Eurovision 2021: Belgium, Israel, Romania.
Three more songs from Hooverphonic, Eden Alene and Roxen.
Here are three more acts for Eurovision‘s Semi Final 1:
“The Wrong Place”
For the past 25 years, Belgian band Hooverphonic has blurred the lines between symphonic soundscapes and highly infectious pop tunes. Never one to place all of his eggs in one basket, frontman Alex Callier has always strived to deliver quality songs, sung by the best singers in the business. Lead singer Geike Arnaert has returned to Hooverphonic. The 41-year-old singer was already a part of the band from 1997 to 2008. Exactly 20 years after the release of Hooverphonic’s album “The Magnificent Tree” and in advance to their upcoming participation at the Eurovision Song Contest they felt it was the right time for a reunion. Alex Callier, member of the band, said: “All three of us felt an urge to start working again. We are still the ‘core of Hooverphonic’ which is for a lot of people the main setup of the band”
“Set Me Free”
Eden Alene’s roots stretch from her birthplace, Jerusalem, to her mother’s home country, Ethiopia. Already a talented ballerina, Eden started vocal lessons at the age of 11 and it wasn’t too long before she decided to switch the pointe shoes for a microphone and a career in singing. Eden became obsessed with pop and soul legends such as Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Brown, but her musical inspirations come from a wide range of sources including Arabian folk music, gospel and opera. As a teenager, she enthusiastically participated in local choirs before becoming a lead vocalist in the Israel Defence Forces band.
Team Romania describe ROXEN as ‘a labyrinth of an artist, with a dreamy sound and mesmerising voice that creates an entirely new universe with every release’ – and it’s hard to disagree given the breadth of material the Cluj-Napoca chanteuse has released in recent times. In the time since May 2020, the Romanian singer scored her second Airplay 100 chart-topper with Spune-mi, and collaborated with Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak on the track Wonderland.