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A new name on the South African music scene is DEON GROOT. Sony South Africa has just released his first CD which is called GEE MY OOR.  Most of the 12 songs on the CD have been written by him, but one of them is a cover of a Eurovision songs. Unfortunately it is not a cover of new song but this song has been covered years ago for the first and and has become a classic with more 12 other people also covering it. The original song is Germany’s 1985 Eurovision entry FUR ALLE by WIND which reached 2nd place at the contest. The most successful Afrikaans cover was done by ANDRE SCHWARTZ – he called it LIEF VIR ALLES HIER (In love with everything here). Now this Deon Groot covers it as well in a different style than the Andre version.

He has used several backing singers and two of them have Eurovision connection, BURGERD BOTHA who was part of Romanz and LEE SCOTT who covered at least 3 songs from 2009.




Two years ago Georgia’s 2013 Eurovision entry WATERFALL was covered in Afrikaans by Karlien van Jaarsveld as UITKLOPHOU. Now there is another cover of this song. The group ROMANZ who started singing together in 2008 decided to break up as group and each of the 4 members are now busy with solo careers. Sony released a GREATEST HITS as a farewell CD. It is a double CD with 40 songs, 35 of them coming form their previous CD’s with 5 new songs, one of them WATERFALL in Afrikaans. It has new Afrikaans lyrics and is called WATERVAL which is the Afrikaans title of the original.