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TOP 100 – position 23 – RISE LIKE A PHOENIX – CONCHITA WURST

Here is the EUROVISION TOP 100 made in response to the top 10’s sent by 103 members of Eurovision Cafe, MUSIC, eurovision and beyond, Compare and INFE Australia and some Eurovision stars!

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Senhit and her cover of ‘Rise Like A Phoenix’

Senhit from the video clip of 'Rise Like A Phoenix'
Senhit from the video clip of ‘Rise Like A Phoenix’

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

SONG ANNOUNCEMENT – AUSTRIA

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

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INTERVIEW – MIRIAM OF IN FUSION

Now we are with the last of the three IN FUSION girls, Miriam and her answers to the questions from ESC Covers and Eurovision South Africa.
1 – NORWAY – since you are Norwegian, what is your best highlight from a Norwegian entry. You could say any artist and this or that song and the reason why
My Norwegian highlight will have to be the semi-finals of Melodi Grand Prix 2011, when the metalband Keep of Kalessin and Alexander Rybak got together and performed “The Divine Land” during the break. I was blown away by the mix of genres and how good they sounded together! I really wish they would get together and do more exciting stuff together! I would definitely buy that record.
2 – SWEDEN – since your composers are Swedish, what is your best highlight from a Swedish entry – the same as with Norway
 
Sweden have had so many great  entries! BUT my favorite is kind of a guilty pleasure. Im almost embarrassed to say, being a rockchick and all, but I used to dance and sing to this one as a child. I was`t even born when this aired (1984), but Herreys – Diggi-loo diggi-ley was stuck on my mind for a while. So I have to say, it is one of my favorites because I`ve heard it for so long! 
Other then that Loreens – Euphoria is my all time favorite Swedish hit song of this era! 
3 – EUROVISION – now the same question of a Eurovision entry from any country but Sweden or Norway
How can I possibly chose one!? There are so many amazing memories. 
I simply fell in love with last years entry from Belgium, Laura Tesoro with “What`s The Pressure”! Such a catchy song, and Laura was just super-cute with her cool choreography !
But I have to chose Conchita – Rise Like a Phoenix(2014) as the most memorable moment in ESC-history for me! Hands down!
Miriam, thank you for your answers, I too love DIGGI LOO DIGGI LEY and last year when Eurovision was in Stockholm, I took an Afrikaans cover of the song for Richard Herrey who is the CEO of Hard rock cafe there. And Danne was with us at the event, so ask him about it.
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Check out Dana Rogovski’s cover of ‘Rise Like A Phoenix’

Dana Rogovski {copyright: facebook.com/dana rogovski}
Dana Rogovski {copyright: facebook.com/dana rogovski}

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNY153Q5hP8

 

INTERVIEW – NINA OF IN FUSION

Nina is the second member of In Fusion to answer the questions from ESC Covers
1. Since you are from NORWAY – what is your best highlight from Norway’s entries at Eurovision
I absolutely love ‘’Secret Garden’’ from 1995. Me and my best friend sometimes lie down with our eyes closed and just listen to it. It’s one of the most magical songs I’ve ever heard.
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

From Sweden I love Euphoria by Loreen from 2012. Such a majestic song. I get goosebumps just thinking about her performance. She was barefoot and completely alone on stage, but somehow she filled every corner with her presence. I was blown away.3. Now besides Sweden and Norway, what is your best impression from Eurovision in general

The first song that comes to mind that really made an impression is ‘’Rise Like A Phoenix’’. I thought that was such a powerful song with a powerful performance. Loved it.
Thank you Nina, seems you also like Saima think Loreen is great and Conchita.
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INTERVIEW – SAIMA of IN FUSION

 

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.

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SEMI FINAL 2 SONGS IN SWEDISH SELECTION 2017

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.

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Picture from Melodifestivalen website

FOUR EUROVISION WINNERS at the German selection

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

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Ruslana won in 2004 with Wild dances

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Lena won in 2010 with Satellite

Eurovision Song Contest Dusseldorf 2011 - General Atmosphere And Preparations

Conchita won in 2014 with Rise like a phoenix

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