This month of April marks two years, since Ela, Natalie and Yvonne, better known as Elaiza, toured radio stations and tv shows to present Is It Right, their 2014 Eurovision entry for Germany, and their debut album Gallery. Currently the girls are busy promoting their brand new single Hurricane and the upcoming second album Restless, due to be released the 6th of May.
Elaiza visited ESC Radio studio for an exclusive interview in which they look back on their Copenhagen Eurovision adventure, talk about their new album Restless, “the sound of Elaiza in 2016”, and comment on this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Stockholm on 10, 12 and 14 May.
Read more to listen to the interview, check out the lyric video of the new single Hurricane, and fine some more photos of the band’s visit at ESC Radio studio…
As Sweden prepares to host the 61st edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, we have adapted the ESC Radio playlist paying special tribute to the country‘s contribution to the world’s biggest music competition. Sweden is one of the most successful nations, with a total of six victories, right behind Ireland who have won seven times. Sweden is also the most successful country of the 21st century with eight top five results, two of them wins.
Since 1959, the Swedish entry has been chosen through an annual televised competition, known since 1967 as Melodifestivalen. Many non-winning songs from Melodifestivalen became huge hits and many of them are very popular with the ESC fan community, even if they didn’t make it to the international contest.
Tune in to ESC Radio and find not only the big Swedish Eurovision hits like Loreen’s Euphoria, ABBA’s Waterloo, Mans‘ Heroes and Carola’s Främling in our playlist, but also popular Melodifestivalen acts like Alcazar, Shirley Clamp, Danny Saucedo, BWO, Linda Bengtzing, Barbados and many more!
In December she won the fifth season of ‘The Voice of Germany’, the country’s most popular TV talent show, and this coming Thursday, 25 February, 17-year-old Jamie-Lee Kriewitz will be performing her winning song Ghost in ‘Unser Lied für Stockholm’, the German national final for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Jamie-Lee stands out not only with her amazing voice but also with her individual style.
Jamie visited the ESC Radio studio in Berlin for an exclusive interview in which she talks about her experience with ‘The Voice’, about Decora Kei and her styling and explains why she decided to participate in the national selection and embark on this Eurovision adventure.
Read more to listen to the interview, watch the music video of Ghost, and find more photos of Jamie-Lee’s visit at ESC Radio studio…
The five-piece band Woods of Birnam was founded in 2011, but only three years later, at the end of 2014 their self-titled debut album Woods of Birnam was released.
Now the band is one of the ten acts to compete in the Eurovision 2016 German national final where they will be performing the song Lift Me Up (from the Underground).
Three members of the band – Christian Friedel (lead vocals, piano), Uwe Pasora (bass) and Christian Grochau (drums) – visited the ESC Radio studio in Berlin for an exclusive interview in which they explain the Shakespearean origin of the band name, surprise with solid knowledge of Eurovision and talk about their upcoming performance at the German national final.
Read more to listen to the interview, watch the official music video of the band’s entry Lift Me Up (from the Underground) and check out some photos from their visit at the ESC Radio studio…
Laila Samuels (Melodi Grand Prix Norway 2016) visits ESC Radio studio – listen to our exclusive interview
Norway’s ‘Melodi Grand Prix’ 2016, the country’s national final for the Eurovision Song Contest, will take place on 27 February at the Oslo Spektrum, Oslo. Ten acts will be competing, and one of them is 35-year-old singer songwriter Laila Samuels with the song Afterglow.
Laila visited ESC Radio studio today for an exclusive interview. In the interview she speaks about her career as part of Norwegian girl band The Tuesdays, her Eurovision-related songwriting, and her plans for the performance of Afterglow at the Melodi Grand Prix final on 27 February.
Read more to listen to the interview, watch the video of the acoustic version of Afterglow and check out the photos from Laila’s visit at ESC Radio studio…
With the current success of German pop schlager, many fans of this music were happy when the news came out that Ella Endlich would participate in ‘Unser Lied für Stockholm’, Germany’s national final for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. With the song Adrenalin, Ella aims to represent her country at the biggest music competition in the world – a “childhood dream” for the 31-year-old singer.
Ella visited our ESC Radio studio for an exclusive interview in which she speaks about her career in the music business, her new album under new management and with a new production team, and she reveals some first details of her performance for the German final on 25 February!
Read more to listen to the interview and check out some photos from Ella’s visit at ESC Radio studio in Berlin…