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The song “Tomorrow” is leaving a very positive vibe in Sweden, to the point that the song has been translated to Swedish by popular TV characters Igor and Petter. The Swedish version is called “Imorgon”. Dr Igor Zindovic is a doctor at Skane University Hospital (SUS) cardiac surgery department in Lund and Petter Oest is studying to become a doctor at Lund University. Both Igor and Petter have some important roles on Swedish TV. Igor plays a leading role in the popular series ‘Junior Doctors’ and Petter hosts a very popular TV show called ‘Bacillakuten’. The Swedish lyrics have been kept very faithful to the original lyrics in English.
The video shows a collection of smiles of this unforgettable journey of Gianluca and his band in Malmo. It includes some video shots from the visit to SUS, a hospital which specializes in paediatric intensive care for children from neonatal to adolescents from all over Sweden. The video also shows meetings of Gianluca with Loreen, the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, and some of this year’s participants including Koza Mostra band members from Greece, Cezar representing Romania, Sopho and Nodico from Georgia, the lead singer of the Bulgarian team Elitsa Todorova, the Italian representative Marco Mengoni, Valentina Monetta from San Marino, Krista representing Finland, Eythor Ingi representing Iceland and of course with the British star Bonnie Tyler.
Gianluca will be representing Malta in the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest in position number 6 on Thursday 16th May.
Spain, France, Germany, Latvia, San Marino, FYR Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Finland, Bulgaria, Iceland, Greece, Israel, Armenia, Hungary, Norway, Albania, Georgia, Switzerland and Romania can vote during the second semi-final.
Again from me I loved doing this interview, Amandine talks about PARACHUTES and Facebook pictures;-)))
Meet Zlata’s backing vocalists – Cleveland, Ann, Holly and Dasha
On the eve of the First Semi-Final Zlata Ognevich proudly presents the team of her backing vocalists – Cleveland Watkiss, Ann Bailey-Simmons, Holly Petrie and Dasha Mineyeva.
“I am honored to be on the same stage with the great artists who have worked with many world renowned celebrities. The song is vocally complex and very powerful to me. I am glad I feel the strength of my backing vocalists on stage,” says Zlata, the Ukrainian butterfly.
You can watch the video about Zlata’s backing vocalists here. The video from the Day of the Second Dress Rehearsal of the First Semi Final is available here.
Cleveland Watkiss is a British-Jamaican virtuoso vocalist, actor and composer. He was the winner of the London Jazz Awards for Best Vocalist in 2010 and was voted Wire/Guardian Jazz Awards best vocalist for three consecutive years. Cleveland Watkiss was acknowledged as one of the world's most outstanding male jazz singers by The Guardian and described as “A Jazz legend” by the Daily Telegraph. In the fairytale which Zlata is telling Europe Cleveland vocally illustrates the shaman.
Ann Bailey-Simmons is a session singer for world-renowned producers. Many of Ann’s clients are Grammy-award winners. Currently Ann lives in the UK where she continues to record. You will find her on albums, TV and radio commercials, and as the featured vocal role on many dance/club releases - including Love Sensation. Ann also wrote as well as taught courses on Session Singing, Songwriting, and Technical Development for the Brighton Institute of Modern Music, England.
Holly Petrie has worked with artists such as Andrea Bocelli, Cee Lo Green, Katherine Jenkins, The Producers (Trevor Horn), Beverly Knight, Alexandra Burke, Kim Wilde and many others. She also currently sings backing vocals for Reel People, The PB Underground. Holly is Part of the ACM Gospel Choir (BBC1’s Last Choir Standing 2008). She sings regularly at Ronnie Scotts in London. Holly Petrie has sung in live bands all over the world.
Dasha Mineyeva is the finalist of the Voice of Ukraine. Dasha has done backing vocals for prominent Ukrainian artists such as Ruslana, Ani Lorak, Gaitana, ALyosha and others. She was invited to back up Karl Frierson from De Phazz during his performances in Ukraine. Recently Dasha Mineyeva had a joint concert with Ray Horton (Nana, Milli Vanilli). Dasha tours around the world with her live band.
Greet Zlata Ognevich and her team today during the First Semi Final of the Eurovision 2013. Zlata will perform her song Gravity written by Michael Nekrasov (music) and Karen Kavaleryan (lyrics).
Follow Zlata on YouTube and on Facebook.
and either Belgium or Belarus
and either Estonia or Cyprus
Marco gives us some real insights into how he crafts his music together is this in depth interview with him.
The delegations of Bulgaria and Macedonia
invite you to a grand
BALKAN EUROVISION NIGHT
Tuesday 14th of May at 23:45,After Semi Final 1
at Euro Fan Café / Moriska Paviljongen
Exclusive live performances by
ESMA & LOZANO
ELITSA & STOYAN
DJ PAT of the OGAE DJ team plays best of Balkan Eurovision.
The party starts at 23:45and goes on until 04:00 Wednesday morning.
Entrance: 0 SEK with Euro Fan Café Bracelet / 80 SEK without
Malmö, May 14th, 2013
Cezar, guest star of a talk-show in EuroFan Café
Regarded by many as one of the most controversial characters of this year’s Eurovision, Cezar was, on Monday, the guest star in a talk-show held by the theatre judge Rick Jacobs in EuroFan Café, one of the favorite meeting places of ESC fans. The interview was recorded and is to be broadcast online, on www.12points.tv.
During an hour, Cezar answered the host’s questions concerning his countertenor career, his life and how he chooses to live it, his beliefs and feelings. Also, the discussion regarded the song that Cezar would soon perform at Eurovision 2013 for Romania, “It’s My Life”, the show that the artist would have on the stage of Malmö Arena and his future projects.
“My show is not an explicit one, whose script could be easily narrated. It is a show that every viewer feels in his own way, everyone feels the emotion the song transmits and is free to have hs own fantasy about it”, Cezar confessed. At the end of the talk-show, the host Rick Jacobs, a big opera fan, appreciated the Romanian artist’s being himself, so honest and natural in his answers, but also so serious concerning his job.
EuroFan Café was organized in Moriska Paviljongen of Malmö, as a result of the collaboration between Malmö City Hall, OGAE International and www.12points.tv. It is a place where Eurovision fans meet and listen to their favorite music, ESC hits of all times.
Cezar will enter the Eurovision Song Contest’s second semifinal, on the 17th position, with the song “It’s My Life”, music and lyrics by Cristian Faur.
The day has finally come! Tonight Alyona Lanskaya will be hitting the stage during the first semifinal of the 2013 Eurovision Songcontest in Malmö with Solayoh, composed by belgian Marc Paelinck with lyrics from British Martin King.
'I'm totally ready to get tonight on the stage with my team and give the best possible performance and show' says Alyona Lanskaya. 'We have worked so hard in the last few months and i'm so happy that all is turning so well so i'm very determined to give my utmost best!
In the meanwhile Solayoh is getting extremely popular across Europe. Many radiostations are putting the song on rotation. In the Swiss DJ-charts it was announcended that Solayoh is getting again 15 places higher in its third week and is currently at number 24! Also an entry in the german charts is foreseen later this week. Alyona is getting also very good feedback and goodluck wishes from many ESC-stars. 2007 winner Marija Serifovic and 2012 winner Loreen came especially to Alyona during the opening reception at the Malmö Opera House to wish our Belarussian entry the very best of luck!
The 1999 ESC-winner (and 2008 participant) Charlotte Perrelli didnt attend the openingreception but she send a special goodluck video to Alyona and her team wishing Belarus and Alyona the very best of luck! : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su--VdPTtV8&feature=youtu.be
It is clear, Alyona and Belarus are ready for tonight! Vote song 11 in the first semifinal of the 2013 Eurovision Songcontest!
Right before tonight's main rehearsal one of Aliona Moon's dancers became a father!
A half of minute before to go to the stage his brother called Yura Rybak to announce him that his daughter, Kira, was born! It is the best sign ever! We think Kira will care us luck! Of course, all the team is very excited, and of course, we are gonna party tonight!