Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Eurovision First Listen: SeBAlter reps Switzerland with “Hunter of Stars”

Switzerland continues to stick with what isn’t working in its Eurovision Song Contest selections. SeBAlter’s “Hunter of Stars” continues the trend of middle-of-the-road blandness.

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Eurovision First Listen: Finland’s “Something Better” by Softengine

Finland may have the first real contender in Copenhagen with their Eurovision Song Contest entry “Something Better” by the rock band Softengine.

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First Listen: “La Mia Città” by Italy’s Emma Marrone

Italy has changed up its approach to the Eurovision Song Contest this year, bypassing the Sanremo festival and selecting internally Emma Marrone and her song “La Mia Città” (“My City”).

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Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Semi-Final Allocation

We are finally getting some structure to the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest with the assignment of semi-finals to the 37 countries competing this year in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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First Listen: TEO to represent Belarus with “Cheesecake”

Belarus became the third country to make its selection for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest Friday when it selected “Cheesecake” by pop singer TEO. Did the country make a good choice?

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First Listen: Albania’s Eurovision Entry “Zemërimi i një nate”

Over the weekend, Albania held its 52nd Annual Festivali i Këngës, which serves as the country’s selection mechanism for Eurovision. The winner: Herciana Matmuja’s “Zemërimi i një nate (One Night’s Anger).”

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First Listen: Ukraine’s Eurovision Entry “Tick-Tock”

The 2014 Eurovision Song Contest has officially begun with Ukraine’s selection of “Tick-Tock” by Maria Yaremchuk. Here are some first impressions of the track.

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Eurovision 2014: Who’s In? Who’s Out?

This past Friday was the participation deadline for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. Who will be joining the Big 5 and Denmark in Copenhagen in the quest to host the 2015 Contest?

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