Fan of the day: Kylie Wilson

The ultimate fan behavior is traveling to as many national finals as possible and getting tickets for every preview party and every live show in May including dress rehearsals, says Kylie Wilson. Guess that makes her pretty close to an ultimate fan – or part of the Eurovision royalty, we’d say. Let’s present her to you:

– Name, age, where are you from?

– Kylie Wilson. 29. Wales, UK via New Zealand.

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Interview: SunStroke Project on visiting the night clubs of Ukraine, making babies and being an epic sax guy

In a year of bad news from various countries in the East, some messages are more appreciated than others. Like the fact that SunStroke Project are back for Eurovision! What a joyous moment in GEE headquarters when this was first announced. And in spite of a rather disturbing music video, we are still eager to see these funky guys hit the grand stage again. But first a little chat, of course. Delivered directly to you from the dark corner offices of Chisinau.

These days SunStroke Project are trying out new and exiting things. Like looking really grumpy whenever there is a photographer around.

– Guys! Congratulations on a fabulous win in Moldova! We are extremely happy to see you returning to Eurovision! What happened in your career since you left in Oslo in 2010?

– Thank you! Since we left Oslo in 2010 we have finished working on our second album. We have opened our music label Ragoza Music, opened our own sound recording music studio and of course made children.
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Fan of the day: Pierpaolo Tieri

– Music is a universal language, that must be used to unite us, says Pierpaolo Tieri. We couldn’t agree more. Also, we love getting to know all the different fans so we wanted to share them with you, so please welcome Pierpaolo:

– Name, age, occupation, where are you from?

– Hi Eurovision fans, I’m Pierpaolo Tieri, I’m 23 years old and I come from Atessa, Chieti, Abruzzi, Italy and I’m unemployed. I have been blind since birth. I use a vocal synthesizer that allows me to hear what’s written on the screen, except for the images and photos.

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Fan of the day: Bartłomiej Wasilewski

Time to look a bit further East for all the fans to be found there. Our focus on a few of the fabulous Poles in this competition over the years, has also introduced us some equally fabulous fans. This lovely fellah even cares about women’s rights, which is not always prioritized in Euro Club, come to think of it. Meet Bartek:

– Name, age, occupation, where are you from?

– I’m Bartłomiej, shorter version of my name is Bartek. I’m 23 years old from small town in Northern Poland called Biskupiec. Anyway, I study tourism at Univeristy in Olsztyn.

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Fan of the day: David Elder

Time to introduce the best Scotland has ever come up with. And no, we are not talking about Lulu or The Loch Ness Monster or single malt whisky. But about David Elder, of course. Quite possibly our favorite encounter ever in this contest. At least if we count Marco Mengoni out. If you haven’t met him you haven’t been to a Eurovision final, as he as been to them all. And nothing would be the same if he wasn’t there. Lads and gents, meet Sir David:

King and queen of Eurovision. We bet Celine still dreams of this moment. Lucky her.

– Good Evening, David. Tell the world about yourself!

– Well, Good Evening, Europe! My name is David and I’m a 6 foot plus Scotsman with dark brown eyes, size eleven feet and a pair of hips that just love to swivel in time with some good Scandi Schlager! Continue reading

Fan of the day: Tomas Nevergreen

During Eurovision events we always meet a lot of fabulous artists, of course. Some we forget as soon as the show ends, but some always stay with us. Luckily they also stay with Eurovision. Tomas Nevergreen almost won with a Tomas G:Son song back in the days. We proudly present him as today’s Eurovision fan:

Betcha this guy has never been to Crimea. He doesn’t even need a visa for Ukraine, come to think of it. You know who to call, Russia.

– Name, age, occupation, where are you from?

– I am Tomas Nevergreen. I represented Denmark at the ESC in Oslo in 2010 with the song “In a Moment Like This” together with Christina Chanee. I’m a singer a musician and producer of music. My latest song is called “Pick up the phone” (which we love very much, mind you. Why exactly aren’t YOU representing Russia? Or Denmark even? editor’s comment),

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Fan of the day: Alessandro Banti

There are more Italians on our radar when the best fans in Eurovision are to be presented. This year is Alessandro Banti’s 10th Eurovision live and we’ll be happy to see him in Kyiv. Won’t we also be happy for this guy to see his fellow country man Francesco win on the big stage?

Name, age, occupation, where are you from?

Alessandro Banti, 50 next July, journalist and office worker for a telephone company, born and live in Pisa (Italy)

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Fan of the day: Tahir Aliyev

Time to remind you fans very often have a professional role at the Eurovision events as well. Or was it the other way around? Either way, here’s our favorite TV producer, Tahir Aliyev. We are really sorry he won’t be joining us in Kyiv this year, as last time we saw him he showed up with 200 bottles of cognac in the press center. Also, we figure Tahir must be pretty good at his job, as he always make us do unquestionable things in the name of Azerbaijan, even when we weren’t exactly fans to begin with. Stay warned as we introduce him to you:

Name, age, occupation, where are you from (we will welcome alternative facts here if needed)?

Tahir Aliyev, 38, Senior TV and Sports Broadcast Producer , Baku, Azerbaijan.

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