The Norwegian broadcaster revealed the artists that will compete in the EM 25 Song Contest. Among them we can find eurovision artists (even winners) or former EM artists. Maria Mena - EM 24 winner will defend her title once again. Jannika B will once again fight for Finland.
A total of 36 submissions were received and in the next days our 'Fairness Committee' will examine all the songs to prevent cheating and breaking of the rules. The songs are expected to be revealed after New Year Eve in a special Radio Show.
You can find the complete list here + latest images of the artists.
A few months ago the Xmas Edition 2012 was launched and 14 countries tried their luck to get a new trophy. Tonight the results were revealed and the lucky winner this year is..... ROMANIA! Romania sent a traditional Xmas ballad which got the 2nd place in the Semifinal and scored 81 points in the Grand Final obtaining the 1st place.
Here are the full results:
Countries that 'almost' won. It's now time to find out the Results of the EM Season II Awards. We had two categories containing 3 polls each and the public had the chance to express their personal options:
"The best EM Edition" - EM 23 (27 votes)
"What punishment should suffer those who don't vote on time" - Automatic Disqualification (13 votes)
"What was the most innovative thing this season?" - Semifinals shows organized in the same day (27 votes)
"Countries that 'almost' won." - (73 votes)
1st: EM 14: Sweden Loreen - "My heart is refusing me - 11 votes
2nd: EM 13: Norway Nora Foss - "Somewhere Beautiful - 9 votes
3rd: EM 24: Finland Jenni Vartiainen - "Missä Muruseni On" - 9 votes
"Your Favorite Logo" - (27 votes) - EM 22
"Your favorite TOP 3 winners" - 84 votes
UK Sophie Ellis-Bextor - "Heartbreak" - 9 votes
Monaco David Guetta feat. Sia - "Titanium" - 9 votes
Spain Rocío Rivas - "Las Puertas Del Pasado" - 9 votes
Belgium revealed their hopefuls for the next EM Edition in Norway. The participants are:
1."Danny" - Kenji Minogue
2. "Koel me af" - Betty Owczarek
3. "Rien en apparence" - Sarina
4. "Take me home" - Katerine Avgoustakis
5. "Black video" - SX
TV2 - The Norwegian broadcaster confirmed today that they city which will hold the next EM edition will be Tromsø, situated in the North of Norway. Tromsø is a city and municipality in Troms county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Tromsø.Tromsø city is the ninth largest urban area in Norway by population, and the seventh largest city in Norway by population. It is the largest city and the largest urban area in Northern Norway, and the second largest city and urban area north of the Arctic Circle in Sápmi (following Murmansk). Most of Tromsø, including the city centre, is located on the small island of Tromsøya in the county of Troms, 350 kilometres (217 mi) north of the Arctic Circle.
Substantial parts of the urban area are also situated on the mainland to the east, and on parts of Kvaløya - a large island to the west. Tromsøya is connected to the mainland by the Tromsø Bridge and the Tromsøysund Tunnel, and to the island of Kvaløya by the Sandnessund Bridge. The city is warmer than most other places located on the same latitude, due to the warming effect of the Gulf Stream.
The city centre of Tromsø contains the highest number of old wooden houses in Northern Norway, the oldest house dating from 1789. The Arctic Cathedral, a modern church from 1965, is probably the most famous landmark in Tromsø. The city is a cultural centre for its region, several festivals taking place in the summer. Some of Norways most known musicians, Torbjørn Brundtland and Svein Berge of the electronica duo Röyksopp, both grew up and started their careers in Tromsø.