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Ten Eurovision covers from the early years

10. Farrah Fawcett & Jean-Paul Vignon – You (Toi)
Cover of: Gigliola Cinquetti – Sì

Here’s perhaps the first surprise on this list: American actress Farrah Fawcett. She was perhaps best known as one of Charlie’s Angels or for her record-breaking poster in 1976, but she also did this. If you know Serge Gainsbourg’s Je T’Aime, you’ll know where the inspiration for this one came from. Farrah was not a singer, Jean-Paul Vignon is, however. They covered this Italian Eurovision entry in a bilingual version: French for the sung parts and English for Farrah’s spoken parts. I think it works quite well and it’s definitely way different than the original, which was pretty much just a ballad…

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Nick van Lith

I'm one of the founding members of ESCXTRA.com. Eleven years after the start, I'm proud to say that I am now the Editor-in-Chief of this wonderful website. When I'm not doing Eurovision stuff, you should be able to find me teaching German to kids... And cheering on everything and everyone Greek, pretty much. Pame Ellada!

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