Finnish singer-songwriter Saara Aalto is set to wow Eurovision fans in Lisbon next month with her song ‘Monsters’. Voted for by Finns in a TV competition, the track contains lyrics from 34 languages, representing every country taking part in the event. She is due to perform in Eurovision 2018’s first semi-final on May 8. If she is voted into the top 10, she will secure her place in the final at Altice Arena in Lisbon on May 12. Aalto’s multi-lingual track is nothing new for the singer, who in 2016 released a cover of 'Let It Go' from the Disney film Frozen in 15 languages. In an interview with British gay lifestyle magazine Attitude, the 30-year-old said: “I've always loved singing in different languages and in Finland I'm often invited to sing at events where there are different nationalities. I always try to sing something in their language.” Aalto has also reportedly studied English, Swedish, French and Japanese over the years. Eurovision 2018 … [Read more...] about Eurovision act to sing in 34 languages
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The grand final of the 64th Eurovision Song Contest will take place on Saturday, 18 May in Tel Aviv, Israel, with the semi-finals held on Tuesday 14 and Thursday 16 May. Of the 41 competing countries, the current favourite is the Netherlands, at odds of 2/1, with Duncan Laurence looking to bag the Dutch a fifth win with his song Arcade. The country last won in 1975. Second favourite this year is, according to odds, Russia. Bulgaria and Ukraine will not participate in this year's contest for the first time since 2015 – Bulgaria for financial reasons, while Ukraine could not get the winner of a very controversial national selection competition to sign the contract, and their second and third choices refused to go to Tel Aviv. There has been much controversy this year around the location, with various musical artists urging contestants to boycott the event over Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the violence there, and Israel retaliating with a PR campaign in response. … [Read more...] about Eurovision 2019 preview: What are your country’s chances?
Coming off a week of surprise product-related announcements, Apple was expecting to have a great week to close out March. The company held a star-studded event in Cupertino, California, where it unveiled its ambitious TV plans. But a handful of not-so-great things also happened to Apple last week. Last Monday, Apple held a big event at the Steve Jobs Theatre at its new headquarters in Cupertino, California, where it unveiled a handful of new premium services: for news and magazines, video games, and TV shows. Apple’s big event went off without a hitch: Hollywood A-listers like Steven Spielberg and Reese Witherspoon unveiled their exclusive new shows for Apple’s TV Plus service, and CEO Tim Cook spent quality time with Oprah Winfrey during and after the event. But that was just Monday. The rest of the week was not so glamorous for Apple. Here’s what happened. MONDAY: The week started off pretty good! Apple unveiled three new premium services at its big event, … [Read more...] about Apple had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week — here’s what happened
A one-hit wonder is a singer/group that has only experienced real mainstream success with one hit song. Often, people will only remember the name of the song, and not the singer/group behind it. We’ve rounded up the best one-hit wonders of the past 60 years, including classics like “Macarena” and “Mambo No. 5.” Even though an artist may be a one-hit wonder, they still might have contributed one of the most famous songs of all time. Take Tommy Tutone, for example. You might not know the band, but you can definitely recite the number “867-5309” – Jenny’s phone number. In the last six decades, many one-hit wonders have blessed our ears (or not so much) – we’ve rounded up the top 57 in the US of the past 60 years (and while some may have found moderate success across the pond, they practically disappeared stateside). Take a trip down memory lane to revisit these classic jams. “Rockin Robin” by Bobby Day … [Read more...] about The 57 best one-hit wonders of all time