The 10th song in our project where we look at Eurovision stars covering NON EUROVISION songs. MAJA BLAGDAN, who represented CROATIA at the 1996 Eurovision song contest with SVETA LJUBAV, covered the well known song THE SHOOP SHOOP SONG (IT’S IN HIS KISS), a song also covered by Cher. Maja’s cover is called CURA ZA SVE.
We continue with day 8 where we feature Eurovision stars covered well known NON EUROVISION songs. GERALDINE, who is Irish, but represented LUXEMBOURG at the 1975 Eurovision song contest with TOI, covered a song called HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY (that I love you). Jim Reeves is among others who recorded this song first.
LINDA WILLIAMS represented THE NETHERLANDS at the 1981 Eurovision song contest with the song HET IS EEN WONDER. She has covered a NON EUROVISION song which was a big hit for NANA MOUSOURI, who herself participated in the 1963 Eurovision song contest for Luxembourg. The song Linda has covered is LA PROVANCE which Ralph Siegel composed and Bernd Meinunger wrote the German lyrics. Linda’s cover is called IN DE LENTE. It is the 7th song in our series.
MARY ROOS represented GERMANY at the 1984 Eurovision song contest with AUFRECHT GEH’N. She covered a 1980 hit of Barbara Dickson JANUARY FEBRUARY in German and called it WENN ICH DICH NICHT HALTEN KANN. It is the 6th song in our series where we look at Eurovision artists covering NON EUROVISION hits.
BLACK LACE represented the UNITED KINGDOM at the 1979 Eurovision son contest with MARY ANN. In our project where we look at Eurovision artists covering NON EUROVISION songs, Black lace is singing WIG WAM BAM of the Sweet.
PETRA FREY, who represented AUSTRIA at the 1994 Eurovision song contest with Fur den frieden der welt is the 4 artist in our project where we look at Eurovision artists covering well-known NON EUROVISION songs. Petra covered It never rains in Southern California of Albert Hammond as FLIEG MIT MIR NACH KALIFORNIEN.
In 1965 FRANCE GALL won the Eurovision song contest for LUXEMBOURG with a song called Poupee de cire, poupee de son. She has covered the big Art Garfunkel song I SHALL SING in German as ICH SINGE MEINEN SONG.
The second Eurovision singer we are featuring here with a cover of a well-known non Eurovision song is VICKY ROSTI. She represented FINLAND at the 1987 Eurovision song contest with SATA SALAMAA. She has covered the hit HELP of the BEATLES in Finnish but kept the title also Help.
Starting today ESC Covers will focus on one song a day by a Eurovision artist or group which is a cover of a NON EUROVISION song. We will continue until 28 February.
Today’s first song is FINN KALVIK. He represented NORWAY at the 1981 Eurovision song contest with ALDRI I LIVET and ended in a shocking last place with zero points. His cover is of the song STREETS OF LONDON of Ralph McTell.