Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Eurovision Gala Night 2015: 7 acts confirmed!

This years 8th edition of the Eurovision Gala Night will take place in Luxembourg on 31st of October 2015 at the prestigious Casino 2000, one of Luxembourg's best venues for musical events. OGAE Luxembourg invites each year former contestants to the world of Eurovision to perform at the Charity Gala.

Confirmed acts: 

  • Ruslana (ESC Winner 2004, Ukraine)
  • Gigliola Cinquetti (ESC Winner 1964, Italy)
  • András Kállay-Saunders (ESC 2014, Hungary)
  • Nadine Beiler (ESC 2011, Austria)
  • BACCARA feat. María Mendiola (ESC 1978, Luxembourg)
  • Sinplus (ESC 2012, Switzerland)
  • Sestre (ESC 2002, Slovenia)

That's a absolutely amazing line up for this years Eurovision Gala Night in Mondorf!

Have you already booked your tickets?! If not, don't waste your time! We are sure this night will be unforgettabl..

Ticket prices are:
  • Cat. 1 - VIP - € 67.00
  • Cat. 2 - Free seating - € 50.50
  • Cat. 3 - Free seating - € 39.50
Get your tickets here: Eurovision Gala Night 2015

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The show in itself consists of two parts:

  • Part 1: A song contest in which 16 finalists, selected in a casting, will compete by singing a song from the Eurovision repertoire
  • Part 2: A concert including a couple of Eurovision artists

Details about the event location you can find here: 

Have you been there last year? Those acts you missed..

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Tour: Vicky Leandros on "Das Leben und ich"-Tour 2016

Vicky Leandros won the Eurovision Song Contest 1972 for Luxembourg with the song "Après Toi". We are sure you remember this Eurovision evergreen - do you?!

After her victory she released albums in different languages (English, French, German, Greek, Spanish) and recieved gold and platinum records from all around the world. Since 50 years Vicky shares her music with her fans and on 9th of October she will release her brand new album "Ich weiss, dass ich nichts weiss". It's the first album since five years and will be complete in German language. The album includes 12 songs and as bonus fice "Live & Acoustic" versions of some songs and the video for her brand new single "Das Leben und Ich".

After the release of her new album she will prepare herself for the "Das Leben und ich"-Tour 2016. Between April and middle of May 2016 it will be possible to see her live in concert.

"Das Leben und ich"-Tour 2016

  • 20.04.2016 - Germany - Berlin, Friedrichstadt-Palast 
  • 22.04.2016 - Germany - Erfurt, Alte Oper 
  • 23.04.2016 - Germany - Chemnitz, Stadthalle 
  • 27.04.2016 - Germany - Leipzig, Gewandhaus 
  • 28.04.2016 - Germany - Halle/Saale, Steintor-Varieté 
  • 30.04.2016 - Austria - Wien, Konzerthaus 
  • 02.05.2016 - Germany - Köln, Musical Dome 
  • 03.05.2016 - Germany - Dortmund, Konzerthaus 
  • 04.05.2016 - Germany - München, Deutsches Theater 
  • 06.05.2016 - Germany - Düsseldorf, Tonhalle 
  • 07.05.2016 - Germany - Hamburg, MEHR! Theater am Großmarkt 
  • 08.05.2016 - Germany - Lübeck, Musik- & Kongresshalle 
  • 10.05.2016 - Germany - Frankfurt/Main, Alte Oper 
  • 11.05.2016 - Germany - Hannover, Theater am Aegi
Get your tickets here: 

Support Vicky Leandros and her music. Pre-Order her new album "Ich weiss, dass ich nichts weiss" on iTunes or Amazon. 
For other possibilities check the stores in your country. 

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New Album: Listen to "II" from The Common Linnets

The Common Linnets - "II" (Released: 25.09.2015)
The Common Linnets represented the Netherlands 2014 in Copenhagen with the song 'Calm After The Storm' (#2). Now they are back with the second album called "II". The album includes 13 tracks. "II" is also available as "Deluxe" version which includes six videos.

"II" - Tracklist:

  1. We Don't Make the Wind Blow 03:36
  2. That Part 03:47
  3. Hearts On Fire 03:46
  4. Runaway Man 03:01
  5. In Your Eyes 03:25
  6. Dust of Oklahoma 03:58
  7. Indigo Moon 03:34
  8. Better Than That 03:04
  9. Days of Endless Time 03:26
  10. Soho Waltz 04:29
  11. As If Only 03:41
  12. Walls of Jericho 03:57
  13. Proud 03:39
  14. Video: That Part (Live) 03:48
  15. Video: We Don't Make the Wind Blow (Live) 03:44
  16. Video: Soho Waltz (Live) 04:28
  17. Video: In Your Eyes (Live) 03:21
  18. Video: As If Only (Live) 03:34
  19. Video: Calm After the Storm (Live) 03:38
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Monday, September 28, 2015

Moldova: New single from Sunstroke Project in October!

It's already five years ago since Sunstroke Project participated at the Eurovision Song Contest. Together with Olia Tira they represented Moldova at the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo with the song "Run Away". The band returned this year to the contest in Vienna - but not as artists. Together with Lidia Isac they worked as blogger and made their own "Video Diary". Check out here..

This year the band tried their Eurovision come back as artists in the Moldovan national selection with the song "Day After Day". The song was a collaboration with DJ Michael Ra. Now they are back with a brand new single. "Not Giving It Up" will be out on 12th of October. It will be possible to download on iTunes and the song will be available on Spotify too.
"This song is a bit out of the Sunstroke Project's regular repertoir. Because of the tendencies in the world's house music culture we have decided to try to compose an unusual single for us. The song is dedicated to my beloved wife. Sergey Stepanov and Sergey Ialovitski helped to finish the job. It's a very lyrical track with a wonderful solo brought to you by the great Epic Sax Guy. We've tried to step aside from the standard songwriting forms and instead of the second couplet we've made a 30-sec sax solo. The good chorus is easy to be remembered. The young and perspective artist Michael Ra helped us to finish the arrangement of the song. Very soon you'll be able to enjoy our work, as we release it on our label Ragoza Music in October." said Anton Ragoza (Violin / Composer) about the new single. 
We asked Anton if it's possible to get some samples from the new song but he smiled and answered "...you have to wait till the release date ;-) ...but I can already give you the lyrics for "Not Giving It Up" :-)". continued Anton. And here they are...



Someday you’ll be mine
I feel now that your shapes
Drive me out of mind

I want you for myself
So think about me, girl
I’ll take control of your soul
Gotta move it on

Not giving it up
For the moment that raise me up
I never put up
Give you all of my better stuff
Not giving it up
For a day in your fantasy
Not giving it up
You’re the one and tonight we are free

Build up and wreck down
We  burn out all the fears
Throw it to the ground

You wanna play that game
I’m stuck with it again
I’ll take control of your soul
Gotta move it on

Not giving it up
For the moment that raise me up
I never put up
Give you all of my better stuff
Not giving it up
For a day in your fantasy
Not giving it up
You’re the one and tonight we are free

We talked to the guys from Sunstroke Project and Lidia Isac some weeks ago. Read the full interview and find out more about their experiences this year in Vienna next days. Stay tuned..

In the meantime you can listen to the single "I Can't Breathe" from Lidia Isac on Spotify or download it on iTunes: 

Stay tuned and who knows, maybe there will be a collaboration between Lidia and Sunstroke Project for Eurovision 2016 ;-)

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New Song: Listen to "L'hymne" from Celine Dion & Fred Pellerin

It's already 27 years ago since Celine Dion represented Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 1988 and won the contest with the song "Ne partez pas sans moi". Do you remember her Eurovision entry?

Since that victory a lot of things in life of Celine Dion has changed. She is one of the most successful woman in music business at the moment. After a personal break Celine is now back with the duet song "L'hymne" which she recorded with Fred Pellerin. The song is the first single to the highly anticipated animated film "La Guerre des Tuques 3D".

Celine Dion & Fred Pellerin - "L'hymne" 

Later this month Celine Dion will be back in Las Vegas to perform at the Caesars Palace. You have the chance to see her live till middle of January 2016. Here is her schedule...

Celine Dion live - The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
(Las Vegas)

  • 29.09.2015
  • 30.09.2015
  • 02.10.2015
  • 03.10.2015
  • 06.10.2015
  • 07.10.2015
  • 09.10.2015
  • 10.10.2015
  • 03.11.2015
  • 04.11.2015
  • 07.11.2015
  • 08.11.2015
  • 10.11.2015
  • 11.11.2015
  • 13.11.2015
  • 14.11.2015
  • 17.11.2015
  • 18.11.2015
  • 20.11.2015
  • 21.11.2015
  • 30.12.2015
  • 31.12.2015
  • 02.01.2016
  • 06.01.2016
  • 09.01.2016
  • 10.01.2016
  • 12.01.2016
  • 13.01.2016
  • 16.01.2016
  • 17.01.2016
For full details and how to get ticket check this link.

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Tour: Roger Cicero on "CICERO SINGS SINATRA"-Tour 2016

Jazz vocalist Roger Cicero represented Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Helsinki with "Frauen regier'n die Welt". Soon he will release together with Maik Schott, Hervé Jeanne and Matthias Meusel a new album with their own interpretations of songs from jazz legends like The Beatles, James Taylor and Paul Simon. New tour dates for "CICERO sings SINATRA" for next year were announced some days ago. Here are the dates and if you follow the link you can order your tickets.

"CICERO sings SINATRA" - Tour 2016

The release of the new album "The Roger Cicero Jazz Experience" is expected early October. The album includes 10 tracks. You can pre-order it on iTunes or Amazon. 

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

New Video: Watch "Unetu" from Ott Lepland

Ott Lepland - "Siinpoolne" (Released: 25.05.2015)

Ott Lepland (ESC 2012, "Kuula" #6) released today a new video for the song "Uneto".  The song is on the recent album "Siinpoolne" from Ott. The album includes 11 tracks. Have you already seen the "Uneto" video?

Ott Lepland - "Unetu"

Support Ott Lepland and download his recent album "Siinpoolne" on iTunes or listen to it on Spotify:
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Spain: Ruth Lorenzo on "Planeta Azul Tour 2015" in Spain

Ruth Lorenzo represented 2014 Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen with the powerful ballad "Dancing In The Rain". She ended on 10th place in the Eurovision final. This was the best result from the "Big 5" countries last year.

She released her album "Planeta Azul" end of last year. Ruth released her new single "99" some weeks ago. Support Ruth Lorenzo and her new single. Download "99" on iTunes or listen to it on Spotify:

From October till December you have the chance to see Ruth Lorenzo live in concert on her "Planeta Azul Tour 2015" in Spain. Here are the dates..

"Planeta Azul" - Tour
(for tickets click the city names)

You can buy "Planeta Azul" on iTunes or listen to it on Spotify:
For other possibilities check the stores in your country. 

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New Album: Listen to "Walk With Me" from Monika Linkyte

Monika Linkyte was one half of this years Lithuanian representatives for the 60th Eurovision Song Contest. Together with Vaidas Baumila and the song "This Time" she represented her country in the contest. Now she is back with her first album called "Walk With Me". The album is out since today and includes 11 tracks. Two of them are the Eurovision entry and the song "Po Dangum", which she released some weeks after Vienna.

"Walk With Me" - Tracklist

  1. Po Dangum 03:50
  2. Wrong 03:32
  3. Krentu Zemyn 03:17
  4. Flying 03:29
  5. Aitvarai 03:17
  6. Did I Tell You 03:20
  7. Walk With Me 04:39
  8. Zodziu Nereikia 03:15
  9. You 02:39
  10. Skestu 03:23
  11. This Time 03:02

Support Monika Linkyte and her new album. Download "Walk With Me" on iTunes or listen to it on Spotify: 
For other possibilites check the stores in your country.

Monika will play some gigs to promote the "Walk With Me" album. Here are the dates:

"Walk With Me" - Album presentation

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

New Single: Listen to "Fire Exit" from Anti Social Media

Anti Social Media - "Fire Exit" (Released: 04.09.2015)
The band Anti Social Media won the Danish national selection Melodi Grand Prix 2015 and were honoured to represent Denmark at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest this year in Vienna with the song "The Way You Are". They failed to qualify to the Eurovision final..

Anti Social Media are back now with the new single "Fire Exit". The song was already released on the EP "They Way". The band decided to release it as single only too..

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New Remixes: Listen to "Don't Stop" Remixes from Vahe Tilbian

Geneology was the project with members from different continents with Armenian roots to represent as a group the song "Face The Shadow" at the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna this May. One of the members was Vahe Tilbian, who

Three days ago he released two remixes of the song "Don't Stop" on soundcloud. Have you already listened?

  • Don't Stop (Doing What you Doing Remix) - 03:51
  • Don't Stop (Tonight Is The Night Remix) - 04:19

Those two remixes were made by Ethiopian Records. Feel free to share it..

Support Genealogy and their Eurovision entry "Face The Shadow" and download it on iTunes or listen to it on Spotify:

Genealogy ended with the song "Face The Shadow" in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna on 16th place with 34 points.

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New Video: Watch "Should've Gone Home" from Måns Zelmerlöw

Måns Zelmerlöw, who won this years Eurovision Song Contst in Vienna with "Heroes", released his follow-up single "Should've Gone Home" some weeks ago from the "Perfectly Damaged"-album. Today he premiered his brand new video for the single. Have you already seen?

Måns Zelmerlöw - "Should've Gone Home" (Official Video)

Support Måns Zelmerlöw and his new single. Download "Should've Gone Home" on iTunes or listen to it on Spotify:

Måns is at the moment on his "Heroes"-Tour all over Europe. Don't miss the chance to see this years Eurovision winner live in concert.

(© MZ FB)
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

New Single: Listen to "Wild & Free" from Lena

Lena - "Wild & Free" (Released: 11.09.2015)
Lena released her latest album "Crystal Sky" in May this year and reached second place in the official German sales charts. It's already her fourth album since she won the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with "Satellite".

Last Friday Lena released her brand new single "Wild & Free". The song is on the soundtrack from "FACK JU GÖHTE 2".

Lena - "Wild & Free" (Official Video)

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Hungary: Boggie on "All Is One Is All"-European Tour

Boggie represented Hungary at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna with the song "Wars For Nothing". In October she will be on a short "All Is One Is All" tour in Europe.

"All Is One Is All" - European Tour

Some weeks ago she got an award for "All Is One Is All" as "Album of the year". Last week she shot her video for the next single "Camouflage". You can already listen to the song on Spotify:

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New Single: Listen to "No Firewall" from Mørland

Mørland - "No Firewall" (Released: 28.08.2015)

Mørland and Debrah Scarlett represented Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "A Monster Like Me". They ended on 8th place in the Eurovision final in Vienna with 102 points.

Kjetil Mørland, who is writer and producer of his music, went straight back into the studio to work on a follow-up. He is now back with his first solo-single "No Firewall".

“The song is inspired by a close friend of mine and is about starting from square one after ending a relationship.  Suddenly your all alone, without the safe environment  you are used to. You don’t know we’re the road leads next – It’s exciting and scary at the same time.” said Mørland about "No Firewall".

With “No Firewall” Mørland shows a new side as a songwriter, and it moves into a more up-beat territory than “A Monster Like Me”, but still driven by Mørlands unique vocal. The dynamics in the song builds up throughout, and ends with an epic final chorus.

A music video for "No Firewall" is already shot and will be out soon. Stay tuned..

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Sweden: SVT announced dates for "Melodifestivalen 2016"

SVT, Sweden's broadcaster, announced today the dates for the "Melodifestivalen 2016". Again there will be four pre-rounds followed by the second chance show "Andra Chansen" and the final on 12nd of March 2016 in Stockholm. 

"Melodifestivalen" - Shows 2016

  • 06.02.2015 - Semi-Final 1 - Gothenburg
  • 13.02.2015 - Semi-Final 2 - Malmö
  • 20.02.2015 - Semi-Final 3 - Norrköping
  • 27.02.2015 - Semi-Final 4 - Gävle
  • 06.03.2015 - Andra Chansen - Halmstad
  • 13.03.2014 - Final - Stockholm

Read the official announcemt from SVT here:

Sanna Nielsen, who represented Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 ("Undo", #3), and Robin Pualsson hosted the "Melodifestivalen 2015". Who will host next year the Swedish national selection? Stay tuned.. 

You can find out more about Melodifestivalen here:

New Single: Listen to "On avait rêvé" from Mélanie René

Mélanie René - "On avait rêvé"
Mélanie René represented Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Time To Shine". Now she is back with her band new single "On avait rêvé".

"On avait rêvé" Tracklist:

  • On avait rêvé 03:05
  • On avait rêvé (Playback avec choeurs) 03:07
  • On avait rêvé (Instrumental) 03:05

Support Mélanie René and her new song "On avait rêvé". Buy it on iTunes or listen to it on Spotify:

Mélanie René (© FB)
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Belgium: Watch "Rhythm Inside (Symfonic Orchestra Version)" from Loïc Nottet

Loïc Nottet represented Belgium at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest this year in Vienna with his outstanding song "Rhythm Inside". He ended on fourth place in the Grand Final with 217 points.

Some weeks ago he performed his Eurovision entry with a live orchestra in Amsterdam. Have you already seen the video?

Loïc Nottet - "Rhythm Inside (Symfonic Orchestra Version)"

Support Loïc Nottet and his Eurovision entry and download 'Rhythm Inside' on iTunes or listen to it on Spotify:

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