It’s a new year and that means not only are we awaiting the revelation of all this year’s Eurovision contenders, but Eurovision artists from years gone by have also been busy in the studio recording new music. Here’s some of the hits released in January! Included in the list is two time Iceland representative Greta Salome, two time Hungarian singer Donny Montell, Monika Linkyte from Lithuania and British duo Joe and Jake and a solo single from Alex Larke from Electro Velvet!
Alex Larke who represented the UK at Eurovision 2015 as part of duo Electro Velvet, has debuted his latest single ‘Shine On’. Watch the video below.
Australian commentator for SBS, Julia Zemiro, has dissed the UK’s song for this year’s contest at the opening ceremony for the Eurovision on Sunday. In an interview with Wiwibloggs, the host was asked if there was a friendly rivalry between first time entrants Australia and the UK. Her response was clear as she said that not only are Australia likely to beat the UK, but that it wouldn’t be hard for them to do so.
UK Eurovision hopefuls Electro Velvet have taken to the Graham Norton Show stage to promote their song for the 2015 Contest. The duo made up of Alex Larke and Bianca Nicholas sang ‘Still In Love With You’ an electro swing song on the chat show on Friday night, giving us a first glimpse at how the song may be staged when they perform it in a fortnight in the live final in Vienna.
God knows we all love something new and innovative at Eurovision. You only have to look back on the last ten years and you can see the great variety from the bearded lady Conchita Wurst, to the elderly Russian Grannies in 2012, scary mask wearing rockers Lordi and Ireland’s Dustin the Turkey puppet. For some of these acts the risk has paid off and saw them walking away with the Eurovision crown, others however failed to qualify.
This week was another action packed week with many of the countries taking part in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest finalising their acts and songs for Vienna in May. Majority of the songs have now been revealed, but let’s take a look back on the things we learned this week.
1. Australia will make their debut at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest, but it was revealed this week that their first ever representative would be former Australian Idol and R n B singer Guy Sebastian. In a press conference this week he stated that the song choice would be revealed in due course, but it could be a song that featured on his latest album, as it was written within the Eurovision deadline.
2. Controversy was rife when the German selection process crowned Andreas Kummert as the winner of the live final this week, only for the singer to turn down the chance to represent his country at Eurovision with song ‘Heart of Stone’
3. Instead it would be runner up