Friday, September 28, 2018

CHER THE DANCING QUEEN TAKES ABBA TO ANOTHER LEVEL

"Singing Fernando for the movie Mamma mia! Here we go again was such fun I decided to record a whole album of ABBA songs" told Cher earlier this year. And here it is. Match made in glitter heaven. And among the coutless ABBA classics Cher does also Eurovision song contest winner Waterloo... and some less covered tunes like One of us and The name of the game. The arrangements are pretty true to the originals without trying to update and alter them too much. But it's a Cher album so get ready for some heavy auto-tune effects. And hooray for that!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

SWEDEN: MÅNS ZELMERLÖW TELLS HOW TO BE A PERFECT GENTLEMEN

Have you admired Måns Zelmerlöw's impeccable sense of style and look over the years? Good news, he has published a book with style expert Alexander Wiberg telling all the secrets how to be and look like a real modern gentleman yourself. They question each other, guide and offer a deeper analysis of gentleman style and lifestyle. What should a modern gentleman adhere to and what behaviors can be rejected? Take advantage of extended greetings and label rules, get a firm hand to track your own whiskey testing and find it for you perfect mingling strategy.
The book comes after a succeesful tv-series of thee same, Chevaleresk, and they got nominated also for the Kristallen award for the best male tv-hosts. Get yours here (in Swedish).
Meanwhile Måns is also singing Happyland in Kinder adverts on telly most every night...

Sunday, September 16, 2018

ITALY: FRANCESCO GABBANI'S OCCIDENTALI'S KARMA HITS 200 MILLION VIEWS MARK

Sanremo winner and Italy's Eurovision song contest 2017 entry Occidentali's Karma by Francesco Gabbani has passed the 200 million views mark on Youtube. It could also become the most viewed Italian video on Youtube ever as the most viewed one Pulcino Pio has 234 million views and the second Roma-Bangkok 223 million and he has reached already 3rd place. And not only, it's also by far the most watched Eurovision entry on Youtube!
PS. This year's winner Netta stands at 91 million, Måns Zelmerlöw's Heroes at 30 and Loreen's Euphoria at 38 while Salvador Sobral at 17 and Jamala even less.... 
Another Italian act is riding high as well: Il Volo's Grande amore at 130 (making it the second most watched Eurovision Youtube ever) while Mengoni stands at 55, Francesca Michielin at 31, this year's MetaMoro at 25 and the rest far far behind.... while Alexander Rybak's Fairytale completes the top-3 of Eurovision Youtubes with 97 million views. 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

EUROVISION 2019: TEL AVIV IT IS - MAY 18, 2019

Let me show you Tel Aviv sung Nadav Guedj back in 2015 and now it's becoming reality for all the Eurovision fandom. After two editions in Jerusalem (1979 and 1999) the Israeli LBGT capital and party town Tel Aviv gets the honors as widely speculated the past few weeks. 
The 64th Eurovision song contest will take place in Tel Aviv Convention center on May 14, 16 and 18, 2019.

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