The Countdown – March 2008

24 02 2008

Welcome to Belgium North Sea Coast for the March 2008 edition of The Countdown competition ( 15th in our history ). That is after Belgian dance act Milk Inc. won last month.


Brugge ( Bruges )


Oostende ( Ostend )


The Countdown goes all the way Intercontinental in Oostende and Western Flanders with the highest number of non-European acts ever! Here is our list of 31 entries that are getting ready to rumble this month!

So let’s check out who are our new entrants!

Argentina – Los Tipitos – Flor negra
Australia – The Veronicas – Untouched
Austria – Christina Stürmer – Mitten unterm Jahr
Belarus – Naka – By You
Belgium – Natalia – I Survived You
Brazil – Vanessa da Mata – Você vai me destruir
Bulgaria – Slavi Trifonov & Ku-Ku Band – Minah li te
Colombia – Adfinem – No eres Dios
Croatia – Ivana Husar & Jacques Houdek – Princeza
Czech Republic – Vypsaná Fixa – Dezolát
Estonia – Ines – Tule kui saad
Finland – Cristal Snow – Scarred
France – Ysa Ferrer – To Bi Or Not To Bi
Germany – Kristina Bach – Hätt ich nur ein’ Wunsch frei
Greece – Elli Kokkinou – Eisai o, ti thelo
Hungary – Amber Smith – My Final Plea
Ireland – Cathy Davey – Reuben
Italy – Yumiko – Lividi
Macedonia – Elvir Mekić feat. Vrčak & Adrian Gaxha – Kupi me
Malaysia – Mara Bahaya – Pop shuvit
Mexico – Playa Limbo – 10 para las 10
Norway – Secret Garden & Steinar Albrigtsen – Song For A Stormy Night
Philippines – Taken By Cars – Uh Oh
Poland – Pokahontaz – Cyfroni
Romania – Morandi – Angels
Slovakia – Desmod – Čierna diera
Slovenia – Neisha – Ogenj pod nogami
Sweden – Alcazar – We Keep On Rockin’
Ukraine – Oleksandr Ponomaryov – Piligrim
United Kingdom – Kate Rusby – Awkward Annie
USA – Ashley Tisdale – Not Like That

Downloads

sendspace all 31 songs

http://www.sendspace.com/file/qbhyyc

megaupload all 31 songs

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZA7ITQJL

g-mail
20 songs
http://groups.google.com/group/tc-competition/files

10 songs
http://groups.google.com/group/tc-competition-2/files

Hungarian song ( too large to be uploaded on g-mail )

http://www.esnips.com/doc/03fccb2e-36a7-4243-b23c-9f64ac919102/Hungary—Amber-Smith—My-Final-Plea

Deadlines:

Please send your votes for The Countdown March 2008 as well as your songs for The Countdown April by the 25th of March ( that is on Tuesday ) at 23.59 ( CET ).





Voti ricevuti a Febbraio 2008

23 02 2008

L’esordio italiano a The Countdown con “Mater Lacrimarum” dei Daemonia è stato premiato con 31 voti ed un 26esimo posto grazie ai voti delle seguenti nazioni:

(12) Belarus
(8) Hungary
(5) Sweden
(4) Finland
(2) Malaysia

Grazie a tutti voi per aver votato la mia canzone!





La top10 Italiana di Febbraio 2008

22 02 2008

Ora che i risultati sono stati resi pubblici, possiamo anche svelare i voti dati dall’Italia nell’edizione appena conclusasi:

(12) Sweden – Vincent – Miss Blue
(10) Romania – Impact – Love Or I’ll Die
(8) Turkey – Tarkan – Dilli düdük
(7) USA – Hellogoodbye – Baby, It’s Fact
(6) Ukraine – Avrora – Nedotroga
(5) Norway – Christian Ingebrigtsen – Adorable
(4) Czech Republic – Ewa Farna – Ticho
(3) Poland – Łzy – Puste słowa
(2) Netherlands – Within Temptation – All I Need
(1) Bulgaria – Nevena Coneva – Za tebe pesen niamam




February 2008 results

21 02 2008

Let’s take a look at the scorewiz:
http://escnation.com//scorewiz/show?id=36970

and Ladies and Gentlemen, here are our official results:

136 ( 1 ) Belgium – Milk Inc. – Tonight ( Frederic )
112 ( 2 ) Netherlands – Within Temptation – All I Need ( Erik )
90 ( 3 ) Sweden – Vincent – Miss Blue ( Liza )
87 ( 4 ) Poland – Łzy – Puste słowa ( Marco )
82 ( 5 ) Ireland – Westlife – The Easy Way ( Manus )
82 ( 6 ) Turkey – Tarkan – Dilli düdük ( Cemile )
80 ( 7 ) Philippines – Nikki Gil – Gotta Go My Own Way ( Joaquin )
80 ( 8 ) Norway – Christian Ingebrigtsen – Adorable ( Stian )
75 ( 9 ) Czech Republic – Ewa Farna – Ticho (Lukáš )
74 ( 10 ) USA – Hellogoodbye – Baby, It’s Fact ( Matt )
71 ( 11 ) Macedonia – Karolina – Kad te nema ( Boyan )
66 ( 12 ) Romania – Impact – Love Or I’ll Die ( Adrian )
65 ( 13 ) Spain – David Tavare – Hot Summer Night (Oh La La La) ( Yolanda )
64 ( 14 ) Germany – Kristina Bach – Frohes neues Jahr, Ihr Lieben ( Frank )
61 ( 15 ) Austria – Valerie – Regen ( Florian )
60 ( 16 ) Bosnia and Herzegovina – Nedeljko Bajić Baja – Zapisano u vremenu ( Edin )
55 ( 17 ) Ukraine – Avrora – Nedotroga ( Roman )
55 ( 18 ) United Kingdom – Duffy – Rockferry ( Martin )
54 ( 19 ) Greece – Tamta – Ela sto rythmou ( Babis )
53 ( 20 ) Finland – Lordi – Beast Loose In Paradise ( Juho )
49 ( 21 ) Brazil – Cansei de Ser Sexy – Music Is My Hot Hot Sex ( Marcos Henrique )
46 ( 22 ) Mexico – Colette – Cara a cara ( Addad )
38 ( 23 ) Slovenia – Ela – Za lahko noč (Tomaž )
33 ( 24 ) Bulgaria – Nevena Coneva – Za tebe pesen niamam ( Rado )
31 ( 25 ) France – BB Brunes – Le gang ( Théo )
31 ( 26 ) Italy – Daemonia – Mater Lacrimarum ( Antonio )
25 ( 27 ) Belarus – Nina – Bey ( Dima )
23 ( 28 ) Slovakia – VMCN – Kluby (Tomáš )
14 ( 29 ) Malaysia – Hazami – Sepi ( Ling )
6 ( 30 ) Hungary – Bori & Love Band – Hideg láng (András )





DAEMONIA – Mater Lacrimarum

1 02 2008

La scelta del primo brano da proporre è stata abbastanza ardua, data la mia scarsa conoscenza di tutte le regole del gioco ed avendo meno di due settimane di tempo per trovarlo. Alla fine ho optato per una canzone di un genere pressochè insolito per i miei gusti musicali, ma con un forte legame affettivo, poichè si tratta del tema principale dell’ultimo film di Dario Argento “La Terza Madre”. La colonna sonora del capitolo finale della trilogia delle Tre Madri (iniziata con “Suspiria”, e seguita da “Inferno”) è stata curata da Claudio Simonetti, e la canzone scelta per rappresentare l’Italia al suo esordio nel The Countdown “Mater Lacrimarum” è scritta e cantata dal frontman dei Cradle of Filth (Dani Filth) ed eseguita dalla band di Simonetti chiamata Daemonia.

http://www.daemonia.it/
http://www.myspace.com/daemonia
http://www.claudiosimonetti.com/
http://www.myspace.com/claudiosimonetti

http://www.darioargento.it/
http://www.laterzamadre.net
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TOjHDEMQqc
http://www.cradleoffilth.com/
http://www.myspace.com/cradleoffilth

MATER LACRIMARUM
Lyrics by Dani Filth

Mother

Hail to the Queen of rare delights
Malefic and tragic
Are the strings of her magic
Screaming through the night
She is sex and death and more
The scent of evil in the glittering city
A virgin and a whore
For the horns of blasphemy

She’s Our Mother Of Tears
The howling on the wind
She’s the lover of all our fears
Mater Lacrimarum

Mother

Hail to the Goddess of the storm
Dancing on the abyss
In a blaze of light
A darkened star reborn
When the moon hangs in the sky
Sabbatical and fatter than the blood red sunset
Know the reason why
The heavens burned today

She’s our Mother Of Tears
The howling on the wind
She’s the Mother Of Tears
The more in mortal sin
She’s Our Mother Of Tears
Chaos in the cosmos
She’s the lover of all our fears
Mater Lacrimarum

Mother