Join us for one of the best and biggest (and only) Eurovision Song Contest viewing parties in the Twin Cities at the one and only SaloonMN! Andy Lamp of Wiwibloggs International Eurovision Newsource and Danny Suelter of The Saloon will be hosting a viewing of the 2018 Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Norway House's very own Ethan Bjelland will be there to lead up the Norwegian fan section! Come as you are, and stay for as long as you'd like.
There will be drinks, music, fabulous costumes, light shows, and cutthroat competition. We will even have raffle prizes for those who show up! Show starts at 1:00pm and will be airing on LogoTV again this year, with RuPaul's Drag Race's ROSS MATTHEWS and All-Stars 3 alum SHANGELA giving the tee on all of the performances from Albania to Sweden to Israel to the United Kingdom.
Everyone is welcome.
All races, nationalities, gender identities, sexual orientations, etc. etc. - so bring your friends and come enjoy the biggest and most fabulous song competition in the world!
Bring flags and dress up!
Bring a flag to represent your country or your favorite entry to win! Dress up like one of the performers or your favorite past performance from ESCs gone by!
So uhh... what even is Eurovision?
Being that you are most likely an American, you may not even know what Eurovision is. For more information, feel free to message Danny Suelter or Andy Lamp. You can also check out the official website: www.eurovision.tv or the Eurovision 2018 wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest_2018 to learn more. :)
Links to learn more:
Official Eurovision Website: www.eurovision.tv
Wiwibloggs - Eurovision News with Attitude!: www.wiwibloggs.com
Eurovision 2018 Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest_2018
Norway in ESC (History) Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway_in_the_Eurovision_Song_Contest
Norway's ESC 2018 Entry:
That's How You Write a Song
NORWAY'S 2018 ENTRY is titled "That's How You Write a Song" written and performed by Alexander Rybak, (pictured left).
Profile from Eurovision's Official Website. To view his full profile including videos of his performance and music video, visit:
Alexander was born in Minsk, Belarus. At the age of 5, he and his family moved to Oslo. He learned to play violin at an early age, and it was not long before he started performing on stage. In 2006, he won Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation’s talent competition Kjempesjansen (The Big Break) with his own jazz inspired composition, "Foolin'."
Alexander Rybak became a household name across Europe after winning the Grand Final of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest for Norway with the song "Fairytale." With a total of 387 points, his victory marked the highest recorded score in the history of the contest at that time. "Fairytale" went on to top the charts in many European countries, and the follow-up album, Fairytales, was released in 25 countries.
Since his Eurovision victory, Alexander has been touring both at home and abroad and has been involved in a series of different musical projects. He appeared at the Grand Final of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest participating as part of the interval act in Stockholm. He wrote and composed "That’s How You Write a Song," his entry for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.