One more exciting day comes: The First semifinal is taking place in Malmoe Arena and tonight we will know the ten qualifiers for the final. Let’s see the highliths of the day:
ANOUK HAD AN ACCIDENT
We all wondered why Anouk didn’t show up at the official ceremony of opening the Eurovision Song Contest at Malmo Opera. We can just say that she had a good reason for it, as she got hurt, while she and the Dutch delegation were having a bowling turnament. But you shouldn’t be worried as it is just a muscle spread. Anyway, if it was a more serious injury it also wouldn’t matter because she barely has any movement on her performance. Funniest thing is that, Anouk’s case of bad luck is the fifth one. First Lys Assia was in hospital, then Alyona Moon and Marco Mengoni got ill, while Krista partied with her voice a little too much and she has to rest it for a couple days. Anyway, if you don’t believe in Anouk’s excuse, you see for your self that it did happen here.
OUR OWN BELEN GARCIA PLAYS THE FLUTE
Our own Belen Garcia took part in the Emmelie de Forest flute competition. You can see the video of hers performing the flute version here. After all Belen is a professional flute and piccolo player and will apply to the Madrid conservatory in the coming months. Well done our friend!
LINDA ANDREWS BELIEVES IN DANISH VICTORY
Emmelie de Forest will not be the only Danish representative at Malmo tonight. Slovenia will hope to score a few points from the country since two of its backing singers are in fact from Denmark. Susanne Orum and Linda Andrews will provide backing vocals for Slovenia’s entry “Straight into love”. The duo explains they were invited by the Slovenian broadcaster to provide backing vocals for Hannah. “Denmark should be proud that it is exporting its musical talent to other countries”, Linda says and hopes to one day represent Denmark at Eurovision as a soloist. “One day I hope to stand in front but for now I am happy with standing at the back”. Linda Andrews also gave a performance of Denmark’s entry “Only teardrops”. Both Denmark and Slovenia take to the stage tonight.
CEZAR AT THE ERUOFAN CAFE
Regarded by many as one of the most controversial characters of this year’s Eurovision, Cezar was, on Monday, the guest star in a talk-show held by the theatre judge Rick Jacobs in EuroFan Café, one of the favorite meeting places of ESC fans. The interview was recorded and is to be broadcast online, on http://www.12points.tv. During an hour, Cezar answered the host’s questions concerning his countertenor career, his life and how he chooses to live it, his beliefs and feelings. Also, the discussion regarded the song that Cezar would soon perform at Eurovision 2013 for Romania, “It’s My Life”, the show that the artist would have on the stage of Malmö Arena and his future projects. “My show is not an explicit one, whose script could be easily narrated. It is a show that every viewer feels in his own way, everyone feels the emotion the song transmits and is free to have hs own fantasy about it”, Cezar confessed. At the end of the talk-show, the host Rick Jacobs, a big opera fan, appreciated the Romanian artist’s being himself, so honest and natural in his answers, but also so serious concerning his job. EuroFan Café was organized in Moriska Paviljongen of Malmö, as a result of the collaboration between Malmö City Hall, OGAE International and http://www.12points.tv. It is a place where Eurovision fans meet and listen to their favorite music, ESC hits of all times.
BALKAN PARTY TONIGHT
The day has come. Tonight is the first semifinal of the 58th Eurovision song contest and right after it a huge Balkan party is going to be held at the eurocafe. The party is being organised by Bulgaria and FYR Macedonia. There Elitsa, Stoyan, Esma and Lozano will perform number of Balkan-wide hits. The party will start at 23.45, so if you’re at Malmo Arena tonight, you’ll have enough time to get there and party all night.