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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 and her support for Belarus with ‘My Hieroi’

Vasya Boykova
Vasya Boykova

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


The day started off great when we received the latest two Eurovision covers. A singer from Cape Town, DIRK LAZENBY has recorded a full CD and on it will be two Eurovision covers.The CD is currently at the printers and once it becomes available, we will inform you about the details.

The two euro covers are
Lithuania 2012 Love is blind of Donny Montell which will be called JY’S DIE EEN VIR MY (you are the one for me)

Belarus 2012 We are the heroes of Litesound which will be called EK WIL JOU HELP WEES (I want to be your hero).

Andy Mikheev, the chief editor of ESCKaz website heard the two covers and said it is of the BEST ever to come out of South Africa.

Roy van der Merwe, the president of Eurovision South Africa loves both songs as well. but most know he just love covers and is not as objective when it comes to real world quality,which according to Andy these two covers are.

Dirk is still fairly unknown but this CD, if the other songs are of the same standard, is destined for big things.

A special thanks to Riaan Steyn who is helping Dirk to realize his dream with this CD.



We start today again with the last group of 20 songs. It is the turn again of BELARUS and their 2012 song WE ARE THE HEROES by LITESOUND. This song is very special to me. Jan-Mattys van Lill who is doing the Afrikaans cover, did it for me as a birthday present in 2012, so there are not many copies of this available as it has not been commercially released.