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A look back at the ESC 2015 national selections, Part I

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Recently the last national finals of the 2015 ESC pre-selection season completed the line-up for the 60th Eurovision Song Contest. During the past few months, more than 300 songs have been performed, and many of you have followed the national selections attentively. A personal favourite sometimes wins, sometimes is narrowly beaten into second place, sometimes ends up as just another also-ran.

We have compiled a number of videos of songs that didn’t make it to the Eurovision Song Contest. Though they did not win the national selection, they became popular and have been requested a lot on ESC Radio. Read more and check out the videos…

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Recently the last national finals of the 2015 ESC pre-selection season completed the line-up for the 60th Eurovision Song Contest. During the past few months, more than 300 songs have been performed, and many of you have followed the national selections attentively. A personal favourite sometimes wins, sometimes is narrowly beaten into second place, sometimes ends up as just another also-ran.

We have compiled a number of videos of songs that didn’t make it to the Eurovision Song Contest. Though they did not win the national selection, they became popular and have been requested a lot by the listeners. Tune in to ESC Radio to find the songs in our playlist and check your favourite digital music store to download them!

Watch the videos here:

 

With the song Suitcase, written by Micky Skeel and Magnus Funemyr, Anne Gadegaard came a close second in Denmark’s Melodi Grand Prix:

 

The four-piece band Satin Circus were runners-up in Finland’s national selection ‘Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu’. Watch the music video of Crossroads:

 

Together with Yaroslav Rakitin, Norway’s 2009 Eurovision Song Contest winner Alexander Rybak wrote the song Accent for the girl group Milki, participants in the Belarusian national final and placed fourth:

 

Nek finished second place in the ‘Big Artists’ section at this year’s Festival di Sanremo. Fatti avanti amore became a top ten hit in Italy:


Nek – Fatti Avanti Amore (Sanremo 2015) on MUZU.TV

 

Runner-up in Switzerland’s national final was the band Timebelle with the song Singing About Love. Watch their performance again here:

 

Kati Wolf, Hungary’s 2011 Eurovision representative (What About My Dreams), competed again at this year’s A Dal, the country’s national selection process. Ne Engedj El (Don’t let me go) finished fifth in the final:

 

Runner-up in Estonia’s ‘Eesti Laul’ national selection was the song Burning Lights, written and performed by Daniel Levi:

 

SunStroke Project represented Moldova at the 2010 Contest in Oslo, Norway. For this year’s Moldovan selection they teamed up with DJ Michael Ra to perform Day After Day, placed third in the final:

 

Another familiar name for many Eurovision fans is Luminița Anghel, Romania’s 2005 ESC representative (Let Me Try). In this year’s ‘Selecția Națională’ she finished second with the song A Million Stars, written and composed by Andrei Tudor and Cristian Faur:

 

This one came second in Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix, Thunderstruck, performed by Erlend Bratland:

 

Eurovision 2015 host country Austria held its national final on 13 March. One of the six competing finalists was 18-year old ZOË who performed the French-English tune Quel Filou, placed third:

 

Ádám Szabó was one of the finalists in Hungary’s A Dal competition, his entry Give Me Your Love finished in second place:

 

Sweden’s Melodifestivalen was held two weeks ago, on 14 March, Don’t Stop Believing, written by Miss Li and Sonny Gustafsson and performed by Mariette, took third place:

Stay tuned for Part II of our look back on the 2015 ESC national selections!

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