UKRAINE 🇺🇦 Jamala’s new music video of the single Solo was premiered. It is directed by Anna Buriachkova who also worked on Jamala’s music video The Great Pretender. The video was filmed in Countess Uvarova’s mansion in Kyiv.
Nishliu represented Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan after winning the national selection on 29 December 2011 with the entry “Suus”. She is the first singer from Kosovo to represent Albania in the contest. Because of the Qafa e Vishës bus tragedy, RTSH deferred the first semifinal by more than two hours on 22 May, resulting in low ratings during Nishliu’s appearance. It did not affect Nishliu’s own participation in the contest, as she got second place in the semi-final and advanced to the finals. Albania used its jury votes to vote for the other 17 countries in the semifinal, and it used the jury votes again on 26 May. RTK also did not air highlights from the first semifinal due to the bus crash. She ended up winning fifth place in the final with 146 points; Albania’s best result to date. She became an Albanian citizen on 12 January 2012.
After his win at Sanremo 2017, it was revealed by RAI that Gabbani had accepted the offer to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, in Kiev, Ukraine, with the song “Occidentali’s Karma”. As Italy is a member of the “Big Five”, he automatically qualified to the final, held on 13 May 2017. Throughout the Eurovision season, he was considered a huge favourite to win the contest. He managed to get 6th place with 334 points. In April 2017, Gabbani announced on Facebook that he would be releasing his third studio album, Magellano, on 28 April 2017. The album includes his Eurovision song “Occidentali’s Karma”. To promote the album, Gabbani embarked on a tour. He held several shows across Italy from 19 June to 9 September 2017. The album has peaked at number one on the Italian Albums Chart.
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In collaboration with artists of 12 nationalities, Mikolas Josef, the most streamed Czech musician of all time, publishes his latest summer hit – Acapella. The recording took place in Toronto, London, Barcelona and Prague with a number of Grammy nominated musicians and Grammy winner Brian Yaskulka.
Serebro – consisting of Temnikova, Olga Seryabkina and Marina Lizorkina – represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 with the song “Song #1” and won the 3rd place, behind Serbia and Ukraine. After their successful performance at the Eurovision Song Contest, Serebro has rapidly become one of the most successful artists in Russia. After “Song #1”, they also released number-one singles “Дыши”, “Опиум” and “Скажи, не молчи”. After a release delay of their debut album, Opiumroz, it was finally released on 25 April 2009, and was presented at the band’s concert in Bolshoi Theatre. Serebro was supported by other musicians, including by Russian entrant at the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 Yulia Savicheva; Opiumroz was prepared for two years. Karpova, Seryabkina and Temnikova later released Serebro’s second album “Mama Lover”. On 15 May 2014 the official Serebro website reported that Elena had left the group due to pregnancy. She was replaced with Karpova who had left the band earlier the previous year until they find a replacement. She is now a solo artist.
In the autumn of 2018 Alessandra Drusian takes part in the eighth edition of the Tale program and which show and the seventh edition of the program Tale e che show – The tournament, ranking second in both broadcasts. On May 3, 2019, the single ‘White Horse’ was launched in 1976 by Matia Bazar with the collaboration of the co-author and co-founder of the band Carlo Marrale on all digital music distributors. The video is made by cartoonist director Andrea Princivalli and is previewed on May 11th on Tg1 Rai at 1.30pm by Vincenzo Mollica for DoReCiakGulp
CZECH REPUBLIC 🇨🇿
In collaboration with artists of 12 nationalities, Mikolas Josef, the most streamed Czech musician of all time, publishes his latest summer hit – Acapella. The recording took place in Toronto, London, Barcelona and Prague with a number of Grammy nominated musicians and Grammy winner Brian Yaskulka. On April 3, 2019, the singer debuted with his feature concert in Prague for four thousand people, performed an hour and a half of a packed program on a huge stage with dancers, African vocalists and a band. Uncharacteristically for Mikolas‘s production, in the song you will hear the voices of two other singers – American singer Frankie J (known for example from Suga Suga and nominated for a Grammy for his album Faith, Hope y Amor) and Panamanian-Canadian singer and songwriter Fito Blanko, whose songs have appeared for example in the Furious 7 movie.