Merry Christmas: Eurovision Advent calendar day 22

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

Day 1: Johnny Logan – Save This Christmas For Me

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