The Eurovision 2024 season is beginning to heat up. Over the course of the next few months, we will all fall in and out of love with scores of new national final and Eurovision entries. But that doesn’t mean we forget about the artists from past contests.

Contrary to the commonly perpetuated myth about the song contest killing careers, we’re always thrilled to report that singers associated with Eurovision are thriving.

Here is our latest weekly roundup with a selection of the songs and music videos released recently by Eurovision stars.

New music from Eurovision artists: 2024 | Week 8

Cleo – “W nowiu”

This week, with the first song we delve into Polish culture with a fresh infusion of sound led by Cleo’s powerful voice. Cleo, who represented her country in 2014, has been proudly promoting the folk elements of her heritage since then, and her latest song is no exception. However, it’s not just a single track; Cleo has released an entire new album, titled 10 to celebrate the 10th anniversary in the music industry. Her latest song is imbued with magic, folk tales, and the enchantment that accompanies the full Snow Moon. While the song carries pop influences, Cleo’s voice seamlessly intertwines with the folk melodies, casting a spellbinding effect that makes us think of fairytales. Titled “In The New Moon,” the lyrics narrate the tale of falling in love with a wolf: “On a dark night, the wolf dreamed while the wind howled outside the window / Longing for the moon, I ventured into the dark orchard / Inhaled deeply, for the first time / I am now a part of you, the night will unite us (…) Golden eyes gleam, the forest echoes our song / Like the wolves of the night, we shall conquer the world.”

“I’m Not Bitter” is all about fresh beginnings, about embracing new starts without holding onto bitterness! The music video kicks off with a scene reminiscent of Thumbelina, with Daði appearing tiny inside a flower. As the video progresses, he gradually grows taller and taller until he becomes a giant, playing with size much like Alice in Wonderland.

“Outside” might not come with a music video, but trust us, it’s just as awesome! With its electronic flair, this track is an absolute banger. So go ahead, let loose, and dance your heart out to this tune!

Guy Sebastian feat. Sam Fischer – “Antidote”

Guy Sebastian, Australia’s first representative who competed in 2015, has unveiled a new song that serves as a remedy you never knew you needed. A tranquil ballad designed to mend broken hearts, its profound lyrics may bring tears in the corners of your eyes. In an Instagram post, Guy opened up about the profound significance of his song, revealing that music has always been a refuge for him amidst life’s highs and lows. The song pays homage to music itself, crafted in a manner that transforms it into “an antidote” for all who listen: “It’s funny how you find the words I’ve never found a way to say / Find a way to make a masterpiece out of the mess I’ve made / But oh, there you go, making it all okay.” The song is a collaboration with the fellow Australian artists Sam Fischer. 

Speaking about each person’s antidote and the deep meaning of his song, Guy declared:

Sometimes it’s a person, a thing, a pet, faith etc.. the antidote that always picks you up from the bottom.
I’ve never worked for so long on a song – getting the production right was a mountain to climb. Despite this I still get the same chills as the first listen and I hope you guys love it as much as we do.

Luca Hänni & Chiara Castelli – “Stay With Me”

Luca, a cherished artist from Switzerland, made his country proud with his appearance in Eurovision 2019. His latest ballad, a collaboration with Chiara Castelli, is a must-have addition to your playlist. With both artists possessing powerful voices that harmonize seamlessly, the song narrates a tale of love at first sight that deepens over time: “You got into my head / The moment I / Laid my eyes on you / A second felt just like a lifetime / The sound of your voice… / You make me smile.” A perfect tune to share with your loved ones! 

VICTORIA – “Paradox”

Like many artists mentioned in this article, Victoria has participated in Eurovision twice, representing Bulgaria in both 2020 and 2021. Her latest song exudes a dark vibe with intelligent lyrics that prompt introspection. The accompanying lyric video, resembling a scene from an old noir film, adds to the song’s mysterious atmosphere. Addressing themes of paradoxical existence and mental health, Victoria’s poignant lyrics once again touch on loneliness: “Funny how no therapist can help me now / Truth was never honest to me.” If you’re seeking something raw and sincere, this song is definitely worth a listen.

Joci Pápai – “Kék Rózsa”

Joci is making a comeback with an irresistible new track! Having represented Hungary twice, first in 2017 and then again in 2019, he’s back with “Blue Rose.” This song boasts a rhythm that’ll get you moving, blending folk music with modern elements to deliver an authentic and one-of-a-kind sound. Joci’s warm voice complements the track perfectly. The music video prompts thoughts of Adam, Eve, and the original sin. The lyrics delve into the pain of a breakup and the need to walk a new path after a relationship that was doomed from the start: “Like in the Garden of Eden / I picked a forbidden apple / My soul is imprisoned / There’s only sorrow within.”

Luka – “What’s Wrong With Me”

Luka, formerly the lead vocalist of the band Hooverphonic and selected to represent Belgium in 2020 (though the contest was canceled), has returned with a song that exudes class and darkness, showcasing her heartfelt voice perfectly. As the title suggests, the song delves into the moments when one may feel low or stagnant, questioning what’s holding them back: “Some days I feel like a failure / That’s what I see / While everybody’s moving forward / And I’m still here.” The music video mirrors the struggles of carving out one’s own path and the ongoing desire for fixing and changing your true self. 

TuralTuranX – “Reasons to Get High”

The Azerbaijani twins have returned with a fresh track! After their Eurovision appearance last year, they took a bit of a break, but now they’re back to charm us with their music once again. TuralTuranX brings us a fantastic addition to our playlists, blending indie vibes with their harmonious voices. Their latest song is a testament to their creativity, with lyrics that express a newfound zest for life: “Oh, it’s been a while, this storm was / Taking its toll / While I’m dancing through the crowd / My spirit takes control / Then a thought starts to whisper / Into my soul.” Enjoy their new energetic and fresh tune. 

Gordon feat. Glennis Grace – “Aan De Andere Kant Van De Heuvels”

Two Dutch Eurovision veterans, Gordon and Glennis, have come together for an extraordinary collaboration. Gordon, who competed in 2009 as part of the trio the Toppers, joins forces with Glennis, who represented the Netherlands in 2005. Their latest release is a beautiful remake of a well-known Dutch song, transformed into a fresh duet, with lyrics split between Dutch and English. This captivating ballad is featured on Gordon’s new album, ALBUM VAN MIJN LEVEN (Album of My Life), a collection brimming with classic treasures.

Titled “On the Other Side of the Hills,” the song conveys themes of hope for a brighter future, embracing new beginnings, and the power of love: “The grass will always be greener on the other side of the hills / Though those around us may only see this valley (…)/ The grass will always be greener on the other side of the hills/ Leave everything you have and follow me if you love me.” The original version of the song dates back to 1971 by the renowned Dutch singer Ramses Shaffy, who performed it as a duet with Liesbeth List. This is not the only tribute that Gordon brings to Ramses, as the album begins with a rendition of one of Shaffy’s most iconic songs, “Laat Me” (Let Me).

Elhaida Dani – “Zemrës”

Elhaida proudly represented Albania in Eurovision 2015. Her latest song is a captivating blend of traditional elements mixed with a modern sound, with a captivating instrumental, evoking thoughts of summer and freedom. The music video enhances the song’s power, portraying a sense of liberation. Translated as “Heart,” the track is poised to mend your broken heart with its hypnotic melody. Elhaida’s vocals, as expected, are flawless and truly impressive, adding depth to the emotional journey of the song. 

Clouseau – “Vuurwerk”

Clouseau, the Belgian duo who represented their country in 1991, are now competing on the TV show “Liefde Voor Muziek” (Love for Music), where they create covers and remakes of songs by fellow artists. Their latest release, titled “Fireworks” in English, is originally by Belgian singer Camille Dhont, released in 2021. This song exudes fantastic retro vibes that take listeners on a nostalgic musical journey. The lyrics capture the feeling of falling deeply in love: “‘Cause my heart said ‘oo-ooh’ / But my head said ‘no’ / You pointed the way to a new beginning / For the first time in my life, fire flashes through me / Oooh-ooh-ooh I live for you! / For the first time in my life, stars are falling for the two of us.”

Anna Rossinelli & Sam Himself – “Deja Vu”

Anna, who represented Switzerland in 2011, has teamed up with fellow Swiss artist Sam Himself for a new collaboration. Their soft voices blend seamlessly in this serene and sweet song, which revolves around a romance that persists despite challenges, as the protagonists are destined to be together with nothing able to keep them apart. Anna revealed that collaborating with Sam has been on her bucket list for some time, and the result is undoubtedly worth the wait.

Sebalter – “After the Thunder”

We’re staying in Switzerland for the next tune! Sebalter, who captured hearts back in 2014, continues to spread joy with his music. His latest song is a breath of fresh air, much like sunshine breaking through after a storm. Serving as a sneak peek of his upcoming album, Sebalter’s new track is an anthem of resilience, urging listeners to never give up and bravely confront life’s challenges while searching for a place to call ‘home.’

Amandine Bourgeois – “Un Jour”

Amandine, who represented France in 2013, returns with a captivating retro pop tune that demands attention. Titled “A Day,” her latest track delves into the frustration of being misunderstood by someone she cares about, as she patiently awaits the day when they will comprehend her heart: “You only see yourself / Maybe one day / You will understand / What is love.” Exciting news for her fans, as Amandine has announced that a new album is on the horizon.

ByeAlex és a Slepp – “esik a hó”

ByeAlex, the Hungarian representative from Eurovision 2013, is back with a new song that will transport you to one of his live tours. Accompanied by a music video that immerses you in the audience experience, you’ll feel like you’re attending a real concert. With a blend of rap and pop tunes, his latest track offers a dynamic and captivating mix that’s sure to get you moving.

Lozano – “Maskenbal”

We conclude this week with Lozano, who represented North Macedonia alongside Esma in 2013. His latest ballad is infused with traditional influences, transporting listeners to a masked carnival in Venice. Titled “Masked Ball,” the song delves into themes of loneliness, as individuals seek to conceal their sadness behind masks of happiness: “Whatever it is, let it be / This play is a farce / We are main characters / Happy pictures, sad lives / And when the curtains come down / Does anyone care how you are.” Through poignant lyrics, Lozano captures the essence of hidden emotions and the façade of joy at a masked ball.” 

Which of these new songs is your favourite? Have we missed out on any? Do you have any artists you want to shout out to? Let us know in the comments.

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Robbert
Robbert
1 month ago

The Gordon Gennis Grace duet was originally done like this on a Liesbeth List show as a duet with a young Whitney Houston

Stan
Stan
1 month ago

As always VICTORIA = Quality. Come back and bring Bulgaria at Eurovision! Please!