Every day, between now and the contest in May, the team from wiwibloggs will round up the latest titbits from the world of Eurovision 2021. We trawl through Instagram, Twitter and elsewhere so that y’all don’t have to. In today’s Daily Digest Lesley Roy releases a lyric video, Anxhela Peristeri celebrates her birthday and Eden Alene teases the “Set Me Free” revamp. But first…
Eurovision news: 24 March
Montaigne confirms there will be a music video for “Technicolour”
Montaigne has confirmed on Twitter that the music video for Australia’s Eurovision 2021 entry “Technicolour” is coming. After Tuesday’s vlog, she revealed that the music video is in the works. Up to now, her performance at Sydney’s Mardi Gras has been used in lieu of an official music video. (Luis)
forgot to mention in my vlog that music video for technicolour is in the works!
— Montaigne (@actualmontaigne) March 24, 2021
Måneskin pick up Amnesty International nomination
Måneskin and Italy’s Eurovision 2016 star Francesca Michielin have been nominated for the Amnesty International Italia Award in the “Big” category. The Italian Eurovision stars were recognised for their 2020 collaboration “Stato di natura”, which examined many social issues in the lyrics. The award winner will be announced at this year’s Voci per la Libertà festival in July. (Robyn)
Lesley Roy releases “Maps” lyric video
Lesley Roy has released the official lyric video for “Maps”. The Dublin-born singer-songwriter released her Eurovision 2021 song for Ireland and its music video back in February — but now, you can learn the lyrics and enjoy a view of the picturesque Emerald Isle coast. The “Maps” lyric video was produced by Irish Eurovision superfan Conor — @ESCConor on Twitter.Watch the video below for all your sing-a-long needs. (Oliver A)
Elena Tsagarinou reacts to Victoria’s “Growing Up Is Getting Old”
Cyprus’ Elena Tsagarinou filmed her back-up performance for Eurovision 2021 in Bulgaria earlier this week. While there, the Bulgarian team introduced her to Victoria’s “Growing Up Is Getting Old” and asked the “El Diablo” popstar for her reaction. “It’s completely perfect. I love it. So emotional, so real”, she says. “It’s about what we’re feeling now, I think”.
Albina sings jazz version of “Tick-Tock”
Albina’s “Tick-Tock” is an unabashed pop banger. But for a recent performance at the Večernjakova ruža awards ceremony in Croatia, the Dora winner treated us to a jazz version of her Eurovision number, complete with a live audience. It’s “Tick-Tock”, but like you’ve never heard it before.
Happy birthday Anxhela Peristeri!
Albania’s “Karma” songstress turned 35 on Wednesday and celebrated with a glamorous birthday bash. Anxhela shared lots of pictures from the party on her Instagram, but the highlight for Eurovision fans will be her cake. The giant gateau was Eurovision themed, featuring the song contest logo, a microphone and musical notes.
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Eden Alene shares another teaser for “Set Me Free” revamp
Earlier in the week, we saw behind the scenes filming of the music video for Eden Alene’s “Set Me Free” revamp. That footage was from a distance and the song could only be heard faintly. However, Eden has followed that up with a snippet from the music video with studio-quality audio. She promises that the full video is “coming soon”.
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Additional contributions from Robyn, Oliver and Luis.
What do you think of Lesley’s lyrics video? Are you excited for Eden’s revamp? Let us know in the comments.