Roy van der Merwe of Eurovision South Africa and the ESC Covers website attended several Eurovision song contests in person at the host cities. He is writing down his memories of those Eurovisions he attended with accreditation. Continue reading EUROVISION MEMORIES 2009 – MOSCOW
Eurovision South Africa has started with the candidates in the AFRI FRIEND AWARDS, it is the third country – FINLAND, the second category – AFRIKAANS COVERS – and the third candidate EK VAL VIR JOU by MONIQUE & SNOTSKOP from South Africa. Continue reading BEST AFRIKAANS COVER OF A FINNISH EUROVISION SONG – CANDIDATE 3
Eurovision South Africa has started with the candidates in the AFRI FRIEND AWARDS, it is the third country – FINLAND, the first category – ENGLISH COVERS – and the third candidate LOSE CONTROL by (Stefan) LUDIK who is from Namibia. Continue reading BEST ENGLISH COVER OF A FINNISH EUROVISION SONG – CANDIDATE 3
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 fourteenth song is EK VAL VIR JOU by MONIQUE STEYN & SNOTKOP plus the original song LOOSE CONTROL by WALDO’S PEOPLE.
This is a Eurovision entry. It was the entry from FINLAND in 2009. The Afrikaans cover became the biggest ever hit of a Finnish original song and sold many more copies than the original song.
In 2o09 Waldo’s people represented Finland with their song LOOSE CONTROL. Monique & Snotkop covered it in Afrikaans as EK VAL VIR JOU.
98. Lose control (Finland 2009)
Ek val vir jou – Monique & Snotkop
Loose control – Waldo’s people