Good Evening Europe is a Norwegian fansite about Eurovision, written in English by Guri Idsø Viken and Astrid Foldal. We are communications professionals and writers and have shared our passion for Eurovision for years.
We both grew up in the beautiful middle of nowhere, and as kids, the annual Eurovision final was our only share of glamour. Life has later become somewhat more glamorous, but still nothing can beat the extravaganza of the Eurovision grand final. Eurovision moments are meant to be shared, and we give you our thoughts on the songs, the artists, the show, the costumes, the drama and everything else which makes this contest so absolutely wonderful.
Throughout the last 8 years, we’ve had amazing experiences as part of the events meeting fantastic artists, joining extravagant parties and seeing the truly amazing shows. We try our best to share these moments with our readers on this site. Two performances stand out: One being the utter fabulous Marco Mengoni singing “L’Essenziale” for Italy in 2013. The other being one that can never be beaten: Conchita’s “Rise Like a Phoenix” in the second semi final of 2014. You had to be there to fully get it and we’ll always be happy that we were.
We keep on chasing more goosebumps for you.
Astrid’s three favorite Eurovision entries at the moment are: “Främling” by Carola (Sweden, 1983), “I treni di Tozeur” by Alice & Battiato (Italy, 1984) and “Dancing Lasha Tumbai” by Verka Serduchka (Ukraine, 2007).
Guri’s three favorite Eurovision entries at the moment are: “Insieme: 1992” by Toto Cutugno (Italy 1990), “Poupée de cire poupée de son” by France Gall (Luxembourg, 1965) and “Opa” by Giorgos Alkaios and friends (Greece, 2010).
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Phone: +47 952 56 474 / +47 952 72 413
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Jeg ved ikke om i har set denne video, men tænkte at jeg lige ville dele den med jer alligevel 😉 Det er en musikvideo der er baseret på New Tomorrow fra A friend in London.
Hei Nicki. Fin video. Fint at noen lager sanger om noe annet enn tåredryppende kjærlighet, særlig i disse dager. Go Denmark!
Hi i thought you might find this charity event interesting
WEST END EUROVISION 2012
in aid of The Make A Difference Trust.
This late night show pays tribute to the Eurovision Song Contest and sees West End shows competing against each other singing past Eurovision songs, aiming to win the votes of the audience, the competing Entries judging panels and the celebrity judging panel.
Each participating Show must produce a fully costumed performance of a past Eurovision Song Contest song, which has not previously been performed in West End Eurovision, and an accompanying Video Ident. Film.
Previous celebrity judges have included: Graham Norton, Cheryl Baker (Bucks Fizz), Sally Ann Triplett (Bardo), Katrina Leskanich (Katrina & The Waves), Arlene Phillips, Frances Ruffelle, Sheridan Smith, Justin Lee Collins, Heart 106.2’s Toby Anstis, and producer, David Ian.
The show also features a special guest appearance by a past original Eurovision Song Contest entrant. Previous performances have included: Scooch, Nicki French, Bardo & The Original Bucks Fizz.
full details at http://www.madtrust.org.uk
The 57th Eurovision song contest is very near and the preparations are in the final stage. The Cypriot delegation leaves for Baku Azerbaijan tomorrow May 12th 2012.
Cyprus will be represented this year by 18 year old Ivi Adamou with the song “La la love”
Writers/composers : Alex Papaconstantinou, Bjorn Djupstrom, Alexandra Zakka and Viktor Svenssonr
The five people to perform along with Ivi Adamou in Baku are:
•Bjorn Djupstrom (vocalist)
•Tatiana Demetriadou and Olga Pilaki (dancers)
•Victoria Taylor and Wiveca Hartmann Knudsen (vocalists and dancers)
The team in charge of the Cypriot number in Eurovision 2012 are Apollon Papatheocharis (director), Chali Jennings (choreographer), Helena Patroclou (vocal coach, Cypriot 1991 Eurovision representative), Grigoris Pirpylis (makeup), Stephanos Vasilakis (hair), Fani Xenofontos (fashion designer), Notis Panagiotou (styling), Li la lo (jewelery) and Malvina Markopoulou (Sony Music Greece representative). The Cypriot delegation will be fronted by Evi Papamichael and Kleitos Kleitou (head and deputy head of delegation respectively).
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