
- Guy Sebastian looked like a rock star as he touched down at Sydney airport this morning after a smashing performance at Eurovision. The 33-year-old, wearing a brown leather jacket, white collared-shirt and round hat, smiled for the cameras as he strolled through the arrivals terminal with his luggage. Sebastian was in Vienna, Austria for one of the world’s biggest song contests, representing Australia. He suffered some setbacks in the competition after battling a cold and then later dubbed as a “budget Bruno Mars.” It was also announced that the Aussies paid nothing for the Australian participation as the entire cost was taken over by Sony Music.
- The best TV ratings sine they hosted the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2010 had the Norwegians. 1,7 million viewers watched the final over 1,33 million last year. But if you make the exception of 2010 when Norway hosted the show (1,99 million) and when they won in 2009 (2,0 million), this year’s figures are the best since 1996!!!
- Zeljko Joksimovic told newspaper Blic he is annoyed by the results, not only for his entry for Montenegro but also for his Serbian colleague Bojana Stamenov. He vowed against the jury voting, he thinks that the jury voting was so different than tele voting (and we agree on this one – see Sweden’s “victory”) and he thinks Bojana deserved a better than the 10th position.
- On the other hand the sweetheart of the gay prides (because this is what’s left for her from now on), Conshita, is announced as guest of Tel Aviv Pride on June 12. This pride gathers more than 130,000 persons last year targeting to an increase of 180,000 participants this year especially under their motto “Tel Aviv Loves All Genders”
- Eurovision winner Mans Zelmerlow made his debut on UK television and revealed his hectic schedule. The hunky Swede had hearts racing as he teased viewers with a video of him getting changed out of a coffee stained top. On his way to the This Morning studios the singer posted on Instagram he had spilt coffee all over himself. As he got to there he was seen getting out of the lift and cheekily saying he had a spare top and needed to get changed with the cameras following. Hearts practically stopped beating as Mans started to lift up his shirt to reveal those famous abs, but stopped short before kicking the camera out of his dressing room. Mans revealed that he had an album coming out on June 8th in the UK but awkwardly the This Morning producers showed a music video from Loreen, the 2012 Swedish Eurovision winner. The mishap seemed to have gone unnoticed but eagle-eyed Eurovision fans spotted Loreen’s video was played instead of Mans. Her winning song Euphoria started to play on the screen as Mans was telling Ruth and Eamonn about his hopes for raising his profile in the UK.
- A group of soldiers serving near the Palestinian city of Jenin were reprimanded on Wednesday for filming a video in honor of Eurovision newcomer Nadav Guedj during a military operation in the West Bank. The four Paratroopers Brigade soldiers, who were scheduled to end their three-year mandatory service in August, filmed themselves dancing and singing to the catchy pop tune “Golden Boy” while on patrol at the West Bank security barrier. The 25-second video, which garnered thousands of views and comments online, also was seen by the crew’s commanders, who were less enthused. “The video in question was taken during a military operation. It not only put lives in danger, but was shot on an unauthorized cellphone that was used without permission,” the IDF spokesman’s unit said.
- Finally, Daniel Kajmakoski has a treat for the Eurofans. The man who represented the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia covers now the 1987 Eurovision winner entry “Hold me now” in the following video