Originally planned to do this series over a month or two, but it takes a lot of time. INFE Australia, INFE Ireland and INFE South Africa teamed up to pick their favourite Eurovision entry involving a MALE SINGER from each country that have participated in the Eurovision song contest.
ESC Covers got the sad news that American singer B J THOMAS had passed away. Although he is not a Eurovision singer, his biggest hit RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD was covered by a host of Eurovision artists. We will publish some of the cover we could find on Youtube. Continue reading RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD – covers by Eurovision artists
Chris Roberts passed away this year but in the 70’s he was one of the most successful Schlager singers in Germany – his song Do you speak English was a big hit.
It was also big hits in other languages like AFRIKAANS by Carike Keuzenkamp & Johan Stemmet many years later (1994).
It was also covered in Danish by well-known duo Keld & Hilda together with the D0nkeys.
The day started off with very sad news from Ralph Siegel informing us of the death of CHRIS ROBERTS. Although Chris has never been an entry at Eurovision for Germany, he was well known among many EURO fans who follow German schlager music and songs composed by Ralph Siegel. One of his biggest hits was DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH (of course sang in German and composed by Ralph Siegel). The song was also covered in Danish by one of their most known Eurovision composer KELD HEICK (with his group) and the title is also DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH. In South Africa the song was covered as well and the title DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH was speak although the lyrics are in Afrikaans, and sung in duet form by Carike Keuzenkamp and Johan Stemmet. Chris was at Eurovision as one of a group of 6 singers who represented Luxembourg in 1985 with the song CHILDREN, KINDER, ENFANTS which was also composed by Ralph Siegel