The Eurovision 2024 season is now in full swing and no doubt fans will have the songs from this year’s contest on repeat until we crown a winner in May. But that doesn’t mean we forget about the artists from past contests – they’re still bringing us a lot of new music to enjoy.

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 10

Barbara Pravi & Golshifteh Farahani – “Marianne”

Friday was International Women’s Day, and as usual Barbara Pravi presented a new song for the occasion. “Marianne” takes inspiration from Marjane Satrapi, a French-Iranian graphic novelist who has repeatedly stood up against Iran’s regime. Barbara sings of her struggle and willpower to fight for what is right: “Freedom is expensive / But your children carry the flame / Its light beyond the seas / Sparkle in your name Marianne.” France’s Eurovision 2021 star is joined on the song by French-Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani, who provides a verse in Persian. Writing on Instagram, Barbara noted:

“So to us, to women, to all women, thank you. To our fights, our rages, our anger, our uprisings. To our advances, our secrets, our strengths, our weaknesses. In our footsteps like ants or giants. To our burning hearts, to our tears of joy, to our common vibration, to our cries, our revolutions, our solutions and our departures. We carry more than the world, together we carry History.”

Ermal Meta – “L’unico pericolo”

“It’s not about starting your life from scratch, but about doing it without you / You never think about it, you never think about it / That I really did everything just to be with you / You’re the only danger I truly feel.” Ermal Meta doesn’t like the prospect of having to separate from his partner and go it alone. Italy’s Eurovision 2018 representative shares these thoughts through the new single “L’unico pericolo” (“The only danger”), a steady pop track that still has an emotive pull to it.

ALEKSEEV – “Срібло”

The latest Eurovision alum to be part of МУЛЬТИТРЕК (MULTITRACK) is ALEKSEEV. This YouTube series puts Ukrainian artists against one another with the task of creating brand new songs within just a few hours. It aims to showcase the country’s music industry whilst also raising funds for Ukraine’s armed forces. The song that ALESKEEV wrote for the project is “Срібло” (“Silver”) — a contemporary ballad.

Rosa Linn – “Universe”

Nine months on from the release of her debut EP, Rosa Linn returns with the new single “Universe”. It’s a solid, percussion-driven pop track that the Armenian star layers her emotive vocal line over. Lyrically, the Eurovision 2022 entrant discusses an individual who she has been struggling to form a relationship with, and wonders if things would have been different in another life: “In another universe / I wonder if it doesn’t hurt / I wonder if we’d make this work / In another universe I could love you.”

Nuno Ribeiro feat. CONAN OSIRIS – “Rosa”

Portuguese singer Nuno Ribeiro has been on the rise over recent years, picking up a number of hits. Now he’s decided to bring Eurovision 2019 star CONAN OSIRIS on board for the new single “Rosa” (“Rose”). It blends their two styles together to create an interesting mixture of modernity and tradition.

ELDAR – “Yad Adam”

“Come on, don’t bother me / We are strangers, strangers / My heart, my home alone / Not every person, every person, can enter there.” ELDAR is protecting his heart from those unknown to him. Azerbaijan’s Eurovision 2011 champion delivers an emotional ballad for his latest release, where he’s accompanied by piano, strings, and then later drum machine beats.

Mahmood – NEI LETTI DEGlI ALTRI (bonus tracks)

Following his appearance at Festival di Sanremo 2024, Mahmood dropped the new album NEI LETTI DEGlI ALTRI (In Other’s Beds). But the Italian star was holding a few surprises back from us. He’s now shared a new version of the album with three brand new bonus tracks. This includes one solo song, “OVERDOSE”, and two collaborations — “PERSONALE” with Sanremo 2024 runner-up Geolier, and “SEMPRE / JAMAIS” with Belgian singer Angèle.

Serbian trio The Frajle have invited a number of “Prijatelj” (“Friends”) to join them for their new single. This includes a few Eurovision alumni — Montenegro’s 2014 singer Sergej Ćetković, North Macedonia’s 2013 representative Lozano, as well as Sanja Doležal, who represented Yugoslavia in 1987 as the lead singer of Novi fosili. They’re also joined by Luka Basi, and Adi Šoše.

In the lyrics of the song, the octet sing of that one special person who will always be by their side to help them through difficult times: “When everyone leaves, don’t go, don’t go / And protect me like a pearl on the sea / From life when everyone leaves / You are the only friend / And forever you are here / For better or for worse.”

Paula Seling – “Inima Ce Inima Mi-a Dat”

This next song goes out to all the mothers across the globe. “Inima Ce Inima Mi-a Dat” translates to “The Heart That The Heart Gave Me”, and it’s Paula’s way of thanking not just her own mother, but all those who nurture the next generations, “Mother / I miss holding you / To stroke your silver hair / Be my light when it’s hard for me.” The music video is a family affair, as it features three generations of the the Seling family:

“The newest video dedicated to all mothers on Earth […] It’s a very emotional moment because, beyond such a sensitive and complex message that I don’t think leaves anyone indifferent, with me they appeared, for the first time together in a video, my mother and my daughter, the two angels of my life.”

Stella Mwangi – Reborn and “Tabasco 2”

Stella Mwangi has been Reborn. The Norwegian-Kenyan rapper has released a new album with eight songs, including previous single “Talk That Talk”. The tracks have been written with the intention of being used for visual media, such as TV shows and films — so listen out for them when you next turn on Netflix.

That’s not is from the Eurovision 2011 star. Stella also appears on the new single by Kenyan rapper KING KAKA, “Tabasco 2”. A hip hop song, it also features verses from Shekina Karen and Vallerie Muthoni.

Jeroen van der Boom & Russo – “Stukje Wijzer”

Dutch YouTuber Russo has an ongoing series where he works with other singers to create a song within one hour. For his latest video, Russo decided to invite De Toppers member, and Eurovision 2009 alum,  Jeroen van der Boom. The pair’s resulting song is “Stukje Wijzer”. It’s a mid-tempo pop tune that fits with Jeroen’s usual style.

Maraaya – “Zaklad”

Maraaya have been keeping a little secret from us — they’ve become parents. The Slovenian duo wanted the first precious moments of being a family to be away from the prying eyes of fans and press. But now, the Eurovision 2015 act have decided its the right time to share the joyous news. They’ve made the announcement through their new single “Zaklad” (“Treasure”), which details Marjetka and Raay’s joy after bringing life into the world: “And now the day is no longer ordinary / There’s an even bigger flame in me / I don’t need to look for dreams anymore, now that you’re here / You are the greatest treasure.”

In the description of the accompanying music video, Maraaya speak more about the song and their announcement:

“The feelings you experience when you become a parent, when you hug your child, the greatest treasure that life can give you, are forever written in the heart of a parent. Being a parent is the best life role for us. This time, in the music video for the song ‘ZAKLAD’, we share something that we thought would remain only our privacy forever. Speaking of greatest treasures, we thought it was the right moment to feature our greatest treasure in this video. Our family.”

Barei – “¡Cómo Dolisteis!”

It’s been over two years since we last had new music from Barei. But Spain’s Eurovision 2016 star is now back with “¡Cómo Dolisteis!” (“How You Hurt!”). The song is a pop ballad that utilises string and piano instrumentation in the verses, with synths and more digital beats then layered on top during the chorus.

Reni Tolvai feat. Kállay Saunders – “Baby”

Hungarian singer Reni Tolvai released her new album this week. On track #6, “Baby” you’ll find featured vocals from Kállay Saunders. The Eurovision 2014 star provides the second verse of the R&B song.

Laura Voutilainen – “Vihreetä valoo”

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Laura Voutilainen’s entry into the music industry and the release of her debut album. To kick off the celebrations, Finland’s Eurovision 2002 star has dropped “Vihreetä valoo” (“Green light”). It’s a fun, upbeat offering with 90’s reference points that hark back to Laura’s beginnings.

BERMUDU DIVSTŪRIS – “NO BUENO”

BERMUDU DIVSTŪRIS have added a tiny bit of Spanish into their latest single. It is predominantly sung in Latvian apart from the title lyrics “No Bueno” (“No good”). The song blends rap verses from the Eurovision 2011 alumni with a catchy house chorus.

Amandine Bourgeois – MEUF (Mille Et Une Femmes)

This is Amandine Bourgeois’ fifth studio album. Its title, MEUF, is an acronym for Mille Et Une Femmes (A Thousand and One Women). There are 14 songs to take a listen to, including recent singles “Un Jour” and “Je Veux Rêver”. France’s Eurovision 2013 representative brings us a mixture of pop tracks, some that utilise contemporary production and others that have a more classic French feel. The vast majority of songs are in French, except for “Je Crie La Vie”, which contains English lyrics.

Mandoki Soulmates – “Blood in the Water”

“Blood in the Water” is the first single from the upcoming album by Mandoki Soulmates, led by former Dschinghis Khan member Leslie Mándoki. It’s a lengthy track at almost seven minutes long, though this includes an instrumental section. In the lyrics, the group sing about those who go against the grain and risk being hunted down for being the “black sheep” amongst the norm: “Blood in the water, deep water / Sharks are all around / Get up on the ground / So play the music loud / We’re all swimming against the current / ‘Cause we’re a little different.”

Upon the release of the single, Eurovision 1979 alum Mándoki shared the following message: “We are in this little bit of crisis, and the compass is lost. But we have the answer. Music is the greatest unifier.”

Besa & Marin Hoxha – “Plastic Heart”

Before she releases the revamped version of her Eurovision 2024 entry, Besa has shared another new single. “Plastic Heart” sees the Albanian singer collaborating with music producer Marin Hoxha. The track combines electronic production with some traditional instruments. In the lyrics, Besa sings: “I’m stuck with your plastic heart / I’m lost without you, it’s no secret / Gave you my love, I let you keep it / You got me so good / With you I’m such a fool.”

LPS – Počakaj me

LPS have dropped their debut album. Počakaj me (Wait for me) features 10 songs, including previous singles “Insomnia”, “Osem korakov”, and the title track. The Eurovision 2022 band serve up a slice of Slovenian pop-rock that has a number of retro influences running throughout.

GANDIM feat. Mimicat – “Quase nos 40”

Mimicat has a big birthday coming up this year — the Portuguese star is set to hit 40 in October. But with this new milestone also comes the mid-life crisis. Mimicat laments her current situation: “Almost forty, life is halfway / I no longer recognise myself when I look in the mirror / I was a child not long ago / With dreams and my whole life ahead of me.” The Eurovision 2023 star provides the chorus for the new single, “Quase nos 40” (“Almost 40”), which is a collaboration alongside rapper GANDIM.

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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esc_fl
1 month ago

Testing to see if Wiwi is going to flag me for typing Palestine

esc_fl
esc_fl
1 month ago
Reply to  esc_fl

I’m just praying Eden stays safe from all the backlash KAN is deservedly going to get

Johnny
Johnny
1 month ago
Reply to  esc_fl

Im sick and tired of Israel, Palestine, Russia and everyone else. Why should we Europeans even care. They don’t care about us. Free Europe and Eurovision

Californian
Californian
1 month ago
Reply to  Johnny

Russia is in Europe and are European! Anyway, this is Eurovision. Consequently, politics should not be brought up here. Enjoy the music. That’s is all.

Californian
Californian
1 month ago
Reply to  esc_fl

Get your politics out of here. If you’re not talking about music then Shut It.

Alaska
Alaska
1 month ago

Conan! <3

#pioneer
#pioneer
1 month ago

BTW, new song from The Frajle has two more ESC connected names singing the song together with them: Lozano is the same guy who sung for North Macedonia at ESC 2013 as part of that duo and is the woman who represented Yugoslavia in 1987 iirc as a lead singer of the group Novi fosili…so it’s not just Sergej 😀

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago

Barbara ?

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago

It was a big heart for her of course not an interrogation

vetrina
vetrina
1 month ago

Mahmood x Angèle!!!

usain1
usain1
1 month ago
Reply to  vetrina

It’s soooo good!