Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sweden - Heroes - Måns Zelmerlöw

Congratulations Sweden
Måns Zelmerlöw wins the 60th Eurovision Song Contest.

Digital release image
1 - 365 pts / 1 - 217 pts in semi 2

2 track cds
Third time Melodifestivalen entrant Måns Zelmerlöw has won the 2015 edition of the Swedish national final extravaganza. His song. Heroes, is written by Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb and Linnea Deb.

Heroes has been released as a digital single and is also available on the Melodifestivalen 2015 2CD. (see below)
A 1-track cdsingle was released on May 20. (Warner Music Sweden WMS-5054196-624521)
A 2-track cdsingle was released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on June 5.. It includes a short edit of the Axento remix as track 2. (Warner Music Central Europe 5054196-624552)
A 1-track promo was issued by Warner Music Benelux. It comes with an insert/sleeve similar to the black and white digital release image.

Måns' new album Perfectly Damaged was released June 5 and of course includes Heroes.
The album entered the Swedish charts at No. 1 on June 11. It remained in the album top 60 for 27 weeks and was the 36th best selling album of the year (excluding compilations)
A digital release is the remix EP with four remixes of Heroes. See versions below.
Also out on Spotify.

2016
A new edition of the album is titled Perfectly Re:Damaged. It's released in May 2016 and features the single  performed in the 2016 Eurovision final show Fire In The Rain as the only added track. Fire In The Rain is also released as a single (2-track cdsingle and digital).


cdsingle
Versions
Heroes - Eurovision version
- MF 2CD, Vienna 2CD
Heroes - B.o.Y. remix
Heroes - 7th Heaven remix
Heroes - Axento extended remix
Heroes - Eray Oktav remix
- remixes are digital releases
Heroes - Axento remix single edit
- on cdsingle, see above
Heroes - Karaoke
- on official karaoke album, digital release
2016: The new acoustic version of Heroes performed with the kids at Melodifestivalen and the first 2016 semi final remains unreleased.

The first two Melodifestivalen entries by Måns Zelmerlöw were very successful.
Cara Mia ended 3rd in the final of 2007 and was a No. 1 in the Swedish top 60. In 2009 he ended 4th with Hope and Glory, which made it to No. 2 in the charts.
In 2010 Måns hosted the Festivalen together with Christine Meltzer and Dolph Lundgren.



The album
Tracklist Perfectly Damaged
01 Stir It Up
02 Heroes
03 Someday
04 Live While We're Alive
05 Let It Burn
06 Should’ve Gone Home
07 Fade Away
08 Hearts Collide
09 The Core of You
10 Unbreakable
11 Kingdom In the Sky
12 What’s In Your Eyes (ft. Tilde Vinter)
The extra track on the 2016 re-issue, Fire In The Rain, is track 1, with all the other moving down a place.

Album 2016 re-issue
The Songsmiths:
We know the Debs from 2013 entry You by Robin Stjernberg and last years Melodifestivalen runner up and #1 hit up Busy Doin’ Nothin’ by Ace Wilder.
Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad has had a few MF entries in the past, but he had four in this year of which three ended up in the final (Heroes, Linus Svenning’s Forever Starts Today and Groupie by Samir and Viktor).

Charts
Måns Zelmerlöws Heroes enters the Swedish digital sales charts at No. 2 the week before the MF final. In the 'old' official charts he enters at 16.
Sweden Digilistan top 60: 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 1, 4, 10, 6, 15, 10, 1, 1, 1, 4, 10, 11, 13, 11, 14, 19, 25, 22, 31, 35, - (from now digilistan is a top 40 list)
Official Swedish top 100: 16, 2, 1, 1, 3, 4, 9, 10, 15, 21, 25, 24, 5, 6, 11, 16, 16, 23, 28, 32, 34, 37, 44, 50, 55, 59, 70, 75, 75, 75, 90, 90, 99, -
- Platinum in the 4th week on chart, double platinum in week 8. 4 x platinum was announced week 18.
Spain top 50: 7, 3, 17, 17, 15, 27, 21, 24, 22, 24, 26, 22, 27, 41, 49, -
Austria top 75: 1, 1, 4, 7, 9, 19, 23, 28, 38, 43, 53, 56, 63, -
Germany top 100: 3, 15, 20, 25, 28, 35, 45, 54, 68, 73, 84, 76, 95, -
Netherlands sales top 100: 12, 31, 38, 41, 45, 49, 51, 57, 76, 89, -
Belgium top 50 FL: 5, 2, 5, 5, 9, 12, 18, 23, 33, 36, 48, -
Belgium top 50 WA: 7, 6, 21, 26, -
Ireland top 100: 10, 26, 41, 50, 88, -
U.K. top 100: 11, 51, 71, 96, -
Switzerland top 75: 1, 17, 25, 32, 41, 49, 62, 70, -
Australia top 100: 19, 61, 99, -
France top 200: 38, 33, 173, -
Finland top 20: 16, 5, 11, 13, 19, -
Norway VG lista top 40: 37, 4, 9, 11, 11, 17, 18, 29, -
Denmark Tracklisten 40: 7, 12, 15, 27, -
Heroes also scores on various charts in Iceland (No. 1), Greece, Slovenia, Estonia, Croatia, Poland, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia.
See below for Swedish charts statistics.

Melodifestivalen
The Melodifestivalen concept has been slightly altered. (Why????) 28 songs have participated in the 6-night extravaganza.
For the 15th* time all the songs have been released on CD, so plenty of fun to be had for the collectors.
(Metronome / WMS 5054196-479329)
I shopped for my MF 2CD at BeaRecords.

MF CDsingles released so far this year are by Magnus Carlsson,  Kirstin Amparo, Dolly Style, Isa, Linus Svenning, Samir och Victor and Jessica Andersson.

* In 2001 a CD with all 10 Melodifestival songs was released some time after the (one show) event took place.
The 32-song multi-night ran from 2002 to 2014. This year there are 28 songs participating.

The official Melodifestivalen CD has been the #1 selling album of the year in Sweden every year since 2007.
In 2004, 2005 and 2006 it was #2, in 2003 it was #4, in 2002 it was #13

Links and sources:
Måns Zelmerlöw FB
SVT Melodifestivalen pages
Thanks to Emma at Warner Music Sweden

Swedens efforts in recent years
2014 - Sanna Nielsen
2013 - Robin Stjernberg
2012 - Loreen
2011 - Eric Saade
2010 - Anna Bergendahl
2009 - Malena Ernman

Melodifestivalen 2015 2CD Tracklist
1. I'll Be Fine - Molly Pettersson -Hammar
2. Pappa - Daniel Gildenlöw
3. One By One - Elize Ryd & Rickard Söderberg
4. Hello Hi - Dolly Style
5. Det Rår Vi Inte För - Behrang Miri Feat. Victor Crone
6. Can't Hurt Me Now - Jessica Andersson
7. Sting - Eric Saade
8. Forever Starts Today - Linus Svenning
9. Där Och Då Med Dig - Emelie Irewald
10. Groupie - Samir och Viktor
11. If I Was God For One Day - Neverstore
12. Nonetheless - Marie Bergman och Sanne Salomonsen
13. Möt Mig I Gamla Stan - Magnus Carlsson
14. Don't Stop Believing - Mariette

15. Insomnia - Ellen Benediktson
16. För Din Skull - Kalle Johansson
17. Bring Out The Fire - Andreas Weise
18. Living To Die - Andreas Johnson
19. Don't Stop - Isa
20. I See You - Kristin Amparo
21. Jag Är Fri (Manne Leam Frijje) - Jon Henrik Fjällgren
22. Don't Say No - Midnight Boy
23. Black Swan - Caroline Wennergren
24. Building It Up - JTR
25. Guld Och Gröna Skogar - Hasse Andersson
26. Make Me (La La La) - Dinah Nah
27. Ett Andetag - Annika Herlitz
28. Heroes - Måns Zelmerlöw
(Warner Music Sweden 5054196479329)

MF In the charts
So Melodifestivalen is big business and it makes Lotta Svenska Kronor, but it's good to see a good part of money going to good production of both the TV shows and the records. And a large part of the often recordbreaking televoting revenue always goes to charity, åååååh....
Check out all the updated statistics of modern MF in the 2016 Sweden section.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Russia - A Million Voices - Polina Gagarina

Digital release image
2 - 303 pts / 1 - 182 pts in semi 1

Polina Gagarina (Полина Гагарина) was selected to represent Russia in Vienna with the ballad A Million Voices.

The song is written by Gabriel Alares, Joakim Björnberg, Katrina Noorbergen, Leonid Gutkin, Vladimir Matetskiy,
Listen and watch here at Eurovision.tv's Youtube.

Versions:
A Million Voices - Eurovision version
- on official Vienna 2CD
Миллион Голосов (Million Golosov) - Russian version
- digital release
A Million Voices - Karaoke
- on official karaoke album, digital release

A 2-disc promo set features a 1-track CD and a disc with with video.
promo set
Russian version
A Russian version of A Million Voices has been released through iTunes. It's titled Миллион Голосов (Million Golosov) and is released as a single track through Sound Media.
Listen on Youtube.

Digital release image Russian version
Greatest Hits EP
A promo two disc set (CD+DVD) has been issued by Soundmedia.ru in 2016.
It has five tracks on the CD and the same tracks as videoclips on the DVD
1. A Million Voices      
2. Миллион Голосов  (Russian version of A Million Voices)  
3. Я Не Буду     
4. Не Пара         

5. Любовь Тебя Найдет           
Greatest Hits CD+ DVD

Charts:
Austria top 75: 10, 48, 66, -
Sweden top 100: 48, 26, 50, 100, -
Sweden Digilistan top 60: 9, 9, 36, -
Netherlands sales top 100: 98, -
Belgium top 50 FL: 22, 22, -
Belgium top 50 WA: 38, 44, -
Germany top 100: 46, -
Ireland top 100: 86, -
U.k. Top 100: 97, -
Switzerland top 75: 39, -
Australia top 100: 79, -

Links and sources
Polina Gagarina Website FB and VK
Eurovision.tv
Thanks to Jean-François and to Andy of ESCKaz


Pic from Polinas VKontakte
More from Russia
2014 - The Tolmachevy sisters
2013 - Dina Garipova
2012 - Buranovskye Babusky
2011 - Alex Sparrow
2010 - Peter Nalitch
2009 - Anastasia Prikhodko

Friday, May 22, 2015

Italy - Grande Amore - Il Volo

7-track CD
3 - 292 pts / not in semi

Il Volo have won the 2015 edition of the Sanremo contest with the song Grande Amore. The trio have accepted the invitation to be be the Italian representatives in Vienna, and it Grande Amore will is their Eurovision song.
Grande Amore is written by Francesco Boccia and Ciro Esposito

A 7 track CD Sanremo Grande Amore was released on februari 17. It includes the winning Sanremo song and also coverversions of two ancient Italian Eurovision songs. See full tracklist below. (Sony 0888750731821).
The 7 track CD was released in Germany on May 15 (Sony/Columbia)
Grande Amore has also been released through most digital sources.
A cd/DVD re-issue of the 7-tracker was released on May 12. The CD has the same tracks and the DVD titled Italia Grande Amore features interviews and Sanremo footage (Columbia 088875 5092362)

A U.S.A. limited edition features 10 tracks: The same 7 as the above edition plus live solo tracks of each Il Voloist. (see tracklists below) This was sold through PBS television and is titled Il Volo Sanremo Special Edition (Sony Music Latin 088875 1303928).

The promo cdsingle used in Vienna has the Eurovision version and the original version of Grande Amore.
CD/DVD issue
Digital release image Spanish version
Spanish version
On July 10 the Spanish version of Grande Amore is released through Sony Music latin.
It is the full (long) version. Spanish lyrics are by Juan Luis Pagán.
The Spanish version is also included on the new release Grande Amore (see below).









Grande Amore The Albums
September 25 is the release date for a new full album L'Amore Si Muove / Grande Amore.
Three versions are released. The Italian release is titled L'Amore Si Muove (also the title of the new single).
The 13 tracks include Grande Amore, coverversions of Sanremo classics Quando L'Amore Diventa Poesia (1969) and Io Che Non Vivo (Senza Te) (1965, a.k.a. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me) and Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blue (Volare, 1958).
(Sony Music latin 08887-514225-20)
Update: Although originally listed, Grande Amore is not on the Italian L'Amore Si Muove album

The second one is aimed at the Spanish speaking markets. It's titled Grande Amore and it includes 10 tracks in Spanish including Grande Amore and El Amor Verdadero (Spanish version of new single L'Amore Si Muove).
There's also one track in English and coverversions of Volare and Piove (in Italian), Domenico Modugno's Eurovision classics from 1958 and 1959.
Massimo Ranieri's L'Amore Diventa Poesia is present here  as Cuando El Amor Se Convierte En Poesía.
This edition CD is released in Spain, South America and the U.S..
(Sony Music latin 08887-512291-2)

The third release is Grande Amore International Version, released in Europe, Australia and the U.S..
This version has 16 tracks including Grande Amore (Italian), You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (English), Volare & Piove (Italian) and well known standards like Caruso and Delilah. Most tracks are in Italian, some in English and one in Spanish.
This edition CD is released in Europe, the U.S. and Australia.
(Sony Music Latin 08887-514454-20)

A vinyl 2LP version was released in the U.S. in August 2016 (Sony Music Latin 088875 1445413)


2016 Update
The CD Grande Amore (The international version) has been issued in the U.K. in April 2016 as The UK Deluxe Edition with four bonus tracks: Vacanze Romane (The 1983 matia Bazar hit), Romantica (ESC 1960), Ancora and Canzone Per Te (Universal/Right Track 08887-5069745)
2017 Update
A Japanese edition of the Grande Amore album was released on November 22, 2017.
It features two bonus tracks: Tornera L'Amore and Canzone Per Te (Sony Records International SICP 5643)
There's also a deluxe edition which also includes the Live At Pompei DVD (see below) (Sony Records International SICP 5641)


Il Volo Live A Pompei
November 27 sees the worldwide release of a new edition of the L'Amore Si Muove album: L'Amore Si Muove The Platinum EditionIt includes a live CD and DVD Il Volo Live A Pompei.
The Live CD and DVD are also availaible individually, so you don't have to buy the original album again.
The live CD and DVD opens and closes with Grande Amore. The first is perfomed in Italian and the last (track 20) in Spanish.
Other live tracks include Io Che Non Vivo (Senza Tei) plus it's English version You Don't have To Say You Love Me , Volare, Piove and recent single L'Amore Si Muove.
Read the full tracklist here at Il Volo's news page.
(Sony Music latin 08887-518029-20)

Il Volo
Young operatic trio Il Volo are Piero Barone (Tenor), Ignazio Boschetto (Tenor) and Gianluca Ginoble (Baritone).

They met in 2009 when they were individual participants at Ti Lascio Una Canzone, a singing competition on RAI TV. They performed one song together during the competition (O Sole Mio, later their first single) and the rest is history.


Vienna promo cds
Il Volo have released four official albums and several digital singles.
Their 2010 (2011 in most countries) debut album Il Volo (produced by Tony Renis) was a worldwide success. It was a #1 album in Austria and #2 in New Zealand. It reached the album top 10 in Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and the USA. Plus a #18 in Australia and 43 in the U.K..

The trio also recorded the album in Spanish, which scored well the charts in Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia and Puerto Rico.

The albums Il Volo, We Are Love and live album Il Volo... Takes Flight: Live from
the Detroit Opera House, are re-issued on februari 24 in a boxset named the Platinum collection.

Digital release image for single track
Versions:
Grande Amore - Eurovision edit
- on Vienna 2015 2CD, promo
Grande Amore - Sanremo original version
- on CD Sanremo Grande Amore, promo
Grande Amore - Karaoke of Eurovision edit
- on Vienna 2015 Karaoke album (digital release)
Grande Amore - Spanish version
- on CD Grande Amore (Spanish/South American edition)
Grande Amore - Live at Pompeii
- on CD/DVD Il Volo Live A Pompei
Grande Amore - Spanish version live at Pompeii
- on CD/DVD Il Volo Live A Pompei

Charts:
Grande Amore enters the Italian download chart at No. 1.
Italy top 20 downloads: 1, 1, 3, 4, 8, 14, 16, -, 16, -
Switzerland top 75: 21, 45, -, 19, 74, -
Germany top 100: 54, -
Belgium top 50 WA: 44, 42, -
Belgium top 50 FL: 50, -
Austria top 75: 5, 43, 54, -
France top 200: 145, -
Sweden Digilistan top 60: 12, 26, -
Spain top 50: 24, 31, -

The 7 track issue charts in the album charts:
Italy top 20: 1, 2, 2, 3, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 6, 5, 3, 2, 4, 6, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 10, 9, 9, 7, 7, 7, 7, 11, 11, 11, 9, 5, 9, 15, -
Switzerland top 100: 39, 21, 38, 29, 45, 48, 77, 98, 63, 89, 85, 69, -, 15, 24, 37, 30, 54, 44, 53, 83, 100, -, 78, -, re: 100
Austria top 75: 29, 9, 37, 34, 63, 68, -
Belgium top 200 WA: 133, -, 85, 62, 88, 59, 67, 91, 83, 121, 89, 103, 118, 70, 114, 121, -, re 185, -
Belgium top 200 FL: 148, -, 146, 104, 193, 189, -
Netherlands top 100: 63, -, 90, -

Links and sources
Il Volo Website and FB
Special thanks to Jean François.

Italy's recent entries
2014 - Emma Marone
2013 - Marco Mengoni
2012 - Nina Zilli
2011 - Raphael Gualazzi

Tracklist Sanremo Grande Amore
Grande Amore
- Sanremo 2015 winner
Ancora digital release image
Ancora
- 1981 Sanremo song originally by Eduardo De Crescenzo. Il Volo performed this at the Sanremo coverversions show.
Vacanze romane (2015 Version)
- 1983 single by Matia Bazar from (in my humble opinion) their best album Tango.
Canzone Per Te (2015 Version)
- Sanremo winner from 1968, originally by Sergio Endrigo who went on to Eurovision the same year, but with another song Marianne
Piove (2015 Version)
- Domenico Modugno's second Sanremo winner and Eurovision entry from 1959
Romantica
- 1960 Sanremo winning song that was the Eurovision entry by Renato Rascel. 
L'immensità (2015 Version)
- 1967 Sanremo song originally by Don Backy and by Johnny Dorelli
USA bonus tracks
E Lucevan Le Stelle (Live) - Piero Barone
Unchained Melody (Live) - Ignatio Boschetto
Anima E Core (Live) - Gianluca Ginoble
USA PBS edition of the Grande Amore EP




Grande Amore can also be found on the 2CD Super Sanremo 2015 with many of this years Sanremo entries and several songs performed on the Sanremo coverversions night. 
The 2CD also includes Dio Come Ti Amo (Italy 1966) performed by Anna Tatangelo (Sony 888750 62012-5)





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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Belgium - Rhythm Inside - Loïc Nottet

Digital Release Image
4 - 217 pts / 2 - 149 pts in semi 1

Loïc Nottet, finalist in The Voice Belgique, will represent Belgium in Vienna.
This year it's RTBF's turn to select an entry for Eurovision (Wallonian TV).

The song presented on March 10 is titled Rhythm Inside and is written by Loïc Nottet himself with Beverly Jo Scott (lyrics).
The song is out on March 11 (digital release).

A 1-track promo is issued.

Loïc Nottet hasn't released any record before Rhythm Inside but he's working on his debut album with Sony.

Versions
Rhythm Inside - Eurovision version
- on the official Vienna 2CD
Rhythm Inside - dance version
- videoclip
Rhythm Inside - Karaoke version (Instrumental)
- on the official karaoke album, digital release

Charts
Belgium WA: 18, 48, -, 21, 33, 1, 1, 2, 4, 7, 13, 17, 14, 16, 16, 33, 44, 39
Belgium FL: 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 5, 6, 10, 10, 20, 32, 35, 49
Austria top 75: 50, 2, 12, 17, 34, 39, 53, 63, -
Sweden digilistan top 60: 8, 7, 29, 38, -, 50, -, 59
Sweden top 100: 25, 12, 21, 43, 50, 91, -
Netherlands sales top 100: 26, 48, 95, -
Germany top 100: 21, 74, -
Ireland top 100: 83, -
U.K. top 100: 69, -
Switzerland top 75: 34, -
Australia top 100: 61, -
France top 200: 85, 127, -


Links and sources
Loïc Nottet FB
Thanks to Jean François, to Ivor and to Matthias

Picture from Loïc Nottet's Facebook
Find out more about Belgiums recent Eurovision adventures:
2014 - Axel Hirsoux
2013 - Roberto Bellarosa
2012 - Iris
2011 - Witloof Bay
2010 - Tom Dice
2009 - Copycat

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Australia - Tonight Again - Guy Sebastian

Digital release image Short edit
5 - 196 pts / not in semi

Guy Sebastian was chosen to be the singer for Australia at the Vienna Eurovision Song Contest.
The song selected is Tonight Again, written by Guy Sebastian, David Ryan Harris and Louis Schoorl
Watch and listen here at Eurovision.tv's Youtube.

Tonight Again is not a song from Guy's original Australian Madness CD, but it has been added to the European release of said album, planned for May 22. (See tracklist below)

The digital release of the single version is out since April 7. The Eurovision edit can be found on the official Vienna 2CD but has also been released seperately (digital)

A 2-track cdsingle is on the cards for May 22. It includes the single version of Tonight Again and Australian 2014 hit Mama Ain't Proud. (Sony 0888751106321)
cd single
Australia?
Earlier this year the EBU surprised friends and enemies with the announcement of Australia's guest participation in the contest.
The contest celebrates its 60th birthday and Australian TV (SBS) has already been broadcasting the contest for 30 years, all in all good reasons for this special treat.

Versions
Tonight Again - Eurovision edit a.k.a. Short edit
- digital single, on the Official Vienna album
Tonight Again - single version (3:23)
- digital release, cdsingle
Tonight Again - Karaoke version
- on the official karaoke album, digital release

Charts:
Australia top 100: 12, 18, 31, 50, 90, -
Sweden digilistan top 60: 19, 51, 55, 50, 4, 8, 26, 30, 28, 38, 43, 43, 32, 42, 40, 50, 55
Sweden top 100: 41, 22, 35, 49, 46, 57, 92, -
- In the digilistan Tonight Again charted 4 weeks ahead of the official Swedish top 100.
Austria top 75: 16, 58, 68, -
Netherlands sales top 100: 71, -
Germany top 100: 44, -
Switzerland top 75: 47, -
Only reached 178 in the U.K. top 200.


digital release image
Who's this Guy?
Guy Sebastian won the first season of Australian Idol in 2003. He also participated in the one-off World Idol, where he reached 7th place.
Guy Sebastian scored about 20 hits in Australia since 2003, including six No. 1 hits.
He also fared well in New Zealand with two No. 1's and nine top 40 hits.
Some of his recent records have been noticed outside the Australian continent: 2012 hit Battle Scars (with Lupe Fiasco) was a No. 2 hit in Norway, 46 in Sweden and 71 in the US. Like A Drum from 2013 was a No. 49 in Sweden.
Logo Sebastian Foundation

Guy and his wife Jules have founded a charity organisation named the Sebastian Foundation.
You can find out about their work here (website) and here (FB)

Links and sources
Guy Sebastian website and FB 
Thanks to Jean-François




Madness - European Tracklist
CD album Madness
With singles chart info for the Australian ARIA Top 50 (Highest place/weeks on chart)
1. Madness
2. Mama Ain’t Proud (feat. 2 Chainz)
                                         - third single 17/6 hit
3. Like a Drum - first single, 4/18 hit
4. Elephant
5. Alive
6. Light and Shade
7. Linger (ft Lupe Fiasco)
                                      - fourth single, 17/9 hit
8. One of Us
9. Imagine the Sunrise
10. Lightning
11. Come Home with Me - second single, 13/7 hit
12. Animal In Me
13. The Pause
14. Tonight Again (Single version)

Like A Drum was also a No.13 in New Zealand, 49 in Sweden and 183 in France.
Please note that Tonight Again is not featured on the original editions of the Madness CD.
The new edition spent two weeks on the Swedish album charts (34, 50). The original album was a #6 in the Australian album list. (16 weeks in top 50)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Latvia - Love Injected - Aminata

Digital release image
6 - 186 pts / 2 -155 pts in semi 2

Love Injected by Aminata Savadogo is the winner of the 4-song final of Latvia's Supernova.
She wrote her song for Vienna herself.
Listen to the song here at Aminata's Youtube.

The first version on the net is a demo version, the song has been re-recorded for the official Eurovision CD.

Four remixes were released early in Latvia, the international remix EP is out on May 22 (digital through Dos Or Die records).
More remixes were released in December 2015 and Januari 2016.
You can listen to previews here at Dos or Die and the full versions are on Spotify.
See details in the list of versions below.


International remix EP
Love Injected is included on Aminata's debut album album Inner Voice.
The CD is out now in Latvia. It has ten songs all written by Aminata herself.
It also includes the 2014preselection song I Can Breathe and single Leave My Love Bleeding.
See full tracklist below.

In 2014 Aminata already reached the final in Latvia. Her song I Can Breathe ended 5th in the final.
Another single Leave My Love Bleeding was released in the summer of 2014.
In 2013 she won the talent show Jaunā Talantu Fabrika (Young talent factory).


Digital release image [Ex] Da Bass club mix
Inner Voice, Aminata's debut album

2017 US release
5 remixes have been released and promoted by the Carrillo label (US)
Love Injected - [Ex] Da Bass radio mix
Love Injected - [Ex] Da Bass club mix
Love Injected - GVR MNT Club mix
Love Injected - Mafia Mike & Silver House remix
Love Injected - Seal De Green remix
2017 US release, digital release image

DRI [Ex] Da Bass radio mix
Versions
Love Injected - Eurovision version
- on the official Vienna 2CD
Love Injected - original version (a.k.a demo)
Love Injected - [Ex] Da Bass radio mix
Love Injected - [Ex] Da Bass club mix
Love Injected - Makree remix
Love Injected - Tommy U and Tob Luii remix
- all versions can be heard on Aminata's Youtube and are available at eKase.lv
Love Injected - Mafia Mike & Silver remix
Love Injected - Andrew Proland's Hot Hotels remix
Love Injected - Seal Da Green remix
- above three remixes were released on December 15 through Beatport, iTunes and other sources
Love Injected - Karl G Remix
Love Injected - GVR MNT Remix
- The last two remixes were released on Januari 11 (2016) and have been released through the usual digital stores.
You can listen to previews here at Dos or Die, all remixes are also at Spotify
Love Injected - Karaoke of Eurovision version
- on the official karaoke album, digital release





DRI Tommy U and Tob Luii remix
Charts
Germany top 100: 51
Sweden Digilistan top 60: 27, 50
Switzerland top 75: 74
Australia top 100: 87
Austria top 75: 19
Also No. 135 in U.K. top 200

Links and sources
Aminata FB
LTV Supernova pages
Aminata Soundcloud has her three singles
eKase.lv sells the digital Aminata stuff
Thanks to Jean-François

Latvia's entries from the past few years
2014 - Aarzemnieki
2013 - PeR
2012 - Anmary
2011 - Musiqq
2010 - Aisha
2009 - Intars Busulis

Tracklist Inner Voice
01. Dualism
02. Leave My Love Bleeding
03. The Bound
04. Love Injected
05. Land Of Nibiru
06. I Can Breathe
07. Cell Phone
08. Let Me Know
09. Ring My Bells
10. Until We Land (Featuring Ralfs Eilands)
Ralfs Eilands was one of the two members of PeR who entered Eurovision in 2013 with Here We Go



Monday, May 18, 2015

Estonia - Goodbye To Yesterday - Elina Born and Stig Rästa

Digital Release Image
7 - 106 pts / 3 - 105 pts in semi 1

Elina Born and Stig Rästa have won the Estonian selection Eesti Laul 2015 with the song Goodbye To Yesterday. The song is written by Stig Rästa. Listen here at Stigs Youtube.

The song is released through iTunes and other digital sources.
Goodbye To Yesterday is also be included on Elina's debut album.

A promo cdsingle includes the Eurovision and instrumental versions.

Versions
Goodbye To Yesterday - Eurovision version
- on the official Vienna 2CD
Goodbye To Yesterday - Karaoke (Instrumental)
- on the official karaoke album, digital release

Charts
Austria top 75: 58, 8, 30, 19, 24, 35, 37, 33, 35, 39, 46, 39, 52, 48, 52, 63, 60
Sweden top 100: 56, 51, -
Sweden Digilistan top 60: 10, 12, -
Netherlands sales top 100: 73, -
Belgium top 50 FL: 32, 39, -
Belgium top 50 WA: 42, -
Germany top 100: 71, -
Switzerland top 75: 68, -
Also No. 1 in various charts in Estonia.


Elina Born - The Album
Elina has released her debut album Elina Born including Goodbye To Yesterday and singles Mystery, Miss Calculation and Enough.
The album is out on CD and of course available through digital shops. (Star Management)

Stig Rästa
Goodbye To Yesterday is the 8th attempt for Stig Rästa to represent Estonia at Eurovision.
He was a (founding) member of Slobodan River, Traffic and Outloudz, all bands who tried their luck on the Eesti Laul stage.
He also co-wrote 2014 Eesti Laul entry Enough for Elina Born (see below)
Stigs Eesti Laul:
2003 What A Day - Slobodan River (7th)
2004 Surrounded - Slobodan River (3rd)
- both tracks can be found on the Slobodan River CD Surrounded (2QS 2004)
2008 It's Never Too Late - Traffic feat. Luisa Värk (8th)
- digital single
2009 See päev (This day) - Traffic (2nd)
- on CD Traffic 2 (Star management 2008)
2011 I Wanna Meet Bob Dylan - Outloudz (2nd)
- on CD Wide Awake (Star management 2011)
2012 NASA - Traffic (9th)
- on CD Siirius (Star management 2012)
2014 Für Elise - Traffic (3rd)
- digital single

Elina Born
Elina shot to national fame in Estonia when she ended second in the talent show Eesti Otsib Superstaari in 2012. She entered the Estonian selection in 2013 with the song Enough, ending 8th.
She has released three singles since: Enough, Miss Calculation and Mystery. All were co-written by Stig Rästa.


Links and sources
ETV-ERR Eurovision and Eesti Laul pages
Stig Rästa FB
Elina Born FB
Elina and Stig FB
National Finals Homepage
Thanks to Jean François

Estonia's recent entries
2014 - Tanja
2013 - Birgit Õigemeel
2012 - Ott Lepland
2011 - Getter Jaani
2010 - Malcolm Lincoln
2009 - Urban Symphony

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