18 Apr 19
Archy Worldys

Bilal Hassani in the center and, from top to bottom and left to right: Miki, John Lundvik, Mahmood, Duncan Laurence, Eliot, Katerine Duska. – Valery HACHE / AFP – José Irún – Sotarn – Attilio Cusani – Paul Bellaart – Wouter Struyf – Efi Gousi The final of Eurovision 2019 will be held in Tel […]

14 Apr 19

It’s been a curious week for our Eurovision stars. They’ve been sharing their experiences and day to day life on social media, so here we dive into the wonderful world of titbits. What have they been up to lately? Well, we know people have been meeting up – stars from today and acts from the […]

01 Apr 19

We are now on April Fools Day. As is tradition many spoof stories about Eurovision arise! But here at Xtra we want to take a different approach to proceedings by discussing the other “First of the Month” that’s close to our hearts. That being “Eurovision New Year” or 1st September to you locals out there. […]

29 Mar 19

We reached another Friday. This is not the only reason to celebrate, but we also get new tracks from your favorite Eurovision artists. On the following pages we will show you some of the new releases and hope these will make your weekend even better. So let’s not waste any more time and check out […]

18 Mar 19

To me, 2019 felt overwhelmed with internal selections. With over 15 songs presented in the last week before the Heads of Delegations on 11 March, I started wondering whether the death of the national final is upon us, and if so why? Why it matters? Eurovision prides itself in the fact that almost 200,000,000 people […]

15 Mar 19

It’s time for a new edition of the New Music Friday. We might have all the songs for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, but many artists from the Eurovision world released new songs this week. In this article we feature some of them and present them here for you on the following pages. Enjoy and […]

15 Mar 19
Pif Paf Blog

Having covered the semi finals earlier this week, it’s now time to wave the magic wand and cherry pick my ideal automatic qualifiers. Given that these nations are under no pressure of an early exit, they are in a uniquely advantageous position of qualifying no matter what they send. Sometimes that comes across… FRANCE 🇫🇷 […]

13 Mar 19
Pif Paf Blog

On Monday I ran through my choice cuts from entries that could have been chosen for semi final one. The songs that could have, if all had gone to plan, formed my ideal Tuesday night in May. Today it’s time to rake over semi final two and plot my would-be perfect Thursday. DENMARK 🇩🇰 Out – Love […]

12 Mar 19

The national final season is over. Back in December, Albania were the first to choose their entry through Festivali i Këngës. Since then, we’ve had many Super Saturdays. The final show of the season came from Stockholm this weekend, where Melodifestivalen found its winner in John Lundvik. Throughout the season, we have all managed to […]

12 Mar 19

He might be overjoyed after winning Melodifestivalen last weekend, but John Lundvik has revealed that he was due to compete in the selection in previous years before losing his place twice. This includes 2017, where Loreen was added to the competition at the very last minute. Missed opportunities Speaking to Aftonbladet, John spoke about what […]

10 Mar 19
Mr Eurovision Australia

10 March 2019 John Lundvik with Too Late For Love annihilated the field to win Melodifestivalen 2019 and his place at the Eurovision Song Contest of 2019 in Tel Aviv. Lundvik was the anointed one the moment it was revealed he would perform last in the fourth and final semi final, built momentum with direct […]