Eurovision 2021 24 March

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)

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.

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.

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tomtomtom
tomtomtom
1 month ago

There’s a leak on youtube – unclear if it is the final version, but it is MUCH improved. They took out the “oh oh oh” chorus, increase the ethnic elements, and showcase her voice better at the end.

Tina
Tina
1 month ago

In order to have a winner, we need to have songs like this! This is a typical non winning esc song that screams “border qualifier”/one of the first non qualifier songs. Every song has its fans, so does this one, but the general public should be realistic. No meter how many times they revamp this pieace, this is simply not good enough song to rank high at Eurovision – Period!

Tomasz
Tomasz
1 month ago

Woow Croatia, Tick-Tockkk

Frenanda
Frenanda
1 month ago

Euromix reports that the Set me free revamp contains:

  1. the song is happier and have more beat in it
  2. the key-change is removed
  3. more high notes in the end of the song
  4. slight lyrical change
Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago

Set me free already sounds better.

Ant
Ant
1 month ago

Wow that version of Tick-Tock is perfect! “Fancy” hahah

John
John
1 month ago

Eden’s team has the advantage of knowing all the songs in SF1. Instead of competing with Norway, Azerbaijan, Cyprus or Ireland with a slightly ethnic pop song they can revamp “Set Me Free” to be ethno R&B which will bring it much closer in line to competing w/ Malta.

Amor Amankwah
Amor Amankwah
1 month ago

The revamp sounds great and I loved that jazz version of tick-tock!

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Eurovision2016>
1 month ago
Reply to  Amor Amankwah

You literally heard five seconds of it…it sounds the exact same. It’s not qualifying period. It may sound harsh but I pride myself on being honest you know.

Sanka
Sanka
1 month ago

and you know what? you also only heard 5 seconds of it…

lol
lol
1 month ago

lmfao can you just go away. your the most annoying and obnoxious person ive ever encountered on this site, leaving hateful comments wherever you go. every post i click i see your comments. nobody cares about your constant negative and hateful opinions take em somewhere else!

Frank
1 month ago

You are only sharing your opinion. Don’t portray yourself as some sort of Eurovision oracle:-)

Dawid
Dawid
1 month ago

It’s funny how they release these reaction videos now. Am I supposed to believe that you haven’t checked song that’s like 5th in winning odds and is out for weeks? xd Sure

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Jimmy Smit
1 month ago
Reply to  Dawid

It seemed genuine to me.

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Eurovision2016>
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

Really? The beginning where she says she’s never ever heard it before seems very scripted imo. They’re both great though! For sure potential winners.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago

Do you think that the artists have so much free time so that they listen to all the 39 songs? Of course not! They are working everyday and many hours so that they bring the best result.

Dawid
Dawid
1 month ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

All? No. Top 10? Especially if you want to win ESC? Hell yes. It takes 30 minutes. Noone is that busy.

Jimmy Smit
1 month ago

Moderators are doing more good work tonight, thank you.

Sean
Sean
1 month ago

We need more Croatian in Tick Tock! Sounds so good!

Jimmy Smit
1 month ago

Montaigne: glad to hear it! Albina: I like this smooth jazz version of Tick Tock, reminds me a little of Sade’s ‘Smooth Operator’ Maneskin and Francesca: how interesting, good luck to them! The lyrics are worth a look, “We are slaves to a patriarchal culture, The culture of possession” Lesley: lyric videos are popular, so it makes sense. Elena: this video is pretty sweet, Elena seems genuinely moved by the song and the video. It’s a really kind reaction, and exactly the kind of feeling the Bulgarian team want to inspire in the televoters, to get them voting. I always… Read more »

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Gil
Gil
1 month ago

Eden is back in the game, whoever though she came to play and not compete fir the top places doesn’t know eden, a winner of 2 reality shows. Its about time to give her some respect, she us an amazing singer as you will find out

Eurovision2016>
Eurovision2016>
1 month ago

emailed ricegum and the paul brothers a few days ago, wrote a few paragraphs explaining to them what Eurovision was and whether they would want to represent san marino. ricegum replied this morning with a wink emoji.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago

ew

DanyQueen
DanyQueen
1 month ago

Albina is so pretty, wow

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Eurovision2016>
1 month ago
Reply to  DanyQueen

mhm yeah.

Heartbeater
Heartbeater
1 month ago

I love Eden’s hair it always something different every time I see it

blahh
blahh
1 month ago
Reply to  Heartbeater

her smile is so contagious

Last edited 1 month ago by blahh