Author: A. Alexandrovic (Swiss)
SWITZERLAND – High submissions in Norway, Sweden and now in Switzerland. SRF is excited to announced that 670 songs submitted to them for the 2018 national selection for the Lisbon Eurovision Song Contest.
It is no secret that the national broadcaster is eager to do better than the previous years and this is why SRF recently held a meeting with SVT’s Christer Björkman and Martin Österdahl to adjust the national final format into a successful outcome for the country in the Eurovision Song Contest.
International authors are now allowed and the emphasis is given to the singer. The broadcaster is also able to adjust the combination between song and singer if they wish to. International jury is also an option for them. Well in the very end it’s all about Melodifestivalen.
Out of the 670 submissions, the expert jury membered of 20 judges will decide the six finalists which will be added to the seventh wildcard chosen by the SRF producers. Then, on February 4th there will the national final, Entschiedungsshow in which the jury and tele voting will decide the winner.
“États d’Amour” is a song performed by French-Israeli singer Amir Haddad. The song was released as a digital download on 25 August 2017 by Warner Music Group as the lead single from his upcoming third studio album Addictions (2017). The song has peaked at number 40 on the French Singles Chart.
An official lyric video to accompany the release of “États d’Amour” was first released onto YouTube on 24 August 2017 at a total length of three minutes and thirty-eight seconds. An official music video to accompany the release of “États d’Amour” was first released onto YouTube on 20 September 2017 at a total length of three minutes and forty-six seconds.
BELGIUM – “The Hanging Tree” is a song performed by composer James Newton Howard featuring vocals from American actress Jennifer Lawrence for the 2014 film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, in the third installment of The Hunger Games film series. The song did not appear on the original official soundtrack album for the film (although it does appear on the score album), but was added during the digital re-release of the official soundtrack for the film.
The lyrics were written by The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins and originally appeared in her novel Mockingjay. The music was composed by Jeremiah Fraites and Wesley Schultz of American indie folk band The Lumineers.
Following its release, “The Hanging Tree” debuted in the top 40 of the singles charts of Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The song was released to American hot adult contemporary radio stations on December 15, 2014. A remixed version of the song by Rebel was released to contemporary hit radio stations on December 9, 2014.
Composer, James Newton Howard appeared on the show as he is planning a concert in Antwerp on November 11st which will be actually one for eh 16 concerts organised all over Europe in each of them a country’s best performer will sing his song.
Ellie Delvaux was born in Belgium, on 10 June 1999. She is Jewish and speaks French, Yiddish, English and Hebrew. As a child she liked to sing to herself. She later attended some musical theatre classes and took part in school performances. When she turned 16, she auditioned for The Voice. After Eurovision, she hoped to complete secondary school in Belgium. Her stage name, “Blanche”, is her third name.
AUSTRALIA – Back in 2014 she was invited to be the interval act of the Second Semi Final and hinted the entrance of Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest a year later. Jessica Mauboy expressed her wish to return to the Eurovision Song Contest this time competing.
SBS confirmed last week that Australia will compete in Eurovision 2018, with Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst, returning as hosts.
‘It’s wonderful that we’re back! In the three years that we have competed in Eurovision we have achieved huge success, ranking second in the results overall behind Sweden,’ Paul Clarke said in a statement.
‘It’s an exciting challenge for us to find a competitor who can fly the flag high for Australia, and we can’t wait to begin that search,’ the Head of Delegation from Australia went on to say.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL