Israel: the compact Netta-encyclopaedia
She is without doubt the most colourful winner Eurovision ever saw: Netta Barzilai (1993) from Israel. With her song Toy she has managed to make many, many viewers dance. So we’ve created a concise encyclopaedia. Choose the headwords you find interesting, and take a step inside Nettaland. A-ba-ni-bi Netta’s favourite… »
Ireland: A Tale of Two Boys
Two boys are leaving the pub. It’s cold outside, so one of them waits in the door opening to put on his scarf. They walk. It had been raining until a few minutes ago, the streets are glistening in the light of the lanterns, pubs and shop windows. It’s quite… »
Who won Eurostory’s Best Lyrics Award?
To highlight the art of writing songlyrics, www.eurostory.nl hands out the Eurostory Best Lyrics Award – an award for the best line of all the song lyrics from this year’s Eurovision-songs. This prize wants to point out the best metaphor, the strongest written line or the most poetic image. All… »
Will Alexander Rybak win the Eurovision Comeback Contest as well?
Alexander Rybak is back. The glorious winner of 2009 (Fairytale) is once again singing for Norway. A courageous step! Because absolutely everybody has asked him the same question over the past few months: why-why-why? And: you’ve already won-won-won once? And: do you think you’ll win-win-win again? Which means that Rybak… »
Eurostory Award: the voting begins now!
Eurostory is once again going through all the lyrics of this year’s Songcontest entries to find the best Eurovision line – the one with the prettiest poetry, the most meaningful metaphor, the most interesting imagery. The winning line – and its author(s) – will receive the Eurostory Award 2018. Two… »
Running for your life – to join Eurovision
The extraordinary story of Fazla from Sarajevo
What would you give to participate in the Eurovision Song contest? ‘Everything’, an artist would say, but what does that really mean, ‘everything’? Muhamed Fazlagic (Fazla) and his band must have had an idea, when they ran for their lives across an airplane strip near Sarajevo, that night in 1993…. »
Waylon’s Outlaw in ’em: a closer look
It was a national final, and yet it wasn’t. In a sweeping five-day run on daily primetime tv-show De wereld draait door Waylon introduced the Dutch viewers to the songs he would have liked to bring to Lisbon. In the meantime, he had already opted for the most radical song… »
So, will Kosovo be a part of Eurovision?
Politics aren’t supposed to be a factor in the Eurovision Song Contest. But from time to time they are. For instance when a state wants to join – but isn’t recognized by some of the other European countries. Especially for Eurostory, Norwegian journalist Steinar Even Østmoe went to Pristina, to… »