The seventh episode started at 18.10 on Sunday 13 August 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 7
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
Morten Thomassen is looking at 1984 and who came second that year, someone who later on went to win the contest. ESC Covers google translated it from Norwegian to English. Continue reading ALMOST REACHING THE TOP AT EUROVISION (1984)
Morten Thomassen informed ESC Covers that TORGNY SODERBERG passed away. Continue reading TORGNY SODERBERG, composer of a Eurovision winner passed away
With Eurovision 2022 now something of the past, ESC Covers look at some of the previous winners using drawings done by a guy from Mexico. We had to stop due to other posts but we are back. Continue reading CELEBRATE PREVIOUS EUROVISION WINNERS – 1984
The latest addition to our Youtube Channel is an exclusive production of ‘DIGGI LOO DIGGI LEY’
Such a catchy winner from Sweden
56 – Diggi loo diggi ley – Herreys (Sweden 1984)
In honour of Lighthouse X I said there will be 10 competitions in the run up to be departing on 30 April. so this is the 10th competition.
But I have misjudged myself with how many items there are for fans to win, so there may be more competitions in the last days before my departure – I will see.
This one will be special. In 1984 THE HERREYS won Eurovision from starting position 1 with Diggi loo diggi ley, dancing in their golden shoes. I really love this song and it has been a dream of me to have it covered in Afrikaans (it is quite an easy song to cover in various languages and I have covers of it in at least 7 other languages besides Swedish and English). Now finally after 32 years there is an Afrikaans version – obviously called DIGGI LOO DIGGI LEY as well. I do not want to say too much now of this because it is a surprise gift to Richard Herrey (one of the 3 brothers) and now the CEO of the Hard rock cafe in Stockholm. I will give him a copy when we are in Stockholm, the exact day and time will be announced. but it will be either Tuesday 10 May during the OGAE Finnish pre-party and Thursday 12 May when we meet with Thomas Gson and Minus one of Cyprus.
There will be one extra copy for a fan of Eurovision who will be in Stockholm and all you have to do to win this is share as a comment to this post your memories of Diggi loo diggi ley.
As you can see from the attached article from 1984, The Herreys were suppose to come to South Africa but half way on their journey they were called back by the Swedish government in protest against the government of South Africa at the time. So I was deprived of seeing Herreys and only met Richard for the first time in 2007 in Helsinki during the Eurovision there.