Monday, 21 November 2011

The Second Chance Contest 2011


The winner of the Second Chance Contest 2011 is Iceland with Yohanna and her song Nótt. I like the song very much but my favourite was Something In Your Eyes by Jenny Silver from Sweden.

Here are the results of the S.C.C. 2011:

01. Yohanna - Nótt (Iceland) 224
02. Jenny Silver - Something in Your eyes (Sweden) 201
03. Modo con Emma - Arriverà (Italy) 153
04. Le Freak - 25 Hours A Day (Denmark) 136
05. Chen Aharoni - Or (Israel) 119
06. Nikki Ponte - I Don't Wanna Dance (Greece) 106
07. Helene Bøksle - Vardlokk (Norway) 99
08. Lucía Pérez - Abrázame (Spain) 80
09. Lena - Push Forward (Germany) 73
10. April - Ladadidej (Slovenia) 49
11. Rui Andrade - Em Nome Do Amor (Portugal) 36
12. Nikki Kavanagh - Falling (Ireland) 23
12. Saara Alto - Blessed With Love (Finland) 23
14. Trachshittaz feat. Lukas Plöchl - Oida Taunz (Austria) 16
15. Anna Gogola - Ktos Taki Jak Ty (Poland) 13
16. Jacques Houdek - Stotinama Godina (Croatia) 12
17. Gautier Reyz - Addiction (Belgium) 10
18. 3Js - De Stroom (The Netherlands) 8
18. J Anvil - Topsy Turvy (Malta) 8
20. Linas Adomaitis - Floating To You (Lithuania) 3
21. Matin Srbinoski - Ram Tam Tam (F.Y.R. Macedonia) 0

You can click here if you want more information about the Second Chance Contest.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Junior Eurovision 2011 - Belgium

Femke Verschueren, 11 years old, represents Belgium with the song Een Kusje Meer.

Femke lives in Morkhoven, Antwerp, Belgium. Her passion is music, Femke sings and plays the piano.

The young and happy spirit of Femke inspired music producers Peter Gillis and Vincent Goeminne to write and compose Een Kusje Meer.

Peter Gillis is somewhat the king of Belgian kidspop and has a noted history in the Junior Eurovision Contest. He produced the winning song of the last three Belgian pre-selections.

Vincent Goeminne also has a long history of hit records. He was one of the driving forces behind the success story of The Dinky Toys, a multi-platinum-selling Belgian popband in the early 90s.

Junior Eurovision 2011 - Georgia

The girl-group Candy will represent Georgia with the song Candy Music.

The group consists of Irina, Mariam, Ann, Gvantsa and Irina.

Irina Khechanova was born in Tbilisi, Georgia on December 3, 2000. In 2009, Irina was the winner of the best singer prize of Tbilisi Olympic song contest. She has participated in song contests held in different cities of Turkey. Irina is also the spokesperson of a candy company and jewellery manufacturing company!

Mariam Gvaladze was born in Rustavi, Georgia on February 9, 1997. Since 2007 she has been a participant of numerous music festivals. For example, she is the winner of the New Star 2009 - Republic Estrade Contest.

Ann Khanchaliani was born in Tbilisi, Georgia on May 19, 1996. Starting from 2002 up to present Anna was the student of Zakaria Paliashvili Central Music School (Violin) and Tbilisi Music school #number 2 (Classical Vocal). In 2010 she was the winner of the International Music Contest in FYR Macedonia. In TV program Talent she became the Finalist and Discovery of the year.

Gvantsa Saneblidze was born in Kutaisi, Georgia on October 26, 1997. She has also done very well at many music festivals. Gvantsa speaks - English, Russian and French.

Irina (Ira) Kovalenko was born in Tbilisi Georgia on March 29, 1997. Since 2006 she started taking professional vocal lessons. She is a participant of different song consents, festivals and cultural events both in Georgia and abroad. Ira speaks English, Russian, German and learns Japanese! Outside school hours she is fond of tennis. In 2007 she placed 6th in Tennis Championship of Georgia.

George Kukhianidze is a famous Georgian composer and the author of many songs. His co-wrote the Georgian entry for the Junior ESC in 2007, 2008 and 2010.

He is the author of Candy music, the lyrics of which was written by the girls themselves.

Junior Eurovision 2011 - Sweden

Erik Rapp, 15 years old, represents Sweden with the song Faller.

Erik lives in Leksland, Sweden. He always loved music and started to sing at a choir at the age of 5. At school his interest in music was stimulated by his music teacher. Erik sings and plays flute and saxophone.

Erik wrote his song with help from Johan Jamtberg and Mikael Gunneras.

Junior Eurovision 2011 - Belarus

Lidiya Zablotskaya, 13 years old, represents Belarus with the song Angely Dobra.

Lidiya was born in Mogilev, Belarus. She made her first appearance when she was just 4 years old and She immediately won the audience's love, "The Golden Voice" and "Charming Girl" were her first titles.

In 2010 she already participated in the Belarussian national final for the Junior ESC but she came 4th.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Junior Eurovision 2011 - The Netherlands

Rachel Traets represents The Netherlands with the song Teenager.

Rachel was born on August 16 1998, in Wouw in the Netherlands. During the Dutch pre-selection for the Junior ESC Rachel received the maximum amount of points from the juries and the audience.

Her performance was the first step into the show business and she has changed from an anonymous girl of the south-west of the Netherlands into a very popular young artist. Her song is already a big hit and she has been invited in several Dutch television shows.

Rachel wrote the song herself but got some help from the producers trio The Future Presidents.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Junior Eurovision 2011 - F.Y.R. of Macedonia

Dorjan Dlaka, born on November 6th 1997 in Skopje, represents F.Y.R Macedonia with the song Zimi Ovoj Frak.

Dorjan started performing at the age of 7, on the festival Super Star as a backing vocalist and dancer. Later he participated in many festival all over Europe.

In 2010 he traveled to Belarus as a member of the FYR Macedonian delegation for the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Junior Eurovision 2011 - Ukraine

Kristall, born as Kristina Kochegarova, represent the Ukraine with the song Europe.

Kristall is 11 years old and loves music, she acted in a lot TV shows and in 2009 she became Teen Miss Beauty Star.

In 2010 Kristall released her first album under the title Riznokoliorovyi Svit. Kristall wrote all the song with a little help from her mother.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Junior Eurovision 2011 - Lithuania

Paulina Skrabytė, 10 years old, represents Lithuania with the song Debesys.

Paulina is a Lithuanian singer and plays the flute, piano and guitar. Despite her young age Paulina already won many contests like the Baltic Transit Contest and the Baltic Talent Contest.

Pailina wrote her song together with Mindaugas Lapinskis.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Junior Eurovision 2011 - Bulgaria

Ivan Ivanov, born in 2000 in the Bulgarian town Gorna Oryahovitsa, represents Bulgaria with the song Superhero.

At the age of six Ivan joined the local children choir and later he became a member of the vocal group New Music.

Ivan won more than 30 national and international awards, medals and trophies.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Junior Eurovision 2011 - Armenia

Dalita Avanesyan, 12 years old, represents Armenia with the song Welcome To Armenia.

Dalita is an Armenian singer, dancer, model, TV personality and studies piano, vocals and guitar at the Aleksandr Spendiaryan Music School.

Dalita won several Beauty contests, she won the Armenian Dance Olympics in 2009 and 2010 and she had a couple of hits in Armenia. In 2010 she took part in the Armenian national final for the Junior ESC with the song Jraharsi Erg which reached the top 5.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Junior Eurovision 2011 - Moldova

Lerika (April 7 1999), the pseudonym of Valeria Engalycheva, represents Moldova with the song No, No

Lerika was born in Moldova. She performed at international children's music contests all over the world and is very successfully.

Lerika wrote the song No No together with Eugeniu Doibani who also has an impressive background in the entertainment world the same way as Lerika, taking part in many vocalist competitions and has already released two albums.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Junior Eurovision 2011 - Latvia

Amanda Bashmakova, born June 3 1997, represents Latvia with the song Moondog (Meness Suns)

Amanda was born in Aluksne, Latvia. She performed at a lot of different festivals and contests from Russia to Moldova.

Amanda wrote the song herself but also got a bit of help from Jānis Lūsēns and Guntars Račs. They both are well-known song musicians.

Junior Eurovision 2011 - Russia

Katya Ryabova, born as Ekaterina Ryabova on August 4 1997, represents Russia with the song Romeo And Juliet (Kak Romeo i Dzhulyett)

Katya Ryabova is a Russian singer. She is from Shchyolkovo (Russia), and now resides in Yubileyny, Moscow Region.

She was selected to represent her country in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009 with the song Malenkiy Prints (Little Prince). At the contest on 21 November in Kiev, she finished third, as she got the same total points than runner-up Luara Hayrapetyan from Armenia, but earning two 12-point sets for three earned by the Armenian entry. In 2011 she took part in the National Final for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest again. And again she won, this time with the song Kak Romeo i Dzhulyetta.