Morten Thomassen wrote over the 1988 Eurovision and a very tight finish. ESC Covers google translated it from Norwegian to English. Continue reading ALMOST REACHING THE TOP AT EUROVISION (1988)
Composer and producer JIM STEINMAN passed away a few days ago. Although he has not written a Eurovision song or produced one, at least three Eurovision singers recorded songs he had composed.
After 20 days, we have come to the end of our series where we highlighted a Eurovision star covering a NON EUROVISION song.
In our series, where we look at EUROVISION STARS with covers of NON EUROVISION songs, it is the time of FRANKLIN BROWN today.
Mieke covered the 1988 Eurovision winner NE PARTEZ PAS SANS MOI of Celine Dion for Switzerland as KOM WEER TERUG BIJ MIJ in Dutch.
Tobi Jooste from South Africa covered the 1988 Eurovision winner NE PARTEZ PAS SANS MOI of Celine Dion in Afrikaans. Celine represented Switzerland.
It is now TIME to look at the 4th artist who will perform at the Eurovision convention in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
It is BIANCA SHOMBURG who represented Germany at the 1997 Eurovision song contest with the Ralph Siegel and Bernd Meinunger song ZEIT. The English version is called TIME. So Bianca sang about Time long before Belarus had someone in 2015 and Ukraine someone in 2017 singing about TIME. Bianca sounds quite like Celine Dion and it is a pity we have not heard a lot from her in recent years. Maybe she will turn back the time in Frankfurt and sings some fantastic new songs.
ESC Covers and Eurovision South Africa asked 3 questions to the 3 girls who make up the group IN FUSION who will in the Norwegian Eurovision final. Here is the answers from Saima
1 – NORWAY – since you are Norwegian, what is your best highlight from a Norwegian entry?
– The Norwegian entry I remember the most, is from the year 2000.
“Charmed – My heart goes boom”
It’s not because it’s the best song I’ve heard in the contest, but it reminds me of my childhood. Something I really cherish! I was 10 at the time, and me and two of my friends used to record ourselves singing and dancing to this song.
2 – SWEDEN – since your composers are Swedish, what is your best highlight from a Swedish entry?
– Hmm…this one is tricky! Loreen’s performance with “Euphoria” from 2012 was amazing. But if we go back to the 70’s and 80’s and early 90’s, we have ABBA and Carola! I obviously don’t remember this, but I consider them highlights. Waterloo, Främling, Fångad av en stormvind! Songs people still know and sing.
3 – EUROVISION – now the same question of a Eurovision entry from any country but Sweden or Norway
– Conchita Wurst will always be memorable. A reminder that if you set your mind to it, you can do anything.
And who doesn’t remember the Russian babushkas?
And of course we have Céline Dion from 1988. Nobody knew who she was, and look at her now. One of the greatest singers we have!
Thank you so much for this – we agree 90% with you.