Friday, January 31, 2014

New Album: Helena Paparizou - 'One Life' (Pre-Order)

Helena Paparizou is very well known for all of us with her winning song 'My Number One'. With that song she represented Greece in 2005 and won the contest at the end with 230 points.

This year Helena is back in the competition. She will sing in Swedens 'Melodifestivalen' tomorrow her new song called 'Survivor'.

Her new album 'One Life' will be released on March 26th.

1. Save me (this is an SOS)
2. Survivor
3. As long as you are mine
4. Set your heart on me
5. One life
6. 4 another
7. Hold back on love
8. Enough (Jill duet)
9. Groove is the solution
10. Crazy for love
11. Chainsaw
12. One more night

Pre-Order Helena's new album here:
More informations about this years 'Melodifestivalen' from Sweden and Helena Paparizou you can find here:

EUROVISION in Concert: Special guest announced! 'Frizzle Sizzle'

Yesterday it was announced who will be the 'Special Guest' at this years 'Eurovision in Concert 2014' on April the 5th in Amsterdam.

  • Frizzle Sizzle 

The Dutch girl band represented the Nehterlands at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1986 with their song called 'Alles heeft ritme' (Everything Has A Rythm). They reached 14th palce in the Eurovision final with 40 points.

The gilr band split in 1989. Frizzle Sizzle will make a one-off comeback for this years Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam.

Read some press articles:

Already confirmed participants for 'Eurovision in Concert 2014':

  • Albania - Hersi Matmuja
  • Austria - Conchita Wurst
  • San Marino - Valentina Monetta

Tickets are already on sale:


New Single: Krista Siegfrids - 'Cinderella'

Krista Siegfrids represented last year Finland with her song 'Marry Me' at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö. In the Eurovision final she reached 24th place with 13 points.

Now is Krista back with her new single called 'Cinderella'. 

Krista Siegfrids - Cinderella
The new single is available on iTunes and you can listen to the song on spotify.

Some days ago Krista won the 'Artist of the year' Award.

She is also nominated for the 'Upcoming Artist of the Year' Award at the Finnish Music Award. More about that you can find here:
You can vote for Krista here:

More informations about Krista Siegfrids you can find here:

Thursday, January 30, 2014

New Release: Eldar - 'Ishigli heyat' / 'In Your Head' / 'Birlikde Nehayet'

Eldar Kasimov from Azerbaijan won in 2011 the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf as 'Ell & Nikki' with their song 'Running Scared' and brought the contest to Baku in 2012.

Now he is back with his new single in three different versions:
  • Ishigli heyat
  • In Your Head
  • Birlikde nehayet
Eldar - Ishigli heyat (Release date: 29.01.2014)

Digital released on 29.01.2014, available here:

  • 7Digital
  • AmazonMP3
  • Anghami
  • AT&T Music
  • Bloom
  • Deezer
  • eMusic
  • Google Music
  • Grooveshark
  • iHeartRadio
  • iMusica
  • iTunes
  • JB Hi-Fi
  • Licensing: JoMedia
  • Muve Music
  • OraStream
  • Psonar
  • Rdio
  • Rhapsody
  • Shazam
  • Slacker
  • Sony Music Unlimited
  • Spotify
  • Starzik
  • Vervelife
  • Vidzone
  • WaWaWa (China)
  • XBox Music
  • ZVOOQ 

Here are some direct links to download stores for 'Ishigli heyat':

The international version is called 'In Your Head' and will be released on 31.01.2014.

Eldar - In Your Head (Release date: 31.01.2014)
Here are some download stores for 'In Your Head':

The third version from that song is called 'Birlikde nehayet'.

Eldar - Birlikde Nehayet (Release date: 02.02.2014)
Download it here:


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

ALBANIA: Promo pictures from Hersi published

Hersi Matmuja will represent Albania in this years Eurovision Song Contest with her song 'Zemërimi i një nate'. Some weeks ago we saw some impressions from a photo shooting she did with Avni Selmani. Today it was published a 'Making of' from that shooting on youtube.

Hersi already confirmed that she will take part of the 'Eurovision in Concert' in April 5th in Amsterdam.

Photy by Avni Selmani
Photy by Avni Selmani

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SAN MARINO: Exclusiv! Interview with Valentina Monetta in Munich

Valentina Monetta has represented her country at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012 with 'The Social Network Song (Oh oh uh oh oh)' and last year in Malmö with her song 'Crisalide (Voila)'. In 2012 she only reached place 14th in the Semi-Final. Last year she reached 11th place. Her song was very popular in the competition but it failed to reach the grand final.

After this dissapointment the director of San Marinos broadcaster SMRTV called Valentina and told her about his wish, that she should represent San Marino once again at the competition in Copenhagen.

Valentina will start in the second Semi-Final on 6th of May in the second half in Copenhagen.

Last saturday at the OGAE Germany 'Club Event 2014' in Munich we had the chance to talk to Valentina Monetta and her composer Ralph Siegel. Read what she has to say about her participating in 2014.

Valentina Monetta, 25.01.2014 in Munich

Valentina, you will represent San Marino in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 for the third time. How does it feel for you? 

Valentina: It’s incredible. It’s a great situation. I’m very proud and I’m very happy. This is for me a evolution.

Last year in Malmö your entry called ‘Crisalide (Voila)’ and it was very popular in Malmö and the competition. A lot of people were very shocked as you failed In the Semi-Final. What have you thought after you realized ‘I’m out of the contest. I will not be on stage again at the grand final on Saturday..’? 
Valentina: Ok, I’m was out of the contest. Eurovision Song Contest is a contest. At the end I’m very satisfied. This is wonderful for me. And I will be there this year once again :-) 

Last year it was very quickly chosen that you will represent San Marion in Eurovision 2014 again. Who had the idea and how that comes? 
Ralph: The director of SMRTV called us in the same night.
Valentina: I’m a crazy singer. San Marino doesn’t have so much crazy singers as me.
Ralph: The director called us in the same night. ‘So unfair’ he said. He said you can go again next year. 

For now we only know that you will be again on stage. Can you tell us something about which kind of song you will perform?
Valentina: We don’t know yet. We have to decide it. 

Which music style will it be?
Valentina: We have a lot of styles and music. Today we don’t know. Maybe in the end of March you will know something.
Ralph: We are in the final situation right now. We have three possible songs. We still have not decided which of those three. 

Those three songs have a different kind of style?
Valentina:  Yes. 

Is it decided if you will sing in English or Italian? 
Ralph: That’s also a problem. Maybe she will sing in English, maybe in Italian or maybe in German or in Japanes. *both are laughing*
Valentina: We have three songs recorded in English and Italian. Next week we will send them to the broadcaster

Are you planing to shoot a promotional video for the Eurovision entry?
Valentina: Yes of course. We are planing to do that in the next weeks. But I can’t tell you more about that for now. 

What was the most excited moment for you in Malmö and the year before in Baku?
Valentina: The concert I gave in a club in Malmö with my jazz band. This was a big present from Ralph for me. That was a very great moment I remember. And a second moment was as I finished singing on stage and everybody was looking at me. Those two moments were very great to remember. 

How was the contact to the other participants?
Valentina: I’m very cool and relaxed with myself. I loved all the artists in the Eurovision song contest. I love music. 

What is your favorite Eurovision song ever?
Valentina: Oh I remember the Eurovision 2011. The song from Raphael Gulazzi ‘Madness Of Love’ from Italy. I follow Eurovision Song Contest since 2011. Now I learn with Ralph the artist which was participating the best. 

Ralph wrote so many songs for the competition. Which is your favorite one?
Valentina: Of course the songs which he wrote for me – ‘Crisalide (Voila)’ and ‘Facebook’. :-)  
Ralph: She is a great writer too. She wrote great songs. 

Valentina did you wrote one of the possible Eurovision songs?
Valentina: Yes of course.
Ralph: She wrote nine songs. One better than the other. 

What are you music plans for 2014 besides the Eurovision Song Contest? 
Valentina: Well, in the end of March we will release my new album with my own songs and from Ralph. I wrote 50% from the songs, and Ralph wrote 50% of the songs. Between us is a big passion in the collaboration. I’m very satisfied with the the album. We have a lot of music what we wanna give to all the people. 

What will be the title of the album? 
Ralph: We can’t tell something about that right now. The release date will the 14th of March. And than everything will be out. 

What are you expecting tonight at the OGAE Germany Event?
Valentina: I wanna enjoy and have fun. I will sing in the way very cool and very easy. I wanna stay with my fans. Everyone here is very kind. This is incredible. I feel the love of the people. I wanna give my love to the people with my voice. 

How long will you perform tonight?
Valentina: Well I think I will play 20 – 30 minutes. 

In April will be the ‘Eurovision in Concert’ in Amsterdam. Are you planing to join this event?
Valentina: Yes, absolutely. This is a very good event. I love Amsterdam.
Ralph: It’s a good afford. It takes a lot of time to travel for Valentina. She will be there.

What is the difference between Valentina on stage in Valentina in private?
Valentina: I’m like Heidi. You know Heidi the cartoon? *laughs* I’m so simple, so spontaneous. Maybe it seems if I’m on stage Valentina is like a diva. But I’m not a diva. The Eurovision Song Contest learned me a lot of things. And I have to learn to respect my job. In my private I stay very relaxed and cool. Well.. my voice is the same. My heart and my soul is the same on stage. 

Which kind of music do you hear in private?
Valentina: I’m listening a lot of classic music. It’s incredible. 

Do you have any favorites?
Valentina: Oh I listen to jazz and blues, blues pop. All this types which gives me some emotions. Music is a big word. I prefer black music in classic. And I love so much swing music. There are a lot of singers which I love so much. I don’t have one big artist now. I listen to music in all the parts of the colour. 

What are you expecting in this years Eurovision?
Valentina: I don’t know. Maybe a big success. Maybe a possibility to continue my career out of the Eurovision Song Contest. I wanna be on stage and give my voice and the great music of Ralph to all the people around the world. 

Thank you so much for answer those questions. Have fun tonight at the OGAE Germany 'Club Event' and good luck for you and your song in Copenhagen. See you there!

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PORTUGAL: Composers 'FESTIVAL DA CANÇÃO 2014' released

Portuguese radio television RTP released 10 composers for this years edition of 'FESTIVAL DA CANÇÃO'.

Currently producers are composing with artists, producing and recording songs that will compete in the Semi-Final on March 8th and the National Final on March 15th.

Composers for ''FESTIVAL DA CANÇÃO 2014':

  • Carlos Coelho y Andrej Babic
  • Emanuel
  • Jan Van Dijck
  • João Matos
  • João Só
  • Marc Paelinck
  • Nuno Feist
  • Ricardo Afonso
  • Tiago Pais
  • Tozé Santos


OGAE Germany: Impressions 'Club Event 2014 Munich'

OGAE Germany celebrated their 10th anniversary last saturday in Munich with the 'Club Event 2014'. A big line up was already announced:

  • Malene Mortensen (ESC 2002 - Denmark)
  • Valentina Monetta (ESC 2012, 2013, 2014 - San Marino)
  • Jan Johansen (ESC 1995 - Sweden)
  • The Herrey's (ESC winner 1984 - Sweden)
The program started at 3pm. See some impressions from what you have missed in Munich:

Wirtshaus zum Isartal, Munich

Jan Johansen at his soundcheck

Malene Mortensen at her soundcheck

They Herrey's after the interview

Malene Mortensen after her interview

Frank Albers talks to Thomas Schreiber (NDR)

Special guest Caroline Reiber

Reinhard Ehret talks to Caroline Reiber

Malene Mortensen on stage

Valentina Monetta on stage

Jan Johansen on stage

The Herrey's on stage

They Herrey's and Jan Johansen sung together

The Herrey's, Valentina Monatta, Jan Johansen and Malene Mortensen

The OGAE Germany 'Club Event 2014' was a big success and the audience enjoyed the event very much. It was a fantastic atmosphere in the venue. People came from all over Germany, Belgium, Sweden and Denmark. After the official program has ended, the Eurovision acts spent time to talk to the audience and taking pictures. The DJ played till the early morning Eurovision songs.

Read some more impressions from that spectacular event in Munich:
We had the chance to talk to the ESC acts in Munich. Interviews are coming soon.. 

If you wann know more about OGAE Germany, find out here:

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

ICELAND: RÚV announced participants for 'Söngvakeppnin 2014'

RÚV, the broadcaster from Iceland, already announced this years participants for their national selection 'Söngvakeppnin'. 10 acts are fighting for the ticket to Copenhagen in two Semi-Finals. One of them will be on 1st of February and the second Semi-Final is on February 8th.

Semi-Final 1 - 01.02.2014

  • Dönsum burtu blús
  • Eftir eitt lag
  • Von
  • Amor
  • Elsku þú

Semi-Final 2 - 08.02.2014

  • Lífið kviknar á ný
  • Til þín
  • Þangað til ég dey
  • Aðeins ætluð þér 
  • Enga fordóma

The National Final will be on February 15th.

Intrested to hear the 10 songs? Check it out:


MOLDOVA: Audio files 40 participants for National Final released

Broadcaster TRM from Moldova announced 40 participants to qualify for the National Final. Live performaners audition will take place on February 1st on Casa Radio. In that audition 24 will qualify for the National Final.
  • Alina Sorochina - Ascultă-mă tăcere
  • Anastasia Ursu - Give me a smile
  • Anna Gulko - Happy tomorrow
  • Brescan Diana - Hallelujah
  • Cadence of Heart - I want to fly
  • Cernicova Ana - Dragostea divină
  • Chirtoacă Aurel - Urme de iubiri
  • Covali Boris - Flying
  • Covali Boris - Perfect day
  • Cristina Scarlat - Wild Soul
  • Curly - Your Recovery
  • Dana Markitan - Qween of the dancefloor
  • Dana Markitan - I want your love
  • Diana Staver - One and all
  • Diana Staver - It`s all about a boy
  • Doiniţa Gherman - Energy
  • Edict - Forever
  • Elit MS - Azi, aici, acum
  • Esperanza - The breakthrough
  • Felicia Dunaf - The way I do
  • Felicia Dunaf - Taking care of a broken heart
  • FLUX LIGHT - Never stop no
  • Glam Girls - You believed in me
  • Gorun Carolina - Turn the tide
  • Jenea Latişev - The rythm of the jazz
  • Katy Rain - Listen my dear
  • Ksenya Nicora - A new beginning
  • Ksenya Nicora - A letter to my friend
  • Lana Lights - Solar wind
  • Lucia S - Frozen
  • Malaru Eduard - Viaţă-n culoare
  • Margarita Ciorici - Vis
  • Mikaella - Follow your dreams
  • Nicollete - Take a look at me now
  • Olişevschi Rodica - Without you
  • Paralela 47 - Fragmente
  • Paşa Valeria - Te-am aşteptat
  • Ray Gligor - Is this the way
  • Sandina - Reasons to love you
  • Tatiana Heghea - I`m yours
You wanna hear all the songs? You find the audio files here:

DENMARK: DR announced 10 acts for 'Dansk Melodi Grand Prix'

Denmarks broadcaster DR announced this morning 10 acts to participate in this years 'Dansk Melodi Grand Prix' on March 8th in Odense. Dani Elmo and Bryan Rice are back in the competition. Both reached 2nd place in 2006 and 2010.

These are the acts and their songs:

  • Sonny - Feeling The You
  • Anna David - It Hurts
  • Basim Cliche - Love Song
  • Rebekka Thornbech - Your Lies
  • GlamboyP - Right By Your Side
  • Bryan Rice - I Choose U
  • Nadia Malm - Before You Forget Me
  • Michael Rune feat. Natascha Bessez - Wanna be Loved
  • Emilie Moldow - Vi finder hjem
  • Danni Elmo - She's The One
Song snippets will come out on 17th of February. 


Monday, January 27, 2014

NORWAY: NRK announced 15 acts for 'Melodi Grand Prix'

This morning Norwegian broadcaster NRK announced this years entrys for their 'Melodie Grand Prix'. There will be 3 Semi-Finals from 7th to 9th of March. In each Semi-Final 5 acts will perform, 3 of them will get a ticket to the National Final on 15th of March.

You can hear all the audio snippets here:

It will be possible from 15th of February on to hear the full audio version from each song.

Semi-Final 1 - 7th of March

  • Hilda & Thea Leora – Best Friend’s Boyfriend
  • Mo – Heal
  • Dina Misund – Needs
  • Linnea Dale – High Hopes
  • Timbre & Frikk Heide-Steen feat. Ida Stein – Frozen by Your Love

Semi-Final 2 - 8th of March

  • Cir.Cuz – Hele verden
  • Martine Marbel – Right Now
  • Oda & Wulff – Sing
  • Knut Kippersund Nesdal – Taste of You
  • Charlie – Hit Me Up

Semi-Final 3 - 9th of March

  • Moi – Bensin
  • El Cuero – Ain’t no Love in This City no More
  • Ilebek – Who Needs the Universe
  • Elisabeth Carew – Sole Survivor
  • Carl Espen – Silent Storm

Participants 'Melodi Grand Prix'


FRANCE: Vote for your favorite!

Yesterday on France 3 Natasha St-Pier started the voting in the show 'Chansons d'abord' for the three french entries to find the act which will represent France in this years Eurovision Song Contest. All participants performed their songs live on stage. 
  • 1 - Destan - Sans toi
  • 2 - Joanna - Ma liberté
  • 3 - Twin Twin - Moustache
DESTAN - Sans toi
Video: Sans toi

JOANNA - Ma liberté
Video: Ma liberté

TWIN TWIN - Moustache
Video: Moustache
Have you decided your favorite? This sunday will be decided which song will sing for France in Copenhagen. 

You can vote via:

  • Call: 32 45 (0,34 € )
  • SMS: send 1, 2 or 7 to 7 3003(0,65 €  / SMS)
  • Internet:
Natasha St-Pier will announce the winner on Sunday the 2nd March at 5pm on France 3 in 'Les chansons d’abord'. 


ITALY: Emma Marrone sings 'La mia città'

Italian broadcaster RAI has chosen the very popular single Emma Marrone to represent her country in this years competition.

Her Eurovision Song Contest song is called 'La mia città'.

Emma was born in 1984 in Florence and won in 2010 the Italian talent show 'Amici di Maria De Filippi'. She already released three album. Two of them reached number one in the Italian album charts. Her singles are also very sucsessfully with 4 No 1 singles. In 2012 Emma won the very famous Sanremo Festival with the song 'Non è l'inferno'. 

Her latest album is called 'Schiena' and includes 11 tracks.

More informations about Emma Marrone you can find here:

Sunday, January 26, 2014

FRANCE: Tonight! 'Les chansons d’abord'

Tonight at 4:40 pm you can vote in 'Chansons d'abord' for your favorite. Natasha St-Pier presents the three artists and their songs:

DESTAN - Sans toi

JOANNA - Ma liberté

TWIN TWIN - Moustache

Hear the samples:

You can vote via:

  • Call: 32 45 (0,34 € )
  • SMS: send 1, 2 or 7 to 7 3003(0,65 €  / SMS)
  • Internet:
Natasha St-Pier will announce the winner on Sunday the 2nd March at 5pm on France 3 in 'Les chansons d’abord'. 


Saturday, January 25, 2014

OGAE Germany: Tonight! 'Club Concert' 2014 in Munich

This years Club Event from OGAE Germany will be today in Munich.

Eurovision acts on stage:

ESC Winner 1984 for Sweden

ESC 1985 for Sweden

ESC 2002 for Denmark

ESC 2012, 2013, 2014 for San Marino

Malene Mortensen released in December her new single 'Addictive'. For sure she will perform it tonight.

Support Malene and buy it on itunes:

Valentina represents for the third time San Marino on this years Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. For now we know nothing about what she will sing. Maybe we get more informations from Valentina tonight :)


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