Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The Latest At The Vienna Collection

Italy - Sanremo winner Il Volo, CD out now!, CD/DVD on May 12. Spanish version out now. Albums in September, Live at Pompeii CD and DVD. 2016 UK release, 2017 Japan Edition, USA Vinyl. 2021 duet version. 2022 Torino sees a new English version of GA. 
Belarus - Time for Uzari and Maimuna, new version. Solo acoustic version for Uzari.
Latvia - Aminata wins Supernova, Album tracklist, Remix EP, 2017 US release, New 2020 version
Albania - Elhaida Dani wins FiK, New Song I'm Alive.Albanian version Në Jetë. promo update, 2020 broken promo update.
Malta - Amber into battle, Eurovision version, 2019 Warrior Reprise out now
United Kingdom - Back to the 20's with Electro Velvet, cds release date, cdsingle out now, pledge project cancelled. Afrikaans cover
Montenegro - And that's 40! Knez gets Zjelko song Adio. Listen to French and English versions, promo updates. Finnish coverversions.
 - Golden Boy Nadav Guedj wins Rising Star contest, remix, metal cover, Greek cover. 2016: Album
Norway - It's a Duett!, A Monster Like Me wins NMGP, promo update, Philharmonic Choir version. Morland album 2016.
Sweden - Hero of his time: Måns Zelmerlöw Wins the 60th Eurovision Song Contest, Album date, Chart history, Album update, European cdsingle, 2016 updates
Russia - A Milllion Voices for Russia, Polina Gagarina wins the first semi final. Russian version released.
Serbia - Bojana Stamenov, downloads, English version to Vienna, downloads, Spanish, French, German versions, Remixes
It was Voltaj from the start, versions update, Wrong speed version, updated cds info

Lithuania - Duet version of This Time to Vienna, solo version on Baumila CD, French and Lithuanian versions, cdsingle.
versions update, Monika solo album
CzechRepublic - Return with a duo Marta Jandová and Václav Noid Bárta, Listen to the song, Noid CD out now.
Austria - The Makemakes are yours, Debut album out now, Piccanto coverversion
Germany - Black Smoke, but we have a winner, cdsingle out now, Album update, new acoustic version.

This years records in the shops, updates
France - Don't forget Lisa Angell, album out now.
Switzerland Time to shine for Mélanie René, release updates
Armenia - There's no denying for Intercontentinal supergroup Genealogy, Face The Shadow out now, Listen to the remix, promo updates
Greece - One Last Breath for Greece, new version, Greek version and album out now
Slovenia Maraaya wins EMA, Slovenija Na Evroviziji compilation, promo and versions update
Spain - Listen to Edurnes Amanecer, new edit, Brian Cross remix, English version Break Of Day
Azerbaijan Voice of Turkey Elnur Hüseynov sings Hour of the wolf, listen, Turkish version, remixes
Macedonia - Daniel Kajmakoski chosen for Vienna, CD info, English version, updates
Belgium - Loïc Nottet - Rhythm Inside hits the Charts
Estonia - Goodbye To Yesterday for Stig and Elina, Elina's album out now
Hungary Boggie wins A Dal CD's out now, updates
Moldova - Eduardo Romanyuta wants your love, tracklist
Australia - One off date with Guy Sebastian, Listen to the first Australian Eurovision entry, cdsingle on May 22, Madness re-issued
Cyprus - John a.k.a Giannis' One thing he should have done, Listen to the new version, remixes
Poland - Monika Kuszyńska to Vienna, Polish version out now
Georgia - Nina Sublati, warrior princess, new version, acoustic version
Iceland - Unbroken by Maria Olafsdottir wins Söngvakeppnin 2015, CD info, remix, Things go better with ....
Denmark - Anti Social Media types to Vienna, CD info, versions update, Lars Freisig remix, The Way EP.
ESC-zine 2015, your must have 2015 Guide.
The Netherlands - Trijntje Oosterhuis with Anouk song, digital release out now, Album on May 15 
Portugal - Leonor Andrade wins Festival da Canção, versions update
Finland - PKN win UMK, 7"inch vinyl single out now, Greatest Hits CD, US Coverversion I Always Have To
Ireland - 16 year old Molly Sterling to Vienna, updates
San Marino - ex-Juniors to grownup festival, we have a song and a digital EP
Absent Friends: Who is in and who is out

Welcome to the Vienna Collection
Like every year we’ll be bringing you all the details on entries of this years Eurovision stars.
You'll find all official releases (physical and digital), promo info (as much as possible) and the odd coverversion, chart position and important trivia.
The latest updated pages are at the top of this list
Please note only links to official / legal downloads are used in the Vienna Collection.
Digital release info may not apply to all territories, you gotta do some investigating yourselves there.
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Italy - Grande Amore - Il Volo

7-track CD
3 - 292 pts / not in semi

Il Volo have won the 2015 edition of the Sanremo contest with the song Grande Amore. The trio have accepted the invitation to be be the Italian representatives in Vienna, and it Grande Amore will is their Eurovision song.
Grande Amore is written by Francesco Boccia and Ciro Esposito

A 7 track CD Sanremo Grande Amore was released on februari 17. It includes the winning Sanremo song and also coverversions of two ancient Italian Eurovision songs. See full tracklist below. (Sony 0888750731821).
The 7 track CD was released in Germany on May 15 (Sony/Columbia)
Grande Amore has also been released through most digital sources.
A cd/DVD re-issue of the 7-tracker was released on May 12. The CD has the same tracks and the DVD titled Italia Grande Amore features interviews and Sanremo footage (Columbia 088875 5092362)

A U.S.A. limited edition features 10 tracks: The same 7 as the above edition plus live solo tracks of each Il Voloist. (see tracklists below) This was sold through PBS television and is titled Il Volo Sanremo Special Edition (Sony Music Latin 088875 1303928).

Here's the list of versions, below are all the details of releases, CD and digital.
Grande Amore - Eurovision edit
- on Vienna 2015 2CD, promo
Grande Amore - Sanremo original version
- on CD Sanremo Grande Amore, promo
Grande Amore - Karaoke of Eurovision edit
- on Vienna 2015 Karaoke album (digital release)
Grande Amore - Spanish version
- on CD Grande Amore (Spanish/South American edition)
Grande Amore - Live at Pompeii
- on CD/DVD Il Volo Live A Pompei
Grande Amore - Spanish version live at Pompeii
- on CD/DVD Il Volo Live A Pompei
Grande Amore - Duet with Paula Fernandes (Portuguese/Italian)
- digital single 2021
You Are My Everything (Grande amore) - English/Italian
- digital single 11-5 2022

The promo cdsingle used in Vienna has the Eurovision version and the original version of Grande Amore.

Who are Il Volo
Young operatic trio Il Volo are Piero Barone (Tenor), Ignazio Boschetto (Tenor) and Gianluca Ginoble (Baritone).
Vienna promo cds
They met in 2009 when they were individual participants at Ti Lascio Una Canzone, a singing competition on RAI TV. They performed one song together during the competition (O Sole Mio, later their first single) and the rest is history.

Il Volo have released four official albums and several digital singles.
Their 2010 (2011 in most countries) debut album Il Volo (produced by Tony Renis) was a worldwide success. It was a #1 album in Austria and #2 in New Zealand. It reached the album top 10 in Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and the USA. Plus a #18 in Australia and 43 in the U.K..
The trio also recorded the album in Spanish, which scored well the charts in Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia and Puerto Rico.

The albums Il VoloWe Are Love and live album Il Volo... Takes Flight: Live from
the Detroit Opera House, are re-issued on februari 24 in a boxset named the Platinum collection.

Digital release image Spanish version
Spanish version
On July 10 the Spanish version of Grande Amore is released through Sony Music latin.
It is the full (long) version. Spanish lyrics are by Juan Luis Pagán.
The Spanish version is also included on the new release Grande Amore (see below).

2021 duet
In 2021 the trio released a new version with Brazilian singer Paula Fernandes. It's in a mix of Portuguese and Italian (digital single).

2022 Torino version
Il Volo appear in the 2nd semi interval of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest.
A new version of Grande Amore in English and Italian was recorded for the occasion. It's titled You Are My Everything (Grande Amore) and is available through all digital sources from 11-5 2022. (Sony)

Grande Amore The Albums
September 25 is the release date for a new full album L'Amore Si Muove / Grande Amore.
Three versions are released. The Italian release is titled L'Amore Si Muove (also the title of the new single).
The 13 tracks include Grande Amore, coverversions of Sanremo classics Quando L'Amore Diventa Poesia (1969) and Io Che Non Vivo (Senza Te) (1965, a.k.a. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me) and Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blue (Volare, 1958).
(Sony Music latin 08887-514225-20)
Update: Although originally listed, Grande Amore is not on the Italian L'Amore Si Muove album

The second one is aimed at the Spanish speaking markets. It's titled Grande Amore and it includes 10 tracks in Spanish including Grande Amore and El Amor Verdadero (Spanish version of new single L'Amore Si Muove).
There's also one track in English and coverversions of Volare and Piove (in Italian), Domenico Modugno's Eurovision classics from 1958 and 1959.
Massimo Ranieri's L'Amore Diventa Poesia is present here  as Cuando El Amor Se Convierte En Poesía.
This edition CD is released in Spain, South America and the U.S..
(Sony Music latin 08887-512291-2)

The third release is Grande Amore International Version, released in Europe, Australia and the U.S..
This version has 16 tracks including Grande Amore (Italian), You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (English), Volare & Piove (Italian) and well known standards like Caruso and Delilah. Most tracks are in Italian, some in English and one in Spanish.
This edition CD is released in Europe, the U.S. and Australia.
(Sony Music Latin 08887-514454-20)

A vinyl 2LP version was released in the U.S. in August 2016 (Sony Music Latin 088875 1445413)

2016 Update
The CD Grande Amore (The international version) has been issued in the U.K. in April 2016 as The UK Deluxe Edition with four bonus tracks: Vacanze Romane (The 1983 matia Bazar hit), Romantica (ESC 1960), Ancora and Canzone Per Te (Universal/Right Track 08887-5069745)
2017 Update
A Japanese edition of the Grande Amore album was released on November 22, 2017.
It features two bonus tracks: Tornera L'Amore and Canzone Per Te (Sony Records International SICP 5643)
There's also a deluxe edition which also includes the Live At Pompei DVD (see below) (Sony Records International SICP 5641)

Il Volo Live A Pompei
November 27 sees the worldwide release of a new edition of the L'Amore Si Muove album: L'Amore Si Muove The Platinum EditionIt includes a live CD and DVD Il Volo Live A Pompei.
The Live CD and DVD are also availaible individually, so you don't have to buy the original album again.
The live CD and DVD opens and closes with Grande Amore. The first is perfomed in Italian and the last (track 20) in Spanish.
Other live tracks include Io Che Non Vivo (Senza Tei) plus it's English version You Don't have To Say You Love Me , Volare, Piove and recent single L'Amore Si Muove.
Read the full tracklist here at Il Volo's news page.
(Sony Music latin 08887-518029-20)

Grande Amore - Eurovision edit
- on Vienna 2015 2CD, promo
Grande Amore - Sanremo original version
- on CD Sanremo Grande Amore, promo
Grande Amore - Karaoke of Eurovision edit
- on Vienna 2015 Karaoke album (digital release)
Grande Amore - Spanish version
- on CD Grande Amore (Spanish/South American edition)
Grande Amore - Live at Pompeii
- on CD/DVD Il Volo Live A Pompei
Grande Amore - Spanish version live at Pompeii
- on CD/DVD Il Volo Live A Pompei
Digital release image for single track
Grande Amore - Duet with Paula Fernandes (Portuguese/Italian)
- digital single 2021
You Are My Everything (Grande amore) - English/Italian
- digital single 11-5 2022

Italy top 100: 1, 1, 3, 4, 8, 14, 16, 29, 35, 47, 53, 49, 50, 62, 16, 27, 38, 57, 56, 68, 70, 82, 95, 98, 89, 84, 85, 86, 84, 79, 71, 75, 80, -
Italy top 20 downloads: 1, 1, 3, 4, 8, 14, 16, -, 16, -
Switzerland top 75: 21, 45, -, 19, 74, -
Germany top 100: 54, -
Belgium top 50 WA: 44, 42, -
Belgium top 50 FL: 50, -
Austria top 75: 5, 43, 54, -
France top 200: 145, -
Sweden Digilistan top 60: 12, 26, -
Spain top 50: 24, 31, -

The 7 track issue charts in the album charts:
Italy top 20: 1, 2, 2, 3, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 6, 5, 3, 2, 4, 6, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 10, 9, 9, 7, 7, 7, 7, 11, 11, 11, 9, 5, 9, 15, -
Switzerland top 100: 39, 21, 38, 29, 45, 48, 77, 98, 63, 89, 85, 69, -, 15, 24, 37, 30, 54, 44, 53, 83, 100, -, 78, -, re: 100
Austria top 75: 29, 9, 37, 34, 63, 68, -
Belgium top 200 WA: 133, -, 85, 62, 88, 59, 67, 91, 83, 121, 89, 103, 118, 70, 114, 121, -, re 185, -
Belgium top 200 FL: 148, -, 146, 104, 193, 189, -
Netherlands top 100: 63, -, 90, -

Links and sources
Il Volo Website and FB
Special thanks to Jean François.

Italy's recent entries
2014 - Emma Marone
2013 - Marco Mengoni
2012 - Nina Zilli
2011 - Raphael Gualazzi

Tracklist Sanremo Grande Amore
Grande Amore
- Sanremo 2015 winner
Ancora digital release image
- 1981 Sanremo song originally by Eduardo De Crescenzo. Il Volo performed this at the Sanremo coverversions show.
Vacanze romane (2015 Version)
- 1983 single by Matia Bazar from (in my humble opinion) their best album Tango.
Canzone Per Te (2015 Version)
- Sanremo winner from 1968, originally by Sergio Endrigo who went on to Eurovision the same year, but with another song Marianne
Piove (2015 Version)
- Domenico Modugno's second Sanremo winner and Eurovision entry from 1959
- 1960 Sanremo winning song that was the Eurovision entry by Renato Rascel. 
L'immensità (2015 Version)
- 1967 Sanremo song originally by Don Backy and by Johnny Dorelli
USA bonus tracks
E Lucevan Le Stelle (Live) - Piero Barone
Unchained Melody (Live) - Ignatio Boschetto
Anima E Core (Live) - Gianluca Ginoble

USA PBS edition of the Grande Amore EP

Grande Amore can also be found on the 2CD Super Sanremo 2015 with many of this years Sanremo entries and several songs performed on the Sanremo coverversions night. 

The 2CD also includes Dio Come Ti Amo (Italy 1966) performed by Anna Tatangelo (Sony 888750 62012-5)

Quick links to all countries:
Albania - Armenia - Austria - Australia - Azerbaijan - Belarus - Belgium - Cyprus - CzechRepublic - Denmark Estonia - Finland - France - FYR Macedonia - Georgia - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Iceland - Ireland - Israel - Italy - Latvia - Lithuania - Malta - Moldova - Montenegro - The Netherlands - Norway - Poland - Portugal - Romania - Russia - San Marino - Serbia - Slovenia - Spain - Sweden - Switzerland - United Kingdom

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Belarus - Time - Uzari and Maimuna

Digital Release Image
12 - 39 pts in semi 1

Uzari and Maimuna (Юзари И Маймуна) won the Belarus national final and will represent their country in Vienna.
The song they won the final with is called Time.

A new version is recorded for Eurovision and has been released through digital sources.
Listen to the new version at Eurovision TV

"This year, Belarus’ representatives are not going to take any music CDs to Eurovision. Instead, the promo package will include such souvenirs as hourglass-shaped memory sticks and magnets." (from
So there's no cdsingle or promo this year for Belarus. A USB stick, USB card and USB watch have popped up.

In 2020 Uzari released a solo acoustic version of Time through digital sources. It was already recorded in 2015 (Youtube) but has been released as a digital single in 2020. (various release dates are inconsistent)

USB card
Time - Eurovision version
- on the official Vienna 2CD
Time - original version
- first digital release
Time - Acoustic version
- digital release
Time - Karaoke version
- on the official karaoke album, digital release

Uzari (Yuri Navrotski, Юрый Наўроцкі) already participated in the Belarus selections in 2012 (with a song titled The Winner, but only ending 5th) and in 2013 (8th with Secret).
For Vienna he teams up with violinist Maimuna for the song Time written by Yuri Navrotsky himself and Svetlana Geraskova.
Geraskova also co-wrote the 2011 entry I Love Belarus.

Pic from
Links and sources
TVR, some more details are here
Uzari and Maimuna FB
Thanks to Jean-François
Thanks to Kath Lockett at Uzari and Mumainu HQ.

Check out these Belorussian Eurovision stars
2014 - TEO
2013 - Alyona Lanskaya
2012 - Litesound
2011 - Anastasia Vinnikova
2010 - 3+2 ft. Robert Wells
2009 - Peter Elfimov

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Latvia - Love Injected - Aminata

Digital release image
6 - 186 pts / 2 -155 pts in semi 2

Love Injected by Aminata Savadogo is the winner of the 4-song final of Latvia's Supernova.
She wrote her song for Vienna herself.
Listen to the song here at Aminata's Youtube.

The first version on the net is a demo version, the song has been re-recorded for the official Eurovision CD.

Four remixes were released early in Latvia, the international remix EP is out on May 22 (digital through Dos Or Die records).
More remixes were released in December 2015 and Januari 2016.
You can listen to previews here at Dos or Die and the full versions are on Spotify.
See details in the list of versions below.

International remix EP
Love Injected is included on Aminata's debut album album Inner Voice.
The CD is out now in Latvia. It has ten songs all written by Aminata herself.
It also includes the 2014preselection song I Can Breathe and single Leave My Love Bleeding.
See full tracklist below.

In 2014 Aminata already reached the final in Latvia. Her song I Can Breathe ended 5th in the final.
Another single Leave My Love Bleeding was released in the summer of 2014.
In 2013 she won the talent show Jaunā Talantu Fabrika (Young talent factory).

Digital release image [Ex] Da Bass club mix
Inner Voice, Aminata's debut album

2017 US release
5 remixes have been released and promoted by the Carrillo label (US)
Love Injected - [Ex] Da Bass radio mix
Love Injected - [Ex] Da Bass club mix
Love Injected - GVR MNT Club mix
Love Injected - Mafia Mike & Silver House remix
Love Injected - Seal De Green remix
2017 US release, digital release image
2020 concert version
On March 15 a new digital single was released. It's one track named the Concert version. I don't know if it's live or not but it's out through you digitals.

Concert version 2020 image
Love Injected - Eurovision version
- on the official Vienna 2CD
Love Injected - original version (a.k.a demo)
Love Injected - [Ex] Da Bass radio mix
Love Injected - [Ex] Da Bass club mix
Love Injected - Makree remix
Love Injected - Tommy U and Tob Luii remix
- all versions can be heard on Aminata's Youtube and are available at
Love Injected - Mafia Mike & Silver remix
Love Injected - Andrew Proland's Hot Hotels remix
Love Injected - Seal Da Green remix
DRI [Ex] Da Bass radio mix
- above three remixes were released on December 15 through Beatport, iTunes and other sources
Love Injected - Karl G Remix
Love Injected - GVR MNT Remix
- The last two remixes were released on Januari 11 (2016) and have been released through the usual digital stores.
You can listen to previews here at Dos or Die, all remixes are also at Spotify
Love Injected - Concert version
- digital release 2020
Love Injected - Karaoke of Eurovision version
- on the official karaoke album, digital release

DRI Tommy U and Tob Luii remix
Germany top 100: 51
Sweden Digilistan top 60: 27, 50
Switzerland top 75: 74
Australia top 100: 87
Austria top 75: 19
Also No. 135 in U.K. top 200

Links and sources
Aminata FB
LTV Supernova pages
Aminata Soundcloud has her three singles sells the digital Aminata stuff
Thanks to Jean-François

Latvia's entries from the past few years
2014 - Aarzemnieki
2013 - PeR
2012 - Anmary
2011 - Musiqq
2010 - Aisha
2009 - Intars Busulis

Tracklist Inner Voice
01. Dualism
02. Leave My Love Bleeding
03. The Bound
04. Love Injected
05. Land Of Nibiru
06. I Can Breathe
07. Cell Phone
08. Let Me Know
09. Ring My Bells
10. Until We Land (Featuring Ralfs Eilands)
Ralfs Eilands was one of the two members of PeR who entered Eurovision in 2013 with Here We Go