Friday, September 24, 2021

Eurovision 2021: The Rotterdam Reboot

Eurovision 2021. It happened. So the singers weren't facemasked, singing to us from their own kitchen but we didn't have a crazy two-week Eurovision invasion either. 

New Manizha Russian Woman Show EP
But there was a live audience and I was lucky to be at the Jury Final, sitting on a stones throw from Hurricane's Green Room  Box. !
So my plan of meeting you all there for a chat and a party didn't materialize but I salute all the hard working people who made Rotterdam 2021 happen. Eurovision is here to stay. (And accidentally it also saved Rock'n'Roll!)

And so is the Eurovision Collectors Guide’s Rotterdam Collection 2.1, the Reboot if you will. 
Here we will be following all the artists and their songs, releases (physical and digital), versions and unmissable trivia like charts, discographies, some preselection goings-on and useful links for listening and shopping.

26 artists from 2020 got another chance this year but we supported everyone equally as long as they delivered the goods. As usual I’m counting on your help. Just drop a comment or contact us via our facebook. 
(Comments are moderated to avoid spam and can take some time to be published, and please don’t be anonymous)

In 2020 the Rotterdam contest was not to be but it still produced 41 entries and some cool mixes, versions and a few albums. You can read all about that here at the original Rotterdam Collection
We also have a public Facebook page with all kinds of Eurovision release news. Follow us or give us a like.
Here's a list of links to the other Collections (2009-2020), the latest Eurovision Collectors Guide 1956-2020 and Eurocovers est. 2006..

Very Special thanks to Rick for all the help I could possibly need :), 
Plus +++ Thanks to all who left comments! 
All pages updated with karaoke and instrumental info.
Big Thanks Krzysztof and Nigel!

Latest updated posts on top....
Russia - Russian Woman to Rotterdam, single out now Russian Woman Show Live EP out now
Ukraine - Go_A  return_A with a song, It's ШУМ (Shum) after all! Why a new Shum was needed. Shum Shum Shum, More versions and remixes. And let's have another remix by Bill X.
San Marino - Senhit's #FreakyTripToRotterdam part II, Adrenalina (now) ft. Flo Rida! Two versions out now. Steve Aoki remix.
Denmark - Listen to the DMGP songs now, Practice your Danish with Fyr og Flamme. #1 hit, CD LP Out Now!
Italy - Festival Sanremo  without audience, 2CD out now. Zip it and listen to Måneskin, ESC version out now. Måneskin wins eurovision 2021!, Saves Rock'n'Roll and conquers the world. LP in various colours.
Sanremo 7"/LP/CD releases updated again (1-8). 
Let's Get Physical - This year's releases you can actually hold, touch and smell.... Four preselection compilations, vinyls, updates. Various new compilations for this season. (NL, GB, BE Updated), coveralbum
France - Listen to the songs, France decided et Voilà, Une Chanson update. Voilà, L'album on August 27.
Switzerland - Gjon’s Universal Tears, now in the mix
Poland - Rafal takes us for a ride, single out now, new radio edit, Songwriter version.
Albania - Anxhela Peristeri, listen to Karma, Old Festivali's updated, single out now withdrawn. New version digital single out now. Fest 59 album out now, promo update.
Cyprus - Elena Tsagrinou - El Diablo out now, El Diablo in the remix
Bulgarija - Victoria Georgieva picked a song a song. EP out now. Eurovision edit, VICTORIA goes Deluxe
Finland - All UMK songs out now, Go to the Dark Side with Blind Channel. #1 hit, updated promo(s) info
Netherlands - Dawning of a new era for Jeangu Macrooy? Remixes out now
Belgium - Hooverphonic out with the new, in with the old, The Wrong Place out now, Vinyl single out now, new album Hidden Stories on May 7. Remix out June 10.
Latvia - Samanta Tīna is still breathing and The Moon Is Rising, Updated, Acoustic version out now
Norway - Watch the MGP 2021, all songs out now, TIX wins, #1 hit
Lithuania - Oh well, let's try again, The Roop sets Discoteque On Fire. Remix Out Now! or not. New real remixes out now. And another.
Serbia - Hasta La Vista, Hurricane are  Back! with Loco Loco, updated, Acoustic version, English version, Second English version out now
Iceland -Who's your Daði? (part II) What's another 10 years? Chromeo remix on May 21, Welcome EP
Sweden - Melodifestivalen 2CD out now. Tusse's #1 hit, Acoustic version, "Excuse My French" Version out now
Spain - Blas Cantó's National Final with two songs, Choices. Voy A Quedarme wins. English version I'll Stay, Versión Acústica out now. Duet with James Newman out May 18
Germany - Jendrik Sigwart doesn't feel hate, single out now! Actually releases a "layed back" (sic) version.
Ireland - Story Of My Life, the sequel. Maps out now, Remix out now
Slovenia - 60th anniversary, celebrate with Ana Soklič, Amen, Hallelujah, Glorious. Can I get an Amen?, Yes! Six of them
Croatia - DORA 2021 Albina's Tick-Tock, EP out now we got Versions! DORA 2021 CD out now. New remix out now
Portugal - 55th Festival da Canção, listen to the songs, The Black Mamba's win, FdC CD on March 19. Promo info
Australia  - Don't adjust your TVset, Montaigne and the Amazing Technicolour Song, has to stay home
Azerbaijan - Efendi: Mata Hari's Game Of Desire, Cleopatra gets an honorable mention. Watch now, Slow version 
Moldova - Natalia Gordienko gives us some Sugar, Russian version out now
Israel - Eden Alene songs, Set Me Free, out now, revamp out now
Malta - Destiny's fate, Excuse her french
Georgia - Tornike Kipiani returns as he is and brings us You.
North Macedonia - Vasil Garvanliev confirmed: Here I Stand is the Eurovision song, Out now
United Kingdom - James Newman get's the glow ahead. Listen to Embers.
Greece - Stefania - Last dance now!
Austria - Vincent Bueno fighting the system, can I get an Amen (too)?
Estonia - Listen to the Eesti laul songs, Lucky Boy Uku gets another chance
Romania - Roxen poors another drink and gets Amnesia
Czech Republic - OMG, Ben's Back!
Armenia = OUT
Belarus with presidential approval, that'll teach em. EBU not happy, Belarus = OUT


Disclaimers.
The 202ONE logo (top) is from the official store's T-Shirt for which they overprinted the useless 2020 stock as a limited edition. I bought one.
The 2021 Eurovision logo used in the background is created by CLEVER°FRANKE for EBU / UER
Check out their work on this and the 2020 logo here https://www.cleverfranke.com/work/eurovision, with some fun animations and other stuff. 


Russia - Manizha - Russian Woman


pic from Manizha's Facebook
9 - 204 pts / 3 - 225 pts in semi 1
Russia had an final of some sorts on March 8 and Manizha (Manizha Sangin, Мани́жа Санги́н) won the three song race with Russkaya Zhenschina (Русская Женщина, Russian woman). Also known as Рашн Wуман which is Tajik for Russian Woman.

The single version was released on March 18 (digital) It has the English title but is sung in a mix of Russian and English.
The Russian lyrics are still the same as in the National Final but the English has been adjusted. There's also a bit more English compared to the original live version. The Russian equivalent of the F-word (отвалите) is still there.

Live EP Russian Woman Show

The song is written by Ori Avni, Ori Kaplan and Manizha herself.

For promotion in Rotterdam a USB was handed out.

On September 24 a 5 track EP titled Russian Woman Show (Live) was released. The 5 track EP (digital release) includes a fab live version of the Eurovision song.

Last years entry Uno by Little Big is the most watched video of the 2020 contest on Youtube with 197.000.000 views in one year. 

Versions
Russian Woman 
- digital 18-3, Rotterdam 2CD
Russian Woman (Live)
- digital EP Russian Woman Show (Live) 24-9)
Russian Woman - karaoke 
- karaoke on the official karaoke album (digital)

Charts
Netherlands single top 100: 81, -
Sweden top 100 (Topplistan): 84, -


Links and sources
Manizha Instagram Facebook

Little Big board meeting to decide on 2021, Njet!

Ukraine - Go_A - Shum

5 - 366 pts / 2 - 267 pts in semi 1
Ukraine: Go_A, electronic folk band, continued their Eurovision adventure in 2021.


Go_A released a new "techno" song ШУМ (Shum, Noise) (Youtube) which at first was not intended for Eurovision but after many positive reactions, a lot of debate and some major melody changes it actually became the Eurovision entry for Ukraine. And it paid off.

The DJ NANA remix
A new version was made for Eurovision, which was released on March 10.
The new version differs a lot from the original single but changes had to be made because the original borrowed heavly from the tradional song (and dance)  A V Nashoho Shuma (А в нашого шума, And in our noise, clip).
The new version solves that problem so not too much drama from Ukraine this year. 
Bandmembers Taras Shevchenko and Kateryna Pavlenko are now credited with writing the song.
A radio edit of the original version was released on April 2.
And if that's not enough a new remix by DJ Nana was released on May 7.
The Obsqr remix was released on July 27.
The Suvo remix has a release date in June but I'm pretty sure it wasn't there at that time.
On September 24 another remix was released: The Billx remix is the longest one with a running time of 4 mins 24 sec.

The original song, radio edit, new version and instrumental are released through most digital stores.


Go_A (Гоу_Ей) are Taras Shevchenko, Kateryna Pavlenko, Igor Didenchuk and Ivan Grigoryak.
Why don't you check out everything about their 2020 entry Solovey here.
Versions
Shum - Eurovision version
- digital 10-3, Rotterdam 2CD
Shum - (first) karaoke (listed as instrumental)
- digital 10-3
Shum - instrumental (listed as karaoke)
- The instrumental is the one on the official karaoke album, the (first) karaoke was released as a digital track as Instrumental.
ШУМ - Original single version
- digital release 22-1
ШУМ - Radio edit of original version
- digital release 2-4
Shum - Dj NANA Remix
- digital release 7-5
Shum - obsqr. remix
- digital release 27-7

Shum - Suvo remix
- digital release
Shum - Billx remix
- digital relese 24-9

Charts
Netherlands single top 100: 19, 51, 87, -
Sweden top 100 (Topplistan): 27, 53, -
U.K. top 100 (OCC): 59, -
Ireland top 100 (IRMA): 37, 59, 94, -
Germany top 100 (ODC): 66, -
Switzerland top 100: 36, 85, -
Finland top 20 (IFPI): 17, -
Austria top 75: 35, 67, -
Belgium (Flanders Ultratop) top 50: 29, 35, 50, -, 46, (36)*
- *Changes and mistakes (?) in the Flemish charts. first it was at #36, but it's not anymore in the archived version of the same week's charts.


Links and sources
Go_A Facebook, Instagram2020, Shop
NEW: Go_A now ahve a new Website (13-7)

2021 single ШУМ 


Monday, August 23, 2021

San Marino - Senhit & Flo Rida - Adrenalina

Youtube release image, March 8 release

22 - 50 pts,  / 9 - 118 pts in semi 2
Adrenalina is the Sammarinese entry for Rotterdam 2021. This time it was Senhit's official Youtube channel who accidentally leaked the entry and the karaoke version for a few moments, a day before the presentation. It was later confirmed by the Eurovision.tv. (here)

The rap bit is by Flo Rida who also has songwriting credits (for the rap probably). After weeks of speculation he showed up and joined Senhit on the stage.

Question: How many people do you need to write a Eurovision entry?
The answer is 10: Chanel Tukia, Tramar Dillard (= Flo Rida), Jimmy Thörnfeldt, Joy Deb, Kenny Silverdique, Linnea Deb, Malou Linn,  Eloise Ruotsalainen, Senhit Zadik Zadik, Suzi Pancenkov and Thomas Stengaard. I assume this is a record, even in the modern songwriting conglomerate days.
Update. No it's not, Baila El Chiki-Chiki (Spain 2008) by Rodolfo Chikilicuatre needed 11.

There are two versions you can check out This is the first one and here's the second one 
Both versions have Flo Rida but the Eurovision version doesn't mention him in the heading. (see versions).
In the single the Flo Rida part is moved to earlier in the song and it has a slow break not on the Eurovision version. There's also a difference in the intro and other faux-ethno bits.

promo
A promo CD/DVD box set was issued. It has each disc in a seperate digipack sleeve.
The cds features both (vocal) versions. DVD has both video's, interview and press material

iTunes release image March 12 release (Thanks Kristian)

Steve Aoki Remix
On August 27 the Steve Aoki remix is released.

Freaky!
Senhit was to represent San Marino in the Rotterdam 2020 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Freaky. That didn't happen but she's not just been Standing By. She entertained the masses with her #FreakyTripToRotterdam videos in which she covers Eurovision songs with stunning visuals created by Luca Tommassini. 

Her 2021 Eurovision was presented on March 8.

Versions
Adrenalina - Eurovision version 
- Flo Rida features on this version even though he doesn't get a mention on the digital release or official CD
- digital 8-3, Rotterdam 2CD, promo
Adrenalina - Official version ft. Flo Rida
- digital release 12-3, promo
Adrenalina - Steve Aoki  remix
- digital 27-8
Adrenalina - karaoke
- digital release 8-3, also on the official karaoke album (digital)

Charts
Netherlands single top 100: 79
Sweden top 100 (Topplistan): 80

#FreakyTripToRotterdam
Here's the playlist with all the coverversions Senhit made in her #FreakyTripToRotterdam project.
Roi, Golden Boy/TOY, Alcohol Is Free, Waterloo, Amar Pelos Dois, Rise Like A Phoenix, Congratulations, Ding A Dong, Everyway That I Can and Cheesecake.
And in May 2020 she did a heartwarming version of Insieme 1992 (Toto Cutugno's winner of 1990)
Freaky 2020

Senhit (Senhit Zadik Zadik) entered for San Marino in 2011 (as Senit), read all about that here.

She hasn't been sitting still inbetween years.
Here's a list of singles Senhit released since 2011 well worth checking out .
- Don't Call Me (2014)
- Rock Me Up (2014)
- Higher (2017)
- Something On Your Mind (2017, with loads of remixes)
- Hey Buddy (6-track EP from 2017)
- Dark Room (2019)
- Un Bel Niente (2019)
- Heartache (2019)
- Freaky & Obsessed (2020)
- Breathe (2020)


Links and sources
Senhit Website,  FB,  2020, 2011Instagram, #FreakyTripToRotterdam
Shop Senit at BeaRecords

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Denmark - Fyr og Flamme - Øve Os På Hinanden

11 - 89 in semi 2
Duo Fyr og Flamme won the Danish Melodi Grand Prix with the song Øve Os På Hinanden (Practice on eachother). The song is written by Laurits Emanuel, one half of the duo. The other one is Jesper Groth. The song is in Danish and will stay that way for Rotterdam. 
Øve Os På Hinanden was released as a digital single on February 10.
The version on the official album has been slightly edited (only 4 seconds cut out after the first refrain)

Here's the DMGP performance.

Øve Os På Hinanden is the third single for the duo after Menneskeforbruger (Human consumer) and Kamæleon from 2020. They call themselves "the teenage idols your parents can understand". (Teenageidoler dine forældre kan forstå) and give us an updated 80's slice of real Eurovision tunesmithery.

Picture from Fyr Og Flamme website
Fyr Og Flamme CD / LP
On August 13 the duo released their self titled debut album. 
It has the Eurovision entry and all their other singles.
It is available on CD and LP, both now available here at the FoF website shop.
You can select if you want it autographed or not.
The LP comes in Red vinyl.
CD Universal 6 02438 35762 8
LP Universal 6 02438 27382 9
1. Hemmelighed
2. 112
3. Kamæleon
4. Hvor er du nu
5. Menneskeforbruger
6. Ved godt at det var mig der tog fejl
7. Dansemusik
8. Kæreste
9. Øve os på hinanden
10. Dine øjne
The album enters the Danish charts at #1 but drops to #40 in the second week.
Picture from Fyr Og Flamme website


Denmark's National Final, the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix was held on March 6.
The songs are still available for listening here now
All songs have been released as seperate tracks on your favorite digital media.
Digital singles DMGP 2021


Signed CD
Charts
Øve Os På Hinanden enters the Danish charts at #1 on March 17. 
The same week their two earlier singles also make their debut on the charts: Kamæleon (#7) and  Menneskeforbruger (#12).
Danish top 40 (Tracklisten): 1, 4, 13, 16, 22, 31, 36, 40, 37, -, re: 19, -

Versions
Øve Os På Hinanden - ESC edit
- Official 2CD
Øve Os På Hinanden - single version
- digital 10-2, CD/LP Fyr og Flamme
Øve Os På Hinanden - ESC edit karaoke
- on the official karaoke album (digital)


Links and sources
Fyr og Flamme Website Facebook Instagram Shop
Denmark 2020

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Let's Get Physical 2021

Advance image DVD
In the words of the great 20th century philosopher and Eurovision star Olivia Newton John:
Let's get physical.


Here's a quick run-down of this years physical releases, CDs, LP's, 7"vinyls and cdsingles.
Only the ones available in the shops or via websites are here, promo stuff (if any) is in each country's section.

Singles
Belgium's Hooverphonic released a limited edition 7"inch vinyl single. The also have a new album out since May 7.
Promo's have been spotted of: France, Serbia, Israel, Finland, Azerbaijan, Albania, Portugal, San Marino, Cyprus

Sanremo vs Eurovision
With just four or five albums (depends on The Roop) Eurovision is underrepresented on the release front.
To compare, Sanremo artists have 23 albums out on CD and LP plus five vinyl singles, two 12"inches and even a cassette single. 
Now with Eurovision in Italy next year I hope the seemingly healthy Italian music release culture rubs off on the 2022 Eurovision artists.
Find out about the Sanremo 2021 releases here in the Italy section. Updated August 1.


Compilations
The Official 2CD was released on April 23 
The digital version was released on April 17 along with the collection of karaokes/instrumentals.
The DVD (3 discs) is planned on June 25.

Links go the country's pages
The first CD to be released this year is the album of Croatia's DORA 2021 selection.
Italy's Sanremo festival compilation 2CD is out now
Sweden's Melodifestivalen 2CD is out now.
Portugal's Festival da Canção 2021 CD is out March 19

Artists albums
Italy's Måneskin have their album Teatro d’Ira Vol.I out on 19-3. CD, LP and limited edition transparent orange vinyl. Other colours were released in April.
You can also find the details on all the Sanremo physical releases of 2020 in the Italy section. I've sorted it all out, including all the vinyl colours and release dates, so you don't have to. 
Belgium's Hooverphonic release their new album Hidden Stories on LP, Blue vinyl and CD. Out May 7.
Denmark's Fyr Og Flamme release their debut album on LP and CD in August
Lithuania: The Roop's album has been postponed again, it should be out "in Autumn"
France: Voilà is included on Barbara Pravi's album out in August.



Other compilations 
Below are three new Eurovision compilations. Only 14 tracks have made it to all three compilations in the same version. (Waterloo, Only Teardrops. All Kinds Of Everything, Arcade, Beg Steal Or Borrow, Save Your Kisses For Me, Making Your Mind Up, My Number One, Hold Me Now, Why Me?, Hard Rock Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Un Banc, Un Arbre, Une Rue, Ding A Dong)
Vicky Leandros' 1972 winner is included in a different version on each set.

Top 40 Hitdossier Songfestival (Netherlands)
It's Eurovision songs from the Dutch Top 40 perspective, also has four Dutch National Songfestival songs. It also includes the 2021 entry Birth Of A New Age. (see picture below for tracklist).
3CD's, out on May 7 (Sony Music)
I've spotted one big error though, a non-Eurovision track which was a hit in the Netherlands, did you see it?
Update: A few oddities. 
L'Oiseau et l'Enfant features in the 1988 re-recording
Captured By A Lovestorm is the Hurricane remix
Fernando & Filippo is the so called False Organ version
De Troubadour is a 3 minute edit which first appeared in 1996
You And Me (Joan Franka) is the first version without the added fiddles.
A Ba Ni Bi is featured in Hebrew which was never commercially released as a single.
Sieneke's Sha La Lie is featured in the first version as released on the first cdsingle. (Thanks Frank)
Eres Tu and Love Shine A Light are missing, even though they were both  big hits (#3 & #4 resp) and you'd expect Katrina to be there after last years tribute show. (Thanks Eric)
Cent Mille Chansons by Frida Boccara is not her Eurovision entry but it was a hit in the Netherlands in the same year. Ooops

Now That's What I Call Eurovision (U.K.)
This is a 3CD from a U.K. angle with mainly Eurovision songs that were chart hits in the U.K.. Includes several English versions. Out April 30 (Now That's What I Call Music)
Tracklist in the 2nd picture.
No mistakes or odd recordings here, it's nice to have the English versions of some of the big songs. Also has two songs from 2020.

Eurovisie hits (Belgium)
This one was released in September 2020. Eurovision hits with a Belgian ear. Includes several Belgian entries, some big winners and quite a few Dutchies too. Tracklist in 2nd picture.
2CD  (Universal)
Update: A few oddities. 
Après Toi is included in a re-recording from 2005
'n Beetje features in the first released version.
Every Way That I Can is included in the first version (which was also on the official Estonia CD). The winning Eurovision version was a (later) remix by Galleon

Songfestival: Nederlands trots in een nieuw jasje 
(Dutch pride in a new jacket) is a celebration of Dutch Eurovision entries recorded by some of today's popular Dutch singers. Tracklist and more here at Eurocovers.




Italy - Måneskin - Zitti E Buoni

Congratulazioni Måneskin! Congratulazioni Italia!
Måneskin are the winners of the 65th Eurovision Song Contest
1st place with 524 pts

Veni, Rocki , Vici: Måneskin are the winners of the 71st  Sanremo Festival with the song Zitti E Buoni (Shut up and be good). The band have confirmed they'll do Eurovision and it is Zitti E Buoni for Rotterdam.
The song is written by the band themselves: Damiano David, Victoria De Angelis, Thomas Raggi and Ethan Torchio.
Work on Zitti E Buoni already started in 2016 when it was a ballad but they left it on the shelf for a while before turning it into the rock song we know now.

The Sanremo journey was not a run race for Måneskin. On the first night the demoscopic jury (made up by music fans voting from home) only had it 7th and they ended only 15th after all the songs (on two nights) were judged.
They did better with the press jury (4th night) ending 2nd, moving them up to 5th in the overall list.
The final night they ended 2nd with the televoters resulting in a place in the three-song superfinal.
Up against Eurovision stars Ermal Meta and Francesca Michelin with Fedez, they won the press jury and televote in this last but were 3rd with the demoscopic jury.

Single version image


Zitti E Buoni
 was released as a digital single on March 3. It can also be found on the Sanremo compilation 2CD (see below).

The Eurovision version, a mere ten seconds shorter, was released on March 16.
It also has a tiny lyric change to keep it family friendly. (Non sa di che cazzo parla changed into Non sa di che cosa parla)

Teatro d’Ira Vol.I
The original version is also included on the new Måneskin album Teatro d’Ira Vol.I out on Sony since March 19. (CD: Sony 194398 72892)
The album is released on CD, LP and limited edition orange transparent vinyl LP exclusive to Amazon.it.
A purple vinyl LP , a lime transparent one and a transparent violet edition were released on April 16.
A new edition of the CD with exclusive booklet was released on 2-7
The CD will be released in Japan on October 13. This will include one or more bonus tracks.

And if you want more vinyl, their previous albums have also been re-released on LP.
Il Ballo Della Vita (2018) is out on blue vinyl. (originally on red vinyl and picture disc).
Mini album Chosen (2017) is out on transparent blue vinyl. (originally also on Red vinyl)

Versions
Zitti e Buoni - Eurovision version
- digital release 16-3, Rotterdam 2CD
Zitti e Buoni - original version (explicit)
- Sanremo 2CD, album Teatro d’Ira Vol.I (LP/CD), digital single 3-3
Zitti e Buoni - karaoke (= instrumental) of ESC version
- karaoke/instrumental on the official karaoke album (digital)

If Måneskin isn't loud enough for you a metal coverversion by Melodicka Bros ft all kinds of people was released on March 17 (digital).

Charts
The chart adventures of Måneskin are remarkable. Not only does the Eurovision winner do well in several countries, other songs chart as well. I Wanna Be Your Slave, a song (in English) from the Teatro album has overtaken Zitti E Buoni in some countries and may well turn out to be an even bigger hit.
Beggin' the Four Seasons/Madcon cover from the 2017 Chosen album scores in even more charts getting to #1 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland but also charting in Canada, U.S.A, India, Australia and New Zealand.
All three Måneskin albums also find their way to the top of international charts. 

Italy top 100 (FIMI): 14, 2*, 3, 3, 4, 6, 11, 8, 15, 22, 19, 24, 2, 2, 2, 5, 7, 10, 11, 13, 16, 23, 25, 23, 29, 33, 38, 40, 48, 52, 58, 70, 58, 56, 59, 59, 55, 62, 72, 78
- *Måneskin were held off the #1 spot by Sanremo runners up Francesca Michelin with Fedez.
- Zitti e Buoni reached 4 x Platinum in Italy
Switzerland top 100: 57, - re-entry: 2, 3, 6, 12, 15, 18, 26, 28, 32, 43, 55, 63, 73, 78, 93, -
Netherlands singles top 100: 1, 2, 2, 4, 4, 12, 17, 33, 45, 54, 72, 78, 94, -
Netherlands Top 40: 24, 19, 21, 27, 35, -
Sweden top 100 (Topplistan): 1, 4, 6, 7, 10, 12, 16, 17, 25, 32, 36, 45, 61, 81, -
U.K. top 100 (OCC): 17, 25, 41, 57, 51, 54, 67, 69, 95, -
Ireland top 100 (IRMA): 14, 12, 25, 32, 31, 36, 39, 44, 65, -
Norway top 40 (VG lista): 2, 2, 4, 4, 6, 9, 14, 20, 31, 39, -
Germany top 100 (ODC): 9, 11, 23, 35, 37, 43, 51, 58, 62, 84, 99, -
Finland top 20 (IFPI): 2, 1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 13, 15, 15, 15, 19, -
France top 200 (SNEP): 116, 107, 141, 176, -, 147, -
Austria top 75: 3, 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 18, 20, 26, 33, 38, 48, 61, -
Spain top 100: 16, 17, 35, 54, 63, 80, 99, -
Portugal top 200: 7, 4, 10, 21, 29, 39, 50, 60, 64, 76, 108, 112, 126, 139, 181, -
Belgium (Flanders Ultratop) top 50: 9, 2, 2, 4, 2, 6, 16, 21, 28, 30, 29, 30, 31, 40, 46, -
Belgium (Wallonia Ultratop) top 50: 43, 50, -
Denmark top 40 (Tracklisten) 18, 20, -

Links and sources
Måneskin Website Facebook



Eurovision version image

Sanremo 2021
This year's Sanremo festival was held from 2 to 6 March. But with covid trouble overshadowing: The contest went ahead as planned but without a live audience.
A 2CD release is out now (from March 5). It includes all 26 songs of the competition plus the eight finalists of the newcomers section

Most Sanremo 2021 artists have new albums out. See the list below has all the tracks and their CD and LP releases to be expected from March 5 and later. (dates added after the record company)
Five vinyl singles have been spotted so far , also two 12"inch maxi releases and a cassette single

2021 Sanremo entries and their 7"/CD/LP releases
CD1
01. Francesca Michielin e Fedez - Chiamami per nome
  - Michielin CD/LP Feat (Fiori dagli spazi) (Sony 5-3)
  - is a re-issue of Feat (Stato di natura) from 2020
  - also includes Stato Di Natura featuring Måneskin
02. La Rappresentante Di Lista - Amare
  - On CD/LP My Mamma (Woodworm/Sony 5-3)
03. Måneskin - Zitti e buoni
  - CD/LP/LP (clear orange vinyl) Teatro d’Ira Vol.I (Sony 19-3)
  - Lemon yellow, transparent violet and purple vinyls were released on 16-4
  - A new edition CD with exclusive booklet was released on 2-7
04. Madame - Voce  (Updated)
  - Vinyl 7" coloured has acoustic and instrumental version, Amazon.it exclusive released May 5
  - CD/LP (clear vinyl) Madame (UNIM1 19-3)
05. Colapesce Dimartino - Musica leggerissima (Updated)
  - Vinyl single (42 records, 42065s, released in March), 300 copies pressed, handnumbered.
  - CD/2LP I Mortali2 (Sony 19-3) - is a re-issue of 2020 LP I Mortali.
  - Remixes by Giorgio Moroder, Cerrone and others were released in a 2x12" set (Sony).
06. Gaia - Cuore amaro
07. Aiello - Ora
  - CD/LP (Clear yellow vinyl) Meridionale (Sony 12-3)
08. Irama - La genesi del tuo colore
09. Noemi - Glicine
  - CD/LP Metamorfosi (Sony CD 5-3, LP 12-3)
10. Random - Torno a te
  - CD/LP (light blue vinyl) Nuvole (Visory records 2-4)
11. Ermal Meta - Un milione di cose da dirti
  - CD/LP Tribù Urbana (Sony 12-3)
12. Annalisa - Dieci
  - CD Nuda 10 (Warner 12-3) - is a re-issue of 2020 album Nuda
13. Lo Stato Sociale - Combat Pop
  - 2CD / 3LP Attentato alla musica Italiana (UNIM1 CD 12-3, LP 19-3)
14. Fulminacci - Santa Marinella
  - CD/LP/LP (blue vinyl) Tanta care cose (Machiste / Artists First 12-3)
15. Willie Peyote - Mai dire mai (La locura)
  - 7"inch vinyl single (coloured)  (Virgin int. 26-3)
16. Coma_Cose - Fiamme negli occhi (Updated)
  - Cassette single with instrumental in two merchandise packs (Fake Asian records)
  - CD/LP (red vinyl) Nostralgia (Asian Fake 16-4)
  - LP comes with Virtual Fan Experience (whatever that is)
17. Fasma GG - Parlami

CD 2
01. Francesco Renga - Quando trovo te
02. Max Gazzè e La Trifluoperazina Monstery Band - Il farmacista (Updated)
  - CD/LP La matimatica dei rami (UNIM1 9-4), comes in black, clear and Marble vinyl.
03. Malika Ayane - Ti piaci così (Updated)
  - CD/LP/LP white vinyl Malifesto (UNIM1White vinyl  26-3, CD and black LP later)
04. Bugo - E invece sì (Updated)
  - Vinyl single with karaoke (Mescal, date unknown)
  - CD Bugo Bugatti Christian (Mescal 5-3) - is a re-issue of 2020 album Bugo Christian Bugatti
  - also includes Sincero ft. Morgan (Sanremo 2020)
05. Arisa - Potevi fare di più
06. Ghemon - Momento perfetto
  - CD/LP/LP (red vinyl) E Vissero Feriti e Contenti (Carosello 5-3)
07. Gio Evan - Arnica
  - 2LP Mareducato (UNIM1 12-3)
08. eXtraliscio feat. Davide Toffolo (Tre allegri ragazzi morti) - Bianca luce nera
  - eXtraliscio 2CD/2LP È Bello perdersi (Betty Wrong/Sony 5-3)
09. Orietta Berti - Quando ti sei innamorato
  - 7"inch vinyl single (Gapp Music 5-3)
  - CD/2LP La mia vita e' un film (Gapp Music 5-3)
+ Nuove Proposte (The newcomers section)
10. Avincola – Goal!
  - CD Turisti (Leave Music 26-2)
11. Davide Shorty – Regina
  - LP/CD Fusion a metà (The Orchard, digital 5-3, expanded CD 30-4)
12. Dellai – Io sono Luca
13. Elena Faggi – Che ne so
14. Folcast – Scopriti
15. Gaudiano – Polvere da sparo
16. Greta Zuccoli – Ogni cosa sa di te
17. Wrongonyou – Lezioni di volo
  - 12"inch single, also has acoustic version (Carosello, 100 copies made 2-3)
  - The 12"inch also includes a cardboard aeroplane kit.
  - CD Sono Io (Carosello 12-3), also on red/black marbled LP (26-5)


Here's a list of pre Sanremo speculation drama preceding the contest: 
- The organisation is not on schedual to organize a safe event (that didn't stop 1991), even without audience. 
- Gli ABBA's reunion is planned for Sanremo 2021 (I love that one), snubbing Melodifestivalen.
- The whole show could be done from a totally isolated cruiseship (as if preparations for that can be done in time...)
- Postponement until April or May. This would make it outside the Eurovision time limit although rules are made to be broken. Plus: A month or two won't make it any safer.
- Cancellation.
- The government should decide
- A Eurovision entry will be sought outside the Sanremo 2021 realm
- "No Al Festival di Sanremo" campaigns against holding the festival at all because of the virus, deaths, money etc. 
- So, Diodato after all?
- Sanremo shows are too long
- Italy withdraws from Eurovision for another 14 years (I made that one up)

Diodato won 2020's Sanremo Festival with Fai Rumore and was planned for the Rotterdam contest. His page at the original Rotterdam Collection is here.


France - Barbara Pravi - Voilà

2 - 499 pts / not in semi
Voilà by Barbara Pravi is the French entry for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest.
Barbara Pravi won the French selection C’est Vous Qui Décidez! on January 30.
All songs, including the winner, were already released as digital singles ahead of the national competition. (more at the end of this page). Voilà was first released on November 6, 2020.

Here's a lovely version of Voilà "Live at mon salon" (Youtube video)
Voilà, l'image de la sortie digital de Barbara Pravi

the 12"inch promo sleeve
Barbara Pravi
Singer-Chansonwriter Barbara Pravi, (Barbara Piévic) released her first single Pas Grandir in 2017, followed by a 5-track EP Barbara Pravi. Several singles followed but Voilà is the first that made it to the French charts* albeit a modest #99 on 14 December.
In 2020 France won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with the song J'imagine by Valentina which was co-written by Pravi as was the 2019 entry Bim Bam Toi by Carla.

Voilà is the first song from her first full album she has been working on. The album is out in August, see below.
For promotion a 12"inch vinyl was made. 150 numbered copies are said to be made. 
A 1 track promo cdsingle was also issued.

On n'enferme pas les oiseaux
Barbara Pravi's first full album is released on August 27. It includes Voilà and 10 other songs.
Out on CD, LP (October 8) and digital.
Even though Voilà didn't do much in the French charts the album enters the top 200 at #6.
(CD Universal 602438 529148, LP Universal)



Versions
Voilà
- digital release 6-11-2020, Rotterdam 2CD, Pravi CD/LP
Voilà - karaoke (= Instrumental)
- karaoke (instrumental) on the official karaoke album (digital)

Charts*
French top 100 (IFOP): 99, -
French top 200 (SNEP) 154, - re after ESC: 24, 71, 102, 137, 165, 199
Originally charting in December 2020

Netherlands single top 100: 3, 15, 24, 49, 75, 99
Sweden top 100 (Topplistan): 18, 55, -
U.K. top 100 (OCC): 62
Ireland top 100 (IRMA): 40, -
Norway top 40 (VG lista): 19, -
Germany top 100 (ODC): 62, -
Switzerland top 100: 24, -
Finland top 20 (IFPI): 10, -
Austria top 75: 66, -
Spain top 100: 60, -
Portugal top 200:50, 100, -
Belgium (Flanders Ultratop) top 50: 36, 39, 26, 47, 38, (39), -
*Changes and mistakes(?) in the Belgian charts: it was 39 in the 6th week, but in the archives it's not.
Belgium (Wallonia Ultratop) top 50: 34, 46, -

Links and sources

C’est Vous Qui Décidez!
Here is the Youtube playlist of the 12 songs that competed in the French preselection C’est Vous Qui Décidez! (it's you who decides) or you can check them out at France.tv here.
The French NF is expected to take place on January 30.
2020 singer Tom Leeb has been thanked for his services and was not included in the 2021 line up.
All 12 songs have been released as digital singles.
Cephaz' song comes in two versions. Andriamad also have a remix and acoustic version out.

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