Follow Up Single Time, Part 3
Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a whole bunch of new and recent releases from all over the Eurovision world. Let’s see what we’ve got…
One of the more highly-anticipated songs from the post-Düsseldorf boom comes, of course, from the irrepressible Jedward. The Irish twins, who are planning on releasing their new album, “Victory”, in August, have already gone to the top of the Irish Charts with their new single, “Bad Behaviour”. Featuring Hollywood blogger Perez Hilton (who, incidentally, happens to be the namesake of the Grimes Brothers’ parrot…), both the song and accompanying video keeps the high-energy, frenetic pop vibe of “Lipstick” going strong. The pair are currently touring the UK, Ireland, and Germany.
Jedward – Bad Behaviour (Official Music Video) HQ from xeaaasy on Vimeo.
San Marino’s Senit has also released her next track, entitled “Through the Rain”. At this point, however, it is only available through the Italian version of iTunes. This upbeat, danceable track seems to be more in line with Senit’s previous releases than the sweet, subtle “Stand By”, and it even clocks in at less than the Eurovision-standard three minute mark. Could this have been the mysterious other track that SMRTV had considered sending to Eurovision?
Following “Rusinka”, (FYR) Macedonia’s Vlatko Ilievski has just released his next video, for “Moja Tamna Rijeko”. Call me crazy, but I prefer this softer side of Vlatko over the man we saw in Germany. It might not be as catchy as “Rusinka”, but at least we can hear him singing this time around! What are your thoughts?
Last, but certainly not least, Finland’s Paradise Oskar (Axel Ehnström) has released his second single, “Sunday Everyday”.
Axel took home the Marcel Bezençon Press Award from the accredited journalists in Düsseldorf after his performance of “Da Da Dam”, and if you were a fan of his sweet, introspective, acoustic-driven style, his album “Sunday Songs” might be just your speed. It’s hit the Top Five in the Finnish charts, and he’s touring actively throughout the summer.