Over the last while, between national finals and the contest itself, we’ve all been a bit caught up with Euro-fever and the goings on in Vienna. This has been to the detriment of certain past stars who were silly enough to gift the world with new music at the height of ESC madness – when nobody was listening to them. But since we love all our Eurovision contestants equally (well most of them), we’ve gathered up some of the tracks which got lost amidst the melee. Listen and enjoy.

Elena feat. Danny Mazo “Senor Loco”

At Eurovision she was a “Balkan Girl”, last summer she went all Italiano and now Romania’s very own daughter of a preacher man is channelling her inner Spanish señorita. Elena Gheorghe may flit between nationalities more often than Kitty Brucknell, but she can always be relied upon to bring us some frivolous fun – and “Senor Loca” is just that. The cartoon-style video resembles an explosion in the paint factory, and screams summer madness. The lyrics are equally barmy – “let me take you on a sexy aventura” and “I’ll make you feel caliente, caliente tonight”. This won’t be winning awards anytime soon, but as seasonal pop songs go, it’s perfectly acceptable.

Rok feat. Yohanna “Find A Better Man”

Iceland’s Yohanna certainly can’t be accused of playing it safe. The “Is It True?” singer has dabbled in everything, from bluegrass to the soft-rock sounds of her most recent track, a collaboration with Rok – “Find A Better Man”. It’s all very moody and sombre, the video is shot entirely in black and white, focusing solely on Yohanna and the band’s lead singer, Gudni Thor Thorsteinsson. You get the sense that we’re meant to be spellbound by the atmospheric rock ballad. Alas, it just passes us by. We’d suggest Yohanna ditch the Bono wannabe and come back to us, gurl doesn’t need the deadweight.

Nina Zilli “#RLL Riprenditi Le Lacrime (Take Back The Tears)”

After a brief flirtation with her dark side on “Solo” at this year’s San Remo, Nina returns to what she knows best – upbeat, soul-infused pop. Now, I don’t speak Italiano, but it’s easy to surmise that “#RLL” or “Take Back The Tears”, is a post break up song. Yes, we see Nina having a great time messing around with her friends in the video, and the chorus is a whole load of fun. However, the verses reveal a melancholic under-current. It’s not as sassy or infectious as some of her past hits, but we’ll never say no to a little Zilli in our lives.

Inga & Anush Arshakyans “Aprelu April”

For those who feared that Inga’s membership of Genealogy meant she’d abandoned Anush, don’t worry. The sisters who represented Armenia in 2009 are still very much together. Their most recent effort is “Aprelu April”, released to mark the centenary of the Armenian genocide. Unlike the similarly themed “Face the Shadow”, this is a much more stripped back tribute. It lacks the bombast of the latter, resulting in a much more touching piece. The video is simple, although, truth be told the montage of suffering victims may be a bit too much for a ballad sung by a pop-act.

Serebro “Kiss”

Only Olga Seryabkina remains from their Eurovision 2007 days, but Serebro are still going strong. They won “Best Pop Group” at the recent Muz Tv Awards, and when they’re producing tracks like “Kiss”, it’s easy to see why. Breezy, euro-pop – perfect for laying back on the beach. The video is full of sunshine too, and if you’re a fan of grown women frolicking about in varying states of undress, this is a must watch. They’ve kindly included a hot guy for the rest of us.

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Melissa J
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Nina! Why won’t you make your music available in America? I hate when things are region blocked…:/

paco
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Hola de nuevo querido MARIO,disculpa que no te haya escrito mi correo,estoy trabajando y no tengo mucho tiempo para escribirte,soy un poco torpe y no se manejarme bien con lo de las direcciones,necesito ayuda soy nuevo con lo de las nuevas tecnologias.Esta noche o mañana me ayudara mi sobrino que sabe mas que yo de estos temas.Para mi sera un placer escribirme contigo…mucho AMOR amigo

Mario
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Mario

@ dear Paco 🙂
If you want you can post a link to your fb here or let me know your name/surname there so i can send you myself there friend’s request 🙂

paco
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Buenos dias MARIO,me gusta mucho lo que escribes en este blogg,eres inginioso y divertido.TU SI QUE VALES,mucho amor.

Mario
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Mario

Oh thank you Paco <3
What nice words of yours..
Im thankful to you babe <3
Muchos besos <3

Antranig Shokayan
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Inga & Anush are amazing – Jan Jan is our best entry IMO even though five songs got better results over the years. Serebro are amazing, love it <3

paco
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La cancion es la amiga
que me arropa
y despues me desabriga;
La mas clara y oscura,
la mas verde y madura,
la mas intima
la mas indiscreta.
La cancion me da todo,
aunque no me respeta,
se me entrega feliz
cuando me viola.
La cancion es una ola
que me eleva y me hunde,
que me fragua.
Lo mismo que me funde.
La cancion compañera,
virginal y ramera, la cancion.
Esto es para la persona mas alegre y especial que escribe en este blogg…AMOR

paco
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MARIO,necesitamos TU alegria en Wiwibloggs

paco
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No molestar,no acosar,respetar,tolerar.Y si no se comparte una opinion,simplemente ignorarla menos fanatismo y mas humanidad.MARIO no se que ha pasado veo comentarios negativos,hacia tu persona YO estoy “contigo hasta el final” mi pesamiento positivo esta contigo…Unstoppable.

mad-professor
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mad-professor

Nina as awesome as always!

#SummerHitQueen
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#SummerHitQueen

Elena’s song is full of fun and joy. As her songs are always. She has so many catchy summer hits. Like “Amar Tu Vida”, “Your Captain Tonight” and “Mamma Mia”. I hope she would come back to Eurovision with a dance song like some of these. She is a summer hit queen #SummerHitQueenElena

Mario I Am Summer ~ My Summer Vision of Gay Love ~ Summer Lovers
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Mario I Am Summer ~ My Summer Vision of Gay Love ~ Summer Lovers

Inga & Anush ~ *APRELU APRIL*
I really like them <3 They have so special way of singing & their voices sound so beautiful and expressional <3

That was really emotional video…<3
I adored as well Sirusho's tribute song/videoclip *Where Were You*.. <3
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Over 90% of the Turks might think that the genocide of Armenians NEVER occured claiming that it was just only a WAR..
It really makes you only wonder about what kind of ''WAR'' that one was that hundreds thousands of innocents armenians including children/babies/women/elderly people were killed/masacred back in 1915 by ottoman turks..
Its really *Don't Deny* only kind of situation here..

CCC
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CCC

Will you be reviewing Andras Kallay Saunder’s new album Delivery Boy? It was released May 20-something and the song Roses which was posted on Youtube is really good.

Mario I Am Summer ~ My Summer Vision of Gay Love ~ Summer Lovers
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Mario I Am Summer ~ My Summer Vision of Gay Love ~ Summer Lovers

Elena Gheorghe ~ *Senior Loco* Really cool song <3 The perfect ideal song to hear on a beach club or a gay night club with moving around to its GreAtY rhythm and smiling <3 🙂 6 /10 {its high grade in my book! <3 I had Sweden's *Heroes* song as 6/10 & was in my top10…Im just very strict in my voting..} & 10/10 for its certain kind <3 ————————————————————- Yohanna <3 ~ *Find A Better Man* I adore her <3 Iceland's Mariah Carey <3 With her voice/songs you can feel gay love <3 Beautiful song <3 5 / 10… Read more »