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Newsletter: Before Tel Aviv, Remember The Eurovision Class Of 2018 Written by on September 24, 2018

No slogan, no official artwork, no full participation list, but The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 has a host city! In the latest edition of the ESC Insight Newsletter, John Lucas rounds up the key points for our three minutes in Tel Aviv.

In this newsletter, a look at Tel Aviv’s successful bid to host Eurovision 2019, the broadcasters who have confirmed their attendance, details on Eurovision in Concert, and what the Class of 2018 did next. You can read the newsletter in full here, or subscribe for a regular dose of Eurovision insight and analysis delivered direct to your email inbox.

New Music From The Class Of 2018

Their Eurovision journeys may be over for now, but many of the artists who participated in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest have continued to go from strength to strength.

Here are some recent releases from this year’s competitors:

Caramela‘, by Eleni Foureira

After scoring the best ever placing for Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest this May, Eleni Foureira has enjoyed continued success with this latest release, which has already shot into the top 5 on the Greek digital charts. The tongue-in-cheek video has been viewed almost 6 million times on YouTube.

L’eternità (Il mio quartiere)‘, by Fabrizio Moro ft. Ultimo

Alongside Ermal Meta, singer-songwriter Fabrizio Moro delivered a surprise top 5 placing for Italy in Lisbon. His latest release is a sumptuous power ballad featuring popular hip hop artist Ultimo. It is taken from his hit album Parole rumori e anni and has clocked up over 12 million views on YouTube.

I Wouldn’t Know‘, by Benjamin Ingrosso

The televote may have been lower than Sweden are accustomed to this year, but Benjamin Ingrosso still managed to extend the Nordic powerhouse’s run of top ten results thanks to overwhelming Jury support for his entry Dance You Off. This mid-tempo follow-up single returned him to the Swedish top 40 last month.

Absorbed‘, by Ieva Zasimauskaite

Lithuania’s Ieva Zasimauskaite delivered one of her home country’s best ever results with her heartfelt ballad When We’re Old. This haunting self-penned follow-up confirms that she’s a talent well worth keeping an eye on.

Comme Une Reine‘, by Madame Monsieur

The French duo who shone a light on the global refugee crisis with Mercy return with another thoughtful midtempo release, with a video that celebrates talent and beauty in all shapes and sizes. Taken from their top 20 album Vu d’ici.

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About The Author: John Lucas

A writer and content marketing professional with a passion for getting lost in strange cities and a strange fascination with micro states, John has been with ESC Insight since 2015 and has also had his writing featured in publications including The Guardian, Popjustice and So So Gay. Tweetable @JLucas86.

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