Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Eurovision 2017, the Kyiv Collection is on it's way

Constructing ......
Albania The world today with Lindita Halimi, Listen to historic FiKs
Denmark - Listen to the MGP Songs.
Romania - Listen to the remaining songs
Malta MESC songs available, Finally Faniello 
Hungary - 2017 CD update, Pápai Joci wins A Dal
Poland - Februari 18, Kasia Moś to Kyiv
Croatia - My Friend Jacques Houdek to Kyiv
Czech Republic - Martina Bárta chosen
Norway - MGP Songs available
Israel - Imri Ziv to Eurovision
Italy - Sanremo CD release, Italy goes ape about Francesco Gabbani. Vinile!
Spain - Manel Navarrro wins Objetivo Eurovision
Germany - Levina's Perfect Life, cdsingle
France - Alma's Requiem for France
Switzerland - Follow Apollo with Timebelle
Iceland Songs available, digital album out now
Cyprus - Hovig - Gravity on March 1
Italy - Sanremo releases, CD date
Sweden - MF CD update
Finland UMK songs available, Norma John’s Blackbird
United Kingdom - Songs available, Lucie Jones to Kyiv
Belarus - Naviband to Kyiv, Album info, free (legal) downloads
Georgia - Tako Gachechiladze
Latvia - Supernova Songs available
Moldova - Songs available
Estonia - Eesti Laul songs available
Ireland - Brendan Murray
Austria - Nathan Trent
Macedonia - Jana Burceska
Belgium - Blanche
Montenegro - Slavko Kalezić in space
Azerbaijan - Diana Hajiyeva
Armenia - Artsvik
Greece - Demy
Netherlands - O'g3ne
Bulgaria -
Australia -
Slovenia - Februari 24
Serbia -
San Marino -
Russia -
Portugal -
Ukraine - Februari 25
Lithuania -
Absent Friends - We miss you
Let's Get Physical

Welcome to the Kyiv Collection.
Like every year we’ll be bringing you all the release info on entries of this years Eurovision stars.
You'll find all official releases (physical and digital), promo info (as much as possible) and the odd coverversion, chart position and important trivia.
The latest updated pages are at the top of this list.

We also have a Facebook page. Here you'll find the occasional bit of release news and even some opinion of yours truly. A visit would be much appreciated or even a Like (if you have one to spare).

Digital release info may not apply to all territories, you gotta do some investigating yourselves there.
All digital release images (DRI's) are taken from iTunes and/or Amazon or otherwises noted sources.
Digital release also includes streaming (like Spotify), but not all release can be found there.
Please note only links to official / legal downloads are used in the Kyiv Collection.

If you have anything to add or correct, please leave a comment with as much details (links!) as possible*. 
To prevent spam comments are moderated, so it may take some time before your comment shows up.

Due to my working hours I won’t always be able to publish the latest news first, but the Kyiv collection will be your Collectors Guide to the 2017 contest and it will be here to stay for future reference.

Monday, February 20, 2017


Denmark will have their DMGP (Dansk Melodi Grand Prix) on Februari 25.
10 songs will compete for the ticket to Ukraine.
You can listen to the songs here at DR or here at DR's Youtube.
The songs have been released through iTunes, no info on a CD release.

Links and sources
DR DMGP pages
More about Denmarks recent entries: 20162015 - 2014 - 2013 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Poland - Flashlight - Kasia Moś

Kasia's CD Inspination, pic from discogs
Kasia Moś is the winner of the Polish preselection/National Final 'Krajowe Eliminacje' held on Februari 18. Her song Flashlight is the song for Kyiv, the 20th Eurovision entry for Poland.
Flashlight is written by Kasia Moś herself, Pete Baringger, Rickard Bonde Truumeel.
Last year Kasia ended 6th in the Polish final with Addiction.

Watch the official video here

Kasia (as Katarzyna Moś) was a finalist in the 2012 edition of Polish talent show series 'Must Be the Music/ Tylko Muzyka' and ended 3rd.
She released her album Inspination in 2015. 

Links and sources
Kasia Moś: WebsiteFacebook
TVP Eurowizja pages
You'll remember these Polish entries: 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 

Malta - Breathlessly - Claudia Faniello

Picture from Caludia's Facebook
Malta is celebrating their 30th Eurovision with
Claudia Faniello who won the Malta Eurovision Song Contest.
The ballad Breathlessly is written by Maltese Eurovision veterans Philip Vella and Gerard James Borg with Philip's son Sean Vella.
Listen here
Claudia Faniello has been participating in the Maltese selection since 2006 and now finally won the right to represent her country in Eurovision.

This years Malta Eurovision Song Contest selection had 16 songs and you can listen here.
The final was held on Februari 18, there were no semi's this year.

Claudia's Contests:
Claudia's first shot to fame was winning the 2006 Independence Day Festival (Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza) with the song Ma Nafx (Don't know). This prestigious festival featuring songs in Maltese only, has been won by a few other Eurovision singers: Miriam Christine, Claudette Pace, Ira Losco, Mike Spiteri and Bro Fabrizio*.
Claudia Faniello released one album, Convincingly Better (2010) and several (digital) singles
*Eurovision fans know that Claudia's brother Fabrizio entered Eurovision twice. (2001 and 2006)

Claudia has entered the Maltese selection for 8 years in a row with two second places as the best results.
She took a break from 2014 to 2016 and came back in 2017 with a winner.
2013 single When it's time (DRI)
2006 High alert (12th)
2007 L-imħabba għamja  (Love is blind, 7th)
2008 Caravaggio (2nd)
2008 Sunrise (3rd)
2009 Blue sonata (4th)
2009 Midas touch (semi)
2010 Samsara (8th)
2011 Movie in my mind (9th)
2012 Pure (2nd)
2013 When it’s time (7th)
2017 Breathlessly (1st)

The Songwriters
Philip Vella and Gerard James Borg are two of the most prolific Pop songwriters in Malta.
They wrote many many songs for the Maltese (and also other country’s) finals and made it to Eurovision five times.
Desire - Claudette Pace (8th  in 2000)
7th Wonder - Ira Losco (2nd  in 2002)
On Again… Off Again - Julie and Ludwig (12th 2004)
Vertigo - Olivia Lewis (2007, semi)
Vodka - Morena (2008, semi)
Borg (pron: Bordj) also co-wrote the lyrics of the 2014 Russian entry. He's also a successful novelist.
Vella is also an accomplished writer of music for (TV) events, commercials and computer games.

Links and sources
Claudia Faniello: Facebook
TVM Eurovision pages, Songs
Malta's recent Eurovision stars: 20162015 - 2014 - 2013 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 

Hungary - Origo - Pápai Joci

Digital release image
The Hungarian entry for Kyiv is Origo by Joci Pápai (Pápai Joci)
Pápai (József Pápai) won the 6 night Hungarian selection A Dal 2017.
The song, in Hungarian with a small part in Romani, is written by Pápai himself.

Origo has been released as a digital single in Januari and can also be found (in a slightly shorter edit) on the A Dal 2017 2CD (see below).

All songs from the Hungarian selection A Dal have been released on the CD A Dal 2017 - A Legjobb 30.
(MG Records/Trimedio 5999542818493)
Availabe at BeaRecords, tracklist below

Origo - A Dal edit
- 2CD A Dal 2017
Origo - single version
- digital release

Links and sources:
Pápai Joci: Facebook
A Dal at Mediaklikk (also has soundclips)
A Dal CD at BeaRecords
More Hungarian entries 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 2012 - 2011 - 2009

A Dal 2017 A Legjobb 30 CD tracklist
1. Mujahid Zoltán - On My Own
2. Peet Project - Kill Your Monster
3. Szabó Ádám - Together
4. Fedor Kyra - Got To Be A Day
5. Pápai Joci - Origo
6. Sapszon Orsi - Hunyd Le Szemed
7. Spoon 21 - Deák
8. Totova & Freddie Shuman Ft. Lotfi Begi - Hosszú Idők
9. Zävodi + Berkes Olivér - #Háttérzaj
10. The Couple - Vége Van
11. Soulwave - Kalandor
12. Radics Gigi - See It Through
13. Pál Benjamin - Fathers Eyes
14. Tóth Andi - Ive Got A Fire
15. Peter Kovary & The Royal Rebels - Its A Riot

Cd 2

1. Muri Enikő - Jericho
2. Mrs Columbo - Frozen King
3. Kanizsa Gina - Fall Like Rain
4. The Wings - Mint A Hurrikán
5. Singh Viki - Rain
6. Leander Kills - Élet
7. Csondor Kata - Create
8. Benji - Karcok
9. Chase - Dust In The Wind
10. Calidora - Glory
11. Henderson David - White Shadows
12. Roma Soul - Nyitva A Ház
13. Rocktenors - Ősz
14. Annaelza Feat. Kása Juli - Jártam
15. Kállay Saunders Band - 17