Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The latest at the Stockholm Collection

Australia - Dami Im flies the Australian flag. cdsingle out now, 7th Heaven remixes released. 2019 Live Sessions EP.
Poland - Michał Szpak wins Konkurs Piosenki Eurowizji, promo updates, 2018 concert version
San Marino - Serhat didn't know, remixes out now, Goes Disco for STHLM, French, Italian versions out now, You need more remixes, updates. New 2017 versions with Martha Wash out now on cdsingle. 2018 US Club hit
Ukraine - Smile, Jamala made it to Eurovision! 1944 CD EP out now, Jamala Wins the 61st Eurovision Song Contest!, 1944 The Album, 2017 Symphonic version out now, 2017 Remixes
Switzerland - Rykka to Stockholm, remix out now, updates, Album version info.
Russia - Sergey Lazarev says You Are The Only One, Metal version, updates, Russian version, Paparizou duet version.
Bosnia-Herzegovina - BiH returns with Disco Deen and gang, download the song Ljubav Je. English version: Listen to Love Is All. 2017 Remix EP
France - Amir found the way to Stockholm, English version Looking For You, Spanish version Yo Busqué, updates, remix, deluxe album and acoustic version. 1 Year on French charts
Austria - The French Song for Zoë, updates, Debut Deluxe has remix, acoustic, French digital single release
Croatia - returns with Nina Kraljić, Listen to Lighthouse, cdsingle out now. Album out now
Bulgaria - If Love Was A Crime for Poli Genova, Chipmunk updates, corrections, Greek coverversion by Demy.
Cyprus - Minus One presents Alter Ego, promo update.
Slovenia - ManuElla's Blue And Red, get the App, updates
Moldova - Falling Stars for Lidia Isac, versions update, remix free download
Spain - Say Yay! to Barei. In the Spanish charts, new version, Throw The Dice re-issue, Six remixes out now
Czech Republic - Gabriela Gunčíková, Listen to I Stand. Updates
Latvia - Justs to Eurovision in a Heartbeat, remixes out now, another remix and even more remixes: 12 remixes and counting...
Sweden - MF CD details, MF charts update, Frans wins and goes quadruple platinum, Frans wins the chart race. 2 sets of remixes out now. Dinah Nah cover.
Israel - Hovi (made of) Star(s), it's a ballad now, versions updates, Sagi Kariv remix out now.
Ireland - Westlife's Nicky Byrne, Sunlight single, album and remixes released, updates.
Georgia - Young Georgian Lolitaz Midnight Gold, updates
Malta - 8th Wonder, Ira Losco returns walking on water, updates.
Belgium - What's The Pressure Laura already scores #2 hit. Versions update.
Norway - Arctic Agnete breaks the ice and goes south to Stockholm, updates
Let's Get Physical - Quick list of CDs and cdsingles available in the shops
The Netherlands - Slow Down Douwe Bob, The Bar, The Fool, The LP.
Absent Friends - Who is in and who is out
Montenegro - Highway rocks The Real Thing, remix, updates
Highly recommended shopping: The 2016 OGAE ESC-zine
Germany - Jamie-Lee Kriewitz gives us the Ghost. CDsingle  out now. Berlin album details, Remix EP
Azerbaijan - Samra Rahimli, Listen to a Miracle, remixes by N'evergreen and some other DJs, more mixes
Finland - Sandhja Sings It Away, album on April 29.
Romania - A Moment Of Silence for Ovidiu Anton please
United Kingdom - Voices Joe and Jake unite for the kingdom, single, Cahill remixes
Iceland - 30 years of Söngvakeppni Sjónvarping, Greta Salóme to Stockholm
Lithuania - Donny Montell gets another chance, album #BLCK
Italy - Sanremo 2016 CD out now, Runner up Francesca Michielin
to Stockholm with revamped Sanremo song.
Serbia - Sanja Vučić ZAA band, Listen to Goodbye, free downloads
Albania - Eneda Tarifa wins FiK, Fairytale for Stockholm
Macedonia - Kaliopi the Third, Listen to Dona.
Hungary - A dal CD out now, Freddie wins.
Denmark - Compilation CD out now, Soldiers Of Love wins DMGP
Belarus - Ivan, flight instructor
Armenia - Iveta Mukuchyan listen to LoveWave, remix and jazz excercise
Estonia - Play with Jüri Pootsmann, cdsingle
Greece - Argo T.A.F.K.A. Europond to Stockholm, Listen to Utopian Land.

Welcome to the Stockholm Collection.
Like every year we’ll be bringing you all the details on entries of this years Eurovision stars from Argo to Zoë.
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
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Digital release info may not apply to all territories, you gotta do some investigating yourselves there.
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Due to my working hours I won’t always be able to get the latest news first, but the Stockholm collection will be your Collectors
Guide to the 2016 contest and it will be here to stay for future reference.

Australia - Sound Of Silence - Dami Im

cdsingle sleeve (signed)
2 - 511 pts / 1 - 330 pts in semi 2

SBS, Australia's Eurovision broadcaster announced Dami Im as the representative in Stockholm.
The song is titled Sound Of Silence, written by Anthony Egizii and David Musumeci of DNA Songs.
Watch and listen here

Two versions of the song were released digitally.
A cdsingle was released on April 1 in Australia (Sony Music Australia  88985317652)

Two remixes by 7th Heaven were released on May 20 (digital, Sony)
(See versions below)

2019 live EP
January 2019 saw the release of a 6-track live EP by Dami Im. The Live Sessions was first released digitally but saw a CD release on April 19. It includes Sound Of Silence and five other tracks.
(Sony Music Australia 19075936852)
1. Dreamer
2. I Hear A Song
3. Like A Cello
4. Super Love
5. Sound Of Silence
6. Amazing Grace
Available at Sanity, who sell worldwide. The got signed copies.

Who's Dami Im?
Dami Im was born in South Korea as 임다미 and moved to Australia when she was nine years old.
Dami is an accomplished pianist (she started at the age of five) and singing followed at the age of 14.
Dami's rise to fame started with winning X-factor in 2013 and following it up with a Number 1 single (Alive) and album (Dami Im).
Before that she released the Album Dream in Korea (2010).
Digital release image
The album Dami Im (2013) includes her No 1. single Alive and a number of cover songs she performed in X-Factor. (like U2's OnePurple RainBridge Over Troubled Water (!) and ..... And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going from the musical Dreamgirls)
Alive also charted in South Korea and Singapore.

The 2014 album Heartbeats featured all new songs written for (and with) Dami Im. It includes the hits Super LoveGladiator and Living Dangerously.
Dami Im has scored nine top 50 hits in Australia.

Dami Im has released a new album on the way, but it's logical that Sound Of Silence isn't included as it's an album with coverversions of songs made famous by legendary American pop duo The Carpenters.
Classic Carpenters was released on April 22 and includes classics like Yesterday Once More, We've Only Just Begun, There's A Kind Of Hush and (They Long To Be) Close To You. (Sony Music Australia).
And for you youngsters out there: The Carpenters were American brother and sister duo Karen and Richard Carpenter who scored many hits (and hitalbums) in the 70's. 12 top 10 hits in the U.S, many of them classics now. Karen Carpenter is no longer with us. Go and do your Wiki's and Youtubes.
Find out a bit more here at Eurocovers, includes track by track details and a little review.
Classic Carpenters enters the Australian album charts at #3.

Remixes DRI
Sound Of Silence - short edit
Sound Of Silence - single version/radio edit
- both on cdsingle, digital releases
Sound Of Silence - karaoke
- Official karaoke album (digital)
Sound Of Silence - 7th Heaven radio edit
Sound Of Silence - 7th Heaven club mix
- 7th Heaven remixes digital release
Sound Of Silence - Glamstarr radio edit
Sound Of Silence - Glamstarr club mix
Sound Of Silence - Glamstarr instrumental
DJ Brett Austins Glamstarr remixes have not been released officially yet but can be heard if you browse the Tube. According to Austins Facebook They were approved for release on May 15.

7th Heaven are U.K. remixers Jon Dixon and Andy Wetson. Next to helping out superstars like David Bowie, Agnetha Fältskog, Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue and Ariana Grande they have remixed several Eurovision entries in the past years: HeroesEuphoriaUnbreakable, Je Ne sais Quoi  and withdrawn entry We Don't Wanna Put In
They also gave this years entries of Nicky Byrne and Justs a makeover.

Short version DRI
Sound Of Silence initially enters the Australian charts at number 68 but leaves after just one week, after the contest it re-enters at No. 5.
Australia top 100 (ARIA): 68, -, 5, 25, 32, 32, 31, 29, 49, 77, 84, 84, -
Sweden top 100: 17, 35, 51, 99, -
Even though the chart history doen't seem impressive, Sound Of Silence was awarded  Gold status in Sweden on July 4.
Netherlands top 100: 100, -
France top 200: 69, -
Germany top 100: 57, -
Switzerland top 75: 55, -
Austria top 75: 39, -
Spain top 50: 37,

Links and sources
Dami Im Website and  FB
SBS (Australian TV) Eurovision pages
Dami Im at BeaRecords
Thanks to Alexandre, DJ Alan T, STHLM mix (see comments) and Grant.

Australia's Eurovision History is relatively short, find out more:
2015 - Guy Sebasian