The French contestant for Eurovision 2015 is Lisa Angell. The singer developed a love of music from a very young age having participated from the age of 11 to 14 in several radio talent shows for the Nice Carnival and was declared the winner in four consecutive years. Later in life Angell has been a regular headline act at piano bars in Paris and more recently she has released three albums including an album of cover songs from female singers of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Her song for Eurovision 2015 is ‘N’Oubliez Pas’. Read on to hear our verdict.
The last time Serbia won the Eurovision was back in 2007 with ‘Molitva’ by Marija Serifovic. I have to say that this is possibly my least favourite Eurovision winning song ever. I would even say that I despise it. I am happy to say though that I am a huge fan of Serbia’s choice for 2015. Bojana Stamenov is a larger than life character who is constantly upbeat, dresses in colourful clothing and seems like genuinely fun to be around.
As a massive Eric Saade fan, I was delighted to hear that he would be returning to compete at the 2015 Melodifestivalen. You can imagine then that I was very disappointed when he wasn’t Sweden’s pick for 2015 with his party anthem ‘Sting’. Instead it was Mans Zelmerlow with ‘Heroes’ that would being going to Vienna to fly the flag for Sweden.
Earlier this month the BBC treated us to a Greatest Hits Concert. I think that the best performance on the night came from the Norwegian entry from 1985 Bobbysocks’ ‘La Det Swinge’. That is why the song is this week’s Eurovision Rewind! Enjoy!
This week saw the results of our fourth Top 40 Poll and it was Russia’s Polina Gagarina who came out on top again for the third week in a row. Not much has changed in the Top 5 with Italy still in second place, Spain and Slovenia swapping places, now in third and fourth respectively and Maria Olafs from Iceland rounds up the top five, remaining in fifth.Read on to see the Top 40 in full. Is your favourite in the top ten? If not be sure to vote in the poll at the end of the article.
Armenia had probably the most interesting concept for choosing their Eurovision entry out of all countries in 2015. They proposed to symbolically reunite the Armenian diaspora who had been forced to move abroad following the Armenian genocide of 1915 by forming a band out of representatives from five continents- Europe, Asia, Africa, Americas and Oceania, as well as having a sixth member from Armenia. The result was the band Genealogy and their song is ‘Face the Shadow’.
Finland, the country that brought us masked heavy metal band Lordi in 2006, return to their Eurovision rock roots this year with their 2015 song ‘Aina Mun Pitaa’ by punk band PKN. Read on for the full review of the song.
Iceland’s Maria Olafs’ song was one of my favourites ever since I heard it on the national selection show. Originally sang in Icelandic under the name ‘Litil Skref’ the song had a certain power to it. Since then it has been translated into English and renamed ‘Unbroken’. Read on for our full review of the song.