COLE VAN DAIS made a video a week or so ago of a Eurovision song she covered in Afrikaans. It is a song from SAN MARINO, from VALENTINA MONETTA. It was their 2013 Eurovision entry CRISALIDE.
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 and he will be holding promo items, CD’s and bags of some of the entries from the Eurovision song contest. The forth one is of MOLDOVA 2018, MY LUCKY DAY of DoReDoS with a promo CD package and bag. Cole van Dais and Pieter Kotze also covered My lucky day in a combination of Spanish and Afrikaans. We just reported yesterday on a brand new song and video from DoReDoS.
COLE VAN DAIS teamed up with EMMANUEL CASTIS to cover the 2015 Eurovision entry of the UNITED KINGDOM – STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU of ELECTRO VELVET. The Afrikaans cover is called EK’S LIEF VIR JOU (I’m in love with you).
About 10 days ago Cole van Dais, a South African singer, contacted ESC Covers with an idea for a video cover competition in these days of lock down over Covid 19. Cole is the South African female who has done the MOST Eurovision covers and is probably in the top 3 worldwide with maybe just Birthe Kjaer of Denmark and Katri Helena of Finland ahead of her. We worked on her idea and developed a COVER 2 COVER competition. This competition will be launched on 25 July, Cole’s birthday. From that day, for a period of 3 months, singers can submit a cover with a lock down video taken with their phone (or other methods) to us. There will be 3 categories. The first 2 are just open for people who sing in AFRIKAANS, the third category is open to anybody world wide who wants to sing a cover in ANY language other than the language in which the song was sung at Eurovision. One of the songs in this category to select from is WATERLOO of ABBA. It was sung in English at the 1974 Eurovision, so people can cover it in ANY other language but English. The details will be made public on 25 July with all the possible songs in each of the 3 categories plus all details on how to enter, obtain the backtrack etc.
The competition is a joint effort by ESC COVERS website of Roy van der Merwe and two facebooks EuroVisionMusic of Nor Bert and Eurovision Coverage of Andy Mikheev. These 3 will also be part of the judging panel. 6 or 7 more people will be added to judge. There will also be an opportunity for ordinary people to cast votes as each video we receive will be published on several Youtube channels etc. There will be a winner in each of the three categories and we look at having the 3 winners battle it out for an OVERALL winner. There will be prizes but that will be announced much later.
The aim now is just to get the competition out there for artists and singers to make a note of it in their diaries. We will do daily posts on the website and 2 facebooks over things and also have on line shows to highlight the entries. This competition is ideal for singers who want to lift their profiles because with it being Eurovision covers, we will try and have it published in as many social media as possible.
One of the ESC COVERS staff has a birthday today – We send a Very Happy Birthday to Colé van dais.
Colé is from South Africa and has sung many EUROVISION covers and we hope she enjoys her birthday today.
Check out Colé performing the winning song of Denmark from 2013 by Emmelie de Forest, Only Teardrops, in the Afrikaans language. This performance was in the Euroclub at the Eurovision in Copenhagen in 2014.
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Symphony from Swaziland and the winner of the first Afri music song contest also met up with another guest at the OGAE party last night. This time it is SANNA NIELSEN who participated for Sweden at the 2014 Eurovision in Copenhagen. She placed in the top 5 with her song UNDO which was covered in Afrikaans. Sanna stays in the same hotel as Roy van der Merwe, the owner of this website and who brought Symphony to Lisbon. Cole van Dais, a South African artist covered many Euro songs (more than 20) and she was a guest in Copenhagen at euro club and met Sanna that year. On top of it, Suzy from Portugal who represented Portugal in Copenhagen was a the host of the evening
This song is a COVER of a 2017 Eurovision entry – CITY LIGHTS from Belgium. The song is being sung by 3 females – Cole van Dais who is an Afrikaans singer, Wendy Oldfield who is an English singer and Sisane Kubheke who is a Xhosa singer. Part of the cover is in XHOSA sung by Sisane. Xhosa is one of the 11 official languages in South Africa.
Cole van Dais covered the 1987 Eurovision entry from Iceland HAEGT OG HLJOTT in Afrikaans as DINK AAN MY.