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This Eurovision Gig Won’t Kill Ovi’s Career

If Billy Joel ever did the Eurovision Song Contest, he’d sound a lot like Ovi. From the catchy mind that brought you Playing with Fire comes a debut album packed with a delicate touch and a lot of promise.

Meet the fans: Hassan Yusuf

TV fans with sharp eyes may have spotted a certain Hassan Yusuf in the audience at Eurovision. Maybe you don’t know the name, but you know the tailored Union Jack suit. It’s not only perfect visual material for the cameras, but also shows how dedicated Hass is to Eurovision. But go behind the screen, and what do you find? It’s time to meet another fan…

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Ultimate Juke Box Jury Heat 6

Could Israel 1978, Switzerland 1988, Israel 1979 or United Kingdom 1997 be the Ultimate Eurovision Song Contest winning song? Ross Tillbrook and Ben Morris judge them, while Ewan Spence is your host.

The Eurovision Rise and Fall of Estonia, the Baltic Tiger

What does Eurovision mean to the newer countries of Europe, those that have returned to the world stage in the last few decades? Paul Jordan takes a look at Estonia, asking why the Song Contest was (and still is) so important to the county as it struggles to finds a place on the world’s stage.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Some Death-Violin with your Semi Finals?

This week’s news, with a new logo for Eurovision 2011, a new look for, the semi-final allocation, winners from the National Final heats, and a bit of death-violin music to finish from Alexander Rybak and Keep of Kalessin.

Lauris Reiniks is still running with Es Skrienu

There is something quite disconcerting about buying an album as part of a meal deal in a local pizza restaurant in Latvia. But luckily, there’s no buyers remorse when handing over money for Lauris Reiniks’ most recent album, Es Skrienu. Here’s why…

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