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 22nd, we listen to a duet between Anggun & Ronan Keating.
Today’s Christmas song is a duet between two who both have a Eurovision participation on their CV. Anggun represented France at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. Despite high expectations, she however finished 22nd with just 21 points for the song Echo (You and I).
Her partner in this duet, Ronan Keating, did better in his Eurovision participation(s). In 1997, he hosted the contest held in Dublin, Ireland together with Carrie Crowley. In 2009, he was one of the songwriters behind the Danish entry Believe Again which Niels Brinck sang to a 13th place.
In today’s advent calendar you can hear Anggun and Ronan Keating in a duet on Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. The song is originally written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, and first performed by Judy Garland in the 1944 musical “Meet Me in St. Louis”. Frank Sinatra recorded it in 1957 with slightly different lyrics, and since then, many artists have recorded it. Recently, Michael Bublé (in 2011) and Sam Smith (in 2014) turned it into big hits for them.
In this series:
Day 21: Maraaya – Winter Wonderland
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