Your daily Eurovision news bulletin has landed. In the build up to this year’s song contest kicking off in Liverpool this May, the team here at wiwibloggs is bringing you all the latest news from the Eurovision world.
In today’s daily digest, Lord of the Lost’s Chris Harms gets emotional talking about his family, and Mae Muller and Alessandra share alternative language versions of their Eurovision entries.
Eurovision 2023 news round-up: Friday 21 April
Lord of the Lost’s Chris Harms gets emotional on German TV
Lord of the Lost frontman Chris Harms appeared on NDR’s DAS! this morning to talk about his band’s Eurovision entry “Blood & Glitter”. Amidst the chatter, Chris talked about his family and their reaction after Lord of the Lost won Unser Lied für Liverpool. He said: “When we won the preliminary decision, the first thing I’m off the stage and I called my son, he was still awake. And he was on the phone in tears and said to me ‘dad I’m so proud of you!’. Now I have to cry again, and my eyes begin to fill with tears”.
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Alessandra and Mae Muller go multi-lingual
Alessandra was born and raised in Italy (to an Italian father and Norwegian mother), and later moved to Norway in 2021. She naturally speaks Italian fluently as her native tongue. Therefore, Norway’s Eurovision 2023 star has given her entry a Mediterranean twist by releasing an Italian-language version.
Meanwhile, Mae Muller has added a bit of French into her entry “I Wrote A Song”. But Mae isn’t the one singing in this new language. Instead, the British star has collaborated with Swiss singer Vendredi sur Mer, who gives the song some international flair. (Jonathan)
New remix Friday
We’ve got a plethora of new remixes this New Music Friday. Numerous acts have bumped up the BPM and turned their entries into dance bangers, including Cyprus’ Andrew Lambrou, the UK’s Mae Muller, Iceland’s Diljá, Serbia’s Luke Black, Australia’s Voyager, and another recent one from Georgia’s Iru. Take a listen to them below. (Jonathan)
Eurovision… A Little Bit More episode two premiers
The Eurovision spin-off series …A Little Bit More continues on the official ESC YouTube channel with episode two, featuring special performances from the class of 2023. Amongst the action in tonight’s episode, Monika Linkyte covers Jamala, Brunette covers Salvador Sobral, Alika covers Duncan Laurence and Victor Vernicos covers ABBA.
Joker Out release new single with Elvis Costello
Remember when Joker Out visited Liverpool a few weeks back? The fruits of their labour are finally here. The Slovenian Eurovision heartthrobs have released their song “New Wave”, a collaboration with Liverpudlian music legend Elvis Costello.
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Additional reporting by Jonathan Vautrey
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I love how she has come over all Italian when she performs in her native language, very different body language and emotion.
As an Italian Music Nerd, I do love Alessandra’s Italian version and I’m weirdly hoping she gets invited to Sanremo one day (in any role). She seems very proud of her Italian heritage and I feel she’d enjoy the experience.
The San Marino selection just proves how much talent Italy has, but it also gives off a bad vibe that most of these artists wont ever be able to take part in Sanremo because of the narrow mindedness of the Sanremo-festival. I am not saying that Sanremo is bad, but I do feel it is quite narrowminded, lacks diversity and keeps repeating many artists over and over again… Just like the Swedish melodifestivalen. Alessandra’s style as of know would never fit the Sanremo model (singing in English first of all) – so for Alessandra to be offered a spot in… Read more »
I like the Italian version from Alessandra very much.
Wow mea thick uk will not better most people thick she’s will