Monday, May 29, 2017

ITALY: MARCO MENGONI RELEASES ONDE SONDR REMIX

The secret is out. The June 2 international release by Marco Mengoni is a Sondr remix of Onde, from the EP of same name. The physical release date is June 16 while the lyrics video release date is June 9. 
Onde is a track from his multiplatinum selling album Marco Mengoni Live and remixed by London based Sondr, who have previously worked with Lana Del Rey, Meghan Trainor and Ed Sheeran, just to name a few. 
The Onde EP includes remixed by Sondr, Filatov&Karas, Tim Bell and Ndpc, plus the original track that you can hear below:

ESC 2018: SOME ARTISTS ALREADY LINING UP FOR EUROVISION

Besides the possible participation of Julia Samoylova for Russia also some other artists are making themselves available for the contest next year. In Greece Stereo Soul, who were considered also this year but lost to Demy in the last minute are putting themselves forward again asking their fans on social medias to support them. 
In Serbia it was revealed Tijana Bogicevic was only the fourth option for the broadcaster after Aleksandra Radović, Jelena Tomašević and Ivana Peters. Aleksandra claimed she's too busy (and some suggest she asked too much money as well) but she's kinda open for the idea to do it in 2018 while Jelena said she's not for the time being ready for all that hassle again, and Ivana, who already was asked in 2016 still can't be flying due to health problems. She did write the Serbian entry last year and would be willing to do it again in 2018.

It's still only May, this is going to be interesting. And we can't forget Valentina Monetta...... :-)

Sunday, May 28, 2017

ITALY: WHAT IS MARCO MENGONI UP TO? SAVE THE DATE JUNE 2

Marco Mengoni was supposed to have a long break "to clear his ideas", as he announced in February but it seems the ideas are clear already. Last night he promised international news soon in his victory speech as the Best male artist in TimMTV Music awards Italy (he got his 11th and 12th award btw), and today he published in his social medias the date June 2 and "new sounds are coming", hinting from New York where he is now that a new single may be published. 
His international career so far included one album in Spanihs for the Spanish and Latin market, a duet with Grace Capristo for the German edition of his album and of course his latest tour that took him to Frankfurt, Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris, Luxembourg, Vienna and Warzaw among others.
One thing is sure: his next gigs are international festivals:  July 21 in Zurich, August 13 in Zofingen and August 29 in Bochum. 

ESC 2017: ARTISTS IN SOCIAL MEDIAS - WEEKLY ROUND UP

This week sour grapes comes from Croatian Jacques Houdek. He's been complaining with media the other ex-Yogo juries didn't give him enough points, not being "my friend" and the lack of their support costing him even a better final placement. According him the lack of support is due to the fact are just bitter he was the only one who made it to the final. In one word: jealousy. Ok.....
... but no worries. He has been awarded some trophy somewhere as the Best singer.....
Sunstroke Project caused a media storm at home when they rushed to Moscow first instead of home, and even kissed the hand of sacked Julia Samaylova. It's worth remembering two of the guys are of Moldovan Russian minority and not so well seen in Moldova. Especially when they refer to speak Russian instead of (broken) Romanian/Moldovan....
 Kristian Kostov is "Finally back at home!". Moscow that is. So much for Bulgaria......
.Isaiah's European promo tour contnued to London....
Brendan was attending Baywatch premiere....
Lindita is back at home in Atlanta
... while Naviband was enjoying sunny Minsk
OG3NE had a gig in Greece....
.. and missed Tijana who was in Amsterdam
Joci was spending some quality time with his family
Demy is back in studio for some new music....
... as is JOWST....
... and Nathan....
... and Robin.
... while Imri enjoys the sun & pool.
Oh and this! Tamara wasn't amused Niki Minaj stole her dress..... lol.
That's all for this week's social media affairs. 

ITALY: MARCO MENGONI AND EMMA WIN MTV MUSIC AWARDS WITH MICHELE BRAVI

Eurovision veterans Marco Mengoni and Emma were awarded as the Best male and Best female singer in Italy when Francesco Gabbani presented the Tim MTV Music awards in Rome's Piazza del Popolo. 
Sadly both were absent - Emma in another channel with Amici final and Mengoni still having his holidays and break from the show m´business somewhere in the world, but he promised an international surprise shortly in his video message. Maybe the workaholic is already ready to return?
The final match was won by Michele Bravi as the Best Performance beating Francesco Gabbani himself. 
Benji & Fede was voted the Best band and the Web star award, Marco Mengoni won also Best fan award and Ermal Meta got the Best new artist award... after 12 years in spotlight.....

Saturday, May 27, 2017

SWEDEN: FRANS IS SORRY AND PRESENTS LIAR

It's been quiet since Eurovision 2016 and Frans despite winning Melodifestivalen and scoring another top-5 for Sweden. He has now released a new song Liar but we have to wait for his album still some time. Being the young schoolboy he is he has been trying to balance between school and music and says his focus is now in summer holidays from school to record his album and then next fall and winter study hard to graduate next June. After that he will fully focus on his blossoming career. Wise kid. And wise parents and team. Well done.
Meanwhile here is Liar. A simple song showcasing his voice and emotions. But why am I thinking of Bette Davis eyes...?

ITALY: FRANCESCO GABBANI HOSTS TIM MTV MUSIC AWARDS FROM ROME TONIGHT

Tonight's the night of Francesco Gabbani's debut as a show host as he presents the Tim MTV Music Awards 2017 live from Piazza del Popolo in Rome. He will also perform with another Eurovision veteran Nina Zilli who has just made a comeback with a new single, Sanremo 2017 revelations Michele Bravi and Paola Turci, Fabri Fibra, Samuel, Levante, Sanremo newcomers winner Lele, Elodie and Gabry Ponte feat. Danti.  Manchester is in everyone's mind but he has stated:

"Manchester has been so sad and an absolutely unjustifiable situation, but the fact that we will be out in the square on May 27 is the demonstration that we will continue to have the sense of freedom to share the joy and emotions of music!"

Besides hosting and performing Gabbani is also nominated as the Best Male artist along with another Eurovision veteran Marco Mengoni, Tiziano Ferro and Michele Bravi. Two more Eurovision stars are nominated for the Best Female artist; Emma and Francesca Michielin along with Alessandra Amoroso and Levante. Some awards are already known: Paola Turci gets MTV History award, Fabri Fibra gets MTV Rap Icon award and the rest will be known after tonight.



UK: BUCKS FIZZ RETURNS AS THE FIZZ - NEW ALBUM ON THE WAY

The Eurovision song contest 1981 winner Bucks Fizz who may not call themselves Bucks Fizz for legal reasons anymore even if everyone does so anyways, are reunited and in the studio recording new material with producer Mike Stock  of Stock-Aitken-Waterman fame and the new album will be released in September as The Fizz.  Read more here. Can't wait!

And below are some of this blogger's favorite Bucks Fizz hits.....

Friday, May 26, 2017

ITALY: NINA ZILLI RELEASES MI HAI FATTO FARE TARDI

Also Nina Zilli is feeling the summer as her new single is very summery reggae inspired tune. This is her first release since 2015 and anticipated a new album. Hooray!

FINLAND: WHAT IF HANNA PAKARINEN SUNG SUNRISE AVENUE'S FOREVER YOURS IN EUROVISION 2007?

A curious details was revealed by Sunrise Avenue's Samu Haber in the popular Vain elämää show, where artists spend a week together and every night cover each others songs between stories of their career and life. On Samu's night Laura Voutilainen had picked Forever yours to cover and Samu told:

"After Lordi won Eurovision in 2006, we were writing a song to Hanna Pakarinen for Eurovision and the demo sounded pretty much like Forever yours. When I played it to the record company people telling this would be on our second album's first single they insisted we record it and it was added to the debut album's special Gold version instead."

So, if the record label didn't like the song so much it could have been one of the two Hanna Pakarinen songs in Euroviisut 2007 and propably Finland's entry as well at home in Helsinki 2007. Hanna never recorded it, of course, but Laura Voutilainen gave an outstanding performance of it in the show first solo, and then as a duet with Samu as he picked it as his favorite out of the six covers of his songs. Check them out here (hopefully available abroad.....)

Curiously Sunrise Avenue has been nominated by many after yet another non-qualification in Eurovision as a suitable Eurovision entrant for Finland..... but we have UMK2018 coming up, so no way....


Gadget

This content is not yet available over encrypted connections.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...