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  • Writer's pictureDale Roberts

When Eurovision artists cover Kylie Minogue

This week Australian pop superstar Kylie Minogue has been in the news after releasing her latest album 'Disco' and holding a virtual concert to fans worldwide.

Although she is unlikely to compete in Eurovision, she does have a number of connections to the Contest.

One of these connections is a number of covers that Eurovision artist have done of her work.

Let's take a look at some of these interesting covers...

Philip Kirkorov and Ani Lorak - 'Your Disco Needs You'

Kirkorov, who competed at Eurovision in 1995 for Russia (and has produced numerous Eurovision entries) and 2008 runner-up for Ukraine Ani Lorak ('Shady Lady') combined for this epic cover of 'Your Disco Needs You'.

The high quality video, which wouldn't look out of place in the 'Eurovision - Fire Saga' movie, was released just after New Year's in 2019. It manages to bring a level of 'camp' that even exceeds Kylie's original!

Kirkorov is obviously a fan of the song as he previously covered this for the opening of Eurovision 2009.

KEiiNO - 'Can't Get You Out of My Head'

When KEiiNO toured Australia in 2019, they delighted the locals with this cover of Australia's global 2001 hit 'Can't Get You Out of My Head'.

KEiiNO were the winners of the 2019 televote at Eurovision, 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!

Vukašin Brajić - 'In Your Eyes'

Vukašin Brajić represented Bosnia and Herzegovina at Eurovision 2010 with 'Thunder and Lightning' finishing 17th.

The year before the Contest, he shared this acoustic cover of Kylie's early 2000s classic 'In Your Eyes'.

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.

But six years earlier, Tornike was competing on the X Factor Georgia where he performed a cover of Kylie's global hit. The rock heavy version has over 1 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.

So these are just a few of the Kylie covers we've been able to track down from Eurovision artists. We're sure there are many more out there!

Know any? Let us know via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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