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 2009 – MOSCOW
POSITION 48 – HASTA LA VISTA BABY – OLEXSANDR PONOMARJOVU – UKRAINE 2003
POSITION 47 – LA VOIX – MALENA ERNMAN – SWEDEN 2009
Here is my favourites from 2002 until 2016
2002 – Jan Johansen,
2003 – Jan Johansen & Pernilla Wahlgren tied with Fame,
2004 – Shirley Clamp,
2005 – Shirley Clamp (again),
2006 – Evan,
2007 – Magnus Carlsson,
2008 – Charlotte Perrelli,
2009 – Malena Ernman,
2010 – Timoteij,
2011 – Jenny Silver,
2012 – nothing, I really did not like a single song
2013 – Martin Rolinski
2014 – Cajasastina Akerstrom
2015 – Måns Zelmerlöw
2016 – Samir & Viktor
La voix – jou stem – Nianell & Romanz
La voix – Vera-Marie Meyer Willemse
La voix – Malema Ernman
By Steve Humphreys (Australia)
One of my favourite moments from back in Vienna 2015, was seeing just how well contestants Mans Zelmerlow (Sweden) & Guy Sebastian (Australia) got on together during that week. Then this great freindship even transcended onto the Eurovision scoreboard, when both countries gave each other 12 points. There was even talk of a future duet between Mans and Guy, that would be special. This has got me thinking how many times has two stars of the past Eurovision Song Contests have actually got together to make a duet? besides covering a Eurovision entry, itself.
So I did some searching around and came up with my own
Top 10 Eurovision artists duets.
1. Maria Haukaas Storeng & Måns Zelmerlöw- ‘Precious to Me’
2. Christer Björkman & Shirley Clamp- La Vie/ This is My Life
3. Agnetha Faltskog & Tomas Ledin- Never Again
4. Johnny Logan & Nicole – No One Makes Love like You/Niemand liebt so wie du
(composed by Ralph Siegel and Bernd Meinunger)
5. Elisabeth Andreassen & Tor Endresen- All over the World (MGP 15)
6. Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard- Suddenly (From Xanadu movie)
7. Timoteij Feat Alexander Rybak-Vända Med Vinden
8. Malena Ernman & Sarah Dawn Finer – Sancta Lucia (2013)
9. Jan Johansen & Jill Johnson- Let it be me
10. Anita Skorgan Med Jahn Teigen- Friendly
If you know of some other Eurovision duets, let us know in the comments,
Footnote: When putting this Top 10 together I realised that just one artist that actually technically should not be on the list, as they have not appeared on a Eurovision Song Contest stage, Who is that?
Federica Falzon charmed everyone with her magnificent performance of Diamonds, when she represented Malta at the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Her amazing pop/operatic vocals captivated the watching public.
Since Junior Eurovision, Federica has continued to record and perform in concerts and on tv. Here you can see some performances of Federica. First of all is a special duet of Con Te Partirò (Un Mondo da Amare) with Vincenzo Carne on RAI 1 tv in Italy, where Andrea Bocelli listened in on a big screen on the stage.
Next we see Federica cover Un Bel Di Vedremo (the pop lyric arrangement by Malena Ernman, who represented Sweden at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest with La Voix). This performance was when Federica was a special guest at the 2015 Malta Junior Eurovision selection show.
Finally we see a unique video of Federica performing Diamonds with a live orchestra at a special show of Amber, who represented Malta at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. We now await for more exciting and new songs and shows by Federica.