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 seventh song is JULIA by MANIE JACKSON plus the original song KOMM MIT MIR NACH VENEDIG by G G ANDERSON.
This is not an actual Eurovision entry but G G ANDERSON took part in 1988 in the German Eurovision selection with Hattest du heut’zeit fur mich.
The brand new MANIE JACKSON has just been released and on it is a cover of an old Ralph Siegel song – the cover is called SING VAN LIEFDE (sing of love). Pity the CD does not have more covers of German schlager songs on.
“Do you remember Andreas Martin? About one month ago, his wife disappeared and has not been found since then. Now, also the public do not know about Andreas Martin. Some say he is in a psychiatric clinic”.
We know and love Andreas so much, from about 1984 when we discovered him and he songs. He took part for example in the German Eurovision selection in 1989 with HERZ AN HERZ which ended 4th that year.
South African music fans may not know Andreas as a singer, but many of his songs have become classics in Afrikaans covered by especially BLES BRIDGES – the most know is Andreas song ABSCHIED VON DEN STERNEN which Bles sang as REIK NA DIE STERRE.
Other fantastic songs of Andreas include SOLO TU (which Manie Jackson covered), AMORE MIO and DER HIMMEL KANN WARTEN.
After the death of two German schlager icons, CHRIS ROBERTS and ANDREA JURGENS, we cannot afford to loose another one.