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Two days to Eurovision in Concert


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Posted 3 April, 2014, 19:30

Over the course of this week, we will be previewing the acts that are going to be appearing at Eurovision In Concert, by either through interviews, or videos of the entries. Plus we will be finding out each day more about some of the background to this keenly anticipated event, which is already sold out.

Everybody

With (at the time of writing) 25 countries participating in Eurovision In Concert, matching the number set last year, could the situation arise that every participating country in a forthcoming edition of the Eurovision Song Contest be present at Eurovision In Concert?
"I don't think it's possible to host all Eurovision participants in Eurovision In Concert" states René Romkes. "We have a limited capacity, for both fans, press and artists. Please note that all the artists want to do a soundcheck as well; we simply wouldn't have the time to do a soundcheck with 37 countries! The concert would take too long as well then. Besides that, we're not aiming to create a second Eurovision Song Contest; we're a promotional event. Of course, all countries are invited to take part, but we have a maximum, and at moment that is around 25 countries."
Let's look at four more of the acts who will be appearing at the event.

Georgia

The Shin is a German based band that became famous for their creative ways of interweaving traditional Georgian music with influences from pop and world music. For their performance in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest they are joined by vocalist Mariko Ebralidze. The song is titled Three Minutes To Earth and is composed by Zaza Miminoshvili (who is a member of the group), and Eugen Eliu.

Watch The Shin and Mariko perform Three Minutes To Earth

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Armenia

Aram MP3 is famous for the ability to sing songs of a wide vocal diapason and having a good sense of humour, Aram is also known as a person of contrasts and surprises. When he appears on stage one doesn't know what to expect – a unique live concert or a good comedy show. He sings the song Not Alone, which he has composed along with Garik Papoyan.

Watch Aram MP3 perform Not Alone

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Malta

Firelight is a relatively new Maltese country folk pop band formed in June 2013. The driving force of Firelight is Richard Edwards. He is joined in Firelight by his sister, Michelle Mifsud, on the piano, and brothers Wayne William, as backing vocalist, and Daniel Micallef on the acoustic guitar. Additional band members are Tony Polidano, on the upright bass, and Leslie Decesare on the drums and harmonica. Richard is the lead singer and composer of the song Coming Home.

Watch our interview with Firelight

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Portugal

Suzy was born in Figueira da Foz and has been active in showbusiness since she was a kid as a member of the Children's band "Onda Choc" which had huge success. She performed on stage for the first time at the age of five and has gone on to have a successful career ever since. She will mark the return of Portugal to the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Quero Ser Tua composed by Emanuel.

Watch Suzy perform Quero Ser Tua

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Tomorrow we will have a round up of everything that is happening at Eurovision In Concert 2014, and the special guests.

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Eurovision.tv
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