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Is Conchita THE GREATEST SHOWMAN?

Posted by eurovision on top on June 28, 2017 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron´s film is titled THE GREATEST SHOWMAN!

As the name shows it is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

The Greatest Showman is scheduled to be released by 20th Century Fox on December 25, 2017 but our dear Conchita Wurst posted yesterday on the social media "Can't wait to share more about the special project I did for this film!"

What will it be?

So far, we can see a woman with beard in the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baLQMcOVIPU

We expect to have more news very soon!




source: Conchita's facebook


#ESC2017 #EOT weekly report #2

Posted by Pedro.Eurovisionontop on January 8, 2017 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Starting the new year a lot of people are re-starting after all the holidays into normal life, others are just celebration christmas. Also the Eurovision preparations are running an in this season a lot of songs a and artists will be selected in february and march.


Anyhow - enough time to go through the already known artists.New week - new update about the Eurovision 2017 and the next three artist we want to introduce to you.


Eurovision turned for a lot of artists and countries into the platform for young and very talented artists. All over the world the talent shows like Idol, The Voice, Raising Star, X Factor etc. bring up every year lots of talented singers, which are voted by the people at home.


But the biggest challenge for this winners is to keep in mind and to really start up a musical career which least longer than some weeks. Thats the reason why more and more this artists decide to go to Eurovision and use this international event to promote themselfes. And in a lot of cases it really helps them.


The 3 artists we want to introduce to you this week are a good example for this talented artists.



1. Austria - goes back to smart and talented

2011 was the year when Nathan Trent was at the austrian version of X factor with a band and made a 11th place. He worked on his muscial career in Vienna and was also one of the favorites for the german pre selection of this year.


In 2016 he released his first single called "Like it is" - which maybe gives you an idea about him, his talent and his voice:


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2. O'G3NE - Junior Eurovision, The Voice and now Eurovision?

It remebers a bit the band the corrs, sisters making music together. The three sisters Shelly, Lisa and Amy are the band O'G3NE.

The three girls already participated at the Junior Eurovision in 2007.

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7 years later they won the dutch The Voice as the sister girl band O'G3NE. In the blind auditions they have been to former dutch participants of the last years. Trijntje (2015) and Ilse DeLange (2014 - The Common Linnets).

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And the two ladies are a good example of how the dutch participation have been in the last years, being in 2014 very close to the victory and 2015 stucking the semi final. Any how the girls did not choose any of the two ladies as coach. And at the end they won anyhow.

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And in 2016 they have been internally selected as the representative for The Netherlands in Kiev.


3. Belgium - Blanche, will she follow on the road of success of the last years?


An other Voice of Europe and talented young girl. She participated in 2016 at the belgian version of the Voice and made it to the semi final.

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Her name is Ellie Dellvaux and maybe be she will be one of the youngest artist if this year with 17 years in may.



Keep tuned and updated about all important news related to Eurovision 2017



Pedro de Almeida


Zoe in Pregau

Posted by eurovision on top on June 11, 2016 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Zoe is playing the role of Rosa in the film Pregau. It is a film about coercion, extortion and murder.


The trailer is online and you can see Zoe on it:


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ESC songs in iTunes #2

Posted by eurovision on top on May 12, 2016 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (0)

iTunes showed clear signs of Eurovision one day after the 1st semifinal and in case it predicted the first countries to qualify than it will be a good indicator to predict the winner just like in the last two years. 


The Russian entry is now in 16 charts all over europe, being number 1 in Russia and in Latvia.


Zoe and Frans are both in the charts of 12 countries, with If I were sorry peaking the number 1 in Sweden.


Amir still in 10 countries with the best position at number 8 in France.


And as a surprise, we find Douwe Bob in 6 countries, being number 1 in Estonia and in The Netherlands. 


Check the full positions:

Sergey Lazarev - You are the only one (16 countries)

175 France; 45 Netherlands; 80 Switzerland; 73 Spain; 79 Norway; 1 Russia; 17 Sweden; 73 Austria; 38 Belgium; 8 Finland; 97 Ireland; 3 Ukraine; 6 Belarus; 6 Estonia; 1 Latvia; 193 Malta


Zoe – Loin d’ici (12 countries)

192 Germany; 52 Netherlands ; 116 Switzerland ; 111 Spain ; 58 Norway ; 155 Russia ; 30 Sweden; 13 Austria; 76 Belgium; 111 Denmark; 40 Finland


 

Frans - If I Were Sorry (12 countries)

35 Netherlands; 180 Italy; 157 Switzerland; 51 Norway; 183 Russia; 1 Sweden; 38 Austria; 138 Belgium; 77 Denmark; 130 Ireland; 2 Estonia; 3 Lithuania


 

Amir - J'ai cherché (10 countries)

8 France ; 92 Netherlands ; 132 Switzerland ; 109 Spain ; 120 Norway ; 79 Russia ; 53 Sweden; 198 Austria; 74 Belgium; 141 Lithuania


 

Douwe Bob - Slow Down (6 coutries)

1 Netherlands; 130 Norway; 75 Sweden; 74 Austria; 189 Belgium; 1 Estonia


Ira Losco - Walk on water (1 country)

4 Malta


Gabriela Guncikova - I stand

3 Czech Republic


Dami Im - Sound of Silence (1 country)

51 Australia

 



Considering these results, Sergey might have been the first to qualifiy in the first semifinal with Zoe as the runner up.


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ZOE: my song should put a smile on the face of those who listen to it

Posted by Pedro.Eurovisionontop on April 30, 2016 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Austria is back! After a zero points performance as host country this year Austria looks like fighting for a top 10 ranking. ZOE is the surprise of this year and Austria the country showing that french still can work in the eurovision song contest.


Read now what Zoe has to tell us, why she is singing in french and what her objectives are.


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

I am ZOE from Vienna in Austria, and I am a 19 years old singer, songwriter and actress. I sing since I was a little child and I was always surrounded by music, since my father is a songwriter and music producer and my mother was a singer in a Rockband also. Right after my school leaving exam, I wanted to start my professional career as a songwriter and singer. My father wanted me to study, but since he had to realize that I wouldn’t abondon my biggest dream, he decided to help me and to work with me. ☺ Last year, I participated for the first time in the austrian preselection to the song contest but did not make it. Right after this, I released my first single, and I was lucky that it became a hit in Austria ☺ In Oct 2015, I released my first album „debut“ and since then I was touring and finally participated to the austrian preselections of the Eurovision. And here I am - Maybe some things changed during the last summer and now but I am still the same ☺

 

2. Which link did you have to Eurovision before this year’s victory?

Since I was a little kid, I have always been fascinated by this great event! The stage, the lights, the amazing singers and the staging . We always watched the Eurovision at home.

 

3. How did you decide to participate again at the national final?

I already participated last year in the National preliminaries for the Austrian Entry 2015, but didn’t make it. Then the ORF (the national broadcaster) asked me if I wanted to try it again. The most important thing for me was to stay true to myself and to be able to sing in the language that I wanted.

Since I was allowed to present a frech song and since it was always my dream I said yes and I made it!

 

4. What was for you the difference between last and this year? Did you prepare different?

Last year I didn’t make I, but it was a really great experience and a lot of things happened afterwards: I released my first album debut, I started a tour and continued acting for some tv productions. I think I got more self confident, I had the chance to get a lot of experience on stage in the meantime since I was touring a lot and I got used to a lot of promo work ☺

 

5. Maybe one of the questions you hear the most time. Why do you sing in French?

Well, we are really francophil at home. My grandparents live in Paris since two decades. My dad and I attended the French school in Vienna so I really grew up addicted to the French culture and French is like a second mother tongue for me. I always loved to sing in French. And when my father and I started to work on my first album, we just had the guts feeling that it should be in french. There was no calculation and no thinking. Just a feeling that it would fit to me. ☺

 

 

6. What is the story behind your song?

Loin d’ici“ is a song about a journey to an imaginary paradise – a place where everyone is happy singing and dancing. It’s not a physical place, more a state of mind. „Loin d’ici“ is meant to radiate positive vibes to put a smile on the faces of those who listen to it. ☺

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7. What was so far (besides winning the national final) your musical highlight of your career?

I think my first participation at the austrian preselection to the Eurovision was an important milestone for me, and the release of my first album was another important highlight ☺

 

8. What are the plans for the stage performance? Will it be the same like in the Austrian final?

We will try to tell the story of the song, the journey to paradise, by walking through a fantasy land. I will be walking on a path the whole song through and the landscapes will change from winter to colourful meadows.


9. Where have you been in 2014, when Conchita won the contest in Copenhagen?

I was home watching the Eurovision with friends. We had a party, and when Conchita won we freaked out!

 

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

I would love to release a new album, but the focus is currently on the Eurovision. Anyways I'm getting inspired to write new songs everyday by all the amazingly exciting things that are happening to me for the moment :)


ZOE for sure will put a lot of smiles into million of faces all over europe. Already in Amsterdam she made a whole audience scream and sing her song.

Eurovision on top will follow her in Stockhoölm and let you know how many faces will smile during her performance.


Pedro de Almeida