Who wins the Eurostory Best Lyrics Award 2019? [poll!]
Onwards! Onwards! Every year the Eurovision Song Contest is professionalizing a bit more. And we try to give a little push as well, by crowning the best lyrics – to the writers of which we hand (for the fourth year in a row) the Eurostory Best Lyrics Award. Last year’s… »
Duncan Laurence’s ARCADE – a closer look
Duncan Laurence will be singing Arcade for The Netherlands in the grand arena of Eurovision 2019. What was it again that the Dutch representative Waylon said last year? ‘Participating in the Song Contest is the musical version of participating in the Olympic Games.’ One could argue that Waylon’s years of experience… »
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… »
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… »
What country is the Eurovision Champion Of All Times? [updated 2018]
A new way of calculating
TRADITIONAL RANKINGS Traditionally, the number of victories is counted in order to calculate which country has been most successful at the Eurovision Song Contest. This method produces the following list: Ireland (1970, 1980, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996) – seven victories Sweden (1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, 2015) –… »
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… »