Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Jan Johansen - Kedvesem

Jan Johansen loves Kedvesem (and so do I).
In case you missed it, ByeAlex finished 10th with Kedvesem (Sweetheart) in saturdays Eurovision final in Malmö, singing for Hungary.
Jan Johansen is the singer of the 1995 Swedish entry Se På Mig (3rd place in Dublin).

Kedvesem at the Malmö Collection has all the details and links to the versions of the lovely ByeAlex song. There's even one with a bit sung in Swedish by ByeAlex himself..

Jan's soundcloud
Jan Johansen has a book out (in Swedish)

Also check out everything about these Hungarian entries:
2014 - András Kállay Saunders at the Copenhagen Collection
2013 - ByeAlex at the Malmö Collection
2012 - Compact Disco at the Baku Collection
2011 - Kati Wolf at the Düsseldorf Collection
2009 - Adok Zoli at the Moscow Collection
You'll find versions, CD info, charts and other trivia

Update: Jan also recorded an English version She's The One, lyrics by Gabi Knoll.

Eisenhauer also covers ByeAlex' Eurovision hit.

Above video is a coverversion of the Hungarian 2013 entry Kedvesem by ByeAlex

It's sung in English by Eisenhauer and is titled One For Me.
The track wass released in May 2014 in Germany. The cdsingle includes four versions of the song.
One For Me - single version
One For Me - Thomas Lizzara mix
One For Me - "One Love" remix
One For Me - Karaoke
Out on Rhingtön (Universal Music), also available at your usual digital outlets.

Kedvesem ended 10th in the final in Malmö.
Read all about the original song and its versions here at the Malmö Collection.
For a coverversion by Swedish Eurovision singer Jan Johansen go here at Eurocovers.
Special thanks to Ivor Lyttle.

And here's a Swedish version by Mona Ersare

Here's a new Swedish coverversion of Kedvesem.
The singer is Mona Ersare. The track is released as a digital single.

More Hungarian stuff
Paprikajancsi (Puppet on a string)
Marika Késmárky a.k.a. Edina Pop
Zoller Zsolt - Szerelem miért múlsz
Toldy Mária -Viaszbaba - Poupée de cire, poupée de son

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Takasa's You And Me the Estonian way

It's a well know fact Estonians like to sing, live to sing. So when this coverversion of the 2013 Swiss entry You And Me by Takasa  was recorded it was no problem to get 400 people to join in. The singers are from the Kärdla Uhisgümnaasium, which I guess is an Estonian education hotspot of some sorts. Nice and a funny video.
In Estonian the song is titled Ikka Jääd Sa Minuga which means something like Will you still be with me.

Having 400 people doing a Eurocover may well be a record (The Kärdla's think so and I'm not arguing)
Takasa (short for Them Of The Salvation Army) are breaking one of two records in Eurovision this year, at 95, Bassplayer Emil Ramsauer is the oldest artist to grace the Eurovision stage.
The other record is by Ukraine who are parading the tallest ever person on the stage.

Eurovision 2013 is imminent. For details on all this years entries, releases, recordings, charts and other trivia, please grace The Malmö Collection with a visit.
Eurocovers also has a bit about Bonnie.