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Eurovision Legends is the podcast where Emil Löfström invites songwriters, artists and other important people from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest. How did the songs originate, what happened behind the scenes, who ought to have won the contest and what did the song demos sound like? This and much more...
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Eurovision Legends Emil Löfström

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Eurovision Legends is the podcast where Emil Löfström invites songwriters, artists and other important people from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest. How did the songs originate, what happened behind the scenes, who ought to have won the contest and what did the song demos sound like? This and much more...
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    Manuela Bravo

    Manuela Bravo

    Manuela Bravo participated for Portugal in 1979, which by many fans is considered to be a really good year, but still she managed to give Portugal one of its best results ever until their victory in 2017. Born from a musical family, she started her career at only five years old, and sixteen years later she was offered the happy-go-lucky "Sobe, sobe, balão sobe" for the Portugese national final after an other artist had turned the song down.
    Who was her biggest opponent in Portugal, what does she remember from the Eurovision final in the holy land, and what did she think about the result? She recorded the song in Portuguese, English and French and it's still a classic in Portugal which has been both covered and sampled by many other artists. What does she do these days?
    Legend: Manuela Bravo
    Song: Sobe, sobe, balão sobe (Portugal 1979)
    Host: Emil Löfström
    Contact: emil@schlagervannerna.se
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    • 39 min
    Martina Majerle

    Martina Majerle

    With the same origins as the 1993 Croatian representative Put, Martina Majerle has gone on to grace the Eurovision stage with her presence more times than any other Balkan singer, and for three different countries nonetheless. Often in cooperation with legendary songwriter Andrej Babic, she has recorded demos and provided backup lots of times and her eight appearances at Eurovision has made her well-travelled and with stories to tell.
    What has been the differences between the different host cities? Why was she the least visible the one time she was the main act? What happens when a backup singer falls down a hole and loses her in-ears seconds before they are to go on stage? And why did she wait so long to finally go solo? The questions are plentiful, but Martina provides us with the answers and also a listen to her latest single.
    Legend: Martina Majerle
    Songs: Vise Nisam Tvoja, (Croatia 2003) Cvet Z Juga, (Slovenia 2007) Zauvijek Volim Te, (Montenegro 2008) Love Symphony, (Slovenia 2009) No One ( Slovenia 2011) Verjamem (Slovenia 2012) Moj Svijet ( Montenegro 2014) Lighthouse (Croatia 2016)
    Host: Emil Löfström
    Contact: emil@schlagervannerna.se
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    http//www.eurovisionlegends.se

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    Paschalis Arvanitidis Πασχάλης Αρβανιτίδης

    Paschalis Arvanitidis Πασχάλης Αρβανιτίδης

    Paschalis Arvanitidis became a huge star in Greece already with the group The Olympians in the 1960's and then went solo, and even had a brief career in Germany with Leo Leandros, the father of Vicky Leandros. So when he teamed up with three other successful solo artists (Robert Williams, Bessy and Mariana) in Greece to submit the song "Mathema solfege" to the Greek broadcaster for Eurovision 1977, it was basically a done deal as soon as the selection jury recognized their famous voices.
    Their participation in London gave Greece what for a long time was their best result ever and the song got hugely popular and globally covered, despite that they experienced sound issues and some weird staging that put the focus on the only member of the group who had an English name, and Paschalis believes that the French winner was a copy of an older song (which one?).
    What else does he remember from London, does his very tight outfit still fit, is he still in contact with his band mates, what did the song that he submitted already the year after sound like and what has happened since?
    In this episode we make a rapid dash through memory lane of a career that spans seven different decades together with Paschalis and his daughter Zinovia, who helps out with some translating and who is a musician in her own right and collaborates with her father.
    Legend: Paschalis Arvanitidis
    Song: Mathema solfege Μάθημα Σολφέζ (Greece 1977)
    Host: Emil Löfström
    Interpreter: Zinovia Arvanitidi
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    • 53 min
    Egon Egemann

    Egon Egemann

    Way before Alexander Rybak fiddled his way to victory, an Austrian guy brandishing a white violin represented Switzerland with a song about his love for his instrument. The song was allegedly written by his Swiss wife, but was that really entirely true?
    In this episode with Egon Egemann we will finally learn the true origin story of the melodic masterpiece "Musik klingt in die Welt hinaus", as well as numerous other facts and stories about his career and life. How come he went for a solo career in the first place, when he was having so much success with the huge Austrian band Die Paldauer? What can he tell us about the contest in a crumbling Yugoslavia? What was his role in the disqualified Swiss winner from 1992, "Soleil, Soleil"? What made him participate again behind Gunvor Guggisberg and what was that like? How many more times has he tried out for the contest, is he really a singer and what does he do today?
    Legend: Egon Egemann
    Song: Musik klingt in die Welt hinaus (Switzerland 1990)
    Host: Emil Löfström
    Contact: emil@schlagervannerna.se
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    • 49 min
    Orna Datz אורנה דץ

    Orna Datz אורנה דץ

    Eurovision 1991 went down in history due to the tied score between Sweden and France, so that the winner had to be decided by tiebreaker. What many tend to forget is that Israel with the song "Kan" was also in the mix, and in fact held the lead for much of the voting process. Since this happens to be Emil's personal favorite of all Eurovision songs ever he has been nagging her for more than a year, and Emil finally gets to talk to Orna Datz, the female half of the married duo who sang it.
    We learn that Orna and Moshe actually performed independently as solo artists until they were convinced to form a duo for the Israeli national final in 1987, but after that the audience refused to let them not be a duo again and they were hugely successful. We learn about the rumors about all the different artists who are said to have been offered "Kan" and we get to listen to the original demo with the composer Uzi Hitman, as well as about how Kobi Oshrat and any others contributed to making the song what it finally became. Orna reveals that it felt like the week in Rome took five years off her life, and we get to hear about "Amen" by Liora, who previously in this podcast claimed that Duo Datz changed their mind and wanted the song back. Is this true? And what is Orna's relation to her ex-husband today?
    Legend: Orna Datz
    Song: Kan כאן (Israel 1991)
    Host: Emil Löfström
    Contact: emil@schlagervannerna.se
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    • 40 min
    Jüri Pootsmann

    Jüri Pootsmann

    What is the next natural step when you have won Pop Idol, gotten a song from legendary Stig Rästa and won both the jury and the televote in the Estonian national selection? Well, finishing dead last in the semifinal of Eurovision, of course! Or maybe not, but that is the way it happened for young Jüri Pootsmann in 2016.
    How could this happen? How did it affect his career? Why the Bond theme? What were the struggles with Swedish Television? What happened to the act? Who gave him flowers? Which famous Swedish Melodifestivalen artist comforted him after the loss? What did Jüri himself think about all this and why didn't he say something?
    The questions are many, and they will be answered in this episode, where Jüri shows us that the loss didn't hit him very hard and that he nowadays can joke about it.
    Legend: Jüri Pootsmann
    Song: Play (Estonia 2016)
    Host: Emil Löfström
    Contact: emil@schlagervannerna.se
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    • 42 min

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Lisalinkoping ,

Fantastic pod

Love this Eurovision pod! So genuine. Emil is always so friendly when intervjuing the guest and he finds out a lot of fantastic things about the Eurovision history of the artist.

Leafelectric ,

My favorite

Best Eurovision show

AnneFabianne ,

Great

Awesome, just found this podcast. Thank you for this work

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