Etikettarkiv: Estonia

September ends

So, today is the only day ever it will be the last of September 2019 and then only 3 months left of this year… It’s unbelievable how fast time goes.

Imagine it’s 25 years ago since Estonia went under. I discussed this with a friend of mine yesterday… I remember how I and my date back then was on our way to Mallorca on the same date, and the morning news talked about the accident that morning.

25 years! My God.

Björn

Best of 2018 – Eurovision Song Contest

So now its time to put the 2018 behind us and as a list nerd of course I will do it with charts. And we start with the most played Eurovision Song Contest 2018 songs.

The chart show the songs from the Eurovision 2018 I played the most in 2018, which is not the same as my favorites but more or less in retrospective this is the best once.

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2018 – Most Played.

  • 01 Italy “Non mi avete fatto niente” Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro
  • 02 Moldova “My lucky day” DoReDOs
  • 03 Estonia “La Forza (dance remix)” Elina Nechayeva
  • 04 Poland “Light me up” Gromee feat Lukas Meijer
  • 05 Estonia “La Forza” Elina Nechayeva
  • 06 Belgium “A matter of time” Sennek
  • 07 France “Mercy (Single version) Madame Monsieur
  • 08 Belarus “Forever (Eurovision version) Alekseev
  • 09 Sweden “Dance you off” Benjamin Ingrosso
  • 10 Ireland “Together” Ryan O´Shaughnessy
  • 11 Ukraine “Under the ladder” Mélovin
  • 12 Cyprus “Fuego” Eleni Foureira
  • 13 Belarus “Forever (Kraynor remix) Alekseev
  • 14 France “Mercy (French Remix) Madame Monsieur
  • 15 Hungary “Viszlát nyár” AWS
  • 16 France “Mercy (English version) Madame Monsieur
  • 17 United Kingdom “Storm (7th heaven radio edit) SuRie
  • 18 Australia We got love (7th heaven remix) Jessica Mauboy
  • 19 France “Mercy (Eurovision version EP) Madame Monsieur
  • 20 Lithuania “When We’re old (Jovani Remix) Ieva Zasimauskaite

None of the songs from the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 reached over 200 plays in 2018 so none of the songs so far reached the 1000 most played over all time list.

Björn

Eurovision Week 2000

Thank you Charlotte

The reason why Stockholm hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 2000 were the surprise victory by Charlotte Nilsson (now Charlotte Perrelli) taking us to her heaven. “Take me to your heaven” (the original version “Tusen och en natt”) in 1999.

The next year a friend of mine Mr Gerard James Borg in Malta won the selection in Malta together with Mr Phillip Vella and the singer Claudette Pace. All together this open a door to work backstage as the Maltese delegation guide at the Eurovision Song Contest 2000.

Change in the Eurovision mentality

Stockholm 2000, for me, will be the starting point for how the Eurovision developed up until today. Even if Israel in 1999 gave us a show and the track of the contest went from kind of strict to the party we see today the 2000 Eurovision made it a party with a focus on a fun script for the hosts and the beginning of a more party like green room.

2000 memories

The contest 2000 gave more than 2000 memories and a wonderful spring in Stockholm. It rained and was really cold up until the performers started to arrive and the sun and wonderful weather stayed until the delegations transfer bus left Arlanda Airport. From this week I still in contact with then new friends now friends with whom I shared something impossible to share again in the same way. All Eurovisions most likely create the same feeling for the once participating in the Contest, as a part of their country delegation or working with the planning and hosting.

With those words I share with you a few photos from the Eurovision Week in Stockholm 2000.