Sunday, December 31, 2017

#ESC250: EUROVISION TOP-250 COUNTDOWN ***LIVE***

Tune in and join in the fun. Here

1. (1) Sweden 2012 - Loreen - Euphoria (6991)
2. (new) Portugal 2017 - Salvador Sobral - Amar pelos dois (4433)
3. (4) Ukraine 2016 - Jamala - 1944 (3330)
4. (2) Italy 2015 - Il Volo - Grande amore (2797)
5. (new) Belgium 2017 - Blanche - City lights (2657)
6. (5) Turkey 2004 - Sertab Erener - Everyway that I can (2593)
7. (8) Sweden 2015 - Måns Zelmerlöw - Heroes (2539)
8. (7) Spain 2012 - Pastora Soler - Quédate conmigo (2435)
9. (new) Italy 2017 - Francesco Gabbani - Occidentali's Karma (2395)
10. (13) Belgium 2015 - Loic Nottet - Rhythm inside (2321)


Saturday, December 30, 2017

IT'S THE TIME OF THE YEAR: #ESC250 AIRS TOMORROW

The biggest and best Eurovision song contest related chart show's here again. Thousends of fans all over the globe have voted for their favorite songs from 1956 to 2017 and the results are out tomorrow. The marathon broadcast of Eurovision Top 250 starts 11:00 CET tomorrow and just before 2018 we will know if Loreen keeps her crown still...... Below is the last year's Top-3.
Join in the fun! Here


EUROVISION STARS IN MEMORIAM 2017

 
The Eurovision song contest family lost again several of its members during 2017. 

Sandra Reemer (17.10.1950- 6.6.2017
The Netherlands 1972, 1976, 1979

Chris Roberts (13.3.1944-2.7.2017)
Luxembourg 1985

Wilfred Schautz (24.6.1950-16.7.2017)
Austria 1988

Margot Hielscher (29.9.1919-20.8.2017)
Germany 1957, 1958

Seija Simola (25.9.1944-21.8.2017) 
Finland 1978

Joy Fleming (15.11.1944-27.9.2017)
Germany 1975

Besides those singers we also lost

Claus Bräunlein ((29.10.1962-12.6.2017
German mixer and musician, Ralph Siegel's right hand in various Eurovisions. 
This blogger had an honor and pleasure to meet this wonderful person in Copenhagen 2014
who is greatly missed. Rest in peace, Claus
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Bruno Canfora (6.11.1929-4.8.2017)
Italian conductor and musical director of Eurovision 1991 in Rome

Daniel Pe'er (2.1.1943-28.9.2017)
Israeli commentator, spokesperson, national final host and the host of Eurovision 1979 in Jerusalem

Matti Puurtinen (31.5.1949-21.10.2017)
Composer of the Finnish entries 1989 and 1993







Friday, December 29, 2017

FRANCE: DESTINATION EUROVISION - ACTS BEING CONFIRMED ONE BY ONE

France is having a national final again after 2014's disaster but compared to that year's small scale affair this time it'stwo semifinals and grand final. Today, apparently accidently a promo for the shows was put online revealing 12 of the 18 acts, then withdrawn and instead only one of the acts was confirmed with a presentation and a teaser video. The name, Malò, is on the list previously published, plus all the names are easily found online, so...? This blogger notices immediately Luc Arbogast... And who are the other six?
Updates: June the Girl has been also confirmed. As is Louka. And Igit. And Emmy. And the first one outside the list: Madame Monsier. Next one's from the list: Sweem. Then again a name outside the list: Noée. Third name off the list: Pheno Men. Lucie (Vagenheim) is the fourth name outside the list. Back to the list with Enéa. And then again a surprise. Sarah Caillibot. Masoe is the 6th name off the list. The rest should be on the list if it's correct :-) Nope! The list is not correct as the next one confirmed is Max Cinnamon. Now it will be interesting to see who's not there.... Back to the list with Nassi. And Jane Constance. We have Lisandro, Luc and Manon left. Who will be left out? oops, the next one's off the list, Ehla. And then we have Lisandro Cuxi. Is this is? The 18?
It's also been revealed there are some big names among the songwriters; Maitre Gims for Louka, Zazie for Emmy to name a few.

Malò - Ciao
June the Girl - Same
Louka - Mamma mia
Igit - Lisboa Jérusalem
Emmy Liyana - Ok ou.ko
Sweem - Là-haut
Enéa - I'll be there
Nassi - Rêve de gamin
Jane Constance - Un jour j'ai rêvé
Lisandro Cuxi - Eva
Madame Monsier - Mercy
Noée - L'un près de l'autre
Pheno Men: Jamais sans toi
Lucie - My world
Sarah Caillibot - Tu me manques
Masoe - Paradise
Max Cinnamon - Ailleurs
Ehla - J'ai cru

Anyways, the semifinals will be prerecorded on January 8 and 9, while only the final will be live. The semifinals will be broadcasted on January 13 and 20, and the final on 27. 

Check below what these artists have to offer in their repertoire, sounds very promising me thinks :-)

GERMANY: HERE ARE THE SIX FOR GERMANY

Germany has confirmed the widely rumored acts for Unser Lied Für Lissabon, the national selection for Eurovision song contest 2018 in Lissabon. Handpicked among the 4000 wannabes by 100 members of Eurovision-Panel and then 20 international experts these six will be now matched with suitable songs et voilà, Germany has another entry to try to avoid the last (or second to last) place in the final come May....

Natia Todua, 21, is from Georgia but also the fresh winner of The Voice of Germany. Her coach was none other than Finnish Samu Haber of Sunrise Avenue fame :-)
Ivy Quainoo, 25, is then the very first The Voice of Germany winner back in 2012. Since then she's moved to New York.
Michael Schulte, 27, is famous in Youtube where he has 200.000 subscribers.
Ryk (aka Rick Jurthe), 28, is singer, composer and producer.
Xaviar Darcy, 22, made his debut this year with a Top-50 iTunes album.
voXXclub comes from Munich and its members (Florian Claus, Stefan Raaflaub, Korbinian Arendt, Christian Schild, Michael Hartinger) originate from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Leder hosen with traditional music with modern beats. 




Thursday, December 28, 2017

LITHUANIA: EUROVIZIJOS ATRANKA TO START SOON

 
Lithuania's selection Eurovizijos Atranka for Eurovision song contest 2018 received about 100 songs and 50 singers, and the chosen ones can either sing their own submitted songs, or choose another one from the submitted songs. Below are some of the names and their potential entries. 
Many artists are familiar from previous years' selections from ever trying Mia to Eurovision veteran Erica Jennings and fan favorite Greta Zazza
 
Erica Jennings - The truth
Greta Zazza - Broken shadows
Silvija Pankūnaitė
Mia
Kotryna Juodzevičiūtė
Rasa Kaušiūtė
Eglė Jakštytė
Donata Virbilaitė
Ieva Zasimauskaitė
Vidas Bareikis
Gabrielius Vagelis
Jurgis Brūzga
Robert Kupstas
Benas Malakauskas - My memories
El Fuego
The Roop
EGO
Saules Kliosas


But we start with on January 6, 2018 with these 13 artists (three more heats are to follow and the marathon selection will end someetime in time for Eurovision deadline ;-p :

Germantė Kinderytė
Evaldas Vaikasas
Natalija Chareckaja
Milda Rasilavičiūtė
Aušra Difartė
Dangė
Ieva Žukauskaitė
Benas Malakauskas
Goda Sasnauskaitė
Lukas Norkūnas
Meda Meškauskaitė
Justin3
Monika Mėčiūtė

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

ARMENIA: DEPI EVRATESIL ARTISTS REVEALED - TAMAR AND HAYK ARE IN

Armenia has revealed their artists for Depi Evratesil, the talent show that will choose their artist for Lisbon 2018 Eurovision song contest. Among them is Tamar Kaprelian, already Eurovison veeteran as a member of Geneology supegroup in 2015, and this blogger's favorite Hayk Kasparov, who has tried several times before, but not for a many years after being very popular in his country 2008-2012. Since then he has lived in Germany where he has released an album in 2015. He continues releasing songs and videos on regular space.

Robert Kvoloyan
Sevak Khanaghyan
Suren Poghosyan
Mher Armenia
Tyom
Zhanna Davtyan
Hayk Kasparov
Gevorg Harutyunyan
Maria Sikret
Hasmik Shiroyan
Angel
Amaliya Margaryan
Tamar Kaprelian
Lusine Mardanyan
Arman Mesropyan
Mariam
Kamil (Arsen Grigoryan)
Nemra
Alternativ
Gata bend




Tuesday, December 26, 2017

CHRISTMAS DOSE OF EUROVISION STARS SOCIAL MEDIA AFFAIRS

 Greetings from Lordi
I also say a huge THANK YOU for each and every reader for this year!
 Carola and her family
 Claudia and her dogs
 Deen and his sober Xmas tree
 Dima, your chef tonight
 Dima telling his mom how it came out.....
 Emma in her pretty  Xmas jumper
 Emmelie strikes the same pose even at Xmas
Greta's got some presents....
 Isaiah sang it away at Xmas
 Jamala's last Xmas as non-mom
 JOWST happy little family
 Kikki's back, get ready!
 Lena's happy
 Marija's boxing day laziness
 Michal's Xmas Diva pose
 It's a boy for Måns Z, therefor a blue tree!
Another Xmas jumper. Nathan's. 
 Lena is the star of Boxing day in Sweden as her latest show airs tonight!
 Piero's nephew taking a Xmas volo...
 Poli's dreaming of a third Eurovision perhaps?
 Saara somewhere with snow. Don't know where as here we have none.
 Serhat. Enough said.
Zoe's got a gift for you, if you've been good....
Waylon's in Xmas mood, too

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

ALBANIA: EUGENT BUSHPEPA WINS FIK WITH MALL AND GOES TO EUROVISION

 
The 56th Festivali i Këngës ended with the victory of rock singer Eugent Bushpepa (34) and his folk-rock Mall. He will represent Albania in Lisbon 2018 Eurovision song contest and apparently intends to keep his song in Albanian instead of translating it into English.
He has been singing for years in various rock and metal bands as well as cover bands having his solo career going on while participating in various contests and festival. Now it finally paid off and he's the winner. 
Only the Top-3 was announced and 2nd was Redon Makashi and third Inet Neziri


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