Saturday, April 28, 2012

Farrah Fawcett Majors does Eurovision

Here's one piece of Eurocovers treasure I didn't know about.
It's iconic American actress and Charlie's Angel Farrah Fawcett-Majors (1947-2009) doing a coverversion of the Italian 1974 Eurovision entry Si with some French bloke named Jean-Paul Vignon.
Vignon does all the singing but Farrah makes it all amazing by sexy-rapping all over the song like's she's French or something.
This single was already released in 1977 and Farrah Fawcett-Majors was a superstar and still no-one at Eurocovers knew of this gem.

Si by Gigliola Cinquetti ended second behind ABBA's Waterloo in the Brighton Eurovision Song Contest.
But credit where credit is due, I nicked the picture from the Cranched For Now blogspot, who wrote about this in 2009. So you go there NOW, read more about it, see the disc and have a listen to this fab coverversion. Don't forget to come back though.....

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Marianne (Italy 1968) in a new version by Morgan

While most Italian Eurovision classics have been covered a zillion times, one of my favorites only lists a few versions (although two by none other than Cliff Richard).
So I was pleased to hear the song wasn't totally forgotten just yet.
Marianne is the Italian entry from 1968, then performed and recorded by Sergio Endrigo.
This new version is by (Marco) Morgan and can be found on his CD album Italian Songbook Vol. 2.

The album also includes Io Che Non Vivo, the song we all know as You Don't have To Say You Love Me by Saint Dusty of Springfield.

Morgans album is released on CD but can also be found in your favorite digitessen.
Above clip is from Morgans Youtube channel.

Special thanks to Marco (not Morgan) for the tip!

Eurovision 2012 - Baku
For the latest release news on the 2012 Eurovision entries please check out the Baku Collection.
You'll find that Maya Sar has recorded an Italian version of her entry for Bosnia-Hercegovina, Italy enclosed San Marino have a Make Your Own Video competition with some fab prizes. Italy continues their return with Out Of Love (L'Amore è Femmina) by Nina Zilli.