Eurovision news with attitude! Conversations inspired by the song contest — though not always limited to it. We're uploading our reviews and interviews from Eurovision 2020 as we look to 2021! Coming to you from London, but riffing on the world of music and pop culture at large. From the team behind Wiwibloggs.com.
Jérémie Makiese is Belgium‘s Eurovision 2022 singer
Jérémie Makiese will sing for Belgium at Eurovision 2022. We react to the news. The winner of The Voice Belgique, he was internally picked by French-language broadcaster RTBF. Born in Antwerp to Congolese parents, he speaks both Dutch and French. He's also an avid footballer: He's signed a one year deal as a goalkeeper with Excelsior Virton in D1B.
Luka Cruysberghs talks ”Not Too Late”, Eurovision, Hooverphonic and more (INTERVIEW)
In our English-language interview with Luka Cruysberghs, the Belgian star talks about her new single "Not Too Late" and its stunning music video. She also discusses her win on The Voice Belgium, joining Hooverphonic (and later being kicked out), and her thoughts on both Eurovision 2020 and 2021. She also reveals what her performance of "Release Me" would have looked like in Rotterdam had the 2020 contest gone ahead.
Interviewer: Deban: http://instagram.com/deban_deban
UK Eurovision 2022: Music labels ”boycotting” BBC over ”anti-British bias” (Reaction)
Why does the UK have such poor Eurovision results of late? Well the British press love to say that Europe hates us. The latest example? The Mail on Sunday claiming that BMG and other big labels are boycotting the BBC and refusing to send acts to Eurovision 2022 because of a perceived anti-British bias. While record labels may be nervous owing to a string of poor results, the notion of Europe disliking the UK and its artists is rather silly. We discuss.
Read more on our web site: https://wiwibloggs.com/2021/09/05/uk-labels-boycotting-eurovision-2022-in-face-of-alleged-anti-british-bias-claims-uk-tabloid/266535/
Hurricane fight Post Eurovision Depression at Music Week Belgrade (ENGLISH INTERVIEW)
Hurricane — Serbia's Eurovision 2021 singers — tell our Cinan that they came down with Post Eurovision Depression after Rotterdam. Sanja jokes that life is boring now, but the ladies are most definitely keeping busy! Cinan asks when they will release their new album. They spoke at Music Week Belgrade on September 4.
Eurovision 2022 rules allow for pre-recorded backing vocals (REACTION)
The Eurovision 2022 rules will allow pre-recorded backing vocals following a trial run in Rotterdam. Previously, the EBU said the inclusion of recorded backing vocals were to help the contest become more sustainable by reducing costs and allowing delegations to travel to the song contest with fewer people. But some fans worry Eurovision is moving away from its roots and becoming a lip-synch event. We discuss.
Read more about the rules on our web site: https://wiwibloggs.com/2021/09/03/pre-recorded-backing-vocals-permitted-for-eurovision-2022-following-rotterdam-trial/266528/
Eurovision 2021: Review of the top crimes and jury-televote wrongs
Eurovision 2021 was filled with jury and televote surprises...and other shocking results. We review our Top Eurovision Crimes. We reference incidents involving Italy's Måneskin, Croatia's Albina, and more...DO NOT SCROLL DOWN unless you want to see spoilers and timestamps.
1:06 The Semi-Final 1 jury show in-ear disaster.
4:23 San Marino’s low result in the grand final.
8:01 Croatia’s non-qualification.
10:46 The exclusion of Anouk and Ilse DeLange from the intervals.
13:38 The offensive songs from Belarus.
19:04 The French jury ignoring Malta and Italy.
22:35 Four countries getting zero points.
28:31 Coronavirus disrupting the turquoise carpet event.
31:23 Coronavirus robbing artists of their live performance.
38:53 The drug allegations levelled against Måneskin’s Damiano.
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