Morten Thomassen from Norway discussed today how LET ME BE THE ONE by the SHADOWS ended in second spot at the 1975 Eurovision song contest. Continue reading NORWEGIAN COVER OF THE 1975 EUROVISION ENTRY FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM
Morten Thomassen today is focusing on 1975 when the Shadows almost won the Eurovision song contest for the United Kingdom. ESC Covers google translated it from Norwegian to English. Continue reading ALMOST REACHING THE TOP AT EUROVISION (1975)
In 2011 the group BLUE represented the UNITED KINGDOM at the Eurovision song contest with I CAN. Continue reading AFRIKAANS COVER OF THE 2011 EUROVISION ENTRY FROM THE UK
Danish duo LECIA & LUCIENNE have covered various Eurovision entries in Danish. Continue reading BUM BUM – LECIA & LUCIENNE
Morten Thomassen writes today about ROCK BOTTOM, one of several times the United Kingdom ended in second place at the Eurovision song contest. ESC Covers google translated it from Norwegian to English. Continue reading ALMOST REACHING THE TOP AT EUROVISION – 1977
BROTHERHOOD OF MAN, winners of the 1976 Eurovision song contest, recorded an album with 20 songs that all were number one hits in the United Kingdom. Continue reading WHAT’S ANOTHER YEAR – BROTHERHOOD OF MAN
Morten Thomassen writes today of 1992 when the top 3 were all English songs. ESC Covers google translated this from Norwegian to English. Continue reading ALMOST WINNING AT EUROVISION (1992)
Today it’s the turn of the fourth song, who lacked 17 points to win the whole show and then we have arrived at the year 2004.
The 17 points were up to Ukraine, which won its first victory and the country we are talking about was then called Serbia & Montenegro.
This could perhaps be called the last convulsion of the country that used to be called Yugoslavia.
The song “Lane Moje” can be called a pretty good return for this country, which for 10 years was banned from most cultural activity at European level.
This song performed by Zeljko Joksimovic is probably the clearest and best example of what are called Balkan ballads.
And if you were ever to choose the best runner-up of all time in ESC, I would probably bet my money on this song.
Down to Greece in third place this year, there were only 11 points, so Zeljko positioned himself relatively safely between two highly danceable songs with his calm song.
The now 50-year-old Mr Joksimovic started his professional career back in 1997 and he is said to have participated in several competitions apart from the one we know best.
After his first participation in the ESC, he obviously got blood on his teeth.
He was the composer for the Bosnian contribution in 2006 and the Montenegrin contribution in 2015, these songs have in common that they are their country’s best placement in the ESC.
Zeljko participated once again as an artist in 2012 and that time ended up in third place, so good positions are something this guy can do.
In 2008 he was also the composer for the Serbian contribution, then he was also the presenter of the ESC final held in Serbia, so theoretically he could have experienced giving the prize for the winning song to himself, he didn’t, the song came in 6th place .
Since this fellow is still active in so many musical areas, one should probably not ignore the possibility that he could find a way to appear again on an ESC stage in the future, he should be welcome.
Morten Thomassen writes today about Iceland who twice came second, in 1999 and then years later in 2009. ESC Covers google translated it from Norwegian to English. Continue reading ALMOST WINNING AT EUROVISION – 1999
It has not been a good couple of days for Eurovision related artists. Bruno Andries sent ESC Covers a link to a Belgium newspaper that reported on the death of a well-known Dutch singer, composer and producer. Norbert from ESC Dublin to Amsterdam wrote for us on the news. Continue reading Pierre Kartner (better known as Vader Abraham) passed away.