Merry Christmas: Eurovision Advent calendar day 21

Warm up to Christmas by listening to the beautiful carols performed by Eurovision artists. Each day until Christmas features a new act giving their version of a Christmas song. As 21st, we listen to 2015 Slovenian participant Maraaya.

The Slovene duo founded by Marjetka Vovk and Raay in 2014 is called Maraaya. They represented their country at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest where they finished 14th with the song Here For You. The song reached the charts in not only Slovenia, but also Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Finland and Sweden.

Today’s Christmas song is a well known song; Winter Wonderland. Due to the season theme, it’s considered a Christmas song, but Christmas is not actually mentioned in the original lyrics, but sleigh-bells is. The song is originally from 1934 first sung by orchestra leader Richard Himber and his orchestra, but today more than 200 artists covered it, and it has been released in various languages – of which some do mention Christmas. Bing Crosby’s version stand to many as one of their highlight’s of Christmas.

Below, listen to Maraaya’s version of Winter Wonderland.

In this series:

Day 20: Tina Karol – Тиха Ніч (Silent Night)

Day 19: Katy Garbi – O Χειμώνας o βαρύς (Winter Wonderland)

Day 18: Kalomira – Ta Xristougenna Auta

Day 17: Dami Im – All I Want For Christmas Is You

Day 16: Michelle – Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht

Day 15: Nana Mouskouri – Petit Garçon

Day 14: Dima Bilan – Last Christmas 

Day 13: Tommy Seebach – Vi Ønsker Jer Alle En Glædelig Jul

Day 12: Ilse DeLange – Midden in de Winternacht

Day 11: Celine Dion – Oh Holy Night

Day 10: Cliff Richard – Mistletoe & Wine

Day 9: Zoë – La Nuit Des Merveilles

Day 8: Il Volo – Christmas Medley

Day 7: Alexander Rybak & Didrik Solli-Tangen – Presents

Day 6: Sakis Rouvas – Xronia Polla Christmas

Day 5: Litesound – Shooting Star

Day 4: Grethe Ingmann – Jeg Så Julemanden Kysse Mor

Day 3: Carola – Nu Tändas Tusen Juleljus

Day 2: Francesco Gabbani – La Mia Versione Dei Ricordi

Day 1: Johnny Logan – Save This Christmas For Me

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