Friday, November 16, 2012

Eurovision 2013 latest: Belgian artist chosen and rumours of a "big name" for the UK?

Every week brings Eurovision 2013 that little bit we have the announcement that Roberto Bellarosa, the winner of Wallonia's version of The Voice, will be RTBF's representative for Belgium in next year's ESC. 

Meanwhile news reaches us that Paddy O'Connell announced on Twitter today that the BBC has signed a "big name" to represent us next year.  *Closing my eyes and wishing really hard for the Pet Shop Boys, please please please...ok just let me dream for a few seconds eh!!*
EDIT 17.11.12: Will Young?  Mika?  Either one of them will do.  Or Paloma Faith.  Anyone but Pixie Lott!

After the daily rumours in Sweden, next year's Melodifestivalen songs, artists and songwriters will finally, officially, be unveiled at press conferences on 19th and 26th November.  According to Aftonbladet, the full line-up is almost known.

Now off to one of my favourite ESC countries.....Iceland!  have progressed to the semi final stage of S√∂ngvakeppni Sj√≥nvarpsins.  They've chosen their final 12 songs and the final will now take place on 2nd February, thankfully brought forward from a Super Saturday scheduling nightmare on 9th February, which potentially clashed with the Norwegian and Finnish finals and heat 2 of Melodifestivalen!
To be continued.....

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