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Where war and eurovision are so close

Posted by Pedro.Eurovisionontop on May 10, 2017 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The contest kicked officially off last night, so it’s time also to have another kind of view on the host country. For sure in the last year there have been no other country, which was so proud of being hosting the contest. And for the press and fans there has never been a country where eurovision and war has been so close.


Kiev is not just celebrating the biggest show in the world, they are also at the same time celebrating the victory about the Nazis in 1945. Also symbolic the two things are very close, because at the Maidan square in Kiev there is the memory of these second world war next to the eurovision logo, where locals and worldwide fans take pictures.


Maybe there are also less countries where kids are so used to war, that is looks natural to them to play with war guns. Also the performance of kids in army outfits seem to be part of the culture and something what has been seen during local memory parties in Kiev.


Also at the venue you notice everywhere that this country is in a war. So many police and militaries everywhere around the venue. Something we learnt to be used to again after the terrorism attacks in Brussels and France the last years. But still feels like strange in the eurovision environment.


Celebrate diversity is the theme of the eurovision - maybe we have to learn that diversity is also the diverse ways of life…with peace or a peaceful life within war.



It remembered how thankful everyone should be for a peaceful europe as place where to live. And how much respect we should have for countries which are fighting every day for have a normal life and this without guns!


And if Eurovision helps Ukraine to do a step into this direction we have to say, we absolutely love to do it.



Pedro de Almeida

Last technical rehearsals - Big 5 + host

Posted by Pedro.Eurovisionontop on May 7, 2017 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Today it's the last day of the technical rehearsals and here you go with our opinion:


Ukraine - it's a powerful rock song, a cool staging with a special effect of a 3D head on stage. Complete contrast to the song of last year. TOP 10


Italy - the big favorit was the second coming on stage today for the rehearsal. It's fresh, colourful, with a lot of energy. No doubt - Italy is the big favorite to win the contest. It will be very important to see how the people at home will like the monkey dance TOP 5


Spain - feedbacks in the press center "they will become last" - they try to do something like a summer hit, but it looks like a spring flop potential LAST PLACE


Germany - firework! Levina surprises, it has some special effects like wind machine, but everthing in the right mix. It looks like Germany won't repeat the last place. TOP 15


United Kingdom - are the golden times of UK coming back? The staging is perfect, good vocal performance and good camera views. TOP 10


France -

Kiev a perfect host without being perfect

Posted by Pedro.Eurovisionontop on May 6, 2017 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Kiev - the host of the eurovision song contest 2017 welcomes all the fans and press with a lovely sunny weather. The city is getting more and more ready for the grand final on 13th may. Everywhere people are working on fixing the last thing around the arena. Maybe different to other nordic hosts of the last years Kiev seems to be a even more proud host. There are this thousand details all over the city e.g. beer bottles with the eurovision logo in the supermarket.

Kiev is prepared, maybe also not this perfect way nordic cities were the last years, but on a very natural way. Arriving at the airport there is a welcome point, which looks a bit busy and not well organised, but it changes immediately, when the volunteers smile to you and show a big effort to help.

 

One of the best things for the press for sure are the prices for food, drinks and taxi. Just to give a idea, in the euroclub the local beer costs 1,37 Euro. And by the way, thats three times more expensive comparing with the supermarket.


See some first impressions of KIEV the host city and stay tuned to get a first review of the rehearsals.


Pedro de Almeida

New releases from Russia and Ukraine

Posted by Eurovision On Top on September 26, 2016 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Autumn is a great time for releases since the Euphoria of all the Summer Hits that surrounded our ears are just memories.

Since taking part in Eurovision is more or less a synonimous of success, at least in Russia and in Ukraine, we can  find new songs from several artists from the former Soviet countries.

And if you are asking why we put russian and ukrainian artists in the same post, just check the charts of both countries and you will be surprised!


Olexandr Ponomoryev

 

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Elena Teknikova (former Serebro)

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Dima Bilan

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Svetlana Loboda

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Buranovkiye Babushki

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Zlata Ognevich

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Lena Katina (former TATU)

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Mariya Yaremchuk

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Philipp Kirkorov

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Ani Lorak

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Aleksey Vorobyov

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iTunes: Sweden is the most successfull song

Posted by Eurovision On Top on May 16, 2016 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

iTunes is full of ESC songs this year prooving that the quality is good as all the songs radio plays... we think maybe better!


And of course the audience is having a good reaction at least a quick good reaction in Itunes.Yesterday, one day after the big final and the victory of Ukraine, 22 songs entered the WORLD iTunes TOP 200! 21 songs entered the EUROPEAN iTunes TOP 200!


The best ranked song is If I were sorry from Sweden and of course 1944! The song from Frans is now charting in the TOP 10 of 19 countries and it's number 1 in Estonia, Latvia and Slovenia.


1944 is in the TOP 10 of 17 countries but topping only in Ukraine. Jamala's entry is also number 2 in Belarus, Russia and Cyprus.


The Australian entry is ranked in the TOP 10 of 12 countries and it's number 1 in Malta, while the russian entry is number 1 in Russia and we can find it in the TOP 10 of 9 countries.

The polish entry is now number 3 in Belarus but it's also popular in Poland and in Ukraine.


Check the full results below along with some ESC songs and the last hit from Mans Zelmerlow presented in the final last saturday.



 

 

The country that aparently included more songs is Austria will all of the songs ranked in the box above.