24
March
2017

Jamala gets her own tulip!

Jamala gets her own tulip!

UKRAINE – A tulip in golden, orange and red tones has been named after the 2016 Eurovision winner Jamala at the start of the Ukraine Flower Expo in Kiev. The flower was specially created for the singer by Dutch tulip cultivator and exporter StoKolex. The singer shared her gratitude for having a flower named after her on her Facebook page.

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24
March
2017

Australia: Warhurst and Creasey new commentators

Australia: Warhurst and Creasey new commentators

Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey are the new Australian hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Radio host, presenter, and music buff Myf Warhurst, together with comedian and sequin buff Joel Creasey are the new duo who will host SBS’s broadcast, providing commentary at Eurovision.

SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid said: “Australians have embraced Eurovision since SBS’s first broadcast more than 30 years ago and as a nation, we feel incredible warmth and admiration for the countries, their cultures, the contest, and what it represents. Already loved by Australian audiences, Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst perfectly capture this spirit, and we’re thrilled to welcome them as SBS’s new Eurovision hosts.”

Long-time lounge room fans, first-time attendees, Myf and Joel will have their very first Eastern European taste of the world’s biggest song contest when they land on the ground in Kiev, Ukraine.

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24
March
2017

SBS announce Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey as new hosts

SBS is pleased to announce Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey are the new hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017! Radio host, presenter and music buff Myf Warhurst, together with comedian and….sequin buff Joel Creasey are the new duo who will host SBS’s broadcast, and provide commentary of the Semi Finals and Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest, May 12 – 14 on SBS.

SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid said: “Australians have embraced Eurovision since SBS’s first broadcast more than 30 years ago and as a nation, we feel incredible warmth and admiration for the countries, their cultures, the contest, and what it represents. Already loved by Australian audiences, Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst perfectly capture this spirit, and we’re thrilled to welcome them as SBS’s new Eurovision hosts.”

Long-time lounge room fans, first-time attendees, Myf and Joel will have their very first Eastern European taste of the world’s biggest song contest when they land on the ground in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Besides getting into the patriotic flag-waving spirit and guiding Australia through our Isaiah’s journey from Semi Final 1 to fingers-crossed-hold-your-breath glory at the Grand Final, our new duo will be immersing themselves in all the wonderful, and the more wacky parts of the contest. Myf and Joel will dive behind the scenes as 43 acts from around the world prepare to take the stage, hoping to win over the voting public and jury for those douze points.

Myf Warhurst said: “I truly fell in love with Eurovision back in 1998 when Guildo Horn performed a sweaty bell solo mid song for Germany, and from there, it was love at first sight. I’ve hosted Eurovision parties ever since. It was an honour to be a member of the Aussie voting jury last year, but now, getting into the arena and actually hosting the glittery Olympics of music…. It’s an absolute dream gig for me. I’m still pinching myself!”

Joel Creasey said: “I couldn’t be more ready to accept the job of Eurovision host, and give Aussies an all-access pass that I think we truly deserve as gatecrashers. I’ve started studying up on this years’ acts and am going to need to map out my plan of dressing rooms to sneak into backstage – I’ve got my eye on the Swedish backup dancers and Romanian rap yodelers at this point.”

The Eurovision Song Contest, 7.30pm, May 12 – 14 on SBS, with LIVE early morning broadcasts from May 10.

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24
March
2017

Latvia’s Triana Park are the latest confirmed act for the London Eurovision Party

Latvia’s Triana Park are the latest confirmed act for the London Eurovision Party

The 2017 London Eurovision Party is just a matter of days away. Nevertheless, we are thrilled to announce that Triana Park from Latvia are the latest act to be confirmed to perform at the Café de Paris on April 2nd!

In February, Triana Park were chosen as landslide winners of Supernova 2017. They won with more than 51% of the final vote after convincingly taken victory in both their heat and the semi-final too. Prior to their appearance in Supernova 2017, Triana Park had previously competed in the Latvian selection for Eurovision five times. These appearances came in consecutive years between 2008 and 2012. They regularly reached the final but never quite secured the victory… until now!

“Bringing creativity and positive energy”

The band consists of vocalist Agnese Rakovska, guitarist Artūrs Strautiņš, drummer Edgars Viļums and bassist Kristaps Ērglis. On their official Eurovision.tv profile, the band explain why participating in the Eurovision Song Contest is important for them:

“Eurovision is a great platform where you can present yourself and your art in a totally different way – the stage is enormous, it is an experience that can help evolve artists. Also it is crazy cool to represent your county among other countries and cultures. We see this event as a celebration of diversity and we will do our best to bring in a lot of creativity and positive energy!”

We can’t wait to witness that positive energy in London in less than two weeks time. See you there Triana Park!

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