August may be over but ESCBubble’s team haven’t stopped looking for new music for you to enjoy. We’re checking out what former Eurovision stars are up to and also those acts who didn’t get that golden ticket from their National Final. Let’s see what’s made our new September playlist!
Eduard Romanyuta – Goldigger
Eduard has had many adventures attempting to get to Eurovision, first with his native Ukraine where came close on three occasions in their national final:
– Beraga, 7th (2011)
– I’ll Never Let Go, 5th (2012)
– Get Real With My Heart, 3rd (2013)
He then decided to give Moldova a try in 2015 and won at the first attempt with ‘I Want Your Love’. However this wasn’t quite able to make the Grand Final, finishing an agonising 11th in Semi Final 1. ‘Golddigger’ is his third release to Spotify since the Contest and is composed by Johannes Burger, Kilian Wilke and Mads Løkkegård:
Magdalena Tul – Va Banque
From her forthcoming album ‘Mindfulness’, 2011 Polish representative Magdalena Tul returns with ‘Va Banque’ (Eng: ‘Go Bank’). Magdalena didn’t have much luck at Eurovision, her song ‘Jestem’ finishing last in Semi Final 1 with 19 points. However she still continues to be in the public eye by releasing more music and also appearing on the Polish version of The Voice. She also was a member of Poland’s jury at Eurovision 2017!
Aminata – Don’t Talk About It
Aminata Savadogo was the first winner of Supernova, when Latvia changed it’s National Final format and achieved a huge turnaround in her countries fortunes by finishing 6th at Eurovision 2015. She won Supernova again the next year as a songwriter of Justs’ ‘Heartbeat’, which also took Latvia to the Grand Final. She had another crack as a songwriter in 2017 over in neighbouring Lithuania, penning ‘I’m Like A Wolf’ for Aistè Pilvelytè which finished in a very close 2nd place.
Since Eurovision she’s released several singles including ‘Bridges’, ‘Fighter’, ‘Red Moon’. ‘Your Arms’, ‘Prime Time’ and Zero Love’. With a video filmed in Barcelona and a new tie up with Sony Music U.S. here is ‘Don’t Talk About It’:
Ieva Zasimauskaité – Absorbed
Lithuania’s 2018 artist Ieva is back and you won’t be surprised to hear it’s another heartfelt and meaningful ballad. She took her country back to the Grand Final this year and finished in a very respectable 12th with ‘When We’re Old’, a touching song about growing old together which was rounded off beautifully with her husband joining her on stage. Since then we’ve brought you another Ieva single called ‘Paslépk Mane’ and now you can enjoy ‘Absorbed’:
Milan Stankovic – Kripton
Milan of course served us the Balkan bop ‘Ovo je Balkan’ at Eurovision 2010 which finished up 13th in the Grand Final for Serbia. He’s kept busy since his time in Eurovision with various music releases, winning the Pink Music Festival in 2014 and then becoming a judge on Pinkove Zvezdice. He’s also looking very different compared to his ESC days!
His new single is the second part of the Tokyo trilogy with ‘Trans’ being released back in July, and both ‘Trans’ and ‘Kripton’ are written by Jala Brat and Buba Correlli. Listen to ‘Kripton’ here:
Sakis Rouvas – Kalimera
The two time Greek entrant Sakis Rouvas is back with new music! ‘Shake It’ finished third for him in 2004 and ‘This Is Our Night’ was seventh in 2009, he also hosted the contest in Athens in 2006 following Helena Paparizou’s win. His career spans over 25 years in his native Greece, and he’s notched up 7 number one singles over that period. His latest song ‘Kalimera’ (Eng: ‘Good Morning’) is a very on trend low key reggaeton bop and very suited for the summer months!
We’ve already brought you news of Dallos Bogi and Freddie’s collaboration ‘Csakazértis Szerelem’, which you can read about here.
You can find all of the songs mentioned here on our ESCBubble September New Music Spotify playlist on our home page, head on over there and make sure you follow it for all of the months new releases. Don’t forget to let us know your favourite new single mentioned this week!