EOC 02 voting starts!
The voting of the second edition of the Europe Online Contest kicks off!
Who is going to win the competition?
Russia debuts at EOC 02!
Russia is competing for the first time in the Europe Online Contest, as the new Head of Delegation, Jose, has confirmed today its participation. The artist chosen for the Russian debut is Kristina Si with the song "Kosmos".
Gus Gus will fly the Icelandic flag
As the deadline to send the entries for the second edition comes closer, the Head of Delegation from Iceland has decided to select internally the famous band Gus Gus to represent the country with the song "Featherlight". Gusgus' music is eclectic, and although primarily classified as techno, trip hop, and house music, the band has experimented with numerous other styles. It has also remixed several famous artists, including Björk, Depeche Mode, Moloko, and Sigur Rós. In January 2004, GusGus released the song "Desire" with Ian Brown. A remix of the track "Purple" appeared on Paul Oakenfold's trance compilation Tranceport.
The band's name refers to the 1974 German film Ali: Fear Eats the Soul by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, where a female character is cooking couscous for her lover, pronouncing it Gusgus. The band regards it as a sex reference.
As of 2011 the band has sold over 700,000 copies worldwide.
It's Adelén for Spain!
Spain has decided to have an internal election the HoD, Alvaro, has decided to send Adelén with the song 'Bombo'. Adelén is only 21 years old but she is already an star; half Spanish and half Norwegian, she recorded several hits such as "Olé", which became an hymn for the World Cup in Brazil. She will try to improve Alvaro Soler's result and take the trophy to the sunny España!
23 countries are in. 6 days to go!
23 countries have already confirmed their participation for the second edition that will take place in Hamar, Norway. Will we achieve the same amount of participants as the other edition? We will try our best! Keep following.
Norway made their choice: it's Alida!
Alida has been internally chosen by the NRF and will be representing Norway in the Europe Online Contest in Hamar with the song 'Cool With It'.
Born October 11, 1991, on the countryside of Stavanger, Norway, singer/songwriter, Alida, grew up with dreams of performing music. Her first concerts started at an early age while she performed in front of multitudes of teddy bears lined up on her bed. At the age of nine she began singing into a tape recorder and listening to herself for fun. "I would spend hours everyday alone in my room just imitating artists I liked and singing some of the things I made." It wasn't until she was eleven that anyone heard her potential. After performing at a school talent show she received acclaim from her fellow students and teachers inspiring her to go on to a music high school where she received many opportunities to perform. She has been writing, singing and playing piano ever since. Currently, at the age of 21, she is working on her debut album with Producer Lars K. Hustoft. She writes indie-electro pop music, and is inspired by artists such as Imogen Heap, Local Natives, Daughter, Bon Iver and Feist.
11 countries (so far!)
11 countries have already confirmed their participation in the second edition of the Europe Online Contest that will be held in Hamar, Norway. More details will be revealed in the upcoming days!