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 eleventh song is EN EK MIS JOU by KURT DARREN plus the original song SAN FRANCISCO by THE OLSEN BROTHERS.
This is not an actual Eurovision entry but a selection song from Denmark many years ago. It was obvious performed in Danish by THE OLSEN BROTHERS who won the 2000 Eurovision song contest with FLY IN THE WINGS OF LOVE. After their victory they released a German CD with German versions of their biggest hits and SAN FRANCISCO was on it and Kurt’s cover was actually done on this and not on the original Danish version which sounded differently.
The last compilation was really created for DENMARK and is called DANISH DELIGHTS. There are no compilations left as all were taken in Copenhagen; but due to demand for this, we have decided to create a few more for fans in Vienna. Here is the index:
I made it to the Kurt Darren concert! Only 5 minutes before it started,
but it was lucky I was late, because I helped 4 gorgeous South African
women on my bus find their way to the theater. (It’s really hard to
find, but I know my way around because it’s my old University).
It was *lots* of fun! I’m really glad I went, I wasn’t sure if I’d like
it but I had a great time. Cowboys En Crooks was easily my favorite
song, but I’m still waking up in the morning with Meisie Meisie stuck in
my head too. He also sang Kaptein, Lekker Lekker, Voorwarts Mars, Dans
Op Die Tafels, Staan Op! and Dans In Afrikaans… and that’s just the
songs I still remember from the night. (I definitely see the similarity
with German Schlager now!)
You’ll see from the photos that everyone was dancing on the stage with
him & he took photos with the audience while he was singing. Everyone
had a really good time. I see he has his music on Rdio too, so I’ve
been listening to some of his songs there too.
Thanks for the recommendation, Roy! Excellent night, if he comes back
to Perth I’ll be sure to bring some friends along next time!
With Jan Johansen having a birthday today, it is appropriate to publish his 1995 Eurovision entry – the promo CD, which by the way was also the first promo CD I ever got directly from an artist himself. The song has been covered by several South African artists among them Kurt Darren, Guillaume Willemse, Jaycee Crause, Dominec and Steven Sterling.