The Countdown – January 2010

31 12 2010

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Here are 53 songs that made it to the end of the World!
IMPORTANT: Please send your votes and your 2011/02 songs to Balázs at <szabazs@gmail.com>

Posted Image Abel Pintos – No me olvides – AR
Posted Image Agnes Obel – Riverside – DK
Posted Image Ana Nikolić – Zla barbika – RS
Posted Image Andriana Mpampali & Stamos Semsis – Periplanomeno – GR
Posted Image Antoine Reverb – Lucy (Los Amparito Remix) – MX
Posted Image Asma Lmnawar – Weil – MA
Posted Image Assimo – La hoguera – UY
Posted Image Auli – Dinkis – LV
Posted Image Aurea – Busy (For Me) – PT
Posted Image Bei The Fish – When He Was Young – MK
Posted Image Bilbi – Hvala za vijolice – SI
Posted Image Billy Barman – Introvert – SK
Posted Image Bin-jip – Where Is She – HU
Posted Image Bogdana feat. Mike – Vseki ot nas – BG
Posted Image Cardiant – Kirves rinnassa – FI
Posted Image Chopstick Brothers – Lao nan hai – CN
Posted Image Cocofunka – Elevarse – CR
Posted Image Crazy Bitch in a Cave – On Top – AT
Posted Image Dënver – Olas gigantes – CL
Posted Image Dmitry Koldun – A Day Without War – BY
Posted Image Elşad Xose feat. Elli – Çıx get – AZ
Posted Image Elvenking – The Cabal – IT
Posted Image Francois Peglau – Who Wants To Go? – PE
Posted Image Girl’s Day – Nothing Lasts Forever – KR
Posted Image Ivete Sangalo feat. Nelly Furtado – Where It Begins – BR
Posted Image Jamala – It’s Me, Jamala – UA
Posted Image Kerli – Army of Love – EE
Posted Image Krystl – Golden Days – NL
Posted Image Liquideep – Alone – ZA
Posted Image Madcon feat. Ameerah – Freaky Like Me – NO
Posted Image M-Clan – Me voy a dejar llevar – ES
Posted Image Metropolitan – No eres tu, soy yo – DO
Posted Image Michal Lotan – Roses & Wine – IL
Posted Image Michalis Hatzigiannis – More Than Beautiful – CY
Posted Image Ólöf Arnalds feat. Björk – Surrender – IS
Posted Image Opshop – Madness & Other Allergies – NZ
Posted Image Patrick Wolf – Time of My Life – UK
Posted Image Philipp Poisel – Wie soll ein Mensch das ertragen – DE
Posted Image Prema Yin & MON9 – Blow My Mind – MY
Posted Image Reaching Away – Push Away The Moon – US
Posted Image Sandra Kim – Anyway The Wind Blows – BE
Posted Image Sharon Corr – So Long Ago – IE
Posted Image Souline – A New Identity – CH
Posted Image Stonefield – Through The Clover – AU
Posted Image The Clocks – Solo Tú – CO
Posted Image thedyingsirens – Lovely Eyes – ID
Posted Image Tove Styrke – White Light Moment – SE
Posted Image UnSun – Home – PL
Posted Image Utada Hikaru – Goodbye Happiness – JP
Posted Image Vintazh – Roman – RU
Posted Image Yodelice – More Than Meets The Eye – FR
Posted Image Zabbo & Cojocaru Florin – Medicine Music – RO
Posted Image Zerrin Özer – Fire – TR

IMPORTANT: Please send your votes and your 2011/02 songs to Balázs at <szabazs@gmail.com>


Deadlines:
The deadline to vote in The Countdown January 2011 edition and to send your songs for The Countdown February 2011 is on the 29th of January (that is a Saturday) at 20.00 UTC+0 (WET)/21.00 (CET).





Showdown on the Countdown 2010

21 12 2010

Hi Guys and Gals,

Here it is! The Ultimate competition of the year… Showdown On The Countdown! Where we take the best three songs from each month of the year’s competition and put them head to head to find out the ultimate winners.

A total of 36 songs, from 22 countries will be competing in this year’s Showdown.

The songs are available in .zip format at Sendspace: http://www.sendspace.com/file/zw97ao and may the best song win!

As my in-laws are staying with us over Christmas/New Year, and I would like the chance to vote also, I will close this competition on Sunday the 9th January at 9pm (UTC). Email your votes to debbieerelene@gmail.com – the standard Countdown 12pt-1pt voting system applies.

Below is the list of competing songs:

January
:UK: United Kingdom – Marina And The Diamonds – Mowgli’s Road (Martin)
:Canada: Canada – Cœur de pirate – Comme des enfants (Le Matos Remix) (Elia)
:Australia: Australia – Angus & Julia Stone – And The Boys (Andrew)

February
:Denmark: Denmark – The Rumour Said Fire – The Balcony (Frederik)
:Ireland: Ireland – Róisín Murphy – Momma’s Place (Manus)
:Azerbaijan: Azerbaijan – AySel – Fallin’ (Said)

March
:UK: United Kingdom – Ou Est Le Swimming Pool – Dance The Way I Feel (Martin)
:Canada: Canada – LIGHTS – Ice (Elia)
:Italy: Italy – Laura Pausini – Casomai (Antonio)

April
:Netherlands: Netherlands – Caro Emerald – A Night Like This (Martin)
:UK: United Kingdom – Amy Macdonald – Don’t Tell Me That It’s Over (Martin)
:Iceland: Iceland – Seabear – I’ll Build You A Fire (Helgi)

May
:Iceland: Iceland – Jónsi – Go do (Helgi)
:Italy: Italy – In-Grid – Les fous (Antonio)
:Canada: Canada – Crystal Castles – Celestica (Elia)

June
:Serbia: Serbia – Gramophonedzie – Why don’t you (Jeff)
:USA: USA – Ke$ha – Tik Tok (Daniel)
:Estonia: Estonia – Mimicry – Heat (Meeli)

July
:Australia: Australia – Kylie Minogue – All The Lovers (Alan)
:USA: USA – Lifehouse – Halfway Gone (Daniel)
:Norway: Norway – Madcon – Glow (Stian)

August
:Australia: Australia – Amy Meredith – Lying – (Alan)
:USA: USA – Broken Bells – The High Road Daniel)
:France: France – Ben l’Oncle Soul – Seven Nation Army (Gabriel)

September
:Cyprus: Cyprus – Ivi Adamou – Sose me (Fotiana)
:Portugal: Portugal – Deolinda – Um contra o outro (Edgar)
:France: France – Jamaica – Cross The Fader (Gabriel)

October
:UK: United Kingdom – Hurts – Wonderful Life (Martin)
:USA: USA – Janelle Monáe – Cold War (Daniel)
:Finland: Finland – Apocalyptica feat. Gavin Rossdale – End of Me (Juho)

November
:Germany: Germany – Collapse Under The Empire – Violet Skies (Christian)
:Latvia: Latvia – Instrumenti – Born To Die (Zane)
:Cyprus: Cyprus – Ivi Adamou – To mystiko mou na vris (Fotiana)

December
:New Zealand: New Zealand – Brooke Fraser – Something In The Water (Debbie – that’s me!)
:Italy: Italy – Alex Gaudino – I’m In Love (I Wanna Do It) (Antonio)
:Korea: Republic of Korea – PSY – Right Now (Ki Hyun)

Happy Voting!

And Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah (or whatever your chosen holiday… even just Happy Family Time!) Everybody!





Resoconto Italiano 2010

20 12 2010

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

12 Edizioni
5 volte in top30
2 volte in top20
3 volte in top10
2 volta al 2° posto
1 volta al 3° posto
mai ultima classificata!


Classifica delle canzoni italiane nel The Countdown Song Contest – POSIZIONE

1]    2 2010-12    =    Alex Gaudino – I’m In Love (I Wanna Do It)    12
2]    2 2010-05    =    In-Grid – Les Fous    10
3]    3 2010-03    =    Laura Pausini – Casomai    8
4]    18 2010-02    =    Elisa – This Knot    7
5]    20 2010-10    =    Osvaldo Supino – Get Sexy    6
6]    25 2010-08    =    Babylonia – By My Side    5
7]    28 2010-06    =    Emma Marrone – Davvero    4
8]    30 2010-09    =    Raiz – Full of Love    3
9]    33 2010-07    =    Gabin – Share My Rhythm (feat. Mia Cooper)    2
10]    33 2010-04    =    Crookers – Put Your Hands On Me (feat. Kardinal Offishall & Carla-Marie)    1
11]    41 2010-01    =    Nina Zilli – 50mila (feat. Giuliano Palma)    —
12]    42 2010-11    =    Alexia – Star    —


Classifica delle canzoni italiane nel The Countdown Song Contest – PUNTEGGIO

1]    132 2010-12    =    Alex Gaudino – I’m In Love (I Wanna Do It)    12
2]    129 2010-05    =    In-Grid – Les Fous    10
3]    112 2010-03    =    Laura Pausini – Casomai    8
4]    62 2010-10    =    Osvaldo Supino – Get Sexy    7
5]    54 2010-02    =    Elisa – This Knot    6
6]    48 2010-08    =    Babylonia – By My Side    5
7]    43 2010-07    =    Gabin – Share My Rhythm (feat. Mia Cooper)    4
8]    39 2010-09    =    Raiz – Full of Love    3
9]    37 2010-06    =    Emma Marrone – Davvero    2
10]    34 2010-04    =    Crookers – Put Your Hands On Me (feat. Kardinal Offishall & Carla-Marie)    1
11]    26 2010-11    =    Alexia – Star    —
12]    21 2010-01    =    Nina Zilli – 50mila (feat. Giuliano Palma)    —


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

1] 19 2010-12    =    Alex Gaudino – I’m In Love (I Wanna Do It)    12
2]    18 2010-05    =    In-Grid – Les Fous    10
3]    15 2010-03    =    Laura Pausini – Casomai    8
4]    14 2010-02    =    Elisa – This Knot    7
5]    10 2010-06    =    Emma Marrone – Davvero    6
6]    9 2010-08    =    Babylonia – By My Side    5
7]    8 2010-10    =    Osvaldo Supino – Get Sexy    4
8]    8 2010-04    =    Crookers – Put Your Hands On Me (feat. Kardinal Offishall & Carla-Marie)    3
9]    8 2010-11    =    Alexia – Star    2
10]    7 2010-07    =    Gabin – Share My Rhythm (feat. Mia Cooper)    1
11]    6 2010-09    =    Raiz – Full of Love    —
12]    5 2010-01    =    Nina Zilli – 50mila (feat. Giuliano Palma)    —


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

1]    5 2010-03    =    Laura Pausini – Casomai    12
2]    4 2010-12    =    Alex Gaudino – I’m In Love (I Wanna Do It)    10
3]    3 2010-05    =    In-Grid – Les Fous    8
4]    3 2010-10    =    Osvaldo Supino – Get Sexy    7
5]    1 2010-06    =    Emma Marrone – Davvero    6
6]    1 2010-07    =    Gabin – Share My Rhythm (feat. Mia Cooper)    5
7]    1 2010-09    =    Raiz – Full of Love    4
8]    1 2010-02    =    Elisa – This Knot    3
9]    0 2010-08    =    Babylonia – By My Side    2
10]    0 2010-04    =    Crookers – Put Your Hands On Me (feat. Kardinal Offishall & Carla-Marie)    1
11]    0 2010-11    =    Alexia – Star    —
12]    0 2010-01    =    Nina Zilli – 50mila (feat. Giuliano Palma)    —

2 2010-12 Alex Gaudino – I’m In Love (I Wanna Do It) 12
2 2010-05 In-Grid – Les Fous 10
3 2010-03 Laura Pausini – Casomai 8
18 2010-02 Elisa – This Knot 7
20 2010-10 Osvaldo Supino – Get Sexy 6
25 2010-08 Babylonia – By My Side 5
28 2010-06 Emma Marrone – Davvero 4
30 2010-09 Raiz – Full of Love 3
33 2010-07 Gabin – Share My Rhythm (feat. Mia Cooper) 2
33 2010-04 Crookers – Put Your Hands On Me (feat. Kardinal Offishall & Carla-Marie) 1
41 2010-01 Nina Zilli – 50mila (feat. Giuliano Palma)
42 2010-11 Alexia – Star

CLASSIFICA FINALE – basata sul piazzamento nelle precedenti 4 graduatorie

  1. Alex Gaudino – I’m In Love (I Wanna Do It) [ 12 + 12 + 12 + 10] = 46
  2. In-Grid – Les Fous [ 10 + 10 + 10 + 8 ] = 38
  3. Laura Pausini – Casomai [ 8 + 8 + 8 + 12 ] = 36
  4. Osvaldo Supino – Get Sexy [ 6 + 7 + 4 + 7 ] = 24
  5. Elisa – This Knot [ 7 + 6 + 7 + 3 ] = 23
  6. Emma Marrone – Davvero [ 4 + 2 + 6 + 6 ] = 18
  7. Babylonia – By My Side [ 5 + 5 + 5 + 2 ] = 17
  8. Gabin – Share My Rhythm (feat. Mia Cooper) [ 2 + 4 + 1 + 5 ] = 12
  9. Raiz – Full of Love [ 3 + 3 + 0 + 4 ] = 10
  10. Crookers – Put Your Hands On Me (feat. Kardinal Offishall & Carla-Marie) [ 1 + 1 + 3 + 1 ] = 6
  11. Alexia – Star [ 0 + 0 + 2 + 0 ] = 2
  12. Nina Zilli – 50mila (feat. Giuliano Palma) [ 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 ] = 0

1. Alex Gaudino – I’m In Love (I Wanna Do It)

2. In-Grid – Les Fous

3. Laura Pausini – Casomai

 





Voti ricevuti a Dicembre 2010

19 12 2010

Chiusura d’anno col botto: Alex Gaudino con “I’m In Love (I Wanna Do It)” sbaraglia tutte le precedenti tracce che hanno rappresentato l’Italia nel The Countdown Song Contest, raggiungendo il record di punti ricevuti in un’edizione, conquistando la quarta medaglia d’argento dall’inizio di questa avventura nel 2008 e regalando il terzo piazzamento sul podio nel 2010 della nostra nazione.

(12) Azerbaijan,  Belgium, Israel, South Africa – (10) Usa – (8) Ireland, Russia, Switzerland – (7) Australia, Hungary, Uk – (6) Brazil – (5) Chile, South Korea, Turkey – (3) Argentina, Austria – (1) Morocco, New Zealand





La top10 Italiana di Dicembre 2010

19 12 2010

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

12) :New Zealand: Brooke Fraser – Something In The Water – NZ
10) :Algeria: Kenza Farah feat. Younès – Ainsi va la vie – DZ
8 ) :Armenia: Sone – Free at Last – AM
7) :Ukraine: Val & Sanina – Volny – UA
6) :Australia: Illy feat. Own Eyes – It Can Wait – AU
5) :Bulgaria: Grafa – Nevidim – BG
4) :Switzerland: Caroline Chevin – Back In The Days – CH
3) :Malaysia: Alyah – Kau Bisu – MY
2) :Netherlands: Handsome Poets – Dance (The War is Over) – NL
1) :Korea: PSY – Right Now – KR




December 2010 results

19 12 2010

and here are the results: Enjoy!
http://www.tummiweb….c-december-2010

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The results are:

229 ( 1 ) :New Zealand: Brooke Fraser – Something In The Water – NZ (Debbie)
132 ( 2 ) :Italy: Alex Gaudino – I’m In Love (I Wanna Do It) – IT (Antonio)
118 ( 3 ) :Korea: PSY – Right Now – KR (Ki Hyun)
95 ( 4 ) :Chile: Javiera Mena feat. Jens Lekman – Sufrir – CL (Rodrigo)
94 ( 5 ) :Switzerland: Caroline Chevin – Back In The Days – CH (Giacomo)
88 ( 6 ) :Greece: Antonis Remos – Kommena pia ta daneika – GR (Babis)
85 ( 7 ) :France: Opium Baby – Let Me Go – FR (Gabriel)
82 ( 8 ) :Belarus: Angelica Agurbash – Better Part of Me – BY (Artem)
81 ( 9 ) :Finland: Jenni Vartiainen – Missä muruseni on – FI (Juho)
80 ( 10 ) :Croatia: Cold Snap – Bongo Bong – HR (Marija)
76 ( 11 ) :Belgium: Hooverphonic – The Night Before – BE (Frederic)
74 ( 12 ) :Ukraine: Val & Sanina – Volny – UA (Evgen)
69 ( 13 ) :Canada: Deadmau5 – Sofi Needs A Ladder – CA (Elia)
69 ( 14 ) :Costa Rica: Flpprz feat. Ale Fdz y Feloller – Carpet on Fire – CR (Luis Diego)
63 ( 15 ) :Norway: Maria Mena – Home for Christmas – NO (Stian)
59 ( 16 ) :Austria: Deckchair Orange – Dance With The Geeks – AT (Michael)
57 ( 17 ) :Ireland: Westlife – Safe – IE (Manus)
57 ( 18 ) :Algeria: Kenza Farah feat. Younès – Ainsi va la vie – DZ (Nabil)
53 ( 19 ) :Hungary: The Qualitons – Wandering Will – HU (Balázs)
52 ( 20 ) :Netherlands: Handsome Poets – Dance (The War is Over) – NL (Martin)
52 ( 21 ) :USA: The Maine – Inside Of You – US (Daniel)
51 ( 22 ) :Serbia: Ana Nikolić – Hali gali – RS (Jeff)
48 ( 23 ) :Iceland: Agent Fresco – Translations – IS (Trausti)
47 ( 24 ) :Armenia: Sone – Free at Last – AM (Rafa)
47 ( 25 ) :Argentina: Ciro y Los Persas – Antes y después – AR (Maximiliano)
47 ( 26 ) :Cyprus: Nikolas Metaxas – Change The World – CY (Fotiana)
47 ( 27 ) :Malaysia: Alyah – Kau Bisu – MY (Freddie)
41 ( 28 ) :UK: Cheryl Cole – Promise This – UK (Martin)
41 ( 29 ) :Denmark: Volbeat – Fallen – DK (Jonathan)
40 ( 30 ) :Turkey: Sıla – Acısa da Öldürmez – TR (Ugur)
39 ( 31 ) :Australia: Illy feat. Own Eyes – It Can Wait – AU (Alan)
39 ( 32 ) :Germany: Laserkraft 3D – Nein, Mann! – DE (Christian)
36 ( 33 ) :Estonia: August Hunt – Thomas Malthus on surnud, mu arm – EE (Harles)
35 ( 34 ) :Spain: Love of Lesbian & Zahara – Lucha de gigantes – ES (Yolanda)
35 ( 35 ) :Bulgaria: Grafa – Nevidim – BG (Nevena)
34 ( 36 ) :Peru: Chapillacs feat. Pascualillo – He traicionado tu amor – PE (Jorge)
32 ( 37 ) :Mexico: Movus – Al filo del origen – MX (Annabel)
32 ( 38 ) :Azerbaijan: Emin – Just For one Night (DJ Fisun Remix) – AZ (Said)
32 ( 39 ) :Portugal: B Fachada – Os discos do Sérgio Godinho – PT (Edgar)
28 ( 40 ) :Israel: Ishay Levi – Melancholi – IL (Shay)
26 ( 41 ) :Dominican: Toque Profundo – Alcohol y Celular – DO (Rosandra)
25 ( 42 ) :Russia: 23:45 & 5ivesta Family – Gody letyat – RU (Alexander)
24 ( 43 ) :Latvia: The Hobos – Sober Sky – LV (Zane)
24 ( 44 ) :Czech: Xindl X – Chemie – CZ (Lukáš)
17 ( 45 ) :South Africa: Straatligkinders – Jy vermaak my naar – ZA (Shon)
17 ( 46 ) :Colombia: Juanes – Y no regresas – CO (Juan Pablo)
15 ( 47 ) :India: Aadesh Shrivastava & Shashi – Mora Piya (Twilight Mix) – IN (Kartik)
14 ( 48 ) :Brazil: Claus e Vanessa – Cai a Chuva (Mister Jam Remix) – BR (Marcos Henrique)
13 ( 49 ) :Indonesia: White Shoes & The Couples Company – Kampus Kemarau – ID (Rahmat)
12 ( 50 ) :Poland: Stanisław Soyka – Od Warszawy do Krakowa – PL (Marco)
11 ( 51 ) :Slovenia: Tabu – Poljubljena – SI (Urban)
10 ( 52 ) :Morocco: Asma Lmnawar – Aji daba – MA (Khalil)

Congratulations to Debbie, Antonio and Ki Hyun! Also congrats to Chile and Switzerland for getting your countries’ best results ever. :)

– 12 points go to Canada, Algeria, Armenia, Czech Republic and India. If any of the five of you wants to take a poll to come back and you win, you will be at the end of the seniority list behind our 53 current managers and any potential new manager. I prefer to point that out right away, so you are not “surprised”.

Balázs is collecting the votes for the January edition and starting the February one while Debbie will be organizing Showdown on The Countdown 2010!

For the 4th straight time, we will have 52 managers competing since one manager is away. :)





ALEX GAUDINO – I’m In Love (I Wanna Do It)

1 12 2010

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Alex Gaudino (pseudonimo di Alfonso Fortunato Gaudino) è un disc jockey e produttore discografico.

Nato a Baranzate (MI) Alex Gaudino comincia la sua avventura nel mondo della musica nel 1993, sotto l’etichetta Flung Records. Nel 1998, con il supporto di Giacomo Maiolini, proprietario della TIME Records, fonda l’etichetta Rise Records che diventa presto una delle più rispettate etichette europee, firmando dischi di The Tamperer e Black Legend e “Bang” di Robbie Rivera, un grande successo che gli ha permesso di essere nominato nel 2000 come miglior A&R europeo agli European Music Awards a Londra. Inizia a produrre singoli nel 2002 sotto lo pseudonimo di Supacupa e Sambatucada con la collaborazione di Maurizio Nari. Prosegue nel 2003 assieme a grandi nomi della musica come Crystal Waters e Ultra Naté. Ma il vero successo arriva con “Little Love” del 2005, singolo che ha raggiunto la terza posizione della classifica dei singoli delle Fiandre.

Nel 2006 ha riscosso un notevole successo in tutta l’Europa con il singolo Destination Calabria, inciso insieme a Crystal Waters, con il quale si è fatto conoscere al grande pubblico.

Discreto successo di vendita è stato ottenuto anche dai singoli Que pasa contigo (2007, con Sam Obernik) e Watch Out (2008, inciso insieme a Shena), che sono comunque stati dei successi nelle discoteche europee.

Nel 2009 è stato pubblicato un album, My Destination, contenente tutti i successi di Gaudino. L’anno successivo, oltre ad occuparsi di diversi remix, ha pubblicato il singolo I’m In Love (I Wanna Do It). Il cantato del nuovo singolo è affidato a Maxine Ashley giovane talento probabilmente scoperto su youtube dove la ragazza ha caricato diverse cover da lei interpretate.