Category Archives: 2021 Eurovision Song Contest

Paul Rey releases ‘Note To Her’ EP

Paul Rey has released an EP called ‘Note To Her’ featuring five songs.

The five featured tracks on the EP are –

  • Think About You
  • Richest Man Alive
  • Spell
  • There For Me
  • Talking In My Sleep

Paul Rey took part in the 2020 Melodifestivalen selection in Sweden with Talking In My Sleep. He will also take part in the 2021 Melodifestivalen competition.

You can hear the tracks from the ‘Note To Her’ EP below including Talking In Your Sleep, the song from Melodifestivalen 2020. The EP is available to purchase or stream via digital stores such as Amazon, YouTube Music, Apple Music and more.

Source: ESC Covers

Ukraine: Go_A release new single ‘Shum’

Go_A have released their brand new song called Shum (Noise). It is a stylish and upbeat electro/folk song with a powerful production and beat.

Shum is composed by Taras Shevchenko, Kateryna Pavlenko and Igor Didenchuk.

Go_A were selected to represent Ukraine at the 2020 Eurovision with Solovey. However, the competition was cancelled due to the world health pandemic. They will get another chance to represent Ukraine at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest.

Shum will not be the 2021 Eurovision song for Ukraine.

You can see the official music video for Shum below. The track is available to purchase or stream via digital platforms including Amazon, Spotify, YouTube Music and more.

Source: ESC Covers

 

The Roop – ‘Discoteque’ released

The highly anticipated video for The Roop 2021 entry for the Lithuanian Eurovision 2021 national selection has been released today.

The song comes together with an energetic dance which can allow you to escape and let loose. Some of the moves of the dance was inspired by legendary Lithuanian basketball player Arvydas Sabonis.

The band describes the new song as a tool to liberate and express feelings that are kept deep inside of our hearts.

THE ROOP’s leader Vaidotas says: “The new song “Discoteque” talks about personal inner liberation. Rather often we say that we are free and that we live in a free world. But most of our restraints come from the inside. So, this song and movement aims liberate our minds, which contains too much self-criticism, fear of appearing different, reluctance to accept your body, even limiting your attractiveness.”

Having already pre-qualified for the national selection final are we likely to see the Roop at Eurovision 2021?

Watch the video below and keep up to date with everything happening at the Lithuanian National selection here. 

TAKING KEiiNO ON A VIRTUAL TRIP ACROSS EUROPE AND BEYOND – DAY 6 – MOSCOW, RUSSIA

 

KEiiNO (members Alexandra Rotan, Tom Hugo and Fred Buljo) was selected directly for the final of the 2021 Norwegian Eurovision selection. Their song is called MONUMENT. KEiiNO is very much a fan based group and during their 2019 campaign traveled across Europe to perform their 2019 Eurovision entry Spirit in the sky to their fans in various countries. Due to the Corona pandemic, such a tour is not possible this year and so ESC Covers has decided to take them on a virtual tour for the next 2 or so weeks across Europe and even beyond. Day 6 brings us to RUSSIA. Russia is the biggest Eurovision country in terms of size and population. We brought then to MOSCOW, the capitol and took them to the RED SQUARE.

The ESC Covers team of Roy van der Merwe, Ian Fowell and Barry Tsai are arranging this virtual tour.

JAI TAAKSE PAIVAT NUO – ARMI & DANNY

DANNY, at the age of 78, is one of 7 candidates in the 2021 Finnish Eurovision selection.  For 15 days, we will focus on songs covered by Danny. The 5th song we are featuring is a cover of the 1978 Eurovision entry from the UNITED KINGDOM. The original song is THE BADOLD DAYS  by Co co.  For this cover,  Danny teamed up with ARMI, who was a Miss Finland and their Finnish cover  is called JAI TAAKSE PAIVAT NUO.

TAKING KEiiNO ON A VIRTUAL TRIP ACROSS EUROPE AND BEYOND – DAY 5 – BARCELONA, SPAIN

KEiiNO (members Alexandra Rotan, Tom Hugo and Fred Buljo) was selected directly for the final of the 2021 Norwegian Eurovision selection. Their song is called MONUMENT. KEiiNO is very much a fan based group and during their 2019 campaign traveled across Europe to perform their 2019 Eurovision entry Spirit in the sky to their fans in various countries. Due to the Corona pandemic, such a tour is not possible this year and so ESC Covers has decided to take them on a virtual tour for the next 2 or so weeks across Europe and even beyond. Day 5 brings us to SPAIN. It is the first time we are bringing them to another city other than the capitol. In Spain Madrid had so much snow in recent days and there also was an explosion in the middle of the city, so they are moving to BARCELONA and at their famous cathedral SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA where they will light some candles in memory of all the people who died because of Covid 19.

The ESC Covers team of Roy van der Merwe, Ian Fowell and Barry Tsai are arranging this virtual tour.

Portugal: 2021 Festival Da Canção songs released

Flag of Portugal

The songs for the 2021 Festival Da Canção national selection in Portugal have been released. You can listen to them on the official Festival Da Canção You Tube channel.

The first semi-final –

  • Nadine – Cheguei Aqui
  • Fábia Maia – Dia Lindo
  • Sara Afonso – Contramão
  • Valéria – Na mais profunda saudade
  • IAN – Mundo
  • Irma – Livros
  • Karetus, Romeu Bairos – Saudade
  • Miguel Marôco – Girassol
  • Mema – Claro como água
  • The Black Mamba – Love Is On My Side

The second Semi-Final –

  • Carolina Deslandes – Por Um Triz
  • Da Chick – I Got Music
  • Joana Alegre – Joana do Mar
  • Graciela – A vida sem acontecer
  • Neev – Dancing In The Stars
  • EU.CLIDES – Volte-Face
  • Pedro Gonçalves – Não vou ficar
  • Tainá – Jasmim
  • Ariana – Mundo Melhor
  • Ana Tereza – Com Um Abraço

Source: eurovision.tv; ESC Covers

Vasil will return for North Macedonia at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest

Vasil has been confirmed by the local broadcaster, MKRTV, to represent North Macedonia again at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest.

Vasil was originally selected to sing You at the 2020 Eurovision but the competition was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

MKRTV have announced an open competition to submit a song for Vasil by 27 January.

In the meantime take a listen again to You below.

Source: ESC Covers; eurovision.tv

 

Voting has begun in Israel for Eden Alene and her HaShir HaBa L’Eurovizion songs

Eden Alene has released three music videos for her songs competing in the ‘HaShir HaBa L’Eurovizion’ national selection in Israel.

Voting has begun and viewers in Israel can vote for their favourite song via a special app. The ‘HaShir HaBa L’Eurovizion’ show will be broadcast on 25 January and the winning song will be announced that will represent Israel at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest.

The three songs competing are –

  • La La Love
  • Set Me Free
  • Ue La La

Eden Alene was originally chosen to represent Israel at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest with Feker Libi, but the competition was cancelled due to the world health situation.

You can see the music videos for the three songs participating in the ‘HaShir HaBa L’Eurovizion’ below.

Source: ESC Covers; photos@facebook.com/edenalenexfactor