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Listen to the sweet and clear vocals of Faith-Louise

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Faith-Louise recently released her debut single entitled Breakthrough. She will be releasing a brand new song very soon but ahead of this let us show you an example of Faith-Louise and her crystal clear and sweet vocal style at her ‘Promo Showreel performance.

Faith-Louise performed three songs at her ‘Promo Showreel’ showcase – FRIENDS by Marshmello & Anne-Marie; Speechless by Naomi Scott (from the Aladdin movie soundtrack) and Numb by Linkin Park. The young British singer showcased her versatility with three totally different songs and styles.

The first single by Faith-Louise, Breakthrough, is available to purchase or stream from all good digital stores such as Amazon, Spotify, Apple Music and many more.

You can see the ‘Promo Showreel’ of Faith-Louise below as well as see again the music video for Breakthrough.

Source: ESC Covers

 

Check out the new single by Melissa entitled ‘Friends’

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Melissa {copyright: ArmDreams}

Melissa is a young singer from Armenia with a promising talent. She has recently released a new single and video clip for the song Friends. It is a fun and catchy song and Melissa is energetic and full of enthusiasm with her friends in the promo video clip.

Friends is composed by Ruzan Mkrtchyan and the arrangement is by Vahan Harutyunyan. The director is Armen Virabyan and it is an ArmDreams Production.

Look out for more of Melissa’s music in the future. In the meantime take a look at the video clip of Friends below.

Source: ESC Covers; ArmDreams

 

EUROVISION 2001 – COPENHAGEN – DENMARK

Another Nordic country and so I was delighted. Due to the accommodation problems I had in Stockholm, from this time onwards, I started to share a hotel with my friend Morten from Norway and I have to specially thank him for being such a wonderful friend over the years – we have been at Eurovision together since 1995. Our hotel was close to Tivoli, one of my favourite attractions in Europe and we even had a party there one evening and all rides were free to people with accreditation. Where Birmingham was my worst Eurovision, Copenhagen did not rank high with Morten. Firstly he loves attending Eurovision in new countries and Denmark is a neighbour and a place he had been several times. He also did not get the same press accreditation as me. The venue was the biggest and quite far from our hotel. Morten actually walked most mornings to the venue but I took the delegation bus which started quite close to our hotel.

I had a slight delay with my accreditation as the Danish woman who had to sign the form was quite busy and so I had to wait until she could come to the accreditation office, signed the form and had my accreditation badge printed. I missed the first 3 press conferences as I was unable to enter the press center without my accreditation.

Concerning the promo singles, most countries continued to bring special singles but I was extremely disappointed with Denmark having a single without a cover.

Spain brought David Civera and he sang a song called “Dile que la quiero” written by Alejandro Abad. At the press conference Dabid told us he is a passionate fan of singers like Elton John and Madonna. Besides the promo single, I also got a full CD of David from the delegation. I, however, have to confess that I have never listened to any of the other tracks (this is anyway not unusual as I normally listen just to one song from a full CD).

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By now I have been involved in several covers of Eurovision songs in South Africa. Due to the fact that more and more fans now were coming to Eurovision with accreditation and due to the cost, delegations brought less copies, I thought it was time to produce a special CD from South Africa to swap for promo singles that were difficult to get. One of the record companies produced a special CD that looked like the same of Africa (in the colours of the South African flag) and many people wanted this. I, however, had just 10 copies as it was quite expensive to produce and so swapped it for promo CD’s that were hard to get.

I was very disappointed with the winner, the song from Estonia was in the bottom 5 of my rankings, but I was extremely happy to finally be going to my first Baltic country. It was, however, interesting to me that one of the members of the Estonian entry was born in an exotic country, Aruba.

Coming back from Eurovision, I moved house and in the move I lost my 2001 accreditation badge (I have all the others but this one is missing and although I have search many years for it without success).

My favourites from 2001 are
Sweden – Listen to your heartbeat – Friends
France – Je n’ais que mon ame – Natasha St-Pier
Turkey – Sevgiliye son – Sedat Yuce
Malta – Another summer night – Fabrizio Faniello
Greece – Die for you – Antique

And those I did not like are
Lithuania – You got style – Skamp
Estonia – Everybody – Tanel Padar & Dave Benton
Portugal – So sei ser feliz assim – M T M

To read previous years go to esccovers
http://www.escovers.com/tag/lookingback/

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EUROVISION 60th CELEBRATION – SONG 19 of 60

Its time for SWEDEN, one of the countries in Eurovision. It is also one of those with many covers in Afrikaans and so it is not so easy to pick something. In the end I decided on the 2001 entry LISTEN TO YOUR HEARTBEAT sung by FRIENDS. There are more than one Afrikaans cover and in the end, KOBUS MULLER in duet with PATRICIA LEWIS, was chosen.

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