Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ik zie een ster - Nään täysikuun

Päivi Paunu and Kai Hyttinen joined forces and recorded "Nään täysikuun" (I see a fullmoon) in 1974. The lyrics were provided by Vexi Salmi, who changed the original 'star' for rhyming reasons into 'fullmoon'. The original was the Dutch entry in 1974 Eurovision Song Contest. It was called "Ik zie een ster" (I see a star) and it was performed my popular male/female duo Mouth & MacNeal. Mouth's real name was Willem Duyn and Maggie MacNeal's Sjoukje van't Spijker. MacNeal returned to the ESC as a solo artist in 1980 with "Amsterdam".The brightly-coloured performance of "I See A Star" (It was sung in English) has become a favourite among ESC fans, with the song being selected as one of the non-winning "classics". You can see the performance here.

Here's the pair:

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