Apr 23, 2016

Thunder Lightning (& wind machines) It is getting exciting.. Sergay tells us.

Well it's just a matter of days before the Eurovision circus arrives and the Globen arena is almost set-up those retractable wind machines, working and oiled up ready (that's good)
Certainly on social media the two big favourites are Sergay Lazarev from Russia with his traditional pop schlager hit "You Are The Only One" In the ring we have on teh other side France's Amir with his french-english perfect tune "J’ai Cherché" this tune seems to have everything from handclaps + so many hooks.
Russia certainly came up with the goods in Vienna 2015 with Polina Gagarina, for me this song was a slightly better song than "You Are The Only One" Yet I am certain Sergay is going to certainly have an amazing performance at Globen. He has waited long enough to step out into the Eurovision spotlight and certainly the votes are going to be flowing for this amazing wonderful artist. He is the only one, already a huge name in homeland Russia and ready to conquer Europe this spring.
Will he bring a 2nd victory for Russia at Eurovision in 2016? Lets wait and see..

Apr 17, 2016

Eurovision Song Contest: Time Machine Flashback 1960. Wyn Loop

While in Eurovision 2016 we seem to have a bumper year for the male vocalist, back in the early Eurovision Song Contests they were not so common at all. Although this changed 
in London at Eurovision Song Contest 1960 when Germany sent one of the best vocalist to date with Wyn Loop (Winfried Lüssenhop) Lyn was one of 8 male singers. Wyn had an impressive vocal and sung a german tune with a french title "Bonne Nuit Ma Cherie" and was the eleventh song in a competiion of 13 entries. So the male singers actually out numbered the girls in 1960, while the winner was female -Jacqueline Boyer singing 'Tom Pillibi' from France won. I think Lyn Loop was worthy of a better placing than equal 4th place back in London, 1960. 
See what you think?

Apr 7, 2016

FRANCE is back in 2016, with a song J'ai cherché - that has all the right moves!

France, an historical Eurovision country that has won the Eurovision song contest five times in the past. Way back in the 60's and early 70's when Eurovision was almost a french chanson contest, and France had Monaco, Begium and Luxembourg beat at the top of the scoreboard each year. As french seemed to be the main lauguage of choice, back then beleive or not.
It's all very different in Eurovision today, and the last time France won ESC was actually back in 1979, so are they making a comeback? Like many big 5 countries they alway make an internal selection. Often France chose to have a song sung in french, or bi-lingual as it the case with 'J'ai cherché' the tune for Stockholm 2016.
On first listen I found this french tune rather instant and very caughty indeed, something you cannot say about many of the entry's for Stockholm 2016. It seems to be a year when most all artists and songs are trying to be something different.So this french tune is popular for being simple and very modern. Amir seems to be not trying too hard, he won 'The Voice' in France.
It's been some years since France was one of the favourites to win Eurovision, they are currently 4th favourites, and a firm fan-favourite already and this trend looks set to continue.

I can see a few 12 points coming France's way in Stockholm, and wish Amir lots of Luck...