Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Swedish: Danny Saucedo - 'Så som i himlen'

Title: 'As In Heaven'. Danny Saucedo shot to fame as a contestant on the 2006 season of Swedish Idol. Since then he has had many hits both on his own and as part of the group EMD. He is also a prolific songwriter.

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Swedish: Triad - 'Tänd Ett Ljus'

Title: 'Light A Candle'. Triad were big in the 80s in Sweden and this was their biggest hit by far, reaching number 1 in January 1988. It has since become a Christmas classic. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Romanian: Feli - 'Creioane colorate'

Title: 'Crayons'. Feli came to fame as a contestant on The Voice of Romania.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Spanish: Malú - 'Quiero'

Title: 'I Want'. Malu is a huge star in Spain, having at least 11 studio albums to her name. This is her current single:

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Romanian: Carla's Dreams - 'Te Rog'

Title: 'Please'. Nobody quite knows who Carla's Dreams are as they always perform anonymously and only appear in videos in disguise. They formed in 2012 in Chisinau, Moldova.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Romanian: Aline Eremia - 'A fost o nebunie'

Title: 'It Was Crazy'. Alina Eremia was the Romanian voice of Pocahontas in the Disney films and she has taken part in the Romanian version of Strictly Come Dancing.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

German: Frida Gold - 'Liebe ist meine Rebellion'

Title: 'Love Is My Rebellion'. Frida Gold's only top ten hit includes a sample from Gala's 'Freed From Desire' from 1997.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

German: Andreas Bourani - 'Auf anderen Wegen'

Title: 'On Different Paths'. This is Andreas Bourani's second single from his second studio album.

Monday, 7 December 2015

German: Maxim - 'Alles versucht'

Title: 'Tried Everything'. This is from Maxim's fourth album. His early work was reggae inspired.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Hungarian: Kati Wolf: 'Szerelem, miért múlsz?'

Title: 'What About My Life?'. The English version of this was Hungary's Eurovision entry in 2011, but I think the original Hungarian version sounds much better.

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Polish: Ewa Farna - 'Tu'

Title: 'Here'. Ewa Farna sings in Czech as well as Polish and is often a judge on TV talent shows in the Czech Republic and in Poland.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Italian: Malika Ayane - 'Tempesta'

Title: 'Storm'. Before Malika Ayane got a recording deal, she used to sing jingles on Italian adverts.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015