VOTING SHOCK/SURPRISE – UNITED KINGDOM

Lucie Jones did very well with “Never Give Up On You”

COLE VAN DAIS – also a friend of MY FRIEND

Cole van Dais came to visit to hear all about Eurovision 2017. She also loves the song from Croatia and posed with items from Croatia. Her new duet CD is almost complete and will be available soon. It does contain an euro cover from Croatia, 1995, otherwise she would have done MY FRIEND in duet […]

VOTING SHOCK/SURPRISE – SPAIN

Manel Navarro still did better than some of the previous Spanish entries.

VOTING SHOCK/SURPRISE – ITALY

Only two top 5 for Italy since 2011. Raphael Gualazzi reached 2nd place in 2011 with his song “Madness of Love” and Il Volo reached 3rd place in 2015 with “Grande Amore”.

CROATIA 2017 – MY FRIEND

It is not secret that Croatia’s 2017 Eurovision entry MY FRIEND is the favourite song of ESCCovers and we are doing all in our power to get this song covered in South Africa. Today we will feature a bit of Croatia stating with the promo package – a chocolate, a fantastic MY FRIEND bag and […]

VOTING SHOCK/SURPRISE – ESTONIA

The last time they did was in 2015. Elina Born & Stig Rästa sang “Goodbye to Yesterday” and they finished 7th.

ROMANIA 2017 – YODEL IT – AFRIKAANS cover

Marli le Grange, a South African singer phoned Eurovision South Africa to ask if she can cover the 2017 Romanian Eurovision entry YODEL IT in Afrikaans. She has forwarded the Afrikaans lyrics and it has been forwarded to the original composers. This could be a surprise hit in South Africa in Afrikaans.

MOLDOVA 2017 – HEY MAMMA

Chris Hockman brought something to our attention – not a SINGLE OGAE fan club awarded any points to HEY MAMMA by SUNSTROKE PROJECT, the 2017 entry from Moldova. We did not expect a third place but knew it will do well due to the way the three guys handled the press and fans – showing […]

VOTING SHOCK/SURPRISE -UKRAINE

O. Torvald played the only rock song in this year’s Eurovision.

OGAE FAN STAND – KYIV, UKRAINE

Michaela Sowden from Australia and a member of OGAE Rest of the world, also completed a shift at the OGAE fan stand in Kyiv, Ukraine. It was the second year in a row she worked there. During a meet and greet in the Euro fan cafe, she met up with Sunstroke project from Moldova and […]