Ayana – ‘Million To One’
Once more on New Music Friday, we reflect on the recent Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Despite finishing in last place with ‘Mata Sugu Aō Ne‘, that has not stopped Ayana continuing her music dreams. Today she releases a cover of Camila Cabello’s recent single, ‘Million To One’. Here, Ayana’s uplifting vocal brings youthful optimism into the song, as it speaks to her own journey. Below she is that one already, as the video filmed in Paris shows there will always be lasting memories of the experience. You don’t have to win, to feel personal reward and enjoyment of a new adventure.
Elena Gheorghe – ‘Colinda Craciunului’
From ‘The Balkan Girls‘ to a Balkan Christmas Carol now, as Romania’s Eurovision 2009 representative, Elena Gheorghe shares the heavenly, ‘Colinda Craciunului’. The spirit of nativity and religious meaning to Christmas is brought together by ELENA’s angelic vocals harmonising with the festive chorus of symphonic violin instrumentation.
Michael Rice – ‘Did You Even Love Me’
Finally on New Music Friday we have a new sorrowful ballad from Michael Rice. The ‘Bigger Than Us‘ singer delivers a big emotional vocal on his new break-up anthem. ‘Did You Even Love Me’ is a relatable song for many, as Michael bares his soul and asks the questions of his cheating partner. Over on TikTok, Michael shared a snippet of the single, which amassed over 500k views within 24hrs of posting!
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