Stockholm to host Eurovision 2016

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Globe Arena to host Eurovision 2016

It is just a month and a half since Mans Zelmerlow won Eurovision 2015 with his anthemic song ‘Heroes’. Attention has swiftly turned towards next year’s competition, as the Swedish national broadcaster SVT announced this morning that Stockholm will officially host the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Stockholm beat off stiff competition from 2013 host city Malmo, fan-favourite Gothenburg and Linkoping.

The venue for Eurovision 2016 will be the Globe Arena which will play host to Eurovision for the second time, having first hosted the contest back in 2000. Preliminary dates have also been set for the live shows- the Semi-Finals will be held on 10th and 12th May, with the week of concerts culminating in the Grand Final on 14th May 2016. More information about ticket sales are expected in due course, but they are not expected to go on sale until the end of the 2015.

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Montenegro and Macedonia’s Votes Disqualified

knezIt has been announced that the votes from both Montenegro and Macedonia have been disqualified after a voting irregularity from both countries in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. It has been revealed that both nations used a 100% televote to decide the results they awarded in Saturday’s show. This is strictly against the rules of the contest which says that the results must be made up of 50% vote from an expert jury and 50% from televote. Continue reading

Russia’s Polina in Tears After She is Booed

linaRussia’s Polina Gagarina who finished in second place in tonight’s Eurovision Song Contest was seen in tears, upset quite early on as the votes were read. While chatting with last year’s winner Conchita in the Green Room, the ‘A Million Voices’ singer tried to pass off the tears as happy ones, as she couldn’t believe that she was atop the leaderboard at this stage. Continue reading

Germany and Austria First Nul Pointers since 2003

Eurovision 205 Austria MakemakesThe final result for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 is in and some countries will be disappointed that the didn’t do as well as they expected. In fact Austria’s The MakeMakes and Ann Sophie from Germany not only finished in dead last but they will also join the exclusive club of songs to have scored no points at all. Continue reading

Sweden Win Their Sixth Eurovision!

mansWell folks that’s it for another year! You have crowned Sweden’s Mans Zelmerlow the winner of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest with his song ‘Heroes’. The song competed against another 26 countries in the Eurovision Final that aired on Saturday night. Continue reading