Friday, April 27, 2012

Eurovision in concert 2012

Here is the recap of the Eurovision in concert 2012 that took place on Amsterdam last saturday. After watching the performances and some interviews im going to comment some things, so lets start with:

Greece: Eleftheria Eleftheriou
She is very sweet and i started to like the song a bit, im sure she is going to have a good stage performance but i still have some doubts with her vocals cause she wasnt 100% live in the concert so we still dont know how this song sounds live.

Austria: Trackshittaz
They were great in the interviews, i love Lukas he is kinda sweet, fun and hot at the same time. About the performance i think it was ok, this song needs a bigger show but they were good, unfortunately i cant see the juries voting for them but i cant wait to see what are they going to do on stage since they cant have the neon lights they had on the national final.

Switzerland: Sinplus
Right now their song is on my top 10 and im kinda impress cause i wasnt a huge fan of this but i really like it and they were great in the performance so i really hope to see them on the final.

Turkey: Can Bonomo
This guy is crazy and thats what i like about him, this performance gave me some doubts cause his vocal performance was bad so now i dont know if he is going to do well but i guess he will cause its a good song but as i said if he sings like that on ESC i cant see it in the top 15.

Albania: Rona Nishliu
Im just going to say this: I LOVE HER! I fell in love with her since the 1st interview i watched. I dont even know how to explain how warm, sweet and real she is, oh and of course she is so talented but im sure we all knew that. I felt her energy through every interview and im very happy to see artists like her on Eurovision.

FYR Macedonia: Kaliopi
I really love Crno i belo and the performance was amazing so good job Kaliopi and good luck on the semifinal.

San Marino: Valentina Monetta
I like Valentina and even if i think the song is a joke, i like it a bit now. Im sure she is giving all her best and i cant imagine how she feels with all the bad comments but everyone has the right to give their opinions and i gave mine when i heard the song for the 1st time but if i was disrespectful im sorry.  She is very sweet and i wish her all the best, beep beep.

Moldova: Pasha Parfeni
I heard this song again and i really like it, the problem i got with this was the horrible national final performance but i think that if he make a good stage performance in esc it can do very well. I wonder how his trumpet looks jejej i really loved how he said in all the interviews i hope you like my trumpet or something like that.

France: Anggun
I think Anggun is the artist that is working very very hard, she went to a lot countries promoting her song and hope that can help her with some points cause i love her, she is so fun and fresh in her interviews and even if her performance wasnt great, im sure she will make a great performance in Baku.

Azerbaijan: Sabina Babayeva
This is one of the songs im listening the most lately, she is a great singer and im sure she is going to do a great job on esc.

Spain: Pastora Soler
I love Pastora and she is working hard for Eurovision. She is one of the greatest singers of this year and i really want her to do well cause she deserve it but i dont know, i still thinking that she is much MUCH BETTER than the song and it makes me think is she the Nadine Beiler of this year? I really hope to see her in the top 10 or top 15 cause this is the spanish entry since 2003.

Ireland: Jedward
What can i say about my 2011 winners? They were amazing and i hope for a fantastic performance in Baku, I love them, Go Jedward!

The Netherlands: Joan Franka
JOAN!!! She is on my top 3 this year and i love her and her song. That pic is so beautiful, i saw a lot of pics and her smile is so lovely, all her interviews were fantastic and the performance was great so i really hope with all my heart to see her in the final! Go Joan!!

The photos are from Wouter van Vliet (EBU)/Marieke Duijts (EBU) 

So thats all i can comment, i would like to say thanks to, Escxtra (LOVED their interviews, Good job Liam and Luke!), EscToday, Wiwibloggs, Esckaz, Lilian and all the webs that were there for all the videos and pics.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Eldar, Nargiz and Leyla to Host the Eurovision 2012

Finally, the 3 hosts of this year were announced this morning and the construction of the Baku crystal hall is finished. Eldar and the 2 girls that hosted the draw for the running order are the hosts and we will see them on the 3 nights in may.
 Im happy with the hosts, Eldar can speak english very well and Nargiz did a fantastic job in the running order show, Leyla should be the one at the green room cause i think the other are better than her but im sure she will improve her english.

Monday, April 16, 2012

New Video: Waterline - Jedward

I LOVE THEM! they look so cute with their hair down and the video is much much better than the one they did for Lipstick last year.
Im on Team Jedward since last year and this year im supporting them again so GO JEDWARD!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

New Video: Love unlimited - Sofi Marinova

I like this video, Sofi looks good and i cant wait to see her on stage in may.

New Video: You and Me - Joan Franka

Right now this song is on my top 3 of this year and i just love everything about this entry, Joan is great, the song is lovely and the video is cute. I really hope to see The Netherlands in the final cause this year the deserve to be there and get a top 15 result.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Max Jason Mai: "I put all my heart and soul into the song and i really believe in success"

I'm back and its time to get to know better one of the suprises of this year, he is very talented and i really like the Slovakian entry since the 1st time i heard it, so i asked some questions to Max Jason Mai and here are his answers:

Hi Max, first of all how are you?
Great. It is spring time, the sun makes me happy, the nature is wakeing up... I love this time!

I would like to know something, Max Jason Mai is your new artistic name or is the name of your new project? and why Max Jason Mai?
During the past year I kept thinking that I needed to step up to the next level, grow up and compose and play progressive rock. I needed to close this first period somehow. That is why I had paused for a time, prepared hard, recorded a single and in March officially launched my new music project under the name Max Jason Mai. I like the name, it resonated in my head for a long time. I played with it...well, I am a MAXimalist, I like a story about Jason and the Argonauts (but I am sure that my Golden Fleece is my music and my end will be much better) and Mai sounds nice, doesn´t it? And the way it sounds, what it looks like when written down..and also the style of my show, the whole image – everything me and my team have created, what we work on, is in complete synergy with my new stage name.

Tell me something about you. what do you like to do in your free time?, what did you want to be when you were a kid?, something that no one knows about you?
UUUU...shall I reveal my secrets? I spend my spare time in the nature. I love the nature because it fills me up with energy. When i was a kid I wanted to be musician or Arnold Schwarzenneger... (or at least his friend :)
Now tell me about your career, how did it start?
I am sorry, but I never look to the past, I just care for the present and future.

Last year in November some webs announced that Miro Smajda was the representer of Slovakia in Eurovision 2012, then the news were deleted from the webs and no one said anything, and then The official and final annoncement was on march. What happened back then in november? and can you tell how were the pre announcement moments?
It is not a question for me, because I signed the contract with RTVS in December 2011.

Describe yourself as an artist.
I put my heart into my music and I am a maximalist in anything I do. That is the best description. and I love rock ´n roll :)

Dont close your eyes is your song, tell me everything about it, what is the song about?, What were you thinking when you wrote it?, what was your 1st thought when you heard the final version for the 1st time?
It is a story about the good and the bad, about the angel and devil side in all of us. Oh, when I was sitting in Michael Elvis Basquette´s record studio and listening to the final version of Don´t close your eyes, I felt like crying with joy - the rush of energy! I take this song as the essence of the best I’ve ever written!

We got the making of the video of your song and it looks awesome, what can you tell me about the video?

You will see the final version soon. Follow my FB page and my twitter.

I really like your song and i cant wait to see you performing live, did you start the rehearsals for the show in may?
Of course. It has to be 100 percent ready for may. And as I already said, I am a maximalist.

Whats your opinion about Eurovision?
I was following it for some years and i think it is a good oportunity for musicians from a small country it is possibly the one and only way to introduce his music to more than 100 million of viewers. Music brings people together, unite nacionalities and religions so as Eurovision.

How do you feel with the reaction of your fans and the eurovision fans about the song? and what are your expectations for the contest?
I have recieved many positive reactions. The most important thing for me is that i put all my heart and soul into the song and i really believe in success. During ESC I expect to do my best.

Have you heard some of the songs in the competition? if you did, what do you think about them? did you find something interesting?
Of course, I have heard all of them. You have to know your rivals. And there are definitly some interesting entries.

If you were me, what would you ask Max Jason Mai? and give me your answer too.
OK: Max, you are a rocker - do you like to wear leather jacket or sneakers or pants?
I revere all entire living beings, that’s why I doesn’t wear clothes made from leather, as I wouldn’t want to be a handbag either.

Your promo pictures have been like a wow thing, how hard it is to have a body like yours?
I am working out every day. I love sports, so for me it is not a torture but a fun. Some of the people thinks we passed the photos throught photoshop but I can tell you we did not. Be in a good physical shape is very import for me.
What are your plans for this year? are you preparing an album?
I am planning to go to the US and record my first MJM album. I have great and energizing songs for it!

Do you have a message to the Eurovision fans?
First I would like to thank for all the interest and support I am recieving from them. And regarding the Songcontest: Vote for rock´n ´roll!
Thank you very much and i wish you all the best in eurovision and i hope to get more of your music soon.
Thank you and I wish you a nice days!

If you want to get more info of him, visit his official web:
The links of his facebook page and twitter are above in the interview.

Once again thanks to Max for his answers. Slovakia is participating in the second semifinal on May 24, dont forget to vote for him.