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Eurovision update : 27th Feb 2012

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BBC Eurovision Gemma BBC Eurovision Gemma | 14:20 UK time, Monday, 27 February 2012

The acts for Eurovision 2012 are coming in thick and fast! Since the last blog post can you believe we've had 13 song additions to the list!?

They include:

AUSTRIA Trackshittaz - "Woki mit deim Popo" (English translation "Shake your ass")

CROATIA Nina Badrić - "Nebo" (English translation "Heaven")

FINLAND Pernilla Karlsson - "När jag blundar" (English translation "When I close my eyes")

GEORGIA Anri Jokhadze - "I'm a Joker"

IRELAND Jedward - "Waterline"

LATVIA Anmary - "Beautiful Song"

NETHERLANDS Joan Franka - "You and Me"

SLOVENIA Eva Boto - "Verjamem" (English translation "I Believe")

TURKEY Can Bonomo - "Love Me Back"

UKRAINE Gaitana - "Be My Guest"

But the important question is, who is YOUR favourite so far?

Eurovision 2012 so far...

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BBC Eurovision Gemma BBC Eurovision Gemma | 16:20 UK time, Friday, 17 February 2012

Can you believe it's been 9 months since Azerbaijan won ESC 2011 with their song "Running Scared"?

Since then, host city Baku has been busy preparing for Europes biggest song contest.

Even Montenegro is returing after their break last year. Never having reached a ESC final, do you think they will be lucky with their song "Euro Neuro"?

Several other countries have announced their entries as well, including:

ALBANIA Rona Nishliu - "Suus" (English translation "Personal")

BELARUS Alyona Lanskaya - "All My Life"

BOSNIA AND HERZ MayaSar - "Korake ti znam" (English translation "I Know Your Steps")

CYPRUS Ivi Adamou - "La La Love"

DENMARK Soluna Samay - "Should've Known Better"

FRANCE Anggun - "Echo (You and I)"

GERMANY Roman Lob - "Standing Still"

HUNGARY Compact Disco - "Sound Of Our Hearts"

ICELAND Gréta Salóme & Jónsi - "Mundu eftir mér" (English translation "Remember Me")

ISRAEL Izabo - "Time"

MACEDONIA Kaliopi - "Black and White"

MALTA Kurt Calleja - "This Is the Night"

MONTENEGRO Rambo Amadeus - "Euro Neuro"

NORWAY Tooji - "Stay"

SWITZERLAND Sinplus - "Unbreakable"

So what do you think? Who's your favourite so far?

When all the songs have been confirmed, we'll be launching the "2012 Songs" section, where you'll be able to watch the videos from all of the songs this year, read the lyrics, and find out about the performers. And of course, stay tuned for the all important announcement of this year's UK act.

Phew! Let the Eurovision excitement begin...

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