The 9th episode started at 18.10 on Sunday 27 August. Elsje van Jaarsveld presented it while Ilse Schurmann wrote the text and produced the show. Technical production is by Wihan Nel. Continue reading R S G SERIES ON THE SONGS FROM THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST – episode 9
Nedine Blom covered the 1973 Eurovision entry from Spain in English as TOUCH THE WIND.
Here is the track listing of the first Malta compilation CD
01 – Angel – Chiara covered in English as Angel by Amor Vittone
02 – Angel -Chiara covered in Afrikaans as Engel by Tobi Jooste
03 – The one that I love – Chiara covered in Afrikaans as Helder skyn die maan by Nedine Blom
04 – I do – Fabrizio covered in Afrikaans as Vergewe my weer by Hi 5
05 – I do – Fabrizio covered in Afrikaans as I do by Tobi Jooste
06 – I do – Fabrizio covered in English as I do by Tobi Jooste
07 – Another summer night – Fabrizio Faniello covered in Afrikaans as Ons somersaand by Dominec
08 – What if we – Chiara covered in Afrikaans as Vandag by Lee Scott
09 – My dream – Thea Garrett covered in Afrikaans as My droom by Steven Sterling
To coincide with ESC Covers going to Malta for the 2016 Eurovision song contest, we will look at a few of the Eurovision songs from Malta that had been covered in South Africa. Unfortunately no Junior Eurovision song from Malta has been covered. The first in the series is the 1998 Maltese entry THE ONE THAT I LOVE from Chiara.
Nedine Blom covered it as HELDER SKYN DIE MAAN (Bright shines the moon).
Nedine is one of just 2 South African singers who have covered Junior Eurovision songs – her one was a Latvian entry
Rebecca Mikaelsson, a graphic designer of Stockholm, Sweden has designed a new cover for the Afrikaans version of Thank you for the music – Dankie vir die music. Due to this extra cover, a few more copies of the promo single becomes available for fans to win. Obviously Rebecca herself will get a copy as she has designed this beautiful bright and colourful cover.
Because I have time today, I will also introduce our third competition. This is open to EACH AND EVERY EUROVISION fan, not just R O W members.
The competition is about DANKIE VIR DIE WOORDE (thank you for the words). It is an AFRIKAANS cover of the ABBA song THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC. Nedine Blom, a South African singer and also R O W member wrote the lyrics and recorded it as a tribute to ABBA and the museum. There are only a few copies, of which one will go to the museum, one of obviously for me, and then a few to be won by fans. You will have to comment on this post as follows: over the years many Eurovision entries consisted of just ONE word, several winners like WATERLOO and HEROES. Now you have to think about your most loved ONE WORD title of a Eurovision entry and give a short reason why you like that one word. Winners will be announced before Stockholm and if the winners are there, they will get it there, others will be posted.