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Five things about ManuELLA

Posted by eurovision on top on April 21, 2016 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)


"Ella es Manuela"! But who really is ManuELLA?

1. Her real name is Manuela Brečko.

2. At the age of 16, she performed as a solo artist for Spet Doma, one of Slovenia’s most popular music TV programme and thus got first attention on the national level.

3. In 2010, she was chosen among the best 100 in the talent show Das Supertalent in Germany.

4. In 2011, she competed in Misija Evrovizija, and placed in the Top Four.

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5. She studied in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering.



Vili Resnik joins Pop Design again

Posted by eurovision on top on March 23, 2016 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The Slovenian pop group Pop Design is been active since 1985. The founding members of the group have been Tone Košmrlj , Jani Marinšek , Marko Derlink , Damjan Tomažin and Danilo Čampa. In 1988 Miran Rudan joined band and they achieve a big popularity. 

After Miran Rudan leaving the band in 1990, Vili Resnik  joined the group. Vili was then a unknown singer but in this period they were very successful, as in the five years of cooperation in Slovenia carried out a greater number of concerts and recorded six albums with multiple hits.

Vili left the band 5 years later and tried a solo career by participatin in EMA for 3 times from 1996 to 1998 when he finally won with  Naj bogovi slišijo. In 2001 and around 2006, Vili returned twice to Pop Design and now one time more!

Now, after more than 20 albums the band releases the song Kot ostrina noža.

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Eurovision Artists: a second try (part 2)

Posted by eurovision on top on February 15, 2016 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest for the second time seems to be a dream for former ESC artists even if they won like happened with Dana International, Carola or Niamh Kavanagh.





Let's make a journey across this years National Finals to see who are the repeating contender. In case they don't win their national finals they will join our charts as they are former Eurovision Artists.

Greta Salomé shared her first Eurovision experience with Jónsi but now she wants to be there alone. In the first heat of Söngvakeppnin 2016 she won the ticket for the final singing Raddirnar.

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Kállay Saunders band is trying to win  A Dal 2016 and next saturday the will play hard to win the ticket for the final. Who we are is the song.

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The black and yellow singer from Slovenia in 2001 is back and trying to represent her country again in Eurovision. We are talking of course about Nusa Derenda. Back to Melodifestivalen we will find Martin Stenmarck, that will not be in Las Vegas but will sing Du tar mig tillbaks.

The Romanian National Final, Selecția Națională 2016, will be held in March and it is public that Mihai Traistariu will try again. Now, with Paradisio.

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It's never clear if the winner of San Remo is the Italian representative in Eurovision. This year, Enrico Ruggeri tried again recalling that Il primo amore non si scorda mai.

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And finally, the very first participant from Poland will try again since she submitted a song for Krajowe Eliminacje. She's of course the legendary To nie ja singer, Edyta Gorniak. This time trying to be Grateful.

ESC 2015 - new songs of: Maraaya, The Makemakes and Vaidas

Posted by Pedro.Eurovisionontop on October 6, 2015 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

This week there are three songs of Eurovision artists of 2015, which we proudly can present to you.


For Vienna Maraaya was one of the big favorites. In the grand final the starting number one didn't help, but anyhow Maraaya convinced europe about her musical talent and the outstanding voice.
This week Maraaya released a new single with th same voice and a very good sound.

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The Makemakes - from zero to hero?
In Vienna they didn't get a single point from the european public. But that seam not to have had any impact on their musical career afterwards. A tour with one republic and a own tour through Austria are the actual "points" of this sympathic band of the Eurovision host country 2015.
With the actual single "little is much more" the band could have made a tribute to their eurovision participation. Perhaps the little points were much more for this band than anything else. The band actually trys to convince Europe again. If they will get their first points and perhaps surprise making it to the Eurovision on top charts it's completly in your hands.

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In Vienna he was one of the most wanted men. The happy song conviced europe and Lithuania had a hugh success at the contest of this year. All over europe for sure a lot of women would have love to switch with Monica and be kissed. Also in the new video of Vaidas he is kissing again a woman. This time it is under a shower. And once again Vaidas convinces with a good song. If it will rain votes for him or not is only and just up to you.

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Maraaya: I use my headphones to revoke my emotions from the studio

Posted by Pedro.Eurovisionontop on May 2, 2015 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)
Headphones! This is the short description for the slovenian entree of 2015. The next thing most of the people will remember is the voice of the front singer and perhaps the woman playing the air violin. It is Maraaya! One of the favorites of the year 2015! What is a totally new role for this small ex yugoslavian country. Since 1993 they participate and the best score have been two times a 7th rank, one of them 20 years ago (1995) and the other 2001. The last decade slovenia mostly kept in the semi final. But perhaps this year that will change and Slovenia will be back in the top 10.

Eurovision on top had the great honor to meet Maraaya at the Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam and we feel happy about the special greetings they send to YOU!

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What is the name Maraaya standing for? What is the reason for the headphones and what will they do after Eurovision? Find out the answers to this and other questions in the following interview. Enjoy!

1. Maraaya would you like to introduce yourself to our readers? Who is Maraaya?
Raay: Maraaya is Marjetka and Raay, Marjetka is the singer and songwriter; I am producer and song writer. We are a couple of more than 10 years, we have two sons. Marjetka is also a pop vocal coach.
Marjetka: Raay is one of the most successful producers in Slovenia.

2. What do you like to do besides singing?
Eating, sleeping, although we are deprived of sleep lately (laugh). We try to spend as much time as we can with our two sons. When we have time we like to watch tv series, we like to go out in nature.

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3. What is the meaning of your song for you?
Marjetka: The song is about friendship, I believe people can relate to the song. It holds a message about a true friendship, when you can count on somebody, when you are down, when everything is falling apart, that you know, that somebody is there for you. That gives people hope. It is nice to know that somebody can count on you and that you can count on somebody.

4. You get a lot of positive feedback from all over Europe. What do you think about that? This shows us, that we are on the right track. It means a great deal to us, that Slovenian song is so well excepted. Al this gives us additional energy for the preparations. We hope that people will see and feel all our music through this song.

5. Did you ever heard about being compared with Amy Winehouse? What do you think about it?
Marjetka: I heard a lot of comparisons that of course flatter me. With all the singers being mentioned Amy, Duffy, Adele, Paloma Faith it goes about the modern way of intimate interpretation and I of course am flattered to be compared to them, I never imagined that I could be. But I have to admit that every singer is special in it’s own way and so am I.

6. What is the reason for having headphones on stage?
Marjetka: I use my headphones to revoke my emotions from the studio. When I am on the stage and performing with headphones I feel as if I am in studio. That’s how I stay calm and it is easier to me to give people my true emotions. I was always wondering how to perform with the same intimacy and emotions like in the studio. When I found a solution – the headphones- It is just great. So the headphones became our image.

7. How will be the performance at Eurovision? Will there be the woman playing the air violin?
Raay: Air violinist is an important part of our show and at the same time an element that symbolizes a bit different music, a bit different thinking.

8. Slovenia never won the contest. What do you think is the reason for that?
Raay: The moment was never right, sometimes the year of our song was not right, sometimes we did not choose the right song, sometimes the competition was to strong. It is important to keep going, keep trying your best. I believe that even Slovenia can win one day.

9. Do you think that you have a realistic chance to win it and to bring for the first time the contest do Slovenia?
Slovenians are still not sure that we as a country can ever win, because of all the talk of smaller countries being disadvantaged. If we talk only of music yes, we have a chance, like any other song that has been noticed has. We hope that only music counts and that the chances are there.

10. Which link do you have to the contest?
In Slovenia there is quite a tradition to watch Eurovision with family and friends, and we watch it every year. For any musician this is a great opportunity to present your song to a broad audience of Europe.

11. Which is your all time favorite entree of Slovenia?
Marjetka: Of course last year’s Tinkara Kovač, because Raay wrote the song.
Raay: Yes, the memories are still fresh, so yes it is my favorite entry, but beside that we loved Maja Keuc in 2011, Nuša Derenda with Energy and so on…

12. With which former Eurovision artist would you like to perform a duet?
Marjetka: It is har to say. Momentarely we have no one in mind. Maybe Lena.
Raay: It would be interesting to hear Alexander Rybak to play the violin part.

13. What are your targets after Eurovision? Already any musical projects?
We are planning the release of EP, we already prepared three singles for future. We will go our planned way. Eurovision is a stop in between for us. We will be promoting our music around Europe.

14. What would be the worst thing which could happen to you in Vienna?
The worst thing would be that we would be too late for all the good food at the opening party. (laugh)

Maraaya is not just a good duo on stage, but also in their private live. The couple are proud parents and they not just love the music, but also their family. Their sons will also be in Vienna for some days. Eurovision on top will be there too, to see if the favorite role will keep on Slovenia and how they will handle it. Maraaya will see if Europe will be „here for you“ to vote for them. Maraaya, thank you for the interview and the video and we wish the best of luck.

Pedro de Almeida