|Single by Guy Sebastian|
|from the album Madness|
|Released||7 April 2015|
|Guy Sebastian singles chronology|
|Eurovision Song Contest 2015 entry|
Guy Sebastian, David Ryan Harris, Louis Schoorl
|"Sound of Silence" (2016) ►|
"Tonight Again" is a song by Australian recording artist Guy Sebastian. The song represented Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. It premiered on 16 March 2015, before the Eurovision entry deadline and it was released as a single on digital platforms on 7 April.The song was co-written and recorded by Sebastian specifically for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in only a week. "Tonight Again" appears as the final track on the European edition of Sebastian's eighth studio album, Madness .
A Swedish version of the song titled "Du och jag igen" was performed by Gina Dirawi and Sarah Dawn Finer on 27 February 2016 during an interval act as part of the Swedish process for selecting its Eurovision Song Contest entry, Melodifestivalen.
At a press conference held at the Sydney Opera House on 5 March 2015, it was announced that the Australian public broadcaster, Special Broadcasting Service (SBS), had internally selected Guy Sebastian to represent Australia at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.On 16 March, Sebastian's song for the Eurovision Song Contest was officially revealed online by SBS through the release of a music video for "Tonight Again".
The song was written within a week by Sebastian specifically for the Eurovision Song Contest. He collaborated with fellow songwriters David Ryan Harris and Louis Schoorl who he had previously worked with on other projects. On the choice of the song, Sebastian said, "When it came time to decide on a song, I thought since I had a couple of days off in Australia I would try and write something new. But if I was to record a new song I wanted it to be homegrown and organic with my band in my studio. Truly, we jumped in the studio and let it happen because I wanted to write something fun! We all have moments you don't want to end and you wish you could live those moments every day so I wanted to write a song about that feeling. I am sure that is how I am going to feel when I am in Vienna performing."
|2.||"Mama Ain't Proud" (featuring 2 Chainz)||3:46|
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||16|
|Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)||28|
|Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)||34|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||44|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||71|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||47|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||178|
|Australian Artist Singles (ARIA)||39|
sales+streaming figures based on certification alone
|Australia||7 April 2015||Digital download|
|Germany||22 May 2015||CD single|
Guy Theodore Sebastian is an Australian singer and songwriter who was the winner of the first Australian Idol in 2003, and a judge on Australia's The X Factor in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016. He represented Australia at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing in 5th place.
Australian Idol was a televised talent contest, screened on Channel Ten for seven seasons between 2003 and 2009. Several contestants were signed to record labels, while others released their music independently. Since 2003 Australian Idol acts have placed well on the Australian music charts, with 34 number ones and 154 platinum and 39 gold certifications. Eight Idol releases appeared in the 2000 – 2009 ARIA End of Decade Charts, and 24 releases have been nominated for Highest Selling ARIA Music Awards. Idol contestants have also been nominated for 32 ARIA Awards in public vote categories, where the nominees are most commonly selected from the highest selling acts of the year. There have also been 46 industry judged ARIA Award nominations. To date there have been ten wins in sales and public vote categories, and in 2013 season one winner Guy Sebastian and season four runner up Jessica Mauboy became the first Idol contestants to win industry voted ARIA Awards.
The discography of Guy Sebastian, an Australian singer, consists of nine studio albums, one compilation album, one live album, three EPs and 42 singles, including six as a featured artist and four charity singles. Sebastian won the first series of Australian Idol in 2003, and gained a record deal with Sony BMG. He has released nine albums which peaked in the top six of the ARIA Charts, including two which reached number one. The first seven achieved either platinum or multi-platinum certification. He has also released twenty two top twenty singles in Australia, with thirteen reaching the top ten, including six number ones. Sebastian is the only Australian male artist in Australian chart history to achieve six number-one singles, and is third overall for all Australian acts with only Kylie Minogue and Delta Goodrem having achieved more. He has also reached the top ten of the New Zealand charts with an album and six singles, including two number ones. Sebastian has sixty-five platinum and five gold certifications in Australia, the highest number for an Australian Idol contestant. "Battle Scars", a collaboration with Lupe Fiasco, spent 20 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 71 and achieving platinum certification. It also reached number 2 in Norway.
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"You Are the Only One" is a song performed by Russian singer Sergey Lazarev. The song represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, and was written by Philipp Kirkorov and Dimitris Kontopoulos, the same team behind Ukraine's 2008 second place song; and John Ballard and Ralph Charlie. The song was released as a digital download on 5 March 2016 through State Television Company. On 28 July 2016, Lazarev released a Russian version of the song, entitled "Pust' ves' mir podozhdyot". He did a version the song in duet with Elena Paparizou during the Home concert series to replace the cancelled 2020 Contest.
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"Lie to Me" is a song written and performed by Czech singer Mikolas Josef. The song was independently released as a digital download on 19 November 2017. It represented the Czech Republic in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, where it qualified for the final, finishing sixth, making it the Czech Republic's best placing in the contest. The song is about a man who catches his girlfriend cheating on him with a woman when he visits a club and sees her having lesbian sex.
"You Let Me Walk Alone" is a song performed by German singer Michael Schulte. The song was released as a digital download on 20 February 2018 through Very Us Records, and was written by Schulte along with Thomas Stengaard, who also co-wrote the Eurovision winning song Only Teardrops by Emmelie de Forest in 2013, Nisse Ingwersen, and Nina Müller. It represented Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. It ended up coming fourth in the Grand Final, thus becoming Germany's best placing song since Lena's victory at the 2010 contest in Oslo, Norway and their second-best result of the 21st century overall.
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