Eurovision 2012: Three More Songs Hit Maltese Itunes ChartsWritten by Elaine Camilleri
Following the announcement of all chosen entries for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, all songs are now running worldwide, and everyone is getting a listen to them. The Baku Eurovision Song Contest is only a month and a half away, thus, many are already pointing out their favourites. This clearly shows in the iTunes chart, in which we find Romania, Spain and Sweden in position number 143, 150 and 152 respectively.
This years’ Romanian Entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, Mandinga is going strong towards their appearance in Baku. As it was revealed earlier this week, Mandinga will be heading to both Belgium and the Netherlands to promote their entry ‘Zaleilah. This song might be heading to be one of the big hits of 2012. There is already huge interest in the song within several main record companies across Europe, amongst the German territory. In fact earlier this week an official record deal was signed between Mandinga’s Romanian company Catmusic and Universal Belgium to release Zaleilah within the next few weeks.
It came as no surprise when Loreen won Melodifestivalen, the Swedish selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, but she did it with record figures; more than 670,000 of the four million viewers called in to vote for her song Euphoria. Afterwards Loreen was simply overwhelmed: “A fantastic feeling, I almost started sobbing... but now I want to see what I can do better. Two months of preparation can do miracles!” Euphoria, written and produced by Peter Boström and Thomas Gson, is Loreen’s third single release and has already spent three weeks topping the Swedish charts quickly surpassing Platinum status. Neighbouring Norway and Finland were quick to discover this uplifting future anthem and are currently also reporting no.1 positions. Loreen's highly anticipated debut album is scheduled for a September release. Italy was also present in the iTunes chart, but Nina Zilli and her feminnine song seems to be still one of those songs that have yet to be truly appreciated.