Monday, September 29, 2014

Sanremo winner to represent Italy in Eurovision / El ganador de Sanremo representará a Italia en Eurovisión



It's been reported today the winner of the Sanremo festival will represent Italy one more time in the upcoming contest. Every year the same concept is running and this year nothing changes too. The dates of the festival are still unknown. It's believed to be held in February like every year again. 

(Spanish)

Hoy se ha reportado que el ganador del festival Sanremo representará a Italia otra vez en el próximo concurso. Cada año el mismo concepto se hace y este año nada cambia también. Las fechas del festival aún no se saben. Se cree que el festival se organice en febrero.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Macedonia announces its candidates for Skopje Fest / Macedonia anuncia sus candidatos para Skopje Fest




Macedonia announces its candidates for Skopje Fest which is the festival created to select the Macedonian entry for Eurovision 2015. Amongst the candidates, there are Tamara Todevska who represented the country in 2008 and Vlatko Ilievski who represented the country in 2011. The songs will be performed in Macedonian and if the winner wants to sing in English in the contest, he/she will be able to sing it. The festival will be held on November 12nd. Here are the candidates of Macedonia:

(Spanish)

Macedonia ha anunciado sus candidates para Skopje Fest, que es el festival creado para seleccionar el tema macedoniano para Eurovisión 2015. Hay dos cantantes famosos entre los candidatos. Una es Tamara Todevska que representó al país en 2008 y el otro es Vlatko Iliveski que representó al país en 2011. Las canciones serán actuados en el idioma macedoniano y si el ganador quiere cantar en inglés, él o ella podrán cantar así. El festival se celebrará en 12 de noviembre. Aquí los candidatos de Macedonia:

  1. Risto Samardziev & Vlatko Ilievski – “North–South”
  2. Lena Zatkoska – “Hello”
  3. Aleksandra Janeva – “In your world”
  4. Nade Talevska – “I know”
  5. Sanja Gjoshevska – “I want to fly”
  6. Viktorija Loba – “I’m missing someone like you”
  7. Goran Naumovski & Sanja Kerkez – “A moment without you”
  8. Lidija Kochovska & Marjan Stojanovski – “Sunshine through the clouds”
  9. Vera Jankovikj – “I want to fly”
  10. Evgenija Chanchalova – “If I don’t love you”
  11. Daniel Kajmakoski – “Perfect storm”
  12. Tamara Todevska – “Sinking ship”
  13. Aleksandar Tarabunov & Toni Mihajlovski – “Maria”
  14. Dimitar Andonovski – “Everything I promised”
  15. Verica Pandilovska – “Just for you”
  16. Tanja Carovska – “I miss you like hell”
  17. Myatta – “Deep down inside me”
  18. Joce Panov – “Neither “L” from love”
  19. Aleksandra Mihova – “Heart keeps memories”
  20. Sasho Gigov–Gish – “Blues”


Friday, September 19, 2014

Ukraine withdraws from Eurovision / Ucrania se retira de Eurovisión



Today, Ukrainian national broadcaster has announced on their official web site that Ukraine will not participate in the following contest held in Vienna due to financial reasons. Even if the country doesn't participate this year, the national television will broadcast all the contest. Ukraine will most likely return to the contest in 2016 after a-year break.

Last year, Ukraine came 6th with Mariya Yaremchuk singing "Tick-Tock" in Copenhagen, Denmark.

(Spanish)

Hoy, la televisión nacional de Ucrania ha anunciado en su página oficial que el país no participará en el próximo festival que se organizará en Vienna a causa de los problemos ecónomicos. Aunque el país no participe este año, la televisión nacional va a dar todo el concurso. Se cree que Ucrania va a regresar al festival en 2016 después de un descanso.

El año pasado, Ucrania fue sexto con Mariya Yaremchuk que cantó "Tick Tock" en Copenhague, Denmark.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Serbia is back in Eurovision! / Serbia regresa a Eurovisión!



Today, Serbia has sent its application to take part in the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. With the preliminary application they've made, they can withdraw from the contest without a penalty. Their participation isn't very clear yet. If they don't find any fund for the contest, they will not participate again.

Serbia last participated in the contest in 2013 with Moje 3 and they didn't qualify for the final in Malmö, Sweden with the song "Ljubav je svuda"

(Spanish)

Hoy, Serbia ha enviado su aplicación para participar en la próxima edición del festival de Eurovisión. Con la aplicación que hicieron, pueden retirar del festival sin sanción. Su participación todavía no está claro. Si no encuentran un apoyo económico para el concurso, el país no participará otra vez.

Serbia participó en el festival última vez en 2013 con Moje 3 y ellas no se clasificaron para la final en Malmo, Suecia con su canción "Ljubav je svuda"



Thursday, September 11, 2014

Vienna 2015 slogan revealed; ''Building Bridges''




ORF, the host broadcaster, has revealed the official slogan for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest;  
''Building Bridges''





There were hundreds of proposals to ORF for the slogan, both internally and externally. In the end, it was "Building Bridges" that was picked to be the most suitable one for the next contest by the organisers.

Jon Ola Sand , executive supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest , says: "It's a great slogan that captures what the Eurovision Song Contest has been all about since 1956 - bringing people together. We are looking forward to continue building with our colleagues in Austria for the next eight months - it will be the biggest bridge ORF has ever built!"



Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Bosnia and Herzegovina sends its application to return to the contest / Bosnia y Herzegovina envia su aplicación para regresar al festival de Eurovisión



Today it was reported that Bosnian national broadcaster BHRT sent its application to come back to the contest held in Austria in 2015. Whether the country will participate accurately in the contest will be announced in a month.

Last year Bosnia and Herzegovina announced its return for Eurovision 2014 held in the Danish capital Copenhagen but later it was reported that they wouldn't return to the competition.

The country was represented by Maya Sar with the song "Korake ti znam" and came 15th with 55 points in Baku.

(Spanish)

Hoy se informó que la televisión nacional de Bosnia y Herzegovina, BHRT envió su aplicación para regresar a la próxima edición del festival de Eurovisión que se llevará a cabo en Viena, la capital de Austria en 2015. Si el país participa en el festival será anunciado dentro de un mes.

El año pasado Bosnia y Herzegovina anunció su regreso a Eurovisión 2014 que se celebró en Copenhague pero después se informó que el país no volverían al concurso.

El país fue representado por Maya Sar con su canción "Korake ti znam" y fue decimoquinto con 55 puntos en Bakú.



Monday, September 8, 2014

Alemania anuncia detalles de su preselección para Eurovision 2015: Unser Song Für Österreich


La cadena alemana, NDR ha anunciado que su preselección nacional, Unser Canción Für Österreich para el Festival de la Canción de Eurovisión 2015  se llevará a cabo el 5 de marzo del próximo año.

La preselección contará con la participación de 7 artistas consagrados y conocidos por el público alemán cuyas casas disqueras enviarán las propuestas, y además un artista novel que será seleccionado por el público dentro de una preselección que se celebraría en Hamburgo el 19 de febrero y que contempla a 10 participantes, estos 10 participantes serían escogidos por el cantante Andreas Bourani, quien haría las veces de mentor en esta pequeña selección.

En Hamburgo también se celebrará la final y contará con la conducción de Barbara Schöneberger como presentadora.












Barbara Schöneberger.


Este año se utilizó el mismo formato y las ganadoras fueron las integrantes del grupo Elaiza que ocupó la 18va posición con 39 puntos en Copenhague.








The impossible Turkish entry for Eurovision 2015 revealed / Revelado el tema turco que no podrá estar en Eurovisión 2015



TRT, the Turkish national broadcaster, announced last week that Turkey would not return to the contest in 2015. The decision made Turkish eurofans quite sad. After the decision was announced, Kenan Williams who was supposed to represent Turkey in the following contest revealed his entry composed for the contest.

You can listen to the song right here:

I Believe

(Spanish)

TRT, la televisión nacional turca, anunció la semana pasada que Turquía no volvería a Eurovisión en 2015. La decisión entristeció a los eurofans turcos. Después de que la decisión se anunciara, Kenan Williams que estaba interesado en representar al país en el próximo festival reveló su canción preparada para el festival.

Pueden escucharla desde aquí:

I Believe

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sertab Erener: We need to let the people hear our voice.


Sertab Erener - the one and only Turkish singer who won the Eurovision trophy - has given a short interview just before her concert in İstanbul. A couple days ago, Turkish broadcaster TRT announced that Turkey won't turn back to Eurovision next year, again. When a journalist asked her about the decision of TRT, she said;

"I think that Eurovision is an important tradition and Turkey has to be on Eurovision stage as well. We need to let the people hear our voice. "

Sertab Erener obviously seems like she doesn't agree with TRT. What about the participant? Sertab has an answer for this question, too.

"If Turkey decides to take a part on Eurovision again, Model -a very famous rock band in Turkey- should represent Turkey on the contest. Because I'm in love with them, I mean each of them and I'm absolutely sure of Model wins the contest."

For those who don't recognize Model, you may check this and this out.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Turkey will not return to Eurovision in 2015 / Turquía no volverá a Eurovisión en 2015



Turkey will not return to Eurovision in 2015

It's now official! TRT, the Turkish national broadcaster, general manager İbrahim Şahin announces that Turkey will not participate in Eurovision 2015 held in Austrian capital Vienna.

The last time Turkey participated in the contest was in 2012 and the country was represented by Can Bonomo coming 7th in the final with the song "Love me back"


(Spanish)

Turquía no volverá a Eurovisión en 2015

¡Está es oficial ahora! TRT, la televisión turca nacional, el jefe Ibrahim Sahin anuncia que Turquía no volverá al festival en 2015 que será organizado en Viena, la capital de Austria.

La última vez Turquía participó en el concurso fue en 2012 y el país fue representado por el cantante llamado Can Bonomo que fue séptimo en la final con su canción "Love me back"

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Eurovision 2015 tickets will go on sale in November



Eurovision 2015 tickets will go on sale in November

It was reported that Eurovision 2015 tickets would go on sale in mid-November. Approximately 100.000 tickets will be prepared for the contest. The tickets only will be sold via an official ticketing partner which will be determined by the host broadcaster ORF. 

Source: Eurovision.tv

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Intervision 2014 cancelled



Intervision Song Contest cancelled

It was reported that Intervision Song Contest which is traditional song contest of Russia had been cancelled in 2014 and it will take place in spring 2015 making it Intervision 2015.

Only six countries including China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the host country Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan had already confirmed their participation. It was supposed to be held in Sochi, Russia in October, the exact date wasn't clear. The contest was also cancelled a few times before in the history.

The reason why the contest was cancelled is the conflicts between Russia and Ukraine.

Wiener Stadthalle to host Eurovision Song Contest 2015



On August 6, 2014, the Wiener Stadthalle was chosen to be the host venue for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015Let's find out more about Wiener Stadthalle;

Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna.

Wiener Stadthalle is an indoor arena, located in the 15th district of Vienna, Austria. The arena has an overall seating capacity of approximately 16,000 people.

The arena comprises of 6 halls: A and B (gymnasiums), C (ice arena), D (main hall, mostly for concerts ), E (for smaller events) and F for more intimate concerts. In 1974, the additional Stadthallenbad, a public swimming pool, was built.

Semifinals of Eurovision 2015 to be held on the May 19 and May 21 and the final on the night of 23rd May 2015.

MORE: Conchita congratulates Vienna for hosting Eurovision 2015.





Monday, September 1, 2014

Ya disponible los logos de todos los países!

Eurovision.tv que es la página oficial del festival de Eurovisión ha publicado los logos nuevos de todos los países que han participado al menos una vez en la historia del concurso. 

Pueden encontrarlos desde aquí:

Logos

Turkey to debut at ABU TV Song Festival!


Turkey to debut at ABU TV Song Festival 2014 held in Macau, China on October 25th. The country will be represented by maNga who represented Turkey and came 2nd in Eurovision 2010 with the song "We could be the same". The band to perform their brand new single "Fazla aşkı olan var mı?" which means "Is there anyone who haves much love?"

Turkey also withdrew from Eurovision in 2012 by disagreeing jury votes and big five countries format and they still don't participate in the contest.

There are also some rumours about a possible Turkish return to the contest. It will be announced officially in September or October.

Europassion opens!


Good evening Europe!

Europassion opens officially right now. Welcome!

I set up this blog on May 3rd, 2014 to bring latest news from Eurovision World. I'm Mustafa Fidan who is founder of Europassion and I became editor on a few websites about Eurovision Song Contest and now I've decided to create mine. I called it "Europassion" as it's like a passion for me since 2003, when my country Turkey won the contest. The blog looks a little bit simple but it doesn't matter for me. It doesn't need to be complicated. Some asked me why I decided to publish in English and Spanish. We work internationally, not nationally. This is the reason why I did like this. We are the first blog to publish in Spanish and English in Turkey. I just wanted to bring an innovation to Eurovision World. As of today, you will know what happens in Eurovision World lately from our team. Well, who are we? And I proudly present the team to you:

Mustafa Fidan from Turkey (English-Spanish) - Chief Editor
Karoliina Rautava from Finland (English) - Editor
Onur Kara from Turkey (English-Spanish) - Editor
Luis Angel Perez Ruiz from Colombia (Spanish) - Editor
Ersan Yılmaz from Turkey (English)- Editor
Yasin Tarlacı (English) - Editor