Boggie, Hungary’s 2015 Eurovision representative visits ESC Radio studio – listen to our exclusive interview
Thirty songs competed in this year’s ‘A Dal’, Hungary’s national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, and Wars For Nothing, performed by 28-year-old singer-songwriter Boglárka Csemer, better known as Boggie, came out the winner and thus will represent the country at the Contest in Vienna in May.
Based on her flashmob preview video of Wars For Nothing, Boggie embarked on a tour visiting seven European cities and raising awareness of the atrocities of wars. During this tour she visits ESC Radio studio in Berlin, Germany, to speak about her music, her preparations for Eurovision 2015 in Vienna and to perform an acoustic version of Wars For Nothing.
Read more to listen to the interview, watch the preview video of Wars For Nothing, Boggie’s performance in the Hungarian national final and photos of her visit at our studio…
“Rappappap rappappap…” – greetings from Loïc Nottet representing Belgium in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Rhythm Inside”
This Saturday 18 April, the biggest Eurovision preview event ‘Eurovision in Concert’ will take place for the seventh time in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It’s a unique opportunity for the fans to see most of the participants of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest perform their entries live on stage.
24 acts have confirmed their presence, among them Mørland & Debrah Scarlett (Norway), Maraaya (Slovenia), The Makemakes (Austria), Aminata (Latvia), Electro Velvet (United Kingdom), Nadav Guedj (Israel), Monika Linkyte & Vaidas Baumila (Lithuania), Måns Zelmerlöw (Sweden), and many more.
Special guests will be the 1986 Eurovision Song Contest winners Bobbysocks from Norway.
The show will be hosted by Cornald Maas and former Dutch ESC contender Edsilia Rombley (1998, Hemel & Aarde, and 2007, On Top of the World). The location is Melkweg, one of the most renowned music venues in the Dutch capital. For more info please visit the official website http://www.eurovisioninconcert.nl
Last night, 31 March, this year’s 60th Anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest was celebrated at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith when fifteen Eurovision acts from thirteen countries came together for the recording of a very special event showcasing.
The line-up of “Eurovision Song Contest’s Greatest Hits” includes names like Dana International, Emmelie de Forrest, Loreen, Johnny Logan, Brotherhood of Man, Conchita, Dima Bilan and Bobbysocks. The show was presented by Petra Mede and Graham Norton.
Read more to check out the complete line-up of the show and see which countries have confirmed that they will broadcast the anniversary show and when…
In Part II of our look back at the ESC 2015 national selections you can watch more videos of songs that failed to win the ticket to this year’s Contest in Vienna but still went on to be favourites among the fans and listeners. Tune in to ESC Radio to find the songs in our playlist and check your favourite digital music store to download them!
Read more and watch the videos…