It is with utter shock that ESC Covers received the news from the Netherlands that they had a vote to determine the worst Dutch Eurovision entry.
Today, 4 April, is the 40th anniversary of Bucks Fizz winning the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest for the United Kingdom with Making Your Mind Up. If you were around what memories do you have of that time?
A few days ago we finished with our Top 100 which were compiled from the top 10’s of 103 people. Now for about 2 weeks, Roy of ESC Covers will do his top 20 of Eurovision songs he would have liked in the top 100 but they did not make it.
On a side note, a big thank you to Carolina of Peru who drew the beautiful Johannesburg Eurofriend, which we use as the featured image.
The 9th song in our series, where we highlight Eurovision artists/stars covering NON EUROVISION songs. Today we have PETER SUE & MARC, who represented SWITZERLAND a record 4 times at the Eurovision song contest (1971, 1976, 1979 and 1981) and each time in another language (French, English, German and Italian), with a cover of a Bob Dylan song BLOWING IN THE WIND. Peter Sue & Marc recorded it in English.
LINDA WILLIAMS represented THE NETHERLANDS at the 1981 Eurovision song contest with the song HET IS EEN WONDER. She has covered a NON EUROVISION song which was a big hit for NANA MOUSOURI, who herself participated in the 1963 Eurovision song contest for Luxembourg. The song Linda has covered is LA PROVANCE which Ralph Siegel composed and Bernd Meinunger wrote the German lyrics. Linda’s cover is called IN DE LENTE. It is the 7th song in our series.
Starting today ESC Covers will focus on one song a day by a Eurovision artist or group which is a cover of a NON EUROVISION song. We will continue until 28 February.
Today’s first song is FINN KALVIK. He represented NORWAY at the 1981 Eurovision song contest with ALDRI I LIVET and ended in a shocking last place with zero points. His cover is of the song STREETS OF LONDON of Ralph McTell.