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Eva Boto to perform Verjamem for Slovenia

16-year-old Eva Boto will be representing Slovenia in the 57th Eurovision Song Contest. Eva was selected through the national Misija Evrovizija, held between October 2011 and January 2012, and managed to win the national final EMA on 26 February. The winning song Verjamem (I Believe) was composed by Vladimir Graić …

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Romania’s choice: Mandinga brings party feeling to Eurovision

Romania‘s national final was held on 10 March, and the Latino dance pop band Mandinga came out the winner, in a combined voting of ‘expert’ jury and televoting. Their entry Zaleilah, written by Costi Ionita, with lyrics by Elena Ionescu, Dihigo Omar Secada & Costi Ionita, is sung in Spanish …

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Valentina Monetta selected to represent San Marino

The Social Network Song (Oh Oh – Uh – Oh Oh) is the title of San Marino’s entry to the 57th Eurovision Song Contest and it will be sung by 37-year-old Sanmarinese Valentina Monetta, internally selected by the country’s broadcasting company SMRTV. The entry was composed by the legendary German …

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“Echo (You And I)” – Anggun for France

France this year continued the procedure from recent years to select internally their representative at the Eurovision Song Contest. Broadcaster France 3 chose Indonesian-born singer Anggun to fly the Tricolore in Baku. The title of her song is Echo (You And I), written by the prominent French songwriting duo of …

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Georgia sends Anri Jokhadze – I’m A Joker

Georgia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007. In this year’s national final, selected by a mixture of televoting and ‘expert’ jury, Anri Jokhadze took the victory with the song I’m A Joker. For the first time ever, Georgia’s Eurovision entry will be performed partly in Georgian language. I’m …

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Anmary’s Beautiful Song to represent Latvia

It’s certainly one of the most memorable first lines from all 42 ESC entries 2012: “I was born in distant nineteen-eighty, the year that Irish Johnny Logan won…”; written by Rolands Udris, and combined with the music by Ivars Makstnieks they are the opening lines to Beautiful Song, Latvia’s entry …

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