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Eurovision stars at MAD Video Music Awards 2016!

July 1, 2016 |

The Russian representative at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, Sergey Lazarev, has travelled to Athens, Greece this week in order to perform with Helena Paparizou at the MAD Video Music Awards. 

Also performing at the awards was Poli Genova, … Read More

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

Russia may skip Eurovision 2017 after Ukrainian win

May 20, 2016 |

After Ukraine’s winning song of Eurovision 2016, as Jamala and her country are in big celebrations, in Russia there are many controversies as one can imagine.

 

 

Threat to withdraw

A Russian senator suggests that his country skips next year’s … 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

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

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

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