In fact, Rita actually auditioned to be the UK representative at Eurovision with the song Get Here when she was just 18 years old… and she won!
Luckily for her, a wise-beyond-her-years Rita turned down the opportunity to sing an Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber original at the European competition because she could tell her career would probably be over at that point.
Seeing as she's currently a judge on X Factor… we'd say she was right! LOLz!
Ch-ch-check out Rita's Eurovision: Your Country Needs Youaudition (below)!!!
We first introduced you to Loreen back in April of last year in this post - before she went on to win the Eurovision contest with Euphoria, an actually GREAT song that broke the streak of crappy tunes that kept winning!
Loreen is back and just as good! Yup, those Swedes do their power pop very well - literally!
Check out We Got The Power (above)! It's very reminiscent - in the best way possible - of fellow Swedes Icona Pop!
Remember how that Isreali Eurovision contestant was supposedly banned from wearing a John Galliano dress on the show?
Well, that ban might be hard to enforce because Galliano flat out denies ever agreeing to design a dress!
Last week Moran Mazor told a radio station her stylist, Gili Algabi, reached out to several designers, but John's publicist Liz Rosenberg says there was never any "official correspondence" between her client or the stylist.
It seems like sometimes saying sorry and acting contrite is just not enough.
John Galliano has been working hard to put his anti-Semitic rant behind him, but some aren’t ready to forgive him.
The designer was all set to dress Moran Mazor, a Eurovision contestant from Israel, after her stylist "reached out to several international designers among them John Galliano. Fortunately, he accepted the challenge of designing a dress."
But once the Israel Broadcasting Authority, who sponsors Israel's participation and broadcasts the show, got wind of the deal, they banned her from wearing his designs.
The IBA's Yoav Ginai fired off a memo to Moran's agent, saying:
Hit us Britney one more for an EIGHTH time with your seXXXy superior pop tunes!!!
Britney Spears may be dealing with a heartbreaking split from fiance/manager Jason Trawick AND the fact that she wasn't invited back for another season of X Factor, but girl has many musical projects to distract her pretty little head from such negativity…
Like a Vegas residency gig! AND A BRAND NEW ALBUM!!!
American music producer Jeff Dandurand recently spilled some saucy deets regarding the brand new recording when
After a high-energy - and that's about it - performance during the 2011 song competition, X Factor's very own Jedward recently announced that they'll be back for another round in 2012!
"Guess what? We're gonna be doing Eurovision 2012. It's totally awesome. We did Eurovision 2011 and since we did that we're known all across Europe and all across the world. And next year it's gonna be even bigger and better because we're in all these teen magazines, and we go all over Europe. Our song and album and everything is doing really well in all these countries, and we're really excited about doing Eurovision 2012."
Well. Awesome isn't exactly the word we'd use to describe it.
As we previously reported, Shirlene went missing under bizarre circumstances around 1 a.m. this past Sunday. The dancer had boarded a bus at the Port Authority terminal in New York before vanishing without a trace.
To make matters even more concerning, Quigley missed her nightly call with her Los Angeles-based father. Shirlene's phone was later located at a bridal store in NYC while her car was found abandoned.
Given the freaky circumstances, RiRi and Elliott were terribly concerned.
Now we're happy to report Shirlene has been FOUND. She's currently at an undisclosed medical facility receiving some sort of treatment. Authorities also say S.Q.'s dad is traveling from LA to New Jersey be with his daughter.