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Sergey Lazarev believes he is the true winner of Eurovision 2016

June 3, 2016 |

After achieving a respectable third place finish at Eurovision 2016, EBU released a statement stating how Sergey Lazarev was “taking his loss as a true professional.“

Now, it seems, Sergey is singing a different tune. While speaking to the … Read More

Sergey Lazarev’s position on Crimea

June 2, 2016 |

 After Ukraine chose Jamala and her song “1944,” many Russian media outlets jumped on the chance to state that the song was too political for Eurovision.

Russian media stated that the song was a criticism of the Russian invasion and … Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Co-founder of Marcel Bezençon Awards Weighs In

May 18, 2016 |

This year’s Eurovision Song Contest has come and gone and as many people speculate on controversies with the voting process and the winner, one thing everyone can agree on are the recipients of this years Marcel Bezençon Awards.



Tribute … Read More

The betting odds: Who will win Eurovision 2016?

May 14, 2016 |

With only hours ahead of the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, let’s take a final look at the betting odds.


Russia wins, Australia second

According to the current betting odds, Russia with Sergey Lazarev is set … Read More

Recap of the first dress rehearsal of the Grand Final of Eurovision 2016!

May 13, 2016 |

The first dress rehearsal of the Grand Final took place today at approximately 14:30 CET in Globen, Stockholm. This was the first time that the entire show was run from start to end, without breaks.

Host broadcaster SVT got to … Read More

Ukraine unlikely to compete in 2017 if Russia wins Eurovision 2016

May 13, 2016 |

The Director General of the Ukraine’s national broadcaster has stated on Facebook that if Russia wins the contest on Saturday, Ukraine will most likely withdraw from next year’s contest.

The comment loosely translates as:  “It is true that we must think of an … Read More

The running order of the Grand Final of Eurovision 2016 revealed!

May 13, 2016 |

After the conclusion of the qualifiers’ press conference of the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, the producers met and decided the running order of the Grand Final tomorrow.


The running order

  1. Belgium
  2. Czech Republic
  3. The … Read More

Analysis of Eurovision 2016’s first semi-final results

May 11, 2016 |

After the betting odds were analyzed directly before the live broadcast of the first semi-final, we can take a look and see if they predicted correctly.

What the betting got right

Well first off, Russia qualified, just like the odds … Read More

EBU responds to Russian jury scandal

May 11, 2016 |

After the massive breach of the Russian jury vote during the first semi-final, the EBU has released a statement with the details of its investigation.

Dissecting the statement, the only action that will take place in response to this scandal … Read More

Report from the winners’ press conference of semi-final 1

May 11, 2016 |

Following the end of the first semi-final last night, the 10 winning countries participated in their joint press conference in the Eurovision press center.

After answering questions, each participated drew a spot in either the first or second half of … Read More

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