|Posted by Pedro.Eurovisionontop on January 27, 2018 at 6:00 PM||comments (1)|
Merci or may be Pardon!?
Destination Eurovision was a new show concept of France 2 with a really good show and good songs. In a very exciting voting with 8 international juries, which clearly voted for Lisandro Cuxi and the song Eva, the voting system gave to the france televote the opportunity to change with the last votes the whole result.
Madame Monsieur and the song Merci won the national final due to the highest voting from the televote.
The interesting question if it really will help France for the final result in Lisbon to ignore the taste and votes of the international jury and and the end to send what they nationally liked more.
Merci ou Pardon, that may be what the france national broadcaster will think after the grand final in Lisbon.
Pedro de Almeida
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on August 13, 2017 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
After some soundtracks, the singer of Divine in Eurovision found the Mind Gamers which not need to bother with the laws of time and space, or even gravity.
It was in Sydney that the supergroup’s three minds collided. Parisian-by-way-of-Venus Sébastien Tellier was touring the Milky Way when he stopped by to preach to his Alliance Bleue faithful. Among them was Daniel Stricker, who moonlights behind the Midnight Juggernauts’ drumkit, where he has been known to conjure up the ghosts of E.L.O. and Sparks’ greatest incantations. Cosmic hitchhiker John Kirby – whose travel companions have included Blood Orange, Cypress Hill, Solange or Money Mark – on a pit-stop between Los Angeles and Ásgard, mesmerized them with his consciousness-warping keyboard licks.
They merged their powers again during the last Earth Winter at Red Bull Studios Paris, emerging from the week-long communion with “Power of Power”. As much an exhortation for the listener to explore their inner landscapes as a commandment to let loose, the offering is divided into two scriptures: “Come to America” is a teleportation device straight to the open roads of California, palm trees swaying in the ocean breeze, while “Golden Boy” is a kaleidoscopic invitation to a dance ritual, featuring Karl Lagerfeld. While magnanimous, “Power of Power” is but a launching pad for the Mind Gamers’ interstellar voyage. "Power of Power", the EP, is out in vinyl and digital.
Click to listen: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPue0zOXUUM
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on June 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM||comments (0)|
Marie Myriam, the last french winner and first portuguese to win Eurovision has a Book and a new album.
"Paris, winter 1963. For the first time, Myriam Lopes, a small Portuguese girl born in Africa six years ago, sees the snow. She lives with her sister and her parents in a dilapidated hotel in the 20th neighboorhood, which they decide to transform into a restaurant called the Ribatejo. Each evening, singers of fado will come to make the show there.
Myriam, she already dreams of glory when she sings with her girlfriends the trendy tubes every Thursday afternoon. Until the day a customer listened to her: "With that voice, I will take you to the Eurovision. A few months later, she sat next to him on a plane that flew to London. We are on May 7, 1977, and she represents France at the Eurovision Grand Prix. The next day, she will be 20 years old. The unknown of the restaurant presented him with an author; Both wrote the Eurovision song and together they found a name of scene: it will be called Marie Myriam.
Last Frenchwoman to have won Eurovision forty years ago and first portuguese to do it, Marie Myriam sold four million records with the song that made her famous."
More can be read in the biography La fille du Ribatejo. Ribatejo is a part of Portugal in the north of Lisbon along the river Tagus.
To celebrate her 40th anniversary in music, Myriam releases a new compilation album with 40 tracks in which 6 are new songs.
|Posted by Pedro.Eurovisionontop on February 19, 2017 at 3:45 AM||comments (0)|
It's a new week and now we already know 13 songs in total and 8 of them we are going to present to you in this weekly report.
As usual you just need to check out eurovisionontop.com to have the updated you need to.
1. France - a surprise again
Alma is the name of the artist who will follow Amir as representative for France. And maybe she doesn't just have the same first letter "A", perhaps she also will have the realistic chance to turn into a fan favorite. The song is fresh and has some arabic influence. And always sounds interesting and at least since Turkey doesn't compete anymore at Eurovision it is something we don't hear so much at the contest.
But a song with this sounds coming from France maybe has a special meaning! "Celebrating diversity" a country with terrorist attacks shows at the contests how diversity also has a positive impact on the muical work.
2. Germany - going back to "perfect"!?
Levina won the national selection, being the chosen artist who at the end had two songs the audience could select from. And it was a small surprise that the song "Perfect life" was voted the most.
In the last years the life of the german participants at eurovision was everything but not perfect.
If Levina will be able to change this again and come back to the successful times of Germany will be seen in Kiev.
3. Hungary - the most special entree this year so far
Joci Papai "Origo" won the hungarian national selction of 2017. In the last year Hungary did a good development at Eurovision making a lot of top 10 rankings.
This year Hungary is sending a special song to the contest and we will see if they will be able to continue with the success they had in the last years.
4. Italy - 12 points!?
San Remo was once again the contest choosing the italian singer and entree. And the winner accepted to go to Eurovision Francesco Gabann.
Eurovision 2017 already has the first fan favorite! The song is completly different to the songs we are used to coming from Italy, in the last years.
And maybe this is the biggest surprise and making so many fans like the song. "Occidentali's Karma"
5. Malta - the country will the big wish to win
Claudia Faniello is the winner of the national final and will travel to Kiev for the small sunny island.
Malta is maybe the country with the biggest wish to finally win the eurovision song contest adult version. With the recent victories at the junior version of the contest this wish may have been growing.
At the same time the country is not gettinh Breathless in fighting for it.Good luck for 2017 with a strong voice and song!
6. Poland - always the underdog
Without a big eurovision history of decades the always undersog Poland had some surprised in the last years.
This year Kasia Mos will try again to get the flashlights in the press center and on the red carpet doing an outstanding performance and getting a lot of points from the televote!
7. Spain - this year with the biggest drama so far
It looked everything so nice at the national final. An Eurocasting with an artist getting a white card for the national final and some internal selections. Some fays before the national final there started to come some rumors up, that one of the jury memebers would have a preference for one of the candidates. And since the final there is a big discussion about euroDRAMA, euroFRAUD and bringing the national selection also into national parliament and to court.
Sad for the national spanish music. Actually the selected artist who got 3rd at the televote is Manel Navarro.
8. Switzerland - Apollo...13!?
Timbelle is the winner of the national final this year. The group will perform the song Apollo... if it will be a performance like Apollo 13 or if they will do like some artist the last years who got better and flashed the audience will be seen in Kiev.
Actually the song is not bad but there are maybe still some adjustments needed.
Some more national selections are running. And also two more artist were selected from Israel and Croatia. More about that in the next week.
Don't miss the weekly update. Stay updated!
Pedro de Almeida
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on October 15, 2016 at 6:05 AM||comments (0)|
Anggun, the french representative of 2012 joined the band Enigma for their eighth studio album The Fall of a Rebel Angel.
Anggun is one of the album's vocal features and the first single is no more than Sadness (part II)! On it, it is obvious the voice of Anggun!
Yes, Sadness was the 1990 song that was a massive hit all over the world. It was the first of four singles from the project's first album, MCMXC a.D., and upon its release, it became an international smash hit, reaching number one in 24 countries and the top ten in many others. In the United States, the song peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on its dance chart.
Michael Cretu and Anggun talks about their collaboration for Sadeness (Part II) in the video linked below: