Saturday, January 31, 2009

Hear a clip of Man Meadow's song for Poland!

A clip of 'Love is Gonna Get You' sung by Man Meadow
(Music: Thomas G'son / Andreas Rickstrand, Lyrics: Thomas G'son) has been released. It is one of 10 songs in Piosenka dla Europy.
Check it out here!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Who will represent Denmark in Eurovision 2009?


This weekend goes Eurovision crazy with 10 live shows over the course of the weekend. My laptop will probably explode on Saturday night!

One of the most anticipated finals for me is Dansk Melodi Grand Prix!

The selection of songs is fantastic and of the 10 I love 5 of them!

My favourite is Hera Bjork with 'Someday'.

Hera the backing singer for Euroband in Belgrade is singing the song written by Euro fans Christina Schilling, Jonas Gladnikoff, Daniel Nilsson and Henrik Szabo.The song is a real builder and will definately be a big fan favourite and I would truly love to see this represent Denmark.

Others I am a big fan of is 'Det Det' sung by girl group Sukkerchok! This a real catchy song that has a real feel good factor.

Trine, Claus and Ronan Keating's twin Brinck winning would all have me smiling on Saturday night!

It looks like Johnny Deluxe is the favourite to win but with such a strong line up of songs it seems very open!

The Jade vs Mark Show

'My Time' will be one of the three songs that the final 3 acts perform on Saturday night. Unless it all goes horribly wrong The Twins will go first and it will be head to head for Jade and Mark.

I have always triumphed Jade above Mark but I would be happy with either of those as I think Mark may bring in more votes in Moscow. With Jade in the 'Danger Zone' on Saturday night who knows what could happen. I think I will make my final decision when I hear them sing Andrew and Diane's masterpiece!


Waldo's People all the way! With favourites Passionworks not qualifying directly I am now almost convinced that 'Lose Control' can win Euroviisut 2009!


I am in love with Tone's 'Butterflies' and would be stunned if she didn't go direct to Specktrum. Wenche hits the stage with some great schlager and Alexander from Zuma will be vying for a final place with 'Find my Girl'

Others gems I am looking forward to hearing are Electra 'Got no Love' who will compete in the 4th Icelandic semi, Karmen Na na na will be hoping to qualify with 'A si želiš' and Dalma, Caitlin and Elena in Romania!!


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Baby Bengtzing on the way!

Congratulations to Linda Bengtzing who has announced she is pregnant!

Linda has pulled out of Diggiloo and will be replaced by Molly Sanden.

Schlagerqueen wishes Linda and her boyfriend Peter Ståhl Gren all the best.

Linda Statue Appeal!

As announced this week Linda Martin will chair the committee to select the 6 finalists for Eurosong 2009.

As announced on The Late Late Show last night the winner will be selected using a mixture of public and regional jury voting!

Over on facebook a group has been set up called The Linda Martin Statue Appeal!

Love it! Check it out here

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Your Country Needs You to sing in tune!

'Charl-Lot' finally got her marching orders last night and her face looked like a slapped arse when the Lord chose her over The Emperors!
Charlotte was painful to listen to and looked so awkward on stage.

I thought last nights performances were poor. I was really looking forward to Jade singing a ballad but she was vocally off and nervous particularly in the first half of the song.
I still love her though!
It will be interesting to see what kind of a song she is given but so far the strutting dancing diva seems to suit better.
It is certainly clear that her only competition at this stage is Mark who has a little Mans about him!

It is very exciting to have Diane Warren on board and I have no doubt the quality of the song will be very high. Let's hope next week shows an improvement.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Could we have an Irish Bucks Fizz?

Irish radio have announced that pop mogul and Eurovision fan Louis Walsh will be holding open auditions for a group that he plans to enter Eurosong 2009!
He plans to have them sing a Bucks Fizz style song!
With rumours that Leona Daly, Donal Skehan and 'What's another Year' composer Shay Healy planning a return it looks like a stellar line up!
Deadline is February 2nd.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Oh ah just a little bit!

1st live elimination show begins on BBC1 in 20 minutes!
Good luck Jade!
Emperors of Soul or Charlotte for the chop!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Ronan Keating in Danish Final!!!

Yes its true!
Ronan Keating has written a song that has made it to the final 12 songs hoping to win the opportunity to represent Denmark at Eurovision 2009.
The song will be sung by Niels Brinck
and is called 'Believe again' (Very appropriate following Dima's win!)
Ronan has collaborated with Lars Halvor Jensen and Martin Larsson.
The Danish final will take place on January 31st.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

E.M.D. let me love you..!

Congratulations to E.M.D. who last night won song of the year at the Swedish Grammies!

Their hit 'Jennie Let me Love You' which topped the charts in 2008 was voted for by the Swedish public.
The trio who were looking very dapper last night will compete in the 3rd Melodifestivalen heat on February 21st.
Let's hope for a great song!
(pic coutesy of: gylleneskor)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Tell me its not true!

According to Ladbrokes Markoolio is the favourite to win Sweden's ticket to Moscow! Noooo!

Markoolio has odds of 4/1 to win with his song 'Karlekssang fran mig' followed closely by Mans at 4.5/1

Shirley is next at 8/1, BWO are 9/1 and Molly Sanden is at 10/1.

The bottom of the betting includes sisters Lili+Susie at 101/1 with their 80s inspired song 'Show me Heaven' !

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Will it be London 2010?

Last night saw the BBC try and save the United Kingdom from the run of disappointing results that culminated in last place for Andy in 2008.
'Your Country Needs You' saw Andrew and Graham embark on a quest to figure out what exactly is going wrong with the U.K. entry and try to find a solution to this problem.
The show was entertaining to watch and the chemistry between Andrew and Graham worked very well. I was impressed at the developments that the BBC took in order to gain a little self promotion amongst many Eastern European countries and I certainly got the impression that although presented in a light hearted manner Andrew and his team approached this task with the gravity and importance it deserved.
This was made very clear when Andrew returned from his trip and came to a realisation that many Eastern countries treat the U.K. with contempt for how they approach Eurovision.
Then it was on to selecting the six acts to make it through to the live shows. Among those who we saw were Dutch group Bearforce 1 who had expressed an interest in representing The Netherlands at Eurovision. However, Andrew and Colin Barlow dismissed them immediately!
Also in one of the V.T's I noticed Kamel from Big Brother 6. Kamel is a big fan of all things Eurovision and has wanted to enter for Turkey in the past.
Many of the acts were of a high standard but no one act stood out from the beginning. I thought the stunning Rita would have been a good finalist but she chose to turn down the offer and blonde haired Victor who sang 'Love Changes Everything' proved to be one of the stronger male vocals.
The six finalist who were revealed:
1. Damien
He's currently a resident singer at Ruby Blues and Players in Charing Cross.
This year he has also been a backing vocalist for Tom Jones appearing on Jools Holland, Strictly and ITV1's 'Here come the Boys'. Plus Damien used to live with Celebrity Hair Stylist, Nicky Clarke. so his hair will always be perfect!
2. The Twins aka Francine and Nicola
The girls who made it to X Factor boot camp this year grabbed my attention from the beginning. On paper this kind of group doesn't prove very successful at Eurovision but time will tell. They certainly want to give it their all but will need to keep their emotions in check to last the pace.
3. Charlotte
The youngest competitor Charlotte from Harlow in Essex Graduated from the Sylvia Young school in 2007. I was disappointed she made the final six as I felt her vocals were weak and out of tune. There were better female vocalists who lost out on this place.
4. Emperors of Soul
Ok, where do I start? I don't dislike this band, they seem like nice guys but are totally unsuitable for Eurovision. Someone told me last night that they reminded him of 5 Andy Abrahams! What a frightening image!
5. Mark
Mark is currently playing Prince Charming in Panto at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley.
As a dancer he has performed with Will Young, Gareth Gates, Liberty X, Westlife, Ronan Keating and Charlotte Church so he can certainly move!
I like Mark. He seems versatile with a strong voice. Could he be the U.K.'s answer to Mans?
6. Jade
Internet forums were flodded with the suspicion surrounding Jade's late introduction to the show! 'The production team' suddenly found this girl! However, it was done I don't really care as I think Jade could be a great contestant.
Previously signed to Sony BMG as a soloist and with girl band Trinity Stone she certainly can sing and seems to be the favourite to win the show.
I am looking forward to the next few weeks and I'm sure opinions will change as the weeks progress but right now my top 3 are Jade, The Twins and Mark!
What do you think?

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Jade for UK 2009?

Check out Jade from tonights 'Your Country Needs You' with her band Trinity Stone who were signed to Sony!

The twins for UK 2009?