08
June
2019

Regina releases video for “Ti Si Mi Tu” where love is the way out of darkness

Regina releases video for “Ti Si Mi Tu” where love is the way out of darkness

Regina (Bosnia & Herzegovina 2009)

A couple of days ago, the Bosnian and Herzegovinian rock band Regina, whose song “Bistra voda” finished 9th at 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, released a brand new video for their song “Ti Si Mi Tu”. It is a dark and melancholic song, where love is the answer for everyday’s challanges.

Ti Si Mi Tu which translates to You Are Here in English is a song from Regina’s latest album from 2017. Since participating in the contest 10 years ago, Regina launched three albums: Vrijeme Je (It’s Time) in 2009, Kad Poludimo (When We Go Crazy) in 2012 and U Srcu (In The Heart) 2017. In August 2016 the band lost their bassist Denis Čabrić, who died of a heart attack on holiday in Croatia with his family. He was 49 years old.

Ti Si Mi Tu describes a meaningless, absurd and fake everyday, where everybody is praying and hoping for better days to come. In the meantime, love – in this case love to a woman – is seen as light at the end of the tunnel.

The video for the song, which was filmed in Serbia’s capital Belgrade, is made in a retro style. It’s supposed to bring us back to the 1970’s. One of the co-founders of Regina, guitarist and songwriter, Aleksandar Čović, explained to the Bosnian newspaper Avaz, why they decided to make a video for exactly Ti Si Mi Tu:

We made a video for a song, which lately was mostly liked by our fans and our followers. It is a love song with some “deep” lyrics which inspire you to make a serious storytelling through a video. Many people wrote to us, that this is their favorite song. That’s why we decided to adopt exactly this song for the screen. I believe that we made a good choice. The story in the video is placed in the 1970’s. The video is made in a retro style and reminds of Quentin Tarantino’s movies.
Aleksandar Čović

Below you can watch Regina’s latest video:

Eurovision news worth supporting?
Support EuroVisionary on Patreon.com

Categories: Eurovisionary

07
June
2019

Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl release new single; Come To Me

<div>Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl release new single; Come To Me</div>

Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl (Slovenia 2019)

Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl stay true to the sound we remember from their Eurovision performance just a few weeks ago. “Come To Me” should please the many fans the young duo got before, during and after representing Slovenia in Tel Aviv.

With the song Sebi, Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl qualified for the final where they earned a 15th place. Their Eurovision result consisted of 59 points from televoting and 46 from the juries so not a big difference in their case. In the final, they didn’t manage to score any of the famous 12 points, but they did get the second highest score, 10 points, from televoting in Croatia and Serbia, and from the juries in Poland and Czech Republic.

The young Slovenian duo has now released new music. Come To Me was released today, and it should appeal to their many fans as it keeps the relaxed sound and the fragile voice from Zala, we also heard on their Eurovision entry.

In the video below, take a listen to Come To Me. There is yet no actual video for the song, only a still photo of the duo. You can also listen to the song on one of the many streaming services where it is available.

Meet Zala and Gašper

If you want to get to know Zala and Gašper a bit more, we do recommend that you check out our video from Tel Aviv where we met the duo. We challenged them to a game of Complete The Sentence where they got one card specifically for them and otherwise drew random cards with an incomplete sentence they were to finish.

This game gave the duo the change to show a different side of themselves – and you, the chance to get to know them a bit better. The lovely couple talks about getting up early, going to the supermarket, their pets, the sea – and which legacy they hope to achieve.

Eurovision news worth supporting?
Support EuroVisionary on Patreon.com

Categories: Eurovisionary

07
June
2019

Loïc Nottet is heartbroken and longing for love on new single “29”

Loïc Nottet is heartbroken and longing for love on new single “29”

Loïc Nottet - 29 cover

Loïc Nottet, who represented Belgium at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, is back with a new track titled “29”, which was released just a couple of days ago. “29” is a very personal song about heartbreak and the desire for the lost love.

With 29, Belgian pop Star Loïc Nottet released his first single of this year. Back in 2015, he took part in the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, where he finished fourth performing the song RhythmInside. In 2017 followed his debut album Selfocracy and since then he launched the singles Doctor (2017), Go To Sleep (2017), On Fire (2018) and now his latest release 29.

29 is a piano based ballad, that starts pretty quiet, but builds up to a strong and explosive chorus in which Loïc shows off his characteristic vocal. One thing is certain about Loïc’s singing: he is not holding back on the high notes.

The mood on 29 is characterized by feelings of hopelessness, loneliness and struggle. You can actually feel the pain, both musically and lyrically, as Loïc is singing about having one last moment with a lover before they say goodbye to each other.

The song is written by Loïc himself, and there is no doubt about that the 23 year-old Belgian is a very talented songwriter. Adding his vocal skills to this, Loïc deserves much more international success and recognition.

You can listen to Loïc Nottet’s latest single in the video below:

Lyrics to Loïc Nottet – 29

She said I never want to
Hurt you again
I said I never want this
To come to an end
She said “look at me baby”
Just tears will run out
I said I took you for granted
But I can’t be without
You …
Please can we just say
Pretty lies, pretty lies ?
Lies to each other again
One last time

Slowly let me down
Every way goes me apart
Gently tell me how
To forgive me now
Cause all I need is all your lips
Tell my enemy, they’re my remedy
So slowly let me down
Give me a kiss just one last time

Give me a kiss just one last time

As we both start in you car
Talking about the past
As we were facing each other
We were falling appart

Please can we just say
Pretty lies, pretty lies ?
Lies to each other again
One last time

Slowly let me down
Every way goes me apart
Gently tell me how
To forgive me now
Cause all I need is all your lips
Tell my enemy, they’re my remedy
So slowly let me down
Give me a kiss just one last time

Nights are long
Days longer
There seems no end side
I lost it all the 29
An october night

Slowly let me down
Gently tell me how

Slowly let me down
Every way goes me apart
Gently tell me how
To forgive me now
Cause all I need is all your lips
Tell my enemy, they’re my remedy
So slowly let me down
Give me a kiss just one last time

Give me a kiss just one last time …

Last kiss on the 29 …

October night

Eurovision news worth supporting?
Support EuroVisionary on Patreon.com

Categories: Eurovisionary

06
June
2019

Poll – Eurovision 2010s: The favourite Australian entry this decade is…

Poll – Eurovision 2010s: The favourite Australian entry this decade is…

Dami Im (Australia 2016)

With 4 out of five entries in Top 10, Australia has done well at the Eurovision Song Contest. In their second participation, they even finished as runner up. But which entry is actually their best one?

Australia were initially invited as a one-time participating country, then invited for a second year – and now, they are a regular country in the Eurovision Song Contest.

We look back at the previous Eurovision decade, and our average relation position placed Australia as third best this past decade following Sweden and Russia. We asked four of our writers which Australian entry they consider the best one – and in the poll below, we’ll ask you the same.

🇩🇰 Charlotte, Denmark

2016: Dami Im – Sound of Silence

A fantastic voice, a good performance and a young woman appearing fragile yet confident at the same time. I love this song. Dami Im did really well with a second place result  – but I still think she should have won the contest back then – in 2016.

🇳🇱 Wouter, The Netherlands

2017: Isaiah – Don’t Come Easy

I could go for Dami Im, but I don’t like it when artists scream from the top of their lungs just for the sake of it. For the same reason, Jessica Mauboy isn’t my favourite either. Guy Sebastian sings nice, but his with his Tonight Again he’s simply trying too hard – and the original Why You Wanna Trip On Me was better. If I were into opera, I’d definately call Gravity my favourite – but I’m really not.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Ashleigh, England

2016: Dami Im – Sound of Silence

I’m not usually a great lover of ballads but for me Dami Im was the winner of Eurovision 2016. While I found the staging a little boring, the vocals from Dami completely blew me away. It will be a long time before Australia can pull another song like this out of the bag.

🇬🇧 William, Northern Ireland

2018: Jessica Mauboy- We Got Love

There is an occurring theme so far with my favourites, they all seem to be the least successful for their countries at the contest. Jessica was arguably the biggest star Australia had sent to that point and the song was a great upbeat dance banger companied with Jess’ lower register, it is a mix I love in pop music.

Poll – Vote for your favourite

Who is your favourite Australian entry this past decade? Tick your answer in the poll below:

Favourite Australian entry the past decade?

Eurovision news worth supporting?
Support EuroVisionary on Patreon.com

Categories: Eurovisionary

05
June
2019

Vanna, Jacques Houdek and Maya Sar sing together to support children with special needs

Vanna, Jacques Houdek and Maya Sar sing together to support children with special needs

Jacques Houdek and Maya Sar

Three former Eurovision participants – Vanna, Jacques Houdek and Maya Sar – have joined together to support a good case. Yesterday, they released a song, which is dedicated to children with special needs.

The song which Vanna, Jacques Houdek, Neno Belan and Maya Sar perform together is titled Kao Sva Djeca, which translates to ‘Like All Children’ in English.

About the artists

Vanna, whose real name is Ivana Ranilović-Vrdoljak, represented Croatia at 2001 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, where she came 10th in the final with the song Strings Of My Heart.

Jacques Houdek tried to represent Croatia in the contest many times. At last he succeeded back in 2017 when he internally was chosen to perform the song MyFriend in Kyiv. He finished 13th in the grand final. This year, he wrote the Croatian entry The Dream, performed by Roko, but they didn’t manage to qualify for the final.

Maya Sar, born Maja Sarihodžić, represented Bosnia and Herzegovina at 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, with her own song Korake Ti Znam (The Steps I Know). She finished in 18th place in the final.

Neno Belan is a Croatian singer and songwriter. He competed twice in the Croatian national final “Dora” – in 1994, where he finished 14th out of 21 songs, and in 2005, where he finished last in his semi-final.

About the song

Kao Sva Djeca is a song, which is dedicated to children with special needs. Actually, the song is supporting the regional project called “Snaga djece u pokretu” (Youth Movement Power), whose purpose is inclusion of children with the special needs by including them in sport activities.

Vanna, Jacques Houdek, Neno Belan and Maya Sar are ambassadors for this project. The song they perform is sort of an international hymn, whose message is that all children are equal, beautiful, worthy and individualists, and that they all are entitled to a quality development and childhood without prejudices.

Children, who appear in the video are students from Maya Sar’s own music school.

Kao Sva Djeca is written by Maya Sar. You can watch the video for the song in the link below:

Eurovision news worth supporting?
Support EuroVisionary on Patreon.com

Categories: Eurovisionary

05
June
2019

The Hague and Breda request bidding material, but with reservations

The Hague and Breda request bidding material, but with reservations

Den Haag Binnenhof

The Hague has doubts about arena possiblities, and Breda thinks one city can’t host Eurovision alone. Both cities have requested the material though and are considering whether or not to submit their bids to host the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest.

As Breda and The Hague asks for the bidding material as well, we now have at least nine cities interested in hosting next year’s contest. They join the list which already included Maastricht, Rotterdam, Arnhem, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Leeuwarden and Den Bosch. It’s unlikely that they will all inventually produce a so-called “bit book”. Those books are to be submitted to the joint collaboration between broadcasters NPO, AVROTROS and NOS in four weeks. In these books the potential hosts cities will address the requirements and how they can cope with them.

The Hague doubts whether or not they have a suitable arena for the Eurovision Song Contest. World Forum will probably be too small, and question is then if they should put a temporary roof over ADO football stadium. The local party Haagse Stadspartij (HSP) however calls this plan unrealistic and a waste of money.

We will now register, but the organisation has a set of requirements. That package will be available after registration. We will look at that and then we will make a decision. The conclusion might be that we can not meet the requirements, and then we’ll not submit a bid book.

Spokesperson from The Hague Municipality

See alsoUtrecht and Den Bosch work out their bids for Eurovision 2020

In Breda, they feel confident they have a proper arena in Breepark with up to 13.000 spectators and a big festival space next to it for a press centre tent. On their website they now have a big banner saying “Songfestival in Breda – #DaretoDream in Breepark. Pictures from the arena however show that it likely is too low for the big TV production the Eurovision Song Contest. Breda believe in their arena, but do say that if it proves not suitable, they want to help other cities like Den Bosch or Rotterdam. Both of those cities are located within 30-40 minutes by train from Breda. As Breda sees it, no city can host it alone anyway – and they will likely play a role if another city in that distance is chosen.

No city can organise Eurovision alone. If Den Bosch organises it, people also have to sleep in Breda. Draw a circle of half an hour around our city, and then you will also arrive in Rotterdam. Suppose that city gets the organisation, then Breda has a role to play too.

Daan Quaars, Events Councilor for the municipality of Breda

Eurovision news worth supporting?
Support EuroVisionary on Patreon.com

Categories: Eurovisionary

<<  1 2 [34 5 6 7  >>  
SSL Certificate