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Ten or so years ago, Rudi Claase started the ONS LIEFLINGE concept – a male-female duo. His first female duet partner was CORLEA and they brought out two CD’s. Once they parted ways, Rudi brought in ZITA and one CD was made. Their ways parted as well and then he teamed up with CHARNE and this is their first CD. It is a double CD with CD 1 featuring Afrikaans songs and CD 2 featuring English songs.

On the English CD is two EUROVISION covers. The first is COME WHAT WAY, the winning Eurovision song from Luxembourg 1972 which Vicky Leandros sang as Apres toi in French. The second is IN LOVE WITH YOU,the Dutch 1984 entry which Maribelle sang as Ik hou van jou in Dutch. Both songs have been covered several times before – both in English and in Afrikaans.

There are also two EURO related songs on the CD – I HAVE A DREAM of ABBA and WE’RE GONNA STAY TOGETHER of Vicky Leandros and Tony Christie.

The ONS LIEFLINGE is a good concept but not all songs in the double CD have been made to be sung in duet.



Yesterday Cole and I ran into Chris Harper, a South African pianist at the Cresta shopping centre. He was sitting behind his piano in the mall playing amongst others several ABBA songs. Chris has already released at least 4 CD’s with his music and on each of the 4 CD’s you will find an ABBA song. From memory, I recall the following ABBA songs spread over the 4 CD’s
– Mamma mia
– Chiquitita
– Fernando
– I have a dream
– Money money money
– Dancing queen
– Supertrouper
– Hasta manana
– Andante andante
– The name of the game
I suggested to Chris to try and consolidate his Abba covers onto one compilation CD so that ABBA fans, who are into piano music, could get hold of such a CD.
ESC Covers is having a competition where you can win a DVD of Chris which do feature some of the Abba covers by entering our competition. Write to roy@esccovers.com and all you have to do is suggest what EUROVISION song (other than ABBA) he should consider covering on a forthcoming CD. You have about 2-3 weeks to enter seeing that it is now the holiday season.