Each week, Eurovision Union is dedicated to bring you a specially curated playlist with a whole bunch of our favourite Eurovision and National final stars, new and old! This week we’ve got the last of the 2017 releases, as well as some new discoveries!
Listen to the playlist here:
Let’s start off with the new releases from the end of 2017, including from 2017 Bulgarian representative Kristian Kostov. The fan favourite artist finished off the year with a catchy pop number up to the standard of all his previous releases. Another impressive release comes from 2015 Israeli representative Nadav Guedj, with the song titled Ulay Nedaber – a new favourite! Lithuanian representative from 2012 and 2016, Donny Montell has also just released a new track titled Nieko Verta.
This week we also found out more information about the German national selection, including the six participants who will fight it out to be the next German representative at Eurovision. Inspired by the announcement, we’ve included songs (not the competing songs) from some of the participants, including Michael Schulte with the song Falling Apart, and judging by this song, Michael could be the one to beat in the national selection. Another contender is Xavier Darcy, and we’ve featured his song Love in the 21st Century. We’ll also be seeing the band voXXclub compete in the national final, and you can listen to their unique sound in their song Donnawedda – perhaps not everyone’s cup of tea, but a contender nonetheless. Lastly from the German national final we’ve got Ivy Quainoo with her song Running Red Lights.
Moving onto some more new music, including from Eurovision 2017 interval act ONUKA, with a song called Guns Don’t Shoot. Also featured in Eurovision 2017, and winner of our Best Wildcard Song in our Eurovision Union Awards 2017 is Monatik, however we have featured another song off his most recent album on this week’s playlist. Keeping with the Ukraine theme, we also have Ani Lorak with one of her 2017 singles.
From Italy, we’ve got a duet between former Sanremo participant Nek and Italian rap sensation J-AX, with the song titled Freud, which has been a big hit in Italy. We’ve also got Benji & Fede, who you’ll remember from their collaboration with 2018 Sanremo participant Annalisa, however we’ve just got Benji & Fede this week with their hit song Buona Fortuna. Another former Sanremo participant, we’ve got Giusy Ferreri with her song L’amore mi perseguita.
This week we’ve also been loving Elena Risteska’s song Tequila & Lemon, which we featured in a playlist a while ago, as the first version to hit Spotify was the Beverly Pills Remix. Now we have the more relaxed version of the song, the un-remixed version! Naviband have been impressing us lately as well with their latest album release, which we’ve taken the title track Adnoj Darohaj. Speaking of album releases, we’ve got the song Uneliiv off Estonian national finalist Liis Lemsalu’s latest album titled +1. Swedish popstar Eric Saade has also released an album of sorts – in fact the songs from the television program he has been participating on titled Så mycket bättre. This week we’ve got the song Bra vibrationer (vill ha mer).
The last few songs we’ve got on the last playlist of 2017 include Marija Šerifović with her song 11, as well as renamed Portugese artist Ella Nor (formerly Leonor Andrade) with her song Bang. Last but not least, we have Elhaida Dani with the recently released song Sugar Wings.
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