Italy wins Eurostory Best Lyrics Award
To highlight the art of writing song lyrics, www.eurostory.nl hands out the Eurostory Best Lyrics Award – an award for the best song lyrics from this year’s Eurovision-songs. This year’s award is won by Italy: song writers Mahmood and Dardust, for the lyrics of their song Soldi. Who came second… »
Sweden: Who is John Lundvik?
A portrait in three short stories and seven videos
John Lundvik? He is this year’s Eurovision performer for Sweden. Yes, that’s right. Who has a very good chance of winning. Yes, he does. With those fantastic gospel singers as a background choir. Yes, but did you know that he also composed the song for England? Really? Yes, really –… »
Iceland: what Hatari has to say about Gaza
Our love for the first semi-final
The Eurovision entry for Iceland paints a dystopia: a horrific, fictional society. A society full of dismal elements that can best be described by using a word such as ‘sinister’. The lyrics for Hatrið mun sigra (‘Hatred shall prevail’) reads as the musical reincarnation of the science fiction novel Brave new world (published in 1932)…. »