OGAE OGAE Video Contest 2020

OGAE Video Contest 2020

Hello, EUROPE! Thanks to MARUV who won the last edition of OGAE Video Contest, we can welcome you all, on behalf of OGAE UKRAINE, in Kyiv. As you all probably know, in this contest the clubs are competing with their chosen music videos of the songs from their countries. In contrast to the Song contest, there’s no language rule of the songs here. Well, what music videos have clubs chosen for this year’s competition?

lights. camera. bang! – the official slogan of OGAE Video Contest 2020
The colorful explosion refers to the most memorable hook of the MARUV’s “Siren Song” – “Bang!” – and in the same time symbolizes creativity, uniqueness and diversity.

OGAE Video Contest 2020 is now presenting 24 music videos. All clubs can vote for their favourite songs until 1 December. Good luck to every participant, we hope that we all are going to enjoy this year’s contest! Be ready to get excited by the results show in December…

Lights. Camera. BANG!
Let the OGAE Video Contest 2020 begin!

All information about participants of OGAE Video Contest 2020 is given below:

01 | REST OF THE WORLD 🇺🇳 

(UZBEKISTAN) Lola YuldashevaSevgingni Menga Ayt

Lola Yuldasheva, better known simply as Lola, is an Uzbek singer, songwriter and film actress. She rose to prominence in Uzbekistan with her song “Muhabbatim” (“My Love”) in 2003. Lola has recorded songs both in Uzbek and Russian.

Lola’s first studio movie appearance was in the 2004 Uzbek film Sevinch. Her acting career reached a new high as a result of her starring role in the 2005 comedy Kelgindi kuyov (“The Alien Bridegroom”). Since then she has acted in several Uzbek movies.

In 2005, Lola got married and went on an indefinite hiatus, but returned to show business following her divorce in 2011 with a series of solo concerts. In 2015, she was given a warning by Uzbeknavo, Uzbekistan’s government agency that issues licenses to performers, for wearing a red low-back dress that “conflicts with the national mentality”. This controversy led to the suspension of Lola’s license by Uzbeknavo in July 2015. 

In November 2019, Lola released a music video for her single “Sevgingni menga ayt” (Tell Me About Your Love) in which she criticized censorship of singers and musicians in Uzbekistan. The video, which was directed by Lola herself, went viral and was hailed as “revolutionary” by many critics and fans.

ROW (UZBEKISTAN) /// Lola YuldashevaiSevgingni Menga Ayt

LYRICS:

Qalbingda to’la dard
Nega bir so’z aytolmaysan?
Qiynalar yuraging, yonar
Sevging oshkora etolmaysan


Dardingni menga ayt
Tunu-kun nelar o’ylaysan?
O’ylama, urinma, sezaman
Bunchalar o’zingni qiynaysan?


Olovsan, yonasan
Buncha beqarorsan?
Hayajondamisan ayt?
Sevgingni menga ayt!
Sevgingni menga ayt!


His etayin mehringni men har onda
Ishongin sevgingga, bo’Ima gumonda
Xayolingda yurasan sen osmonda
Aytgin, ne sabab azoblanasan?


Meni moviy dengiz tomon chorla
Yuragingni yuragimga bog’la
Bir umr sevgingla baxtli ayla
Boring bag’ishla


Olovsan, yonasan
Buncha beqarorsan?
Hayajondamisan, ayt?
Sevgingni menga ayt!
Sevgingni menga ayt!


Olovsan, yonasan
Buncha beqarorsan?
Hayajondamisan, ayt?
Sevgingni menga ayt!


Sevgingni menga ayt!
Sevgingni menga ayt!
Sevgingni menga ayt!
Sevgingni menga ayt!

LYRICS IN ENGLISH:

There are a lot of sorrow in your heart
Why can’t you talk anything about it?
Your heart is being tortured
You can’t confine your love

Tell me your love
What do you think all of days?
Don’t think deeply, I feel
You are making yourself such sad.

You are flame, you are burning
You are such indecisive as?
Tell me that are you excited
Tell me your love
Tell me your love

I always feel your live
I had believed in you love, don’t worry
You had a dream that you are in the sky
Tell me, why are you troubled?

Call me to blue sea though
Connect our hearts
Make me happy lifelong with your love
Deign me your presence

You are flame, you are burning
You are such indecisive.?
Tell me that are you excited
Tell me your love!
Tell me your love!

You are flame, you are burning
You are such indecisive as?
Tell me that are you excited
Tell me your love!

Tell me your love!
Tell me your love!
Tell me your love!
Tell me your love!

02 | UNITED KINGDOM 🇬🇧

Declan McKenna – Daniel, You’re Still a Child

Declan McKenna is a singer, songwriter, musician and multi-instrumentalist. He initially gained recognition for winning the Glastonbury Festival’s Emerging Talent Competition in 2015. The
festival named him the winner of the contest in April 2015 for which he was awarded a £5,000 prize and a slot on the festival’s William’s Green Stage. NME called him “one of the most sought-
after new acts” in the United Kingdom after his win shortly after McKenna signed a management contract with Q Prime.

On 29 January 2020, McKenna revealed that his second album would be titled Zeros and be released on 15 May 2020. He also released the song “Beautiful Faces” as the album’s lead single. However, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, he postponed the album until 4 September 2020.

UK /// Declan McKenna – Daniel, You’re Still a Child

LYRICS:

[Verse 1]
Daniel, you did it, you made me cry
You spent ten days in bed when I asked you why
And requested my whereabouts through tweets
Darling, why do you bury yourself in sheets? Well, I told you
There’s unrest in the House of Lords
Written on sandwich boards
Outside the shop where they sell your favourite drink
So what do you think you’re doing telling people lies?
The hope’s going like Christmas pies
But it’s never gonna stop you turning pink

[Chorus]
Daniel, you know it, you wanted to
Find a place on your own like you always do
I’d bear in mind
Daniel, you’re still a child

[Verse 2]
Daniel’s gone running, the trail’s gone cold
You’ve been acting quite strangely since ten years old
And when you were eleven
They said, “You ought to pray to high heaven you don’t get caught”


[Chorus]
Well, Daniel, don’t worry, you won’t be missed
You’ll spend ten years in prison to pay for this
Ah, is it all worthwhile?
Daniel, you’re still a child

[Outro]
Daniel, you’re still a child
Daniel, you’re still a child
What is wrong with Daniel, he’s no fun
You just wait ’till Daniel hurts someone
Daniel, you’re a weirdo, what the hell?
You just wait ’till Daniel hurts himself

03 | CROATIA 🇭🇷

Tara – Experimentalno

Tara is a Croatian singer. She was the lead vocalist of a Croatian dance group Karma. Since Tara was 4 years old she wanted to become a good songstress. Her dream had realized soon when she finished the conservatoire. She began to play the piano and sing in a local rock band.

From 2000 she is a member of popular dance group Karma and with Karma she releases 5 studio albums, one album in English language which includes the best hits of Karma in English and 3
compilation albums. In 2014 Tara left the Karma group and she devoted herself to family and motherhood. After a four-year break she returns to the Croatian music scene. In April 2018 Tara released her first solo single called ”Ne vjeruj muškarcima” (”Don’t Trust Men”). In 2019 she began collaborating with popular

Croatian singer-songwriter Ivan Zak with whom she recorded a duet forthe song ”Naj naj” and in collaboration with his record company song ”Experimentalno”. Tara is now preparing her first solo album.

CROATIA /// Tara – Experimentalno

LYRICS:

Znam da ti je ista svaka
Tebi svaka noć je laka
Ako imaš dvije tri, dvije tri

Nisi ti za duge staze
Tebi treba da te maze
Neke nove, neke tuđe, najluđe

Nisam tvoja luda da mi nudiš Juda
Kao klinki nekoj što u tebi vidi Boga
Nisam tvoje smeće da mi nudiš loše veče
Da mi nudiš samo sex, samo sex

Ti bi samo sve mahinalno
Znam da tebi je tako idealno
Ne bi, ne bi ti ništa za stalno
Ti bi mene samo eksperimentalno

Ne uzimam što nije moje
Ja uzimam samo svoje
Neću tuđe, znaš me kakva bila bi, bila bi

Ti si loša roba
Ko te jednom proba
Taj se više nikad ne dobija lako

Ti bi samo sve mahinalno
Znam da tebi je tako idealno
Ne bi, ne bi ti ništa za stalno
Ti bi mene samo eksperimentalno

Ti bi samo sve mahinalno
Znam da tebi je tako idealno
Ne bi, ne bi ti ništa za stalno
Ti bi mene samo eksperimentalno

04 | MALTA 🇲🇹

Claudia FanielloSay

Claudia was born and raised in Malta with her siblings Fabrizio and Miriana. Her father is Italian. At the age of twelve, Claudia began to participate in a variety of TV shows and participated in many festivals and placed in top positions. The year 2006 was the year when she started her experience in the Malta Song for Europe Festival with the song “High Alert!” – a song composed by Ray Agius. At the same contest she won the award for best newcomer. In 2007, despite qualifying for the Malta Song for Europe 2007 Semi-Final with the song “L-Imħabba Għamja” (Love is Blind), she wasn’t part of the six songs that gained the right to compete for the final round. She finished 7th.

In 2008, she passed for the Malta Song for Europe Semi-Final Festival with two songs “Caravaggio” and “Sunrise”. Both songs passed into the final eight songs. In the final of this festival she finished 2nd with the song “Caravaggio” and 3rd with the song “Sunrise”. The successive year, she made her fourth appearance in this Maltese festival, but still wasn’t part of the last three songs that fought to book a place in Moscow 2009. She finished fourth with her song entitled “Blue Sonata”, composed and written by Ray Agius. She qualified to the final in the Malta Eurosong 2010 with the song “Samsara” composed by Philip Vella and written Gerard James Borg. She finished eighth with 31 points. In the Malta Eurosong 2011 final Faniello ended in ninth place with her entry “Movie in my Mind”. In the Go Malta Eurosong 2012 final Faniello reached second place with her entry “Pure”.  

MALTA /// Claudia Faniello – Say

LYRICS:

Too many times i saw you watchin, anyone but me, yeah
I’m just the same but you’re not talkin, are you for real?

Why don’t you say something
Say something now
Why don’t you say nothing?
Say nothing now

I’m feelin like, i’m in a place, i never knew
Livin our life, away fom trouble, away from rules
And once in your life, you wake up in a hole
Stranded in times, with no self contol

Why don’t you say something
Say something now
Why don’t you say nothing?
Say nothing now

Say x3
Say nothing now
Say x3
Say nothing now

Why don’t you say something
Say something now
Why don’t you say nothing?
Say nothing now

05 | GERMANY 🇩🇪

Johannes Oerding – An guten Tagen

Johannes Oerding was born in Münster in 1981. He was discovered in 1999, when he performed at a local block party in Iserlohn. Later, he moved to the Netherlands to earn a diploma in International Marketing in Venlo. In 2006, he relocated to Hamburg to pursue a professional music career. In 2009, Oerding released his first single and his debut album “Erste Wahl”.

Since then, his career has risen sharply. Each album ranked better than the previous one and since 2013 they have all achieved at least gold status. In 2018 the very down-to-earth artist represented Germany for the first time at the OGAE Video Contest and achieved fourth place with “Kreise”.

This year’s video “An guten Tagen” is the first release from his current No. 1 album “Konturen”.

GERMANY /// Johannes Oerding – An guten Tagen

LYRICS:

An guten Tagen leuchtet alles so schön hell
Und meine Uhr tickt nicht so schnell
Trotz gestern Abend bin ich wach und ziemlich klar
Mag selbst den Typ im Spiegel da


An guten Tagen steh’ ich einfach nie im Stau
Und meine Zweifel machen blau
Der Wind ist warm und hat sich endlich mal gedreht
Und vielleicht läufst du mir übern Weg


An guten Tagen
Gibt es nur hier und jetzt
Schau’ ich nicht links und rechts
Vielleicht nach vorn, doch nie zurück
An guten Tagen
Ist unser Lachen echt
Und alle Fragen weg
Auch wenn’s nur jetzt und nicht für immer ist


An guten Tagen strahlen die Straßen nur für uns
Grauer Beton wird plötzlich bunt
Die beste Bar rollt uns den roten Teppich aus
Ey, gestern flogen wir noch raus


An guten Tagen pumpt das Herz wie frisch verliebt
Zeit wird wertvoller, je weniger es gibt
Doch umso schöner ist’s mit euch in meinen Armen
Hundert Leben an einem Tag


An guten Tagen
Gibt es nur hier und jetzt
Schau’ ich nicht links und rechts
Vielleicht nach vorn, doch nie zurück
An guten Tagen
Ist unser Lachen echt
Und alle Fragen weg
Auch wenn’s nur jetzt und nicht für immer ist


Und weil ich weiß, dass meine Sonne ihre Pausen braucht
Und sich dann irgendwo versteckt
Mach’ ich ‘n Foto, denn das Licht ist grad so schön
Damit ich auch an schwarzen Tagen die hellen nicht vergess


An guten Tagen
Gibt es nur hier und jetzt
Schau’ ich nicht links und rechts
Vielleicht nach vorn, doch nie zurück
An guten Tagen
Ist unser Lachen echt
Und alle Fragen weg
Auch wenn’s nur jetzt
Auch wenn’s nur jetzt
Auch wenn’s nur jetzt und nicht für immer ist

06 | BELGIUM 🇧🇪

Angèle – Oui ou non

Angèle Joséphine Aimée Van Laeken, better known by her stage name Angèle, is a Belgian singer-songwriter and musician. She was one of 2018’s biggest breakout acts in French and Belgian pop, breaking Stromae’s record for weeks at the top of the Belgian singles charts with her 2018 single “Tout oublier” which features her brother Roméo Elvis.

In 2019, Angele became one of the most sought for artists in France and Belgium and affirmed her feminism with the song “Balance ton quoi” in reference to the French #metoo movement, Balance ton porc. Pierre Niney makes an appearance in the video alongside some of Angele’s friends to talk about struggles her female friends have encountered with men. The song is not about ridiculing men but about educating everyone to live in a more accepting society.

In April 2020, Angèle performed for One World: Together At Home-A global broadcast & digital special to support front line healthcare workers and the WHO during the Covid-19 pandemic, hosted by Lady Gaga.

BELGIUM /// Angèle – Oui ou non

LYRICS:

Ma journée est passée à une de ces vitesses (quoi?)
Pas mis le nez dehors et pas lavée
Ah ça je déteste
Batterie faible j’ai pas de quoi recharger (oh non)
Et ça n’arrive qu’à moi
J’voulais faire des stories qui t’étais dédiées
J’sais pas te dire pourquoi

Regarde comment je souris
Regarde encore
Je veux savoir ce que t’en dis
Quand j’souris trop fort
C’est faux, peut-être, mais au plus je ris
Au plus j’te donne tort
De pas vouloir m’aimer

C’est oui ou bien c’est non
Hier tu me voulais
C’est oui ou bien c’est non
Demain tu m’f’ras marcher
C’est oui ou bien c’est non
J’vais devoir t’oublier
C’est oui ou bien c’est non

Hier encore on était liés
J’étais celle de tes rêves
Celle qui comblait tes nuits, celle à marier
‘Faut dire que ce fut bref
La nuit n’a duré qu’une seule soirée
Genre romantisme express
T’as pris le temps d’venir mais de pas de rester
Tu m’embrasses puis tu m’laisses


Regarde comment je souris
Regarde encore
Je veux savoir ce que t’en dis
Quand j’souris trop fort
C’est faux, peut-être, mais au plus je ris
Au plus j’te donne tort
De pas vouloir m’aimer


C’est oui ou bien c’est non
Hier tu me voulais
C’est oui ou bien c’est non
Demain tu m’f’ras marcher
C’est oui ou bien c’est non
J’vais devoir t’oublier
C’est oui ou bien c’est non


Pourquoi tes “j’aime” comptent plus que ceux des autres?
Pourquoi même quand eux ils m’aiment, j’te veux toi jusqu’à l’aube?
Pourquoi j’me mens à moi-même en croyant c’que tu m’racontes?
Quand tu m’écris que je suis belle et finalement, c’est des mensonges


C’est oui ou bien c’est non
Hier, tu me voulais
C’est oui ou bien c’est non
Demain, tu m’f’ras marcher
C’est oui ou bien c’est non
J’vais devoir t’oublier
C’est oui ou bien c’est non


C’est oui ou bien c’est non
C’est oui ou bien c’est non
C’est oui ou bien c’est non
Hier, tu me voulais
C’est oui ou bien c’est non

07 | BULGARIA 🇧🇬 

VICTORIA – alright.

Victoria Georgieva known professionally by the mononym VICTORIA, is a Bulgarian singer and songwriter. She began her career after participating in the fourth season of X Factor Bulgaria. Victoria would have represented Bulgaria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam with the song “Tears Getting Sober”. Due to the 2020 contest’s cancellation, it was announced that the singer will represent Bulgaria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 instead.

BULGARIA /// VICTORIAalright.

LYRICS:

Tongue-tied, I’m tryna find words to say
Something that’s real, mm-hmm-hmm
Thought I could fit in a place like this
Not what it seems
I’m a little worried, everyone is hurrying
Missing half the things that we have done
Isn’t it a cold world?
Lost a little hope but
Hoping that it’s gonna be alright

[Chorus]
I’ve tried to hide in myself
But it’s a lost game
Running through a cold rain
I’ve tried to fight like a
Bottle in a sea wave
Thought I was insane
But it’ll be alright
Know that everything is gonna be alright
‘Cause everything around me is gonna be alright
Alright, alright, alright

Fake smiles
It doesn’t feel real to me
Why can’t you see? It’s not that hard
To lose yourself in a pool full of tears

[Chorus]
I’ve tried to hide in myself
But it’s a lost game
Running through a cold rain
I’ve tried to fight like a
Bottle in a sea wave
Thought I was insane
But it’ll be alright
Know that everything is gonna be alright
‘Cause everything around me is gonna be alright
Alright, alright, alright

Vision got blurry
I close my eyes
Maybe when I wake up
It will be fine

[Chorus]
I’ve tried to hide in myself
But it’s a lost game
Running through a cold rain
I’ve tried to fight like a
Bottle in a sea wave
Thought I was insane
But it’ll be alright
Know that everything is gonna be alright
‘Cause everything around me is gonna be alright
Alright, alright, alright

08 | TURKEY 🇹🇷

Can Bonomo – Sen Bunları Duyma

Can Bonomo is a Turkish singer who represented Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan.Bonomo was born in İzmir, Turkey to Sephardi Turkish family. At the age of 17, he began his official career as a vocal productionist in Istanbul. At the same time, Can went on with studying TV and cinema at the Istanbul Bilgi University with his programmes being aired on popular radio channels such as Number 1 FM, Radio101 and Radio Class. Then his radio programmes were followed by programmes in international TV channels such as MTV and Number One TV.’

Sephardic culture and the ancient language of exiled Spaniard Jew’s are the main elements that shaped his music.After his musical career, he began to write poetry and publish poetry books. His first poetry book was named “Delirmek Belirmektir” (2014) and it was published by Küçük İskender.

In January, 2012, he was internally selected to represent Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. In February 2012, Can revealed his song “Love Me Back” to the public. He placed seventh with the song at the contest’s final competition on 26 May 2012.

TURKEY /// Can Bonomo – Sen Bunları Duyma

LYRICS:

Dualarında bülbül sesi
Dertlerin şahanesi
Ceplerinde bahaneler
Uydurur daha neler


Dudağı bükülür o bana küsen
Yetmedi yarime yelden fırtınam dağları kesen
Hava kapanır bu çocuk üzülür
Dinleme boş ver bu da geçer


Sen bunları duyma
Yan gel zurnanın ucunda durmadan oyna
Nisan yağmuruyla aç mayısta sol
Bu da böyle bi’ yol
Sen bunları duyma
Gönlüm fer fecir yanar sakın bana uyma

Her gün ağlasam da ben sen güzel ol
Bu da başka bi’ yol


Dualarında bülbül sesi
Dertlerin şahanesi

Ceplerinde bahaneler
Uydurur daha neler


Dudağı bükülür o bana küsen
Yetmedi yarime yelden fırtınam dağları kesen

Hava kapanır bu çocuk üzülür
Dinleme boş ver bu da geçer


Sen bunları duyma
Yan gel zurnanın ucunda durmadan oyna
Nisan yağmuruyla aç Mayısta sol
Bu da böyle bir yol
Sen bunları duyma
Gönlüm fer fecir yanar, sakın bana uyma
Her gün ağlasam da ben, sen güzel ol
Bu da başka bir yol


Sen bunları duyma
Gönlüm fer fecir yanar, sakın bana uyma
Her gün ağlasam da ben, sen güzel ol
Bu da başka bir yol

09 | NORTH MACEDONIA 🇲🇰

Vasil – Patuvam

Vasil Garvanliev (born 2 november 1984, in Strumica, Macedonia) is Macedonian child prodigy star, choir soloist, a classical opera singer and a pop singer. Vasil started singing at the age of seven after being discovered by a Macedonian composer who was passing by when he heard Vasil singing in the street. His biggest musical accomplishment in childhood was Japanese-influenced “Marionka”, one of the biggest Macedonian children hits so far, which he performed during the annual Macedonian children’s song festival Zlatno slavejche (Golden Nightingale). In 1997 he moved to the United States with his parents and his brother as refugees, where he spent seven years of his life. He became a member of the Chicago Children’s Choir from 1999 to 2003. As
soloist with the choir, he performed backing vocals with artists like Julie Andrews, Celine Dion, Nick Carter, New Kids on the Block, Nelly Furtado and Enrique Iglesias. At the University of Toronto he earned a diploma in opera-voice in 2010.

His first attempt to represent Macedonia at the Eurovision Song Contest came 13 years ago when he took part in the qualification rounds of the Macedonian national competition Skopje Fest 2007, performing his self-written song “Pomogni mi” (“Help me”) finishing in 13-th place. Last year he was one of Tamara Todevska’s backing vocalist for the song “Proud” giving Macedonia his best ever finish in the competition wining the jury vote and placing 7-th overall. This year, however, he was given the chance by Macedonian national broadcaster to shine on his own representing Macedonia in Rotterdam with the song “You”. As the Contest was cancelled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s still to be seen whether he’s going to represent Macedonia in Rotterdam next year.

NORTH MACEDONIA /// Vasil – Patuvam

LYRICS:

Од сонцето,
Топол зрак сум здив кој плени волшебен.
Од реката
сум бистра, капка блескава
Море сени и те опива


Од оkото,
Врела солза сум со сказна искрена
Од дланката сум
Допир нежен, кадифен и мек
Кој срце грее и те милува


Патувам, патувам
Каде ноќта ми е топла, светла
Да, патувам
Каде денот ми е долг и ведар
Да патувам
Каде јавето е исполнет сон


Патувам, патувам
Со празен ранец – полна душа
Да, патувам
Каде срце има мир и спокој
Да, патувам
каде јавето е исполнет сон


Од небото,
Крадам лет од граблив сокол возвишен
На облак мек
Глава ставам и се одморам
Душа крепам па се вивнувам


Патувам, патувам …
Каде ноќта ми е топла, светла
Да, патувам
Каде денот ми е долг и ведар
Да патувам
Каде јавето е исполнет сон


И патувам, патувам
Со празен ранец – полна душа
Да, патувам
Каде срце има мир и спокој
Да, патувам каде јавето е исполнет сон

10 | FRANCE 🇫🇷 

Vitaa & Slimane – Avant toi

Vitaa by her real name Charlotte Gonin was born on March 14, 1983 (36 years old) in Mulhouse (Alsace), in the east of France. Her collaboration with the rapper Diam’s on the title Confessions nocturnes allows him to make himself known to the French public. She then released several studio albums: A Fleur de toi (2007), The one I see (2009), Here and now (2013), The same (2015) and J4M (2017). This last album came out in 2018 with new titles including “I give it to you”.

Between 2018 and 2019, she is one of 4 coaches of The Voice Belgium and The Voice Kids Belgium alongside Slimane, with whom she released a concept-duet album VersuS (2019). She has also participated in Destination Eurovision 2019 as a French expert.

Slimane Nebchi, known as Slimane, is a French singer and actor, born on October 13, 1989 in the north of the Paris region. He won the fifth French season of The Voice in 2016, before releasing in July 2016 his debut album, À bout de rêves, then a second in January 2018, Solune. He is a coach for The Voice Belgium.

FRANCE /// Vitaa & Slimane – Avant toi

LYRICS:

Y avait pas d’image, y avait pas d’couleur
Y avait pas d’histoire, mon âme sœur
Y avait pas les fêtes, y avait pas l’cœur
Aucun sourire, mon âme sœur


Tu sais le monde ne tournait pas rond
J’avais les mots mais pas la chanson
Tu sais l’amour, tu sais la passion


Oui c’est écrit, c’était dit
Oui c’est la vie


Avant toi
Je n’avais rien
Avant toi
On ne m’a pas montré le chemin
Je sais le Ciel ne m’en veut pas
D’avoir posé les yeux sur toi
Avant toi
On ne m’a pas montré le chemin


Y avait pas d’maison, y avait pas l’bonheur
J’avais pas d’raison, mon âme sœur
Y avait pas de rire, mais y avait pas pleurs
J’étais seule ici, mon âme sœur


Tu sais le monde ne tournait pas rond
J’avais les mots mais pas la chanson
Tu sais l’amour de toutes les façons


Oui c’est écrit, c’était dit
Oui c’est la vie


Avant toi
Je n’avais rien
Avant toi
On ne m’a pas montré le chemin
Je sais le Ciel ne m’en veut pas
D’avoir posé les yeux sur toi
Avant toi
On ne m’a pas montré le chemin


Avant toi
Je n’avais rien
Avant toi
On ne m’a pas montré le chemin
Avant toi
Je n’avais rien
Avant toi
On ne m’a pas montré le chemin
Je sais le Ciel ne m’en veut pas
D’avoir posé les yeux sur toi
Avant toi
On ne m’a pas montré le chemin

11 | RUSSIA 🇷🇺 

IC3PEAKMarsh

IC3PEAK is a duo from Moscow, formed in October 2013. Participants – Anastasia Kreslina (vocal) and Nikolay Kostylev (producer and multi-instrumentalist).

The first performance took place in St. Petersburg, the second already in Moscow, at the second party in the series “W17CHØU7” (“Witchout”). The very first release of the project took place on the Portland label STYLSS in 2014, and the first video for the track Ether was also released on it. The group toured in the countries of the EU, USA, Brazil, Mexico. The first releases were in English.

In November 2017, the first album in Russian, Sladkaya Zhizn (Sweet Life), was released, and the video for the track Grustnaya Suka (Sad Bitch) from it collected more than twenty million views on YouTube. On the next album Skazka (Fairytale) songs appeared on acute social themes, the most striking of which is the composition and video Smerti bolshe net (There Is No More Death).

In the fall of 2018, the duo started having problems with the cancellation of concerts in Russian cities by local security forces. On August 10 2019, the group performed at the political rally Let’s Take Back the Right to Even Elections organized by independent candidates in the elections to the Moscow City Parlament.

On April 24 2020, the group released the album Do svidaniya (Goodbye). Videos were filmed for the songs Plak-Plak (Boo-Hoo) and Marsh (Marching), both of which gained over 1 million views on YouTube in 24 hours.

RUSSIA /// IC3PEAK – Marsh

ORIGINAL LYRICS:

Ля ля-ля-ля ля ля
Ля ля-ля-ля ля ля ля
Ля ля-ля-ля ля ля
Ля ля-ля-ля ля ля ля
Ля ля-ля-ля ля ля
Ля ля-ля-ля ля ля ля
Ля ля-ля-ля ля ля
Ля ля-ля-ля ля ля ля

[Chorus]
Твоё лицо совершенно такое же
А это здание есть в каждом городе
Вместо гирлянды — колючая проволока
А за заборами нет горизонта
Окна забиты, я в двух капюшонах
Кто там на улице помимо холода?
Танк, припаркованный прям за воротами
Он не стреляет, стоит тут для понта

Я будто чужая в своей родной семье
Но я не боюсь и я не вру себе
Моё тело в шрамах, а ладонь в грязи
Я ищу свой дом и корни, как и ты
Я будто чужая в своей родной семье
Но я не боюсь и я не вру себе
Моё сердце в сколах, а в глазах тоска
Не вернусь обратно больше никогда
Воздух вокруг с каждым годом душней
Я не хочу убивать людей
Без приглашения заходят в мой дом
Новое слово и новый закон

LYRICS IN ENGLISH:

La la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la la

[Chorus]
Your face is exactly the same
And this building is in every city
Instead of a garland, barbed wire
And beyond the fences there is no horizon
The windows are blocked, I’m in two hoods
Who’s out there besides the cold?
The tank is parked right outside the gate
He does not shoot, stands here for a show

I’m like a stranger in my own family
But I’m not afraid of her, I’m not lying to myself
Scars on my body and mud on my palm
I’m looking for my home and roots just like you
I’m like a stranger in my own family
But I’m not afraid of her, I’m not lying to myself
My heart is chipped and my eyes are longing
Never come back again
The air around is stifling every year
I don’t want to kill people
They enter my house without invitation
New word and new law

12 | SERBIA 🇷🇸 

S.A.R.S. – Veruj mi

Sveže Amputirana Ruka Satrijanija (Serbian Cyrillic: Свеже ампутирана рука Сатријанија; trans. The Freshly Amputated Arm of Satriani), or S.A.R.S. for short, are a Serbian alternative rock band from Belgrade. Presenting a combination of pop rock, reggae, blues, jazz and hip hop with the ethnic music of Serbia.

The band was formed in March 2006 by Aleksandar Luković “Lukac” (guitar) and Dragan Kovačević “Žabac” (vocals) along with Vladimir Popović “Hobbo” (vocals), Žarko Kovačević “Žare” (vocals), Miloš Kovačević “Kriva” (bass guitar), Branislav Lučić “Beban” (percussion), Goran Mladenović “Japanac” (drums) and Ivana Blažević “Violina” (violin). All musicians came from a different music backgrounds and spheres of interest, resulting in unique fusion sound of divergent music genres. At first they “jammed” in garage owned by Aleksander Luković best friend Ivona Vovković.

SERBIA /// S.A.R.S.Veruj mi

LYRICS:

Ne trebaju skupa kola, ne treba ni stan, 
Ne treba mi puno toga da ostvarim san, 
Ne treba mi brdo para, niti sto drugara, 
Samo ti mi trebas dušo, ostalo me smara. 
Ne treba mi crkva, ja sam s tobom naš’o spas, 
Ne treba mi partija, tebi dajem glas. 
Ne treba mi škola i bez nje ja dobro znam, 
Dok je meni tebe, draga, neću biti sam. 

Veruj mi ne treba mi niko, samo trebaš mi ti, trebaš mi ti.
Veruj mi ne treba mi niko, samo trebaš mi ti, trebaš mi ti. 

Ne treba mi droga da bih stigao do Boga, 
Ne treba mi rakija, meni treba tvoja magija, 
Ne treba mi vojska, ratovanje meni škodi, 
Ja sa tobom ljubav vodim, samo to mi godi. 
Ne treba mi popularnost, da me svako zna, 
Ne treba mi tudja pažnja, samo ti si meni važna. 
Ne treba mi da ti pišem da te volim ja, 
ne treba, jer to i sama znaš… 

Veruj mi ne treba mi niko, samo trebaš mi ti, trebaš mi ti.
Veruj mi ne treba mi niko, samo trebaš mi ti, trebaš mi ti.

13 | UKRAINE 🇺🇦 

ONUKA – ZENIT

ONUKA is a Ukrainian electro-folk band. It was created in 2013 by Ukrainian musicians Yevhen Filatov and Nata Zhyzhchenko. The band’s instrumentation includes electronic drums, trombones, French horns and Ukrainian folk instruments bandura and sopilka. ONUKA was featured in an interval act at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, performing with the NAONI folk orchestra.

ZENIT is the sixth official music video in the six years of the electro-folk band’s existence. It was directed by the band’s sound producer Yevhen Filatov, who also shot the ONUKA videos “Look”, “Time” and “Misto”. According to the plot – fairy-tale characters from the mountains, rivers and fields come together in a dance to the sounds of trumpets, cymbals and heifers. Their unity is a dedication to the beauty of the world around them.

Each of the characters has allusions to the Mexican, Japanese and African cultures, despite the strongly marked elements of Ukrainian folklore.

UKRAINE /// ONUKAZENIT

ORIGINAL LYRICS:

Там, де високі гори я вільно лечу
Там, де глибокі води я вільно пливу

Літаю в небі я
Літаю в небі вільно
Мелодія моя сильна

Там, де високі гори я вільно лечу
Там, де глибокі води я вільно пливу

Літаю в небі я
Літаю в небі вільно
Мелодія моя сильна

Вітер застигає, як сонце стає в зеніт
Вітер застигає, як сонце стає в зеніт
І я є я…
Вітер застигає, як сонце стає в зеніт

LYRICS IN ENGLISH:

I fly freely there, where the mountains are high
I fly freely there, where the water is deep

I fly in the sky
I fly freely in the sky
My melody is powerful 

I fly freely there, where the mountains are high
I fly freely there, where the water is deep

I fly in the sky
I fly freely in the sky
My melody is powerful 

The wind freezes over when the sun rises at its zenith
The wind freezes over when the sun rises at its zenith
And I am me
The wind freezes over when the sun rises at its zenith

14 | ITALY 🇮🇹

DIODATO – Non ti amo più

Antonio Diodato was born in Aosta on August 30, 1981 and recorded his first song “Libiri” for a lounge compilation in Stockholm with his cousin Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello, the future Swedish House Mafia.

In 2014 he competed in the Newcomer Singers section at the Sanremo Festival with the song “Babilonia” which ranked second winning the Quality Jury Award too. In the same year he won the MTV Italia Award in the Best New Generation category, the Deezer Award and the De Andrè Award.

In 2019 come out some unreleased singles such as “Il commerciante”, “Non ti amo più” and “Che vita meravigliosa” which brought Diodato back to the charts and got a lot of awards. In 2020 he took part at the Sanremo Festival with the song “Fai rumore” which won and would have represented Italy at the cancelled Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.

ITALY /// DIODATO – Non ti amo più

LYRICS:

Ah… parapapaa…

No, non lo so 
Come fare, come fare, come fare a dirtelo? 
Non lo so 
No, non lo so 
Come faccio, come faccio, come faccio a dirtelo? 
Non lo so   

Che ci ho provato a mordermi le mani 
A dirmi: “almeno aspetta sia domani” 
Che la notte si sa porta consiglio 
Mi sveglio, uno sbadiglio 
E forse non avrò più voglia di gridarti che   

[Chorus]
Non ti amo più, non ti voglio più 
Non ho più nemmeno voglia di farmi toccare da te 
Toccare da te 
No, non ti amo più, non ti voglio più 
Non ho più nemmeno voglia di fare l’amore con te 
L’amore con te

Parapapapaa… parapapaa…

Ah, eccoci qua 
Questo è il momento in cui… 
Bisogna essere… lucidi

Sì, lo so 
Che una coppia è fatta di compromessi  Che no 
Non può andare sempre tutto alla grande 
Che ci sono momenti in cui le domande 
A cui non troverai mai una risposta

Forse è meglio non farsele e poi 
Cosa credi non ci voglia sacrificio? 
Stare insieme, anche accettare il dentifricio 
Tutti i giorni senza il tappo 
E se diventi matto tanto meglio, tanto…

C’ho provato a mordermi le mani 
A dirmi: “almeno aspetta sia domani” 
Che la notte si sa porta consiglio 
Mi sveglio, uno sbadiglio 
E forse non avrò più voglia di gridarti che

[Chorus]

Io, dimmi tu cosa dovrei fare 
Forse dovrei accettare 
Questa sensazione di vuoto e fastidio 
Di morte interiore
Non ti voglio fare male, non ti voglio fare male 
Ma no 
Non ti amo più, non ti voglio più 
Non ho più nemmeno voglia di fare l’amore con te 
L’amore con te!

Pa… parapapapaa…

15 | ESTONIA 🇪🇪

Elina Nechayeva – La voce dell´alba

Elina Nechayeva (born 10 November 1991) is an Estonian soprano. She represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018in Lisbon, Portugal, with the song”La Forza”.

She is of mixed Russian, Chuvash and Estonian ancestry, notably becoming the first Eurovision participant of Chuvash descent. She graduated from Tallinn French School in 2011. She participated in the ETV (Estonian State TV) competition Klassikatähed 2014 (Classical Stars) and was one of the three finalists. In 2016, she graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre with a Master´s degree in classical singing.  

She also made an appearance in the 2020 American musical comedy film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.  

ESTONIA /// Elina Nechayeva – La voce dell´alba

LYRICS:

Senti il vento respira
Che sussura il cuore all’ alba?
Dolce intorno a me gira
La melodia d’onda e vento al mare


Senti l’anima mia
Piano piano canta coll’onde
Abbraccia sua terra natia
Sembra che mai non finira nel mondo
Quel moto (di gioia)
Vivo, vivo il mondo unito


La voce… 

LYRICS IN ENGLISH:

Listen, the wind is breathing,
Whispering the heart at dawn,
Gentle around and light, like mine,
Is rocking the wind and the sea.

Listen to my soul,
Little by little, it sings with the waves,
It embraces its native land.
It looks like it will never attract
In the world that paradise.
The world has heard the voice of dawn,
A a a a…
Like my lady who returns to the sea.

16 | SWEDEN 🇸🇪 

Agnes – Fingers Crossed

Agnes is 32 years old and she is born in a small town called Varnersborg near Gothenburg i western Sweden. Agnes career as an artist started when she won the Swedish Idol in 2005. At that time she was just 16 but got a big breakthrough with i Sweden with the single hit “Right here, right now” that sold platina i Sweden in just a few weeks.

In 2008/2009 Agnes got her international breakthrough with the album “Dance Love Pop” including the singles “On and On” and “Release Me”. The letter of those was a very big hit in the UK whit a top 3 placed on the UK-charts and sold near 400 000 singles there. She also took part in Melodifestivalen in 2009 with “Love love love” but it finished only in 8th place. 

Agnes has a relationship with Vincent Pontare that is the son of Roger Pontare that took part for Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest in year 1994 and 2000. She also was a friend of Avicci and she sang on his hit “Tough love” that was released posthumously in 2019 after his death. 

A year ago she came back with new music. She released an EP “Stripped down” with five songs and this summer the single “Fingers Crossed” that turned out to be some of a great come back for her. The song has already been streamed near one and a half million times on Spotify and the video has been played near 300 000 on Youtube in just 2 mounths. 

SWEDEN /// Agnes – Fingers Crossed

LYRICS:

[Chorus]
I got my fingers crossed
You’re not a holy ghost
Too good to be true
Can’t take my eyes off you
My fingers crossed
Your heart is a dancer
Too good to be true
Can’t take my eyes off you

[Verse 1]
Beating love, you’re already close to me
I can’t fight it or deny it no more
But it seems I find it so hard to give
Is it real or is just make believe?

[Pre-Chorus]
Are you that somebody? Are you?

[Chorus]
I got my fingers crossed
You’re not a holy ghost
Too good to be true
Can’t take my eyes off you
My fingers crossed
Your heart is a dancer
Too good to be true
Can’t take my eyes off you
You’re already close to me

[Verse 2]
Sunny boy (sunny boy)
I’m rolling in the deep (in the deep, yeah)
I can’t fight it or deny it no more
Like a dream, my mind is spinning out of control
Is it real or is it just make believe?
Oh, oh, oh

[Pre-Chorus]
Are you that somebody? (Are you that somebody?)
Are you?

[Chorus]
I got my fingers crossed
You’re not a holy ghost
Too good to be true
Can’t take my eyes off you
My fingers crossed
Your heart is a dancer
Too good to be true
Can’t take my eyes off you

I got my fingers crossed
You’re not a holy ghost
Too good to be true
Can’t take my eyes off you
My fingers crossed
Your heart is a dancer
Too good to be true
Can’t take my eyes off you

[Chorus]
I got my fingers crossed
You’re not a holy ghost
Too good to be true
Can’t take my eyes off you
My fingers crossed
Your heart is a dancer
Too good to be true
Can’t take my eyes off you
I got my fingers crossed
You’re not a holy ghost
Too good to be true
Can’t take my eyes off you

17 | AUSTRALIA 🇦🇺 

Lime Cordiale – Robbery

With a mutual love of all things pop, Sydney brothers Oli and Louis Leimbach formed Lime Cordiale in 2009, and have slowly become one of the most exciting acts in Australia today. Their second album, 14 Steps To A Better You, hit #1 earlier this year, a deserved achievement from a band that has not only delighted us with great music, but also fun and visually stunning videos.

Anyone who has had the pleasure of being at Eurovision, in person, might see something familiar in the video clip for Robbery, Lime Cordiale’s most successful single in Australia to date. I mean, who hasn’t had that hint of romance in the Eurovision arena, only to spend the next 12 months searching for that same
person from country to country?

With scenes shot in Spain, Ireland, France, England, Netherlands, Belgium and, of course, Australia, Robbery is almost every Eurovision postcard in one 4 minute package, bringing back memories of all those times we have been searching for
our own red beret.

AUSTRALIA /// Lime Cordiale – Robbery

LYRICS:

I found a diamond in the darkest mine
We started speaking, small talking
Tip toe over the borderline
She left her lipstick on my cheek


I turn around, she vanished in a blink
She home to me, and I can barely sleep
I’m lookin’ for, wait that’s her, stop that girl
Hey! There’s been a robbery


She stole my heart and then took off on me
I said hey, there’s been a robbery
She stole my heart, she had enough of me
Everywhere I go, everywhere I go
I put up wanted signs
I said hey, there’s been a robbery
I guess I’ll never, I’ll never know
Who you are
Who you are
Who you are
Who you are


I’ve got a fever, a cold sweating
It’s hard to make it through the day to day
Empty handed, right where you left me
A ciggie’s filling up the ash tray


Still got her lipstick on my cheek
I turn around, she vanished in a blink
She home to me, and I can barely sleep
I’m lookin’ for, wait that’s her, stop that girl


Hey! There’s been a robbery

Another weekend, a new story
I found a diamond in the darkest mine
We started speaking, small talking
Tip toe over the borderline


She left her lipstick on my cheek
I turn around, she vanished in a blink
She home to me, and I can barely sleep
I’m lookin’ for, wait that’s her, stop that girl


Hey! There’s been a robbery


She stole my heart and then took off on me
I said hey, there’s been a robbery
She stole my heart, she had enough of me
Everywhere I go, everywhere I go
I put up wanted signs
I said hey, there’s been a robbery
I guess I’ll never, I’ll never know
Who you are
Who you are
Who you are
Who you are


I’ve got a fever, a cold sweating
It’s hard to make it through the day to day
Empty handed, right where you left me
A ciggie’s filling up the ash tray


Still got her lipstick on my cheek
I turn around, she vanished in a blink
She home to me, and I can barely sleep
I’m lookin’ for, wait that’s her, stop that girl


Hey! There’s been a robbery

She stole my heart and then took off on me
I said hey, there’s been a robbery
She stole my heart, she had enough of me
Everywhere I go, everywhere I go
I put up wanted signs
I said hey, there’s been a robbery
I guess I’ll never, yeah I’ll never know
Who you are
Who you are
Who you are
Who you are


She got her lipstick on my cheek
She vanished in a blink
And I can barely sleep
Mm, yeah
Still got her lipstick on my cheek
I turn around, she vanished in a blink
She home to me, and I can barely sleep
Yeah, wait that’s her, stop that girl


Hey! There’s been a robbery
She stole my heart and then took off on me
I said hey, there’s been a robbery
She stole my heart, she had enough of me
Everywhere I go, everywhere I go
I put up wanted signs
Hey, there’s been a robbery
I guess I’ll never, yeah I’ll never know
Who you are
Who you are
Yeah, I’ll never know who you are
Who you are
Yeah, I’ll never know who you are
Who you are
Yeah, I’ll never know who you are
Who you are
I’ll never know

18 | CZECH REPUBLIC 🇨🇿 

Klára Vytisková feat. Lake Malawi – Gold

Klára Vytisková is one of the most expressive and respected woman in the Czech music industry. She is a singer and a songwriter who can attract people by her specific style, voice and engaging charisma. She is a great personality whatever it’s a lifestyle, fashion or intelligent pop music. She proves it with her performacnes at concerts as well as a presenter. She was studying jazz music and music composition at Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory located in Prague. In 2008 she caught attention with music band Toxique as they released 3 albums and were awarded a very prestigious Czech award. They also participated in the Czech national selection for ESC in 2008 with their song Two Sides. Since 2013 she has engaged as a solo singer and she is also known as a member of Superstar/Idol jury in our country.

The song Gold was produced together with an indie-pop band Lake Malawi founded by Albert Černý who is also a frontman of the band. Since the beginning, the band wanted to make it outside of their home country the Czech Republic. Finally they succeeded in 2019 as they represented  Czechia  in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Friend of a Friend” and came 11th.

CZECH REPUBLIC /// Klára Vytisková feat. Lake Malawi – Gold

LYRICS:

If I told you, that I’m sorry
Would it be ok again?
Me and you we shouldn’t worry
That love is just a losing game


I know, I know, I know from time to time
That you don’t know which way to go
But if you struggle you can always
turn to me

To bring you home

Love is the power
Lovin’ you for sure
Why’d you have to go
Love is the power
I couldn’t love you anymore
Lovin’ you is gold


If I told you that I’m scared now
Would you hold me close again
I didn’t mean it when I said that
I don’t even want to know your name


I know, I know, I know you’re always
there for me when I need you the most
Don’t run away and try to hide your
love from me
Don’t end up alone


Love is the power
Lovin you for sure

Why’d you have to go
Love is the power
Lovin’ you is gold

Can’t you see I’m falling’ for ‘ya?
So take my hand and you can get up now Just you keep your promise to me?
Yes I love you, but if you break it, then I will let you go.

Love is the power
Lovin you for sure
Lovin’ you is gold
Love is the power
I couldn’t love you anymore
Lovin’ you is gold

19 | LATVIA 🇱🇻 

Jānis Stībelis – Izglāb mani

Jānis Stībelis (born September 22, 1975), also known as J Stever, is a Latvian singer. Has released nine studio albums. Participated in several international musical competitions, including the 2002 New Vilnius. He started his career in 1999 with the group Shake & Bake. He has a bachelor’s degree in conducting from the Riga Graduate School of Pedagogy. Supplemented his knowledge by studying at the Hollywood Musicians Institute. Collaborated with such Latvian music stars as R.Pauls, L.Vaikule. Also known as the author, arranger and producer of many radio hits.

LATVIA /// Jānis Stībelis – Izglāb mani

LYRICS:

we supposed to receive lyrics from the club or find it by ourselves but in the end we didn’t… so, please, enjoy the video!

20 | PORTUGAL 🇵🇹

Cristóvam – Andrà Tutto Bene

Flávio Cristóvam was born 16th December of 1988, in the city of Angra do Heroísmo, capital of Terceira Island (Azores). His grandather was one of the founders of “Radio Club Of Angra”, which was the first radio station in the city.

Cristóvam began his passion with music since childhood, listening the records that his father always had playing on the stereo in the living room at home.

In 2020, Flávio Cristóvam composed the song “Andrà Tutto Bene” or, in portuguese, “Vai Ficar Tudo Bem” to give a message of hope to the world in times of coronavirus pandemic.

The song leads us to reflect on this unique moment that we are experiencing and it was a tribute to the inglorious struggle that was being waged in italian hospitals, since March, and to
the social isolation that was beginning to become a reality across the world.

The film was molded to music and vice versa. The song was made on solitary sessions of composing and the film was recorded on Terceira Island, or filming remotely directed from Lisbon and with footage from all over the world. The project was managed in a record time and the message of the song is a “cry of hope”.

PORTUGAL /// Cristóvam – Andrà Tutto Bene

LYRICS:

Cities are vacant like they’ve never been
Everyone’s scared of what blows in the wind
The plans we all had have all gone down the drain
Our lives were postponed, but I know in the end we’ll be alright


We stand together as one
People are lining in grocery stores
Silence is screaming the fear in their hearts
Don’t give up your faith, no, don’t let your light fade

Together we’ll get through the dark of these days

Two or three months
They’re saying on TV
Be safe in your shelters and soon we’ll be free
One day we’ll remember the hardest of times
When distance meant love and it kept us alive


Andrà tutto bene
(Vai ficar tudo bem)
Everything will be alright
Andrà tutto bene
(Tout ira bien)
Everything will be alright


To doctors and nurses and all those who fight
The heroes that save us by risking their lives
We’ll give them our love, yeah, we’ll shout to the skies


Brothers and sisters, we’re here by your side
Take care of our loved ones, be strong and be brave
Your kindness is something that cannot be paid
And when this is over the memories will shine


Of those who passed on and those who stood in line
A few more months
The anchorman said
Divided we fight but united we stand
One day we’ll remember the hardest of times
When distance meant love and it kept us alive


Andrà tutto bene
(Vai ficar tudo bem)
Everything will be alright
Andrà tutto bene
(Tout ira bien)
Everything will be alright
Andrà tutto bene
(Alles wird gut)
Everything will be alright
Andrà tutto bene
(Todo irá bien)
Everything will be alright

21 | CYPRUS 🇨🇾

Ivi Adamou feat. Konnie Metaxa – Pao

Ivi Adamou is a Greek-Cypriot singer. She was born and raised in Agia Napa, Cyprus and currently resides in Alexandroupoli, Greece. Adamou rose to recognition in Greece and Cyprus following her participation in the second season of the Greek version of The X Factor, where she was under the mentorship of Giorgos Theofanous. Right after her elimination from the X Factor, Adamou secured a recording contract with Sony Music Greece. She gained further recognition from her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, where she represented Cyprus with the song “La La Love”.

CYPRUS /// Ivi Adamou feat. Konnie Metaxa – Pao

LYRICS:

Τόσα μπερδέματα όλα τα έλυσες
τόσα συμπλέγματα όλα τα διέλυσες
τα άγρια κύματα τα έκανες ήρεμα
τα άτονα βήματα τα έκανες ζωηρά

Κοίτα, μου έδωσες κουράγιο
έμοιαζα ναυάγιο σε απότιστο άδειο μουράγιο,
κοίτα, που σε εσένα βρήκα
το μέρος που ανήκα και πίσω μου ούτε κοιτάω

Δεν κοιτάω πίσω, θέλω απλά να ζήσω
ότι έρχεται πες μου να αντιμετωπίσω
την μιζέρια ρούχο δεν ξανά φοράω
πήγαινε με όπου πας εγώ μαζί σου πάω

Πάω, μην ρωτάς που πάω
ούτε που με νοιάζει δεν ξέρω και ούτε ρωτάω
Πάω, τον δρόμο σου τραβάω
με πίνεις σε μεθάω και ένα μόνο ξέρω πως σ’αγαπάω

Τόσα διλήμματα τα έκανες θρίματα
τόσα προβλήματα τώρα ασήμαντα
τις βαρυχειμωνιές της καλοκαίριασες
τα γκρίζα σύννεφα τα ηλιοέλουσες

Κοίτα, μου έδωσες κουράγιο
έμοιαζα ναυάγιο σε απότιστο άδειο μουράγιο,
κοίτα, που σε εσένα βρήκα
το μέρος που ανήκα και πίσω μου ούτε κοιτάω

Δεν κοιτάω πίσω, πάντα έμενα πίσω
όταν πήγαινα τα πίσω μου να λύσω
κοίτα βήμα ανοίγω, δεν ξανά γυρνάω
πήγαινε με όπου πας εγώ εκεί θα πάω

Πάω, μην ρωτάς που πάω
ούτε που με νοιάζει δεν ξέρω και ούτε ρωτάω
Πάω, τον δρόμο σου τραβάω
με πίνεις σε μεθάω και ένα μόνο ξέρω πως σ’αγαπάω

Πάω, μην ρωτάς που πάω
ούτε που με νοιάζει δεν ξέρω και ούτε ρωτάω
Πάω, τον δρόμο σου τραβάω
με πίνεις σε μεθάω και ένα μόνο ξέρω πως σ’αγαπάω

22 | HUNGARY 🇭🇺

HIEN – BOY

Nguyễn Thanh Hiềnor simply Hien (born March 6, 1994, Budapest, Hungary) is a Hungarian pop singer of Vietnamese descent. She play the violin and piano. Hien appeared  in the Megasztár (2008), where she finished in 6th place. Later she participated in A DAL 2014 with her song “The way I do”.

HUNGARY /// HIEN – BOY

LYRICS:

Boy
Take it slower, my boy
Just wait a little more
And anything you want is yours


Let’s pretend that we don’t give up
You’re such a tease
I’m not a drama
Keep it casual


We don’t need to fall for one another, baby
So let’s keep playin’
Wrap your arms around my body and hold me
Just hold me


Can you free the pieces of your heart
Of your heart
Now you filter just the way you are
The way you are
Soon I’ll be yours, soon I’ll be yours
Soon I’ll be yours, soon I’ll be yours


[Chorus]
We won’t talk
We’ll just fuck
So I like purple love
You go wild
I go soft
We’ll be dancin’ with the moment
We won’t talk
We’ll just fuck
So I like purple love
You go wild
I go soft
We’ll be dancin’ with the moment, yeah
We’ll be dancin’ with the moment, yeah


[Chorus]

23 | POLAND 🇵🇱

sanah – Szampan

Zuzanna Irena Jurczak (born 2 September 1997), known professionally as Sanah (stylized in all lowercase), is a Polish singer-songwriter. She received nationwide popularity in 2020, with the release of her single “Szampan“, which became a number-one hit in Poland. She later released her debut studio album Królowa dram (2020), which peaked at number-one in Poland.

Born in Warsaw, Jurczak graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in 2019, receiving her music degree with a specialization in violin. After graduating, she began a music career and was signed to Magic Records. Her debut extended play Ja na imię niewidzialna mam was released in October 2019. In January 2020, she received three nominations at the 2020 Fryderyk Awards, the Polish equivalent of the Grammys.

POLAND /// sanah – Szampan

LYRICS:

Pod górkę mam
Ale na to się pisałam tak czy siak
Do biegu start
Sama drogę te wybrałam
Chciałam tak

Czy na moje łzy ja znajdę jeszcze czas
Czy na łzy ja znajdę czas

Szampan wylewa się
Toast mogę wznieść
A ten gość mówi coś
O co mu chodzi
Ktoś tu disuje mnie
Niech gada co chce
A ten gość mówi coś
Spoko nie szkodzi
Zamykam oczy
Byłeś uroczy
Będę udawać, że już nie boli
Szampan wylewa się
Toast mogę wznieść
A ten gość mówi coś
O co mu chodzi

I znów ten typ
On szepcze „pronto pronto musisz iść”
A brak mi sił
Ten szampan coś za łatwo wchodził mi
Czy na pożegnanie znajdę jeszcze czas
Spojrzę się ostatni raz

Szampan wylewa się
Toast mogę wznieść
A ten gość mówi coś
O co mu chodzi
Ktoś tu disuje mnie
Niech gada co chce
A ten gość mówi coś
Spoko nie szkodzi
Zamykam oczy
Byłeś uroczy
Będę udawać ze już nie boli
Szampan wylewa się
Toast mogę wznieść
A ten gość mówi coś
O co mu chodzi

24 | GREECE 🇬🇷

Eleonora Zouganeli – Kapu Seho Ksanadi

Eleonora Zouganeli is one of the greatest voices of the new generation in Greece. She was born in Athens, in February 1st 1983 and she is the daughter of the famous singer, actor, songwriter and teacher Yiannis Zouganelis and former singer Isidora Sideri. In 1996 she collaborated with her father, singing fairytale songs in his album “Paramithotragouda” and making
her very first steps in the music industry. In 2004 she took part in the project “Mikri Arktos” of Paraskevas Karasoulou auditioning as a new talent. Her prize was to sing in Karasoulou’s album songs of famous composers such as Kostas Tsirkas, Maria Polidouri and Yerasimos Evaggelatos. Eleonora’s first solo album Ela” was released in 2008 with great success.

Songs like “Ela” and “Kopse ke mirase” became massive radio hits. Since then, Eleonora has released six albums and many top10 singles. Some of them are “Attiki Odos”, “I agapi argi”, “Ta leme (Bastardo)”, “Metakomisi tora”, “I epimoni su”, “Os ki thalases”, “Deftera klidia” etc meanwhile the instrumental version of her hit “I epimoni su” was used as radio jingle for many years in a famous Greek radio station.

Eleonora has been invited as a guest singer in many tribute concerts to special Greek singers and composers with Yiorgos Dalaras, Melina Merkouri, Mikis Theodorakis, Dionisis Savopoulos and Stavros Ksarhakos being some of them. In 2019 she replaced singer Kostis Maraveyias as a coach on the Greek version of the famous talent show “The Voice”.

GREECE /// Eleonora Zouganeli – Kapu Seho Ksanadi

LYRICS:

Ine psihes sto khrono
Pu yirizun sto apiro mono
Krivun stigmes ke pono
Kerhonde kato sti ghi
Na svisoun afti ti plighi


Ke horevi, horevi, horevi, horevi i kardia
Ke ta somata akus pu fonazun me heria anikhta
Imaste agnosti mesa sti poli ma kapu seho ksanadi
Kapia mera tha smiksume oli
Ke tha ne i hara zontani, tha ne zontani


Ine psihes pu menun
Ki ales toses trighiro pu fevghoun
Ine psihes pu thelun
Sti ghi na vrethun ali mia
Na kanun ke pali zimia


Ke horevi, horevi, horevi, horevi i kardia
Ke ta somata akus pu fonazun me heria anikhta
Imaste agnosti mesa sti poli ma kapu seho ksanadi
Kapia mera tha smiksume oli
Ke tha ne i hara zontani, tha ne zontani


Ke horevi, horevi, horevi, horevi i kardia
Ke ta somata akus pu fonazun me heria anikhta


De theli pola i zoi
Esena ki emena mazi


Ke horevi, horevi, horevi, horevi i kardia
Ke ta somata akus pu fonazun me heria anikhta
Imaste agnosti mesa sti poli ma kapu seho ksanadi
Kapia mera tha smiksume oli
Ke tha ne i hara zontani, tha ne zontani (x2)


Official Recap:

The OGAE Video Contest is a video event which, much like the OGAE Song Contest, is organised between branches of OGAE, the international fan club of the Eurovision Song Contest. All OGAE national clubs can enter with an original song and video released in the previous 12 months in their countries. There is no obligation on the entry for the OGAE Video Contest to be sung in one of the country’s official languages.

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