When Eurovision artists cover Kylie Minogue
Australian pop superstar Kylie Minogue has released her 16th studio album ‘Tension', with the first single off the album, ‘Padam Padam’ becoming a summer hit this year.
Although Kylie is unlikely to compete in Eurovision, she does have a number of connections to the Contest.
We have recently looked at the connections between ‘Padam Padam’ and Eurovision, which you can check out here.
Other connections is a number of covers that Eurovision artists have done of her work.
Let's take a look at some of these interesting covers...
KEiiNO - 'On A Night Like This' & 'Can't Get You Out of My Head'
Eurovision 2019 televote winners KEiiNO released their own rendition of Kylie's hit 'On A Night Like This'. The Norwegian group performed the song live on stage at 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2022 on the Gold Coast as the interval act and special guests.
This wasn't the first time the pop group covered a Kylie hit. When KEiiNO toured Australia from the first time in 2019, they delighted the locals with a cover of Kylie’s global 2001 hit single 'Can't Get You Out of My Head'.
KEiiNO were the winners of the Eurovision 2019 televote, which included 12 points from Australia.
Joci Papai - 'The Loco-motion'
Joci Papai competed on the Hungarian version of the show 'Your Face Sounds Familiar' a few months after competing at Eurovision 2017 (where he finished in the Top 10 with 'Origo'). The show sees artists dress like the musician they are covering and when Joci covered Kylie's 1987 version of 'Loco-motion' he didn't hold back on the costume! One of the more "interesting" covers in the list!
Tornike Kipiani - 'Can't Get You Out of My Head'
Tornike Kipiani was due to compete for Georgia with 'Take Me As I Am' at Eurovision 2020 before it was cancelled. He went on to represent Georgia at Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam with the song ‘You’.
Nine years earlier, Tornike competed on the X Factor Georgia where he performed a cover of Kylie's global hit, 'Can't Get You Out of My Head'. The rock heavy version has over 1.4 million views on YouTube AND Tornike went on to take out the entire competition.
Saara Aalto - Kylie Minogue Medley
Saara Aalto has covered Kylie Minogue many many times! Before competing at Eurovision 2018 for Finland with 'Monsters', she covered 'Your Disco Needs You' at the London Eurovision Preview Party.
But for this we'll be sharing this Kylie medley she performed at a concert in Yeovil.
It's not the only Kylie connection Saara has... At the end of 2019 Saara released her Christmas song 'Every Christmas Day' which was co-written by Kylie herself.
Amir - 'I Was Gonna Cancel'
Not so much of a cover but a co-performance between Amir and Kylie Minogue at 'The Voice France' back in 2014. Amir was a judge on the show and would go on to represent France at Eurovision in 2016 with 'J'ai cherché' placing 6th.
Sheldon Riley - 'Can't Get You Out of My Head’
Australia’s Eurovision 2022 star Sheldon Riley delivered a powerhouse rendition of Kylie’s ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’ back in 2020 on America’s Got Talent. Sheldon performed the cover during the quarter finals wearing a dramatic crystal mask, which is part of his iconic look.
Daði Freyr - 'Padam Padam’
Eurovision 2021 artist and Icelandic singer-songwriter Daði Freyr put his very on spin on Kylie’s 2023 hit, ‘Padam Padam'.
Daði released the cover back in July as the talented artist promoted his up coming sophomore album release 'I Made an Album’. The cover came about when Daði posted on X (formerly Twitter) that he lied about doing a cover of Britney Spears hit 'Toxic' two years ago. He instead revealed handwritten lyrics of 'Padam Padam'.
Other honourable mentions:
Eurovision 1995 artist Philip Kirkorov and Eurovision 2008 runner-up Ani Lorak performed a cover of Kylie’s 'Your Disco Needs You' after New Year's in 2019.
Vukašin Brajić who represented Bosnia and Herzegovina at Eurovision 2010 with 'Thunder and Lightning’ performed an acoustic cover of Kylie's early 2000s classic 'In Your Eyes’ in 2009.
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Written by Dale Roberts and Kyriakos Tsinivits
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