A special Eurovision guest joins us this week, and she doesnt come empty handed as she brings fab new music for you. We also give away another official 2021 contest CD to a listener for picking their fan favourite and we head to the Baltics for our Triple Play…
Latvia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 21 times since making its debut at the contest in 2000, where the group Brainstorm finished third with the song “My Star”. They won the contest in 2002, with Marie N and the song “I Wanna”, defeating Malta by 12 points. Latvia is the second former Soviet country to win the contest. The 2003 contest was held in the Latvian capital Riga. The country achieved its third top 10 result in 2005, when Walters and Kazha finished fifth with “The War Is Not Over”.
This Weeks Highlights
Antique is a Greek–Swedish singing duo consisting of Helena Paparizou and Nikos Panagiotidis. Originating in Sweden they combined Greek popular music and lyrics with a Nordic dance-pop beat. Both Paparizou and Panagiotidis were born and raised in Sweden by Greek parents. They were the first ever to be nominated for a Swedish Grammis in the category modern dance with a Greek song.
In 2001, Antique were selected to represent Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen with the song “Die for You”. It was sung in a blend of English and Greek, ending with a third place – only behind Estonia and hosts Denmark. After 19 years of hiatus the group reunited in March 2022 in Greece releasing a cover hit song from 90’s meant to be their comeback in music industry.
|3||Hello From Mars||F.L.Y.||2003 Latvia|
|4||Dziesma Par Laima||Fomins & Kleins||2004 Latvia|
|5||Beautiful Song||Anmary||2012 Latvia|
|6||My Last Breath||James Newman||2020 United Kingdom|
|7||In Love For A While||Anna Rossinelli||2011 Switzerland|
|8||Forevermore||Anna Rossinelli||2021 Non Contest|
|9||Le Dernier Qui A Parle||Amina||1991 France|
|10||(I Would) Die For You||Antique||2001 Greece|
|11||I Love You Mi Vada||D’Nash||2007 Spain|
|12||Yodel It!||Ilinca Feat. Alex Florea||2017 Romania|