Esctoday.com was not the only site with an April Fools joke, yesterday. Gylleneskor.se wrote that Carola would take Belgian backings to Athens, as Belgian representative Kate Ryan takes Swedish backing singers to the Eurovision Song Contest. DotEurovision.com, together with a Finnish newspaper, wrote that Lordi was banned from Cypriot television because the video was too shocking for children. Both stories appeared not to be true… April Fools!
Esctoday.com received many April Fools day-related stories yesterday. In fact, we are still reading them! One of our members wrote that Cypriot representative Annet Artani doesn't have a European passport and therefor cannot take part in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. Someone else wrote that Italian broadcaster RAI is planning an international Sanremo contest, to satisfy the western European countries that cannot cope with the growing influence of eastern European countries.
Still reading the stories, we will most likely publish the best three stories we received! In a poll, you can vote for the best story, the winner will receive a copy of the Official 2006 Eurovision Song Contest Fan Book!