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The Road to Malmo: Latvia; Interview with Ingars Vilums, composer of Dziesma 2013 entry “Give Me A Try”

Ingars Vilum is best known as the bassist from Brainstorm, who are best known to Eurovision fans for their 3rd Place Finish at Eurovision 2000 with “My Star.”  This year, Ingars is competing as a composer with his Dziesma 2013 entry “Give Me A Try” by Ivo Grisnins Grislis.  Ingars tells us more. ESC UNITED:  First off, congratulations of your success …

The Road to Malmo: Latvia; Interview with Christof Straub, composer Dziesma 2013 entry “Higher and Higher”

Many of our Austria readers may recognize the name Christof Straub, who is from the duo Papermoon, who have released over nine albums and hit singles such as “Night After Night,” “Tell Me A Poem” and “Lucy’s Eyes.” Alongside running his website www.global-rockstar.com (a world wide online song contest), Christof is also a songwriter for one of the entries for Dziesma 2013, …

The Road to Malmo: Latvia; Interview with Janis Polis, composer of Dziesma 2013 entry, “Never Let Me Go”

Dreams can come true.  That is no exception with Janis Polis, who went from digital advertising professional to songwriter for one of the 24 semi-finalists for the Latvian National Selection, Dziesma 2013.  His song “Never Let Me Go” will be performed by Olafs Bergmanis & The Random People.  We are fortunate enough to have caught up with him for some …

The Road to Malmo: Latvia; Interview with Peo Nylén (music publisher representing Dzisema 2013 and Melodifestivalen entries)

Peo Nylén is a music publisher for Scandinavian Songs AB.  You may not know his name off-hand but he has been a part numerous Eurovision and National Selection songs in the past twenty years, including Ines “Once in a Lifetime,” Pirates of the Sea “Wolves of the Sea,” and Rollo and King “Never Ever Let You Go.” This year, Peo …

The Road to Malmo: Latvia; Interview with Filip Lindfors (composer of Dziesma 2013 entries “Upside Down” and “Phoenix Fly”)

As the Dziesma 2013, the National Selection for Latvia’s 2013 Eurovision entry, approaches, ESC UNITED’s Zack were fortunate enough to talk with Filip Lindfors, composer of not one, but TWO entries: “Upside Down” and “Phoenix Fly.” ESC UNITED: Hi Filip!  Congratulations on your success in Dziesma 2013.  “Upside Down” is one of my favorite songs from the bunch.  How would …

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