Welcome to your roundup of the newest releases from the world of Eurovision artists and those who entered a National Final. Santa came early this week and sent me Spotify links from all over Europe of exciting new music.
Aitana – TELÉFONO
We recently brought you news that one half of the ‘Lo Malo’ duet, Ana Guerra, was back with new material. Now the other half, Aitana, is back with a huge new single titled ‘TELÉFONO’. It’s already rushed to the top of the Spanish Spotify chart and is shaping up to be a worthy follow up smash for the Operacion Triunfo runner-up:
And you can hear ‘TELÉFONO’ here:
Kristian Kostov – Get it
Your 2017 Eurovision runner up is back and he’s looking to ‘Get it’! The young Bulgarian came tantalisingly close last year, finishing with a massive 615 points with ‘Beautiful Mess’. He has released several singles since the Contest but he is yet to score another hit on the Bulgarian charts – will this be his successful return?
Benjamin Ingrosso – I Wouldn’t Know
Sweden’s 2018 Eurovision artist is back and ready to hit the Swedish charts again. Benjamin’s song ‘Dance You Off’ first claimed the Melodifestivalen crown back in March. He then went on to finish 7th for the in form Swedes at Eurovision. Hoping to continue his success here is ‘I Wouldn’t Know’:
John De Sohn and LIAMOO – Forever Young
We recently told you about LIAMOO’s first release since Melodifestivalen 2018 titled ‘Nothing Here’. Now the Melfest finalist has teamed up with Swedish DJ and producer John De Sohn on ‘Forever Young’. John is no stranger to collaborating with Melfest artists and had a hit on the Swedish charts with Kristin Amparo in 2013 with ‘Dance Our Tears Away’. He’s also made music with both Albin and Mattias Andréasson from Melodifestivalen 2016. Have a listen here to ‘Forever Young’:
ZiBBZ – Undun
Now we move onto the Swiss act from Eurovision 2018, ZiBBZ. Narrowly missing out on the Grand Final with ‘Stones’ (13th place in Semi Final 1), the brother-sister duo are back with another single from their 2017 album ‘It Takes A Village’. Here’s ‘Undun’:
Philipp Kirkorov and Nikolay Baskov – Ibiza
No, you’re not imagining it – Russia’s flamboyant 1995 Eurovision contestant is back and he brings new music! Philipp is well known to ESC fans, finishing 17th in 1995 with the ballad ‘Kolybelnaya dlya vulkana’ (Eng: ‘Lullaby For A Volcano’). He also co-wrote the 2007 Belarusian entry ‘Work Your Magic’ by Koldun and wrote the 2008 runner up ‘Shady Lady’ for Ukraine’s Ani Lorak. Of course many of you will also remember him composing this year’s Moldovan entry, ‘My Lucky Day’ by DoReDos. Here he teams up with Nikolay Baskov on ‘Ibiza’:
Eleni Foureira – Caramela (English Version)/Fuego (Playmen Festival Remix)
Not one but two treats for you from a Eurovision artist who is going from strength to strength. We recently brought to you the Greek version of ‘Caramela’ and we now have an English version added to Spotify. In additional her Eurovision runner-up entry ‘Fuego’ finally has a remix version, which Eleni has been performing at shows such as the MAD TV awards. Listen to them both here:
Samra – Pidzhak
You may remember ‘Miracle’, the Azerbaijani entry to Eurovision in 2016, which finished 17th in the Grand Final. Now Samra is back and is singing about her ‘Pidzhak’ (Eng: ‘Jacket’). The song is written by Emin Agalarov, who was an interval act during the 2012 Final in Baku:
Sergey Lazarev ft DJ Miller – Stand by me
One of the most successful Russian singers of the last 15 years is back with his latest new single. Sergey Lazarev is best known to Eurovision fans for his 3rd place finish in 2016 with ‘You Are The Only One’ where he was also the televote winner. This hook up is with the long time Moscow club DJ (DJ MIller) and is titled ‘Stand by me’:
Aram MP3 – Ver U Var
Aram MP3 was Armenia’s representative in 2014, where he finished a respectable 4th place with 174 points. He’s back with a new single ‘Ver U Var’, we’re not sure what that might mean in English so any translation welcome!
Laura – Tõusulained
Laura Põldvere, better known just as Laura, has twice been to Eurovision for Estonia. Her first attempt was in 2005 as part of the girl group Suntribe, and she was selected again in 2017 where teamed up up with Koit Toome. Many of you will also know that Suntribe won the 2005 Estonian national final by beating Laura’s solo effort into 2nd place! Unfortunately for Laura, both attempts at Eurovision failed to progress past the semi finals. However she has already recently released a single called ‘Waterfall’ which she performed at this years Eesti Laul and now she’s back again with ‘Tõusulained (Eng: ‘Rising Soles’):
Lindita – Murda
2017’s Festivali i Këngës winner Lindita Halimi is back! Although her entry at Eurovision ‘World’ failed to qualify for the Grand Final, she had already tasted previous success winning the Albania singing show ‘Top Fest’. She also was a contestant on the final season of American Idol! She returns with a new release, an urban track titled ‘Murda’ :
There’s still time to get your ticket to see former Eurovision stars including Paula Seling and Ovi, Linda Martin and Scott Fitzgerald at Eurostarz in London on 18th August. ESCBubble will be there to exclusively cover all of the event for you.
Don’t forget you can find all of this week’s new releases on our Spotify playlist on our home page.
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