“EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2017” – The Album Released on April 28th on Universal Music. (photos of all entries upon request)
Will the UK be unceremoniously turfed out of our beloved Eurovision Song Contest once Article 50 does whatever it’s supposed to do? Who knows. So better soak up this year’s preposterathon in case it’s our last.
With Russia involved in a ‘will they, won’t they perform’ politically charged furore and Spain surrounded by accusations of rigging to get their pretty-boy entry the gig, Eurovision once again has tongues wagging and fingers getting ready to invade social media.
In usual ‘No-shit Sherlock’ style, Lucie Jones, the UK’s entry, has dire odds of winning (everyone hates us) – although not as bad as the host Ukraine who clearly threw in a stinker just in case they won and have to host it again next year.
Romania have their yodelling but it seems if you want to get ahead, get a dancing gorilla which is what Italy’s entry threw into the pot, making them this year’s favourite to win at the final on May 13th.
So as Twitter gets ready to go into its annual Eurovision meltdown, Universal music present the “Eurovision Song Contest 2017” album. The album features all entrants to the competition – whether they make the final or not (full tracklisting below). Digitally released on April 21st with physical 2CD set released on April 28th. A DVD and Blu-Ray will be released on June 23. Available to pre-order now at: https://Eurovision.lnk.to/2017PR
200 million viewers make the Eurovision Song Contest the world’s biggest TV Music show of the year. But it is much more than just a show, and millions of people listen to the music all through the year (are they mad?).
Now the serious bit…. The 62nd Eurovision Song Contest in 2017 will be hosted in Ukraine in the city of Kyiv. Kyiv fought off strong competition from Odesa and Dnipro to host the Eurovision Song Contest following the Ukranian entry Jamala’s win in Sweden last year with her song 1944 Ukraine has a proud history when it comes to the Eurovision Family of Events. Kyiv last hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 after Ruslana won with Wild Dances the year before. In addition to this, Ukraine also played host to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in both 2009 and 2013.
Europe continues to face challenging times and that is also true of the world of broadcasting in general. The way in which people watch television and engage with broadcasting is changing. People rarely make a date with the TV set, instead, many prefer to watch on catch-up, on tablets and smartphones.
Yet, the Eurovision Song Contest remains an event in which the live moment matters. Each year, for one night only, dozens of countries join together, and through a shared love of music, they set a date to watch the Eurovision Song Contest live. The competition embraces variety each year as it travels to different host countries. In the spirit of this tradition, which is now enjoying its seventh decade as an entertainment format, all are invited to embrace the event and celebrate its diversity.
Celebrate Diversity is the central message for this year’s event and is complimented by a creative logo design based around a traditional Ukrainian bead necklace known as Namysto. More than just a piece of jewellery, Namysto is a protective amulet and a symbol of beauty and health. It is made up of many different beads, each with its own design and celebrates both diversity and individuality.
SHOWS: 1ST Semi Final: 9th of May (Tuesday) 2ND Semi Final: 11th of May (Thursday) Grand Final: 13th of May (Saturday)
CD 1: 1. World - Eurovision 2017 - Albania Artist: Lindita 2. Fly With Me - Eurovision 2017 - Armenia Artist: Artsvik 3. Don't Come Easy - Eurovision 2017 - Australia Artist: Isaiah 4. Running on Air - Eurovision 2017 - Austria Artist: Nathan Trent 5. Skeletons - Eurovision 2017 - Azerbaijan Artist: DiHaj 6. City Lights - Eurovision 2017 - Belgium Artist: Blanche 7. Beautiful Mess - Eurovision 2017 - Bulgaria Artist: Kristian Kostov 8. Story Of My Life - Eurovision 2017 - Belarus Artist: Naviband 9. Apollo - Eurovision 2017 - Switzerland Artist: Timebelle 10. Gravity - Eurovision 2017 - Cyprus Artist: Hovig 11. My Turn - Eurovision 2017 - Czech Republic Artist: Martina Bárta 12. Perfect Life - Eurovision 2017 - Germany Artist: LEVINA 13. Where I Am - Eurovision 2017 - Denmark Artist: Anja Nissen 14. Do It For Your Lover - Eurovision 2017 - Spain Artist: Manel Navarro 15. Verona - Eurovision 2017 - Estonia Artist: Koit Toome And Laura 16. Blackbird - Eurovision 2017 - Finland Artist: Norma John 17. Requiem - Eurovision 2017 - France Artist: Alma 18. Never Give Up On You - Eurovision 2017 - United Kingdom Artist: Lucie Jones 19. Keep The Faith - Eurovision 2017 - Georgia Artist: Tamara Gachechiladze 20. This Is Love - Eurovision 2017 - Greece Artist: Demy 21. My Friend - Eurovision 2017 - Croatia Artist: Jacques Houdek 22. Origo - Eurovision 2017 - Hungary Artist: Joci Pápai
CD 2: 1. Dying To Try - Eurovision 2017 - Ireland Artist: Brendan Murray 2. Paper - Eurovision 2017 - Iceland Artist: Svala 3. I Feel Alive - Eurovision 2017 - Israel Artist: Imri 4. Occidentali's Karma - Eurovision 2017 - Italy Artist: Francesco Gabbani 5. Rain Of Revolution - Eurovision 2017 - Lithuania Artist: Fusedmarc 6. Line - Eurovision 2017 - Latvia Artist: Triana Park 7. Hey Mamma - Eurovision 2017 - Moldova Artist: Sunstroke Project 8. Dance Alone - Eurovision 2017 - F.Y.R. Macedonia Artist: Jana Burčeska 9. Breathlessly - Eurovision 2017 - Malta Artist: Claudia Faniello 10. Space - Eurovision 2017 - Montenegro Artist: Slavko Kalezić 11. Lights And Shadows - Eurovision 2017 - The Netherlands Artist: OG3NE 12. Grab The Moment - Eurovision 2017 - Norway Artist: JOWST 13. Flashlight - Eurovision 2017 - Poland Artist: Kasia Mos 14. Amar Pelos Dois - Eurovision 2017 - Portugal Artist: Salvador Sobral 15. Yodel it! - Eurovision 2017 - Romania Artist: Ilinca Featuring Alex Florea 16. Flame Is Burning - Eurovision 2017 - Russia Artist: Julia Samoylova 17. Spirit Of The Night - Eurovision 2017 - San Marino Artist: Valentina Monetta Jimmie Wilson 18. In Too Deep - Eurovision 2017 - Serbia Artist: Tijana Bogićević 19. On My Way - Eurovision 2017 - Slovenia Artist: Omar Naber 20. I Can´t Go On - Eurovision 2017 - Sweden Artist: Robin Bengtsson 21. Time - Eurovision 2017 - Ukraine Artist: O.Torvald
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