On Saturday 25 July 2020 ESC COVERS will launch the COVER2COVER competition. In category one are 14 songs by South African artists that are covers of EUROVISION songs (actual entries or selection songs or Eurovision related because of the original artist who was an entry at Eurovision or by the composers who had written a Eurovision entry). We will list all 14 in the next days, the Afrikaans cover plus the original song.
The six song is LIEF VIR ALLES HIER by ANDRE SCHWARTZ plus the original song FUR ALLE by WIND.
This is a Eurovision entry. WIND represented GERMANY in 1985 at the Eurovision song contest. Andre covered it in Afrikaans and is regarded by many Euro fans as a classic.
A new name on the South African music scene is DEON GROOT. Sony South Africa has just released his first CD which is called GEE MY OOR. Most of the 12 songs on the CD have been written by him, but one of them is a cover of a Eurovision songs. Unfortunately it is not a cover of new song but this song has been covered years ago for the first and and has become a classic with more 12 other people also covering it. The original song is Germany’s 1985 Eurovision entry FUR ALLE by WIND which reached 2nd place at the contest. The most successful Afrikaans cover was done by ANDRE SCHWARTZ – he called it LIEF VIR ALLES HIER (In love with everything here). Now this Deon Groot covers it as well in a different style than the Andre version.
He has used several backing singers and two of them have Eurovision connection, BURGERD BOTHA who was part of Romanz and LEE SCOTT who covered at least 3 songs from 2009.