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The third episode of the R S G (radio sonder grense) series was broadcast  after 6 pm on Sunday 15 July. Elsje van Jaarsveld presented it while Ilse Schurmann wrote the text and produced the show. Continue reading R S G SERIES ON THE SONGS FROM THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST – episode 3


The last time the United Kingdom won the Eurovision song  contest
was in 1997 and the song is LOVE SHINE A LIGHT – Katrina and the waves sang it then. At the recent Eurovision pre-party in Madrid, Spain, it was sung on stage by two ex Eurovision singers. Continue reading UK 1997 EUROVISION WINNER SUNG BY SURIE & RUSLANA

Katrina & Colé van dais release unique version of ‘Love Shine A Light’

Katrina & Colé van dais {Love Shine A Light}
Katrina & Colé van dais
{Love Shine A Light}

In 1997 Katrina & The Waves won the Eurovision Song Contest for United Kingdom with Love Shine A Light. Now in 2016 Katrina Leskanich and the talented Colé van dais from South Africa have recorded a unique and charming version of the song.

How did this collaboration come about? Colé explains “Katrina won Eurovision in 1997 with ‘Love Shine A Light’. I still remember when it won, my sister’s boyfriend who was from UK, bought the CD and played it to me. I loved it instantly! The CD came with an instrumental version, so I could learn and sing the song too which I loved as the words are so beautiful. Never would I have thought that one day I will record this song, WITH KATRINA!! This for me, is a dream come true. I met Katrina last year at a festival in South Africa where both of us performed, and even though there were many famous artists, I knew she was the one I wanted to ask to record a song with, not only because she has a stunning voice, AND had won Eurovision, which is a one of the greatest achievements for any artist, but her soul shines through her voice and one can really feel the emotion in the words she sings. As I’m from South Africa, I decided to use my local influence by doing an African version of the song. We are also joined by the Sarafina choir from Soweto as the backing choir. I’m very excited about this version of ‘Love shine a light’ and am looking forward to being part of spreading love through music in a big way, with this wonderful song, hopefully now reaching an even wider audience than ever before”.

Katrina will be a special guest at the 2016 United Kingdom national selection show – Eurovision: You Decide on 26 February at the O2 Forum in Kentish Town, London.

Colé van dais is a successful recording artist from South Africa and she has performed solo, and with a band, in many live events including corporate functions, casinos, festivals, theatres, schools, hotels and lots of other venues. She has shared the stage with popular artists such as the Village People, Julian Marley, George Harrison from the Beatles, Peter Strycher (ex partner of Freddie Mercury), Conchita Wurst (2014 ESC Austria winner) and Basim (2014 ESC Denmark). You can read more about Colé at her official website http://colevandais.com/

The new version of Love Shine A Light by Katrina Leskanich & Colé van dais feat. Sarafina Choir can be purchased at Colé’s official website from 29 February http://colevandais.com/ms_song/love-shine-a-light-katrina-leskanich-cole-van-dais/ The song will also be available on most digital platforms such as iTunes and Amazon from 15 March.

Source: www.esccovers.com

See Sarah Crystal perform ‘Clarity’ on Ohloq Tbissima Marathon 2015

Sarah Crystal {copyright: Fliving Malta}
Sarah Crystal {copyright: Fliving Malta}

Sarah Crystal is a talented actress and singer from Malta. She appeared on the Malta Song For Europe stage in 2013 as a backing singer for Domenique Azzopardi and her song Too Little Too Late. Sarah has also made her own recording of Love Shine A Light by Katrina & The Waves (ESC 1997 United Kingdom winner).

Sarah has recently recorded the song Clarity (from Zedd featuring Foxes) in the ballad version for the Vocal Booth Studios Annual Showcase 2015. She got to perform the song on the Ohloq Tbissima Marathon 2015 charity show on the F Living channel in Malta.

You can see Sarah’s performance of Clarity below.