Laura Rizzotto has released her new single called Ross & Rach. The track is a pleasant soulful pop song. The music video is played out like an American sitcom and it is one and a half minutes before we hear the start of the song.
Ross & Rach is composed by Laura Rizzotto and produced by @softserveboy & Laura Rizzotto. The mixing is by Pablo San Martin and mastered by Jett Galindo.
Laura represented Latvia at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with Funny Girl.
You can see the official video clip for Ross & Rach below. The single is available to purchase or stream from all good digital stores.
I see Alekseev (who is from Ukraine but represented Belarus at the 2018 Eurovision song contest) with Forever and KAZKA (band a lot of fans want to represent Ukraine) recorded an English version of their hit released last month. The English is called TILL THE END OF TIME.
The Malta International Singer Stage 2018 festival took place in Valletta. It is an event that brings together young talent, not just from Malta, but from other countries.
Congratulations to the various winners including Kayley Cuschieri took the fourth place prize in one of the top categories, Maltin Biss Grand Prix – Krista Sujak, Junior Grand Prix – Ronan Alexandru Comanescu from Romania. The Grand Prix Winner was Martina Abela. Also involved and amongst the judges was Emil Calleja Bayliss (composer of the 2017 and 2018 Malta Junior Eurovision songs).
Guests included Ela Mangion, Michela Galea, Sarah Bonnici and also the Kinetic Dance Studios.
The presenters were Aidan J Drakard, Ian J Vella and Anhelica Pace.
A special mention about Anhelica, who is developing in to a top all round singer and presenter. She recently had a big success by winning the 13-15 years old category at the 2018 Tra La La festival in FYR Macedonia. Anhelica got to perform a couple of songs Stone Cold by Demi Lovato and To Be Human by Sia feat. Labrinth.
Source: ESC Covers – photos@thanks to Eve Pace; Singer Stage/facebook; Kayley Cuschieri/facebook
Over the last few weeks viewers on the tv channel, S4C, have been searching for potential stars to represent Wales for the first time at the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The contestants have been narrowed down gradually and last week we saw 12 young singers take to a stage in the Quadrant Shopping Centre in Swansea. This was to give the kids a taste of performing to the public.
Six singers were selected for the grand final of the 2018 Chwilio am Seren national selection to be broadcast on Tuesday 9 October in Llandudno in Wales.
Let us take a look at the finalists and their performances (all in the Welsh language and including a version of the winning ESC song of 2014 by Conchita Wurst – Rise Like A Phoenix) in Swansea –
The first semi-final of the 2018 Depi Mankakan Evratesil (Junior Eurovision national selection) took place in Armenia with five acts making it through to the grand final.
Dalita Avanessian and Mika Varosyan were the presenters of the show. They sang a duet at the beginning. Dalita represented Armenia at the 2011 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with the Welcome To Armenia. She is a top recording artist and tv personality and recently released a duet of Heroes (the 2015 Eurovision winning song of Sweden) with Sergey Sysuev from Ukraine in a joint combination of Armenian, Ukrainian and English languages.
11 acts competed in the first semi-final and they were –
1. Anna – 1 2 3 4
2. Arpi – Par
3. Nare Elizbaryan – Du karogh es
4. GorX – Why Don’t?
5. Vardan Margaryan – Chanaparh
6. 1+1 – Misht miasin
7. Eliza – Im Yerazank
8. ANI – Angels
9. Maria Petrosyan – Happy Birthday
10. L.E.V.O.N – L.E.V.O.N
11. Lia – Kamats-Kamats
Voting was a combination of jury and televoting.
The five acts to qualify for the final are –
The second semi-final will take place on Sunday 16 September.