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Top 10 movies where you can find Eurovision Songs

Posted by Eurovision On Top on February 24, 2019 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Today is the brightest night of Hollywood in a parade of stars where the best films of the year are awarded! The Oscars are there! But wait! What does this have to do with Eurovision? Anything... or maybe something! This is the right time to find Eurovision songs in several films. Certainly you are expecting to find in this disorderly list the movie Mamma Mia 2 or to find "Volare". We could also include the israeli film Cupcakes about Eurovision... But we wanted to try to surprise you a little more! This is our Top 10 movies where you can find Eurovision Songs and... some of them were also Oscars nominees!

1


  • Snowman (2017)
  • ESC song: Congratulations (Cliff Richard, 1968) performed by Gitte Haenning


2


 

  • The Martian (2015) - Oscars - 7 nominations
  • ESC song: Waterloo (ABBA, 1974)

  

3


 

  • SPY (2015)
  • ESC song: Dancing Lasha Tumbai (Verka Serduchka, 2007) 


4

 

  • Wild Tales (2014) - Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film 
  • ESC song: Hallelujah (Gali Atari & Milk and Honey, 1979)


5



  • The beautiful person (2008)
  • ESC song: Elle était si jolie (Alain Barriere, 1963)

  


6


 

  • Au cul du loup (2011)
  • ESC song: Love Power (The KMG's, 2007)

  

7


 

  • Sicko (2007) - Oscar nominee Best Documentary
  • ESC song: L´amour est bleu (Vicky Leandros, 1967)

  

8



  • The Thing (2011)
  • ESC song: Samidd aednan (Sverr Kjelsberg & Mattis Haeta, 1980) 


9


 

  • Grbavica - The land of my dreams (2006)
  • ESC song: Zovi (Femminem, 2005) 


10

 

  • EX (2009)
  • ESC song: Fiumi di parole (Jalisse, 1997)


Who's trying to comeback to Eurovision?

Posted by Eurovision On Top on January 27, 2019 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Eurovision is not just a thing of new artists. Every year there are several who want to repeat the experience already lived in previous years. In the race for Tel Aviv there is no exception. Despite the rumors that have circulated about artists who have intended to return but have withdrawn their applications, especially in Romania, many are betting heavily on their returns. These are some of them:


Estonia

Sandra Nurmsalu will be competing in the first semifinal of Eesti Laul, next January 31st with the song "Soovide puu". Sandra represented her country with Urban Symphony in 2009 and finished 6th in the grand final.


Iceland

Friðrik Ómar (2008 ), is back with "Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað?" and Hera Bjork is back again with "Eitt andartak". They will be performing in the 2nd and 1st semifinal of Söngvakeppnin, respectively. Hera ended up finishing 19th with 41 points in 2010 and Fridrik with Eurobandið ended 14th in the final with "This is my Life". Fridrik once again participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 as a backing-vocalist in the Icelandic entry performed by Yohanna.


Norway 

Mørland with "En livredd mann" is trying to comeback to Eurovision after A Monster like me in 2015 with which he placed 8th.


Sweden

Anna Bergendahl will sing "Ashes to Ashes" in the first semifinal of Melodifestivalen 2019. Anna had a huge success in Sweden with her ESC entry from 2010 despite she was unable to qualify for the final. Arvingarna will also be back with "I Do" (semifinal 4) trying to repeat the success of Eloise in 1993, 7th place. Martin Stenmarck will sing "Låt skiten brinna" in the third semifinal of the swedish contest. He represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 with "Las Vegas", finishing 19th. The competition will be held between 2 February 2019 and 9 March 2019.


Italy

Il Volo finished third in 2015 but are now back with "Musica che resta". The final of San Remo Festival will be on the 9th of February. 


San Marino

The first returning name confirmed to ESC is Serhat. Celebrating its tenth year in the Eurovision Song Contest, San Marino RTV invited Serhat to represent the country again. He participated in 2016 as well, when he represented the small republic with the song 'I Didn't Know'. We will see him again in Tel Aviv!





ABBA's new material only after Summer

Posted by Eurovision On Top on January 27, 2019 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

According to the british website Official Charts, we have a long wait till we can listen new songs from ABBA reunited! Well... it's only some months compared to what we've been waiting!


As we can read in the website "The quartet, who parted ways 35 years ago, have recorded new music for a 'Virtual Abba' experience, which is expected to happen this year. The songs, called I Still Have Faith In You and Don't Shut Me Down, are hopefully being released in the second half of 2019. A representant told Variety: "No release before the summer," they said. "Hopefully this fall."


Benny Andersson said legal compilations had pushed back the virtual tour and therefore the new music. “We are still trying to establish the agreement that needs to be done to be able to continue," he explained. "We are good. It’s the other side, everything that has to be done, everything that has to be drawn. It’s delayed. It’s not our doing."


In the interview, Andersson teased the possibility of a third new song, to be released when the show launches. Talking about recording together again, he said: "We had such a good time, we really, really did, we were all back to where we ended, having fun. It was just like no time had passed, we all felt that and we were all happy about feeling that."


source: official charts



AWARDS19: Song of the year

Posted by Eurovision On Top on January 22, 2019 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The song of the year as chosen by you is the song that can represent the taste of our readers. All the winning songs became classics!

Michal Szpak and Zdravko Colic were the only contenders nominated for the 3rd time. Szpak won in 2017 and Colic in 2018. All the others were nominated for the first time. These are the results:

King of the season - Michal Szpak 53%

Tebe cuvam za kraj - Zdravko Colic 23%

Before I Go - Guy Sebastian 8%

Papillon - Lara Fabian 7%

Karma - Yanna Terzi 6%

Tamid - Moran Mazor 3%


AWARDS19: Album of the year

Posted by Eurovision On Top on January 20, 2019 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The Album of the year it's a classic work considered as a masterpiece that every eurofan should have in their shelf.

Marco Mengoni won in 2014 and was also nominated in 2017 - this was his 3rd nomination in this category. Conchita was back to the nominations after winning in 2016 with her album. Anouk and Brainstorm were also nominated before in 2014 and 2013 respectively. Zdravko Colic and Michal Szpak were indicated for this category for the 1st time. These are the results:

Ono malo srece - Zdravko Colic 41%

Atlantico - Marco Mengoni 23%

Dreamer - Michal Szpak 22%

From Vienna with Love - Conchita and Wiener Symphoniker 9%

Wen d'r maar aan - Anouk 3%

Par to zenu, kas sit skarda bungas - Prāta Vētra 2%