Friday, October 31, 2014

Lordi: New album 'Scare Force One' out now!

LORDI - 'Scare Force One' (Released: 31.10.2014)

The hard rock band Lordi from Finland represented their country in 2006 with the song 'Hard Rock Hallelujah'. The band with the zombie faces won this competition with 292 points. This was the first and only victory for Finland since their first participation in 1963.

Do you remember 'Hard Rock Hallelujah'?

Lordi - 'Hard Rock Hallelujah'

Today they released their new album 'Scare Force One' and this is the tracklist:

  1. SCG7: Arm Your Doors and Cross Check 
  2. Scare Force One 
  3. How to Slice a Whore 
  4. Hell Sent in the Clowns 
  5. House of Ghosts 
  6. Monster Is My Name 
  7. Cadaver Lover 
  8. Amen’s Lament to Ra II 
  9. Nailed by the Hammer of Frankenstein 
  10. The United Rocking Dead 
  11. She’s a Demon 
  12. Hella’s Kitchen 
  13. Sir, Mr. Presideath, Sir!

Buy the album on iTunes or listen to it on Spotify:

The new album is also available in a 'Special Edition' (includes CD & T-Shirt).

Find out more about Lordi and follow them:

Montenegro: RTCG announced Knez for Vienna!

RTCG, broadcaster from Montenegro, announced today who will represent Montenegro next year in Copenhagen. It is Nenad Knežević Knez!

Read the official announcement here:
This is the first announcement from a representative for the 60th Eurovision Song Contest which will take place next year in May in Vienna. More details and the song for sure are coming soon...

This year Montenegro was represented from Sergej Ćetković. With 'Moj Svijet' Montenegro reached for the first time the grand final and ended on 19th place with 37 points.

Listen to the music from Knez on Spotify and follow him:

Albania: Watch Hersi performing at OGAE Italy Convention 2014

Hersi Matmuja lives since years in Rome and won last year in December the 'Festivali i Këngës'. This victory gave her the ticket to represented her country Albania this year in Copenhagen at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song 'One Night's Anger'. Well, the song didn't made it to the final, but we can say that Hersi was one of this years participants with the best voices. In the center of Copenhagen she proved her musical skills as she sang songs like 'I Will Always Love You' from Whitney Houston.

Last Saturday the lovely Albanian singer was invited from OGAE Italy to their Convention 2014.

Read something about this years Convention here:
Hersi enjoyed the time at the OGAE Italy convention very much:

"It was a special weekend with the OGAE Italy friends. I was very happy to share with them my Eurovision experience and my emotions after Eurovision. For these occasion I choose some special songs that I usually sing when I'm alone or just for my closed people. They are so special..." she said after the event. 

OGAE Italy shared Hersi's performances on youtube - here are some highlights:

For more videos check out the youtube chanel from OGAE Italy.

Find out more about Hersi and follow her:

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Eurovision Gala Night 2014: INÊS PINTO won the Song Contest

Last Saturday this years Eurovision Gala Night took place in Luxemburg in Mondorf-les-Bains, arranged by OGAE Luxembourg. Besides three Eurovision Song Contest Winner (Linda Martin, Alexander Rybak & Loreen) there was a big fan Song Contest where people from around Europe performed their Eurovision songs in front of the audience and a international jury. The quality from the 16 singers was very high and the audience enjoyed them very much.

Hosts of this years 7th edition were Mireille Meyer (radio host from Luxembourgs Hit Radio Eldorado) and Eric Le Man (OGAE Luxembourg).

Mireille Meyer & Eric Le Man (Hosts)

These were the 'Song Contest' participants:

YOHAN DAWSON - Love Is Blind
PAULA REIS - It’s for you


KEVIN HEINEN - Me & My Guitar



EMILIE DUVAL - Ne partez pas sans moi


INES PINTO - Senhora do mar

STEVEN PITMAN - What's Another Year

SARI KOLKKA - Viulu-ukko



SARAH CARTY - Love Shine A Light

JANE MARY MATHEW - Rise Like A Phoenix

MIRKO BULJAN - Era stupendo 
After all participants performed it was time for the voting. International jury members from 16 countries gave their typical Eurovision voting points (from 1 - 8, 10 & 12 points) and the final points came from the audience.

International Jury from 16 countries
Mireille Meyer with boxes from all participants
After a break the hosts surprised the audience with a performance from Marion Welter. She represented Luxembourg at the Eurovision Song Contest 1992 with her song 'Sou fräi' (So Free).

Mireille, Marion Welter & Eric

Marion Welter (Luxembourg, ESC 1992)
Of course, last year winner from the 'Fan Song Contest' shouldn't be missed. Nadine Rodrigues performed her winning song 'Moving On'.

Nadine Rodrigues - Moving On (Winner 2013)
After the performances from Alexander Rybak (ESC Winner 2009), Linda Martin (ESC Winner 1992) and Loreen (ESC Winner 2012) it was time to announce this years 'Song Contest' winner. Maggy Nagel, Minster of Culture from Luxembourg, announced the winner...

Maggy Nagel (Minister of Culture, Luxembourg) and Eric
It was not really a surprise as Maggy Nagel said '..and the Winner of this years Song Contest ist Ines Pinto'. Under a big applause Ines returned to stage and got the trophy from last years winner Nadine Rodrigues.

Ines Pinto (Winner 2014)

Ines Pinto & Nadine Rodrigues
After her winners performance she enjoyed the rest of the evening with the Eurovision fans and with her family...

Ines Pinto with her family
Here you can see her performing 'Senhora do mar':

More about the event and impressions from the Eurovision acts are coming soon.. stay tuned!

Malta: MESC - Full videos online!

This years MESC includes 20 participants which will perform on 21st of November to get one of the 14 tickets to the National Final. MESC Final will be only one day later and than we will know who will participate next year in Vienna for Malta at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest.

Have you already listened the songs? Here are all full videos from the MESC entries:

Shows MESC 2015:
  • 21.11.2014 - Semi-Final
  • 22.11.2014 - National Final
You wanna join the show? Get your tickets here:
  • (Klick "Buy Tickets" picture)

More about MESC you can find here:

Albania: RTSH announced 28 hopefuls for 'Festivali i Këngës'

Today RTSH, Albanian broadcaster, announced a list of 28 hopefulls for this years 53rd edition of 'Festivali i Këngës' which will take place between christmas and new years eve.

Acts for 'Festivali i Këngës':
  • Altin Goci
  • Agim Poshka
  • Ana Gramo
  • Andos Sinani 
  • Besa Krasniqi 
  • Besjana Mehmedi & Shkodran Tolaj 
  • Bojken Lako Band
  • Elhaida Dani
  • Emi Bogdo
  • Enver Petrovci
  • Enxhi & Xhejn Kumrija
  • Erga Halilaj
  • Grupi Aurora 
  • Grupi Offchestra 
  • Gjergj Leka 
  • Jozefina Simoni
  • Julian Gjojdeshi
  • Kelly
  • Klajdi Musabelliu
  • Kozma Dushi
  • Linda Halimi
  • Marsela Çibukaj
  • Mjellma Berisha
  • Rezarta Smaja
  • Revolt Klan 
  • Saimir Braho
  • Sigi Bastri & Florent Abrashi
  • Venera Lumani

Shows for 'Festivali i Këngës'
  • 26.12.2014
  • 27.12.2014
  • 28.12.2014

This year Albania was represented from a woman with a big voice - Hersi Matmuja. She won last year the festival and performed in Copenhagen in the first Semi-Final her song 'One Night's Anger'.

More about 'Festivali i Këngës' you can find here:

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Eurovision Radio International: Tonight! Interviews with Alexander Rybak, Federica Falzon & Vladislav Yakovlev

The Team of Radio International would like to invite you to this week's edition of the show with interviews with Eurovision performers, music and fun. Join in this Wednesday 29th of October 2014 from 8:00 - 11:00 pm  (cet) for the show containing interviews from the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.

Radio International - The Ultimate Eurovision Experience, is extremely happy that the show is also aired on the following radio stations:

Show details 29.10.2014:

  • Interview with Federica Falzon (JESC 2014, Malta)
  • Interview with Vladislav Yakovlev (Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest)
  • Junior Eurovision Song Contest insight with Luke Fisher (co-hosting this week with JP)
  • Interview with Alexander Rybak (Eurovision Winner 2009, Norway)
  • Eurovision Spotlight: Austria at Eurovision with Ross Bennett
  • Eurovision Cover with David Mann  
  • New Music Releases by Eurovision artists as broadcast time permits
  • further items are Eurovision News with Nathan Waddell, Famous Clip Quiz, your Eurovision music requests, and loads more.

For further details visit the Radio International website here:

Join Radio International on Wednesday, 29th of October 2014 from 8:00 - 11:00 pm (cet), via the website or on FM. Radio International is available live via and on FM 106.8, Digital Cabel Channel 781 in parts of the Netherlands and via In addition, you can pick up Radio International on Malta's Galaxy 105 every Monday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm (cet) hours CET and in Belgium on every Sunday evening from 7:00 - 10:00 pm (cet) and again on Tuesday evenings from 8:00 - 11:00 pm (cet). Should you not be able to listen live, the show will appear in the Programme’s Show Archive a few hours after it’s airing on the radio.

Follow those links and be always up to date about Eurovision Radio International:

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Eurovision Young Dancers 2015: 'Official Trailer' online!

Pilsen will host the 14th edition of 'Eurovision Young Dancers 2015' and it's set for Friday, 19th of June 2015.

In 2013 the competition was hosted in the Polish city Gdansk. 10 talented dancers competed there last year. Sedrig Verwoert from the Netherlands won the Eurovision Young Dancers last year.

Eurovision Young Dancers is looking for dancers in the age between 16 and 21. The countries has to be a member of the EBU broadscasters.

The 'Official Trailer' for Eurovision Young Dancers 2015 was shared on youtube today:

Find out more about Eurovision Young Dancers here:

Eurovision Gala Night 2014: Videos online!

If you missed Saturdays fantastic Eurovision Gala Night 2014, which took place in Mondorf-les-Bains in Luxembourg, you have now the chance to get a feeling what a special night with THREE former Eurovisison Song Contest you missed.

The guys from ESC Bubble shared most of the stage performances on their youtube chanel. Have you already seen it?! Check it out here...

Alexander Rybak (ESC winner 2009)

Linda Martin (Eurovision winner 1992)

Loreen (Eurovision winner 2012)

Do you understand now what we mean if we say 'You missed a special night'?!

BIG THANKS to the guys from 'ESC Bubble' for sharing all those videos from Saturday!

Follow them here:

New Album: Dina Garipova released 'Dva Shaga Do Lyubvi'

Dina Garipova - 'Dva Shaga Do Lyubvi'
Release: 28.10.2014

Dina Garipova represented Russia 2013 in Malmo with her emotional ballad 'What If". At the end she reached 5th place with 171 points. Since that time Dina was working on her debut album.

After a long wait it's time to release her first album 'Dva Shaga Do Lyubvi'. Her album includes 11 tracks.
  1. Dva Shaga Do Lyubvi 03:02
  2. Yshanam (Veryu) 03:23
  3. Kolybelnaya 03:25
  4. Sumerki 03:29
  5. Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien 02:23
  6. Zolotymi Nityami 03:16
  7. Ekho Lyubvi 03:23
  8. A Na Posledok Ya Skazhu 03:05
  9. Ya Bolshe Ne Revnuyu 02:50
  10. Na Vozdushnom Share (feat. Gleb Matveichuk) 04:13
  11. What If 03:05

You can buy the debut album from Dina Garipova on iTunes or listen to it on Spotify:

The iTunes-Version includes a 12th track which is called 'Du vent des mots' and it is a duet with Garou.

Find out more about Dina Garipova and follow her:

Malta: Running order for MESC 'Semi-Final'

PBS, Maltese broadcaster, anounced today the running order for this years MESC (Malta Eurovision Song Contest). From 134 submitted songs made it 20 songs to the Maltese Semi-Final. Some of the acts are well known from last years competition.

Semi-Final - Starting order:

  1. Lyndsay Pace – ‘Home’
  2. Iona Dalli – ‘Could Have Been Me’
  3. Franklin Calleja – ‘Still Here’
  4. Christabelle Borg – ‘Rush’
  5. Jessica Muscat – ‘Fandango’
  6. Chris Grech – ‘Closed Doors’
  7. Karen Debattista – ’12, Baker Street’
  8. Daniel Testa – ‘Something In The Way’
  9. Glen Vella – ‘Breakaway’
  10. Raquel Galdes – ‘Stop Haunting Me’
  11. Domenique Azzopardi – ‘Take Me As I Am’
  12. Lawrence Gray – ‘The One That You Love’
  13. Deborah C – ‘It’s Ok’
  14. Danica Muscat – ‘Close Your Eyes’
  15. Corazon - 'Secretly'
  16. L-Ahwa – ‘Beautiful To Me’
  17. Amber – ‘Warrior’
  18. Trilogy – ‘Chasing A Dream’
  19. Dominic – ‘Once In A While’
  20. Ekklesia Sisters – ‘Love And Let Go’
                                      You haven't heared the songs yet? All songs are available on youtube, listen to it here:

                                      Shows MESC 2015:
                                      • 21.11.2014 - Semi-Final
                                      • 22.11.2014 - National Final
                                      14 acts will get a ticket for the national final which will take place on 22nd of November.

                                      You wanna join the show? Get your tickets her:
                                      • (Klick "Buy Tickets" picture)

                                      More about MESC you can find here:

                                      Monday, October 27, 2014

                                      Eurovision Gala Night 2014: Conchita's video message

                                      Only three days before this years Eurovision Gala Night took place in Mondorf-les-Bains (Luxembourg) this years Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita had to cancel her participation. These days she is very busy and yesterday she had to shoot the video for her next single 'Heroes', so she found no way to handle everything - that's why she had to decide to cancel to be part of the Eurovision Gala 2014.

                                      Personal Message on Facebook:
                                      "Hello everyone, I am VERY sorry I will not be able to be with you at the Eurovision Gala Night this evening! ;( There was unfortunately no way I could make it although we tried to shift everything… At the same time I am very happy that Loreen will be there with you!!! All the best for a fantastic evening although I would have loved to be with you! Love from Austria, Conchita "

                                      In the beginning of the evening after the Eurovision Gala intro it was shown a video message from Conchita...

                                        Instead of Conchita it was confirmed also in the last minutes that one of the most successful Eurovision Song Contest winner - Loreen from Sweden - will be live on stage in Luxembourg.

                                      More about the Eurovision Gala evening in the wonderful location from Casino 2000 we will bring soon...

                                      Malta: You can WIN a Fan-Package from FIRELIGHT!

                                      Michelle, Richard and the other guys from the family band Firelight were the representatives for Malta at this years Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen with the song 'Coming Home'. Some weeks ago they released their first album 'Backdrop Of Life', which includes 11 tracks. Have you already bought the album?

                                      If you already met the lovely family or joined one ot their concerts you know what we mean if we say that you can feel they have fun with what they are doing. In Copenhagen this year they used every single chance to sing 'Coming Home' or other songs.. Everywhere they were they filled the space with positive energy.

                                      Now you have the chance to WIN of 5 'Fan Packages' from Firelight, which includes:
                                      • 'Backdrop Of Life' - CD
                                      • Autograph Card
                                      • Firelight matchbox

                                      The only thing you have to do is to answer Richard's simple question....

                                      Send us your answer via E-Mail till 14th of November to:

                                      GOOD LUCK!

                                      The second single 'Talk Dirty' from the album climbed to the TOP on the Maltese airplay charts on PRS Malta.

                                      At the moment Firelight are working on a promotion tour this December and they are working on a christmas song. More details have to be anounced soon. Stay tuned..

                                      Find out more about Firelight and support them: 

                                      Eurovision Gala Night 2014: Soundcheck impressions

                                      On Saturday the 7th edition from the Eurovision Gala Night took place in Luxembourg, arranged by the OGAE Luxembourg.

                                      In the afternoon the Eurovision acts took their soundcheck. Here are some impressions..

                                      Linda Martin (ESC 1984, ESC winner 1992 - 'Why Me')

                                      Alexander Rybak (ESC winner 2009- 'Fairytale')

                                      Loreen (ESC winner 2012 - 'Euphoria')

                                      More about the Eurovision Gala, the video with a personal message from Conchita and why she cancelled her participation and more will later that day.. Stay tuned!

                                      Find out more about the Eurovision Gala Night 2014 here: