The year is coming to an end and that means we’re looking back on the year. For all of the artists entering the Eurovision Song Contest, the rule goes that there is a life after Eurovision. Sometimes, these artists release some pretty good stuff in their after-Eurovision life.
So we want to ask you, our reader, who you think had the best single in 2015. We’ve selected eight of our favourite tracks by former Eurovision participants and it’s your job to select your favourite of these eight. You can vote on our Twitter!
The songs: Part 2
Four songs already had their battle and two of them will go through to tomorrow’s final. Tonight, however, we’ll get four new songs to you: Which of these four do you like best?
Emma – Occhi Profondi
Emma has been an absolute queen in the Italian music business for a few years now. Her singles top the charts, her albums go down well, with the exception of La Mia Città in Europe. Eurovision was not her best moment and she finished somewhere near the bottom of the scoreboard. Emma is still going strong and her 2015 single Occhi Profondi shows what she does so well. You couldn’t get more Emma than this!
Nicki French – This Love
We loved it when Nicki French released her new single. The 2000 UK entrant left an impression with Eurovision fans and that showed in her latest single This Love. She’s not new to the business and neither is Mike Stock, who was involved in this song. He was also involved in Josh Dubovie’s That Sounds Good To Me, but we’d like to say: Mike, this sounds much better to us. Nicki, please play this song again!
Mørland – No Firewall
He did well in Vienna together with Debrah Scarlett, but after Eurovision he released a good solo effort, called No Firewall. It’s a typical track you’d expect from Mørland and it would fit in perfectly on a lot of radio playlists all over Europe. It’s astounding that not even 12.000 people have seen this video yet and it definitely deserves more than that.
Lena – Wild & Free
There were a lot of options for this last of our eight choices, but we eventually went with Lena’s Wild & Free. After winning Eurovision, Lena built a decent career for herself in Germany. That career got another highlight this year when she was asked to sing the soundtrack to Fack Ju Göhte 2, a film which broke the record for best opening weekend for a German film of all time. The track shows who Lena really is, having moved on from both Satellite and Taken By A Stranger.
Go to the escXtra.com Twitter account to cast your vote. You can only vote once and the idea is to vote for your favourite. As we said, the top two will progress to the final. Tomorrow you can expect the final of our competition!