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Marie Myriam: 40 years in music

Posted by eurovision on top on June 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Marie Myriam, the last french winner and first portuguese to win Eurovision has a Book and a new album.


"Paris, winter 1963. For the first time, Myriam Lopes, a small Portuguese girl born in Africa six years ago, sees the snow. She lives with her sister and her parents in a dilapidated hotel in the 20th neighboorhood, which they decide to transform into a restaurant called the Ribatejo. Each evening, singers of fado will come to make the show there.

Myriam, she already dreams of glory when she sings with her girlfriends the trendy tubes every Thursday afternoon. Until the day a customer listened to her: "With that voice, I will take you to the Eurovision. A few months later, she sat next to him on a plane that flew to London. We are on May 7, 1977, and she represents France at the Eurovision Grand Prix. The next day, she will be 20 years old. The unknown of the restaurant presented him with an author; Both wrote the Eurovision song and together they found a name of scene: it will be called Marie Myriam.

Last Frenchwoman to have won Eurovision forty years ago and first portuguese to do it, Marie Myriam sold four million records with the song that made her famous."

More can be read in the biography La fille du Ribatejo. Ribatejo is a part of Portugal in the north of Lisbon along the river Tagus.

To celebrate her 40th anniversary in music, Myriam releases a new compilation album with 40 tracks in which 6 are new songs.


#ESC2017 #EOT weekly report #5

Posted by Pedro.Eurovisionontop on February 19, 2017 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (0)

It's a new week and now we already know 13 songs in total and 8 of them we are going to present to you in this weekly report.

 

As usual you just need to check out eurovisionontop.com to have the updated you need to.

 

 

1. France - a surprise again

 

Alma is the name of the artist who will follow Amir as representative for France. And maybe she doesn't just have the same first letter "A", perhaps she also will have the realistic chance to turn into a fan favorite. The song is fresh and has some arabic influence. And always sounds interesting and at least since Turkey doesn't compete anymore at Eurovision it is something we don't hear so much at the contest.

 

But a song with this sounds coming from France maybe has a special meaning! "Celebrating diversity" a country with terrorist attacks shows at the contests how diversity also has a positive impact on the muical work.


2. Germany - going back to "perfect"!?

Levina won the national selection, being the chosen artist who at the end had two songs the audience could select from. And it was a small surprise that the song "Perfect life" was voted the most.

In the last years the life of the german participants at eurovision was everything but not perfect.

If Levina will be able to change this again and come back to the successful times of Germany will be seen in Kiev.


3. Hungary - the most special entree this year so far

Joci Papai "Origo" won the hungarian national selction of 2017. In the last year Hungary did a good development at Eurovision making a lot of top 10 rankings.

This year Hungary is sending a special song to the contest and we will see if they will be able to continue with the success they had in the last years.


4. Italy - 12 points!?

San Remo was once again the contest choosing the italian singer and entree. And the winner accepted to go to Eurovision Francesco Gabann.

Eurovision 2017 already has the first fan favorite! The song is completly different to the songs we are used to coming from Italy, in the last years.

And maybe this is the biggest surprise and making so many fans like the song. "Occidentali's Karma"


5. Malta - the country will the big wish to win

Claudia Faniello is the winner of the national final and will travel to Kiev for the small sunny island.

Malta is maybe the country with the biggest wish to finally win the eurovision song contest adult version. With the recent victories at the junior version of the contest this wish may have been growing.

At the same time the country is not gettinh Breathless in fighting for it.Good luck for 2017 with a strong voice and song!


6. Poland - always the underdog

Without a big eurovision history of decades the always undersog Poland had some surprised in the last years.

This year Kasia Mos will try again to get the flashlights in the press center and on the red carpet doing an outstanding performance and getting a lot of points from the televote!


7. Spain - this year with the biggest drama so far

It looked everything so nice at the national final. An Eurocasting with an artist getting a white card for the national final and some internal selections. Some fays before the national final there started to come some rumors up, that one of the jury memebers would have a preference for one of the candidates. And since the final there is a big discussion about euroDRAMA, euroFRAUD and bringing the national selection also into national parliament and to court.

Sad for the national spanish music. Actually the selected artist who got 3rd at the televote is Manel Navarro.


8. Switzerland - Apollo...13!?

Timbelle is the winner of the national final this year. The group will perform the song Apollo... if it will be a performance like Apollo 13 or if they will do like some artist the last years who got better and flashed the audience will be seen in Kiev.

Actually the song is not bad but there are maybe still some adjustments needed.



Some more national selections are running. And also two more artist were selected from Israel and Croatia. More about that in the next week.

Don't miss the weekly update. Stay updated!


Pedro de Almeida


Anggun joins Enigma

Posted by eurovision on top on October 15, 2016 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Anggun, the french representative of 2012 joined the band Enigma for their eighth studio album The Fall of a Rebel Angel.


Anggun is one of the album's vocal features and the first single is no more than Sadness (part II)! On it, it is obvious the voice of Anggun!

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Yes, Sadness was the 1990 song that was a massive hit all over the world. It was the first of four singles from the project's first album, MCMXC a.D., and upon its release, it became an international smash hit, reaching number one in 24 countries and the top ten in many others. In the United States, the song peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on its dance chart.


Michael Cretu and Anggun talks about their collaboration for Sadeness (Part II) in the video linked below:


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Celine Dion is number 1 in France

Posted by eurovision on top on May 29, 2016 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

With a bag full of memories, Celine Dion introduces her new original song Encore un soir.

The new single entered the singles chart in France straight to number 1!


Composed by Jean-Jacques Goldman it is a tribute to her husband who died in January.


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Nina Morato: Fanfaron, the video!

Posted by eurovision on top on May 23, 2016 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Nina Morato presented her new album Fanfaron some months ago and the video is now available! The song is available in all digital platforms.


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Nina represented France in 1994:

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