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Željko Joksimović releases new single – ‘Olovni vojnik’

 Željko Joksimović {copyright: Minacord}
Željko Joksimović {copyright: Minacord}

Željko Joksimović has released a brand new single entitled Olovni vojnik (Tin soldier). He has also released the official video to accompany the song. It is composed by Željko and Ljilja Jorgovanović.

Željko represented Serbia at the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul, Turkey with Lane moje and the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, Azerbaijan with Nije ljubav stvar. He composed those songs as well as composing the entries for Jelena Tomašević (Oro – 2008 ESC Serbia), Hari Mata Hari (Lejla – 2006 ESC Bosnia-Herzegovina) and Knez (Adio – 2015 ESC Montenegro). He was also one of the presenters of the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade, Serbia.

You can see the official video for Olovni vojnik recorded in Maldives below.

Source: Željko Joksimović/You Tube; www.esccovers.com

 

Listen to Nina’s acoustic cover of the new Adele song – ‘Hello’

Nina {copyright: Senses Audio Production/Momcilo/Veljko Prodanovic}
Nina {copyright: Senses Audio Production/Momcilo/Veljko Prodanovic}

Nina continues her acoustic covers with her piano driven version of the new Adele hit, Hello. Her strong and clear vocals are evident in this powerful rendition of the song.

Nina has also recorded a video to accompany Hello.  The arrangement is by Nina herself with audio production by Senses Audio Production.  The video shoot is by Momcilo and Veljko Prodanovic who also did the video edit.

Nina represented Serbia at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest with her retro sounding hit Čaroban.

You can see the video for Hello below.

Source: NINAmusic/You Tube; www.esccovers.com

 

 

Nina makes return with acoustic cover of ‘Real Love/Rather Be’

Nina {copyright: Nina/Veljko Prodanovic}
Nina {copyright: Nina/Veljko Prodanovic}

Nina represented Serbia at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest with the retro inspired Čaroban. Nina (Danica Radojčić) is currently living in Australia and has just released her first solo cover music video. Nina has made an acoustic medley of Real Love and Rather Be by Clean Bandit.

Nina showcases her soulful vocals on this cover version and is inspired by the vocals of Jess Glynne (who sang the lead on those two Clean Bandit hits). The video was recorded in Melbourne, Australia. The song production is by Song Senses Production.

Nina promises more covers soon so tune in to her You Tube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/NINAmusicof… and you can see the video for Real Love/Rather Be below.

Source: Nina/Facebook; www.esccovers.com

RATING OF THE PRESS P R OF EACH COUNTRY – PART TWO

Every year I do rate the P R of each each country from a press perspective (seen out of my own eyes mostly) but also taking into account that I hear from others and then give them a point of out 10
Every year some countries SHINE and others are just awful. 2015 was no exception. I have decided to do this in order of appearance via semi final 1 and 2 and then those automatically in the final
SERBIA
I had very little to do with the press people as the president of OGAE Serbia brought me the promo CD with several language versions. As the week went on, many more copies seemed to be given to mindividuls.
8 out of 10
HUNGARY
It was quite easy and I was not neccessary to wait for Tamas arrival to help me. I got the promo CD easily and the whole delegation was nice and friendly.
8.5 out of 10
BELARUS
A huge disappointment, having had always fantastic relations with them, especially in 2009 in Moscow when the head of press, every time she saw me put another gift in my hands, this was such a low point for me. I had for exampled asked no less than TEN times if we could get a t-shirt of Belarus to give to someone to wear at the fanstand – it was the most beautiful t-shirt with the lyrics, yet although they kept saying yes, it never came. I was told no promo CD but a UB stick that looked like a watch. had it not been for Pavel, I would have had nothing. I know why this change but will rather keep quiet on it.
2 out of 10
RUSSIA
A first difficult, In got postcards and t-shirts but they have run out of CD’s by the time they got to my pigeonhole nunber 1576. I had to write to the Swedish composers and CEO’s of the publishing company and then I got the CD for me. Most of these people came especially to say hallo to me at the fan stand and I was able to hand Jasmyn’s cover of the song. I do understand that the Russian people in the delegation were not as clued up to my involvement as the Swedish group. Luckily it all ended well.
8 out of 10
DENMARK
Horror after horror after horror, three years in a row now. Just absolutely nothing and they seem to live by the name of the group “Anti social media”. The chances are slim that I ever will be involved in an Afrikaans cover of a Danish euro song. I wish  could give minus points.
0 out of 10
ALBANIA
They made up for last year and I quickly got the CD and DVD.
9 out of 10
ROMANIA
For many years, Romania has been among the top 5 when it comes to my experience with them and 2015 was not exception, so much so that I wore a Romanian T-shirt one day at the fan stand and also the lead singer and his little son came to chat to me when they walked on the red carpet. The song has also jumped into my rankings to number 6.
10 out of 10
GEORGIA
I also have close relations with Georgia, especially when they have a Thomas Gson song and I got the CD almost immediately. I also got gift bags and t-shirts which I were able to hand to other fans. We also took a photo of Georgian head of delegation coming to vote at the fan stand.
10 out of 10