Mp3 Monday: When The Angels Sing
No matter the results of the final, my favorite thing about following Eurovision and its national selections these past three years has definitely been discovering dozens of great artists and songs that I would have never heard of otherwise.
Just this year there were several artists who I was already familiar with from following the contest – Charlotte Perrelli and Dima Bilan from their previous participations in the contest, and Gisela, Nico of Romania, both members of Euroband, Ani Lorak, Diana Gurtskaya, Tand amara of FYR Macedonia from their previous participations in national selections.
There were two other performers that I was familiar with through non Eurovision venues. First, I had heard of Sebastien Tellier through his work with half of Daft Punk. Second, I had heard of No Angels through another girl group that had covered two of their songs. And that group is none other than...
…Taiwanese girl group S.H.E! Their seemingly endless back catalogue of covers includes two covers of No Angels songs, “When the Angels Sing” and “Come Back”, on their 2003 album “Together”. I wanted to post these back when I wrote about Germany's song in my ranking, but due to unfortunate circumstances I was unable to, so I'm posting it now.
This is not the first artist that S.H.E has covered who went on to compete in Eurovision - they also covered "Everytime" by Britney Spears, which was co-written by Annet Artani who represented Cyprus in 2006. It will be interesting to see if this trend continues.
Download - No Angels - "When The Angels Sing"
Download - S.H.E - "Tian Shi Zai Chang Ge"
Download - No Angels - "Come Back"
Download - S.H.E - "Bai Se Lian Ge"