|Posted by Eurovision On Top on March 25, 2018 at 7:05 AM||comments (0)|
Normally we don't put so much attention to the ESC artists who passed away but it is unevitable not to talk about the very first winner of Eurovision.
Lys Assia, has died aged 94. The Swiss-born songstress triumphed at the inaugural edition of the competition with winning song Refrain in her home country in 1956. Rosa Mina Schärer – who turned 94 on March 3 – died on Saturday at Zurich’s Zollikerberg Hospital.
Beloved by all the fans of Eurovision, Lys was considered as Queen of Eurovision and she was present in severall events as a living symbol of the contest.
Lys Assia was always connected to the contest and she entered the Swiss national selection Die grosse Entscheidungs Show to represent Switzerland in Malmö at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with the song "All In Your Head" featuring the hip-hop band New Jack. There were also rumours of Assia representing San Marino, however it was announced on 30 January 2013 that Valentina Monetta would represent San Marino.
The official website of Eurovision published that "In the coming days we will pay tribute to the contest's First Lady by putting her life in the spotlights she enjoyed so much".
picture: press association
|Posted by Pedro.Eurovisionontop on February 24, 2018 at 11:30 AM||comments (0)|
ZIbbz is the duo represting Switzerland. Brother and Sister will perform the song STONES in Lisbon.
Eurovision on top had the chance to speak to Zibbz about Salvador's victory, the host country Portugal and what they think about the theme and slogan of this year. Read now.
1. When you think about Portugal, what is the first thing having in mind?
The great weather, free spirit, sports and the beautiful country! We love it!
2. Have you ever been to Lisbon and what did you like the most? Or what are you the most excited about Lisbon, if it is your first time?
Yes, we visited Lisbon for one day as kids with our grandparents a looong time ago! So we are looking forward to being there, tasting all the amazing food and soaking up the culture and maybe even catching some sunshine on the beach!
3. What was your reaction about the victory of Salvador last year?
We love the fact that, simple, honest and PURE music talent won the contest! It’s time for real, well handcrafted songs to win.
Thank you Salvador!
4. How did the idea come up to participate at the swiss national final?
Of course we always used to watch the ESC with our family when we were kids. But never felt we had the right song to compete. With «Stones» we think we have a song in hand that has the potential to make a little difference in this world.
5. What was your link to eurovision so far?
We like that it brings people of all races together.
6. What do you expect from Eurovision for your musical career?
To play as many shows as possible! Releasing new music videos, and keep creating!
7. What does the theme “All aboard” means to you?
On every ship you have to have a working team/crew. Which we are happy to say we have!
It also tells us that everyone is invited and equal. We can totally relate to that.
8. Eurovision this year will be without big LED walls, what do you think about that fact?
We love that! We are totally „old school". The focus will be on the performers, and the music. That’s the way it should be in our opinion.
9. The inspiration for the theme of this year was the ocean. Which meaning does it has for you?
We LOVE the ocean. It’s a symbol for freedom, travel and adventure.
We used to go sailing with our family, in our heart we are sailors. The sea has a certain free feeling to it, and it makes us feel at home.
10. What is the story behind your song?
We wrote «Stones» in a songwrite-camp with the Canadian songwriter Laurell Barker.
The message is something which moves us all deeply and is sadly still a problem in today’s world. It's about inclusion, equality, diversity and tolerance. It's a call to stand up against bullying and hate.
We thank Zibbz for the interview and wish a lot of fun in Lisbon and all the best for the Eurovision.
Pedro de Almeida
|Posted by Pedro.Eurovisionontop on February 4, 2018 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
Die Entscheidungsshow was once again the format of the swiss national final to find the song for this year.
The six songs where a mix of different styles. But one of the weak editions of the last years.
After the vote of an international jury and the televoting the Band Zibbz won the ticket to Lisbon and will performe the song "Stones".
Last year Switzerland missed the ticket to the grand final, like in Stockholm the year before.
Maybe this year Stones will help Switzerland to return to the grand final and repeat a better result on the score board.
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on September 16, 2017 at 5:55 PM||comments (0)|
Sebalter took part in the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen and finished 13th. He finished the musical career a year later. Now he wants to know it again. With "Awakening", Sebalter presents a new album. The passion for music obviously did not let him go. In his songs Sebalter tells his stories, his experiences of the past two years and his return to music.
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on June 20, 2017 at 2:55 AM||comments (0)|
As promised, we are glad to announce two more name that will take part in the portuguese summer party: Eurovision Live Concert.
From Romania, this year representatives Ilinca and Alex Florea will fly from Bucarest to take part in Setúbal. And from Switzerland, the bandTimebelle will attend the event.
Timebelle and Illinca / Alex Florea will share the stage of the José Afonso Auditorium with portuguese artists Anabela (PT 93), Celia Lawson (PT 97), Sanja Vučić (SB 16) and Nathan Trent (Au 17).
More names will be announced during the next weeks.