The Countdown – March 2012

27 02 2012

Slogan: Te llevaré donde la luna siempre está llena de cosas buenas.
Featuring: Valencia/València, Valencian Community!

We’ve travelled to this Trendy and Glamorous city with 53 of the World’s most incredible songs! Tonight, they will start to compete for one title, one crown and the winner takes it all. It’s going to be amazing!

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From all over the Globe, let’s meet our 53 Fabulous contestants!

Posted Image 3 Daft Monkeys – Days of Dance – UK
Posted Image Adali Montero – Vacío – PE
Posted Image Akute – Kroŭ by vada – BY
Posted Image Alina Artz – Prekrasnaya lozh’ – RU
Posted Image Amel Wahbi – Bahsibak shareeni – DZ
Posted Image An Honest Mistake – If I Told You This Was Real, Would You Believe Me – MY
Posted Image Anna feat. Prozorowww – Stverdzhennya – UA
Posted Image Babaeff Dark & DJ China feat. Leyla Kafari – Eurovision 2012 – AZ
Posted Image Barbara Dex – What Will You Do – BE
Posted Image Bressie – Animals – IE
Posted Image Charlotte Gainsbourg – Paradisco – FR
Posted Image Dillon – Thirteen Thirtyfive – DE
Posted Image Dinosaurios – El Mundo gira – DO
Posted Image Doberman – Blanco perfecto – UY
Posted Image DonGURALesko feat. Kasta, VNM, Wdowa, Brahu & Fokus – Kolor purpury – PL
Posted Image Donkeyboy – City Boy – NO
Posted Image Elen Levon – Like A Girl In Love – AU
Posted Image Eluvetie – A Rose For Epona – CH
Posted Image Evdokia Kadi – Taxidepse Me – CY
Posted Image Gabriel Ruata – I Am a Bohemian and This is My Rhapsody – GT
Posted Image Gökhan Keser – En kötü günümüz böyle olsun – TR
Posted Image Jamie McDell – You’ll Never Take That Away – NZ
Posted Image Jesse & Joy – La de la mala suerte – MX
Posted Image Khaled Mouzanar – Danse funèbre – LB
Posted Image Lacuna Coil – Trip The Darkness – IT
Posted Image Laura – 2020 – EE
Posted Image Linas Adomaitis & Mario Basanov – 7even Ways – LT
Posted Image Los Hermanos McKenzie – Dos bailarinas – AR
Posted Image Maja Keuc – Go With The Flow – SI
Posted Image Mami Kawada – Serment – JP
Posted Image Martin Srbinoski – Purpuren den – MK
Posted Image Moa Lignell – When I Held Ya – SE
Posted Image Munchausen Trilemma – If Loving You is Heartbreaking – ID
Posted Image Nightwish – Ghost River – FI
Posted Image Nina Badrić – Dat ce nam Bog – HR
Posted Image Niño de Cobre y Los Marineros de Agua Dulce – I Hate Microwaves – CR
Posted Image Norton – Coastline – PT
Posted Image Ostava – Leka nosht – BG
Posted Image Pablo Alborán feat. Carminho – Perdóname – ES
Posted Image Prey For Nothing – My Final Relapse – IL
Posted Image Prinspóló – Föstudagsmessa – IS
Posted Image Radmila Manojlović – Marakana – RS
Posted Image Rich Aucoin – It – CA
Posted Image Schodište – Kaktus – CZ
Posted Image Soap&Skin – Wonder – AT
Posted Image SoundArcade – Mythago Fern – LV
Posted Image Taken By Cars – Unidentified – PH
Posted Image Tamta – Niose tin kardia – GR
Posted Image Thảo Trang – Breathe Again – VN
Posted Image The Hype – Do You Know? – NL
Posted Image Uh Huh Her – Another Case – US
Posted Image Yael Meyer – Everything Will Be Alright – CL
Posted Image Yang Qian Hua – Bai tian e – CN

Deadlines:
The deadline to vote in The Countdown March 2012 edition and to send your songs for The Countdown February 2012 is on the 27th of March (that is a Tuesday) at 23:00 UTC±0/(GMT)





The Countdown – February 2012

31 01 2012

Welcome to the new edition of The Countdown – February 2012
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This month our location is the Shenandoah National Park in the hills of Virginia, an hour’s drive outside Washington DC, the US capital. The park is a beautiful place, and it has a comparatively large number of ways to enjoy it, from the Skyline Drive, one of the most scenic road trips in the world, to camping, to hiking (which includes part of the Appalachian trail) to fishing.

The real reason that this park is our location this month however, is its connection to this month’s slogan:

Won’t be stopped!

More on that in a moment; lets take a look at the music.
Number of contestants: 57

:Poland: Abel Korzeniowski – Duchess of Windsor – PL
:UK: Alice Gold – Wondrous Place – UK
:Lebanon: Bader Nana – The Plague – LB
:New Zealand: Batucada Sound Machine – Traigo mi sonido – NZ
:USA: Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – I’ll Take Care Of You – US
:Uruguay: Campo – Tu lugar – UY
:Czech: Čankišou – Faÿt – CZ
:Netherlands: Chef’Special – My Night Off – NL
:China: Chen Hui Lin – Bao xi – CN
:Venezuela: Chino y Nacho – El poeta – VE
:Algeria: ContrasT – Ya denya – DZ
:Montenegro: Danijel Alibabić – Ratnik – ME
:Argentina: Deborah De Corral – Todo el oro – AR
:Denmark: DJ Aligator feat. Al Agami – Trash The Club – DK
:Portugal: Doismileoito – Quinta-feira – PT
:India: Eccentric Pendulum – Mathematicians of Ambient Waters – IN
:Mexico: Elis Paprika y Los Black Pilgrims – Animal – MX
:France: Émilie Simon – Mon chevalier – FR
:Macedonia: Eye Cue & Lea – Ne zaboravaj – MK
:Hungary: Fábián Juli & Zoohacker – Like a Child – HU
:Turkey: Funda Lena – Evelallah – TR
:Norway: Gabrielle – Bordet – NO
:Israel: Geva Alon – I Wonder If She’s Fine – IL
:Cyprus: Giorgos Papadopoulos – Ola Sto Kokkino – CY
:Serbia: Goran Bregović – Elo Hi (Canto Nero) – RS
:Russia: Grisha Urgant – Dantes – RU
:Finland: Iconcrash – Stockholm – FI
:Azerbaijan: Ilhama feat. DJ Ogb – Bei mir bist du scheen – AZ
:Peru: Kendall – Nuevas historias – PE
:Australia: Kylie Minogue – Finer Feelings – AU
:Spain: La Oreja de Van Gogh – Cometas por el cielo – ES
:Latvia: Labvēlīgais Tips – 250 – LV
:Costa Rica: Los Problemas – Volar alto – CR
:Croatia: Lotus – Naš svijet – HR
:Vietnam: Lưu Hương Giang feat. Cường 7 & Suboi – Đừng ngoảnh lại – VT
:Chile: Madvanna – Quieres oir – CL
:Brazil: Michel Teló – If I Catch You – BR
:Indonesia: Mocca – Good Morning Song – ID
:Slovenia: Nika Zorjan – Čas za nas – SI
:Switzerland: No Future – Henrietta – CH
:Germany: Northern Lite – We Are – DE
:Iceland: Ólafur Arnalds – Near Light – IS
:Bulgaria: Poli Genova – 1,2,3 – BG
:Lithuania: Rasabasa – Colours – LT
:Sweden: Robert Pettersson feat. Helena Josefsson – My Own Worst Enemy – SE
:Canada: Samantha Savage Smith – The Score – CA
:Belgium: Selah Sue – On the Run – BE
:Colombia: Shakira – Antes de las Seis – CO
:Italy: Simona Molinari – La verità – IT
:Estonia: Smilers – 33 – EE
:Austria: Susana Sawoff – Blow Up Our Love – AT
:Romania: VAMA – Copilul care aleargă către mare – RO
:Greece: Velvet Fire – Apisteuta poly – GR
:Dominican: Vic Picardo – Constant – DO
:Ireland: Westlife – Flying Without Wings – IE
:Malaysia: Yuna – Come As You Are – MY
:Ukraine: Zapaska – Ya radiyu sam – UA

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This month’s hero who links our location with our theme, is Roy Sullivan, a park ranger who worked at Shenandoah for some decades in the early history of the park. Things did not always go well for Roy. He is now known for the fact that he was (medically confirmed) struck by lightning no fewer than seven times during his work for the park service. While some of this is likely due to the hazards of working outdoors, unfortunately for Roy, he was also once struck driving a truck, and once inside the ranger cabin. The outside environment could not stop Roy however, and likewise The Countdown will not be stopped, as long as we are determined to continue!

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Deadlines:

The deadline to vote in The Countdown February 2012 edition and to send your songs for The Countdown March 2012 is on the 26th (that is a Sunday) at 11.00 PM/23.00 (UTC/GMT)

An online countdown clock showing this month’s deadline may be found:
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This month, please send votes and songs to Marco, at freestylerbc@hotmail.com in the usual way.





Voti ricevuti a Gennaio 2012

31 01 2012

Il nuovo anno inizia con un piazzamento in top30 di tutto rispetto, al di sopra del centro classifica. “Cercavo Amore” raggiunge la ventiduesima posizione, facendo di Emma Marrone l’unica artista che ha migliorato il suo risultato alla sua seconda partecipazione al The Countdown Song Contest. Il suo brano è stato votato dalle seguenti giurie:

(12) Serbia, Spain – (8) Norway – (6) Estonia, Turkey – (3) Algeria, Argentina – (2) Germany, Malaysia, Slovenia, UK – (1) Cyprus, Romania, Resto of the World jury (Colombia, Venezuela)





January 2012 results

31 01 2012

…and our results are in
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:USA: 01. Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie 133 points – US (Daniel)
:Chile: 02. Yael Meyer – Fire 127 points – CL (Rodrigo)
:New Zealand: 03. Bic Runga – Hello Hello 126 points – NZ (Debbie)
:Germany: 04. Glasperlenspiel – Echt 117 points – DE (Ralf)
:Latvia: 05. Instrumenti – Medicine 115 points – LV (Andis)
:Spain: 06. El Sueño de Morfeo – Depende de ti 101 points – ES (Yolanda)
:Ireland: 07. The Cranberries – Tomorrow 98 points – IE (Manus)
:Poland: 08. Sinusoidal – Colours 94 points – PL (Marco)
:Algeria: 09. Cheb Mami & Kenza Farah – Loin 87 points -DZ (Nabil)
:France: 10. Camille – L’étourderie 86 points – FR (Olivier)
:Portugal: 11. We Trust – Time (Better Not Stop) 86 points – PT (Edgar)
:Switzerland: 12. Patrick Bishop – Steps 84 points – CH (Giacomo)
:UK: 13. Breakage feat. Jess Mills – Fighting Fire 83 points – UK (Martin)
:Ukraine: 14. Qarpa – Fight Me 80 points – UA (Evgen)
:Estonia: 15. Iiris – Melyse 77 points – EE (Harles)
:Australia: 16. Expatriate – Miracle Mile 68 points – AU (Alan)
:Brazil: 17. Fresno – A gente morre sozinho 65 points – BR (Andrews)
:Guatemala: 18. Gabriel Ruata – Mozartosa 64 points – GT (Gabriel)
:Iceland: 19. Hellvar – Falsetto 64 points – IS (Trausti)
:Moldova: 20. Zdob şi Zdub – Basta Mafia! *63 points – MD
:Denmark: 21. Michael Rune feat. Nadja Gattas – Min indre stemme 63 points – DK (Jonathan)
:Italy: 22. Emma – Cercavo Amore 61 points – IT (Antonio)
:Lebanon: 23. Sector 9 – Fallen 60 points – LB – (Freddy)
:Israel: 24. Chen Aharoni – Nosea rachok 56 points – IL (Shay)
:Bulgaria: 25. Strings – Nova 56 points – BG (Ilian)
:Croatia: 26. Severina – Grad bez ljudi 54 points – HR (Daniel)
:Slovenia: 27. Maja Keuc – You’re a Tree and I’m a Baloon 53 points – SI (Tomaž)
:Serbia: 28. Sara Jo – Zauvek 52 points – RS (Jeff)
:Costa Rica: 29. Las Robertas – Inside and Out 49 points – CR (Luis)
:Romania: 30. Fly Project – Musica 48 points – RO (Iolanda)
:Belgium: 31. Kate Ryan feat. Narco – Broken 46 points – BE (Frederic)
:Sweden: 32. Martin Rolinski – Blame It on a Decent Matter 46 points – SE (Liza)
:Norway: 33. Elin Sofye – Mayday 45 points – NO (Stian)
:Russia: 34. Julia Volkova – All Because of You 44 points – RU (Alexander)
:Greece: 35. Alkistis Protopsalti – To glypto – GR 44 points – GR (Babis)
:Turkey: 36. Burcu Günes – Oflaya oflaya 42 points – TR (Ugur)
:Czech: 37. Václav Neckář, Priessnitz & Umakart – Půlnoční 34 points – CZ (Honza)
:Netherlands: 38. Gers Pardoel – Ik neem je mee 33 points – NL (Martin)
:Hungary: 39. Yonderboi – Synchronicity 32 points – HU (Balázs)
:Peru: 40. Ádammo feat. Cali & El Dandee – Yiju 31 points – PE (Jorge)
:Indonesia: 41. OK Karaoke – Call Me Time 31 points points – ID (Rahmat)
:Argentina: 42. Miranda! – Puro talento 30 points – AR (Maximiliano)
:Macedonia: 43. Tamara Todevska – Nejkes da sum sama 30 points – MK (Bojan)
:Austria: 44. Fennesz – Seven Stars 29 points – AT (Michael)
:Finland: 45. Osmo’s Cosmos – Show 27 points – FI (Juho)
:Malaysia: 46. Jess Lee – Jian ao 25 points – MY (Freddie)
:Cyprus: 47. Evridiki – Mia zoi gia mena 23 points – CY (Fotiana)
:Uruguay: 48. La Triple Nelson & Filarmónica de Montevideo – Y hoy te ví/Stairway to Heaven 20 points – UY (Esteban)
:China: 49. Su Yong Kang – Luo hua liu shui 20 points – CN (Li)
:Dominican: 50. Toque Profundo – Vivo 16 points – DO (Rosandra)
:Mexico: 51. Kinky – Intoxícame 13 points – MX (Isaak)
:Montenegro: 52. Dado Polumenta – Hipnotisan (Dj Phillip Remix) 11 points – ME – (Miloš)
:Azerbaijan: 53. Nigar Jamal – Crush on You 8 points – AZ (Said)
:Japan: 54. Toki Asako feat. EPO – Anata wa Madonna *0 points – JP (Emi)

Congratulations to our winners!
*- -12 go to Japan and Moldova.





EMMA – Cercavo Amore

1 01 2012

http://www.emmamarrone.net/
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Per EMMA la musica è stata da subito un’esigenza fisiologica. “Come il bere, il dormire, il nutrirsi, non posso farne a meno”, scriverà lei stessa nella sua tesina della maturità.
E alla musica si è dedicata da subito, seguendo dapprima suo padre, nelle serate di piazze e nei locali che faceva con il suo gruppo ed iniziando a salire sul palco per cantare, accompagnata dalla band, alcuni classici di Mina. Il pubblico nota subito la voce e la presenza di quella che sembra poco più di una ragazzina, ed EMMA inizia così ad avere i suoi primi fans, gente che si ripresenta puntuale ogni qual volta lei torni a cantare nei paraggi.
All’inizio degli anni 2000 la scena musicale del Salento è in totale fermento: Negramaro, Aprés la Classe sono solo due delle band che vanno per la maggiore, e che EMMA frequenta attivamente in quegli anni. Una serie di coincidenze, la portano a Roma, dove, si presenta ai provini per AMICI, e supera la prima selezione per partecipare al programma.
Il resto è storia: EMMA vince l’edizione del 2010 di AMICI, esce il suo primo album, intitolato “Oltre” uno splendido biglietto da visita per questa giovane e grintosa artista. L’album è da subito al 1° posto della classifica degli album su iTunes e stabilisce immediatamente un altro record entrando direttamente al n. 1 della classifica di vendita.
Lanciato dal singolo intitolato “Calore” scritto da Roberto Angelini, l’ep ottiene risultati straordinari che confermano il grandissimo seguito e affetto del pubblico, raggiungendo il Doppio Disco di Platino per le vendite conseguite e risultando essere il secondo disco più venduto dell’anno.
L’estate 2010 la vede impegnata in un tour di successo che tocca tutta Italia mentre già preparava il nuovo album di studio. Emma sceglie una delle ultime date, la tappa della sua città, Aradeo (Le), per lanciare in anteprima il suo nuovo singolo dal titolo “CON LE NUVOLE” (scritto da Roberto Casalino e Dario Faini) anticipazione di “A ME PIACE COSI’” in pubblicazione per Universal Music Italia il 19 ottobre.

“A ME PIACE COSI” è un disco rivelazione, Emma si è affacciata ad Amici quasi smarrita e ora è un’interprete a tutto tondo, la ascoltiamo già piena e compiuta. Grazie alla produzione e agli arrangiamenti di Pino Perris e di Fabrizio Barbacci, ha raccolto intorno a sé grandi autori italiani come Roberto Casalino, Saverio Grandi, Roberto Angelici e Antonio Galbiati ed è riuscita a cantare un disco carico di passioni e sogni.

Dodici brani dagli arrangiamenti vari e sorprendenti che abbracciano un’intera generazione di ragazzi e ragazze con un sorprendente omaggio al re della canzone italiana. Emma interpreta il capolavoro che Domenico Modugno scrisse con Enrica Bonaccorti “La Lontananza”.
Il secondo singolo tratto dall’album è “Cullami”, che accompagnato da un video per la regia di Gaetano Morbioli si aggiudica subito il primato di video più visto nel web.

A Febbraio partecipa insieme ai Modà al Festival di Sanremo 2011 con il brano Arriverà, classificandosi al secondo posto, dietro Roberto Vecchioni e il 16 febbraio 2011 viene pubblicata “A ME PIACE COSI SANREMO EDITION”, già disco di platino a fine dello stesso mese.

All’intensa attività discografica si aggiunge il nuovo tour di Emma : A me piace così Tour, anticipato dall’apertura di 3 date di Gianna Nannini e a giugno di due date di Vasco Rossi a San Siro.
Il tour proseguirà fino alla fine dell’estate.





The Countdown – January 2012

26 12 2011

Welcome to the brand new edition of The Countdown – January 2012

Spot: Arches National Park, Eastern Utah, USA.
Slogan: Mesmerize The Outer Realms!
Number of contestants: 54

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IMPORTANT: Please send your votes and your 2012/02 songs to Daniel at <surfaceaction@gmail.com>. Any votes and songs submitted to <freestylerbc@hotmail.com> may not be redirected.
Posted Image Ádammo feat. Cali & El Dandee – Yiju – PE
Posted Image Alkistis Protopsalti – To glypto – GR
Posted Image Bic Runga – Hello Hello – NZ
Posted Image Breakage feat. Jess Mills – Fighting Fire – UK
Posted Image Burcu Günes – Oflaya oflaya – TR
Posted Image Camille – L’étourderie – FR
Posted Image Cheb Mami & Kenza Farah – Loin – DZ
Posted Image Chen Aharoni – Nosea rachok – IL
Posted Image Dado Polumenta – Hipnotisan (Dj Phillip Remix) – ME
Posted Image El Sueño de Morfeo – Depende de ti – ES
Posted Image Elin Sofye – Mayday – NO
Posted Image Emma – Cercavo Amore – IT
Posted Image Evridiki – Mia zoi gia mena – CY
Posted Image Expatriate – Miracle Mile – AU
Posted Image Fennesz – Seven Stars – AT
Posted Image Fly Project – Musica – RO
Posted Image Fresno – A gente morre sozinho – BR
Posted Image Gabriel Ruata – Mozartosa – GT
Posted Image Gers Pardoel – Ik neem je mee – NL
Posted Image Glasperlenspiel – Echt – DE
Posted Image Hellvar – Falsetto – IS
Posted Image Iiris – Melyse – EE
Posted Image Instrumenti – Medicine – LV
Posted Image Jess Lee – Jian ao – MY
Posted Image Julia Volkova – All Because of You – RU
Posted Image Kate Ryan feat. Narco – Broken – BE
Posted Image Kinky – Intoxícame – MX
Posted Image La Triple Nelson & Filarmónica de Montevideo – Y hoy te ví/Stairway to Heaven – UY
Posted Image Las Robertas – Inside and Out – CR
Posted Image Maja Keuc – You’re a Tree and I’m a Baloon – SI
Posted Image Martin Rolinski – Blame It on a Decent Matter – SE
Posted Image Michael Rune feat. Nadja Gattas – Min indre stemme – DK
Posted Image Miranda! – Puro talento – AR
Posted Image Nigar Jamal – Crush on You – AZ
Posted Image OK Karaoke – Call Me Time – ID
Posted Image Osmo’s Cosmos – Show – FI
Posted Image Patrick Bishop – Steps – CH
Posted Image Qarpa – Fight Me – UA
Posted Image Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie – US
Posted Image Sara Jo – Zauvek – RS
Posted Image Sector 9 – Fallen – LB
Posted Image Severina – Grad bez ljudi – HR
Posted Image Sinusoidal – Colours – PL
Posted Image Strings – Nova – BG
Posted Image Su Yong Kang – Luo hua liu shui – CN
Posted Image Tamara Todevska – Nekes da sum sama – MK
Posted Image The Cranberries – Tomorrow – IE
Posted Image Toki Asako feat. EPO – Anata wa Madonna – JP
Posted Image Toque Profundo – Vivo – DO
Posted Image Václav Neckář, Priessnitz & Umakart – Půlnoční – CZ
Posted Image We Trust – Time (Better Not Stop) – PT
Posted Image Yael Meyer – Fire – CL
Posted Image Yonderboi – Synchronicity – HU
Posted Image Zdob şi Zdub – Basta Mafia! – MD
IMPORTANT: Please send your votes and your 2012/02 songs to Daniel at <surfaceaction@gmail.com>. Any votes and songs submitted to <freestylerbc@hotmail.com> may not be redirected.

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Deadlines:
The deadline to vote in The Countdown January 2012 edition and to send your songs for The Countdown February 2012 is on the 29th of January (that is a Sunday) at 23:00 UTC±0/(GMT)





Voti ricevuti a Dicembre 2011

18 12 2011

Il 2011 si conclude con un altro piazzamento di tutto rispetto. Laura Pausini, seconda artista a rappresentare l’Italia per una seconda volta nel The Countdown Song Contest, si è classificata quindicesima con il suo brano “Benvenuto”, votato dalle seguenti giurie:

(12) Cyprus – (7) Norway, Turkey – (6) Denmark – (5) Estonia, Slovenia – (4) Belarus, Romania, Sweden – (3) Japan – (2) Belgium, Chile, Ireland