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SONGS & SINGERS (as announced)

SO FAR -     GROUPS : 9     MALE SOLOISTS : 10      FEMALE SOLOISTS : 17     DUOS : 1

DATE .. COUNTRY SONG ARTIST/S
01 SEMI

14 Nov 05 (Update 17 Feb 06)

IRELAND Every Song Is A Cry For Love

Brian Kennedy

02 FINAL

01 Dec 05

SWITZERLAND If We All Give A Little six4one

03 SEMI

18 Dec 05

ALBANIA Zjarr E Ftohte

(Fire & Cold)

Luiz Ejlli

04 SEMI

05 Jan 06 (Update 04 Mar 06)

TURKEY Superstar Sibel Tüzün

05 FINAL

24 Jan 06 (Update 14 Mar 06)

GREECE Everything Anna Vissi

06 SEMI

28 Jan 06

POLAND Follow My Heart Ich Troje

07 SEMI

29 Jan 06

SLOVENIA Plan B Anžej Dežan

08 FINAL

04 Feb 06

NORWAY Alvedansen

(Dance of the Elves)

Christine Gulbrandsen

09 SEMI

04 Feb 06

ESTONIA Through My Window Sandra Oxenryd

10 FINAL

04 Feb 06

MALTA I Do Fabrizio Faniello

11 SEMI

08 Feb 06

ARMENIA Without Your Love André

12 SEMI

09 Feb 06 (Update 05 Mar 06)

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA Lejla

Hari Varešanović

13 FINAL

11 Feb 06

DENMARK Twist Of Love Sidsel Den Semmane

14 SEMI

18 Feb 06

ICELAND Til Hamingju Island

(Congratulations Iceland)

Silvía Nótt

15 SEMI

19 Feb 06

BELGIUM Je T'Adore Kate Ryan

16 SEMI

22 Feb 06

CYPRUS Why Angels Cry Annette Artani

17 FINAL

26 Feb 06

ROMANIA Tornero

(I'll Return)

Mihai Traistariu

18 FINAL

27 Feb 06

SPAIN Bloody Mary Las Ketchup

19 SEMI

28 Feb 06

BELARUS Mama / Mum Polina Smolova

20 SEMI

03 Mar 06

MONACO La Coco-Dance Séverine Ferrer

21 FINAL

04 Mar 06

UNITED KINGDOM Teenage Life Daz Sampson

22 SEMI

04 Mar 06

LITHUANIA We Are The Winners LT United

23 SEMI

04 Mar 06

CROATIA Moja Štikla

(My Stilettos)

Severina

24 SEMI

04 Mar 06

MACEDONIA Ninanajna Elena Risteska

25 SEMI

09 Mar 06

ANDORRA Sense Tu

(Without You)

Jenny

26 FINAL

09 Mar 06

GERMANY No, No, Never Texas Lightening

27 SEMI

10 Mar 06

FINLAND Hard Rock Hallelujah Lordi

28 SEMI

10 Mar 06

PORTUGAL Coisas De Nada

(Meaningless Things)

Nonstop

29 SEMI

11 Mar 06

BULGARIA Let Me Cry Mariana Popova

30 FINAL

11 Mar 06

LATVIA I Hear Your Heart Cosmos

31 SEMI

11 Mar 06

UKRAINE I am Your Queen Tina Karol

32 SEMI

12 Mar 06

NETHERLANDS Amambanda Treble

33 FINAL

14 Mar 06

Update 26 Mar 06 - Song Changed!

FRANCE Il Était Temps

(The Time Has Come)

(was "Vous, C'est Nous")

Virginie Pouchin

34 SEMI

15 Mar 06

RUSSIA Never Let You Go Dima Bilan

35 FINAL

15 Mar 06

ISRAEL Ze Hazman

(This is The Time)

Eddie Butler

36 FINAL

15 Mar 06

MOLDOVA Loca

(Crazy)

Arsenium with Natalia Gordienko

37 SEMI

18 Mar 06

SWEDEN Evighet / Invincible Carola

Will Serbia & Montenegro make the deadline after their first winner was disputed?

11 Mar 06 (Update 14 Mar 06)

Withdrawn

SERBIA & MONTENEGRO Moja Ljubavi  (My Love) No Name

 

NEWS

Latest : Serbia withdraws! Entries chosen in Greece, France, Netherlands, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Latvia, Serbia & Montenegro, Andorra, Germany, Finland, Portugal...

18 Mar

THE LONG HAUL IN SWEDEN REACHES THE END

Carola Wins - More here.

12 Mar

THE LONG HAUL IN SWEDEN ALMOST AT AN END

The finalists - More here.

12 Mar

THE LONG HAUL IN SWEDEN ALMOST AT AN END

The finalists - More here.

07 Mar

 

MARIA AND SAKIS WILL PRESENT EUROVISION 2006

Previously announced Sakis Rouvas will be joined in the presentation of Eurovision 2006 by Greek-American TV star Maria Menounos. Arguably the best looking duo to ever present the greatest musical event in the World!

26 Feb

 

DOES ROMANIA HAVE A EURO WINNER?

Romania are looking to go 2 places higher than Luminita as they select their song for Athens this weekend. The choice is made! More here.

26 Feb

 

DOES ROMANIA HAVE A EURO WINNER?

Romania are looking to go 2 places higher than Luminita as they select their song for Athens this weekend. The choice is made! More here.

25 Feb

THE LONG HAUL IN SWEDEN BEGINS

More finalists, More Second Chancers - More here.

24 Feb

 

ROMANIA AIMING TO BETTER LUMINITA

Romania are looking to go 2 places higher than Luminita as they select their song for Athens this weekend. The list of finalists is taking shape. More here.

20 Feb

 

six4one FOR SWITZERLAND

Update from Schweizer Fernsehen, courtesy Ms. Anita Raaflaub

The Group six4one will represent Switzerland in Athens with the Siegel-Meinunger song  IF WE ALL GIVE A LITTLE.

Voices from Switzerland, Israel, Sweden, Malta, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Portugal will ring out for the Alpine nation. Full update and song link from Swiss TV here.

19 Feb

KATE ADORES BELGIUM

After many weeks of First Rounds, Semi Finals, Wild Cards, Johnny Logan and a fantastic set, Kate Ryan is victorious! More here.

18 Feb

THE LONG HAUL IN SWEDEN BEGINS

First finalists, First Second Chancers - More here.

16 Feb

UNITED KINGDOM TWELVE POINTS?

The BBC have announced the 6 UK Contenders for Athens More here.

13 Feb

BELGIUM UPDATE - 14 BECOME 7

The 14 Semi Finalists have battled it out for 6 Final places, plus 1 Wildcard - check it out  here.

30 Jan

BELGIUM UPDATE - FINAL LINE-UP FOR THE SEMIS

14 Songs will compete in VRT'S EUROSONG Contest for the right to represent Belgium in Athens. TWO Wildcards added today. More here.

28 Jan

ICH TROJE RETURN

The band which gave Poland one of its best results in 2003 returns to Eurovision. Ich Troje will take the stage in Athens with "Follow My Heart" chosen from 15 songs in TVP's National Final.

24 Jan

OMG - ANNA'S BACK!

ERT Confirms that Anna Vissi will represent the home nation for the 51st Contest. After representing Greece in 1980 with AUTOSTOP and Cyprus in 1982 with MONO I AGAPI, Europe gets to see Anna again and on home turf. FANTASTIC!

16 Jan

 

38 NATIONS WILL GATHER IN ATHENS

Welcome Armenia! Austria and Hungary will be missed. Italy? Italy? Italy?

SEMI FINAL (10 Proceed to the Final) - Albania (RTVSH) - Andorra (RTVA) - Armenia (PTV) - Belarus (BT) - Belgium (VRT) - Bosnia & Herzegovina (PBSBiH) - Bulgaria (BNT) - Croatia (HRT) - Cyprus (CyBC) - Estonia (ETV) - Finland (YLE) - Iceland (RUV) - Ireland (RTÉ) - Lithuania (LRT) - Macedonia (MKRTV) - Monaco (TMC) - Netherlands (NOS) - Poland (TVP) - Portugal (RTP) - Russia (C1R) - Slovenia (RTVSLO) - Sweden (SVT) - Turkey (TRT) - Ukraine (NTU)

FINAL - Denmark (DR) - France (France 3) - Germany (ARD) - Greece (ERT) - Israel (IBA) - Latvia (LTV) - Malta (PBSMT) - Moldova (TRM) - Norway (NRK) - Romania (TVR) - Serbia & Montenegro (UJRT) - Spain (TVE) - Switzerland (SRG SSR) - United Kingdom (BBC)

09 Jan

FIRST ROUND COMPLETE  IN BELGIUM

3 from 7 make the Semi Finals from the first of 4 first round heats in Belgium. 3 more from Rounds 2, 3 and 4. Check the Semi Finalists here.

05 Jan

SIBEL FOR TURKEY

Sibel Tüzün, who took part in the Turkish final of 1990 and is a major star in her native country, has been selected by TRT to sing for Turkey in Athens.  Check her site here.

31 Dec

APRČS 34 ANS?

Could it be? Vicky Leandros, Luxembourg's ESC winner of 1972 is bidding to represent her adoptive home of Germany in her native home of Greece. After also representing Luxembourg in 1967, she hopes for a third Eurovision experience and how different this one would be to Vienna and Edinburgh! First she has to win the German National Final and is up against Thomas Anders (half of the popular 80's group Modern Talking) and the comedy group Texas Lightening. Bonne Chance!

 

18 Dec

ALBANIA DECIDES!

Luiz Ejlli will represent Albania in Athens with the song "Zjarr E Ftohte" (Cold fire). At just 20, he is the second male soloist to make the 51st Contest and the first male representative for Albania.

01 Dec

 

six4one FOR SWITZERLAND

More News from SF1, courtesy Ms. Anita Raaflaub

The Group six4one will represent Switzerland in Athens with the Siegel-Meinunger song previously announced. UPDATE 31 JAN - Song Title - IF WE ALL GIVE A LITTLE.

Voices from Switzerland, Israel, Sweden, Malta, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Portugal will ring out for the Alpine nation. Full news from Swiss TV here.

28 Nov

28 OF 32 ANNOUNCED IN SWEDEN - UPDATE (25 JAN) - THE GAPS ARE FILLED

Carola, Roger Pontare and Sahlene are among the 28 finalists in Sweden's Melodifestival 2006. Four more songs have yet to be announced, via a wild card selection, but the full list of entries so far, can be seen here

22 Nov

3 OPTIONS FOR THE NETHERLANDS

Soloist Maud, pop-rock boy band Behave and girl-group Treble will go head to head with 3 songs each to represent the low country in Athens.

 

14 Nov

BRIAN KENNEDY FOR IRELAND!

News from RTE

RTE has announced that Brian Kennedy, the man from Belfast with a "voice to charm the angels" will represent the Irish Republic in Athens. He is the first singer to be announced for 2006.

Brian is a big star on the island and has a great pedigree for music. Four songs will be chosen for him to sing in a televised final.

Sechuk visitors will know him from his songs entered in the World Peace Song Festival of 2002 and now 2005 (Always There). Visit his site www.briankennedy.co.uk - buy his latest music!

09 Nov

SIEGEL & MEINUNGER FOR SWITZERLAND

News from SF1, courtesy Ms. Anita Raaflaub

The Swiss entry, Vanilla Ninja, achieved an outstanding 8th place at this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Switzerland therefore qualifies directly for the 2006 final, which will be held in Athens on 20 May. The goal in Athens is once again to take one of the top spots and qualify directly for the final in 2007. With this objective in mind, a national jury has evaluated the proposals for Switzerland's 2006 entry and chosen the strongest and most promising song. The melody has been composed by Ralph Siegel, the words by Bernd Meinunger.

Composers from seven countries (Spain, the UK, France, Malta, Germany, Canada and Switzerland) had submitted their songs to SF DRS, TSR and TSI by the deadline for entries. A national jury then met to select a potential hit from all of the submitted songs. It is hoped that the chosen song will achieve a top-ten place in Athens on 20 May 2006, thereby qualifying Switzerland directly for the 2007 final.

The next step is to identify a performer with a strong voice, extensive live performance experience and a great stage presence. As soon as the final choice has been made, Switzerland's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 will be presented to the public.

Toni Wachter, Head of the Swiss delegation, remarked: «It goes without saying that we will also be considering strong Swiss voices among the possible performers.»

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13 Oct OIKOTIMES JUNIOR EUROPREDICTION - FROM 13 OCT 05

CLOSED - Result available - Romania to win!

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