Hope you are all enjoying your lazy Sunday. Here at Eurovision Ireland we have your second installment of the “Eurovision Ireland Weekender”. We have rounded up all of this weeks main pieces of news so you can sit back with your cup of tea or coffee and let us take you through the news and views of the week. 20 minutes and you will be up to date.
In today’s show we spoke first of the details of the Irish National Selection process for Eurovision 2014. Five mentors were revealed and we gave you an update on who they are. Earlier on in the week we met up with Eurovision’s younger sibling “Junior Eurovision Song Contest” and spoke with the Head of their Press Ms Katherine Lockett and she gave us the backstage news on what JESC is all about and how it is differing from Eurovision when it comes to the running order of the contest.
This week has seen 3 new songs from former Eurovision artists that you should check out. First up is ByeAlex from Hungary who has released his second single since his Eurovision 2013 success. We brought you his new video for “Csóró itt minden hang” or “Broke In Every Note”. Another skillfully crafted song
Next up we have an old song reworked. Cascada (Germany 2013) has teamed up with Robin Stjernberg (Sweden 2013) and dueted on Robins Eurovision entry “You”. We always said that “You” should have been sung acoustic and happily Cascada has twisted his arm to do just that – see for yourself
Finally we have the amazing song from Spanish Eurovision singer 2009 Soraya. She is back with the classiest of Dance track of the year to date. Smart, Intelligent, Catchy and Provocative. “Plastic ” fantastic.
Breaking news during the week that we reported was that a Kurdish Cultural group had approached Turkish Broadcaster TRT with the offer of a Kurdish song to represent the country at Eurovision 2014. No news from TRT, but it is highly unlikely that the offer will be taken up by TRT. It does show the high interest in the country for Turkey to be at Eurovision 2014.
Lena and Marco Mengoni will go head to head at the MTV European Music Awards later this month for “Best European Act” – it would be a double win for either artist as they have won it in the past.
Last but not least we brought you the news of “Eurovision in America”. We met up with one of the organisers and creators of “Europhoria” which is an American Eurovision Fan Group who are hosting a massive party in New York later this month. For details on where it is on and how to meet your fellow Eurovision Friends in America, then take a look at our short video interview.
So there you have your weekly round-up and still half a cup of tea still to go.
Have a great weekend guys and stay tuned for more news.
Author/Website co-founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : Eurovision Ireland