Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The latest at the Tel Aviv collection

Welcome to the Tel Aviv Collection
, בברכה
It’s year 11 for the Collection blogs, and this time we’re in Tel Aviv, Israel.
I know it took a while, but work on the Eurovision Collectors Guide 1956-2018 took most of the time available the past few months.
As usual, you'll find all official releases (physical and digital), promo info (as much as possible) and the odd coverversion, chart position and important trivia.

Always more to come, the latest updated pages are at the top of this links list. Thanks to all who have sent me info and alerts, Special thanks to Rick, to Nigel and to Krzysztof.

20/20 The Rotterdam Collection is here


The Netherlands - Duncan Laurence sings Arcade, Out now!
WINNER OF THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2019! 
New 2020 Vinyl EP release. Debút album in a load of formats.  Duet version of Arcade.  2021 chart success, Hot 100! 2021 remix
Iceland Söngvakeppninn release, Hate will prevail. 2020: LP CD out now! Hate:  the new 2021 Remix
Australia - First ever National Final won by Kate Miller-Heidke, remixes and acoustic out now. Digital EP with yet another remix, 2020 Blue vinyl single.
San Marino We. Love. Serhat, Say Na Na Na, cdsingle now available, Album That's How I Feel out now. Sing Na Na Na auf Deutsch x 6, 2020 Spanish version out now
Switzerland - Dirty dancing with Luca Hänni, #1 hit, chart trivia. Greek-ish version, 7 remixes out now. 2020 album 110 karat
Norway - MGP songs online, KEiiNO jojks to victory, Club mix out now, Acoustic version. Norway wins the Televote. OKTA CD out May 15.
Slovenia - Zala Kralj and Gašper Šantl Dare To Dream version out now, promo info, 2020 LP, At Home EP version
Let's Get Physical - All releases you can touch and buy in a shop. 2020 LP's
Eurovision Collectors Guide 1956-2018 - Print your own book.
Azerbaijan - Truth! Chingiz Mustafayev, out now, Acoustic version, New remix out now
Finland - Darude didn't take Tel Aviv by (sand)storm? (Look away now), October remixes out now
Spain - Miki Nuñez to Tel Aviv, OT CD out now, new version, promo info, CD Amuza out now
Limited edition vinyl, 7" available since July 26, Shop now!
North Macedonia - Tamara returns after 11 years and she's proud of it. Listen to her song now. Remixes on the Tube. Winner of the Jury vote. Cyrillic remix out now
Cyprus - It's Tamta!, really, it is. Play Replay now, promo info, new acoustic version out now
Romania - Listen to the competing songs, Ester Peony On A Sunday, new version, promo & cdsingle
France - Bilal Hassani rules, Kingdom out now! prom & versions update.
Serbia Beovizija songs online, Nevena Božović wins, New version out now, versions and promo update
Albania - Jonida Maliqi won the 57th Festivali i Këngës, Single out now. Eurovision version out now, Fest 57 digital album
Italy - Mahmood wins Sanremo, Sanremo Vinyl singles,  2CD/2LP out now, Release updates. Benny Benassi mixes Soldi, CD/vinyl boxset, More remixes, More new versions, Silver for Mahmood, 100.000.000 YT views.
Malta - Michela Pace, listen to Chameleon, the last one to be released is out now, New Chameleon, spot the difference, promo info
Montenegro - Listen to the competing songs, Heaven for D Mol but no final, promo info
Hungary - A Dal CD out now, Joci gets a 2nd chance and a new version for Tel Aviv but no final, promo info
Belgium - Wake Up with Eliot Vassamillet. Acoustic version out now, promo info
Greece - Katerina Duska, Better Love out now, promo
Russia - Sergey gets a second chance, Scream today, Lightsaber remix, more remixes, Russian version
Austria - Pænda unlimited, single out now, remix, Darude gets his hands on Limits, out now.
United Kingdom - You Decided: Michel Rice to Eurovision, single out now, 7th Heaven remixes finally released
Sweden - MF CD, John Lundvik, it's his turn, remixes out now.
Denmark - Listen to the competing songs, Leonora wins, Strings version.
Lithuania - Eurovizijos Dainų Konkurso Nacionalinė Atranka 2019 won by Jurijus, new version out now, who's Jurij? Remix out now.
Jurijus has an album out now.
Czech Republic - Friend of a friend rerecorded
Estonia - Listen to the competing songs, Victor Crone to Tel Aviv, Remix out now
Belarus - Like it or not, Zena goes to Tel Aviv with a new version
Israel - Kobi Karimi Israel Homecoming...., song released, remix, new Stage version out now
Georgia - Go ahead Oto Nemsadze has a new title, single out now, promo info
7th Heaven get their own page at the Tel Aviv Collection, play!
The OGAE 2019 ESCzine, Dare To Dream The one publication you need this year.
Portugal - FdC songs online, CD out now, Conan Osiris' piece has a new jacket. promo info
Poland - Tulia sing in Tel Aviv, Pali Się / Fire of Love, LP/CD info, coloured Vinyl single out now
Armenia - Srbuk, Walking Out on March 10. listen, piano version, Going Deeper Mix
Ireland - Sarah McTernan at 22, digital single out now
Moldova - Listen to the competing songs, Anna or Ana wins, versions sorted?
Latvia - Supernova songs online, Carousel wins, new version
Croatia - Roko's Dream, Heroj Original Croatian version. DORA CD available now, update
Germany - Unser Song für !srael, S!sters w!n.
Ukraine - Vidbir 2019 songs, Maruv wins but no one is going to Tel Aviv.
Absentia Bulgaria




About the Tel Aviv Collection:
The Tel Aviv Collection, a "branch" of the Eurovision Collectors Guide, collects info on all official releases (physical and digital), promo info (as much as possible) and the odd coverversion, chart position and important trivia. 

Digital release info may not apply to all territories, you'll have to do some investigating by yourself there.
All digital release images (DRI's) are taken from the likes of iTunes and/or Amazon or sources noted otherwise.
Digital release also includes streaming (like Spotify), but not all releases can be found there.

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Due to working hours I won’t always be able to publish the latest news first, but the Tel Aviv collection will be your Collectors Guide to the 2019 contest and it will be here to stay for future reference.


The Eurovision Collectors Guide 1956 - 2018 is out now!

Netherlands - Duncan Laurence - Arcade

CONGRATULATIONS DUNCAN LAURENCE
As a Dutchie myself I'm over the moon with our victory. After 44 years with Ding A Dong as your most recent trophy it always seemed impossible to get a victory in our beloved game.
But Dare To Dream seemed very appropriate. Austria did it against all odds, Portugal after 50 years and now the Netherlands did it. Just saying: never give up, everything is possible. Thanks Duncan Laurence for an unforgettable moment.


1 - 498 pts / 1 - 280 pts in semi 2
Duncan Laurence represented the Netherlands in Tel Aviv. The song Arcade was revealed on March 7.
Arcade is written by Duncan de Moor (= Duncan Laurence), Joel Sjöö and Wouter Hardy.
The video is here and the single is out now through the usual digital sources.
A vinyl single was released on July 26 and is now available from BeaRecords. More details below.

An early demo has already been available on Youtube

Vinyl !
A limited edition vinyl single was first sold at Duncan's Paradiso concert merchandise stand and it got a proper release on July 26.
It includes the Eurovision version and an acoustic version. (Universal 0 602577 952289).
It's a heavy vinyl edition in a glossy sleeve with a (black) inner sleeve for protection.
The vinyl is available in the Dutch shops, online at BeaRecords and several international retailers.
It has also been spotted in the racks of El Cortes Ingles in Spain.
The b-side acoustic version was released as a digital track on July 19.

Digital release image
Arcade is the 3rd vinyl 7”inch single this year but it’s been a while since a Eurovision winner had a 7” inch release. The last one was in 1994: Rock 'n' roll kids by Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan which won for Ireland. 1994 was also the last year that saw three vinyl singles (Ireland, U.K. and Finland)
2019 also saw a fourth vinyl single although released in 2020.

Arcade won the Eurovision Song Contest but didn't win any of the  seperate results (Jury or Televote).
It also won the 2nd semifinal.
Only two countries made in to the top five in both the Tele & Jury votes. One won and one came second (Italy), seems right to me.

More Vinyl
On July 24 2020 a 10"inch vinyl was released. It's titled Worlds On Fire and includes five songs.
1 Beautiful
2 Yet
3 Arcade
4 Someone Else
5 Love Don't Hate It
The version of Arcade is the one we know. (Universal  0602507258597)


And even more
Duncan's debut LP Small Town Boy is released on November 13. It has Arcade in the regular version. The album is out on CD, LP, Limited transparent vinyl LP, Cassette (!) and digital.
If that's not enough you also buy a Duncan Laurence App which gives you access to all kinds of everything (but not the album).

Duet version and remix
A Duet version with Fletcher was released on November 27 2020. It's released as a digital single and also included on the Spotify version of Small Town Boy.
On April 23 2021 the Sam Feldt remix of Arcade is released. It's the first officially released remix.


Dutch Winners
Arcade is the fifth Dutch Eurovision winner.
50 years ago Lenny Kuhr did it with De Troubadour, but she had to share the winners reprise with three others.
The Netherlands also won in 1957 (Corry Brokken - Net Als Toen) and 1959 (Teddy Scholten - 'n Beetje) and was the first country to have two victories, but that was 60 years ago.
The most recent Dutch winner was Teach In in 1975. Their Ding-A-Dong was a decent European hit.

Duncan Laurence had a few moments in the 2014 season of The Voice Of Holland where he reached the semi finals. He was coached by Ilse de lange of Common Linnets fame.

Versions
Arcade
- digital release, Tel Aviv 2CD. 7" inch
Arcade - Acoustic version
- limited edition 7"inch
Arcade - duet with Fletcher
- digital release 27-11-20
Arcade - Sam Feldt remix
- digital release 23-4-2021
Arcade - karaoke
- on the official karaoke album (digital)
An early demo has already been available on Youtube
Another (one take) acoustic version recorded in Capitol studios Hollywood is here at Youtube.

Charts
Netherlands Dutch top 100: 10, 12, 12, 14, 13, 15, 10, 8, 7, 1, 1, 1, 4, 4, 6, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 53, 62, 78, 77, 70, 73, 91, 84, 88, - re (Dec 13) 85, -,  re January 2020: 74, 80, 98, - re: May 2020: 86, - re-entry week 6 2021: 98, 96, 97, 71, 72, 74, 60, 67, 75, 87, 60, 66
Netherlands Dutch top 40: 29, 11, 8, 6, 4, 4, 5, 5, 3, 1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 13, 20, 26, 33, 37, -
Even though none of the Dutch charts is very reliable any longer, (The top 40 is affiliated with just one radio station now) it's remarkable that Duncan Laurence's Arcade is the first Dutch entry ever to reach the top spot in the Dutch Top 40.
2021 sees a return to the charts in many countries thanks to a Tik Tok thing (ask the kids) and also making chart debuts in Canada, New Zealand and the U.S..
UPDATE So Duncan did it! Arcade is the 11th Eurovision song by an original artist to reach the USA Billboard Hot 100.  After seven weeks in the bubbling under chart (reaching #1) 
He dropped out after one week at #100 but re-entered at #94 after one week absence.
At the end of this post you can find the list of those Eurovision entries who went before him.

Sweden top 100: 6, 6, 13, 44, 62, -  re-entry week 6 2021: 46, 45, 47, 51, 57, 54, 56, 52, 49, 49, 57, 49, 61
Belgium top 50 (Flanders): 2, 2, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 9, 7, 14, 11, 10, 11, 11, 20, 23, 40, 44, 44, -
Belgium top 50 (Wallonia): 49, 42, 32, 31, 35, 33, 33, -
Germany top 100: 26, 100, - re-entry week 5 2021: 67, 58, 60, 37, 38, 39, 41, 44, 44, 40, 41, 43, 35, 44
Ireland top 100 (Irma): 37, 57, 93, -, re-entry week 1 2021: 77, 88, 72, 77, 55, 30, 30, 26, 23, 26, 31, 33, 76, 81, 92, 90, 85, 85
Norway top 40 (VG lista): 10, 10, 17, 23, 34, 36, -  re-entry week 6 2021: 14, 17, 18, 15, 17, 22, 25, 22, 20, 25, 29, 31, 34
Switzerland top 10: 6, 23, 47, 64, -, re-entry week 53 2020: 74, 100, 77. 76. 67, 73, 61, 31, 30, 27, 18, 20, 16, 20, 23, 16, 15, 17, 15, 20
Switzerland Suisse Romande top 20: 4, -
U.K. top 100 (Official charts): 67, - re-entry week 1 2021: 90, -, 95, 98, 78, 39, 33, 29, 31, 37, 37, 37, -, 94, -
Scottish singles top 100 (OCC): 24, - (The Scottish charts are discontinued in 2021)
Denmark Tracklisten top 40: 23, 23, 40, -
Austria top 75: 22, 69, - re-entry week 8 2021: 45, 42, 35, 27, 34, 33, 37, 36, 33, 27, 32, 31
France top 200 (IFOP): 8, 86, 177, -, charts discontinued in 2020
France top 200 (SNEP) 114, - re-entry week 6 2021: 181, 113, 96, 106, 75, 76, 81, 114, 90, 55, 47, 42
Spain top 100: 38, 74, -
Portugal top 100: 68, - re-entry week 6 2021, top 200: 179, 100, 52, 38, 27, 26, 20, 18, 11, 10, 6, 6
Canada Billboard top 100: (week 7 2021): 61, 51, 47, 45, 53, 55, 63, 58, 54, 57, 50, 52, 60
USA Billboard Bubbling under top 100 (week 7 2021): 17, 6, 1, 7, 5, 3, 9, continued in top 100
USA Billboard hot 100: 100, -, 94, 90, 89
New Zealand top 40 (RIANZ) (week 14 2021): 40, 39, -

Links and sources
Netherlands 2018 has the links to all Dutch entries from 2009 to 2018.
Duncan Laurence FB Insta
Thanks to Katja at Universal.nl

The 11 Eurovision entries that reached the Billboard Hot 100 (USA)
1958 ITALY - Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) - Domenico Modugno (#1-16 weeks)
- The first US Eurovision hit entered the charts in August, reached #1 and stayed there for 5 weeks. In the top 100 of the 20th Century, published in 1999 it was the #89 best selling single.
1959 ITALY - Piove (Ciao Ciao Bambina) - Domenico Modugno (#97-1 week)
- A suprisingly minor success for Modugno’s follow up. It was his last US hit.
1963 U.K. - Say Wonderful Things - Ronnie Carroll (91-4)
- His only U.S. hit.
1968 U.K. - Congratulations - Cliff Richard (99-3)
- The USA was late with Cliff hits, Congratulations was only his 5th US hit while he had loads of #1’s all over the rest of the world. He did better in the 70’s with top 10 hits like We Don’t Talk Anymore and Devil Woman. 1973 entry Power To All Our Friends made it to #109.
1970 U.K. - Knock Knock Who’s There - Mary Hopkin (92-4)
- Mary’s 4th out of 6 U.S. top 100 Hits. Her debut, Those Were The Days was a #2 hit.
1972 U.K. - The New Seekers - Beg, Steal or Borrow (81-4)
- A moderate succes for their fifth US hit, following a #7 with I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing. 4 more followed.
1973 SPAIN - Touch The Wind (Eres Tu) - Mocedades (9-17)
1974 SWEDEN - Waterloo - ABBA (6-17)
- ABBA’s first top 10 hit in the U.S.. They scored 20 top 100 hits but only 4 managed to get to the top 10.
1976 U.K. - Save Your Kisses For Me - Brotherhood Of Man (27-11)
- B.O.M. Mark I already had had three top 100 hits in the early 70’s. This was the only one for B.O.M. mark II. Worldwide it is (reportedly) the best selling Eurovision winner.
1996 U.K. - Ooh, Aah, Just A Little Bit - Gina G. (12-30)
-20 years after the Brotherhood the U.K. scored their 6th  US Eurovision hit which spent 30 weeks on the charts. Gina G. scored another hit (#46) with Gimme Some Love.
2019 NETHERLANDS - Arcade - Duncan Laurence (94-2.....)
Charting in 2021, just over two years after the original release.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Sweden - John Lundvik - Too Late For Love

5 - 334 pts / 3 - 238 pts in semi 2
Digital release image
John Lundvik is the winner of this years Melodifestivalen and he represented Sweden with the song Too Late For Love.

The song is written by John Lundvik himself, Anderz Wrethov and Andreas “Stone” Johansson.

Too Late For Love can be found on the Melodifestivalen 2CD and has also been released as a digital single.
The song already went to #1 in the Swedish charts the day before the MF final.

No physical release or promo was issued.

Too Late For Love was the winner of the jury-vote in the Tel Aviv final until the votes were corrected. So he made it second with the juries but went up one place (from 6 to 5) in the total results, swapping places with Norway.

Four remixes were released on April 26 (digital, see versions below)
7th Heaven also made a remix which you listen to on their website.

John Lundvik's first Melodifestivalen appearance was in 2018 when he finished 3rd with My Turn. It became a #10 hit in the Swedish charts.
Too Late For Love and My Turn are also released on the digital 5-track EP My Turn, (out since May 10).

London born singer songwriter John Hassim Lundvik has been writing songs for the likes of Sanna Nielsen and Anton Ewald (Natural from MF 2014). When You Tell The World You're Mine, a song he wrote with Jörgen Eloffson, was performed at the wedding of Swedish Crown Princess Victoria.
In 2016 he wrote and recorded All About The Games, the official song for the Swedish Olympic team.

This year Lundvik had another song in the competition. He is one of the songwriters of the U.K. entry Bigger Than Us by Michaèl Rice.

Remix DRI
Versions
Too Late For Love
- MF 2CD, Tel Aviv 2CD
Too Late For Love - Albin Meyers remix
Too Late For Love - Thomas Gold remix
Too Late For Love - Pelago remix
Too Late For Love - Alexie Divello & Peet Syntax remix
- remixes are digital releases
Too Late For Love
- on official karaoke album (digital)
Too Late For Love - 7th Heaven remix video edit
- video only

Charts
Swedish top 100: 3, 1, 1, 1, 1, 4, 8, 10, 14, 23, 31, 28, 13, 23, 40, 63, 72, 64, 86, 89, 91, 90, 89, 93, 91, -
Netherlands top 100: 50, 100, -
Switzerland top 75: 20, -
Norway VG lista top 40: 27, -
France top 200 (IFOP): 60, -
Scottish singles top 100 (OCC): 40, -

Melodifestivalen 2019
By now you know the drill. Melodifestivalen has 4 rounds, a second chance round and a final on March 9.
All MF first round performances can be viewed at Melodifestivalens official Youtube.
The album (CD & digital) with all 28 songs was released after the 4th round and is available now. (Warner Music Sweden)
Full tracklist below.

Links and sources
Sweden in 2018 has the links to all Swedish entries from 2009 to 2018.
Melodifestivalen at SVT
John Lundvik Website,  FB


MF In the charts
So Melodifestivalen is big business and it makes Lotta Svenska Kronor, and a large part of the often recordbreaking televoting revenue always goes to charity, åååååh....

There is a decline in the success of the MF though, ever since they are trying to create it as a Spotify playlist sales/streams of the official album are way down. From being the #1 best selling album every year to finishing 14th in 2018 and 43rd in 2019.

Below are the chart results of Melodifestivalen and Eurovision hits in the Swedish top 60 since 2002, when the 32 song MF was introduced.
In a sudden change, 2010 saw only a few entries released on cdsingle, and it showed decline in the number of MF hits.
Since a few years streaming is the main factor in  the Swedish charts so Eurovision hits chart without being released on cdsingle. Some only chart one or two weeks just after the contest.

Melodifestivalen (and Eurovision) in the Swedish charts
2021 top 100: 23 MF hits - 8 top 10 hits - 1 #1 hit - 1 Eurovision hot
2020 top 100: 16 MF hits - 6 top 10 hits - 1 #1 hit - 2 Eurovision hits
2019 top 100: 21 MF hits - 10 top 10 hits - 1 #1 hit - 10 Eurovision hits
2018 top 100: 21 MF hits - 7 top 10 hits - 1 #1 hit - 10 Eurovision hits
2017 top 100: 21 MF hits - 6 top 10 hits - 0 #1 hits - 9 Eurovision hits
2016 top 100: 26 MF hits - 9 top 10 hits - 2 #1 hits - 12 Eurovision hits
* 2016 Digilistan top 60 - 17 MF hits - 9 top 10 hits - 2 #1 hits
2015 top 100: 19 MF hits - 6 top 10 hits - 1 #1 hit - 6 Eurovision hits
* 2015 Digilistan top 60: 22 MF hits - 9 top 10 hits - 1 #1 hit - 14 Eurovision hits
2014: 17 MF hits - 5 top 10 hits - 1 #1 hit - 6 Eurovision hits
* 2014 Digilistan top 60 2014: 22 MF hits - 10 top 10 hits - 2 #1 hits - 18 Eurovision hits
2013: 22 MF hits - 6 top 10 hits - 1 #1 hit - 4 Eurovision hits
2012: 17 MF hits - 7 top 10 hits - 1 #1 hit - 4 Eurovision hits
2011: 18 MF hits - 7 top 10 hits - 1 #1 hit - 2 Eurovision hits
2010: 28 MF hits - 10 top 10 hits - 3 #1 hits - 9 Eurovision hits
2009: 28 MF hits - 12 top 10 hits - 2 # 1 hits - 16 Eurovision hits
A record breaking 15 Eurovision hits in the week after the contest, most on downloads (sales) alone
2008: 30 MF hits - 14 top 10 hits - 1 #1 hit - 9 Eurovision hits
2007: 28 MF hits - 10 top 10 hits - 2 #1 hits - 7 Eurovision hits
2006: 23 MF hits -10 top 10 hits - 3 #1 hits - 6 Eurovision hits
2005: 23 MF hits - 9 top 10 hits - 4 #1 hits - 3 Eurovision hits
2004: 22 MF hits - 8 top 10 hits - 1 #1 hit - 3 Eurovision hits
2003 : 17 MF hits - 8 top 10 hits - 3 #1 hits - 2 Eurovision hits
2002 : 13 MF hits - 4 top 10 hits - 1 #1 hit - 3 Eurovision hits

2014: The official charts in Sweden have gone a bit crap, with Spotify and other steamers as a much too infuential source. This list is still the 'official chart' but we'll feature the digilistan as well.
The Digilistan is now the main (digital) sales based Swedish chart.
Changes in 2015: The MF has only 28 entries and the official charts have gone up to a top 100.
Changes in 2016: The method for the official Swedish charts has changed again, now it is almost the same as the digilistan.

You can check your Swedish charts weekly at Sverige Topplistan.


Melodifestivalen 2019 tracklist
CD 1
1. Chasing Rivers - Nano
2. No Drama - High15
3. Not With Me - Wiktoria
4. Mina Bränder - Zeana feat. Anis Don Demina
5. Mina Fyra Årstider - Arja Saijonmaa
6. Hello - Mohombi
7. Ashes To Ashes - Anna Bergendahl
8. Army Of Us - Andreas Johnson
9. I Do Me - Malou Prytz
10. I Love It - Oscar Enestad
11. Leva Livet - Jan Malmsjö
12. Nakna I Regnet - Vlad Reiser
13. Hold You - Hanna Ferm & Liamoo
14. Tempo - Margaret
CD 2
15. Somebody Wants - The Lovers Of Valdaro
16. Habibi - Dolly Style
17. Låt Skiten Brinna - Martin Stenmarck
18. Victorious - Lina Hedlund
19. Om Om Och Om Igen - Omar Rudberg
20. Who I Am - Rebecka Karlsson
21. Norrsken - Jon Henrik Fjällgren
22. Stormbringer - Pagan Fury
23. Känner Dig - Anton Hagman
24. Torn - Lisa Ajax
25. I Do - Arvingarna
26. On My Own - Bishara
27. Kärleken Finns Kvar - Ann-Louise Hanson
28. Too Late For Love - John Lundvik

Friday, February 19, 2021

Iceland - Hatari - Hatrið Mun Sigra

Neyslutrans, the album
10 - 232 pts / 3 - 221 pts in semi 1
Hatari won this years Söngvakeppninn with the song Hatrið Mun Sigra (Hate will prevail). The band wrote their song themselves.
Hatari are Klemens Hannigan,  Matthías Tryggvi Haraldsson and Einar Stefánsson.

Hatrið Mun Sigra was not released as a digital (or physical) single but can be found on the Söngvakeppninn (digital) release and the Tel Aviv 2CD.
Watch the official video here

Neyslutrans 2020
January 17, 2020 sees the release of the debut album by Hatari titled Neyslutrans. (Capitalist Google translates it as "Consumption of Trans, but it probably should be Trance").
It has 13 tracks including Hatrið Mun Sigra, early favorite Spillingardans and post Eurovision single Klefi/Samed with Bashar Murat.
On the digital version of Hatrið Mun Sigra is subtitled Xtended and it has a longer intro. I'm not sure if this is also the version on the physical releases.

The Remix Album

And, for us physicalist capitalists, there's a CD and LP release.
Available for 30 euros  (40 for the LP) (including 10,- postage) from the Hatari totally non capitalist Mechandise shop. Orders shipped from Febryary 4, also available at their upcoming tour.
(Svikamylla 2020) Full tracklist below.

Neyslutrans remixed 2021
On February 19 the band released a remixed version of the Neyslutrans album.
It includes a high paced electronic remix of Hatrið Mun Sigra by Vindimøde.
The (digital) album is available at Hatari's Bandcamp and other usual digital platforms


Hatari is
According to a Icelandic Music News interview participating (and winning) Söngvakeppninn is the "first step in renewed plan to bring down capitalism". Beginning with the Icelandic tourists industry. So now you know.
Photo by Lilja Jóns, taken from Iceland Music News

The band released their first EP Neysluvara (Consumer) in 2017 which includes fun titles like Tortímandi (Exterminator) and Biðröð Mistaka (Queue of mistakes)
In December 2018 they released a new single Spillingardans (Corruption dance).
They sing about popular issues like Death and Revolution in the capitalist society and Judgement day.
The band broke up after Spillingardans but re-united soon afterwards for Söngvakeppninn.

Versions
Hatrið Mun Sigra
- Tel Aviv 2CD
Hatrið Mun Sigra - Xtended
- album Neyslutrans (2020)
Hatrið Mun Sigra - Vindimøde remix 2021
- digital album Neyslutrans remixed 2021
Hatrið Mun Sigra - karaoke
- karaoke on official karaoke album (digital)
- ESC and karaoke on the digital Söngvakeppninn album (digital)

Spillingardans DRI
Iceland selected their Tel Aviv entry through the usual Söngvakeppninn preselection.
You can listen to all the songs here at Rúv's pages and Spotify.
All 10 songs have been released through Spotify and I'm sure digital shops will follow. All 10 entries are in Icelandic, 8 of them are also available in English. And there's also 18 karaokes to sing along to, I know you want to...

Charts
France top 200 (IFOP): 156, -
Scottish singles top 100 (OCC): 92, -

Links and sources
Iceland 2018 has the links to all Icelandic entries from 2009 to 2018.
Rúv Eurovision pages
Hatari websiteFB
Iceland Music News: Award Winning Techno Bondage Group to Open First Night of Icelandic Eurovision Preliminary Contest



Neyslutrans tracklist
1. Engin Miskunn
2. Spillingardans
3. Klámstrákur
4. Klefi / صامد (featuring Bashar Murad)
5. Þræll
6. Hlauptu (featuring CYBER)
7. Hatrið Mun Sigra (Xtended)
8. Spectavisti Me Mori, Op. 8 (featuring Pétur Björnsson)
9. 14 Ár
10. Ógleói
11. Helvíti (featuring Svarti Laxness)
12. Nunquam Iterum, Op. 12 (featuring Friðrik Margrétar)
13. Niðurlút (featuring GDRN)

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Australia - Kate Miller-Heidke - Zero Gravity

(rather boring) Digital release image
9 - 284 pts /1 - 161pts in semi 1
Kate Miller-Heidke won the first ever Australian pre-selection "Eurovision: Australia Decides Gold Coast 2019" with the song Zero Gravity written by Kate herself with husband Keir Nuttall.
The song was released as a digital single on January 25.
Remixes by 7th Heaven and ATT (see versions) were released on April 19.
Another remix just named Radio Edit was released on April 26.
The Acoustic version was released on May 3.

On May 14 all released versions (except karaoke) were bundled in a digital EP with yet another remix added: The Donatachi remix.

So far Zero physical from Kate Miller-Heidke's Eurovision entry.
Although you can order the Zero Gravity sheet music at KMH's webshop.

The lyric video is here at Kate's Youtube.
A karaoke version is here at KMH's YT.

Australia had a preselection for the first time. And it was held at the Gold Coast obviously. (and, on a personal note, it was probably the best one of the year).
10 songs (out of 700!) fought it out on Saturday February 9.
Most songs have been released through digital sources.

The lady on the pole in the performance of Zero Gravity  in the Australian NF is Emma Waite from performing arts company Strange Fruit from Melbourne. For Eurovision Emma is joined by Emily Ryan. They have a website.

Who's Kate?
The 2016 Best Of CD
Up-Top not many people may have heard of Kate Miller-Heidke but Down-Under she has an impressive body of work to her name.
She's an award winning classically schooled alternative actress singer song/opera writer or something along those lines.
After a few years in a band (Elsewhere) in the early 00's she released a few singles and EP's to be followed by her first solo album Little Eve in 2007.
Second album Curiouser includes her biggest hit The Last Day On Earth (an Australian #3 in 2008, beautiful song, check it out!).
Two more top 5 albums followed with Nightflight (2012) and O Vertigo! (2014).

More recently she dressed up as a well known  Opera House and released a live album with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
In 2016 a compilation album The Best Of Kate Miller-Heidke Act One was released
In 2018 she (and hubby Keir Nuttall a.k.a. comedian Franky Walnut) wrote the original music to the award winning musical version of Muriel's Wedding.
An honorable mention must go to her 2015 Christmas single with The Beards, I'm Growing A Beard Downstairs For Christmas, which is gross.

2020 Vinyl
A limited edition vinyl 7"inch single was released on October 30, 2020. It coincided with the release of KMH's new album Child In Reverse. (The album does not have Zero Gravity though).
The single also has the acoustic version on the b-side.
There are numbered copies up to 284 but obviously more copies were made as there are also without number.
(EMI / Onelouder 0602435 074016)





the digital EP DRI
Versions
Zero Gravity
- Tel Aviv 2CD, 2020 vinyl 7"inch
Zero Gravity - Acoustic
- 2020 vinyl 7"inch
Zero Gravity - Radio edit (= remix)
Zero Gravity - 7th Heaven remix (radio edit)
Zero Gravity - Where it's ATT remix
Zero Gravity - Donatachi remix
- all above are on digital release The Zero Gravity EP
Zero Gravity - karaoke
- video, on the official karaoke album (digital)
Full (long) remixes of the 7th Heaven and Where it's ATT mixes are also made but have only been available to DJ's and the like.
The 7th Heaven video edit can be found here (video only)

Charts
Aria (Pandora) Australian top 100: 95
France top 200 (IFOP): 97, -
Scottish singles top 100 (OCC): 62, -

Picture from SBS Australia
Links and sources
Australia 2018 has the links to all Australian entries from 2015 to 2018.
SBS Eurovision pages
Kate Miller-Heidke WebsiteFB




Let's Get Physical: Tel Aviv

Here's a quick checklist of this year's physical releases (CD's, vinyl) available the public. It's not a lot, really, but enough to do the Physical page again.
For promo and digital info please check each country's individual post.
Check out BeaRecords and you may just find what you need.

Singles
The first single released  is the one from Italy. It's a vinyl 7"inch, but you have to get the limited edition album box to get this item.
Eight other songs from the Sanremo contest have been released on vinyl single, find more info at the Italy post.
The second single release is also a vinyl single, it's Tulia's from Poland. Grrreat.
San Marino's Serhat has issued a cdsingle which may not be in the regular stores but it is sold through several 'regular' sources.
Netherlands has a vinyl 7" inch that first was only  available at Duncan Laurence's Paradiso concert, but it it got a Europe wide release on July 26. Better late than never Netta!
In 2020 a 10 inch EP was released by DL, also including Arcade.
Australia  Zero Gravity by Kate Miller Heidke was released as a vinyl 7"inch release on October 30 2020.


Compilations
The 2CD with all the songs from the show is expected on April 26.  It is the 20th time all songs from the contest are released on an official EBU endorsed CD.  How time flies.....
The DVD release (3-disc set) was released on June 23. It does not feature Madonna's interval act.

Hungary, Sweden, Croatia, Spain, Italy and Portugal all have CD albums out with the complete collection of 2019 National Final Songs.

Time Tunnel
And if you're going to Tel Aviv you can score a new 2CD compilation with Eurovision hits including TOY and Fuego from 2018. A collection of Eurovision winners and classics you probably already own in some form or another, but you know you want it anyway.
The album compiled by Time Tunnel 100FM radio is released on the Helicon label.
A few of the less likely entries on this compilation are Bandido by Azucar Moreno (which was a big hit in Israel), Alain Barrière, Co-Co. Beth and Caline and Olivier Toussaint.
It includes (only) four Israeli entries (the ones that won the contest). Of A Ba Ni Bi, Diva and Hallelujah Hebrew versions are included.
The 2CD is also available at Israel Music, where I bought it and it arrived in a week. See tracklist scan below. 




Artist's albums
Mahmood from Italy has his album out now on CD, LP and limited edition box set.
Pænda from Austria has her new album Evolution II out now.
Tulia's re-issued debut album Tulia (Poland) includes the original version of their Eurovision entry. Out on CD and 2LP. 
France: Bilal Hassani released his debut CD Kingdom on April 26.
Latvia's Carousel have been working on an album which will include their Eurovision song. No release date yet.
San Marino: Serhat's album That's How I Feel will get several physical editions soon.... (or not so soon, or not at all)
Miki from Spain released his album Amuza on September 13.
2020 sees the release albums by Hatari (Iceland, LP/CD) and Zalagasper (Slovenia, LP)
Also released in 2020, Norwegians KEiiNO release their album OKTA on March 15.


And then there's this:
Flash back to 2000, Nicki French was the U.K. singer with Don't Play That Song Again.
Her latest release includes coverversions of four Eurovision songs. Four surprising choices you can read about here. Also has the CD ordering details.


The Time Tunnel Track List