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SAN MARINO VIDEOS – PROGRESS

It is a few days since the first videos have been uploaded by 1in360 for San Marino 2018 Eurovision selection. ESCCover have looked at about 30% of the videos – in time we will get to everyone.

Obviously being a South African based website our first focus was on the entries from South Africa – unfortunately just 3 of them. We can report that Cole van Dais in duet with Orpan of Thailand has reached the magical 100 LIKES. Andre van Wyngaart is standing at 76 likes and we hope he will reach 100 soon. Christian Heath the 3rd entry, still has some way to go but we hope he will reach 100 likes also before the closing date. Of course we hope for more SA entries.

Secondly our attention went to other entries from Africa especially in the light of the upcoming Afri music song contest and quite a few surprised us. A little disappointed over the low amount of likes for the combined entry of Namibia/Germany but hopefully it will reach 100 likes as well.

We also looked at some from Malta and are happy that Kurt has passed the 100 likes (currently at 117) and the brother/sister duo stands at 92.

One from China has just reached the 100 like mark.

We also support Sergey Sysuev from Ukraine and hope his likes increased.

A surprise is one from Italy with already 350 likes – a fun video about BI POLAR.

There is also an interesting one from Columbia with 257 likes already.

From the look of it the top 3 in terms of likes are
3 – David Vardanov of Armenia with 813
2 – Sarah of Ireland with 926
1 – Justin Utley from the United States of America with 1202.

A lot can still happen before the deadline but we will continue to look – thumbs up to San Marino for this initiative.

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AFRI FRIEND AWARDS – CATEGORY ONE – BEST FULL CD BY A MALE SINGER

We start off with the first of ten categories of the AFRI FRIEND awards 2017. The category is BEST FULL CD BY A MALE SINGER.

The criteria for CD’s to be considered are

a – Obviously it has to be by a male singer (although a couple of duets are allowed on the CD)

b – 60% or more of the songs have to be in Afrikaans

c – At least one song has to be cover (Eurovision or otherwise)

d – Released after 1 January 2016 but before 31 October 2017

So far 4 CD’s are being considered (and as we discover more that fulfill the criteria, they will be added to this post

01 – DEON GROOT – GEE MY OOR

02 – DIRK LAZENBY – SONSKYN LIEFDE

03 – ERNIE BATES – DROOM

04 – ANDRE VAN WYNGAARDT – DIE ENGELE HAAL ASEM

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05 – HENRY VAN DYK – SOMMER SO

AFRI MUSIC SONG CONTEST – ANDRE VAN WYNGAARDT

It is time to focus the attention to our third Afrikaans artist who had registered to take part in the first Afri music song contest. It is ANDRE VAN WYNGAARDT. Andre has recorded two CD’s, his first is SKADU’S VAN MY HART which features one Eurovision cover – Sweden 2006 – EWIGHEID. His second CD was launched a month or two ago and is called DIE ENGELE HAAL ASEM and again it features one Eurovision cover – Estonia 2017 – AS IN DIE VLAMME. Andre will surely enter the full compliment of 3 songs allowed and no doubt they will come from his new CD, our guess is two original songs and the Estonian cover.

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COVER OF ESTONIA 2017

A few weeks ago, Rene covered the first song from the 2017 Eurovision season, a selection song from Romania. Andre van Wyngaardt has now covered the first actual entry for 2017 – ESTONIA 2017 – the song is VERONA by KOIT & LAURA. Andre calls his entry AS IN DIE VLAMME.

Right now it is just a promo single but he has plans to include it into his new album due out for later the year.

This is the second euro song Andre has covered, previously he did Sweden 2006, Invincible in Afrikaans.

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