Demy will fly the Greek flag in Kyiv in May with the song This is Love. Demy first entered the limelight in 2011 and has gone on to have several number one singles and albums. Earlier this year broadcaster ERT selected Demy to represent Greece and her song for Kyiv was chosen by the public in a national selection earlier this month.
Last weekend Riga hosted the first pre-party of the Eurovision Song Contest season. Several acts from the 2017 contest participated in event which took place in the Latvian capital for the fourth time. Ruslana, who won the Eurovision Song Contest for Ukraine in 2004, was the guest star along with Justs, who represented Latvia in 2016.
Tamara Gachechiladze, who also performs under the name, Tako, will represent Georgia in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Keep The Faith. 2017 marks the tenth time that Georgia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Last year the Czech Republic qualified for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time ever. This year Martina Bárta, a new discovery on the jazz scene, is hoping to repeat that success with her song My Turn.
Last week the Heads of Delegation met in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, to formally submit their entries for the Eurovision Song Contest and learn more about the plans for the upcoming competition. Every participating country in the contest has a Head of Delegation but what does the job entail? We spoke to three Heads of Delegation to find out.
28 year old Hovig will represent Cyprus in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Gravity. His entry was written by Thomas G:son who has written more than 80 songs for different Eurovision Song Contest national selections and is responsible for Loreen's massive winning hit, Euphoria, in 2012.
On 22nd March the Ukrainian authorities issued a travel ban on the artist chosen as the Russian entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest, Julia Samoylova. Today the European Broadcasting Union issued a further statement regarding the issue.
17 year old Blanche will represent Belgium in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song City Lights. Blanche captured the attention of Pierre Dumoulin, a Belgian singer/songwriter, when she took part in The Voice Belgium. Pierre began writing songs with her voice in mind before they even met!
The second edition of Israel Calling is due to take place next month in Tel Aviv. Following the success of the event last year more than 25 acts from the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest have been confirmed so far. The event will take place in between 3rd and 6th April.