Live from Lisbon, it’s the Grand Final, Saturday, May 12th @ Hardware

The Grand Final is almost here and EurovisioNYC is hosting its biggest ever party, Saturday, May 12th (2pm-7pm) at Hardware Bar (48th&10th)

 We are gearing up and super excited for this year's Grand Final and we cannot wait to found out who will take the trophy home (or will Portugal pull a double?). NYC’s hottest DJ and Eurovision lover, DJ OhRicky, will warm us up with  his Eurovision playlist before the live show starts at 3pm sharp. 

 Be sure to also invite your friends and other Eurovision lovers to our new community page.

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Hey New York! It's the Grand Final, Saturday, May 12th @ Hardware

The Grand Final is almost here and EurovisioNYC is hosting its biggest ever party, Saturday, May 12th (2pm-7pm) at Hardware Bar (48th&10th)

 We still can't believe a year has passed since that magical moment in Kyiv when Portugal, for the first time, won the contest with Salvador Sobarl's beautiful Ama pelos Dois.

But we are gearing up and super excited for this year's Grand Final, and we cannot wait to found out who will take the trophy home (or will Portugal pull a double?).

The party kicks off at 2pm when NYC’s hottest DJ and Eurovision lover, DJ OhRicky, warms us up with  his Eurovision playlist before the live show starts at 3pm sharp. 

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Be sure to also invite your friends and other Eurovision lovers to our new community page.

NYC, All Aboard! Celebrate Eurovision this Saturday, 4/21 @ Hardware

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 The April edition of the NYC monthly Eurovision party, EurovisioNYC, is taking place this coming Saturday, the 21st (3pm-7pm) at Hardware Bar (48th&10th)

 NYC’s hottest DJ and Eurovision lover, DJ OhRicky, is finalizing his playlist which also includes your requests as posted on our Facebook page this past week. We will also get to dance and party to this year’s entries as well as some of our ESC favorites and classics. Judging by our previous events, you definitely don’t want to miss this one!

Be sure to also invite your friends and other Eurovision lovers to our new community page.

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Conchita Wurst just reminded us how brave she is and how much we ❤️ Her!

Earlier today, Conchita Wurst, who won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest,  took to Instagram and went public with her HIV status.

Conchita, the alter ego of Austrian artist Tom Neuwirt, shared with her followers that she has been HIV+ for many years, and decided to come out with this news following a threat by one of her ex boyfriends to out her.

In a very emotional statement the 2014 ESC winners writes: “Today is the day I am free from the Sword of Damocles for the rest of my life: I have been HIV positive for many years. This is actually irrelevant to the public, but an ex-boyfriend threatens to go public with this information, and I will not give anyone the right to frighten me and influence my life in the future. Since I received the diagnosis, I am in medical treatment, and for many years without interruption under the detection limit [undetectable], so not able to pass on the virus.” 

Conchita continues to say: “ Coming out is better than being outed by someone else. I hope to have the courage to fight stigmatization of people who have become infected by HIV, either through their own behaviour or through no fault of their own.

‘To my fans: the information about my HIV status may be news to you – my status is not! I’m well and I’m stronger, more motivated and liberated than ever. Thank you for your support!’‘ 

Conchita’s statement is a good reminder of how much we love her, and how brave she is. HIV, despite becoming a controlled and manageable chronic disease, is still stigmatized in our society. Find out how you can help break the stigma by clicking HERE and don’t forget to FOLLOW Conchita on IG and LIKE her post.

heute ist der tag gekommen, mich für den rest meines lebens von einem damoklesschwert zu befreien: ich bin seit vielen jahren hiv-positiv. das ist für die öffentlichkeit eigentlich irrelevant, aber ein ex-freund droht mir, mit dieser privaten information an die öffentlichkeit zu gehen, und ich gebe auch in zukunft niemandem das recht, mir angst zu machen und mein leben derart zu beeinflussen. seit ich die diagnose erhalten habe, bin ich in medizinischer behandlung, und seit vielen jahren unterbrechungsfrei unter der nachweisgrenze, damit also nicht in der lage, den virus weiter zu geben. ich wollte aus mehreren gründen bisher nicht damit an die öffentlichkeit gehen, nur zwei davon will ich hier nennen: der wichtigste war mir meine familie, die seit dem ersten tag bescheid weiss und mich bedingungslos unterstützt hat. ihnen hätte ich die aufmerksamkeit für den hiv-status ihres sohnes, enkels und bruders gerne erspart. genauso wissen meine freunde seit geraumer zeit bescheid und gehen in einer unbefangenheit damit um, die ich jeder und jedem betroffenen wünschen würde. zweitens ist es eine information, die meiner meinung nach hauptsächlich für diejenigen menschen von relevanz ist, mit denen sexueller kontakt infrage kommt. coming out ist besser als von dritten geoutet zu werden. ich hoffe, mut zu machen und einen weiteren schritt zu setzen gegen die stigmatisierung von menschen, die sich durch ihr eigenes verhalten oder aber unverschuldet mit hiv infiziert haben. an meine fans: die information über meinen hiv-status mag neu für euch sein – mein status ist es nicht! es geht mir gesundheitlich gut, und ich bin stärker, motivierter und befreiter denn je. danke für eure unterstützung!

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Eurovision in concert brings the house down!

Amsterdam’s Eurovision in Concert celebrated its Tenth Anniversary big time. Or should we say, in XL Size! More than 2,000 fans and music lovers from all across Europe gathered last night to welcome thirty two of the forty three 2018 Eurovision artists. And they brought the House down! 

All the artists brought their A Game but it was actually the Brit who stole the show. And  on French territory.  SuRie from the UK was a showstopper when she stepped into the shoes of France’s Emilie Satt. Émilie, the Madame of Madame Monsieur, fell ill just before traveling to Amsterdam, and the French duo performance was in jeopardy. But BLESS SuRie. She took the stage with Mr. Monsieur and together performed a beautiful version of their hit, Merci, in English. We were at awe how quickly SuRie learned the English version by heart, and her performance was spotless and effortless . Kudos. 

Last night’s show was a good reminder why we love Eurovision, and how it continues to bring us all together, music lovers, friends, and even rivals. 

Update: You can now watch a recap of the three hour show right from the Eurovision.tv official YouTube channel.  

Amsterdam brings Eurovision in XL size!

The last pit stop on the journey to Lisbon brings us  tonight  to Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Organized by a team of dedicated Dutch fans since 2009, the celebratory tenth anniversary of Eurovision in Concert (EiC) secured 32 of the 43 ESC 2018 participating countries, the biggest preEurovision event this season!

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And  apparently, Eurovision comes in different sizes and tonight it’s going to be an Extra Large one as this concert is hosted in one of the largest venues Amsterdam has to offer. What a fantastic way to mark the show’s tenth anniversary.

Eurovision In Concert is taking place at AFAS Live,  The show starts at 8pm local time, (2pm Eastern). You can follow the livestream on Eurovision in Concert Facebook Page .

 

 

Jaw dropping! Saara Aalto releases multilingual Monsters. And it’s beautiful.

We woke up this morning to a big surprise. Finnish Ambassador to Portugal, the gorgeous Saara Aalto, who sadly missed Israel Calling, dropped a new piano acoustic version of her hit Monsters. And it’s beautiful!

With Eurovision just a few weeks away (gosh, time is flying), Saara released a new multilingual version of Monsters in all 34 languages represented at ESC this year of all 43 participating countries. Yes! And not only that, the video clip of this version of the song,  which leaves no doubt of Saara’s excellent vocals, was shot in one camera take,  and she clearly memorized all the words cause we cannot see any notes in front of her! 

Finland is participating at the First Semi Final of the Eurovision Song Contest, taking place on May 8th. With Monsters, Saara is one of the favorites to slay her way to the Final in May 12th. 

 

 

Eurovision Rocks Tel Aviv at the biggest pre-ESC Concert ever!

This was  the night! arlier today, the biggest open air pre-Eurovision concert took place in Tel Aviv, israel. 25 of the 43 ESC 2018 participants took the stage with their lisbon entries in front of close to 20,000 eager fans, ESC followers and music lovers.

Netta Barzilai,  israel’s delegate to  Lisbon, brought the House down with her hit TOY which is currently leading the charts, and is one of the favorites to win it all next month!

The event took place at one of Tel Aviv’s most central locations, Rabin Square, which is adjacent to the iconic Tel Aviv Municipality.  The show also paid tribute to Izhar Cohen, the first Israeli Eurovision winner (1978).  

You can watch the full show on the Israel Calling Facebook page . 

 

 

Tonight! Israel Calling Live Eurovision Concert in Tel Aviv

  

This is the night! The biggest open air pre-Eurovision concert is taking place tonight, 10 April in Tel Aviv, israel. 25 of the 43 ESC 2018 participants are already in israel promoting their entries and enjoying some much needed sun and warm Israeli hospitality. The open air concert is taking place in Rabin Sqaure adjacent to Tel Aviv Municipality, entrance is free. You  can and should follow all of Israel  Calling’s events this week and of course the livestream of the show (starting at 8pm local time, 6pm GMT, 1pm Eastern) on the Israel Calling Facebook page.  

 

 

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London brings Eurovision artists a step closer to Lisbon

 When it comes to Eurovision, London delivers and knows how to party!

19 artists from the ESC2018 lineup embraced the stage of Cafe de Paris for the eleventh London Eurovision Party (April 5th). Saara Aalto from Finland surprised the audience as the last minute addition to the party with her Monsters hit. Other artists joining the party included the beautiful and talented Jucie Lones, aka, Lucie Jones, Melodifestivalen runner up, Felix, Norway’s 2013 ambassador Margret, and of course, Portugal ESC First Lady and  royalty, Suzy! After all, it’s not a party until Suzy takes the stage! 

The party was hosted by our beloved Nicki Don’t Play That Song Again French, and Paddy O’Connell, UK Eurovision semi-finals commentator.

Kudos to organizers Kabir and Russell for delivering a stellar show and setting the bar high for the next pre Lisbon events! 

 

Watch this recap of last night’s show credit to our friends at wiwibloggs and all the performances on wiwibloggs YouTube channel 

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2018 Album Now Available to Download or Stream in the USA!

We were excited to wake up this morning with a text, notifying us that the Eurovision 2018 album, with all 43 tracks, is now available to download or stream in the USA. YaY!

While on some online music stores here in the USA, the album is not available for purchase, there are still plenty of platforms, including Spotify, and Apple Music, where you can easily play or download any of the 2018 songs.  

We have seen many different playlists out there in recent weeks, where quality of the sound is compromised, people using ileggit sources or not even official versions, so we strongly recommend using this official one. 

 

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NYC, ALL ABOARD! EurovisioNYC Is Back On April 21st @ Hardware Bar

The next edition of the NYC monthly Eurovision party is taking place this month on Saturday, the 21st (3pm-7pm) at our usual spot, Hardware Bar (48th&10th).  We will get to dance and party to this years’s entries as well as our usual ESC favorites and classics. Judging by our previous events, you definitely don’t want to miss this one! 

 

 Life looks better in spring, and it’s the perfect time to celebrate, Eurovision-style! Join us and your fellow Eurovision lovers and dance along to all of this year’s entries and some of your favorite hits and classics!


We'll also have drink specials at Hardware Bar which include:

$4 - Mimosas, Bloodies and Margaritas

$6 - Long Island Ice Teas

Co-hosted by Hardware Bar and DJ ohRicky!

Be sure to also invite your friends and other Eurovision lovers to our new community page

 

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This is London calling! London Eurovision Party On April 5th!

For the eleventh year in a row, London is hosting one  of the most anticipated nights of the 2018 Eurovision season for Eurovision fans and followers! The London Eurovision Party 2018 will take place once again at the iconic Café de Paris venue in Leicester Square on Thursday 5th April. Some of this year’s acts will be  embracing the London stage such as Benjamin Ingrosso from Sweden, Jessica Mauboy from Australia, EQUINOX  from Bulgaria and of course Surie from the United Kingdom. The event is hosted by our Goddess, Nicki French, and Mr. Eurovision, Paddy O’connell. You can read more about it on the official website www.londoneurovision.com. 

 

 

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Lonely Symphony Live in NYC. Frances Ruffelle on Concert, 30 April!

Tony Award winner, and equally important, 1994 United Kingdom delegate to Eurovision, Frances Ruffelle, is back in the Big Apple!

Ruffelle is making her return with the stunning solo performance: "Frances Ruffelle Live(S) in New York!". She will performing at the Green Room on 42nd Street (Yotel) on April 30th.  

 Frances Ruffelle’s Live(S) in New York  encompasses Broadway, Piaf, French 60s pop, and American chart hits. It features an updated version of "On My Own," Ruffelle's signature number from the original Les Miserables, a song cut from the original French production of the show. The evening also includes selections from Michael LaChiusa's The Wild Party, in which she starred as Qeenie in the show's recent acclaimed U.K. Premiere. You can read more about the show on her Website

Frances represented the United Kingdom in Dublin at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest with the beautiful entry Lonely Symphony (We Will Be Free). Though she didn’t win, her entry was a big Eurovision hit that year, and brought her even more exposure as an artist and as a very successful actress. 


We already got our tickets  and we hope to see you there!  

EUROVISIONYC continues to dominate the Eurovision scene in New York!

For six years now, NYC is obsessing on Eurovision, and the new monthly Eurovision parties, hosted by EurovisioNYC, continues to dominate the Eurovision scene in the city. The monthly event brings together Eurovision music lovers from all over the city to watch and dance to Eurovision classics, eurovision schlager music, as  well as this year's entries. The fourth event is scheduled for Saturday April 21st at 4pm at Hardware Bar (48th and 10th Avenue). 

Don't forget to follow EurovisioNYC on Facebook! 

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