++ ORF standing firm with Conchita Wurst ++ Aarzemnieki making like the Babushki ++ Elaiza debut album due March 28 ++ and more Eurovision news
++ Sanna Nielsen is the only girl in our world ++ Patricia Roe returns to Irish national final, after 22 years ++ Will it be Herning after all? ++ Happy Birthday Kejsi! ++ and more Eurovision news today.
Azerbaijan, Malta and Macedonia will take part in ESC 2014, along with 33 other countries. (and perhaps a +1)
++ #esc250 trends on Twitter ++ Ott and Birgit hit the studio ++ Russian Granny on fire ++ And Copenhagen is coming soon...
++ Beardless Conchita Wurst says not to worry ++ Emmelie is European of the Year ++ And more Eurovision news.
++ Sergej for Montenegro ++ 73 songs for Latvia ++ Join our party! ++ and more #Eurovision news.
Our story this weekend (whispered in our ears by the Songfestivalweblog guys) seems to turn out to be right - Waylon is very likely to be representing the Netherlands in Copenhagen in May. Dutch leading showbizz show RTL Boulevard covers the news today: Waylon, a successful Dutch artist is going to be singing a song written by Ilse DeLange and produced by worldwide famous top DJ Armin van Buuren.
++ Tune in on 31 December ++ Gabriel Alares kicked out of Idols ++ Bulgaria heading for Copenhagen ++ The charts this week ++ Roberto & Valentina in Rome next weekend ++ and more #Eurovision news today.
++ Cyprus says farewell ++ Tabloid BBC rumours ++ Red sees green ++ Roberto Bellarosa gets lucky