MANIE JACKSON is currently one of the most successful singers in South Africa. Over his career, he has covered successfully songs of G G Anderson, Udo Jurgens, Karel Gott and Andreas Martin in Afrikaans.
For the next month or two, INFE Australia, INFE Ireland and INFE South Africa teamed up to pick their favourite Eurovision entry involving a MALE SINGER from each country that have participated in the Eurovision song contest.
STAR OF THE WEEK is a new project, in which throughout the week the attention is focused on 1 singer, duo or group. In the next 6 days we will post 6 songs by Karel Gott, Roy van der Merwe and Norbert Pannemann each picked 3 songs.
Today we are highlighting the 18th Eurovision star doing a cover of a NON EUROVISION song.
GARRY HAGGER, stage name of Gert Vanderhaeghe, was born in Tielrode on 29 April 1963. He is a Flemish singer.
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 twelfth song is DAAR IS NIKS SOOS WARE LIEFDE by GROEP 2 plus the original singer UDO JURGENS of Austria also doing it in Afrikaans. His original German song WAHRE LIEBE IST GANZ LEISE is not on Youtube,
This is not an actual Eurovision entry. It was however composed by UDO JURGENS who participated no less than 3 times in the 60’s for Austria at the Eurovision song contest. This third time, in 1966 he actually won the contest with MERCI CHERI.
The 1966 Eurovision winner MERCI CHERIE by Udo Jurgens from Austria was covered by Nicole from Germany – unfortunately also in German. Nicole won Eurovision for Germany in 1982……
The 1966 Eurovision winner MERCI CHERIE by Udo Jurgens from Austria was covered by Helene Fischer from Germany – unfortunately also in German