Feb 26, 2012
As March 2012 is almost- here still we have no annouchment from the BBC- as to who will sing for the
United Kingdom this year- there has been no shortage of UK rumours this year.
We have heard it could even be Spice Girls or Geri Haliwell- John Barrowman has been rumoured. Then Right Said Fred! even One Direction
or The Wanted- however we know that the Brits often choose a comeback artist -like the fantastic Blue in Eurovision Song Contest 2011.
Just today a UK Newspaper tell us that BBC annouchment is due very soon and Atomic Kitten are the artist to fly
the flag for UK? Read here the news from Daily Star on Sunday Not a most reliable UK source- however at least it has created a small Euro-buzz in favour of the Kitten's The band have last been heard of re-forming back in 2008-
They have three UK number 1 singles to their credit - however they did not have the same impact as boyband Blue
of the same period of pop history.
With of course- the right song- Atomic Kitten could well be what UK needs to get back on top in Eurovision-
Whatever happens girls- its really 'doors to manual- time' this Eurovision Rumour Airbus flight
is well & truely due to land - so stand-by we all will know the truth very soon!
STOP PRESS---- The girls from Atomic Kitten have confirmed themselves on Twitter- they know
nothing about re-forming for Eurovision in the UK- So the rumours continue- Wow this is creating more
tension than a play-off in a National Final BBC! what next?
While a lot of attention was on the Malmo Melodifestivalen result- over in Helsinki at
Uuden Muslikin Kilpailu (Finland's National selection)they choose a new talent Pernilla Karlsson. She was by far
not the favourite to win- that was a folkband called 'Stig' Added to the fact that Pernilla's simple
tune -wrote by her brother called 'Nar Jag Blundar'is sung in swedish!
At the new style National Final- the finns opened up their on-line votes to international audiences, so just how this influenced the final result is not certain. However we think this is a fantastic tune-
the question hangs over the song- in just how it will be presented at Baku 2012?
We think it's very likely to be sung and translated into english as is mostly the case for Finland's recent Eurovision entries. There is a good chance the original swedish lyric may stay- then- this will be the second time
(Finland 'Fri' 1990- last time)
a scandinavian country has choosen to sing in a neighbour's language. Whatever happens Finland
have a worthy Eurovision finalist with this tune - in Baku.
"Jag reser mig igen" – Thorsten Flinck och Revolutionsorkestern
"Sean den förste Banan" – Sean Banan
"Stormande hav" – Timoteij
"Baby Doll" – Top Cats
"Lovelight" – Andreas Johnson
"Youngblood" – Youngblood
"Land of Broken Dreams" – Dynazty
"Don't Let Me Down" – Lotta Engberg & Christer Sjögren
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Feb 23, 2012
It's the Melodifestivalen Semi final 4 from Malmo this weekend- where the rehearsal process has begun. Above we can see Charlotte Perrelli
preparing to sing 'The Girl' a song that has already been leaked on U-Tube-
Last year we had Jenny Silver singing 'Something in your eyes' a popular Melodifestivalentune that missed out on Globen. Yet the single went on to be hugely popular mainly due to the very abba-sounding chorus of this melodifestivalen entry of 2011.
The new Fredrik Kempe tune has a simular trend- with an intro riff of Abba's 'Mamma mia' Although we have yet to hear the track -we guess it may have the impact of Raspuntin' Boney M's intro found on Eric Saade's 'Popular'
It sounds exciting all ready- more on Malmo soon-
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Roman Lob is the new Lena - who has been choosen to go to Baku in 2012- it was a close final
however Roman has been the favourite in 'Unser Star for Baku' Germany's own song selection talent contest. At just
21 and from a town called Neuwied in northern Germany- Roman looks set for a successful career in his
homeland starting with the release of the winning song and video tomorrow morning..
Although not a instant pop tune, this song looks set to have some of the appeal of Italy's 'Madness of Love' in 2011.
Plus the songwriting credit is non-other than international Jazz performer Jamie Cullum with fellow brits Steve Robson and Wayne Hector- Wow ! in the UK songwriters have not been keen to take part in Eurovision apart from Boyzone's Ronan Keating (from Ireland anyhow) back in 2009
he wrote the Danish winner.
So this song credit- is a turn out for the books-- will we see Jamie Cullum in Baku as well?
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This was the big host musical number of Melodifestivalen 2012 last night- what fun Sarah Dawn Finer doing the YMCA- or In the Navy- I was thinking what joy-
but this song was not all what it seems- it was called ......
This translated into "It's not the gay's party (The whole Sweden's party)" very funny- check out the clip above.
it became more fitting with the fact that rockers Dead by April- as expected won a place at Globen final.
more on that sooon--
-Kurt can relax now he has won his place in Baku
Who is Kurt Calleja? a new singer from Malta- who has worked previously in London town- and this is his third
try at Eurovision.
It was a long Final EuroSong 2012 contest in Malta last night with 16 songs competing for the one ticket to Baku. As the jury and tele-votes came in- with international juries from Turkey, France, Ireland, Italy & France. It was a clearly three-horse race between Kurt and Claudia Faniello's ballad 'Pure' & third placed Amber with 'Answer in your eyes'
Strong favourites from Richard Edwards & Fabrizio Faniello came 5th & 6th placing with this new voting system.
In 2010 Kurt Calleja debuted in Malta Song for Europe in a duet alongside Priscilla Psaila with the song Waterfall. In the following year he performed ‘Over and Over’, which he wrote alongside the swedish songwriter Johan J’amtberg, the song finished in 3rd place- Then Kurt was back in 2012 this time to find Eurovision glory with a place in the second Semi-Final in Baku
with 'This is my night'
We like this new up-beat tune for Malta- and fingers crossed we will have Kurt in the ESC Final in May.