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Efi Gjika releases brand new single and music video for ‘Stand Up’


Efi Gjika returns with her brand new song entitled Stand Up. The song is about ‘standing up’ and don’t back down and keep believing and keep on dreaming! This song shows a sensitive and soulful side to Efi and her vocals and music.

Stand Up is composed by Winnie Sofia from the USA. The orchestral music is courtesy of Dan Korshunov from Russia. Recording and mastering is by Sokol Marsi in Albania.

The music video for Stand Up is beautifully shot in Albania by the sea and in the lakes and mountainside.

Special thanks also to Gerti Ibra for video and photo and Pro Video for the studio. The backing vocalists are Sara and Luna. The styling and clothing is by Hristina Gjika and the production by Kliton Gjika.

Efi represented Albania at the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Barbie. She has since recorded several hit songs and video clips.

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You can see the music video for Stand Up below.

Source: ESC Covers


‘Speak UP!’ – Anti bullying song released

Ylva and Linda Persson have announced the release of the song and video for Stand UP! It is an anti bullying song and worthy cause for everyone to sit up and listen to. The video, ‘All Around The World’ has been released featuring people from Sweden, Ukraine, Russia, Spain, Ireland, Norway, USA, UK, Greece and Czech Republic.

The singer on the track is Sebastian Rydgren. Ylva and Linda have added backing vocals and are the music and video producers. They also wrote the lyrics with Dan Attlerud and the co-composers Anders Brolin, Michael James Down and Primoz Poglajen.

You can see the video for Stand UP! below.



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                 Thörnholm/Clauss/Attlerud compete in Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2016


                                                        MAKEDA performing STAND UP

The well-known Swedish composers Thomas Thörnholm, Michael Clauss and Danne Attlerud will compete in Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix on February 27th with the entry STAND UP, performed by MAKEDA, known from The Voice and Körslaget in Norway. The composers say:-” Makeda truly is the absolutely right person and voice for Stand Up! We know that NRK looked quite some time to find the best performer for the song and they really made it! We are extremely happy!” The recording of the lead song really went smoothly in Boomfactory Studio in Irsta, Västerås, Sweden, with backing vocals by Makeda and Kenya, Makeda’s backingvocals partner from numbers of recordings and live performances in Norway,

Stand Up is a modern pop song with roots in the history of soul, which Makeda, Thomas, Michael och Danne really hope will appeal to the Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix audience.

This is the 5th time the Swedish composers compete in Melodi Grand Prix, where the top score, so far, was reached 2004 when KNUT ANDERS SÖRUM won Melodi Grand Prix with the song HIGH composed by Thomas Thörnholm, Lasse Andersson and Danne Attlerud.