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Sadly we missed the Irish party, as we simply did not get time to cover all of them, but there are only so many hours in a day
A few days ago there were also parties from the Nordic countries and the Balkan countries and an Embassy reception from Iceland, in case you missed that;
Our dear ESCKAZ.com friends from the Georgian Delegation invited selected members of our team to attend their annual Embassy reception in Stockholm
Nika Kocharov and Young Georgian Lolitaz performed five songs, clips below, and the Georgian wine was flowing
Report from me Russian colleagues
Yesterday we visited the Georgian party, held in the creative center Kulturfyren, which is located in the heart of the Swedish capital. Although it is difficult to call the party, the event was like a cozy concert. The atmosphere was of very humble and friendly character, without too much pathos inherent to parties in other countries. Going to a full house of guests, most of whom were representatives of the Georgian Diaspora in Sweden. Nick and Young Georgian Lolitaz performed an acoustic version of contest entry, loved by many eurofans "We Agree» to the national selection and three more songs.
Thanked the Georgian participants and calling for they vote on Saturday the final evening (as Sweden votes in the first semi-final and will not be able to support Nick and Lolita Thursday) at the end of the reception, the traditional Georgian banquet with a large number of national delicacies -. white and red wine, badridzhani, pkhali spinach and beets, khachapuri and other local dishes.
Ahead of their participation in the grand final, this coming Saturday, ESCKAZ were invited by the UK delegation to the home of the UK ambassador in Sweden for a performance of Uk entrants Joe & Jake.
Set in a beautiful green environment, the UK ambassador treated us to champagne and canapés on the balcony of his residency, the home for the UK ambassador since a 100 years, overlooking one of Stockholm’s finest lakes.
The setting gave the perfect opportunity to meet other UK fans and the UK team, who are hoping to see Joe & Jake finish on the left hand side of the scoreboard. If their performance last night is anything to go by, it shouldn’t be much of a problem.
The boys confidently performed You’re Not Alone in front of all the people attending, which was met with cheers and applause.
Thank you so much to the British ambassador, and the UK delegation team for allowing ESCKAZ.com to be part of this wonderful experience.
Once again the Israeli delegation, spared no trouble or cost in transforming Euroclub in a massive party which would last til the dawn of day. The Israeli party, which coincidentally took place on the same day Dana International won Eurovision in Birmingham 18 years ago on the same day, has become one of the absolute highlights for the many fans during Eurovision week.
Promo Clip from the Israeli Calling Event;
While the fans had plenty of Eurovision classics to dance on, the Israeli party organisers were the perfect hosts providing us with plenty of drink and gorgeous Israeli food, to the delight of the public. Last but not least what would a party be, without dancing. On several occasion the host of the evening would be in the public, encouraging fans to dance together in circles to the rich history of Israeli Eurovision Songs. Incredible.
Several delegations also came to visit the party and performed. Nicky Byrne from Ireland, IVAN from Belarus, Poli Genova from Bulgaria, Denmark's Lighthouse X, are just a few of the names who came to enjoy the party. Some even performed their Eurovision entries AND in the case of Poli Genova, Amir and Eneda Tarifa, they added an Israeli entry into their repertoire. Austria's Zoe, who earlier last night had her Jury semi final, also came to the party to show her gratitude and sing Loin D'Ici for her fans.
Star of the evening of course was Israel's entrant Hovi Star, who treated the audience to three songs; Hozier's Take Me to Church, an adapted version of Belgian singer Stromae's Papaoutai, and his entry Made of Stars.
But he wasn't the only one; the French entrant Amir, who also has Israeli roots and one of the favourites to win Eurovision this year, got a very warm reception from the public. For the special occassion he also premiered a brand new version of his song J'Ai Cherche, recorded in Spanish.
Once again, an evening to remember for so many different reasons. Thank you to the Israeli delegation and organizers for another splendid memorable party, and allowing ESCKAZ to be part of it.
ESCKAZ had today the privilege to be invited to and attend the official Australian party organised by the Australian Embassy in Stockholm.
This prestigious event held in Euroclub was kicked off with Swedish food and Australian wine, all courtesy of the Australian Embassy. Introduced by the host and head of delegation Paul Clarke the evening consisted of some introductory speeches, thanking the sponsors and some promo clips from the Australian Tourist board.
Then Dami was introduced herself, with Paul asking her a few questions for the gathered crowd. We also spotted Dami's parents in the audience.
After the chat Dami performed two songs; clips below