Senhit has recorded Rise Like A Phoenix in her latest project on the way to Eurovision 2021. She has recorded an inventive and unique and slightly bizarre music video with a tribute to Freddie Mercury of Queen.
Rise Like A Phoenix was of course the winning Eurovision song for Austria in 2015 by Conchita Wurst.
Senhit was chosen to represent San Marino at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest with Freaky! until the show was cancelled due to the world health pandemic. She also represented them in 2011 with Stand By. However, she will get the chance again to represent San Marino at the 2021 Eurovision.
You can see the video clip of Rise Like A Phoenix below.
Source: ESC Covers
Artist thoughts from Vienna Eurettefriend (Designed by Carolina Añazgo Leo):
“Greetings everyfriend! I’m Vienna and i love being in nature with everything and everyfriend in the Song Contest. You guys have esc-perienced my country win twice and the friends who have their victories is a natural thing in Eurovision! Hope someday the forces of nature can bring everyfriend in town a victory that matches their element!
It was supposed that Nathan was going to release his song in a couple of days, but what I always say “Early bird catches the gummy worm” (Alas, I don’t want to be the last Friend in Eurovision Land whose country releases song on deadline date), it was released online today. He’s an up-and-going artist who was selected internally selected (just like Conchita who gave Austria’s 2nd esc victory). He has a very talented family… very natural in my opinion. Good thing he writes, composes and self-produces his own music! A gift of nature indeed!”- By Vienna Eurettefriend
Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0PWO5c3RbM&
Spotify Link (Availble at midnight on your local time): https://play.spotify.com/track/1WpQu8U3quBeGnhpZn0r7N
Austria Page at ESCKAZ: http://www.esckaz.com/2017/aut.htm
Dana Rogovski recently released her latest single, Gave You Everything. She tried for the Moldovan Eurovision selection with the song and it is currently available on most digital platforms such as Spotify.
A couple of years ago Dana made a classy cover version of the winning Eurovision song of 2014 by Conchita Wurst, Rise Like A Phoenix. Check out the video of Dana’s interpretation below.
Source: ESC Covers
I also wanna mention that I thought Alexander Rybaks ‘Fairytale’ in 2009 was awesome. Especially because a good friend of mine played violin on stage and I was so proud!2. Since your composers are from SWEDEN – what is your best highlight from Sweden’s entries at Eurovision
ESC Covers and Eurovision South Africa asked 3 questions to the 3 girls who make up the group IN FUSION who will in the Norwegian Eurovision final. Here is the answers from Saima
1 – NORWAY – since you are Norwegian, what is your best highlight from a Norwegian entry?
– The Norwegian entry I remember the most, is from the year 2000.
“Charmed – My heart goes boom”
It’s not because it’s the best song I’ve heard in the contest, but it reminds me of my childhood. Something I really cherish! I was 10 at the time, and me and two of my friends used to record ourselves singing and dancing to this song.
2 – SWEDEN – since your composers are Swedish, what is your best highlight from a Swedish entry?
– Hmm…this one is tricky! Loreen’s performance with “Euphoria” from 2012 was amazing. But if we go back to the 70’s and 80’s and early 90’s, we have ABBA and Carola! I obviously don’t remember this, but I consider them highlights. Waterloo, Främling, Fångad av en stormvind! Songs people still know and sing.
3 – EUROVISION – now the same question of a Eurovision entry from any country but Sweden or Norway
– Conchita Wurst will always be memorable. A reminder that if you set your mind to it, you can do anything.
And who doesn’t remember the Russian babushkas?
And of course we have Céline Dion from 1988. Nobody knew who she was, and look at her now. One of the greatest singers we have!
Thank you so much for this – we agree 90% with you.
Fans have been able to listen for approximately one minute each to the 7 songs in the second semi final.
I was slightly more impressed with the 7 songs in this semi final after hearing them for the first time – still I cannot see an instant hit for me.
Here is my rankings
7th – ALLYAWAN
Not at all my kind of music
6th – ETZIA
Expected more of this song from seeing the title. I like her dress, especially the sleeves
5th – DISMISSED
Sort of sound like The Ark and could surprise because of how they look and because of the gender issues they are highlighting. Conchitta has competition.
4th – BENJAMIN INGROSSO
He looks better than he sings and the song does very little for me
3rd – LISA AJAX
Interesting title “I don’t give A” and people will try and hear more
2nd – ROGER PONTARE
His 2000 “When spirits are calling my name” really grew on me and this could have the same effect
1st – MARIETTE
We had ” A million voices” in Eurovision and easily could have “A million years” this time around. Good song but I think both Thomas Gson and Peter Bostrom have composed better songs.
Picture from Melodifestivalen website
Four ESC winners will be present at the Eurovision Song Contest – Unser Song 2017 on 9 February in Cologne.
Lena, who is one of jury members, will be joined by NICOLE, Ruslana Lyzhychko and Conchita Wurst. The three singers will perform a Medley of Eurovision winning songs, but not their own. Ruslana will sing Euphoria of Loreen, Conchita will sing Satellite of Lena and Nicole – “Merci Chérie” of Udo Jürgens.
Nicole won in 1982 with Ein bisschien frieden
Ruslana won in 2004 with Wild dances
Lena won in 2010 with Satellite
Conchita won in 2014 with Rise like a phoenix