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Archives for April 2011

Blue's campaign update: 2 weeks to go!

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BBC Eurovision Paul BBC Eurovision Paul | 11:10 UK time, Thursday, 28 April 2011

Thursday 28th April

Two weeks from today, the second of the semi-finals for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest will take place in the Dusseldorf Arena. As we rapidly head towards the big day, all of this year's acts are embarking on a final whirlwind of promotional opportunities, both in their own countries and abroad.

And of course Blue are no exception! Last weekend they visited no less than 3 countries in the hope of grabbing some extra valuable points, calling in at Ireland, Latvia and Ukraine. During their trip they conducted interviews for Polish TV, and performed on TV and at massive Eurovision events. Below, you can watch the footage of Blue's performance in the main square of Kiev, Ukraine at the "good luck" concert staged for the Ukrainian act Mika Newton.

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For the next few days, Blue will turn their attention to promoting "I Can" right here in the UK, with a non-stop line up of appearances on TV shows and personal appearances. Here's a snapshot of some of their timetable!

Fri 29 April - The Paul O'Grady Show, 9pm, ITV1

Sat 30 April - So You Think You Can Dance, 6.45pm, BBC One

Sat 30 April - Personal appearance at nightclub G.A.Y. in London

Tue 2 May - "I Can" is released to download in the United Kingdom

Tue 3 May - Loose Women, 12.30pm, ITV1

Tue 3 May - Blue Peter, 4.30pm, BBC One

 

We'll try to keep you updated when any more appearances are finalised!

Around this time next week, we'll update you on all of the essential details about how the big week in Dusseldorf will work, and tell you all how you can keep updated with all the very latest news on how Blue's Eurovision campaign is progressing!

Got a question for this year's Eurovision hopefuls?

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BBC Eurovision Paul BBC Eurovision Paul | 11:34 UK time, Tuesday, 12 April 2011

On Sunday 17th April, several of the acts who'll be competing in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest will be travelling to the UK to perform at the London Eurovision Party. We'll be there to soak up the atmosphere, to chat to fans, and of course to speak to all of the international performers!

 

Currently scheduled to appear are:

 

BULGARIA - Poli Genova, "Na Inat"

Raphael Gulazzi from Italy

ITALY - Raphael Gulazzi, "Madness of Love"

Glen Vella from Malta

MALTA - Glen Vella, "One Life"

Hotel FM from Romania

ROMANIA - Hotel FM, "Change"

Senit from San Marino

SAN MARINO - Senit, "Stand By"

Anna Rossinelli from Switzerland

SWITZERLAND - Anna Rossinelli, "In Love For A While"

Have you got a question for any of the acts? If so, leave your query below, making sure you say who it's for!  We'll choose some of the best ones, video the responses, and post the replies here on the BBC Eurovision news blog!

Blue perform on Top of the Pops in Italy

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BBC Eurovision Paul BBC Eurovision Paul | 16:05 UK time, Wednesday, 6 April 2011

As part of their Eurovision campaign, Blue travelled to Milan in Italy to perform their song "I Can" on Top of the Pops. Yes, you read that correctly - Top of the Pops might have been cancelled here in the UK, but it's still going strong in Italy, with their own presenters!

Watch our exclusive behind-the-scenes video - taken from the forthcoming documentary "Eurovision: Your Country Needs Blue" (due to be shown sometime around Sat 16th April on BBC One - time still to be confirmed).

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