Saturday, February 15, 2020

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

Let's Get Physical - All releases you can touch and buy in a shop. 2020 LP's
Slovenia - Zala Kralj and Gašper Šantl Dare To Dream version out now, promo info, 2020 LP version
Iceland Söngvakeppninn release, Hate will prevail. 2020: LP CD out now!
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
The Netherlands - Duncan Laurence sings Arcade, Out now!
WINNER OF THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2019! Limited edition vinyl, 7" available since July 26, Shop now!
Switzerland - Dirty dancing with Luca Hänni, #1 hit, chart trivia. Greek-ish version, 7 remixes out now
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
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.
Norway - MGP songs online, KEiiNO jojks to victory, Club mix out now, Acoustic version. Norway wins the Televote.
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
Australia - First ever National Final won by Kate Miller-Heidke, remixes and acoustic out now. Digital EP with yet another remix
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.
Eurovision Collectors Guide 1956-2018 - Print your own book.
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.

Please note only links to official / legal downloads are used in the Lisbon Collection.
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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!

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.

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 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!

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 sson)
Miki from Spain released his album Amuza on September 13.
2020 sees the release albums by Hatari (Iceland, LP/CD) and Zalagasper (Slovenia, LP)

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

Slovenia - Zala Kralj and Gašper Šantl - Sebi

15 - 105 pts / 6 - 167 pts in semi 1
New version DRI
Duo Zala Kralj and Gašper Šantl are the winners of the Slovenian selection EMA which was held on February 16.
Sebi was first released on the digital EP Štiri on Februari 16.
The EP includes all their digital singles to date.
The first single release is shorter (2.50) and has no vocal in the intro.
A new version, the Dare To Dream version was released on March 15, along with its instrumental version.
Both tracks also appear on the promo cds.

Post Sebi work is released under the name zalagasper (no capitals, how hip).

4 - LP
In 2020 (February 14) zalagasper released their album (LP!)  4. It's a mix of previously released singles and a few new ones with songs in Slovenian on side A (and one in Serbian) and English on side B.

4 includes the longer version of Sebi.  Of course it's a missed opportunity not including the English version of the Eurovision song but the album is a really beautiful thing anyway.
The album is out through digital sources and also on Vinyl LP.
The LP is available through the Zalagasper website and I also spotted some on Amazon. Out through Universal.
Tracks side A: 1. Valovi, 2. Baloni, 3. S teboi, 4. Sebi 5. Novo Sonce (Dan D cover)
Tracks side B: 1. Come to me, 2. Signals, 3. Me & my boi, 4. Box, 5. Hazey (Glass Animals cover)

4, the album

Sebi - Dare To Dream version
- digital single, Tel Aviv 2CD, promo
Sebi - longer version
- first digital release on EP Stiri, LP 4 (2020)
Sebi - first single version
- digital release
Sebi - instrumental Dare To Dream version
- digital release, promo
Sebi - album version

The duo shared a bit of an English version on their instagram but it remains unreleased.

Switzerland top 100: 77, -
France top 200 (IFOP): 96, -

Digital EP Štiri
Links and sources
Slovenia 2018 has links to all Slovenian entries from 2009 on.
RTVSLO EMA FB and Eurovision pages
Zala and Gašper FB Insta
Thanks Frank!

Friday, January 17, 2020

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.

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.

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.

Hatrið Mun Sigra
- Tel Aviv 2CD
Hatrið Mun Sigra - Xtended
- album Neyslutrans (2020)
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...

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)

Azerbaijan - Chingiz Mustafayev - Truth

8 - 302 pts / 5 - 224 pts in semi 2
Digital Release Image
Chingiz (Çingiz) Mustafayev performed his song Truth in the Təl-Əviv Eurovsion.

The song is written by Borislav Milanov. (see below)

Watch and listen here.
The song was released to Spotify on March 26 in a radio edit too long for Eurovision (Search for Chingiz without the Mustafayev).
The Eurovision edit can be found on the Tel Aviv album.

An acoustic version was presented on April 10 and released on April 26. You can listen to this one here at Youtube.
This even has an F-word and is classified as explicit at your digital music stores.

A promo cd-r is issued. It has the single / radio version (3:26) and comes in a fold-out card sleeve.

A remix by Bora Borsiczky was released on October 31.
Available at some sources but not all. (Spotify, Beatport)
It's under Chingiz Mustafayev on Spotify and won't show up if you check the Chingiz list.


Moscow born Mustafayev started out as a guitarist, playing classical and Spanish style music. But he moved on to pop when he participated in the Azerbaijani version of Idols in 2007 and won.
In 2011 he attempted to get to Eurovision through another talent show, he made it to the battle stages.
After that he formed a group named Palmas, fusing Azerbaijani traditional music with flamenco, pop and rock.
In 2016 he entered the Voice Ukraine but didn't get to the final stages.

Songwriter Borislav Milanov has a few Eurovision tunes to his name. In 2016 he co-wrote the Bulgarian entry,  In 2017 he worked on the entries of Bulgaria, Macedonia and Serbia and in 2018 he gave us Bulgaria and Austria. To top it off, he's married to Tamara Gachechiladze.

Truth - Eurovision edit
- on the Tel Aviv 2CD
Truth - Radio edit (3:29)
- digital release, promo
Truth - Acoustic version
- digital release 
Truth - Remix by Bora Borsiczky
- digital release
Truth - video version edit
- video only
An unplugged version was presented as a video but hasn't been released to the stores yet.

Sweden top 100: 91, -
Switzerland top 10: 43, -
France top 200 (IFOP): 50, -
Scottish singles top 100 (OCC): 49

Pic from Mustafayev Facebook
Links and sources
Azerbaijan 2018 has links to all Azerbaijani entries from 2009 on.
Chingiz Mustafayev FB, FB
Thanks to Nigel

Friday, October 18, 2019

Finland - Darude ft. Sebastian Rejman - Look Away

Digital release image
17 - 23 pts in semi 1
Finland wanted to bring the Club to Eurovision and chose Darude (Ville Virtasen) to do the job.
He brought The Giant Leap singer Sebastian Rejman along to take care of the singing.

Look Away, written by the duo themselves, is the song that won the Finnish selection UMK.
The preselection followed the same pattern as last year, three songs were revealed one by one, (8, 15 and 22 February) and the final was held on March 2.

Too many people took their advice and looked away, the guys didn't proceed to the final.

The songs have all been released through digital sources.
1. Release me
2. Superman
3. Look away

A remix of Look Away was released on October 18. It's the  Super8 & Tab remix and it's out through all digital sources.
The first released mix is only 2 minutes and 14 seconds long but an extended version was released later.
Thanks Jussi (see comments)

Remix DRI

Darude's biggest claim to fame is Sandstorm, the instrumental dance-thumper from 1999. With thát amazing video. Which makes you drive to fast when played in your car.

Look Away
- Tel Aviv 2CD
Look Away - Super8 & Tab remix
- digital release
Look Away - Super8 & Tab extended remix
- digital release
Look Away - karaoke
- digital releases, karaoke on the official digital karaoke album.

Missed a spot!. (pic from darudes Facebook)
Links and sources
Finland 2018 has the links to the Finnish entries from 2009 on.
Darude FB
Sebastian Rejman FB

Friday, September 13, 2019

Spain - Miki Nuñez - La Venda

22 - 54 pts / not in semi
Miki Nuñez represented Spain in Tel Aviv with the song La Venda. The song is written by Adrià Salas.
The Eurovision entry was chosen in a special Eurovision gala as a part of the Operacion Triunfo talent show series.
The 10 songs in the running are released on the CD OT Gala Eurovisión Rtve (Operación Triunfo 2018 / Eurovision Song Contest / Tel Aviv 2019)
This CD includes the original version, a new version of La Venda is recorded,
The new version was released on March 7. The new video is here at Miki's Youtube

A 1-track promo is issued. It's a cdsingle in gatefold card-sleeve with info insert. (Universal)

Just like last year there are many CD releases featuring performances from the Operacion Triunfo series. 

On September 13 Miki released his solo album Amuza. This includes the Eurovision version of La Venda and 13 other tracks. Out on CD and digital.
Amuza enters the Spanish albums top 100 at #1 on September 22.
See full tracklis below.

Digital release image new version

La Venda - Eurovision version
- digital release, Tel Aviv 2CD, CD Amuza
La Venda - original
- CD Operacion Triunfo Gala Eurovision
La Venda - Eurovision karaoke
- digital on the official karaoke album

Spanish top 100: 13, 24, 46, 84, - re: 80, -, 42, 87, -
France top 200 (IFOP): 169, -

Links and sources
Spain 2018 has the links to all Spanish entries from 2009 to 2018.
Miki Nuñez Insta
All Operacion Triunfo releases at
Thanks to Nigel.

Amuza tracklist
1 Celébrate
2 Eterno Verano with Adrià Salas, Nil Moliner & Arnau Griso
3 Nadie Se Salva
4 Vivir al 100%
5 Per Tu
6 Coral Del Arrecife with Sofía Ellar
7 Apaga La Luz
8 La Venda
9 Tanto Tiempo
10 La Última Palabra
11 La Cabaña
12 Escriurem
13 Y Escribir

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Netherlands - Duncan Laurence - Arcade

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)

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.

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.

- digital release, Tel Aviv 2CD. 7" inch
Arcade - Acoustic version
- limited edition 7"inch
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.

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, -
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 reliable any longer, (The top 40 is affiliated with just one (crap) 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.
Sweden top 100: 6, 6, 13, 44, 62, -
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, -
Ireland top 100 (Irma): 37, 57, 93, -
Norway top 40 (VG lista): 10, 10, 17, 23, 34, 36, -
Switzerland top 10: 6, 23, 47, 64, -
Switzerland Suisse Romande top 20: 4, -
U.K. top 100 (Official charts): 67, -
Scottish singles top 100 (OCC): 24, -
Denmark Tracklisten top 40: 23, 23, 40, -
Austria top 75: 22, 69, -
France top 200 (IFOP): 8, 86, 177, -
Spain top 100: 38, 74, -
Portugal top 100: 68, -

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

Friday, July 26, 2019

Switzerland - Luca Hänni - She Got Me

4 - 364 pts / 4 - 232 pts in semi 2
digital release artwork, pic from Muve
Luca Hänni represented Switzerland with the song She Got Me.
The song is written by Luca Hänni, Laurell Barker, Frazer Mac and Jon Hällgren.
The working title for the song was Dirty Dancing.

Watch and listen here

A promo cds for Tel Aviv is made. It is a 1-track cdsingle.

She Got Me secured the best placing (and first top 5) for Switzerland since 1993.
See the full history of the Swiss entries in the charts at the end of this page.

Remixes and more
On July 26 7 remixes were released  through the usual digital sources.(see versions)
A duet version with Vangelis Kakouriotis is also released but not available in all territories.
This was performed at the Greek Mad TV award show 2019. Vangelis sings his bits in Greek.

She Got Me is already the third song for Laurell Barker in the Tel Aviv contest. She also co-wrote the entries from Germany and the United Kingdom.

She Got Me
- Tel Aviv 2CD
She Got Me - Notalike remix
She Got Me - KYTRX remix
She Got Me - Sunlike brothers remix
She Got Me - Kaluma remix
She Got Me - Lanna Remix
She Got Me - Sunlike brothers extended remix
She Got Me - Kaluma extended remix
- remixes are digital releases
She Got Me / Πόσα Ξέρει (Posa Xerei) - with Βαγγέλης Κακουριώτης (Vangelis Kakouriotis)
- digital release (not available in all territories)
She Got Me - karaoke
- both digital releases

Switzerland top 100: 11, 45, 64, 77, 82, 93, 100, 75, 42, 8, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 5, 5, 6, 8, 8, 7, 12, 12, 17, 19, 22, 27, 33, 38, 41, 50, 69, 68, 80, 80, 83, 90, 92, -, re-entry in 2020 (January) 57, 69, 91, 97, -
Suisse Romande top 20: 13, -, 9, 1, 2, 6, 10, 10, 17, 14, 17, -, 19, 18, 19, -
Netherlands top 100: 48, 92, -
Sweden top 100: 35, 78, -
Germany top 100: 62, -
Ireland top 100 (Irma): 77, -
Austria top 75: 26, -
France top 200 (IFOP): 59, -
Spain top 100: 65, -
Scottish singles top 100 (OCC): 45, -

Some trivia 
She Got Me by Luca Hänni is the first Swiss Eurovision entry to got to #1 in the Swiss charts since 1977's Swiss Lady by the Pepe Lienhard band. Luca spent three weeks at #1, Pepe eight!
We like it when a the country's music loving people get behind their entry.
Sending a popular star helped Switzerland this year, both in Eurovision (their best result since 1993) and in the charts.
Celine Dion, who won the contest, only managed a #11 hit in 1988, just as high as Piero Esteriores famous nil-pointer Celebrate in 2004.
She Got Me is Luca's 2nd #1 hit and his biggest hit ever in Switzerland. He had a #1 in 2012 with Don't Think About Me which also was a #1 in Germany and Austria. She Got Me didn't follow that up in those two countries.
The Eurovision Collectors Guide loves lists, so here’s one. The Swiss entries from this century with their chart results. Plus the few that scored before that.
The Swiss charts are archived from 1968, starting as a top 10, a top 30 into the 90’s evolving to the top 100 it is now.
2019    She got me - Luca Hänni (1/37, 3 weeks at #1)
2018    Stones - Zibbz (62/2)
2017    Apollo - Timebelle (37/2)
2016    The last of our kind - Rykka  (-/-)
2015    Time to shine - Mélanie René (73/1)
2014    Hunter of stars - SEBalter (6/3)
2013    You and me - Takasa (21/3)
2012    Unbreakable - Sinplus (24/3)
2011    In love for a while - Anna Rossinelli (3/4)
2010    Il pleut de l’or - Michael von der Heide (65/1)
2009    The heighest heights - Lovebugs (25/11)
2008    Era stupendo - Paolo Meneguzzi (11/10)
2007    Vampires are alive - DJ Bobo (3/19)
2006    If we all give a little - Six4One (-/-)
2005    Cool vibes - Vanilla Ninja (17/9)
2004    Celebrate - Piero Esteriore (11/8)
2002    Le jardin de mon âme - Francine Jordy (49/11)
2000    La vita cosé - Jane Bogaert (98/1)
1989    Viver senza tei - Furbaz (23/3)
1988    Ne partez pas sans moi - Celine Dion (11/4)
1983    No cosi non ci sto - Mariella Farré (12/4)
1981    Io senza te - Peter, Sue & Marc (5/8)
1980    Cinema - Paola (7/6)
1977    Swiss lady - Pepe Lienhard band (1/18, 8 weeks at #1)
1976    Djambo Djambo - Peter, Sue & Marc (6/13)
1975    Mikado - Simone Drexel (2/8)
1969    Bonjour Bonjour - Paola (7/3)

Links and sources
Switzerland 2018 has the links to Swiss entries from 2009 on.
Luca Hänni WebsiteFB
Thanks to Andy at Muve. And thanks to Nigel. Thanks to F. Balderas.
Official Swiss Charts
Eurovision Collectors Guide