ESCBubble’s New Music Weekly

It might be the summer holiday season but we’re not taking any time off at ESCBubble in our quest for new music. We’ve scoured the summery sounds of artists who either competed at Eurovision or didn’t quite make it through their national finals. Let’s see what we’re enjoying this week……

Adelén, Kapla y Miky – Beat

Adelén had us all shook back in 2013 in Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix, where her latino banger ‘Bombo’ finished as runner up to Margaret Berger. Her catalogue of bops only increased after that, including the amazing 2014 World Cup Anthem ‘Olé’. On ‘Beat’ she teams up with a Columbian duo Kapla and Miky on a reggaeton pounder made for a hot summer’s day:

Madeline Juno – Grund genug

Madeline took part in the 2014 German National Final (“Unser Song für Dänemark“) where her entry ‘Like Lovers Do’ went out in the first round of the competition. Since then she’s released 3 studio albums, 2 of which made the German Top 40, and she’s gearing up to release her 4th one ‘Was bleibt’ on September 6th. ‘Grund genug’ (Eng: ‘Reason Enough’) is the 3rd single to be released from it so far:

Elias Abbas feat Naod – Problems

We now move onto a former Swedish YouTube star who debuted in Melodifestivalen in 2018. He agonisingly though fell less that 3,000 votes short of reaching Andra Chansen in the 4th semi final with his entry ‘Mitt Paradis’. For his latest release he teams up with Stockholm rapper Naod on ‘Problems’:

Oscar Enestad – Vi Var Som Inga Andra

Another Melodifestivalen artist next and Oscar is a two time competitor. He was part of the boyband FO&O in 2017, who finished 11th with ‘Gotta Thing About You’, and then went solo in 2019 however failing to get out of Semi Final 2 with ‘I Love It’. This is his first single since the contest and it’s titled ‘Vi Var Som Inga Andra’ (Eng: ‘We Were Like No Other’):

Markoolio & Moncho – Modell

Now we move onto two Melodifestivalen entrants on one song. Markoolio took part in the 2009 edition with the song ‘Kärlekssång frå mig’ which finished 6th in Semi Final 2, whilst Moncho performed slightly better with ‘Cuba Libre’ in 2018, where he reached Andra Chansen before losing to Margaret in his duel. Their collaboration is called ‘Modell’ (Eng: ‘Model’) which you can check out below:

Ilse DeLange – Went For A While

We find it pretty hard to keep up the former Common Linnet as she’s really been churning out music like crazy lately. Ilse is currently preparing for the release of her new album ‘Gravel & Dust’ which is coming on 6th September, and this follows her recently released self titled album just last year. ‘Went For A While’ is single number two from the album following ‘Gravel & Dust’ in June:

Rune Rudberg – Chiseled In Stone

Rune Rudberg is a three time Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix entrant, spanning several decades in his efforts. He first tried out in the 1989 edition failing the make the ‘super final’ with the song ‘Vinger over Europa’, his next effort was in 2001 finishing 5th with ‘Without You’. He very recently took part in 2017 with his band on the entry ‘Run Run Away’ but again failed the make the Gold Final. However his dansband style remains popular and here he is with ‘Chiseled In Stone’:

Sheppard – Kiss My Fat Ass

Five piece Aussie band Sheppard went into the first ever Australian National Final with a lot of expecation – their first two albums having made the Top 2 in the ARIA album charts. Although ‘On My Way’ only finished third they haven’t wasted much time getting something new out with the interestingly titled ‘Kiss My Fat Ass’!!

Shiri Maimon – Is That Goodbye

Shiri was the Israeli Eurovision entrant in 2005 where her song ‘HaSheket SheNish’ar’ finished in 4th place. Shiri remains a big name in her home country where she’s been a judge on both ‘The X Factor Israel‘ and ‘The Next Star‘ which of course has been used to pick the Israeli Eurovision entrant since 2015. Her latest song is called ‘האם זה להתראות’ which translates to ‘Is That Goodbye’:

Tayanna – Goosebumps

Tayanna is an artist we’ve featured a few times on this article, and the Ukrainian star continues to release some great music. She’s twice agonisingly missed out of representing her country in both 2017 and 2018 – tying with O.Torvald the first time and then losing to Melovin on her second attempt. She was supposed to enter with the song ‘Ochi’ this year but she withdrew before the competitition. Her new single is titled ‘Мурашки’ (Eng: ‘Goosebumps’):

Markus Riva – Can’t Help Myself

We love to keep an eye on the Latvian Supernova entrants here at ESCBubble, where our coverage of that event is always unrivalled! And anyone who knows Latvia’s national finals will definitely know Markus. Markus has definitely been the Eurovision bridesmaid with six attempts in a row between 2014 and 2019. He has two second places, one third, one fifth, one eleventh and another song with only placed in the semi finals. Will Markus be back for a seventh time lucky? We’ll find out soon but in the meantime enjoy his new hit ‘Не Владею Собой’ Eng (‘Can’t Help Myself’):

Nicki French – Raise Your Voice

The UK’s 2000 Eurovision entrant Nicki French is back with a uptempo high energy track as the hot weather sweeps Europe. Nicki first hit the big time in 1995 with her huge hit cover of ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’ and then went onto finish 16th at Eurovision with ‘Don’t Play That Song Again’. She still makes a lot of music on smaller record labels and of course is our regular co-host of the London Eurovision Party. Here’s ‘Raise Your Voice’:

Ela. – Scharade/Immer noch

Finally this week we have not one but two new songs from Ela., who you’ll know better as the lead singer of Elaiza, who represented Germany at the 2014 Contest. She appears to be releasing only solo music these days and we we’re wondering if there might be an album in the pipeline. Enjoy the two songs below:

And Finally…….

Don’t forget you can catch some former Eurovision starts at the amaizng London event Eurostarz on Saturday 17th August. You can get tickets to see Krista Siegfrieds and co by clicking the link in here.

You can also find this week’s songs and all the songs we’ve featured in July on our Youtube and Spotify playlist below. See you next week!

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