Wednesday, December 31, 2008


ENJOY 2009!!!


Romanian Songs Online!!

18 of the reported 168 songs submitted to TVR for Romania's selection have been released on the web.
As in 2008 Romania has provided a diverse and varied selection of songs.
Romania is one of the few countries to have appeared in the last seven Eurovision finals and with two Top 5 finishes in that time.

One group has caught my attention 'Cats loves Dogs' a popular pop/electro group who have two songs in the selection. Check out 'One Music' and 'Yes my Lord' on their myspace here.

Another song that I think will prove to be popular is Marko & Bogdan Mihai - Desert rain

I also like the simple pop/rock song Don't Cry by Crazy Win.

Check out the 18 songs here.
Romania selects on January 31st using both jury and televote to select their entry.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Are you ready?! U.K. kicks off its selection this Saturday!

Hi all!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are all set for the New Year.

This weekend sees the Eurovision train going full speed ahead. On Saturday 3rd Eurovision: Your Country Needs You begins at 7pm on BBC1.

Speaking to the British media newspaper, the Daily Mail: Lloyd Webber has said that among the finalists are 'a really talented close harmony group, two wonderful-looking black guys, a couple of really good girl singers and sweet girl twins from Sheffield'.

Each week one act will be eliminated until the final on January 31st.

This Saturday will see all acts tested with a Eurovision-style task! Love it! How to handle the full force of a wind machine? How to look happy when you are at the bottom of the scoreboard? How to avoid the 'Carola Andra Chansen shock disgust face'!

Week 2 sees them dealing with Eurovision gimmicks!

Surely Bucks Fizz will be on hand for skirt ripping routines and Lena Ph will be flown in to give Microphone acrobatic lessons!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Albania selects tonight..It must be Christmas!

Tonight we will have the first song for Eurovision 2009!
Albania are selecting who will succeed Olta Boka and represent them in Moscow.
Follow the show here

Monday, December 15, 2008

Femminem for Croatia 2009!

Schlagerqueen is thrilled to learn that the wonderful Femminem are back in Dora 2009!
The trio represented Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2005 and came 14th in the final with 'Call Me'.
In 2007 they tried to represent Croatia with the jazzy pop number 'Navika'.

Let's hope we see Femminem in Moscow!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

From Globen to Globen? Idol to Melodifestivalen?

Apparently Christer won't be announcing the final wildcard tomorrow which breaks the pattern of recent weeks.

Most Swedish media have reported that EMD are almost certain to take the spot. It made me wonder whether he could offer the final spot to the winner of Idol which takes place in Globen on Friday?

Could Maltese Euroboy Kevin Borg be wildcard number 4?

Internal selection for Ireland?

According to Keith over at allkindsofeverything it looks like RTE have decided to select an artist internally rather than the multi artist selection that was used in 2008!

The rumour is that there will not be an open call for songs as was the case in 2006 and 2007.

'The choice of performer is likely to generate a huge amount of interest in the Irish entry in Moscow, as the name that is currently being rumoured as the choice of RTÉ is a well established singer and songwriter with high recognition around Europe and is certainly not unknown to Eurovision fans'

Very interesting...Is it Johnny Logan??! Could it be the 1997 interval act Boyzone?
Is Phil Coulter involved...Is it Linda?

What do you think of all of this?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Oh I'm loving this rumour....

Some wonderful news for your Monday!
Swedish media has been reporting that Maria Haukaas Storeng will duet wi
th Anna Sahlene at Melodifestivalen 2009!!
The two fabulous divas are rumoured to s
ing 'Killing me Tenderly'.
Both have had considerable success at Eurovision with Anna placing 3rd for Estonia in 2002 with 'Runaway' and more recently Maria placed a very commendable 5th this year for Norway with 'Hold on be Strong'
SVT will reveal all tomorrow!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Melodifestivalen Queens!

This week's announcement of participants for Melodifestivalen certainly took the sting out of certain Rigo with 'rap with a 60's Carribbean hip hop touch'!

The divas are in!

Velvet is back with 'The Queen'. This is her 3rd Melodifestivalen appearance following on from her wonderful 'Deja Vu' this year. The song is penned by Tony Nilsson who wrote Ola's 'S.O.S.,' 'Natalie, 'Love in Stereo' and and Elin Lanto's 'Discotheque'. It is described as an up tempo song with attitude!!

Agnes will sing 'Love, Love, Love'. I am quite excited about this one. I am loving Agnes's new album and hoping that this disco pop number will make a big impact.

The wonderful Shirley Clamp returns! The performer of schlager classics such as 'Att älska dig', 'Min kärlek' and 'Mr. Memory' will perform "Med hjärtat fyllt av ljus" penned by writing royalty Ingela Pling Forsman, Bobby Ljunggren and Henrik Wikström. Despite rumours this was a ballad Shirley has described it as a powerful mid tempo song. This is good news! I was worried about a ballad invasion this year so I'll settle for mid tempo!

Sofia Berntsson fiawill sing 'Alla'. Sofia sang 'Hypnotized' in Melodifestivalen 2007 and will return with a Greek rock/pop song. For some reason 'Pame' keeps coming into my head when I hear this title!

Lili+Susie!!!! The duo will sing 'Show me Heaven' which was co written by Lord G'Son! It is described as 80's nostalgia, love it!

Amy Diamond is back and will belt out 'It's My Life' the song written by Mr. Bard and Bobby L. I was surprised to see Amy back so soon after 'Thank You'. I had mixed feelings about her 2008. I liked the studio version but I felt her performance was a bit juvenile and wheezy! However, her 2009 entry is described as electro and dance song with attitude!! This sounds like one I will love!! Go Amy!!

Mans's missus Marie Serneholt is the 3rd wildcard and I'm thrilled! I fell in love with her when I hears 'I Need a House' (Which is on Same Difference's album!) and I am looking forward to hearing 'Disconnect Me'!

Only 1 wildcard left!!

Karmen Stavec returns!

The wonderful Karmen Stavec returns as a contestant in EMA 2009! She peformed the fantastic Nanana in Riga in 2003 complete with key change and blonde backing singers. Let's hope her song for 2009 is just as fabulous!