Senhit has released her version of Congratulations by Cliff Richard (1968 ESC United Kingdom). It is definitely different and maybe a little ‘eccentric’ but I guess that is the sort of spin she wanted to put on the song!
Regarding the music video for Congratulations, Senhit advised “This is the vision of what would happen if Federico Fellini and David Bowie would join my birthday party”.
Special thanks to the Electric Light artist Marco Lodola for his astonishing masterpieces Jimi, John, Ziggy and Freddie.
Senhit was selected to represent San Marino at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest with Freaky but due to the coronavirus mayhem, the contest was cancelled. She will, however, get another chance to sing for San Marino in the 2021 edition of Eurovision. Senhit did represent San Marino at the 2011 Eurovision with Stand By.
You can see the official video for Congratulations below.
Source: ESC Covers
ESC Covers wanted to write over the death of Bill Martin, a UK composer, but with the preparation for the 21 days of isolation, a lot of buying of stuff etc, we did not get to it. The times newspaper of the UK did the following article which we have copied.
Bill Martin, one of pop music’s most accomplished songwriters, has died aged 81, drawing tributes from across the industry.
A former shipyard worker who was born in Govan, Martin wrote top-ten hits for stars of the Sixties and Seventies, including Sandie Shaw and Cilla Black. He went on to write Back Home for the 1970 England World Cup squad, and Shang-a-lang for the Bay City Rollers, the sound of the title echoing the noises of the Clydeside yards.
He was behind two Eurovision Song Contest winners (ESC Covers feel this is a mistake as only Sandie was a Euroviion winner. Cliff came second) and in his later years his ring tone was Congratulations, the No 1 hit he wrote for Cliff Richard in 1968.
Phil Coulter, Martin’s songwriting partner, said his death was the end of an era.
ESC Covers favourite song by him is FOREVER AND EVER for the group Slik.
Emil Gorovets covered the 1968 Eurovision entry from the United Kingdom in Russian as STO POZDRAVLENIY
Peter Beil covered the 1968 Eurovision entry from the United Kingdom in German as MAN GRATULIERT MIR
Poor Peter covered the 1968 Eurovision entry from the United Kingdom as GRATULALOK in Hungarian.
Karin Kent covered the 1968 Eurovision entry from the United Kingdom as LANG ZAL ZE LEVEN in Dutch.
Gitte Haenning covered the 1968 Eurovision entry from the United Kingdom in Swedish as VI GRATULERAR.
Margareta Paslaru covered the 1968 Eurovision entry from the United Kingdom CONGRATULATIONS in Romanian as FELICITARI.
Birthe Kjaer covered the 1968 Eurovision song from the United Kingdom CONGRATULATIONS in Danish as VI SI’R TILLYKKE.