The composer, producer and performer Juan Carlos Calderón died yesterday in Madrid after suffering a heart failure at the age of 74. He was the author of four of the Spanish entries at the Eurovision Song Contest in the 70s and 80s; Eres Tú, Tú Volverás, La Fiesta Terminó and Nacida Para Amar.
When the annuly Norwegian Christmas tour Stille Natt Hellige Natt kicks off on the 27th of November it will be with three former Eurovision Song Contest participants involved, two of them winners. Tor Endresen, Elisabeth Andreassen and Alexander Rybak will bring the Norwegian into the right spirit.
Poor Kikki Danielsson. In recent years her career has been overshadowed by her turbulent private life. The troubled star seemed to be getting back on track again with a triumphant comeback last summer. Judging by the latest shocking news, Danielsson is on a downer once more.
This is a return that comes from afar as that is a musical work done fourteen years ago, but never released. The songs range from pop to soft rock, bossa nova and reggae being mostly sung in English with one track in Italian language. The release is scheduled for the 9th of October.
With three widely diverse performers such as Bettan, Alexander Rybak and Didrik Solli-Tangen on stage, something for practically every taste is almost guaranteed. The three artists combine their styles and talent to bring concertgoers a unique experience in July.
Kirsten & Søren aka Hot Eyes, who represented Denmark a total of three times at the Eurovision Song Contest in the 1980's, will be reunited for a Christmas song on Kirsten Siggaards next album. This will be the first new recording since the duo came third at the 1988 contest held in Ireland.
Kikki, undisputed queen of Swedish schlager and dansband music is back on the scene after a five year hiatus with her newest offering Första Dagen På Resten av mitt Liv (The First Day of the Rest of my Life).