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馃嚜馃嚫 Blas Cant贸 joins Nia Correia on new single ‘C煤rame’

馃嚜馃嚫 Blas Cant贸 joins Nia Correia on new single ‘C煤rame’

New year means more of New Music Friday! This week we have a gift of Kings as Spain’s Eurovision 2020 and 2021 representative Blas Cant贸 teams up with Operaci贸n Triunfo 2020 winner Nia Correia on new single ‘C煤rame’. C煤rame As a busy Eurovision season gets underway and Blas Cant贸 prepares his Eurovision entry, he has found time for the first of many surprises he has to come. Today he brings us ‘C煤rame’ (Heal Me) with the latest Operaci贸n Triunfo winner, Nia Correia. Here the two interplay together in an intimate duet, delivering the heartfelt honesty of lost love. All wrapped in a gentle piano melody to let their vocals shine through. This contrast of emotions and drama is enhanced further in the music video. Which uses the simplicity of Blas and NIA on a black and white filter to full effect. With them starting back to back, before facing each other to confront their pain. The song is written and produced by Ricky Furiati, Pedro Elipe and Mark Monserrat. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Blas Canto虂 (@blascanto_es) However this is not the first time the two have collaborated together! Last June during NIA’s time in the …
馃嚤馃嚮 Samanta Tina releases new music video ‘Tikai rom膩ns’

馃嚤馃嚮 Samanta Tina releases new music video ‘Tikai rom膩ns’

Are you sick of New Year, new me already? Well fear not, we have new music for you instead! Latvia’s 2020 and 2021 Eurovision representative Samanta Tina is back with her latest music video ‘Tikai rom膩ns’. Tikai rom膩ns Life is music for Samanta Tina and she has composed a new single for us! With her long time collaborator Ingars Vi募ums, the two have created the dramatic ballad ‘Tikai rom膩ns’ (Only A Novel). Although a change in pace from the likes of ‘Still Breathing’ and ‘I Got The Power‘, those that are familiar with Samanta’s work will know she also loves getting to showcase her voice too. In this passionate plea, Samanta is telling a moving story of one sided love and warning women to protect their hearts. To become more than just a fleeting chapter in someone else’s novel. As she explained on Morning Panorama:  鈥淚 think we have each experienced a situation in our lives that we meet someone and it seems to us – this is the real, only person! But then the reality comes, your eyes open, and you realize that on the other hand it was just a novel or a passion. With my song, I want …
Our New Music Friday top 10 of 2020

Our New Music Friday top 10 of 2020

Over the past few days we at ESCXTRA have poured over the archives of New Music Friday releases throughout 2020. Here we have picked out ten of the best and asked the team to rank the contenders. So which songs made the cut and what was the team鈥檚 overall ranking? Let鈥檚 find out! 10. 馃嚭馃嚘 Luca Dayz ft. Snoop Dogg, Tina Karol & LOE – ‘Blow Your Mind’ – (25 Points) First up in our list of New Music Friday 2020… Not many people start their career and become famous after Eurovision, but it has become a favourite pastime of Ukrainian artists! After 14 years, Tina Karol is still showing us her love through music. In 2020 she meant it when she dropped 鈥楤low Your Mind鈥 with none other than hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg! Wanting to branch out to the English markets, this tied in with release of her latest album Nayti Svoikh (Find Your Own). Earlier this month Tina showed her softer side in the gentle ballad 鈥楬eaven鈥. Outside of her own chart successes, Tina has been helping the next generation of talent, as a judge on The Voice Ukraine. As well as also helping pick Go_A for Eurovision …
馃巹 Christmas songs released by Eurovision and National Final artists (2020 Edition)

馃巹 Christmas songs released by Eurovision and National Final artists (2020 Edition)

Not long now, and it will be Christmas once again. With all of the preparations that you may have been making for Christmas, are you aware of the latest Christmas releases by your favorite Eurovision artists? If the answer is No; then fear not, as we have made a compilation of all the latest Christmas related releases by your favourite Eurovision and National Final artists for 2020. The list is spread through various pages, so make sure you click ‘Next’ when you reach the end of this page. Ulrikke – ‘Spend Christmas With Me First up on our list, is Norway’s Eurovision 2020 representative, Ulrikke, who is gracing us, with a full album of Christmas goodness. Her debut album also features a duet with A1 singer Ben Adams. 馃嚦馃嚧 Ulrikke releases debut album ‘Spend Christmas With Me’ M氓ns Zelmerl枚w – 鈥楢lone On Christmas Eve鈥 Next on the list, is Eurovision 2015 winner M氓ns Zelmerl枚w, with ‘Alone on Christmas Eve’. Upon the release, he says that he wanted to sing this song as he knows that not everyone can be with their loved ones due to the current circumstances. 馃嚫馃嚜 M氓ns Zelmerl枚w drops new single ‘Alone On Christmas Eve’ Ben & …
馃嚞馃嚙 James Newman teams up with Armin van Buuren on “Slow Lane”

馃嚞馃嚙 James Newman teams up with Armin van Buuren on “Slow Lane”

United Kingdom’s Eurovision 2020 representative James Newman has teamed up with Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren on the new single “Slow Lane”. To coincide with the release of their collaboration, the official music video for the single has been released, which you are able to watch below: About “Slow Lane” This is not the first time James collaborates with the Dutch DJ. Previously he has worked with Armin van Buuren on the songs “Therapy” and “High on Your Love”. “Slow Lane” is written by Armin van Buuren and James Newman together with Benno De Goeij, Taylor Ann Fowlis and Alan Walker. The song also appears on Armin van Buuren’s new EP “Euthymia”. James Newman is not the only Eurovision artist to have worked with Armin van Buuren on the EP. In November he released a single together with Eurovision winner Duncan Laurence. The song “Feel Something” also appeared on Duncan’s debut studio album “Small Town Boy”. Listen to “Slow Lane” You are now able to listen to “Slow Lane” as well as the other songs from Armen’s EP ‘Euthymia’ via the following streaming platforms: Spotify Apple Music Moreover, you can follow our 鈥淣ew Music Friday鈥 playlist on Spotify, so you …
馃嚞馃嚪 Helena Paparizou releases new single ‘Deja Vu’

馃嚞馃嚪 Helena Paparizou releases new single ‘Deja Vu’

With Christmas just a week away Greece’s Eurovision 2005 winner Helena Paparizou has an early gift for New Music Friday. Today she releases the club banger ‘Deja Vu’ from the upcoming album Apohrosis to be released in early 2021. Deja Vu Despite a busy festive schedule with The Voice Greece knockouts well under way, Helena Paparizou has found time to deliver an early Christmas surprise! After the releases of ‘Mila Mou‘ and ‘Se Xeno Soma‘ this year, now comes a sense of ‘Deja Vu’. As we are reminded of what Helena does best. Back with a punchy bassline of dancehall trumpets and oozing in a fierce darker side. As Helena teams up with star in the making, Greek rapper Marseaux. On Sunday 27th December you can see the first live performance of ‘Deja Vu’ at the MAD Awards 2020. Already it has been confirmed that Helena has won the award for Best Female Adult. Early in 2021 we can expect the release of tenth studio album Apohrosis, after Helena promised the slight delay to its original November schedule would be worth the wait. Helena Paparizou in the Eurovision Song Contest Helena Paparizou has appeared on the Eurovision stage twice in …
馃嚦馃嚤 Ilse DeLange releases her new single “I’ll Hold On”

馃嚦馃嚤 Ilse DeLange releases her new single “I’ll Hold On”

As the cold winter settles, Dutch superstar Ilse DeLange provides some warmth with her new song “I’ll Hold On”. “I’m on my way again, I’ll hold on” You may remember Ilse DeLange as one part of The Common Linnets, who represented The Netherlands at Eurovision 2014. If you liked “Calm After The Storm”, her latest release may be up your alley too. “I’ll Hold On” is a beautiful guitar driven ballad with a strong country flavor. Ilse sings about finding one’s way back, and holding on until you do. I’m on my way againTo find my way till thenI’ll hold onLyrics from “I’ll Hold On” You can stream the song on Spotify or listen to it on YouTube! Don’t miss other new releases from Eurovision stars Always stay up to date with new Eurovision related releases through ESCXTRA’s own Spotify playlist! Here you can find “I’ll Hold On” and a bunch of other recently released songs from our favorite Eurovision singers. Ilse DeLange at the Eurovision Song Contest Ilse DeLange represented The Netherlands at Eurovision 2014 as a part of The Common Linnets. They finished in 2nd place with their song “Calm After The Storm” which featured a stunning performance …
馃嚫馃嚠 Ana Sokli膷 releases music video for ‘Voda’

馃嚫馃嚠 Ana Sokli膷 releases music video for ‘Voda’

Earlier this year Slovenia’s Eurovision 2020 representative Ana Sokli膷 was reselected to represent the Balkan nation again. Now ahead of deciding her song for 2021, she brings us an early Christmas present. Another look at her 2020 entry, with the release of the music video for ‘Voda’. ‘Voda’ music video released Even though Eurovision 2020 was not able to take place this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Ana Sokli膷 has remained faithful to what would have been her entry. Following the cancellation announcement she released a revamped version of her emotive power ballad in March. Which saw Ana team up with the Budapest Art Orchestra to give 鈥榁oda鈥 more depth. With an ocean of symphonic enhancements to the instrumentation working in harmony with Ana鈥檚 rich vocals.  Over the Spring in the absence of the usual pre-party season, many Eurovision artists of past and present took part in the Eurovision Home Concerts series. During the difficult time of lockdown isolation, these creative performances united us and showed the true artistry of our favourite Eurovision acts. None more so than Ana, who took the concept one step further. During her Home Concert she took ‘Voda’ back to the source. So …
馃嚚馃嚲 Eleni Foureira releases ‘Dokimase Me’ music video

馃嚚馃嚲 Eleni Foureira releases ‘Dokimase Me’ music video

She brought her ‘Fuego’ to Europe in 2018, gaining a massive following in the Eurovision world ever since. Now, Eleni Foureira is back with more music: 螖慰魏委渭伪蟽苇 螠蔚 (Dokimase Me) is a song that fits Eleni perfectly. It is a pop song that sounds like it would make a great summer hit, good for keeping us warm during the upcoming cold and dark months! 80s vibes and song lyrics The music video for ‘Dokimase Me’ was released on the 4th of December. If you watch it down below, you will surely notice the 80s theme that is going on in the clip. With crazy special effects and a galaxy background, Eleni takes us on an adventure back to the past! Those who speak Greek or are learning Greek are also in luck, as the music video is accompanied by the lyrics of the song on the screen. Check it out now! Eleni Foureira in the Eurovision Song Contest Before representing Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest, Eleni made attempts at representing Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest. One of her attempts was in 2010, where she participated in the Greek national final with Manos Pyrovolakis & Don鈥檛 Ask with Kivotos …
馃嚘馃嚥 Mal茅na Fox releases her withdrawn entry ‘Why’

馃嚘馃嚥 Mal茅na Fox releases her withdrawn entry ‘Why’

When ARMTV revealed that Mal茅na Fox was selected to represent her country at the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, it was confirmed that her entry would be released. On the eve of the contest, she has released what would have been her Junior Eurovision entry, titled ‘Why’, an emotive ballad. As previously reported, TOKIONINE is involved, as he produced and co-wrote the track. Armenia’s Head of Delegation David Tserunyan is also noted as a co-writer of the lyrics. Listen to the song now: Armenia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Armenia made its Junior Eurovision debut back in 2007 when the contest was held in Rotterdam.  Aremik was the first to wave the Armenian flag at the contest with the song 鈥淓razanq鈥. She finished second with 136 points, only a single point behind that year鈥檚 winner Belarus, narrowly missing out on a triumphant debut. After debuting in 2007, Armenia hasn鈥檛 missed out on a single contest and has enjoyed excellent results every year. They won the contest  once in 2010 with Vladimir Arzumanyan and his catchy entry 鈥淢ama鈥.They also never missed out on a top 10 and placed in the top 3 multiple times Last year in Gliwice, Karina Ignatyan represented Armenia at the …
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