Since Monday 28 September, the ESC COVERS website (with our partners Eurovision coverage, EuroVisionMusic, Destination Eurovision and the radio station x5 stereo) started promoting the COVER2COVER concept. It is not a competition anymore but a promotion platform and hopefully South African artists will send covers to us. The 3 entries we received, Helena, Anton and Marle, will be carried over to the coverage. Victor Bush is once again our model. After finishing the photo’s with promotional bags, we return to modeling of t-shirts and he will be holding promo CD’s. Today it is time for one of MALTA. The front of the t-short says Malta but the back says CHIARA. I am not sure when I got the t-shirt. Chiara represented Malta 3 times at the Eurovision song contest – 1998, 2005 and 2009. Victor is, therefore, holding the promo singles of all 3 years –
Chiara sang for Malta a 3rd time in 2009 at the Eurovision song contest with WHAT IF WE. Lee Scott (who was with the boy band Hi 5 that covered no less than 6 Eurovision songs) did this solo as VANDAG.
Engel – Tobi Jooste
Angel – Chiara
Here is the track listing of the first Malta compilation CD
01 – Angel – Chiara covered in English as Angel by Amor Vittone
02 – Angel -Chiara covered in Afrikaans as Engel by Tobi Jooste
03 – The one that I love – Chiara covered in Afrikaans as Helder skyn die maan by Nedine Blom
04 – I do – Fabrizio covered in Afrikaans as Vergewe my weer by Hi 5
05 – I do – Fabrizio covered in Afrikaans as I do by Tobi Jooste
06 – I do – Fabrizio covered in English as I do by Tobi Jooste
07 – Another summer night – Fabrizio Faniello covered in Afrikaans as Ons somersaand by Dominec
08 – What if we – Chiara covered in Afrikaans as Vandag by Lee Scott
09 – My dream – Thea Garrett covered in Afrikaans as My droom by Steven Sterling
To coincide with ESC Covers going to Malta for the 2016 Eurovision song contest, we will look at a few of the Eurovision songs from Malta that had been covered in South Africa. Unfortunately no Junior Eurovision song from Malta has been covered. The first in the series is the 1998 Maltese entry THE ONE THAT I LOVE from Chiara.
Nedine Blom covered it as HELDER SKYN DIE MAAN (Bright shines the moon).
Nedine is one of just 2 South African singers who have covered Junior Eurovision songs – her one was a Latvian entry