What are the participants of this year's Eurovision Song Contest up to? Some short news about several of this year's participants!
LT United, representing Lithuania with We are the winners, opened their new international website at winnersofeurovision.com. Modest as ever… Dutch participants Treble continued their tour through all 37 participating countries, crossing Ireland and the United Kingdom, where they gave several street performances.
After visiting Romania, Moldova, Malta, Greece and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cypriot representative Annet Artani completed her tour through the Baltic states as well. Oikotimes.com revealed that Konstantinos Andronikou, Keanna Johnson, Anna Iliadou, Riana Athanasiou and Giorgos Georgiou will accompany the good-looking singer on stage in Athens.
Although chosen to represent Finland weeks ago, Lordi suddenly made it to the international press. Newspapers from Belgium, the Netherlands and even Australia cover the band's Eurovision Song Contest participation widely. The 'horrific' band strikes back to those who claim that they are “honouring the devil”, claiming that they would not name their song Hard rock hallelujah in that case. Some even claim that KGB agents hide behind the shocking masks of the band. For once we say: dream on!
And finally, some news from the land of spokespersons and commentators! Isabel Angelino, known as presenter of the Portuguese votes, will accompany Nonstop in Athens as commentator for RTP. Heikki Paasonen and Jaana Pelkonen will commentate for the Finnish broadcaster YLE, Nina Tapio will announce the Finnish vote. Cornald Maas will act as the Dutch commentator, while Paul de Leeuw will announce the Dutch points.
UPDATE: The dress for Belgian Eurovision Song Contest representative Kate Ryan will be made by Boris and Tomas of Art of Vanity. A female silhouette will be combined with silk and Swarovski christals. Art of Vanity is a well-known design agency in the Belgian showbizz.