New Music Friday this week with KEiiNO, Mahmood, Bilal Hassani, PAENDA, Robin Bengtsson & more!

Another week comes to an end and that means it’s New Music Friday! So it’s time to share the best new releases we’ve found from the Eurovision world. Over the following pages is everything you need to know.

KEiiNO – ‘Shallow’

First up this Friday is the Joik-tastic Sami and Norwegian flag waving group KEiiNO that will soon be spiriting their way to Tel Aviv. Almost two weeks ago the trio treated the crowd at London Eurovision Party 2019 to a special rendition of Lady Gaga’s Oscar winning duet with Bradley Cooper, ‘Shallow’ from the acclaimed film A Star Is Born. As well as showcasing the cover at other preview events including the Riga Pre-Party and Madrid Pre-Party.

KEiiNO - Shallow (A Star Is Born Cover) | LIVE | OFFICIAL | 2019 London Eurovision PartyKEiiNO – Shallow (A Star Is Born Cover) | LIVE | OFFICIAL | 2019 London Eurovision Party

Dear Lady Gaga. We’ve made a cover of your amazing duet with Bradley Cooper. Our version contains Joik, the traditional song of the Sami (Indigenous people of the Nordics). We love you as a songwriter and person. This is our tribute.

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This cover elevates the ballad into a new gear with the soft balance between Alexandra and Tom’s vocals. Meanwhile the production is beefed up with dance beats ready for the Eurovision clubs as Fred launches into the Joik addition to add the Nordic flavour.

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Lisa Bird

My first Eurovision memory was watching 1994 as a hatchling. I've been tapping my talons to the bops and bangers from Europe and beyond ever since! I finally spread my wings to attending the contest in Lisbon 2018 and am now a regular at many events and national finals - especially my regular nest at Eesti Laul.

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