On 28 APRIL 2021 the first South-African Independent Artist Music Awards will take place. It will take place at Platteland in Centurion.
A EUROVISION TOP 100 was 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!
With around 1640 Eurovision entries on offer, many entries (over 1000) did not receive a single point from the 103 people who submitted a top 10.
ESC Covers received a press release from Stockholm.
At the end of March, the World Figure Skating Championships will be held at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, and it is now clear that world artists Måns Zelmerlöw and Polina Gagarina will make the official World Cup song together.
Petar Aničić will today represent Serbia at the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with his song Heartbeat. He has just released two very special interpretations of the song – he has recorded both Polish and Spanish language versions.
Heartbeat is composed by Petar Aničić and Vladimir Graić (music) and Marija Božović Radović and Mirko Radović Barreto (Spanish lyrics). The arrangement is by Vladimir Graić and Nemanja Filipović. Unfortunately, at this time we do not know who wrote the Polish lyrics.
You can see Petar sing the Polish and Spanish versions of Heartbeat below.
Source: ESC Covers; RTS; junioreurovision.tv
Maryellen Badea is a talented 15 years old singer, who was born in the United Kingdom, and was raised in Romania by her grandparents. When she was six years old she began to sing and dance and do modelling.Maryellen has a unique and charming voice and has had much success in many festivals and competitions including – ‘ARTEFEST’-2017, Festival ‘December’-2018, ‘The Silver Snowdrop’ festival, Best Performance at ‘Pucioasa Stars’, EUROPOP STARS, The Carpathian Bear festival and much more.
Maryellen has recorded this year alone three very beautiful cover songs and music videos – 7 Years (by Lukas Graham), Show Me How You Burlesque (Christina Aguilera from the ‘Burlesque’ movie), Mai frumoasa (the Romanian song recorded by Laura Stoica and also Inna).
Check out the video clips of Maryellen below. You can also follow her @maryellen________
Source: ESC Covers
We got the following press release from Warner music.
“(Christmas Eve) After Midnight” is the name of Björn Skif’s new Christmas single. A classic crooner ballad with a nice retro feel, recorded in Baggpipe Studio in the Stockholm suburb of Skärmarbrink.
The studio is classic ground for Björn: he recorded pretty much all of his 70s classics there, while the studio still belonged to EMI.
– Even though it looks different today, it was a very special feeling. I have many memories from there and everything remains in the walls, he says.
Björn has many times before been offered to make a Christmas record, but has always been hesitant.
– I think that inflation has started in them. But then came this song and it was love at first sight, he says with characteristic ingenuity. I fell there right away!
This is exactly the kind of ballad that Björn is weak for.
– It smells a little Nat King Cole, he states.
Fittingly, it was Cole who sang the original version of Björn’s best Christmas song, “The Christmas Song”, also known as “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire”.
The music for “(Christmas Eve) After Midnight” is written by Peter Kvint, who has also produced.
– The intention was to make a timeless song with a scent of American 50s, in the borderland between pop, rock, R&B and jazz, says Kvint. Sharon Vaughn, who is responsible for the brilliant lyrics, was on the move when I sent her the melody, he says. A few hours later I had the text in my inbox!
Already this summer, Kvint felt that Björn Skifs would be the perfect artist for the song. It turned out to be well-founded. It was enough for Björn to hear the song once for him to forget his skepticism of the genre. The song was recorded together with the main part of Björn’s regular band, complemented by Backa Hans Eriksson on bass and Kvint on acoustic guitar. Erik Arvinder made the fine string arrangement and Magnus Bengtsson and Kvint laid the choirs.
Björn Skifs is also highly topical with his autobiography, “My life as a stage walker”.
Warner Music International, a leading company in national and international repertoire operates through numerous international affiliates and licensees in more than 50 countries. With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Bad Boy, Cordless, East West, Elektra, Lava, Maverick, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word. Warner Music Group also includes Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world’s leading music publishers.
A new release from Spain sees Alizzz, Amaia release the song El encuentro (The encounter). It is a catchy and upbeat track with strong hook and beat.
El encuentro is available to purchase or stream from most digital stores. The music video is directed by BRBR films and produced by Garlic TV.
Amaia & Alfred represented Spain at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with Tu canción after participating in the Operación Triunfo tv show. Amaia won the 2017-18 season of the series.
You can see the official video clip for El encuentro below.
Source: ESC Covers
Beth makes a welcome return to the spotlight with her brand new release entitled Que Tremolin els Arbres (Let the trees tremble). The song is performed in the Catalan language and is an anthemic and catchy pop song together with Beth’s unique and quaint vocals.
Que Tremolin els Arbres is available to purchase or stream from most digital platforms.
Beth represented Spain at the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest with Dime and was selected from the popular tv show, Operación Triunfo.
You can see the official video clip for Que Tremolin els Arbres below.
Source: ESC Covers
Anja is back with a brand new single entitled Can’t Do This. It is a pop song with a positive vibe and a strong production and great vocals by Anja.
Can’t Do This is composed by Anja Nissen and Ludvig Brygmann. The production is by Ludvig Brygmann and the mastering engineer is Jakob Groth. The music arrangement is by Anja Nissen and Ludvig Brygmann.
Anja Nissen represented Denmark at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with Where I Am.
You can hear Can’t Do This below. The track is available to purchase or stream from all digital stores.
Source: ESC Covers