ELISA – This Knot

25 01 2010

http://www.elisatoffoli.com/
http://www.myspace.com/elisatoffoli

Elisa Toffoli, più conosciuta con il nome d’arte di Elisa, è una cantautrice, compositrice, polistrumentista, arrangiatrice e produttrice discografica italiana. Originaria di Monfalcone, Elisa è una delle poche cantautrici italiane a scrivere la quasi totalità dei testi in inglese. Il suo repertorio è costituito principalmente da adult alternative rock e pop rock, ma numerose sono le influenze di vari generi musicali, quali ad esempio, elettronica, ambient, trip hop, grunge e soul. Venne scoperta dal grande pubblico a 19 anni con l’album d’esordio Pipes & Flowers, ma la notorietà giunse grazie alla vittoriosa partecipazione al Festival di Sanremo 2001 con la canzone Luce (tramonti a nord est). La cantautrice ha venduto circa 2 milioni di dischi, prevalentemente in Italia, in 12 anni di carriera.





The Countdown – February 2010

25 01 2010

Walking through London is always an exciting experience in itself.

From the Leicester Square to Picadilly Circus to Coldplay’s Violet Hill and finally to East London’s docklands as popularized in many TV series. Let’s get the essence of the city though our walk!

43 songs made it to the February 2010 finale!

Algeria – Reda Taliani – Chwaker el mondial
Argentina – Marcela Morelo – Luz del cielo
Australia – Jonathan Boulet – A Community Service Announcement
Azerbaijan – AySel – Fallin’
Belgium – Natalia – Still With Me
Brazil – Marina Elali – One Last Cry
Canada – Owen Pallett – Lewis Takes Off His Shirt
Chile – DJ Méndez – Lady
Colombia – Mariana – Ya no siento mariposas
Croatia – Magazin & Igor Curkov – Nebesa
Cyprus – Stefanos Dimosthenous – M’agapas, s’agapo
Denmark – The Rumour Said Fire – The Balcony
Ecuador – Anima Inside – Hypnotize Me
Estonia – Röövel Ööbik – Kids’ Stuff Rokk
Finland – Amadeus Lundberg – Matador
France – BB Brunes – Dynamite
Germany – Manian – Ravers in the UK
Greece – Despina Vandi – Thelo
Hungary – Nemjuci – Runaway
Iceland – Sykur feat. BlazRoca – Viltu dick?
Ireland – Róisín Murphy – Momma’s Place
Israel – Efrat Gosh – Ah ah ah
Italy – Elisa – This Knot
Kazakhstan – Arnau – Egiz lebiz
Latvia – Gustavo – Mūsu soļi
Lebanon – Nancy Ajram – Salemoly aleh
Lithuania – IR – Eternity
Malaysia – Stacy feat. Adam – Menggegar dunia
Morocco – Mona Amarsha – Ya youma habeitoh
New Zealand – Midnight Youth – Cavalry
Norway – Shackles – Breaking The Silence
Poland – Da Singh RP vs Alchemist Project – All I Want (DJ Antoine Club Mix)
Portugal – The Legendary Tigerman feat. Maria de Medeiros – These Boots Are Made For Walkin’
Serbia – Marija Šerifović – Party Tonight
Slovenia – Siddharta – Napalm 3
South Africa – Locnville – Sun in my Pocket
Spain – Quique González – La luna debajo del brazo
Sweden – Elin Lanto – Love Made Me Stupid
Switzerland – QL & Pepe Lienhard Horns – Margritli
Ukraine – neAngely – Otpusti
United Kingdom – Cheryl Cole – Fight For This Love
USA – Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions – Trouble
Venezuela – The Asbestos – Lights, Camera And Action!

Downloads :

Google :

http://groups.google.ca/group/ourmusiccomp…ion/files?hl=en (18)
http://groups.google.ca/group/ourmusiccomp…on2/files?hl=en (7)
http://groups.google.ca/group/TheCountdownSecond/files?hl=en (17)

Individual files that are over 10MB can’t be uploaded on google: here they are:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/hl28w3 (Ireland)

Multiupload :
http://www.multiupload.com/BL7U0GA2CA

Sendspace :
http://www.sendspace.com/file/k1rnde

Deadlines:

The deadline to vote in this edition and to send your songs for The Countdown February 2010 and to submit your songs for The Countdown March 2010 is on the 27th of February (that is a Saturday) at 20:59 (CET).





Voti ricevuti a Gennaio 2010

25 01 2010

C’è mancato poco che l’Italia finisse relegata per la prima volta dal suo ingresso nella competizione. Di certo non per colpa dell’artista che ci rappresentava, ma piuttosto per la mia scelta di un brano sì accattivante e pop, ma che si allontana un po’ dai gusti piuttosto stereotipati delle canzoni che quasi regolarmente vincono il concorso. Speriamo in meglio per la prossima edizione! Nel frattempo, ecco chi ha apprezzato “50mila” di Nina Zilli:

(8)  Ecuador
(6) Slovenia
(4) Latvia
(2) Argentina
(1) Greece

Grazie a tutti voi per aver votato la mia canzone!





La top10 Italiana di Gennaio 2010

25 01 2010

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

(12) United Kingdom – Marina And The Diamonds – Mowgli’s Road
(10) Brazil – Maria Gadú – Shimbalaiê
(8) Colombia – V For Volume – Cheap Universe
(7) Slovenia – Tinkara Kovač – Ujeti svet
(6) Morocco – Oum – Lik
(5) Lithuania – Jurga – Living Like You Said
(4) Greece – Melisses – Kryfa
(3) Australia – Angus & Julia Stone – And The Boys
(2) Ecuador – Prime Ministers – Under Your Spell
(1) Portugal – Pedro Cazanova invites Filipa – My First Luv




January 2010 results

25 01 2010

Here is the scoreboard :
http://www.tummiweb.com/escnation/scorewiz/show.php?id=87466

and the results are:

129 ( 1 ) United Kingdom – Marina And The Diamonds – Mowgli’s Road (Martin)
127 ( 2 ) Canada – Cœur de pirate – Comme des enfants (Le Matos Remix) (Elia)
111 ( 3 ) Australia – Angus & Julia Stone – And The Boys (Andrew)
105 ( 4 ) Norway – Sandra Lyng Haugen – Hjemsøkt (Stian)
104 ( 5 ) Sweden – Erik Grönwall – Higher (Liza)
100 ( 6 ) Austria – Eva K. Anderson – A Sound of Silence (Peter)
97 ( 7 ) Netherlands – Lisa Lois – No Good For Me (Nienke)
94 ( 8 ) Ukraine – KAMON!!! – Brunetka (Evgen)
90 ( 9 ) Iceland – Haffi Haff – Jealousy (Helgi)
86 ( 10 ) Brazil – Maria Gadú – Shimbalaiê (Marcos Henrique)
80 ( 11 ) Finland – Don Johnson Big Band – Running Man (Juho)
80 ( 12 ) Belgium – AnnaGrace – Love Keeps Calling (Frederic)
70 ( 13 ) Cyprus – Nikolas Metaxas – Stop (Fotiana)
68 ( 14 ) Poland – Kalwi & Remi – Find You (Marco)
67 ( 15 ) France – Mickey 3D – Méfie-toi l’escargot (Lionel)
63 ( 16 ) USA – Whitney Houston – Nothin’ But Love (Daniel)
61 ( 17 ) Latvia – Astro’N’Out – Spoguļoties (Zane)
56 ( 18 ) Colombia – V For Volume – Cheap Universe (Juan)
54 ( 19 ) Greece – Melisses – Kryfa (Babis)
51 ( 20 ) Germany – Ich + Ich – Pflaster (Daniel)
50 ( 21 ) Ireland – David Turpin – Dorothy Gale (Manus)
47 ( 22 ) Israel – Subliminal & Dana International – Alay (Raz)
45 ( 23 ) Argentina – Coti feat. Nena Daconte – Perdóname (Gastón)
44 ( 24 ) Mexico – Yuridia – Irremediable (Leonardo)
44 ( 25 ) Kazakhstan – Aikyn – Pah pah pah (Estella)
43 ( 26 ) Lithuania – Jurga – Living Like You Said (Tadas)
43 ( 27 ) Croatia – Doris Dragović – Ja vjerujem (Boris)
41 ( 28 ) Morocco – Oum – Lik (Khalil)
41 ( 29 ) Ecuador – Prime Ministers – Under Your Spell (Samantha)
38 ( 30 ) Russia – Dima Bilan – Changes (Alexander)
37 ( 31 ) Venezuela – La Vida Bohème – Radio capital (José)
37 ( 32 ) Spain – Pablo Moro – Jólivuz (Yolanda)
33 ( 33 ) Denmark – Band Ane – En dag i skolen (Frederik)
33 ( 34 ) Switzerland – Francine Jordi – Du bist mein Held (Giacomo)
32 ( 35 ) Portugal – Pedro Cazanova invites Filipa – My First Luv (Edgar)
29 ( 36 ) Azerbaijan – Mind Mirror – I’ll Never Find (Said)
26 ( 37 ) Estonia – Rolf Junior & WAF Koor – Tuulepealne maa (Ergo)
25 ( 38 ) El Salvador – La Cuerda Floja – Mueve (Humberto)
25 ( 39 ) Slovenia – Tinkara Kovač – Ujeti svet (Urban)
23 ( 40 ) Serbia – Strip – 35 stepeni u hladu (Jeff)
21 ( 41 ) Italy – Nina Zilli feat. Giuliano Palma – 50mila (Antonio)
19 ( 42 ) Bulgaria – Grafa – Ostaviash Sledi (Nevena)
13 ( 43 ) Georgia – Cece – Dabolili mkhatvari (Zako)

As always, the overall results and the RoTW are determined by the highest number of voters, then highest number of voting juries, then the highest number of 12s, 10s, 8s, etc. Netherlands end up with – 12 points. Based on the Active Participation Comprehensive Package our relegated countries this time around are Bulgaria and Georgia.

The Rest of The World jury:
(7 – 0 – 10 – 2) 12 Canada
(10 – 0 – 7 – 0) 10 Morocco
(8 – 0 – 0 – 8) 8 Venezuela
(0 – 7 – 1 – 7) 7 Latvia
(0 – 0 – 3 – 12) 6 Iceland
(0 – 0 – 8 – 6) 5 Norway
(0 – 0 – 12 – 1) 4 France
(12 – 0 – 0 – 0) 3 Germany (coin t.)
(0 – 12 – 0 – 0) 2 Brazil (coin t.)
(5 – 5 – 0 – 0) 1 Belgium


Algeria
12 – Germany – Ich + Ich – Pflaster
10 – Morocco – Oum – Lik
8 – Venezuela – La Vida Bohème – Radio capital
7 – Canada – Cœur de pirate – Comme des enfants (Le Matos Remix)
6 – Georgia – Cece – Dabolili mkhatvari
5 – Belgium – AnnaGrace – Love Keeps Calling
4 – Argentina – Coti feat. Nena Daconte – Perdóname
3 – Poland – Kalwi & Remi – Find You
2 – Cyprus – Nikolas Metaxas – Stop
1 – Spain – Pablo Moro – Jólivuz

Hungary
12 – Brazil – Maria Gadu – Shimbalaie
10 – Finland – Don Johnson Big Band – Running Man
8 – USA – Whitney Houston – Nothin’ But Love
7 – Latvia – Astro’N’Out – Spoguloties
6 – Azerbaijan – Mind Mirror – I’ll Never Find
5 – Belgium – AnnaGrace – Love Keeps Calling
4 – Serbia – Strip – 35 stepeni u hladu
3 – Ecuador – Prime Ministers – Under Your Spell
2 – Austria – Eva K. Anderson – A Sound of Silence
1 – Lithuania – Jurga – Living Like You Said

Malaysia
12 France – Mickey 3D – Méfie-toi l’escargot
10 Canada – Cœur de pirate – Comme des enfants (Le Matos Remix)
8 Norway – Sandra Lyng Haugen – Hjemsøkt
7 Morocco – Oum – Lik
6 Bulgaria – Grafa – Ostaviash Sledi
5 Serbia – Strip – 35 stepeni u hladu
4 Israel – Subliminal & Dana International – Alay
3 Iceland – Haffi Haff – Jealousy
2 Greece – Melisses – Kryfa
1 Latvia – Astro’N’Out – Spoguloties

South Africa
12 Iceland – Haffi Haff – Jealousy
10 United Kingdom – Marina And The Diamonds – Mowgli’s Road
8 Venezuela – La Vida Bohème – Radio capital
7 Latvia – Astro’N’Out – Spoguloties
6 Norway – Sandra Lyng Haugen – Hjemsøkt
5 Australia – Angus & Julia Stone – And The Boys
4 Denmark – Band Ane – En dag i skolen
3 Austria – Eva K. Anderson – A Sound of Silence
2 Canada – Cœur de pirate – Comme des enfants (Le Matos Remix)
1 France – Mickey 3D – Méfie-toi l’escargot





Resoconto Italiano 2009

9 01 2010

Ripercorriamo l’anno trascorso dando uno sguardo ai numeri ed i traguardi raggiunti dall’Italia nella competizione:

12 Edizioni
6 volte in top20
4 volte in top10
1 volta al 2° posto
mai ultima classificata!

Classifica delle canzoni italiane nel The Countdown Song Contest – POSIZIONE

1] #2 (2009-06) = SILVIA OLARI – Wise Girl {12}
2] #4 (2009-03) = PLANET FUNK – Lemonade {10}
3] #6 (2009-05) = ALESSANDRA AMOROSO – Find a way {8}
4] #8 (2009-09) = LACUNA COIL – Spellbound {7}
5] #11 (2009-11) = GET FAR – The Radio {6}
6] #12 (2009-01) = MATISSE – Come Puoi {5}
7] #14 (2009-07) = DOLCENERA – Il mio amore unico {4}
8] #15 (2009-08) = ARAM QUARTET – Il Pericolo è il Mio Mestiere {3}
9] #17 (2009-04) = MARGOT – America {2}
10] #20 (2009-12) = PAOLA & CHIARA – Emozioni {1}
11] #28 (2009-10) = XELA – Venus De Ceniza {-}
12] #41 (2009-02) = LE MANI – Il Giorno Migliore {-}

Classifica delle canzoni italiane nel The Countdown Song Contest – PUNTEGGIO

1] 106 (2009-03) = PLANET FUNK – Lemonade {12}
2] 98 (2009-06) = SILVIA OLARI – Wise Girl {10}
3] 97 (2009-05) = ALESSANDRA AMOROSO – Find a way {8}
4] 82 (2009-09) = LACUNA COIL – Spellbound {7}
5] 75 (2009-11) = GET FAR – The Radio {6}
6] 68 (2009-01) = MATISSE – Come Puoi {5}
7] 63 (2009-07) = DOLCENERA – Il mio amore unico {4}
8] 63 (2009-08) = ARAM QUARTET – Il Pericolo è il Mio Mestiere {3}
9] 59 (2009-04) = MARGOT – America {2}
10] 52 (2009-12) = PAOLA & CHIARA – Emozioni {1}
11] 36 (2009-10) = XELA – Venus De Ceniza {-}
12] 8 (2009-02) = LE MANI – Il Giorno Migliore {-}

Classifica delle canzoni italiane nel The Countdown Song Contest – MANAGER VOTANTI

1] 16 (2009-03) = PLANET FUNK – Lemonade {12}
2] 15 (2009-05) = ALESSANDRA AMOROSO – Find a way {10}
3] 14 (2009-11) = GET FAR – The Radio {8}
4] 14 (2009-01) = MATISSE – Come Puoi {7}
5] 14 (2009-06) = SILVIA OLARI – Wise Girl {6}
6] 13 (2009-09) = LACUNA COIL – Spellbound {5}
7] 12 (2009-07) = DOLCENERA – Il mio amore unico {4}
8] 11 (2009-04) = MARGOT – America {3}
9] 10 (2009-08) = ARAM QUARTET – Il Pericolo è il Mio Mestiere {2}
10] 8 (2009-12) = PAOLA & CHIARA – Emozioni {1}
11] 7 (2009-10) = XELA – Venus De Ceniza {-}
12] 2 (2009-02) = LE MANI – Il Giorno Migliore {-}

Classifica delle canzoni italiane nel The Countdown Song Contest – 12 RICEVUTI

1] 2 (2009-06) = SILVIA OLARI – Wise Girl {12}
2] 2 (2009-05) = ALESSANDRA AMOROSO – Find a way {10}
3] 2 (2009-09) = LACUNA COIL – Spellbound {8}
4] 2 (2009-04) = MARGOT – America {7}
5] 1 (2009-03) = PLANET FUNK – Lemonade {6}
6] 1 (2009-08) = ARAM QUARTET – Il Pericolo è il Mio Mestiere {5}
7] 1 (2009-12) = PAOLA & CHIARA – Emozioni {4}
8] 1 (2009-10) = XELA – Venus De Ceniza {3}
9] 0 (2009-11) = GET FAR – The Radio {2}
10] 0 (2009-01) = MATISSE – Come Puoi {1}
11] 0 (2009-07) = DOLCENERA – Il mio amore unico {-}
12] 0 (2009-02) = LE MANI – Il Giorno Migliore {-}

106 2009-03 PLANET FUNK – Lemonade
98 2009-06 SILVIA OLARI – Wise Girl
97 2009-05 ALESSANDRA AMOROSO – Find a way
82 2009-09 LACUNA COIL – Spellbound
75 2009-11 GET FAR – The Radio
68 2009-01 MATISSE – Come Puoi
63 2009-07 DOLCENERA – Il mio amore unico
63 2009-08 ARAM QUARTET – Il Pericolo è il Mio Mestiere
59 2009-04 MARGOT – America
52 2009-12 PAOLA & CHIARA – Emozioni
36 2009-10 XELA – Venus De Ceniza
8 2009-02 LE MANI – Il Giorno Migliore

CLASSIFICA FINALE – basata sul piazzamento nelle precedenti 4 graduatorie

  1. PLANET FUNK – Lemonade ( 10 + 12 + 12 + 6 ) = 40
  2. SILVIA OLARI – Wise Girl ( 12 + 10 + 6 + 12 ) = 40
  3. ALESSANDRA AMOROSO – Find a way ( 8 + 8 + 10 + 10 ) = 36
  4. LACUNA COIL – Spellbound ( 7 + 7 + 5 + 8 ) = 27
  5. GET FAR – The Radio ( 6 + 6 + 8 + 2 ) = 22
  6. MATISSE – Come Puoi ( 5 + 5 + 7 + 1 ) = 18
  7. MARGOT – America ( 2 + 2 + 3 + 7 ) = 14
  8. ARAM QUARTET – Il Pericolo è il Mio Mestiere ( 3 + 3 + 2 + 5 ) = 13
  9. DOLCENERA – Il mio amore unico ( 4 + 4 + 4 + 0 ) = 12
  10. PAOLA & CHIARA – Emozioni ( 1 + 1 + 1 + 4 ) = 7
  11. XELA – Venus De Ceniza ( 0 + 0 + 0 + 3) = 3
  12. LE MANI – Il Giorno Migliore ( 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 ) = 0

  1. PLANET FUNK – Lemonade
  2. SILVIA OLARI – Wise Girl
  3. ALESSANDRA AMOROSO – Find a way




La top10 italiana per lo Showdown on the Countdown 2009

9 01 2010

Ora che i risultati sono stati resi pubblici, possiamo anche svelare i voti dati dall’Italia nell’edizione con le migliori tracce del 2009 appena conclusasi:

(12) Australia.gif Australia – The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition [TC-DEC#2] {IT-6}
(10) Belgium.gif Belgium – Milow – Ayo Technology [TC-JAN#3] {IT-1}
(8) France.gif France – Yodelice – Sunday With A Flu [TC-JUL#3] {IT-4}
(7) Estonia.gif Estonia – Urban Symphony – Päikese poole [TC-DEC#3] {IT-5}
(6) Sweden.gif Sweden – Martin Stenmarck – A Million Candles Burning [TC-MAR#3] {IT-8}
(5) Poland.gif Poland – Mika Urbaniak – In My Dreams [TC-AUG#2] {IT-2}
(4) Ireland.gif Ireland – Westlife – What About Now [TC-DEC#1] {IT-8}
(3) Norway.gif Norway – Tone Damli Aaberge – I know [TC-MAY#2] {IT-10}
(2) Colombia.gif Colombia – Fanny Lú – Tú no eres para mi [TC-FEB#3] {IT-**}
(1) Cyprus.gif Cyprus – Anna Vissi – Stin pyra [TC-MAY#3] {IT-9}

L’unica canzone italiana in gara, “Wise Girl” di Silvia Olari si è classificata al 34° posto su 36 ricevendo i seguenti voti

(6) Lithuania.gif Lithuania
(5) Ireland.gif Ireland
(2) Ukraine.gif Ukraine