Saturday, April 21, 2018

EUROVISION'S CLASSIEST SONGS of all -time. #40-21. Continues tomorrow.
CAFFE` LATTE` PRESENTS
EUROVISION’S
ALL-TIME CLASSIEST
SONGS
The Eurovision Song Contest has a reputation for cheesy, camp, over the top and downright ridiculous entries, but there have been exquisite gems too. This countdown looks back on 60 of the finest songs performed as part of the ESC spanning the years 1956 to 2017.
40
REFRAIN
LYS ASSIA
SWITZERLAND 1956
The first song to win Eurovision was performed in French by Lys Assia who passed away in March aged 94. She represented Switzerland again in 1957 and 1958.
Lys Assia - Refrain.jpg
39
KUULA
OTT LEPLAND
ESTONIA 2012
Performed in Estonian, "Kuula" ("Hear Me") finished in 6th place at the ESC Grand Final.
Ott Lepland - Kuula.jpg
38
ZBUDI SE
TANJA RIBIC
SLOVENIA 1997
"Zbudi Se" translates as "Wake Up" and was performed in Slovene by Tanja Ribic. She achieved a Top 10 ranking .
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37
L'OISEAU ET L'ENFANT
MARIE MYRIAM
FRANCE 1977
France has yet to accomplish another win at Eurovision after the catchy "L'Oiseau Et L'Enfant" (The Bird And The Child").
Marie Myriam - L'oiseau et l'enfant.jpg
36
EG A LIF
EYTHOR INGI
ICELAND 2013
"Eg A Lif" is Icelandic for "I'm Alive". The stirring ballad was performed by Eythor Ingi Gunnlaugsson.
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35
MAYBE (FORSE)
VALENTINA MONETTA
SAN MARINO 2014
This song is the only entry from San Marino that has qualified for the Grand Final. It was the 3rd consecutive time Valentina Monetta represented the tiny republic.
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34
L'ESSENZIALE
MARCO MENGONI
ITALY 2013
Dressed sharply in his suit, Italian singer Marco Mengoni cast his spell over the Eurovision audience with "L'Essenziale"  ("The Essential"), a song he co-wrote. It landed in 7th place.
 Marco Mengoni - L'essenziale.jpg
33
LA SOURCE
ISABELLE AUBRET
FRANCE 1968
Isabelle Aubret had won Eurovision for France in 1962 but returned with "La Source". It was co-written by Guy Bonnet who would represent France himself twice. He is further up on this list with 1 of the 2 songs. "La Source" finished 3rd out of a field of 17 competitors.
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32
O MIE
ALIONA MOON
MOLDOVA 2013
Moldovan singer Aliona Moon performed "O Mie" ("A Thousand") in 2013. She had been the backing singer for Pasha Parfeny the previous year. He co-wrote "O Mie" which Moon sang in Romanian.
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31
LOIN D'ICI
ZOE
AUSTRIA 2016
Zoe co-wrote "Loin D'Ici" (French for "Far From Here") which remains Austria's best post-Conchita Wurst performing entry at Eurovision.
Zoë - Loin d'ici.jpeg

Friday, April 20, 2018

ESC PREVIEW Today: #19- UKRAINE.  A preview of the 43 songs in this year's Eurovision Song Contest, which begins this May in Lisbon, Portugal. The preview begins with the weakest songs and works its way to the best in this year's line-up.The songs are ranked in order of quality as heard in the studio versions.

EUROVISION 2018 PREVIEW
19.
UKRAINE
UNDER THE LADDER
Melovin
Kiev was last year's host city after Ukraine secured its 2nd victory in 2016. It has competed 14 times and never failed to qualify for the Grand Final. 
This year Ukraine will be represented by an English song entitled "Under The Ladder". The catchy and well-crafted entry will be performed by male soloist Melovin. The song deserves to qualify in Semi Final 2, but is facing tough competition.
Under the Ladder - Melovin.jpg
20 MONTENEGRO
21 F.Y,R. MACEDONIA
22 CROATIA
23 PORTUGAL
24 CZECH REPUBLIC
25 ROMANIA
26 BELARUS
27 LATVIA
28 POLAND
29 AUSTRIA
30 GREECE
31 IRELAND
32 BULGARIA
33 GERMANY
34 GEORGIA
35 LITHUANIA
36 MALTA
37 RUSSIA
38 SLOVENIA
39 NETHERLANDS
40 ALBANIA
41 SERBIA
42 HUNGARY
43 SAN MARINO
Hear a special playlist with all the songs from this year’s contest as they are released on spotify.

spotify:user:alanrosscaffelatte:playlist:3aFWyVHxGLWZ3Xwb6K3tf2

https://open.spotify.com/user/alanrosscaffelatte/playlist/3aFWyVHxGLWZ3Xwb6K3tf2?si=XiLET1zpTlabrf3yAVNfiw

Thursday, April 19, 2018

ESC PREVIEW Today: #20- MONTENEGRO.  A preview of the 43 songs in this year's Eurovision Song Contest, which begins this May in Lisbon, Portugal. The preview begins with the weakest songs and works its way to the best in this year's line-up.The songs are ranked in order of quality as heard in the studio versions.

EUROVISION 2018 PREVIEW
20.
MONTENEGRO
INJE
Vanja Radovanovic
Montenegro has produced some classy entries and "Inje" is yet another. It has been competing in its own right since 2007, achieving its best result (#13) in 2015 with "Adio".
The 2018 entry "Inje" translates as "Frost" and will be performed in Montenegrin by successful local artist Vanja Radovanovic. It certainly deserves to qualify in Semi Final 2. The country is still chasing its first win at Eurovision. 
Vanja Radovanović
21 F.Y,R. MACEDONIA
22 CROATIA
23 PORTUGAL
24 CZECH REPUBLIC
25 ROMANIA
26 BELARUS
27 LATVIA
28 POLAND
29 AUSTRIA
30 GREECE
31 IRELAND
32 BULGARIA
33 GERMANY
34 GEORGIA
35 LITHUANIA
36 MALTA
37 RUSSIA
38 SLOVENIA
39 NETHERLANDS
40 ALBANIA
41 SERBIA
42 HUNGARY
43 SAN MARINO
Hear a special playlist with all the songs from this year’s contest as they are released on spotify.

spotify:user:alanrosscaffelatte:playlist:3aFWyVHxGLWZ3Xwb6K3tf2

https://open.spotify.com/user/alanrosscaffelatte/playlist/3aFWyVHxGLWZ3Xwb6K3tf2?si=XiLET1zpTlabrf3yAVNfiw