It is no secret that the group LITESOUND of BELARUS is one of the top favourite artists of ESC Covers. Roy met them in 2012 in Baku and they became friends on Facebook. Continue reading LITESOUND OF BELARUS – SAD STORY
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.
Vasya Boykova has recorded My Hieroi (We Are The Heroes) in support and solidarity of the people with the current situation of protests in Belarus. The song is a cover of the Litesound anthemic Eurovision hit, We Are The Heroes, from 2012.
Vasya is from Ukraine and she took part with many people in a day of action in Kiev support of their Belarussian neighbours.
Vasya has a nice and clear vocal and she has recorded several quality covers of songs including covers of three songs from the 2020 Eurovision – Fall From The Sky (Albania), Empires (Poland) and Fai rumore (Italy).
Italian songs are also a speciality for Vasya. She recently recorded Meraviglioso amore mio by Arisa and the evergreen Ti Amo by Umberto Tozzi.
You can listen to more of Vasya’s songs at her YouTube channel – (1) Vasya & Nina Boykova – YouTube
Check out My Hieroi, Ti Amo and Meraviglioso amore mio below.
Source: ESC Covers
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.
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!
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!»
ESC Covers have been informed about a Belarus language version of Litesound Eurovision entry We are the heroes. They have recorded it in light of mass protests in Belarus against unfair election, where major candidates have been arrested to clear the road for current president.
Jan-Mattys van Lill covered the 2012 Belarus Eurovision song WE ARE THE HEROES of Litesound in Afrikaans as VEG TOT DIE EINDE
Polina Gagarina sang A MILLION VOICES at the 2015 Eurovision song contest for Russia. Litesound (who represented Belarus in 2012) teamed up with ALEX KOLCHIN and covered the song but also in English.
The 2012 Eurovision entry from Belarus WE ARE THE HEROES by Litesound ends up as our 35th best song. The song was covered in Afrikaans by Jan-Mattys van Lill in 2012 and a second cover in Afrikaans was done in 2017 by Dirk Lazenby.
We got a surprise new CD today – it is called KOSMIES and is by a new group called TUSSEN STERRE (among stars). The group has three members – Jan-Mattys van Lill SJ van Dyk and Martin Clifford Earle. The name Jan-Mattys may sound familiar to some – he has covered two Euro songs in the past – Russia 2008 – Believe of Dima Bilan which he calls DIE LEWE BEGIN VAN VOORAF and Belarus 2012 – We are the heroes of Litesound which he calls VEG TOT DIE EINDE. On their CD is a song called VIR EWIG ‘N GOEIE TYD (For always a good time) and a video has been made of it. They have just entered it for the San Marino selection but it has not been loaded as yet.