2016 Rehearsals Day 5: SF1, France, and Spain

Friday provided a clearer separation of the wheat from the chaff as all eighteen performers from Semifinal 1 took to the Eurovision stage for their second rehearsals.

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Ana Rucner from Bosnia & Herzegovina rehearses for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest (Photo: Andres Putting)

2016 Rehearsals Day 2: Czech Republic through Malta plus Sweden

Tuesday saw ten more countries rehearsing for the first time on Stockholm’s Eurovision Song Contest stage.

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ZOË will represent Austria in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. (Photo: ORF / Milenko Badzic)

Eurovision 2016 Entry: Austria — ZOË — Loin d’ici

Does ZOË’s sugar-coated poptimism have enough energy to get Austria into the Grand Final?

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ZOË will represent Austria in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. (Screen: YouTube)

First Listen: Austria Imagines Paradise with ZOË

After a disappointing 2015, Austria returns to glamorous, campy form with “Loin d’ici.”

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Eurovision 2015 Entry: Austria — The Makemakes — I Am Yours

This year’s Eurovision host Austria will be building a bridge between the first and second half of the final with “I Am Yours” by the Makemakes.

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First Listen: Austria

Does Austria have a Eurovision two-peat in the works? Probably not.

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Austria Wins the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest

After two fantastic semi-finals and a final where it was anybody’s game, Conchita Wurst’s “Rise Like a Phoenix” won Austria the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Eurovision 2014 Entry: Armenia — Aram Mp3 — Not Alone

Armenia is the favorite to win this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Will Aram Mp3’s “Not Alone” deliver the country its first win?

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Eurovision 2014: Lithuania — Vilija Mataciunaite — Attention

Vilija Mataciunaite’s song for Eurovision isn’t enough of an “Attention” stealer to give Lithuania a win.

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Eurovision 2014 Entry: Netherlands — Common Linnets — Calm After the Storm

The Netherlands will import Americana to the Eurovision Song Contest with their entry “Calm Before the Storm” by the Common Linnets. Will the country earn its second trip to the Final since 2005? 

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