For the entire month of February, ESC Covers will take every day a South African artist/group/duo on a virtual tour to Europe. We will visit 28 countries.
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 nineth song is JY IS DIE EEN by HI 5 plus the original song MY NUMBER ONE by HELENA PAPARIZOU.
This is a Eurovision entry. HELENA PAPARIZOU won the Eurovision song contest in 2005 for GREECE. It is as of today still their only victory. HI 5 covered it in Afrikaans along with at least 5 other Eurovision entries.
Hi 5 covered the 2006 Eurovision entry from Malta I DO in Afrikaans as VERGEWE MY WEER.
Hi 5 covered the 2006 Eurovision entry from Estonia THROUGH MY WINDOW in Afrikaans as DAAI LIEDJIE.
Boy band HI 5 was actually the first to record a cover of INVINCIBLE the 2006 Eurovision entry from Sweden as ‘N EWIGHEID.
It hurts, the 2004 Eurovision entry from Sweden was covered in Afrikaans by Hi 5 as WEER SE DIT WEER.
South African boy band HI 5 covered the 2005 Eurovision winner from Greece MY NUMBER ONE in Afrikaans.
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.
In position 41 is the entry from Estonia 2006 together with an Afrikaans cover of the song.
Great song from Denmark in position 42 – TWIST OF LOVE. There is an even better Afrikaans cover by HI 5 – but unfortunately it is nowhere to be found on Youtube. We have just added it thanks to Mike Howell who uploaded it on Youtube.