A few days ago we finished with our Top 100 which were compiled from the top 10’s of 103 people. Now for about 2 weeks, Roy of ESC Covers will do his top 20 of Eurovision songs he would have liked in the top 100 but they did not make it.
On a side note, a big thank you to Carolina of Peru who drew the beautiful Johannesburg Eurofriend, which we use as the featured image.
Dino Merlin & Senidah have released a new single entitled Dođi (Come). It is an ethnic style ballad pop track.
Dođi is composed by Dino Merlin and arranged by Adis Sirbubalo.
Dino (with Béatrice) performed Putnici representing Bosnia-Herzegovina at the 1999 Eurovision Song Contest. Dino returned to Eurovision by himself in 2011 performing Love In Rewind.
Senidah is a singer/songwriter from Slovenia. She was a member of the band MUFF, who took part in the EMA national selection in Slovenia in 2014. She is popular in the Balkan countries with several hit songs and music videos.
You can see the official music video for Dođi below. The song is available to stream or purchase from digital stores such as Amazon, Spotify, Apple Music and more.
Elvir Pelesevic, who lives in Denmark and is originally from one of the ex Yugoslavia countries wrote about a new song released by LAKA who presented Bosnia and Herzegovina at the 2008 Eurovision song contest in Belgrade, Serbia. Roy from ESC Covers met Laka and really thought he was a nice person and had a good song. So that is why this new release is of interest to ESC Covers.
On his 50th birthday, Elvir Laković Laka has released a new song today titled “Ostarih”, which deals with the issue of getting things done before it’s too late.
Ostarih, which in English translates to ‘I Got Old’, is a love song about how important it is to get things done before it is too late.
The video for the song has been filmed in the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo. Edvin Kalić, who has collaborated with Laka many times before, directed the video for Ostarih. Laka performers his new song with the inseparable member of his band – his 14 years younger sister Mirela.
Hari Mata Hari and Elena Risteska have got together to release Jos Me Plasis (I’m still afraid). It is a classic Balkan collaboration of two great singers with an upbeat pop rock sound. The music is by H.Varešanović and text by Alma Abdagić, Alen Lemešević and Fahrudin Pecikoza. The arrangement is by Darko Dimitrov.
The video clip was recorded at the Hotel Russia in Skopje and is a Jukebox production.
Hari Mata Hari represented Bosnia-Herzegovina with Lejla at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest and Elena Risteska represented FYR Macedonia also at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with Ninanajna.
You can see the video for Jos Me Plasis below.
Source: ESC Covers; ELENA RISTESKA YOUTUBE CHANNEL