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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 tenth song is JYS DIE EEN by PATRICIA LEWIS plus the original song APRES TOI (French) and COME WHAT MAY (English) of VICKY LEANDROS.
This is a Eurovision entry. VICKY LEANDROS won the Eurovision song contest in 1972 for LUXEMBOURG although the is a Greek singer. It became a huge hit, both in the original French and the English.
David Hasselhoff & Patricia Lewis covered the 2009 Eurovision entry from Germany MISS KISS KISS BANG in Afrikaans.
Kobus Muller & Patricia Lewis covered the 2001 Eurovision entry from Sweden LISTEN TO YOUR HEARTBEAT in Afrikaans as LUISTER WAT JOU HART SE
Patricia Lewis covered Charlotte Perrelli’s HERO – the 2008 Eurovision entry of Sweden.
On position 32 we find HERO, the 2008 entry from Sweden – HERO by Charlotte Perrelli. The song was successfully covered by Patricia Lewis from South Africa – unfortunately also in English.
Patricia Lewis covered the 1972 Eurovision winner from Luxembourg APRE TOI in Afrikaans as JY’S DIE EEN.
Patricia Lewis covered the 2002 Eurovision song from Switzerland DANS LE JARDIN DE MON AME of Francine Jordi in Afrikaans as TUINE VAN MY SIEL.
POSITION 46 – CASANOVA – GISELA – ANDORRA 2008
POSITION 45 – HERO – CHARLOTTE PERRELLI – SWEDEN 2008
What has people like Carike Keuzenkamp, Rina Hugo, Janita Claassen, Anneli van Rooyen, Patricia Lewis, Bles Bridges, Ge Korsten, Manuel Escorcio, Fanie de Jager, Jannie Moolman, Andre Schwartz, Guillaume, Tobi Jooste, Cole van Dais, David Fourie, Min Shaw, Groep 2, Amanda Luyt, Andriette Norman, Barbara Ray, Alan Garrity, Romanz, Sonja Herholdt, Sunette Bridges, Jurie Els, Corlea Botha and many more in common? Yes they are all South African recording artists but each one of them has at least COVERED one song originally composed by German composer RALPH SIEGEL. Ralph is the most known Eurovision composer and will be in Kyiv, Ukraine in May 2017 with his 25th Eurovision entry. Ralph has won Eurovision once – in 1982 when Nicole sang his song EIN BISSCHIEN FRIEDEN. The previous 3 years he had been 4th, 2nd and 2nd with his songs. Over the years he has written Eurovision entries for Germany (his home country) but also Luxembourg, Switzerland, Montenegro and San Marino.
Ralph has asked Roy van der Merwe, the president of Eurovision South Africa and the owner of the website ESCCovers, to make him compilation CD’s with his songs by South African artists. Roy has identified 100 such covers he is aware of and it will be recorded on various compilations to be handed to Ralph in Kyiv to celebrate the fact that Ralph is there with his 25th entry and also it is the 25th Eurovision in a row Roy will be attending.
During next week the compilation CD’s will be recorded and at this stage it looks like there will be at least 4 different ones
1 – EIN BISSCHIEN FRIEDEN
As there are 14 covers of this song, they will all appear on one compilation
2 – DIE ANDERKANT VAN ROEM
This is the title of Patricia Lewis’s ralph cover and will feature lesser known covers
3 – ‘N DAG MET RALPH
This comes from the title ‘n Dag met Maria which is the title of a Jurie Els song of Ralph
4 – EK IS BAIE LIEF VIR JOU
This comes from the title of one of the very first Ralph songs covered in South Africa – in the middle 70’s and originally sung by Min Shaw