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Norma John chosen to represent Finland at Eurovision 2017

January 28, 2017 |

 After 10 entries were performed during UMK 2017 in Finland, the international juries and televoters agreed to send Norma John to Kyiv for Eurovision 2017.

Norma John’s song is called “Blackbird.”

Watch below!

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10 acts revealed for Finnish Eurovision selection UMK 2017

November 24, 2016 |

Ten artists have been revealed that will be competing in Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) 2017, the Finnish national final to select their Eurovision 2017 entry.

There will be only one big final this year for UMK, which will be hosted … 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

The betting odds: Who will qualify in semi-final 1 of Eurovision 2016?

May 10, 2016 |

Ahead of the live broadcast of the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 and its subsequent qualifying results, let’s take one final look at the betting odds for the semi-final.


Russia a guaranteed qualifier

At the very … Read More

Recap of the first dress rehearsal of semi-final 1 of Eurovision 2016!

May 9, 2016 |

The first dress rehearsal of the Eurovision Song Contest took place today in Globen, the first time that the show was run from start to end, without breaks or retakes.



The opening

Måns Zelmerlöw opens the show after … Read More

The stars of Eurovision 2016 walk the red carpet in Stockholm!

May 9, 2016 |

A sunny evening in Stockholm was the scene of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest red carpet event.

Situated directly next to the Swedish royal palace, the runway stretched along this year’s EuroClub with the Eurovision artists posing for pictures and interviews … Read More

Eurovision 2016 second rehearsals recap: Semi-final 1

May 6, 2016 |

The 18 countries of the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest took to the stage today for their second rehearsals in Globen.

The second rehearsals were also open to accredited media and we were on the spot, providing rehearsal … Read More

Stockholm 2016 LIVE: Finland’s open rehearsal

May 6, 2016 |

The 18 countries of the first semi-final rehearse for the second time today, now with accredited media inside the venue.

We are bringing you the rehearsal footage directly from the floor of Globen and photos will follow later.


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Recap of Day 1 of the first rehearsals of Eurovision 2016

May 3, 2016 |

Today marked the start of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, with the first rehearsals of the songs from the first half of the first semi-final.

Below are the nine official rehearsal videos.







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Reviewing ’16: Finland, Greece, Moldova, Hungary, Croatia, and The Netherlands

April 26, 2016 |

Welcome to our 2016 Eurovision Song Contest review series!

The first semi-final is just two weeks away and today our small jury of four will take a look at the first six songs that compete on May 10, giving points … Read More

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