Eurovision Song Contest: Düsseldorf 2011

Eurovision Song Contest: Düsseldorf 2011

     
 

With boy band Blue becoming the U.K.'s highest-profile entry since the Shadows, Italy participating for the first time in 14 years, and returns from former winners Dana International and Lena, the latter being the reigning champion, the 2011 Eurovision Song…  See more details below

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With boy band Blue becoming the U.K.'s highest-profile entry since the Shadows, Italy participating for the first time in 14 years, and returns from former winners Dana International and Lena, the latter being the reigning champion, the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest had the potential to be one of the most interesting in its 55-year history. Unfortunately, as evident on this official compilation (which includes both the 25 finalists and the 18 losing semi-finalists), the reality was quite different, as after several contests which slowly appeared to be kickstarting the camp-fest into the 21st century, the majority of this year's entries provided ammunition for those "too cool for school" critics who argue that the competition is nothing more than a politically motivated, outdated, and irrelevant novelty. The oompah-band folk of Bosnia-Herzegovina's "Love in Rewind," the trumpet-led jazz of Italy's "Madness of Love," and the swinging lounge-pop of Serbia's "Caroban" could quite easily have been lifted from the very first 1956 Eurovision, while the gimmicky entries from Moldova ("So Lucky") and Ukraine ("Angel") are rendered pointless without their bizarre novelty hats and sand-artist visuals. However, there are several entries which could well transcend the confines of the show, such as the slinky electro of Germany's "Taken by a Stranger," and Russia's RedOne-produced "Get You," the driving radio-friendly acoustic rock of Denmark's "A New Tomorrow," Azerbaijan's winning song, "Running Scared," and the infectious schlager pop of Sweden's "Popular" and Ireland's "Lipstick." There are impressive vocal performances from Nadine Beiler on Austria's gospel ballad "The Secret Is Love," Maja Keuc on Slovenia's Christina Aguilera-esque, "No One," and Evelina Sasenko on Lithuania's musical theater-inspired "C'est Ma Vie." With tracks covering opera (France's "Sognu"), Latin pop (Spain's "Que Me Quiten Lo Bailao"), and nu-metal (Georgia's "One More Day"), no one can fault the Dusseldorf-hosted contest's diversity, but while previous compilations could be enjoyed by any pop fan, this all-encompassing overview of a less than vintage year is only likely to appeal to hardcore Eurovision fanatics.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2011
Label:
Emi Import
UPC:
5099909705623
catalogNumber:
0970562
Rank:
80483

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Feel the Passion  - Aurlea Gace
  2. Boom Boom  -  Emmy
  3. The Secret is Love  - Nadine Beiler
  4. Running Scared  -  Ell
  5. Love In Rewind  - Dino Merlin
  6. With Love Baby  -  Witloof Bay
  7. Na Inat  - Poli Genova
  8. I Love Belarus  - Anastasiya Vinnikova
  9. In Love For a While  - Anna Rossinelli
  10. San Angelos S'agapisa  - Christos Mylordos
  11. Taken By a Stranger  -  Lena
  12. New Tomorrow  -  Friend in London
  13. Rockefeller Street  - Getter Jaani
  14. Que Me Quiten Lo Bailao  - Lucía Pérez
  15. Da Da Dam  - Paradise Oskar
  16. Sognu  - Amaury Vassili
  17. I Can  -  Blue
  18. One More Day  -  Eldrine
  19. Watch My Dance  - Loucas Yiokas
  20. Celebrate  -  Daria
  21. What About My Dreams  - Kati Wolf

Disc 2

  1. Lipstick  -  Jedward
  2. Ding Dong  - Dana International
  3. Coming Home  -  Sjonni's Friends
  4. Madness of Love  - Raphael Gualazzi
  5. C'est Ma Vie  - Evelina Sasenko
  6. Angel In Disguise  -  Musiqq
  7. So Lucky  -  Zdob Si Zdub
  8. Rusinka  - Vlatko Ilievski
  9. One Life  - Glen Vella
  10. Never Alone  -  3JS
  11. Haba Haba  - Stella Mwangi
  12. Jestem  - Magdalena Tul
  13. A Luta e Algeria  -  Homens Da Luta
  14. Change  -  Hotel FM
  15. Caroban  -  Nina
  16. Get You  - Alexej Vorobjov
  17. Popular  - Eric Saade
  18. No One  - Maja Keuc
  19. I Am Still Alive  -  TwiiNS
  20. Stand By  -  Senit
  21. Live It Up  -  Yüksek Sadakat
  22. Angel  - Mika Newton

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