Merry Christmas, y’all! To celebrate everyone’s favourite time of year, wiwibloggs have put together a playlist of our favourite 30 Christmas tunes by Eurovision-related artists. If you missed our first instalment click here, because part two is coming right up! Now grab your Santa hats, crack open the eggnog and turn up the speakers!
Céline Dion — “Christmas Eve”
Taking us right back to the 24th of December 1998, it’s everyone’s favourite chanteuse Quebecoise, Céline Dion (Switzerland 1988). Only Dion could rhyme “I can see” with “Christmassy” and still sound classy.
Staysman & Lazz — “Se Så Glad Nissen Er”
If you remember Staysman & Lazz (Norway NF 2015), then the refrain of “look how happy Santa is, he comes down the chimney without clothes, oh are there some naughty women here, women here, women here” shouldn’t surprise you.
Greta Salóme — “Ég vil komast heim um jólin”
Miro & Nevena — “Vsichko, Koeto Iskam”
Boys and girls, prepare yourselves for a Christmas miracle as Miro (Bulgaria 2010) and Nevena make it snow indoors with the jolly number, “All I Want”.
Ulrik Munther — “Shine a Light”
Cezar — “Craciunul Magic”
It’s got sleigh bells. It’s got a key change. It’s got a marching drum band. And best of all, it’s got a fully grown man singing soprano. Enough said.
Lissa Wassabi — “Mi s Toboi”
The Christmas chaos may have all of us in meltdown mode, but Lissa Wassabi (Ukraine NF 2014) is taking it easy in her sweet little tune, “You and I”.
Eleftheria Eleftheriou — “Kane Mia Efxi”
This December, Eleftheria Eleftheriou (Greece 2012) has swapped her ‘Aphrodisiac’ with some good old mince pies and is urging listeners to “Make a wish” at the most magical time of year.
The Darkness — “Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)”
Next up, a Christmas rock anthem by The Darkness (UK NF 2007). And what would I say if the BBC told me he was attempting to represent the UK again this year? “Don’t let the bell end.”
Tangels ft Nika Zorjan & April — “Nekaj V Zraku”
The Slovenian trio of Tangels (Maraaya’s old band), Nika Zorjan (NF 2012) & April (NF 2011) can sense “Something in the air”. Is it frankincense? Myrrh? The sweet aroma of steaming mulled wine? Most likely a stray piece of Miro’s fake snow tbh.
The Makemakes — “Please Come Home for Christmas”
Looking and sounding as hipster as ever, The Makemakes would like to see their loved one back for the 25th this year. Or at least “if not by Christmas, then by New Year’s night” (she’s clearly not that special).
Jon Henrik Fjällgren — “Jag är fri (Manne Leam Frijje)”
Sledging us all the way up to the forests of Lapland is singer/reindeer-herder Jon Henrik Fjällgren (Sweden NF 2015). Rumour has it that Jon has been spending December with Father Christmas himself as inspiration for his upcoming album.
Elena Gheorghe & Adi Cristescu — “Polul Nord”
Elena Gheorghe (Romania 2009) is a lucky lady: her boyfriend appears to have exothermic powers! “I’d feel warm next to you even at the north pole,” she says. Well whoever you are, you are invited to my house ASAP because right now I’m bloody freezing!!
Gerai Gerai & Miss Sheep — “Christmas is Calling”
The presents are under the tree, and for Gerai Gerai & Miss Sheep (Lithuania NF 2013), “Christmas is Calling”. Sadly for most of us, the only thing that’s calling is telesales personnel.
Sanna, Shirley & Sonja — “Another Winter Night”
Three Scandinavian angels unite to give us one hell of a power ballad. The song builds and builds and builds until they explode in the final chorus like over-roasted chestnuts. De-lish.
Mélanie René — “Silent Night”
Finishing with a 200-year old classic, Mélanie René (Switzerland 2015) gives us Andean realness with her panpipe infused cover of “Silent Night”. We swap between scenes of war, poverty, pollution and Mélanie wrapped up in a bed sheet, putting a modern twist on the ancient hymn.
Oh go on then, here’s a little bonus gift for y’all — a hidden gem from last year’s Belarusian preselection. It seems that Mr Pryahin had forgotten that, despite the Eurofest auditions being held in December, Eurovision actually takes place in May. Poor guy…