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ManuElla: the song is about finding strength and happiness within ourselves

Posted by Pedro.Eurovisionontop on April 30, 2016 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Slovenia was one of the favorites last year and returnes with a nice song, not being one of the favorites but for sure a potential evergreen song.

Eurovision had the chance to interview the beautiful ManuElla and we spoke with her about her participation.


ManuElla sends special greetings to all our readers:


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1. ManuElla - would you like to present yourself to our readers? Who was ManuElla the last summer and who is ManuElla actually?

I grew up in a small Slovene town Laško, which is known by its good beer. Since I can remember, music was a big part of my life. I started singing when I was a little girl and I knew right away I always want to keep music close.


I've got a sister and a loving family who always supported me in my music. The person who gave me the most support and showed me the love for music was my father who sadly passed away last year. But it all made me even stronger and my passion for singing got even stronger.


Last year I lost my loving father, but now, I live my dreams and think of him a lot knowing, that he would be the most proud father on the world.


2. What is the story behind the way of writing your name like “ManuElla”?

My official name is Manuella. Because I really like my name, I was thinking about how to make it even more visible. Since many of my friends call me Mani or Ella, I merged these two names together in one word where E is capitalized.

 

3. You participated with 16 at a casting show. How was that experience?

This experience was unforgettable and confirmation for me, that singing is my mission where I enjoy a lot. And I knew that my dreams being a professional singer will one day become reality.

4. 
What changed since then?

A lot! I have grown up, became mature person. I gained a lot of music and life experiences, knowledge ... There’s only one thing that didn’t changed – my desire for music remained ☺

 

5. Is It true that you also participated at the german casting show “supertalent”? What was the reason for that? And why did you choose this casting show?

That’s true. In 2010 I was classified in top 100 talents in RTL show Das Supertalent. Even then I wanted to take the opportunity and present myself beyond the boundaries of my small country Slovenia.

 

6. What was the reason for you to participate again at the national final?

The song Blue and Red was composed for my first album, which is in the making, but later, we felt that this is the right song for Eurovision stage.

 

7. How was it for you to win the national final?

The feeling was amazing, almost impossible to describe! I am still so overwhelmed and grateful for the support people showed me.


8. What is the story behind your song?

'Blue and Red' is a song about (my) relationship that we can all probably relate to at some point of our lives. It's about ups and downs. Blue symbolizes sad and unhappy emotions, while red symbolizes love and passion. It's important that we are aware of all these feelings but also to understand that it's sometimes better to let go and find our own happiness. So that was the main message, finding strength and happiness within ourselves.

 

9. What are the actual plans for the staging?

It is definitely going to be different than the performance on Ema 2016. Me and my whole team are working really hard these days to crate a good stage performance. I can reveal that world famous dancer and coreographer Anže Škrube is preparing stage performacne and David Hojnik - DH fashion will design my amazing dress. All the rest is still a secret.


10. Which targets do you have till, during and most important after Eurovision?

There is a lot of promotion that I'm doing, of course planning the dress, stage performance, practicing. At the Eurovision I expect one unforgettable experience, lots of great music. I'm really looking forward to the whole Eurovision adventure, I am not stressed about the results, I only want to give the best of me, and I hope people will see and feel my passion and enjoy with me. After that, I will get back to writing and recording songs for my first album that has been in the making.

 

We thank ManuElla for her time and the video greeting. 

Eurovision on top will as well follow ManuElla and let you know how she will make in Stockholm.


Pedro de Almeida

5 things about Michal Szpak

Posted by Eurovision On Top on April 10, 2016 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Poland, no Margaret and no Edyta Gorniak! Michal was the chosen one. Find more about this mysterious guy.


1. He lives in Warsaw, where he doing a psychology degree at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities.


2. Michal placed 2nd in the first series of the Polish X Factor in 2011. The winner was Gienek Loska.

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3. Michał Szpak participated in the 13th edition of the Polish version of Dancing with the Stars - Taniec z gwiazdami, where he reached the 5th place in the competition.

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4. DRUTEX company, the biggest producer of PVC windows and doors in Europe, sponsored Michal Szpak first album, titled "XI", issued by Universal Music Poland in 2011.

5. "Byle być sobą" is the second album by Michał Szpak. It was released in Poland on November 13, 2015 through Sony Music Entertainment Poland.

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Maria Magdalena: The new project of Justyna

Posted by Eurovision On Top on March 8, 2016 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

First it was kept as a secret but the unmistakeable voice of Justyna Steczkowska reveal it too son. Maria Magdalena is one of the projects of the artist and it is going on tour now with it's Premiere next March 10th in Wroclaw.


Months ago Justyna Steczkowska in an interview on breakfast television admitted that Maria Magdalena is actually her alter ego.

"Maria Magdalena is a project that was created as a gift for people and with hope that they would understand the message and allow those who bring them more than just entertainment to continue working. All the authors engaged use nicknames to remain anonymous, giving the project the chance to be recognized for its value and not for the names behind it."


As it is written in the website of the project "Music and image are available for free, created in the name of the idea ”art for art’s sake” and a specific manifesto of respect for the artists and their work" because "in the ages of the internet and everyday hectic schedules we slowly tend to forget about intellectual values".


The album titled, “Pilgrimage of the Soul”, can be downloaded for free in the website http://www.mm-allisone.com/.


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Justyna's new album with a serbian flavour

Posted by Eurovision On Top on November 12, 2015 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Justyna Steczkowska, one of the greatest and most respected Polish artists and Boban Markovic - the most famous Serbian Roma trumpet player - and his Orchestra joined forces, resulting in the hit album I Na Co Mi Było?

Justyna Steczkowska with the aim of this international project plays the gypsy femme fatale, and her image for the album perfectly reflects the unique character of the whole project.

 

The album, released by T1-NOW, promote two singles: “Kto wciska mi kit” and “Biel całuje biel”, which rapidly conquered the hearts of listeners. The album is now in the polish album charts.


The tracklist:

  • 1. Kto i z kim - siwy dym
  • 2. Kto wciska mi kit
  • 3. Maruska
  • 4. Biel całuje biel
  • 5. Wszechmogący (Ty co masz...)
  • 6. Rumunija
  • 7. I na co mi to było?
  • 8. U mnie rzuć kotwicę
  • 9. Vranjski cocek
  • 10. Los to łobuz
  • 11. Dżelem, Dżelem
  • 12. Płoną maki, kapie wino



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The video is produced by Piotr Smoleński.

Donatan & Cleo: 3 months - 37 concerts

Posted by Eurovision On Top on July 16, 2015 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

They arrived at the ESC 2014 as the new Polish sensation. After that it came a hand full of singles and a #1 album. Now it's time for a long tour.

 

Almost half of June was spent with live shows and the dates for July were released on 30 June. "Hiper Chimera Tour" has been a tremendous success and as a result of it the debut album "Hiper Chimera" is climbing up again the Polish Charts.


The album was released on 7 November 2014, debuting at #1 on the domestic charts selling gold on it's first week.

On 30 June 2015 the album is at #33 with a double platinum status (60 000 copies sold). Is a third platinum on the way?


 

Donatan & Cleo have been on tour almost ever since they first appeared. We recall you that on November 2014 (when the album was released) they performed across 13 Polish cities.

On May 2015 they toured around 13 places.

On June 2015 they performed 14 shows.

For July 2015 they have 10 dates booked.

Dates for August are expected soon.


 

Below you can recall two singles / videos taken from "Hiper Chimera".

"Brać" was released on September 2014 and it features the popular artist Enej.

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"B.I.T." is the latest single/video and it also added to our video section.

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