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Ten Eurovision covers from the early years

7. Mike Preston – My First Love Affair
Cover of: Isabelle Aubret – Un Premier Amour

You have cases where the cover outclasses the original by a lot of miles. When making this list, I saw a cover ofย Un Premier Amour and skipped it. I love French music, I love Isabelle Aubret’s second entry, I love the 60s chansons, but that 1962 winner just never appealed to me. And if I don’t like the original, fat chance that I’ll dislike the cover too. I somehow went back to it though and listened to it. I think Mike’s version is miles better than Isabelle’s. The lyrics just work and Mike puts a bit of power in it, the power Isabelle Aubret just couldn’t deliver for me…

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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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