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One of the posts we lost yesterday and which we now re-do, is about the sad news of the death of DIRK LAZENBY from complications of Covid 19.

Dirk was a singer from Cape Town. He covered in 2017 two Eurovision songs for ESC Covers, one of them is the 2012 Eurovision entry from BELARUS.

The original song is WE ARE THE HEROES by LITESOUND. Dirk’s Afrikaans cover is called EK WIL JOU HELD WEES.

Barry Tsai of ESC Covers is busy revamping the  YouTube Channel and he did a video for us of Dirk’s cover.


Underneath press release from Dima, the lead singer of the 2012 Belorussian  Eurovision group Litesound in regards to their new song which was released connected to the presidential elections. AS we got the press release only today, the elections took place yesterday and the results are known with the current president winning with 80% of the vote. ESC Covers are giving our support to the people of Belarus.
Human right violation during the Belorussian election process forced Eurovision 2012 contestants Litesound to record a song that appeal to the people of BelarusEverything has its own cycle, events tend to repeat and different generations experience the same feelings. As a proof of this there is a stunning Belorussian poem “To the Belarusian people”, written by Yakub Kolas exactly 100 years ago with its heart touching piercingness. This, along with the evidences of human rights violation during the election process taking place in modern Belarus, inspired Litesound band to record a manifesto song addressed to the Belarusian people at this difficult hour for our country.

Today Litesound say to the world that people of Belarus are willing to be freeLitesound’s leader Dmitry Karakin says: «Since I was born, I had gained a belief in goodness, a craving for freedom and equality, and a burning sense of injustice that forced me to stand up for the weak, even if it was a tough price to pay for it.

But I know what honor is, and that it cannot be sold in a face of fear. I know what it means to live without deception and conscientiously.
This summer of 2020 put everything into place. I had to grow up mentally and look critically at the еhings that seemed unimportant to me or did not concern me before.
Today is a terrible hour. Each of us is aware of this and understands that in the face of merciless force we can only withstand being single wall – each for all, and all for each! With us are those who have not betrayed their conscience, who believe in the ideals of freedom and democracy. With us are those who can commit compassion, empathize, sympathize.
And we are in the majority! We believe that we ourselves are the blacksmiths of our will and freedom! Freedom of our native land, Belarus!
The great Belarusian writer and poet Yakub Kolas felt the same feelings as we do exactly 100 years ago. The people, under the yoke of invaders and strangers, longed for freedom and independence from their oppressors. And the lines of his poems was making me weep, looking at the horrible composure and cruelty with which the Belarusian authorities deal with us and our will!
And today the unbroken spirit of the people, the unshakable courage of three women Svetlana Tikhonovskaya, Veronica Zepkalo and Maria Kolesnikova heroically fighting for us and for their loved ones, has breathed into us a feeling of majestic reverence and patriotism!
It was all this that gave us inspiration of inconceivable power, which we want to share in our new song, written to the piercing poems of Yakub Kolas To Belarusians People!»
Listen and share this wonderful job made by Litesoundhttps://youtu.be/SE2p5iJBcTs



The day started off great when we received the latest two Eurovision covers. A singer from Cape Town, DIRK LAZENBY has recorded a full CD and on it will be two Eurovision covers.The CD is currently at the printers and once it becomes available, we will inform you about the details.

The two euro covers are
Lithuania 2012 Love is blind of Donny Montell which will be called JY’S DIE EEN VIR MY (you are the one for me)

Belarus 2012 We are the heroes of Litesound which will be called EK WIL JOU HELP WEES (I want to be your hero).

Andy Mikheev, the chief editor of ESCKaz website heard the two covers and said it is of the BEST ever to come out of South Africa.

Roy van der Merwe, the president of Eurovision South Africa loves both songs as well. but most know he just love covers and is not as objective when it comes to real world quality,which according to Andy these two covers are.

Dirk is still fairly unknown but this CD, if the other songs are of the same standard, is destined for big things.

A special thanks to Riaan Steyn who is helping Dirk to realize his dream with this CD.