It wouldn’t be a Monday without the weekly ESCBubble roundup of new music. As always we’re checking out what former Eurovision and National Final artists are up to and we’ve compiled some of the best releases we’ve found out there for you.
Carola – Let It In
Sweden’s 1991 Eurovision winner Carola Häggkvist is back and showing that she still wants to make great music. Not only did she take victory on a tie break in ’91 with ‘Fångad av en stormvind’, but she’s placed top 5 on two other occasions – 3rd in 1983 with ‘Främling’ and 5th in 2006 with ‘Invincible’. Her new single ‘Let It In’ is a big soaring ballad with a massive spine tingling finish:
Yianna Terzi – Karma
Greece’s 2018 Eurovision representative is looking for some ‘Karma’ after unfortunately being a rare non qualifier for her country. Her entry ‘Oniro Mou’ could only place 14th in Semi Final 1 and became only the second Greek song to not make the Grand Final. ‘Karma’ is released both in Greek and English versions and is not dissimilar in style to her Eurovision entry:
JOWST featuring Manel Navarro & Maria Celin – Roller Coaster Ride
Two of the 2017 Eurovision alumni, JOWST and Manel Navarro, team up here with The Voice Norway 2017 contestant Maria Celin for ‘Roller Coaster Ride’. Both artists took part in the Grand Final that year, with JOWST doing the better with a 10th place finish with ‘Grab The Moment’ compared to Manel whose entry ‘Do It For Your Lover’ limped home in 26th and last place:
Guy Sebastian – Before I Go
Not many Eurovision acts make it to their ninth studio album but that is something Guy Sebastian has achieved in style. ‘Before I Go’ is his first single from that forthcoming album number nine and of course he will always be remembered as Australia’s first ever Eurovision entrant, finishing 5th overall in the 2015 Grand Final with ‘Tonight Again’:
Emma – Mondiale
Italy’s Emma Marrone participated in 2014’s Eurovision with ‘La Mia Città’ finishing in 21st place. Under the current Sanremo rules she would have participated in 2012 instead when she won the festival however RAI at the time picked a Eurovision contestant of their choice from the whole selection of finalists. Her new single is titled ‘Mondiale’ (Eng: ‘World’):
Edsilia Rombley – Weak
A two time Eurovision entrant, Edsilia Rombley finished 4th in 1998 with ‘Hemel en aarde’ but then failed to make it out of the semi finals in 2007 with ‘On Top Of The World’ finishing 21st. Here we find her release a song from her soon to be released album ‘The Piano Ballads Vol 2’, a soulful and downtempo cover of the Skunk Anansie single ‘Weak:
Oscar Zia – Din
A regular on our weekly column, Sweden’s Oscar Zia isn’t here to make a din with his new release. ‘Din’ actually means ‘Your’ in English and is part of a brand new 7 track EP. The EP contains also songs we’ve previously brought you including ‘Betong’ and ‘Vem tar Hand im dig’:
Dolly Style (Polly) – B.A.B.Y.
As expected we have the third in the trilogy of Dolly Style solo singles. Following Molly two weeks ago and Holly last week, we now have Polly with her effort called ‘B-A-B’Y’. Whether this is the last we hear of Dolly Style for a while we’re not sure but we’re wondering if all this recent output may see them preparing to head back to Melodifestivalen in 2019?
Lea Sirk feat Drill – Receptor Za Lajf
Slovenia’s 2018 representative is currently on a mini tour visiting 4 cities between 27th October and 30th November:
Novi single, album v končanju in kup koncertov!!! Se vidimo??? 🎶🎤😘27/10 – Koper, CMK10/11 – Kranj, KluBar23/11 – Maribor, Rožmarin30/11 – Bled, open air
Before her second date in Kranj she’s dropped a new tune called ‘Recept Za Lajf’ (Eng: ‘A Recipe For A Haircut’) featuring rapper Drill:
We’re starting a new ESCBubble playlist for the month of November, you can access a this from our home page or by clicking here.
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