Your new music week from ESCBubble

Welcome to the one of the biggest weeks so far this year for new releases!  As always ESCBubble has done all the leg work and found all the latest songs from former Eurovision and National Final artists so that you don’t have to do anything.  Let’s start our round up in Belgium:

Blanche – Moment

Blanche stormed the televote in the 2017 Grand Final and her 4th place was one of the highest Belgian finishes ever.  Since then she’s returned with the singles ‘Wrong Turn’ and ‘Soon’, however she really seems to have hit her stride with ‘Moment’.  Produced by Rich Cooper the song lives up its title and wants you to seize the moment:

I sang this song for a moment
You better fly high till it’s over
Come on let the vibe make you stronger
So don’t hold me back any longer
Sing this song for a moment
You better fly high till it’s over
Come on let the vibe make you stronger
So don’t hold me back any longer

 

Timebelle ft Sunstroke Project – Tocame

We love collaborations between former Eurovision artists and here we have two from 2017 – Switzerland’s Timebelle (who finished 12th with ‘Apollo’ in the 2nd semi final) and Moldova’s Sunstroke Project (who finished 3rd in the Grand Final with ‘Hey Mamma!’, Moldova’s best ever finish).  Sunstroke Project of course are no strangers to Eurovision having finished 3rd in the 2009 Moldovan National Final with ‘No Crime’ and also having taken part at Eurovision in 2010 with ‘Run Away’, which finished 22nd in the Grand Final. This hookup is everything we’d expect given Timebelle’s recent dabbling with dance music and Sunstroke’s upbeat sound.  Enjoy ‘Tocame’ (Eng: ‘Touch Me’):

Mandinga – Soy de Cuba

Romania’s 2012 Eurovision artists are back and they telling us how they are from Cuba!  ‘Soy de Cuba’ (Eng: ‘I’m from Cuba’) is a latin bop that sounds fresh from the streets of Havana.  Mandinga took the 12th spot in the 2012 contest with the highly catchy ‘Zaleilah’ when Elena Ionescu was the lead singer.  Elena left the group in 2016 to pursue a solo career and was replaced by Spanish singer Barbara Isasi.  This might explain the Spanish lyrics and Barbara had this to say about the song:

‘Soy de Cuba’ is a very different piece from what we have released so far and we have all put ours soul into this project. I really liked how the song begins with an urban trap mood, and it also has that Latin vibe. Thanks to the producers at Nomad Music, the director and his team, and I thank Cat Music for helping us get out there with our music. We really hope you like it. Even if the weather is not so friendly, we will bring you warmth with a fresh and hot vibe.

Lena – Thank You

Lena was your 2010 Eurovision winner with ‘Satellite’ and then returned to defend her crown a year later with ‘Taken By A Stranger’.  She is one of the most successful Eurovision winners of the last decade and has continued to have much success with her follow up music and many stints as a judge on ‘The Voice Kids’.  ‘Thank You’ is the first single from the forthcoming album ‘Only Love, L‘ which will be released on 5th April 2019:

Robin Bengtsson – Never Born To Love

The 2017 Melodifestivalen winer and Swedish Eurovision artist has been pumping out new music since the contest.  Robin’s fourth single of the year and his fifth since his 5th place ESC entry ‘I Can’t Go On’, this is ‘Never Born To Love’:

Hildur – Everyday

Hildur is a two time Songvakeppnin contestant (the Icelandic selection process), taking part in 2015 (as part of the group ‘Sunday) and in 2017.  Hildur has already controversially declared that she will not take part in the 2019 selection due to Eurovision taking place in Israel.  Here is ‘Everyday’:

Nano – Love Is The Reason

Nano very nearly took the Swedish Melodifestivalen crown in 2017 with ‘Hold On’, where he won the televote and eventually finished a very close second.  He is reported by the usually reliable Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet to be on the list of competitors for 2019, but in the meantime he’s releasing a new single called ‘Love Is The Reason’:

Emma – Incredibile Voglia Di Niente

We brought you an Emma single two weeks ago called ‘Mondiale’ and now we get our second new single from her this month.  Emma Marrone of course participated in Eurovision 2014 for Italy with ‘La Mia Città’ finishing in 21st place, and she also won Sanremo in 2012.  Here is ‘Incredibile Voglia Di Niente’ (Eng: ‘Incredible Desire For Nothing’):

Francesca Michielin – FEMME

Francesca is a former winner of The X Factor Italia in 2011 and her career started with a bang with her debut number 1 single ‘Distratto’. She went on the take part in the Sanremo festival in 2016, finishing second, however the winning act Stadio turned down the invitation to go to Eurovision and she took up the invite instead.  Her entry ‘No Degree Of Seperation’ went on to place 16th in the Grand Final with 124 points.  We’ve really enjoyed her songs lately and definitely recommend you check out the single ‘Vulcano’

Here is her latest release ‘FEMME’:

Eric Saade ft Parham – Vill ha mer

One of your four 2019 Melodifestivalen hosts, Eric Saade releases his second single in two months following October’s ‘Så jävla fel’.  He’s participated three times at Melfest finishing 3rd in 2010 (‘Manboy), 1st in 2011 (‘Popular’) and 5th in 2015 (‘Sting’).  Popular of course went on to finish 3rd at Eurovision 2011.  Here is his new single ‘Vill ha mer’ (Eng: ‘Want More’):

Semiha Yanki – Tükendim

We always love to find new music from former participating Eurovision countries as well those currently taking part.  Semiha was Turkey’s first ever artist to go to the Contest but unfortunately her entry ‘Seninle Bir Dakika’ finished dead last in 19th with a measly 3 points.  Still releasing music in her 60th year, here is ‘Tükendim’ (Eng: ‘I’m Exhausted’)

Elena Risteska – Snage Za Kraj

Elena holds the record for the F.Y.R. Macedonia’s best ever finish at Eurovision, finishing 12th in 2006 with ‘Ninanajna’.  Since the contest she has written a National Final entry for her country in 2007 which came third and she’s also released a lot more music.  This is the follow up to her 2017 single ‘Tequlila & Lemon’ called ‘Snage Za Kraj’ (Eng: ‘Strength For The End’):

Serebro – Пятница

Russia’s Serebro have been through quite a lot of line up changes since their appearance at Eurovision 2007, even making the Sugababes line ups easier to follow!  11 years on from their third place with ‘Song #1’, they continue with their current line up of Olga Seryabkina, Katya Kischuk and Tatiana Morgunova.  New single ‘Пятница’ (Eng: ‘Friday’) is in a very urban style with the group showing off both their rap abilities and singing talents:

Željko Joksimović – Menjaj Pesmu

Željko is no stranger to Eurovision fans, having both represented Serbia and Montenegro in 2004 with ‘Lane Moje’ (2nd) and then Serbia in 2012 with ‘Nije ljubav stvar’ (3rd).  He’s also written three other entries –

  • ‘Lejla’ [Bosnia & Herzegovina 2006 – 3rd]
  • ‘Oro’ [Serbia 2008 – 6th, he also co-hosted the contest that year!]
  • ‘Adio’ [Montenegro 2015 – 13th]

Five top 15 finishes is quite the achievement!  He’s still releasing good music and we definitely recommend his more upbeat ‘Ponelo Me’ from earlier in the year:

Here is ‘Menjaj Pesmu’ (Eng: ‘Change The Song’):

Alekseev – Kak ty tam

Alekseev competed in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, taking part in the first semi final for Belarus with ‘Forever’, unfortunately however he could only finish a disappointing 16th place. Interestingly he also had applied to enter his native Ukraine’s selection show Vidbir, however he withdrew to enter Belarus’ selection instead.  He’s released two previous singles since Eurovision that’s we’ve covered in this article ‘Сберегу’ and ‘Февраль’.  His latest single is called ‘Kak ty tam’ (Eng: ‘How have you been?’):

AISEL – Don’t make me cry

Having finished in an agonising 11th in the first semi final at Eurovision this year with ‘X My Heart’, Azerbaijan’s Aisel is back to her more usual offerings here with a new single ‘Don’t make me cry’, a smooth and emotional piano ballad.  You can listen to it below:

Lindsay Dracass – Not Mine

The UK’s Lindsay Dracass surprised us whilst writing this article by releasing this new single whilst I was halfway through! Lindsay of course took part in the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing 15th with ‘No Dream Impossible’. Joe from ESCBubble caught up with Lindsay at this year’s Eurostarz in Concert in August, where she updated us on what’s she’s been up to lately.    Here is a more emotional and raw side to her, ‘Not Mine’:

And finally

We also recently brought you news of new singles from Kati Wolf and Knez.

You can find both of these and all of the songs mentioned above on our November New Music Playlist which you can always find on our homepage or by listening below:

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