Eurostars love Christmas
EDITORIAL – Christmas time is a time of snow, food, and presents – and of course music. Eurovision stars from all over the world have recorded songs for Christmas. Lets start out with 1988 Eurovision winner Celine Dion who represented Switzerland. She might be Canadian, but she is still a symbol of Eurovision. She has recorded her own version of “So this is Christmas” and her beautiful voice also fits this classic Christmas song.
Emmelie de Forest from Denmark loves Christmas and during the Nordic Christmas Show last year the Eurovision winner sang “Happy Christmas War Is Over”. As usual barefooted even though it is December and her voice is as lovely as it use to be.
In 2008 Dustin the Turkey represented Ireland and already in 1996 the Irish doll made a Christmas song called “Christmas Tree” on the melody of Fool’s Garden’s “Lemon Tree” from 1995. The popular doll is still popular and has released more Christmas songs like “Christmas in Dublin” and “True Christmas”. Irelande Douze Point to Dustin and his way of celebrating Christmas!
Same year in Belgrade Maria Haukaas Storeng represented Norway and after her performance at the Eurovision Song Contest she sang the lovely Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” in a Christmas show. Enjoy her beautiful voice once again.
1991 winner Carola from Sweden is known for being very religious and she made her own Christmas song “Find My Way to Bethleham”. Even though we all love her for “Fångad av en stormvind” and “Invincible” with her uptempo songs, this song is very beautiful and with her voice everything song will be magical!
While we are in Sweden 2012 winner Loreen performed “Merry little Christmas” in Malmö this year for a “euphoric” Christmas show and let’s be honest, we all love Loreen, and I do a bit more after this performance.
Which song is more perfect than “Let it snow” for the Norwegian winner of Eurovision 2009 Alexander Rybak. He performed the classic Christmas song on a TV-show and the violin found it’s way too. Mr. Rybak, please come back to Eurovision!
A Merry Christmas to you all – and to quote ABBA: Happy New Year!