Det blev ingen Eurovisionsvinst

 

 

Saara Aalto blev näst sist i Eurovisionsfinalen vilket var en alldeles för dålig placering för en sångare av hennes kapacitet!

Hon gjorde allt rätt men tyvärr kan det vara så enkelt att Finland måste topprestera i flera år i rad framöver för att Eurovisionspubliken ska få upp ögonen för tävlanden från Finland.

År av rättvisemärkta finska artister i form av rent ut sagt konstiga typer och tävlingsbidrag har lämnat spår efter sig. Det går inte att år efter år skicka sneda och vinda artister tillsammans med den ena kassa låten efter den andra till en tävling där allt handlar om yta och perfektionism och sedan skicka ett proffs som Saara Aalto till tävlingen och naivt tro att allt är glömt och förlåtet.

Nej Finland, ni är fortfarande kusinen från landet i Eurovisionssammanhang. Tvätta bort gödsellukten från kroppen och fortsätt nu att  ta tävlingen på a l l v a r  så kan ni börja prata med de stora grabbarna om några år. Kanske resulterar det i att till och med den mest arrogante Expressenskribenten slutar att skriva bittra påståenden om finska artister och att den av Aftonbladet utsände ställer relevanta frågor i presskonferensen istället för tjuvnyp. Han behöver inte bli lika inställsam som han är mot de svenska artisterna med det går att bete sig proffsigt också.

 

 

Saara Aalto lyckades ändå att skrapa ihop 23 av folkets röster vilket var något fler än vad Benjamin Ingrosso fick med sina 21. Från att legat tvåa efter juryrösterna så halkade han ner till sjunde plats och skulle utan juryrösterna varit på 23 plats av 26 möjliga efter folkets röster. Det är vad Europa tyckte om Benjamins låt . För att komma ihåg så består varje jurygrupp av bara fem personer. HÄR finns alla officiella röstningsresultat .

Nästa års tävling avgörs i Israel. Hmm.. Hoppas att Iran har slutat med att skjuta missiler mot Israel till dess annars blir tävlingen lite väl spännande .

This is Saara Aalto – Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Saara Aalto from runner up in X-Factor UK 2016 to Eurovision Song Contest 2018

 

X-Factor UK 2016

After her performances in the semi finals, bookies made her the new favorite to win the series, overtaking Matt Terry who had been the favorite from the beginning of the live shows.

She reached the finals along with Terry and boy band 5 After Midnight. She safely made it through to the second night of the final along with Terry and eventually finished as runner-up with only 8% separating the two finalists.

Voting statistics published after show revealed that she had topped the vote on the first night of the final, marking the first time in the show’s history that a competitor had topped the vote on the first night of the final but failed to go on to win the series.

 

 Interview with Saara Aalto before 1st Semi-final in ESC 2018.

The song Monsters is about bullying and how she decided the get rid of those bullying monsters and no more be afraid .

She is proud to have become an ambassador for the Princess Diana Awards anti-bullying campaign.

She wrote the lyrics and music to Monsters last year in London with Joy and Linnea Deb from Sweden  and Ki Fitzgerald from UK.

Saara Aalto – Monsters – Finland – LIVE – First Semi-Final – Eurovision 2018

The Running Order in Grand-final ESC 2018

01. Ukraine
02. Spain
03. Slovenia
04. Lithuania
05. Austria
06. Estonia
07. Norway
08. Portugal
09. United Kingdom
10. Serbia
11. Germany
12. Albania
13. France
14. Czech Republic
15. Denmark
16. Australia
17. FINLAND
18. Bulgaria
19. Moldova
20. Sweden
21. Hungary
22. Israel
23. The Netherlands
24. Ireland
25. Cyprus
26. Italy

 

De svenska jurymedlemmarna i ESC 2018

De svenska jurymedlemmarna i ESC 2018

Årets svenska juryröster i Eurovision Song Contest 2018 delas ut av en jurygrupp bestående av  fem personer som alla är aktiva inom svenskt musikliv.

 

Robert Sehlberg Juryns ordförande Head of Music, MTG Radio

 

Mariette Hansson Artist

 

Josefin Glenmark Singer and songwriter

 

Arantxa Álvarez Host, singer and radioDJ

 

Hamed Pirouzpanah K-one Composer and Producer

 

De svenska rösterna lämnas av Felix Sandman

Eurovision Craziest Outfits

Eurovision Song Contest 2018 – Second Semi-final – Benjamin Ingrosso

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Second Semi-Final 10 May 2018 Tune in live at 21:00 CEST

Benjamin Ingrosso will represent Sweden in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Dance You Off’.

Voting in the Semi-Finals

You can only vote in the Semi-Final your country takes part in. Viewers in Spain, the United Kingdom and Portugal can also vote in the first Semi-Final. Viewers in France, Germany and Italy can also vote in the second Semi-Final.

After all songs have been performed, you can vote for your favourites for ±15 minutes. You can vote by telephone and SMS through the numbers shown on your screen, and via the official app. Rates and legal terms will be shown on screen.

You can vote up to 20 times, but you cannot vote for the country you are voting from.
Televotes make up 50% of the result, the other 50% are being determined by a professional jury in each participating country.
Vote through the official app

The official Eurovision Song Contest app is your ultimate second screen tool during the live shows, available for your iOS, Android and Windows device. You’ll get live information about the participants, shortlist your favourites and vote.

After voting you get a special video message from your favourite contestant. The app also features the latest news, videos and backstage photo galleries, selfie filters and easy access to the songs.

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The expert jurors

Juries determine 50% of the result. Curious who they are?
Dance You Off
Performed by Benjamin Ingrosso
Written by MAG, Louis Schoorl, K Nita, Benjamin Ingrosso
Composed by MAG, Louis Schoorl, K Nita, Benjamin Ingrosso

 

Eurovision Song Contest 2018 – First Semi-final – Saara Aalto


First Semi-Final 8 May 2018 Tune in live at 21:00 CEST

Saara Aalto will represent Finland at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Monsters’.

 

Voting in the Semi-Finals

You can only vote in the Semi-Final your country takes part in. Viewers in Spain, the United Kingdom and Portugal can also vote in the first Semi-Final. Viewers in France, Germany and Italy can also vote in the second Semi-Final.

After all songs have been performed, you can vote for your favourites for ±15 minutes. You can vote by telephone and SMS through the numbers shown on your screen, and via the official app. Rates and legal terms will be shown on screen.

You can vote up to 20 times, but you cannot vote for the country you are voting from.
Televotes make up 50% of the result, the other 50% are being determined by a professional jury in each participating country.

 Vote through the official app

The official Eurovision Song Contest app is your ultimate second screen tool during the live shows, available for your iOS, Android and Windows device. You’ll get live information about the participants, shortlist your favourites and vote.

After voting you get a special video message from your favourite contestant. The app also features the latest news, videos and backstage photo galleries, selfie filters and easy access to the songs.

Download for Android
Download for iOS
Download for Windows Phone

The expert jurors

Juries determine 50% of the result. Curious who they are?

 

Monsters
Performed by Saara Aalto
Written by Saara Aalto, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Ki Fitzgerald
Composed by Saara Aalto, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Ki Fitzgerald

Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon 2018 – The Nordic Countries

These are the Nordic entries at European Song Contest in Lisbon 2018

 

First Semi-Final

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018, 21:00 CEST

 

Ari Ólafsson will represent Iceland at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Our Choice’.

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Saara Aalto will represent Finland at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Monsters’.

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Second Semi-Final

Thursday, 10 May, 2018, 21:00 CEST

 

Alexander Rybak will represent Norway in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘That’s How You Write A Song’.


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Rasmussen will represent Denmark at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Higher Ground’.

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Benjamin Ingrosso will represent Sweden in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Dance You Off’.

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Grand Final

Saturday, 12 May, 2018, 21:00 CEST

 

Benjamin Ingrosso from Sweden to ESC in Portugal 2018

Congratulations to Benjamin Ingrosso! You´ll gonna dance Europe off!

Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance You Off

I see that look in your eyes
but I ain’t feeling no pressure
Pressure
Feels like I’m stuck here in time
while I’ve been trying to forget ya
Forget ya
Just wanna da da dance you off
So don’t you da da dare wait up
Cause I just wanna feel the mood
Girl with anyone but you
And I might now
Yeah I might now
Just trying to have myself a time
So I just don’t care if you mind
Cause I just wanna feel the mood
Girl with anyone but you
And I might now Yeah I might now
Treating you good we were gold
I dug you like you were treasure
So don’t act like I’m the cruel one
when I know you know better
And I
And I
oh I used to think that you were worth the best in life
Cause I loved it I loved it
Feels like I’m stuck here in time
while I’ve been trying to forget ya
Just wanna da da dance you off
So don’t you da da dare wait up
Cause I just wanna feel the mood
Girl with anyone but you
And I might now
Yeah I might now
Just trying to have myself a time
So I just don’t care if you mind
Cause I just wanna feel the mood
Girl with anyone but you
And I might now
yeah I might now
I’m just gonna dance you off the floor
I’m just gonna dance you off the floor
I used to think that you were worth my every night
Just wanna da da dance you off
So don’t you da da dare wait up
Cause I just wanna feel the mood
Girl with anyone but you
And I might now Yeah I might now
Just trying to have myself a time
So I just don’t care if you mind
Cause I just wanna feel the mood
Girl with anyone but you
I might now
I might now

Written by: Benjamin Ingrosso, MAG, Louis Schoorl och K Nita.

Congratulations Portugal!

Salvador Sobral is a singer who manages to put across a unique musical sensibility and magnetism on stage. He  represented Portugal in Kyiv with the song Amar Pelos Dois (For The Both Of Us), penned by his sister Luisa.

Salvador Sobral studied Psychology, but his overwhelming passion for music took over and he has proved to be one of the great promises in the Portuguese and Spanish music scene.

While he lived in the United States and in Barcelona, where he studied at the prestigious school Taller de Musics, he carried out several musical projects: he composed for himself but at the same time he created audacious performances inspired by Chet Baker, took in bossa-nova and lent his songs the sweet sonorities of Latin America.
His voice, always in the right place and over which he has full, flawless control, and the magnetism with which he wins people over when he’s on stage, have awarded him the best reviews from the specialised press, colleagues and, most importantly, from the ultimate judge; the public.

Excuse Me (2016), his debut album, was a musical co-production of Júlio Resende, Leonardo Aldrey and Salvador himself.
Things you should know about Salvador Sobral
What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?
-Simplicity, emotion and spontaneity.
What are the three most impressive facts about you?
-Being truth, genuine and emotional.
Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?
-Nope, I just prepare to sing with all my heart.
Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?
-It can be good for my career, for people outside of Portugal to know and recognise my work.
About the composer
Born in Lisbon 29 years ago, Luísa Sobral is among the most important songwriters and singers of the new generation of Portuguese musicians and she is also one of those rare cases of ”love at first song”. She presented herself to the public in 2011, with her debut album The Cherry On My Cake, which was surprisingly mature for such a young artist. It was a reflection of four years abroad as a distinguished student at the Berklee College of Music, where she graduated in 2009.
Many times she had to play and sing in American restaurants and bars to help cover costs, which turned out to be decisive real-time education for her stage career.

In Luisa, her fourth album (2016), there is a stronger bond with her listeners, showing the artist has entered a new level of creative maturity, ahead of her age, as always. Luísa states she wouldn’t change the turmoil of her life for anything in this world. The stage is her home. And she kindly invites us to visit her. And makes us feel at home.

Here are the lyrics!

Here are the jury and tele votes for semi-final 1&2.


Robin Bengtsson vidare till final i ESC.

Robin Bengtsson gick vidare till final i ESC trots ljudproblem .

ALL OVER PRESS

Jag höll mig vaken under Finlands låt och även la ut 3,60 på en SMS-röst på den finska låten bara för att jag är född och uppvuxen där även om finländare verkar göra a l l t  för att inte vinna. Och nej, det fanns inte bättre låt heller som borde ha skickats därifrån. Den här var den bästa låten! Tredje året i rad nu som Finland inte är med i finalprogrammet.

Men grattis Robin! Nu håller jag tummarna på lördag!

Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

The Five Nordic Countries.

First Semi-Final Tuesday,        9 May, 2017

Second Semi-Final Thursday, 11 May, 2017

Grand Final Saturday,              13 May, 2017

 

Where are You from and wich song is Your favourite?

Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Robin Bengtsson from Sweden!

 

Robin Bengtsson is a singer and songwriter, among other things. He loves music, travelling, family, cars, motorcycles and will represent Sweden in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with I Can’t Go On.

He has a start number 1 in the first Semi-Final on Tuesday, 9 May, 2017.

At the age of 13, Robin started playing the guitar, after having played trumpet for years. In 2008, at 17, he entered Swedish Idol and literally blew the judges away with his soulful and mature voice. Everyone agreed that there was something very special about his voice and personality! Since then he has toured with his band, written music, released a couple of singles and not least gained lots of experience.
In 2016 Robin achieved huge success with Constellation Prize through Melodifestivalen, placing 5th, selling double platinum and gaining massive airplay. This year he participated once again in the Swedish national selection TV shows with the song I Can’t Go On, which took him directly to the final and now to the ultimate goal: Winning the whole thing.

👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽 how sick is this stage!?

Ett inlägg delat av Robin Bengtsson (@robinbengtssons)

Things you should know about Robin Bengtsson!

What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?

Great song, cool staging and the experienced songwriters; one former Melodifestivalen winner as an artist and two former as songwriters.

What are the three most impressive facts about you?

  • Former motorcross rider.
  • I’m a father.
  • I love to practice various action sports.

Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?

Not much, I do all the preparations days before so the main thing is to focus!

Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?

I watch it since I was a kid so it’s always been a dream of mine. It will also be cool to meet people from all over Europe in one place!

About the song writers & composers

Robin Stjernberg won the Swedish national selection and participated in Eurovision in 2013 with the song You and since then he’s been busy releasing music on his own as well as writing and producing for others. Robin is acknowledged as one of Sweden’s most interesting up and coming songwriters.
David Kreuger is an international established Swedish songwriter and producer. He was one of the producers in Cheiron Studios and delivered songs at that time to Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears. Successes with Westlife, Il Divo, Boyzone and more. David is also one of the writers behind Undo with Sanna Nielsen.
Hamed K-One Pirouzpanah is a Swedish songwriter and producer with Iranian background. He has co-written three contributions to Melodifestivalen in 2014; Undo (Sanna Nielsen), Yes We Can (Oscar Zia) and Blame it on the Disco (Alcazar). All three grants went straight to the final and the former won the whole contest and represented Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 in Copenhagen, finishing third.

 

You can find the most of this info and much  more at Eurovision.tv !
 

Robin Bengtsson – 17 år?

 

Robin Bengtsson berättar på sin Insta att han har rakat sig och att han tycker sig  se ut som 17-åring. Jag vet inte det, jag tycker det ser mera ut som att han trycker ut något.

Just det, snart är det dags för ESC i Ukraina! Undrar om Ellen B hejar på honom. De två hade ju en fling förut.

Wiktoria – As I lay me down.

Wiktoria – As I Lay Me Down . Grattis till finalplatsen I Stockholm! Tråkigt att du inte gick vidare ESC. 

 

Zara Larsson in Swedish Melodifestivalen 2017.

Zara Larsson sings her new song Only You and I would like and also Ain’t my fault at Swedish final for ESC 2017.

And Only You release March 17.