Austria – Eric Papilaya – Get A Life, Get Alive – Eurovision 2007

itavalta2jpg.jpgParticipant: Eric Papilaya
Song: Get A Life, Get Alive
Writer: Austin HOWARD
Composer: Greg USEK

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Living in this world can be a little too much
Don’t let it get you down, get up and strut
If you ever get the chance, hold your hand out and take it
Make a promise to yourself, don’t you break it

Oh, I tried to get up when I was upside down
Got to find a way to turn my life around

This is the time for us to get a life
Open your mind to a better life
There’s no way of knowing where you’re going
Get a life, a better life
Go out of your way and make a compromise
Alter your dreams and you will realise
If you don’t understand it, don’t take it for granted

Open your mind to a better life

Let’s turn up the heat, start a ripple in the water
Wake the soul from its sleep, no particular order
You’d be wasting precious time, free your mind, are you willing?
Don’t be afraid, do your dance and start living

I’ve got a vision in mind, I’m doing my time
I’m living my life ’cause I’ve opened my mind


There’s no way of knowing where you’re going
This is the time for us to get a life


This is the time to get a life
(This is the time) to get a life
(This is the time)
This is the time for us to get a life

Eric Papilaya
eric_papilaya.jpgThe child of an Indonesian father and an Austrian mother, Eric Papilaya was born on June 9, 1978 in Vöcklabruck and grew up in Laakirchen. In late autumn 2006 Eric had managed to become one of the finalists among 2,486 competitors for the successful ORF Starmania format, and was the only “starmaniac” to sing his own composition during one of the shows (a ballad called “Alles, was du bist”). The stage is his elixir of life: At the early age of 15, Eric Papilaya founded the band Milk. It is obvious that Eric, born in Upper Austria, doesn’t fit into any clichés, he’s just too versatile to match a stereotype.
Greg Usek
Greg Usek’s career began in the late eighties, when he first felt called to produce music. In the mid-nineties, he began experimenting with electronic music. Usek has always been open to new inputs, and his ability to combine the best elements of glamorous pop with so-called underground music has earned him a reputation as a brilliant crossover producer.

His first worldwide release as a music engineer and co-producer was the remix of Tina Turner’s “When the Heartache Is Over”. The international breakthrough came in 2000, when he and his partner producer Sergio Flores were given the opportunity to produce Kylie Minogue’s comeback single “Spinning Around”. The single became a worldwide success, climbing to number one in the UK charts. Soon followed remixes for Tom Jones & Heather Small, Enrique Iglesias, Gloria Gaynor, Atomic Kitten, Vanessa Amorosi and several other artists, helping to consolidate Usek’s status as an internationally acknowledged producer.
Austin Howard
Songwriter Austin Howard can look back at a long and international successful career. Howard, a singer, producer, and songwriter founded his band Ellis, Beggs & Howard in 1987. The band received a Diamond Award for Best New Group for its first album “Homelands” (featuring the hits “Big Bubbles No Troubles” and “Where Did Tomorrow Go”). After leaving the band, Austin Howard continued to work with international artists, recently with Joss Stone on her hugely successful “Mind, Body and Soul” album. Austin is currently developing new entertainment programmes for the BBC.

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[…] Country – Participant – Song title Albania – Aida & Frederik Ndoci – Balada e gurit Andorra – Anonymous – Salvem el món Austria – Eric Papilaya – Get A Life, Get Alive Belarus – Dmitry Koldun – Work Your Magic Belgium – The Krazy Mess Groovers – Love Power Bosnia & Herzegovina – Maria Å ESTIĆ – Rijeka Bez Imena Bulgaria – Love Power – Whater Croatia – DRAGONFLY feat. Dado TOPIĆ – Vjerujem U Ljubav Cyprus – Evridiki – Evridiki Czech Republic – KABÁT – Malá Dáma Denmark – DQ – Drama Queen Estonia – Gerli PADAR – Partners In Crime Finland – Hanna PAKARINEN – Leave Me Alone France – LES FATALS PICARDS – L’amour À La Française Georgia – Sopho – Visionary Dream Germany – Roger CICERO – Frauen Regier’n Die Welt Greece – Sarbel – Yassou Maria Hungary – Magdi Rúzsa – Unsubstantial Blues Iceland – Eiríkur HAUKSSON – Valentine Love Ireland – DERVISH – They Can’t Stop The Spring Israel – TEAPACKS – Push The Button Latvia – BONAPARTI.LV – Questa Notte Lithuania – 4FUN – Love Or Leave Macedonia – Karolina – Mojot Svet Malta – Olivia LEWIS – Olivia LEWIS Moldova – Natalia BARBU – Fight Montenegro – Stevan FADDY – Ajde Kroči Netherlands – Edsilia ROMBLEY – On Top Of The World Norway – Guri SCHANKE – Ven A Bailar Conmigo Poland – THE JET SET – Time To Party Portugal – Sabrina – Dança Comigo Romania – TODOMONDO – Liubi, Liubi, I Love You Russia – SEREBRO – Song #1 Serbia – Marija Å ERIFOVIĆ – Molitva Slovenia – Alenka GOTAR – Cvet Z Juga Spain – D’NASH – I Love You Mi Vida Sweden – THE ARK – The Worrying Kind Switzerland – Cvet Z Juga – Vampires Are Alive Turkey – Kenan DOÄžULU – Shake It Up Shekerim Ukraine – Flying The Flag – Dancing Lasha Tumbai United Kingdom – SCOOCH – Flying The Flag […]