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ANNIA writes ‘Without You’ lyrics for special show at Berklee College of Music in USA

ANNIA @anjaveterova
ANNIA @anjaveterova

ANNIA recently performed a special showcase at the Women Musicians Network Show at Berklee College of Music in the USA. She wrote English lyrics for her hit song Bez Tebe. It is entitled Without You to sing on the big occasion.

ANNIA got to perform with the all female violinists and band and backing vocalists. Bez Tebe was originally composed by Darko Dimitrov and now ANNIA has added the English lyrics and made the special arrangement with Salvatore Zanelli.

ANNIA is now in her third year at Berklee College of Music and learning and progressing each day. I am sure we will see even more of her talent in the near future.

It was in 2010 that ANNIA (Anja Veterova) represented the then FYR Macedonia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Eooo, Eooo. She has come a long way since then and has had several hit songs and music videos and appeared in festivals such as Makfest.

Now ANNIA is blossoming in to an ever more promising vocalist and musician as she gains valuable experience studying in the USA.

You can see ANNIA perform Without You below.

Source: ESC Covers

Georgian Idol final 10 acts revealed … Mariam Kakhelishvili (“Baby Gaga”) is in it!!

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The 10 finalists for the 2019 Georgian Idol competition have been revealed. The winning act will have the honour of representing Georgia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Israel in May.

Amongst the 10 acts is the popular and talented Mariam Kakhelishvili. She represented Georgia at the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Mari Dari and she became a cult favourite and was known as “Baby Gaga”.

The 10 acts taking part are –

  • Besik Nemsadze
  • Dima Kobeshavidze
  • Giorgi Nakashidze
  • Giorgi Pruidze
  • Ikako Aleksidze
  • Liza Kalandadze
  • Mariam Kakhelishvili
  • Nini Tsnobiladze
  • Oto Nemsadze
  • Tamar Lachkhepiani

ESC Covers wishes all contestants the best of luck.

In the meantime let us remind you of Mariam Kakhelishvili and her song from the 2010 Junior Eurovision below and also see a more recent video clip of her singing Golden Slumbers.

Source: GPB; ESC Covers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FogmrHZkAUM

Mariam Kakhelishvili releases beautiful cover version of ‘Golden Slumbers’

Mariam Kakhelishvili {copyright: BlackStation}
Mariam Kakhelishvili {copyright: BlackStation}

Mariam Kakhelishvili has recently released a charming cover version of the song Golden Slumbers. The song was originally recorded by the Beatles but Mariam’s interpretation is more influenced by the Jennifer Hudson version.

Mariam showcases her beautiful and powerful vocals on the track. The video clip is filmed in black and white and portrays Mariam in an elegant and attractive fashion.

Mariam represented Georgia at the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with the popular Mari Dari, where she was sometimes nicknamed ‘Baby Gaga’! She has also been auditioning for the next season of Georgian Idol, where the eventual winner will represent Georgia at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. We wish Mariam lots of luck with, what we hope, will be a long and successful journey.

You can see the video clip for Golden Slumbers below.

Source: ESC Covers; BlackStation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=FogmrHZkAUM&fbclid=IwAR1O0X8CsgxjfzlZbyXUAh6cXeZEwgQhGPOcgDF8fmo3NkhzOsonigBv-sc&app=desktop

Mariam Kakhelishvili auditions for Georgian Idol

Mariam Kakhelishvili at audition for Georgian Idol
Mariam Kakhelishvili at audition for Georgian Idol

Mariam Kakhelishvili has auditioned for the next season of Georgian Idol. Mariam has a big and powerful and beautiful soulful voice and ESC Covers wishes her lots of luck in this competition.

The big incentive for Mariam and other competitors for Georgian Idol is that the winner will represent Georgia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.

Mariam has been singing since a very young age and she finished third in the Georgia Got Talent show, Nichieri,  in 2010 and she impressed many as she represented Georgia at the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with the classic Mari Dari.

Mariam was compared to Lady Gaga and was given the nickname of Baby Gaga!! She is a true talent with a big voice and deserves to be a big star.

Source: ESC Covers

ANNIA releases brand new song and video for ‘Dodje mi da vrisnem’

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ANNIA has released a brand new single and also a hot video clip for Dodje mi da vrisnem (I am coming to scream). ANNIA (Anja Veterova) released the video clip on her 19th birthday – 13 August. What a great celebration that she has brought to all us with this awesome upbeat and cool track.

Dodje mi da vrisnem is composed by some familiar faces to Eurovision. The music and arrangement is by Darko Dimitrov with lyrics by Vladimir Danilovic  and Elena Risteska. Darko has written or produced on several Eurovision songs such as FYR Macedonia 2006, 2013, 2014 and 2018 and Albania in 2015 and Serbia in 2018. Elena represented FYR Macedonia in 20016 with Ninanajna.

The video clip is cool and ANNIA is very fashionable and chic looking. It is an IDJ Video by Marko Todorović and Petar Drašković and filmed in Belgrade, Serbia.

ANNIA (Anja Veterova) has a come a long way since representing FYR Macedonia at the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Eooo, Eooo. She is now a very talented and stylish and respected young artist with a big future ahead of her.

Soon Anja will be starting an academic study for a musical scholarship at the respected and esteemed Berklee College of Music in the USA.

ESC Covers and our readers wish Anja much luck for her studies and of course her music for the future.

Check out the Dodje mi da vrisnem below. The track will be available to download or stream on most digital platforms very soon such as iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, Tidal and Deezer.

Source: ESC Covers; YouTube/IDJ Videos; IDJ Tunes

 

Nicole Azzopardi performs at Dar Tal-Providenza Marathon 2018 in Malta

Nicole Azzopardi {copyright: TVM}
Nicole Azzopardi {copyright: TVM}

Nicole Azzopardi performed her recent version of the Italian song Dimmi Come at the Dar Tal-Providenza Marathon 2018 charity event in Malta.

Nicole represented Malta at the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Belarus. She has certainly come a long way since then and she is indeed a talented vocalist and she has also had success in acting.

You can see Nicole perform Dimmi Come below.

Source: ESC Covers

Mariam Kakhelishvili to release cover of ‘Golden Slumbers (Carry That Weight)’

Mariam Kakhelishvili {copyright: facebook.com/Mariam.kakhelishvili}
Mariam Kakhelishvili {copyright: facebook.com/Mariam.kakhelishvili}

Mariam Kakhelishvili is the talented girl with the big and soulful voice who represented Georgia at the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Mari-Dari. She charmed many with powerful vocals and strong stage presence.

Mariam will return soon with her version of the Jennifer Hudson ballad, Golden Slumbers (Carry That Weight), from the Sing movie soundtrack. I have had a sneak listen to some of the song and you will be amazed at the power and crystal clear vocals by Mariam.

A video of Golden Slumbers (Carry That Weight) will be released soon and you can all see and hear Mariam with this great version of the song.

Mariam has come a long way since taking part in Junior Eurovision and even before that where she finished third in Nichieri (Georgia’s Got Talent).

In the meantime you can see Mariam perform the Gnarls Barkley song, Crazy, and also look back at her 2010 Junior Eurovision video clip of Mari-Dari.

Source: ESC Covers

Annia releases English version of ‘Rambambam’ … and surprises us with some ‘Despacito’

Annia {copyright: IDJTunes}
Annia {copyright: IDJTunes}

Annia has just released the English version, with a video also, of her brand new song Rambambam. The song has a sexy summer vibe and is cool for the beaches and dance floors. The music and arrangement is by Darko Dimitrov and lyrics are by Lindon Berisha.

Annia is joined by the Beatrix Crew dancers in the video. The label and copyright is by IDJTunes and the Rambambam will soon be available to purchase or stream via most digital platforms.

Annia (or Anja Veterova) recently surprised us all with a marvellous rendition of the big summer hit Despacito by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber. She sings in Spanish perfectly and her vocals sound awesome as she performed on a radio show in FYR Macedonia.

Anja Veterova represented FYR Macedonia at the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. That now seems a long time ago as Annia is blossoming in to a real star performer.

You can see the English language video of Rambambam below and also hear Annia sing Despacito below.

Source: ESC Covers; IDJTunes; facebook.com/anja.veterova

DESPACITO

https://www.facebook.com/utrinskanatelma/videos/1364751883640431/?pnref=story

Anja Veterova competes in 2016 Makfest with ‘I pokraj se’

Anja Veterova {copyright: MRT}
Anja Veterova {copyright: MRT}

Anja Veterova is continuing to mature as a recording artist and live performer. She has just participated in the 2016 Makfest competition in FYR Macedonia with her song titled I pokraj se (Despite). Anja gave a confident and elegant performance on the stage where she was accompanied by three male dancers. The music and arrangement for I pokraj se was by Damjan Lazarov  with lyrics by Ana Pandevska.

Anja represented FYR Macedonia at the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Eooo, Eooo and has since gone on to record popular hits such as Samo sonuvaj, Pokazi Mi and Bez tebe (which was an entrant at the Skopje Fest).

You can see Anja perform I pokraj se below.

Source: ESC Covers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=als4hAw6ZAQ

 

 

 

Watch Nicole Azzopardi perform ‘Glorious’

Nicole Azzopardi {copyright: 2016 Rewind Productions/PBS Malta Limited/TVM2/Authors}
Nicole Azzopardi {copyright: 2016 Rewind Productions/PBS Malta Limited/TVM2/Authors}

It was in 2010 when Nicole Azzopardi represented Malta at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Knock Knock!….Boom! Boom. She has since gone on to record several singles but has been concentrating more recently on acting, including the drama Hbieb u Ghedewwa. Nicole has of course been busy with important studies as well.

But music is her big passion and she has just performed her version of the Cascada song Glorious (2013 ESC Germany) on the Fondazzjoni Arka Marathon 2016 show. I am sure we will see a lot more of Nicole and her singing in the very near future.

You can see Nicole sing Glorious below.

Source: www.esccovers.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3mCR7QFVzo