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The News

  • Montenegro ends up getting Highway to sing in English.
  • RTVE announces the six national finalists, but keeps everyone hanging with what songs they sing.
  • Denmark has some Spotify leaking problems but allows us to bask in the glory of a song from Australian star Anja Nissen.
  • Festivali i Këngës has finished for another year, with Eneda Tarifa taking the trophy with her song Përrallë (Fairytale), but landed in some homophobic controversy.
  • The rumour mill has been running hot thanks to Greece, Ireland and Turkey, as well as Jaz’s excellent detective work piecing together Delta’s 2016 schedule.
  • Loreen won ESC250 (again) and Loïc Nottet won Danse Avec Les Stars.
  • Eurosong has begun in Belgium, along with the most useless voting ever known to humankind.
  • Nuša is back for EMA, as is 1996’s Regina, alongside eight other hopefuls trying to get a ticket from Ljubljana to Stockholm.
  • Stockholm has selected its party venues for 2016.
  • Australia finally has its own Eurovision Fanclub: ESCFAN
  • San Marino has ditched Ralph and Germany are trying again with a national final.
  • YLE used Instagram to tease everyone with this year’s UMK entries ahead of the artist reveals on 12 January.

The Music

The Virus – At The Weekend        Watch on YouTube

Barei ft Fernando Montesinos – Time to Fight        Watch on YouTube

Flaka Krelani – S’je për mu [#FIK54]        Watch on YouTube

Loreen – Under ytan        Watch on YouTube

Loïc Nottet – Rhythm Inside [2015 – Belgium]        Watch on YouTube

Maraaya – Living Again        Watch on YouTube

Robin Stjernberg – Take Me Home

Cleo – Zabiorę Nas        Watch on YouTube

Pirates Of The Sea – Wolves Of The Sea [2008 – Latvia]        Watch on YouTube


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