Are you in need of a playlist refresh? We picked 100 of our favourite songs from Eurovision and National Final stars, and today we continue the countdown! To broaden the playlist inspiration, we picked just one song from each of the selected artists. We also chose songs which weren’t related to their Eurovision or National Final participations. In today’s instalment, you will be introduced to songs 70 to 61, so let’s get into it!
Harel Skaat – 21st Century
Eurovision Connection: Harel Skaat represented Israel at Eurovision in 2010 with the song ‘Milim’. Despite being one of the favourites on the contest, he finished in 14th place in the final.
And this song? This track is very nostalgic, and it’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since its release. The chorus is the highlight of this song, with his vocals given the chance to shine.
Hadise – Sıfır Tolerans
Eurovision Connection: Hadise represented Turkey at Eurovision back in 2009 with the song ‘Düm Tek Tek’. She finished in fourth place overall.
And this song? Known for her ethnic bop at Eurovision, ‘Sıfır Tolerans’ is yet another strong upbeat song. Despite the club-like beat, the song documents walking away from a relationship.
Anton Hagman – My Baby
Eurovision Connection: Anton Hagman competed in the Swedish selection Melodifestivalen on two occasions. His first participation was in 2017 with the song ‘Kiss You Goodbye’ which qualified to the final. He returned in 2019 with the song ‘Känner Dig’.
And this song? This is certainly an underrated gem. ‘My Baby’ is such a chill song, from the music to the vocals. Super catchy melodies make this a dream to listen to on repeat!
Emmelie De Forest – Drunk Tonight
Eurovision Connection: Emmelie De Forest represented Denmark at Eurovision 2013, winning the contest with her song ‘Only Teardrops’.
And this song? Emmelie excels at conveying emotion through music, and this is a perfect example. The chorus is definitely the highlight of this track.
Laura Tesoro – Higher
Eurovision Connection: Laura Tesoro represented Belgium at Eurovision 2016 with the song ‘What’s The Pressure’. She opened the final, and finished in 10th place overall.
And this song? While ‘What’s the Pressure’ had a disco influence, ‘Higher’ is a much more contemporary pop track. The melodies grab your attention instantly, and they keep you there for the entire song.
Iveta Mukuchyan – Hayastan Jan
Eurovision Connection: Iveta represented Armenia at Eurovision in 2016. She competed with ‘LoveWave’ which finished in 7th place in the final.
And this song? I’m a sucker for an ethnic banger, and this ticks all the boxes. A strong cultural beat and vocals, Iveta truly delivers on this song.
Mikael Saari – Storms
Eurovision Connection: Mikael Saari competed in the Finnish national selection on two occasions. The first was in 2013 with the song ‘We Should Be Through’ which finished as the runner up. He returned in 2016 with ‘On It Goes’ which finished in 3rd in the selection.
And this song? If you like the theatrical style of Mikael Saari, you will certainly appreciate this song. The piano in this track is stunning, and the mixture of Mikael’s unique tone and melodies is perfection.
Douwe Bob – How Lucky We Are
Eurovision Connection: Douwe Bob represented The Netherlands at Eurovision in 2016. He competed with the song ‘Slow Down’ which finished in 11th place overall.
And this song? Beautiful melodies, vocals and lyrics. While we haven’t delved into the entire Douwe discography, this song always stood out. Such a stunning song.
Netta – Bassa Sababa
Eurovision Connection: Netta represented Israel at Eurovision 2018 with the song ‘Toy’. She went on to win the competition.
And this song? ‘Bassa Sababa’ is impactful, catchy and totally nonsensical – but it works. Netta really excels in this unique pop style, and coming after ‘Toy’, this track continues to display her signature sound.
Little Big – Skibidi
Eurovision Connection: Little Big was due to represent Russia at Eurovision in 2020 with the song ‘Uno’, however the contest was unfortunately cancelled. They did not return in 2021.
And this song? This song is totally bonkers, but that’s Little Big. This is the type of song you almost don’t want to like, but you can’t resist the ridiculousness. The music video is inspired – it’s no wonder this went viral.