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Eurovision Round-Up

It's that time of year again- Eurovision is coming! It's next Saturday so I thought it would be good to do a round-up of past Eurovision posts. :)

This year the contest will be held in Kiev, Ukraine since Ukraine was last year's winner with Jamala's 1944. She was actually one of my favourites, although my absolute fave was Australia's Dami Im with Sound of Silence. (See 2016 post). I voted for her. (For why Australia are entering Eurovision check out this link: https://eurovision.tv/story/australia-to-return-to-the-eurovision-song-contest)

I always seem to have some event going on on the day of Eurovision, usually belly dance related! lol. Last year it was my group BD4U's show and I missed some of the contest. I recorded it but it's not the same with a live event, especially because I voted. This year we have a performance but it's in the afternoon.


This is the first Eurovision post I did in 2012 on singers I've discovered through it: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/3-singers-i-discovered-through.html




Here's 2013's post about some of my fave entries: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/eurovision-songs-i-like.html


2014's was about past and present contestants: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/eurovision-past-and-present.html


In 2015 I posted an update about past winners Helena Paparizou (Greece) and Alexander Rybak (Norway): http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/eurovision-update.html


And here's last year's post where I wrote about current (2016) Eurovision acts and Gina G's 1996 UK entry: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/current-eurovision-acts-nostalgia.html

Also this is Aminata's Love Injected. She was Latvia's entry in 2015: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/weekly-music-video_27.html


Finally here is one music video from this year's entries- Don't Come Easy by Isaiah who is representing Australia:



I'll do another post next week and will write more about Isaiah then: :)



If you're into Eurovision you may also enjoy these other videos by past contestants (they aren't the actual entries but other songs):

Anggun Lyrics Project (Anggun entered for France in 2012): http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/anggun-lyrics-project.html

Anggun's face au vent video: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/weekly-music-video_11.html



Arash (Azerbaijan's 2009 entry): http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/this-weeks-video-is-tike-tike-kardi-by.html


Hadise (Turkey's entry in 2009):

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/weekly-music-video_7.html

http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/weekly-music-video.html


Elena Risteska  (2006 Macedonian entry): http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/weekly-music-video_25.html


Kenan Do─čulu (2007 Turkish entry): http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/girls-vs-boys-turkish.html




Hope you enjoyed the post! What is your favourite Eurovision entry (past or present)?


The Semi-Finals are on Tuesday 9th May and Thursday 11th May at 8pm UK time/9pm CEST (Central European Standard Time). UK viewers will be able to vote in the first one but not the second probably. The Grand Final is on Saturday 13th May at the sane time. The Semi-Finals are on BBC3 and the Grand Final is on BBC1 in the UK.


For more on Eurovision visit the official site: https://eurovision.tv/

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