During the lock down in Europe over the Eurovision period in May, many Eurovision singers did home videos of other Eurovision artists songs. In the wake of ESC COVERS COVER2COVER singing competition, we will feature some of these so South African artists in particular can get an idea how it is done. Nor Bert of EuroVisionMusic picked the ones as he followed the whole series.
The fifth video is UKU SUVISTE from ESTONIA ( who would have taken part in Eurovision 2020 had it not been cancelled with WHAT LOVE IS), covering the Eurovision winner from SWEDEN 2012 – EUPHORIA of LOREEN.
ESC Covers got the following press release from Helene in Stockholm.
Almost two years have passed since we heard something new with Loreen, but now it’s time. During these two years she has worked with some of the music industry’s leading producers in studios around the world.
The single ” Walk With Me ” is the starting shot – more music is coming in 2020.
“When I was asked to do an interpretation of the song ” Walk With Me “to Ello’s” Made by Women ” campaign , I used it as an opportunity to speak to the larger mass. It is a brand that is aimed at everyone and exclude no one. All women have the right to their own identity and to express themselves through their clothing style and creativity. In addition, the song is written by a woman, Julia Jonas. ”
To manifest her own expression is something that is significant to Loreen and she has worked intensively on this since the last release, both musically and visually.
“… Through the creative attempt to prevent segregation, prejudice, racism and fear is n on something that permeates my creativity and is a constantly recurring theme in my music and visual effects. I always want to reflect and strengthen the individual in himself s that it is easier to act out of empathy and love rather than the other way around, “Loreen explains.
“Walk with me” is produced by Loreen together with Samuel Starck and is released October 4th.
Facebook: Loreen Official
Julian Lesinski is a 27 years old Polish vocalist, theater actor and radio journalist.
He’s a winner of several polish song contests. As a student of acting school, he had performed in theater in Cracov. After that he finished Music & Drama School in 2015. For five years, he worked as radio presenter when he broadcast a program about Eurovision songs.
His first EP was released in 2016 and is avaible in Spotify and website. This year his new singiel ‘Mistrzu’ (eng. ‘Master’) reached almost 15000 views since September. Now Julian is working at new single, which probably will be submit in polish national finals.
As the biggest fan of Eurovision Song Contest and great vocalist, he’s trying his best in San Marino’s ‘Internet Candidate for ESC 2018’ with cover of Charlotte Perrelli’s ‘Hero’.
The most inspiring for him is Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Dami Im, Iveta Mukuchyan, Poli Genova, Helena Paparizou, Roger Cicero, Jamala, Kristian Kostov, Mans Zelmerlow, Loreen, Ann Sophie, Lisa Angell, Guy Sebastian, Magdalena Tul, Sergej Ćetković and Charlotte Perrelli of course.
are the 4 artists that qualified to the final of SVT Melodifestivalen last night and will go to the final.
Loreen missed out and some had expected it, while it came as a shock to others.
The running order in the final will be
01. Ace Wilder
02. Boris René
03. Lisa Ajax
04. Robin Bengtsson
05. Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia
06. Anton Hagman
11. Benjamin Ingrosso
12. Owe Thörnqvist
I have now listened to the 7 songs, the one minute we are allowed
Here are my first impressions
ALICE – RUNNING WITH LIONS
Unless she is running on stage with some lions, this will make no impression
JON HENRIK FJALLGREN featuring ANINIA – EN VARLD FULL AV STRIDER
Not bad and it is sung in Swedish, but I feel the two singers do not compliment each other well enough
LOREEN – STATEMENTS
Sorry I cannot make statements like WOW or FANTASTIC – this is fairly average
AXEL SCHYLSTROM – NAR INGEN SER
Another song in Swedish – will scrap through to Second chance
SARA VARGA & JUHA MULARIS – DU FAR INTE ANDRA PA MIG
These two do compliment each other. It is also another song in Swedish. It is quite good
LES GORDONS – BOUND TO FALL
This is really nice and I hope it goes direct to the final
WIKTORIA – AS I LAY ME DOWN
Not the most easy title but such a catchy little pop song. This is my pick to win this semi final
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.