Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Opera singer wins Swedish Eurovision entry

Swedish opera singer Malena Ernman won the Melodifestivalen contest and will represent Sweden in Moscow for the Eurovision Song Contest.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

European Broadcasting Union rejects Georgia Eurovision entry

The Eurovision Song Contest reference group has reviewed the Georgian submission for the 2009 competition and, earlier than expected, has issued a decision. The song selected in Georgia's national final, We don't wanna put in by Stephane and 3G will not be allowed to participate at the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow.
The song appears to have clear political meaning and is has been widely seen in international and local media as an attack on the Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin. The song is in breach of the Eurovision Song Contest rules and will not be allowed to take part in the competition.
The article on includes a Youtube video of the song.