Showing posts with label Eurovision Song Contest. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eurovision Song Contest. Show all posts

Monday, February 22, 2021

Czech Republic | Benny Cristo - "Omaga"

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Many artists from the cancelled 2020 Eurovision Song Contest are returning this year. Among them is Czech singer Benny Cristo, who has recently revealed his 2021 song! "Omaga" is a groovy track that plays with retro, modern and urban elements to create a unique sound.

Lithuania | The Roop - "Discotheque"

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As happened last year, The Roop have won Pabandom iš naujo, the Lithuanian National Final for the Eurovision Song Contest, and thus will be representing their country in Rotterdam. Their song, "Discotheque", brings another edgy take on current pop. We bet you won't be able to take the chorus out of your head! You can check their live performance here.

Finland | Blind Channel - "Dark side"

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Finland goes rock for Eurovision! Blind Channel has recently won this year's Uuden Musiikin Kilpailuun with the song "Dark side", an explosive mix of rock that plays with heavier and softer approaches to the genre, creating a very entertaining track. You can see their powerful live performance here.

Spain | Blas Cantó - "Voy a quedarme"

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After the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, Blas Cantó was almost automatically confirmed as a returning artist to represent his country in the 2021 edition of the competition. And he has just selected his new entry! In a special show that featured two tracks, "Voy a quedarme" won the ticket to Rotterdam over "Memoria". The winning song is an emotional ballad with contemporary elements that lets Blas's impressive voice shine through.

Croatia | Albina - "Tick-tock"

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Albina has just won Dora, the Croatian National Final for the Eurovision Song Contest. She will represent her country in Rotterdam with the catchy "Tick-tock", a song that incorporates current and retro sounds to create an explosive pop song! The song has a version in English (featured below) and in Croatian, and you can check the live performance here.

Norway | TIX - "Fallen angel"

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TIX is the stage name of Andreas Haukeland, a singer, songwriter and producer born in 1993 in Bærum, Norway. He has been building a steady music career, with 15 of his singles reaching the top ten in local charts. He has recently won Melodi Grand Prix, the Norwegian National Final for Eurovision, with the song "Fallen angel". The track is an exciting pop ballad about unrequited love, and you can see its live performance here and the version in Norwegian, entitled "Ut av mørket", here.

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

France | Barbara Pravi - "Voilà"

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Barbara Pravi has recently won the ticket to represent her country at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest with her latest single, "Voilà". The song brings all the elements of French chanson: an in-crescendo melody driven by classical instruments, a chill-inducing interpretation of emotional lyrics and an explosive last chorus. You can see the live presentation in the National Final here.

Saturday, January 09, 2021

Albania | Anxhela Peristeri - "Karma"

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Albania finished 2020 as tradition states, by celebrating another edition of Festivali i Këngës. The winner of the 59th edition was Anxhela Peristeri with "Karma", an exciting mix of folkloric sounds with hints to pop and rock that let Anxhela show off her impressive vocal power, as you can see in the live presentation. With her victory, she opens the list of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest entries.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Serbia | Hurricane - "Hasta la vista"

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Hurricane (also known as Hurricane Girls) are a Serbian girlband formed in 2017, consisting of Sanja Vučić, Ivana Nikolić and Ksenija Knežević. They had been selected to kind of return (kind of, as both Sanja and Ksenija, as a backing vocalist, were there before) to Eurovision, representing Serbia, before the show was cancelled. Their "Hasta la vista" is an exciting pop song with that unique vibe one can always expect from the best girlbands.

Finland | Aksel Kankaanranta - "Looking back"

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Aksel Kankaanranta is a 20-year-old singer hailing from Turku, Finland. He had recently been selected as the representative of his country for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, before it was cancelled, with the song "Looking back". The song is an intimate contemporary ballad that highlights Aksel's sweet voice.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Bulgaria | Victoria Georgieva - "Tears getting sober"

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Victoria Georgieva was announced as the Bulgarian representative for Eurovision before the turn of the year. But it wasn't until recently that we could get to listen to her entry. Even if the contest was cancelled, waiting for the song was worth it! "Tears getting sober" is a compelling minimalistic ballad that involves you with its fragile charm.

Iceland | Daði og Gagnamagnið - "Think about things"

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Daði og Gagnamagnið are an Icelandic band formed by Daði Freyr Pétursson, Árný Fjóla Ásmundsdóttir, Sigrún Birna Pétursdóttir, Hulda Kristín Kolbrúnardóttir, Stefán Hannesson and Jóhann Sigurður Jóhannsson. They had recently won the Icelandic ticket for Eurovision (before its cancellation) with their song "Think about things", a tongue-in-cheek retro pop number. We grant you'll want to join the choreography in the chorus!

Germany | Benjamin Rosenbohm feat. Tanne Amanda - "Yes"

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Benjamin Tsimalona Rosenbohm is a singer who was born in Berlin, Germany, in 2002, and currently lives in Denmark. Tanne Amanda Balcells was born in Spain, and moved to Denmark when she was two. They met during season 12 of The X Factor in Denmark (where Benjamin was the runner-up and Tanne, as a member of Echo, finished fourth). They've then gathered as Ben & Tan, and won Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, which had granted them the right to represent Denmark on Eurovision, before it was cancelled. Their "Yes" is a positive song with a very catchy melody.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Malta | Destiny Chukunyere - "All of my love"

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Destiny Chukunyere has just won the second season of The X Factor in Malta. And because of that, the Maltese star was granted the right to represent her country on Eurovision. Her entry, "All of my love", is a stupendous pop song, which made her (before it was cancelled) the first Junior Eurovision champion with a true possibility of also winning the adult contest.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Switzerland | Gjon's Tears - "Répondez-moi"

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Gjon's Tears is the stage name of Gjon Muharremaj, Swiss singer and songwriter who was born in Broc in 1998. Gjon has taken part of several countries' talent shows: he was the third place of the first season of Albania's Got Talent, a semifinalist of the second season of Switzerland's Got Talent and a semifinalist of season eight of France's The Voice. He had been internally selected to represent Switzerland on Eurovision (before it was cancelled earlier this week) with "Répondez-moi". It's a beautiful song, in all senses, and it was truly one of the best gems of this year's contest.

Poland | Alicja - "Empires"

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A few months after winning the tenth season of The Voice of Poland, Alicja Szemplińska managed to also win the Polish National Final for Eurovision. Her song "Empires" is a dramatic ballad with a powerful instrumentation.

Updated on November 29th, 2020, with the new stage name of the artist.

Austria | Vincent Bueno - "Alive"

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Vincent Mendoza Bueno is an Austrian singer who was born in Vienna in 1985. He rose to prominence in 2008, as the winner of the Austrian talent contest Musical! Die Show. Vincent was going to represent his country on Eurovision (now that it's cancelled, we don't actually know how it's going to work) with "Alive". It's one of the most entertaining songs of the year!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Sweden | The Mamas - "Move"

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The Mamas are a Swedish-American soul and gospel group formed by Ashley Haynes (born in Washington, D.C.), Loulou Lamotte (Malmö) and Dinah Manna (Stockholm). They rose to prominence as the backing vocalists for John Lundvik's Eurovision performance in 2019, and this year they were part of Melodifestivalen, the Swedish National Final for the continental competition. They managed to win the whole thing with their upbeat "Move", in which they mix their powerful voices with a very international-sounding pop.

Lithuania | The Roop - "On fire"

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Vaidotas Valiukevičius, Robertas Baranauskas and Mantas Banišauskas are The Roop, a pop-rock band formed in Vilnius in 2014. They recently got into the public eye in Europe thanks to winning the Lithuanian National Final for Eurovision. Their song "On fire" (a cheeky mix of indie, electronic and pop beats) became a very popular hit in their country, and was among the favorites to win the continental contest before it was cancelled.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Ireland | Lesley Roy - "Story of my life"

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Lesley Roy is a singer born in Dublin in 1987. She has an extensive career as a songwriter, collaborating with artists such as Adam Lambert, Miss Montreal and Medina. She has recently been announced as the Irish representative for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Story of my life". The track is a triumphant anthem that combines pop and rock into a very entertaining song!