ESCCovers got the sad news that EUROVISION-WINNING SONGWRITER Shay Healy has died. We publish the article written by a journalist at THE JOURNAL OF IRELAND.
ESC Covers discovered recently that Garry released a CD called 12 points. On this CD is Flemish/Dutch covers of 12 Eurovision songs (9 winners and 3 other popular songs).
Seán Patrick Michael Sherrard (born 13 May 1954), better known by his stage name Johnny Logan, is an Irish singer and composer. He is known as being the only performer to have won the Eurovision Song Contest twice, in 1980 (with What’s another year) and 1987 (with Hold me now). He also composed the winning song in 1992 which is Why me.
Dutch group OG3NE, who represented the Netherlands at the 2017 Eurovision song contest in Kiev with Lights And Shadows, covered the 1980 Eurovision winner, WHAT’S ANOTHER YEAR by Johnny Logan from Ireland.
The cover of What’s Another Year is part of the Beste Zangers Songfestival.
OG3NE are Lisa, Amy and Shelley. They are currently engaged in a long tour covering this year and 2019 in the Netherlands.
You can hear OG3NE sing What’s Another Year below.
Source: ESC Covers
Johnny Logan who had won Eurovision twice for Ireland, covered the 1992 Eurovision winner WHY ME (which he had composed) in English.
Ivo Linna covered the 1980 Eurovision winner from Ireland – WHAT’S ANOTHER YEAR of Johnny Logan as MIS UKS AASTA LOEB in Estonian.
Johnny Logan won Eurovision in 1987 a second time for Ireland with HOLD ME NOW Wolfgang Ziegler covered it in German as HALT MICH FEST
By Steve Humphreys (Australia)
One of my favourite moments from back in Vienna 2015, was seeing just how well contestants Mans Zelmerlow (Sweden) & Guy Sebastian (Australia) got on together during that week. Then this great freindship even transcended onto the Eurovision scoreboard, when both countries gave each other 12 points. There was even talk of a future duet between Mans and Guy, that would be special. This has got me thinking how many times has two stars of the past Eurovision Song Contests have actually got together to make a duet? besides covering a Eurovision entry, itself.
So I did some searching around and came up with my own
Top 10 Eurovision artists duets.
1. Maria Haukaas Storeng & Måns Zelmerlöw- ‘Precious to Me’
2. Christer Björkman & Shirley Clamp- La Vie/ This is My Life
3. Agnetha Faltskog & Tomas Ledin- Never Again
4. Johnny Logan & Nicole – No One Makes Love like You/Niemand liebt so wie du
(composed by Ralph Siegel and Bernd Meinunger)
5. Elisabeth Andreassen & Tor Endresen- All over the World (MGP 15)
6. Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard- Suddenly (From Xanadu movie)
7. Timoteij Feat Alexander Rybak-Vända Med Vinden
8. Malena Ernman & Sarah Dawn Finer – Sancta Lucia (2013)
9. Jan Johansen & Jill Johnson- Let it be me
10. Anita Skorgan Med Jahn Teigen- Friendly
If you know of some other Eurovision duets, let us know in the comments,
Footnote: When putting this Top 10 together I realised that just one artist that actually technically should not be on the list, as they have not appeared on a Eurovision Song Contest stage, Who is that?