The Countdown – January 2010

25 12 2009

Welcome to the new edition of The Countdown, coming to you live from Ireland.

The official slogan of this edition is …”Because we’re worth it!” Let’s start this Journey in Dublin’s docklands and then let’s visit the magic countryside estate outside the city just to head back to one of Dublin’s traditional nightclubs!

Let’s meet the 43 entries of the first edition of the new decade! Hungary and Malaysia are our passive participants!

Argentina – Coti feat. Nena Daconte – Perdóname
Australia – Angus & Julia Stone – And The Boys
Austria – Eva K. Anderson – A Sound of Silence
Azerbaijan – Mind Mirror – I’ll Never Find
Belgium – AnnaGrace – Love Keeps Calling
Brazil – Maria Gadú – Shimbalaiê
Bulgaria – Grafa – Ostaviash Sledi
Canada – Cœur de pirate – Comme des enfants (Le Matos Remix)
Colombia – V For Volume – Cheap Universe
Croatia – Doris Dragović – Ja vjerujem
Cyprus – Nikolas Metaxas – Stop
Denmark – Band Ane – En dag i skolen
Ecuador – Prime Ministers – Under Your Spell
El Salvador – La Cuerda Floja – Mueve
Estonia – Rolf Junior & WAF Koor – Tuulepealne maa
Finland – Don Johnson Big Band – Running Man
France – Mickey 3D – Méfie-toi l’escargot
Georgia – Cece – Dabolili mkhatvari
Germany – Ich + Ich – Pflaster
Greece – Melisses – Kryfa
Iceland – Haffi Haff – Jealousy
Ireland – David Turpin – Dorothy Gale
Israel – Subliminal & Dana International – Alay
Italy – Nina Zilli feat. Giuliano Palma – 50mila
Kazakhstan – Aikyn – Pah pah pah
Latvia – Astro’N’Out – Spoguļoties
Lithuania – Jurga – Living Like You Said
Mexico – Yuridia – Irremediable
Morocco – Oum – Lik
Netherlands – Lisa Lois – No Good For Me
Norway – Sandra Lyng Haugen – Hjemsøkt
Poland – Kalwi & Remi – Find You
Portugal – Pedro Cazanova invites Filipa – My First Luv
Russia – Dima Bilan – Changes
Serbia – Strip – 35 stepeni u hladu
Slovenia – Tinkara Kovač – Ujeti svet
Spain – Pablo Moro – Jólivuz
Sweden – Erik Grönwall – Higher
Switzerland – Francine Jordi – Du bist mein Held
Ukraine – KAMON!!! – Brunetka
United Kingdom – Marina And The Diamonds – Mowgli’s Road
USA – Whitney Houston – Nothin’ But Love
Venezuela – La Vida Bohème – Radio capital

Downloads:

Google –
http://groups.google.com/group/thecountdowna/files?hl=en (20)
http://groups.google.com/group/thecountdownc/files?hl=en (16)
http://groups.google.com/group/thecountdow…ond/files?hl=en (5)

Individual files that are over 10MB can’t be uploaded on google: here they are:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/y5rkni (Austria)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/gkkml0 (Denmark

Megaupload – powered by Multiupload
http://www.multiupload.com/K6NUYKJKQE (42 out of 43 songs)
http://www.multiupload.com/20SD17DMTM (Ecuador song)

Sendspace –
http://www.sendspace.com/file/8uby2y (42 out of 43 songs)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/1blcl5 (Ecuador song)

Deadlines:

The deadline to vote in this edition and to send your songs for The Countdown February 2009 is on the 24th of January (that is a Sunday) at 21.59 (CET).





Showdown on the Countdown 2009

24 12 2009

Hey Countdowners!

At the end of the year I would like to say a big thanks to everyone, who took part in our 12 excellent editions in 2009.
Special thanks to Marco for the great work in the whole year. thumbsup.png
There were many interesting, inspiring, catchy, progressive and funny songs, but now let’s see, which one is the favourite of our community in 2009. dry.gif

The Showdown is based on our 36 medal winner songs, which come from 19 countries (Norway is the most represented with five tracks), and were selected from more than 500 entries. You can download an archive file, including all the competing songs.

Everybody can participate, who is an active member of the forum. Voting format is according to the official TC rules (top ten favourites from 1 point to 12 points, and please don’t vote to your own country). You can add your votes in this forum topic or send it to my e-mail address.
The deadline to vote in Showdown is on 6th of January at 23:59 (CET).

excl.gif I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year excl.gif
Hungary.gif In Hungarian: Kellemes Karácsonyi Ünnepeket és Boldog Új Évet kívánok! wink.gif

The list of our competing songs:

January
1. UK.gif United Kingdom – Leona Lewis – Run (Martin)
2. Sweden.gif Sweden – Darin feat. Kat DeLuna – Breathing Your Love (Liza)
3. Belgium.gif Belgium – Milow – Ayo Technology (Frederic)

February
1. Ireland.gif Ireland – The Script – Breakeven (Manus)
2. USA.gif USA – Kelly Clarkson – My Life Would Suck Without You (Matt)
3. Colombia.gif Colombia – Fanny Lú – Tú no eres para mi (Juan)

March
1. Australia.gif Australia – Wes Carr – You (Patricia)
2. Norway.gif Norway – Röyksopp – Happy Up Here (Stian)
3. Sweden.gif Sweden – Martin Stenmarck – A Million Candles Burning (Liza)

April
1. Sweden.gif Sweden – Måns Zelmerlöw – Forever ( Liza )
2. Australia.gif Australia – Natalie Bassingthwaighte – Someday Soon ( Patricia )
3. Norway.gif Norway – Lene Marlin – Here We Are ( Stian )

May
1. Sweden.gif Sweden – Velvet – Come into the night (Liza)
2. Norway.gif Norway – Tone Damli Aaberge – I know (Stian)
3. Cyprus.gif Cyprus – Anna Vissi – Stin pyra (Ira)

June
1. Croatia.gif Croatia – Franka Batelić – Možda volim te (Boris)
2. Italy.gif Italy – Silvia Olari – Wise Girl (Antonio)
3. Belgium.gif Belgium – Hadise – Supernatural Love (Frederic)

July
1. Norway.gif Norway – Alexander Rybak – Roll with the wind (Stian)
2. UK.gif United Kingdom – Sarah Whatmore – Undefined (Martin)
3. France.gif France – Yodelice – Sunday With A Flu (Lionel)

August
1. Colombia.gif Colombia – Shakira – Loba (Juan)
2. Poland.gif Poland – Mika Urbaniak – In My Dreams (Marco)
3. Austria.gif Austria – Cardiac Move – Head Over Heels (Peter)

September
1. UK.gif United Kingdom – Little Boots – Remedy (Martin)
2. Norway.gif Norway – Röyksopp feat. Robyn – The Girl and The Robot (Stian)
3. Russia.gif Russia – Sergey Lazarev – Stereo (Alexander)

October
1. USA.gif USA – Rob Thomas – Her Diamonds (Daniel)
2. Argentina.gif Argentina – Miranda! – Mentía (Gastón)
3. Netherlands.gif Netherlands – Anouk – Three Days In A Row (Nienke)

November
1. USA.gif USA – Owl City – Fireflies (Daniel)
2. Colombia.gif Colombia – Shakira – Men In This Town (Juan)
3. Finland.gif Finland – The Rasmus feat. Anette Olzon – October & April (Juho)

December
1. Ireland.gif Ireland – Westlife – What About Now (Manus)
2. Australia.gif Australia – The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Andrew)
3. Estonia.gif Estonia – Urban Symphony – Päikese poole (Ergo)

Showdown on TC 2009 – Video part 1


Showdown on TC 2009 – Video part 2






Voti ricevuti a Dicembre 2009

23 12 2009

Le sorelle Iezzi conquistano la 20esima posizione con “Emozioni”, regalando all’Italia la decima Top20 del 2009. Un anno decisamente fortunato per l’Italia, che si è conquistata la 20esima posizione nel medagliere del The Countdown e la partecipazione al Best of 2009 con la canzone “Wise Girl” di Silvia Olari. Presto pubblicherò ulteriori dettagli in mmerito, ma nel frattempo elencherò qui sotto chi ha gradito la canzone di Paola & Chiara.

(12) Finland
(8) Brazil
(8) Norway
(7) Croatia
(7) Sweden
(4) Colombia
(4) Venezuela
(2) Morocco

Grazie a tutti voi per aver votato la mia canzone!





La top10 Italiana di Dicembre 2009

23 12 2009

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

(12) Romania – Inna – Amazing
(10) Canada – You Say Party! We Say Die! – Laura Palmer’s Prom
(8) Iceland – Feldberg – Don’t Be A Stranger
(7) Israel – Avihu – Ada’in shelach
(6) Estonia – Urban Symphony – Päikese poole
(5) Australia – The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
(4) Ukraine – Okean Elzy – Ya tak hochu…
(3) Ireland – Westlife – What About Now
(2) Argentina – La Mosca Tsé-Tsé – Por eso a dónde vas yo voy
(1) Norway – Anne Hvidsten – Probably Nothing




December 2009 results

23 12 2009

and here we go with the the results:
http://www.tummiweb.com/escnation/scorewiz/show.php?id=85507

I would be really mad if Inna won it, even though I loved the song, thanks God that situation was avoided! smile.gif
Btw, the new edition will not start right away, I’ll try to open it in 1 or 2 days, for now let’s focus on Showdown on The Countdown.

Here are the official results:

129 ( 1 ) Ireland – Westlife – What About Now (Manus)
123 ( 2 ) Australia – The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Andrew)
119 ( 3 ) Estonia – Urban Symphony – Päikese poole (Ergo)
116 ( 4 ) Romania – Inna – Amazing (Valentin)
111 ( 5 ) Canada – You Say Party! We Say Die! – Laura Palmer’s Prom (Elia)
97 ( 6 ) United Kingdom – Jade Ewen – My Man (Martin)
96 ( 7 ) Slovenia – Perpetuum Jazzile – Africa (Urban)
95 ( 8 ) Sweden – BWO – Rise To The Occasion (Liza)
91 ( 9 ) Denmark – Kashmir – Mouthfull Of Wasps (Frederik)
87 ( 10 ) USA – Daughtry – No Surprise (Daniel)
87 ( 11 ) Belgium – Kate Ryan – Évidemment (2N Remix) (Frederic)
82 ( 12 ) New Zealand – Anika Moa – Standing In This Fire (Debbie)
79 ( 13 ) Iceland – Feldberg – Don’t Be A Stranger (Helgi)
77 ( 14 ) Mexico – Paulina Rubio – Algo de ti (Leonado)
77 ( 15 ) Finland – G-Powered – Kohti unelmaa (Juho)
69 ( 16 ) Poland – Ania Wyszkoni – Zakochaj nas (Marco)
67 ( 17 ) Norway – Anne Hvidsten – Probably Nothing (Stian)
66 ( 18 ) Israel – Avihu – Ada’in shelach (Raz)
64 ( 19 ) Greece – Anna Vissi – Fabulous (Babis)
52 ( 20 ) Italy – Paola & Chiara – Emozioni (Antonio)
44 ( 21 ) Ukraine – Okean Elzy – Ya tak hochu… (Evgen)
44 ( 22 ) Switzerland – Florian Ast & Katharina Michel – Alles eis ding (Giacomo)
39 ( 23 ) El Salvador – Jenna Jacobsen – Viento de Enero (Humberto)
38 ( 24 ) Bulgaria – Miro – Ubivame s lubov (Nevena)
33 ( 25 ) Argentina – La Mosca Tsé-Tsé – Por eso a dónde vas yo voy (Gastón)
31 ( 26 ) Austria – Falco – The Spirit Never Dies (Jeanny Final) (Peter)
31 ( 27 ) Azerbaijan – Red Sky – Irresistible Desire (Said)
31 ( 28 ) Germany – Anna-Maria Zimmermann – 1000 Träume weit (Torneró) (Daniel)
30 ( 29 ) Brazil – Pitty – Me adora (Marcos Henrique)
30 ( 30 ) Croatia – Feminnem – Sve što ostaje (Boris)
28 ( 31 ) France -M- – Mister mystère (Lionel)
24 ( 32 ) Moldova – Eugen Doibani – Destination Ibiza (Ion)
23 ( 33 ) Georgia – Nini Shermadini – Maints dagitsdi (Zako)
22 ( 34 ) Portugal – Os Golpes – A Marcha dos Golpes (Edgar)
22 ( 35 ) Iran – Soheil Nafisi – Del kharab (Sohrab)
17 ( 36 ) Spain – The Sunday Drivers – I (Yolanda)
16 ( 37 ) Morocco – Hasna Zalagh – Mertaha maak (Khalil)
14 ( 38 ) Algeria – Milano – 1 2 3 Viva Algérie (Nabil)
13 ( 39 ) Serbia – Zemlja Gruva – Da bi nam (Jeff)
12 ( 40 ) Colombia – Siam – Quizás debió llover (Juan)
12 ( 41 ) Malaysia – Siti Nurhaliza – Ku percaya ada cinta (Freddie)
8 ( 42 ) Venezuela – Bueninvento – Betamaxxx (José)
8 ( 43 ) Hungary – Milli ChaB – Sweet Flower (Balázs)

As always, the overall results are determined by the highest number of voters, then highest number of voting juries, then the highest number of 12s, 10s, 8s, etc. Romania and New Zealand end up with -12 points for not voting,





PAOLA & CHIARA – Emozioni

1 12 2009

http://www.paolaechiara.it/
http://www.myspace.com/paolachiara

Italian, sisters, singers, songwriters and producers of thier own records. They started in 1997 and released 6 records for SonyMusic. In 1997 they also opened the concert of Michael Jackson in Milan, San Siro Stadium. They had many smash hits in their country and also in Europe and some countries around the world (Top Ten in Spain,100,000 copies in Germany,their best selling album”Television” was released also in Canada,Saudi Arabia,Turkey,Sweden,Belgium,Russia and many other countries). The biggest worldwide hit is VAMOS A BAILAR (ESTA VIDA NUEVA). Their music style is a mix of Pop, House, Latin and electronic influences. They’ve been photographed by famous photographers like Rankin and Fabrizio Ferri. In their career they used to work with famous producers and musicians. Italian and international as Wil Malone And The London Session Orchestra, Phil Palmer (George Michael,Robbie williams), Hugh Burns(George Michael), Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd/Michael Jackson), Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet/He wrote the english version of Vamos a bailar), Billy Steinberg (Madonna/He wrote the lyrics for Festival english version), Andrea Zuppini, Massimo Luca, Rapino Bros, Saverio Porciello, PiCosta, Lele Melotti and many others. For the last six years their production team has been made up of the two sisters, two great producers and friends Roberto Baldi and Michele Monestiroli. The forth-coming album is produced by Paola&Chiara and Michele Monestiroli. The album will contains collborations with some of the best Djs.The forthcoming single Vanity&Pride,produced by Tommy V and Keller is remixed by Felix Da Housecat, MastickSoul(J.Timberlake) and many others amazing italian Djs.