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Eurovision winners to take part in ‘Rock The Roof’ interval act in Rotterdam

Six previous winners of the Eurovision Song Contest will take part in the ‘Rock The Roof’ interval act in Rotterdam in May.

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Senhit releases cover of ‘Ding A Dong’

Senhit from the music video of 'Ding A Dong'
Senhit from the music video of ‘Ding A Dong’

Senhit has released her version of the 1975 Eurovision winner by Teach In for The Netherlands. The song is Ding A Dong and she has put her own unique style to the song.

The version of Ding A Dong is very different to the original and it is soulful and retro dance oriented.

Senhit has lots of disguises in the music video including dressing as Wonder Woman!

Senhit was chosen to represent San Marino again at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest with Freaky! Sadly the contest was cancelled because of the Covid-19 crisis. However, she will get the chance again to represent San Marino at the 2021 Eurovision! She also took part in the 2011 ESC.

You can see the music video for Ding A Dong below.

Source: ESC Covers

HIT OR MISS

It is interesting looking at chart success in South Africa for Eurovision artists. Several of them have had big hits but with other songs than their Eurovision entries. One of the classic examples is KATRINA AND THE WAVES who had a minor hit with LOVE SHINE A LIGHT but WALKING ON SUNSHINE is a classic here.

It is, however Dutch Eurovision artists who have “suffered” the most. At least 5 come to mind who hit big with a song but failed with their Eurovision entry.

GERARD JOLING – NO MORE BOLEROS went platinum but his 1988 euro entry SHANGRI-LA failed to chart.

MAYWOOD – GIVE ME BACK MY LOVE went to number 1 but their 1990 euro entry IK WIL ALLES MET JOU DELEN/NO MORE WIND TO GUIDE ME failed to chart.

TEACH IN – IN THE SUMMERNIGHT was a number 1 hit for them but their Eurovision winner in 1975 DINGE-DONG failed to chart.

LINDA WILLAIMS – I’LL BIDE MY TIME was a huge hit here (and probably nowhere else) but her 1981 euro entry HET IS EEN WONDER/I AM THE LADY failed to chart. The song, however charted several years later for other artists as covers, among them DANA WINNER.

MOUTH & MACNEAL – HOW DO YOU DO did very well on the charts bit their 1974 euro entry I SEE A STAR did not chart, however the song was covered at the same time in Afrikaans as EK SIEN A STER which did very well.