When the Eurovision Song Contest finishes, many participants take a well-deserved break. But after that, they often hit the studio and start making new music! With the restrictions on travel and tours suspended, many of our favourite artists have been hard at work in the studio over the summer. Let's check out some of the new music former Eurovision participants have made over the past few months.
Victoria (Bulgaria 2020 & 2021)
Victoria was set to take the Eurovision stage in Rotterdam with her song Tears Getting Sober, and will represent her country next year in Rotterdam.
She has since released her new single alright., a project Victoria takes great pride in: "I am grateful for your support for my new single alright. I've read so many wonderful comments and reviews for the song and the music video. This makes me really proud of this project and the team I work with!"
The Mamas (Rotterdam 2020)
The Mamas made their breakthrough as backing singers in Melodifestivalen 2019, Sweden’s national selection for Eurovision Song Contest, on John Lundvik's winning song Too Late For Love. The Mamas, Ash Haynes, Loulou LaMotte and Dinah Yonas Manna, went on to win Melodifestivalen 2020 and were set to represent Sweden in Rotterdam in 2020.
The Mamas have released not 1, but 2 official remixes of their Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry, Move. The first remix is by Swedish producer, Hogland.
The second remix was made by the Grammy Nominated producer, Rich Edwards.
Sergey Lazarev (Russia 2016 & 2019)
Russia’s Sergey Lazarev represented his country in 2016 and 2019, coming in third both times.
The artist recently released his new single, Я не могу молчать (I can not be silent), an energy-packed song begging to be enjoyed in the sun. Sergey turned to Instagram to highlight his song of summer love: “This song is for all lovers! Love is a feeling familiar to everyone! When in love, I want to shout about it all over the world !!! Let this song be the song of your summer!”
Edsilia Rombley (the Netherlands 1998 & 2007)
In 1998, Edsilia Rombley represented the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest with her song Hemel & Aarde, finishing 4th. In 2007, she took part for the second time with On Top of the World. Edsilia was 1 of the 3 intended hosts of Eurovision 2020 and worked with her co-hosts to bring Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light to Eurovision fans around the world.
Together with Kenny B, Edsilia has released a new Dutch summer single, Goed Voor Mij. The colourful music video adds a layer of brightness to the already upbeat vibe of this catchy duet.
Viki Gabor (Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019)
Polish Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 winner Viki Gabor took the Gliwice-Arena stage by storm when she won the Contest with 278 points last November.
The young artist has released a new single, Forever And A Night, another lighthearted song for summer. It seems Viki had as much fun with the music video as she does with the song: "If you could teleport yourself to one place - what would you choose? I still think about the time I went to LA to shoot the Forever and a Night video! You’ll find it on YouTube!🤩"