“My Turn”, a plea for love and care from the Czech Republic – Martina Bárta visits ESC Radio studio – listen to our exclusive interview
For the Czech Republic it’s the sixth participation in the Eurovision Song Contest this year, and 28-year-old Martina Bárta will be flying the flag for her home country in Kyiv in May. The Czech entry is called My Turn, a deep message of love and care, a message that couldn’t feel more topical.
Martina visited ESC Radio studio to speak about the selection of the song, her musical background, and the preparations for the performance on stage in Kyiv this coming May.
Read more to listen to the interview, watch the official music video of My Turn and find some photos from Martina’s visit at ESC Radio studio…
Iceland’s Söngvakeppnin national selection underway – Daði Freyr (“Hvað með það? / Is This Love?”) visits ESC Radio studio – listen to our exclusive interview
The second semi-final of Iceland’s 2017 Söngvakeppnin national selection for Eurovision is due to take place this coming Saturday, 4 March, and one of the six competing acts hoping to win the ticket to Kyiv is Daði Freyr Pétursson who, together with his band Gagnamagnið, will be performing Hvað með það? / Is This Love?
Daði visited ESC Radio studio for an exclusive interview. He speaks about his music, about Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest and his plans for a performance “that people will remember even in ten years” from now.
Read more to listen to the interview, check out the videos of both the Icelandic and English versions of Daði’s Söngvakeppnin entry and find some photos from his visit at ESC Radio studio…
All across Europe the national selections for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest are well underway. Switzerland started the season end of last year, Albania held their Festivali i Këngës end of December, Spain, Lithuania, Hungary, Belarus, the United Kingdom and many others are following on the heels to find their representatives for the 62nd edition of the Contest to be held in Kiyv, Ukraine, in May.
As usual at this time of year, we put a focus on the music from these national selections, playing also many songs that do not qualify for the Contest but still deserve another listen. Quite many of them get a lot of airplay in their home countries, some become chart hits. While the national selections continue, our playlist will be regularly updated. At the same time we will continue to offer you popular Eurovision songs and hits from recent years, ESC classics and remixes.
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Last night, during the last thirty minutes of the year the countdown of the 250 most popular Eurovision songs was completed. And once again Euphoria, Sweden’s 2012 Eurovision winning song, came out on top – congratulations!
Italy’s 2015 entry Grande Amore by Il Volo finished in second place, one position higher than last year. Third place goes to You Are The Only One, Sergey Lazarev’s 2016 entry for Russia, followed by the 2016 ESC winning song, Jamala’s 1944, in fourth place.
Four more Eurovision winning songs reached the Top 10 – Everyway That I Can (Sertab, Turkey 2003), Heroes (Måns Zelmerlöw, Sweden 2015), Molitva (Marija Šerifović, Serbia 2007) and Rise Like A Phoenix (Conchita Wurst, Austria 2014) –, plus Bulgaria’s 2016 entry If Love Was A Crime, performed by Poli Genova, and Spain’s 2012 entry Quédate Conmigo by Pastora Soler.
Read more and check out the full results…
Joe and Jake, who represented the United Kingdom at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm with the song “You’re Not Alone”, were the winners in this year’s ESC Radio Awards poll in the category „Best Group“. With a special video message they now want to sincerely thank all their fans who voted for them.
On Saturday 21 January 2017, Joe and Jake will be performing at the OGAE Eurovision fan club meeting in Munich, Germany.
About the Awards:
Between June 25 and July 3, ESC Radio listeners and Eurovision fans had the opportunity to vote for their favourite songs and acts of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Votes came in not only from the 42 participating countries, but from all corners of Europe and other parts of the world like Australia, Asia, North and South America.
Eurovision Top 250 – countdown of the most popular Eurovision songs on New Year’s Eve 31 December, 11:00 CET!
The voting for the 2016 edition of the Eurovision TOP 250 is closed. For the ninth time this year the world-wide fans of the Contest voted their favourite songs from the Eurovision Song Contest history. The poll is a collaboration with by 12points.tv, songfestival.be, ilkar.blogspot.com, songfestivalweblog.nl, and eurovisionbelgium.blogspot.com.
On New Year’s Eve, 31 December, ESC Radio will present you the countdown of the 250 most voted songs. Can Loreen’s Euphoria hold the number one position? How will the 2016 Eurovision winning song 1944 by Jamala come off? Or will this year’s most commercially succesful song, Sweden’s If I Were Sorry, performed by Frans, make it to the top?
Tune in to ESC Radio on New Year’s Eve, 31 December, at 11:00 CET, and find out!
For the results of last year’s voting please visit: