The fifth episode of the R S G (radio sonder grense) series was broadcast after 6 pm on Sunday 30 July. Elsje van Jaarsveld presented it while Ilse Schurmann wrote the text and produced the show. Continue reading R S G SERIES ON THE SONGS FROM THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST – episode 5
Roy van der Merwe of Eurovision South Africa and the ESC Covers website attended several Eurovision song contests in person at the host cities. He is writing down his memories of those Eurovisions he attended with accreditation. Continue reading EUROVISION MEMORIES 2007 – HELSINKI
SWEDEN has won the 2023 Eurovision song contest and will host in 2024. That co-inside with the 50th anniversary of them winning in 1974 with ABBA. Continue reading CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF SWEDEN WINNING EUROVISION IN 1974 WITH WATERLOO BY ABBA – song 16 – It hurts
SWEDEN has won the 2023 Eurovision song contest and will host in 2024. That co-inside with the 50th anniversary of them winning in 1974 with ABBA. Continue reading CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF SWEDEN WINNING EUROVISION IN 1974 WITH WATERLOO BY ABBA – song 4 – Invincible
Eurovision South Africa has started with the candidates in the AFRI FRIEND AWARDS, it is the second country – ESTONIA, the second category – AFRIKAANS COVERS – and the second candidate DAAI LIEDJIE by HI 5, a boy band from South Africa. Continue reading BEST AFRIKAANS COVER OF AN ESTONIAN EUROVISION SONG – CANDIDATE 2
For the entire month of February, ESC Covers will take every day a South African artist/group/duo on a virtual tour to Europe. We will visit 28 countries.
On Saturday 25 July 2020 ESC COVERS will launch the COVER2COVER competition. In category one are 14 songs by South African artists that are covers of EUROVISION songs (actual entries or selection songs or Eurovision related because of the original artist who was an entry at Eurovision or by the composers who had written a Eurovision entry). We will list all 14 in the next days, the Afrikaans cover plus the original song.
The nineth song is JY IS DIE EEN by HI 5 plus the original song MY NUMBER ONE by HELENA PAPARIZOU.
This is a Eurovision entry. HELENA PAPARIZOU won the Eurovision song contest in 2005 for GREECE. It is as of today still their only victory. HI 5 covered it in Afrikaans along with at least 5 other Eurovision entries.
Hi 5 covered the 2006 Eurovision entry from Malta I DO in Afrikaans as VERGEWE MY WEER.
Hi 5 covered the 2006 Eurovision entry from Estonia THROUGH MY WINDOW in Afrikaans as DAAI LIEDJIE.
Boy band HI 5 was actually the first to record a cover of INVINCIBLE the 2006 Eurovision entry from Sweden as ‘N EWIGHEID.