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Countdown to the London Eurovision Party

10 April 2014 at 00:21 CEST

Somewhere in Europe

There have been preview events taking place in a couple of European cities in recent weeks. On the 29th March in Riga,  they held their first Eurovision PreParty, organised by Eurovision Club Latvia.  Their guests were Conchita Wurst from Austria and Donatan and Cleo from Poland. Unfortunately the Lithuanian representative, Vilija Matačiūnaitė, had to withdraw from the event, due to vocal problems. However the 2013 Latvian representatives, PeR, also performed for the assembled fans and press.

The group are already planning for a similar event in 2015, which they hope ro make even bigger.

Have a look at our gallery from the Eurovision PreParty, Latvia

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On Saturday 5th April,  the biggest preview event took place in Amsterdam, with the sixth edition of Eurovision In Concert, 25 acts from this year participated, along with special guests Emmelie de Forest and Frizzle Sizzle.

Have a look at our gallery from Eurovision In Concert, Amsterdam

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London Preview Party

On Sunday, 13th April, the seventh edition of the London Preview Party takes place at the Café de Paris in the west end of London. This year they present their biggest line-up of artists, with 16 acts from this year participating. The event will be hosted by Paddy O'Connell, along with the UK's representative from 2000, Nicki French. They will be introducing the following acts from the 2014 contest.

• Armenia - Aram MP3
• Austria - Conchita Wurst
• F.Y.R. Macedonia - Tijana
• Greece - Freaky Fortune feat. RiskyKidd
• Latvia - Aarzemnieki
• Malta - Firelight
• Montenegro - Sergej Ćetković
• Norway - Carl Espen
• Poland – Donatan and Cleo
• Portugal - Suzy
• Romania - Paula Seling and Ovi
• San Marino - Valentina Monetta
• Spain - Ruth Lorenzo
• Switzerland - Sebalter
• Ukraine - Maria Yaremchuk
• United Kingdom - Molly

Of the 16 acts above, 15 of them appeared at Eurovision In Concert in Amsterdam. The exception are the artists from Poland, so let's have a look at their entry.


In October 2013, the famous Polish music producer Donatan and the singer Cleo released together their hit My Słowianie. Their video clip has become popular on youtube where it was viewed more than 40 million times. Now, the duo is going sing their debut song, which they have also composed, in Copenhagen

Watch Donatan and Cleo perform My Słowianie - We Are Slavic

There are also a number of special guests appearing at the London Preview Party, and tomorrow we will look at the line-up of additional artists appearing on the London stage, including two former winners of Europe's Favourite Tv Show.