Concert Hour features live recordings of the world's music stars performing in Germany's palaces, churches and concert halls, conveying the full immediacy and festivity of these renowned musical events.
Denmark's Emmelie de Forest could hardly contain herself. She won the Eurovision Song Contest with 281 points, leaving her competitors closely behind. In second and third place were Azerbaijan and Ukraine.
In Sweden's Malmö, the first semi finals of this year's Eurovision Song Contest are over. DW reporter Andreas Brenner went to find out how the Grand Prix is shaping up, and what lies in store for its devoted fans.
In Malmö, the winner of this year's Eurovision Song Contest has been crowned: Emmelie de Forest from Denmark. DW's Andreas Brenner writes about what her victory means for the contest itself and for Germany.
The in-joke in the Swedish music industry is that its composers are as successful as Ikea. Not only is the Scandinavian country a multiple European Song Contest title-holder, it also provides other countries with hits.
On May 18, the 58th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest took place in Malmö. The organizers like to bill the pan-European contest as a pure entertainment show. However, it has never been completely apolitical.
Carmen Souza's music combines traditional folklore with jazz. Her tendency to mix up musical ingredients inspired her to name her current album after the Cape Verdean national dish, the spicy stew cachupa.
Her name means joyous song and she’s shared the stage with the likes of Elton John and Bob Geldof. But once upon a time, Soname Yangchen could never have dreamed she’d have the opportunity to sing in public.