Monday, March 20, 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017
Shout out to DADI and his team!
(I've written a letter to Dadi saying "I LOVE YOU") This was so cute! I loved the song since the first time I heard it but the performance made it even better. So glad the Icelandic audience voted for them, I would have loved to see this in Eurovision. Good job Dadi!
Sverige, vi har ett resultat. Vinnaren av Melodifestivalen 2017 är...
Shout out to Ace & Mariette, they were the ones I liked the most in the final:
Photos: Sven Lindwall/Expressen
Photo: Rale RadovicHere is the serbian entry: In too deep by Tijana Bogićević
Friday, March 10, 2017
Photo: AD PhotographyHere is the Macedonian entry for ESC 17: Dance alone by Jana Burčeska.
Nathan Trent: "I couldn’t be more honored and proud to be able to represent my country with my own song"
Photo: Jan FranklHey everyone, NF season is practically over and I think it's time to post a new Eurovision interview. Are you ready to get to know more about the Austrian act for ESC 2017? Here are Nathan's answers:
Name: Nathan Trent
Favorite color: blue
Favorite food: sushi
Where are you right now? on my couch
3 things that make you happy: Family & friends, food, music
What’s your strangest talent? I can twist my upper body almost 180 degrees
What is the strangest thing you have in your room? Halloween decoration
What are you really good at? motivating people
What are you really bad at? cleaning up my apartment
Childhood idol: Craig David
Childhood memory: long sunny days on the beach with my family in Italy
Celebrity crush: Ariana Grande
Tell me something no one knows about you: my baddest habit: knuckle-cracking
What would you do if you were invisible? I’d probably just stare at people for a very long time
Favorite movie: We’re the Millers
Favorite TV series: Friends
What is your guilty pleasure? Peanut butter with Nutella #thebest
If you were a girl for a day, what would you do? If I only knew...
Name a song that never fails to make you happy: September - Earth, Wind and Fire
Can you teach me some interesting words in german?
Grundstücksverkehrsgenehmigungszuständigkeitsübertragungsverordnung- yup that’s actually a word! ;)
Photo: Martin HauserHello Nathan! Welcome to the Eurovision world! How are you?
I’m great thank you! It’s been some crazy awesome weeks and I’m loving the feedback I’m getting from all over Europe.
How would you describe yourself as an artist?
I’m a singer and songwriter who loves to perform on stage and create his own music inspired by personal experiences.
You were selected internally to represent Austria in Kyiv this year. How did it all begin?
I was asked, if I wanted to participate at the internal pre-selection after Eberhard Forcher saw the music video to my first single "Like It Is" on Youtube and of course, I said yes! After months of writing and recording, the ORF made the decision to choose me with "Running On Air" as their entry, which made me incredibly proud!
It was great! He is incredibly talented. We wrote this song the day we first met during a writing session, which by the way was my first one ever!
What’s the story behind the song?
The title “Running On Air” is more like a metaphor for enjoying and appreciating life with its ups and downs. I wrote this song during a moment in my life, where I wasn’t really sure which career path I was going to take. I needed something to remind me of my strengths and something that would motivate me. The lyrics came very naturally as well as the melody. I hope there’s a lot people who can relate to this song.
Photo: Martin HauserDescribe the song with 4 words:
Optimism, Work, Cognition, Gratitude
What can we expect to see on stage for the Eurovision performance?
I can’t give away too much unfortunately! Let me surprise you ;)
It was filmed in Tyrol at the lake Achensee. My crew, Sounddesignstudios Lenzelot and I , we worked hard and they really did a great job in making my vision for the video come to life! We had minus 16 degrees celsius while shooting the video, but I enjoyed every second!
Yes I’ve heard the most and I just have to say that I’m very honored to be able to take part in a contest with so many talented artists. Everyone is special in their own way, but Francesco Gabbani’s song is really stuck in my head!
I see the ESC as an event that reunites Europe every year, allowing us to celebrate music while exchanging different cultural experiences at the same time. I love the Eurovision Song Contest, because it gives people hope and spreads positivity. I’m so happy to be a part of it this year!
I couldn’t be more honored and proud to be able to represent my country with my own song!
What do you dislike about Eurovision?
That is only once a year! Should be more often;)
Photo: Martin HauserTell me the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word:
Nightmare: Freddy Kruger
Dinner: for one
+18: Rated R
Fangirling: Justin Bieber
Dating app: Tinder
Photo: ORF/Thomas RamstorferWhat are your plans for 2017?
I’m already working on an album and I’m planning on releasing new songs.
Is there anything you want to say to close the interview?
Thank you to everyone, who supports me and my music! I’m very grateful for this great opportunity and hope that you celebrate this wonderful journey with me! A big thank you to eurovision-addict for your lovely interview.
All the best, Nathan
Photo: Jan Frankl
Thanks to Nathan for the interview! I wish him the best in his Eurovision journey!
Official website: http://www.nathantrent.com
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017
Salvador and Luisa are not only super adorable, but they are also very talented. (I LOVE THEM!)
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Here is the running order for the final of Melodifestivalen 2017:
1. Ace Wilder – Wild Child
2. Boris René – Her Kiss
3. Lisa Ajax – I Don't Give A
4. Robin Bengtsson – I Can't Go On
5. Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia – En värld full av strider (Eatneme gusnie jeenh dåaroeh)
6. Anton Hagman – Kiss You Goodbye
7. Mariette – A Million Years
8. FO&O – Gotta Thing About You
9. Nano – Hold On
10. Wiktoria – As I Lay Me Down
11. Benjamin Ingrosso – Good Lovin'
12. Owe Thörnqvist – Boogieman Blues
Last step before the final.
NU KÖR VI!
1. Gotta Thing About You - FO&O
2. Road Trip - De Vet Du
I like both acts but at the same time Im not crazy about any of their songs.
1. När ingen ser - Axel Schylström
2. I Don't Give A - Lisa Ajax
Axel was my favorite in this duel, such a catchy song and he is a great performer. I cant wait to hear more music from him.
1. Her Kiss - Boris René
2. Hearts Align - Dismissed
This was probably the weakest duel, but I liked both acts and Im glad Boris won, he is such a performer, I love his stage presence.
1. Kiss You Goodbye - Anton Hagman
2. Statements - Loreen
I kinda hate Björkman for putting these 2 in a duel. I love Loreen and her performance this week was much better, I think Statements will be missed in the final but there's nothing we can do about it, just give Lo a big round of applase and send her a lot of love!. Congrats to Anton, who also improved his act and did a very good job. Good luck in the final!
Photos: Sven Lindwall/Expressen