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No Smoke

  1. Jonny Ginger Tory Witch

    I found something tres interesting! Knowing my luck alot of you probably already know of it but its worth pointing out nonetheless! :P

    Basically everybody here knows the song "no smoke" by Queensberry. Well it turns out the song has been around quite a bit and anyway, something kinda strange came up!

    There was the very first original version by Michelle Lawson (Released 2004): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3e-iw9X5Gg&feature=related
    Then it was covered by Eva Avila who won Canadian pop-idol (Released Oct 2008): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRTQjsa0Y3w
    Everybody here seems to know the version by Queensberry (Released Dec 2008): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIFr2kLyag0
    And finally Nicki French has done a cover version aswell: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUDokw3FrjA

    And now watch this song from Belgian Eurosong 2008: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UieWIyKBLTk ....

    QUEEEE!? How on earth did a song that manage to make it into a selection that had already actually been released at least once, with many more in the pipline!? I mean its not as if its a blatant plagiarism, as its actually the same song! :o Obviously its irrelevant now as the song got knocked out of its semi and I don't think anything came of it, but I thought it was worth sharing with all of you anyway!

    PS, and also, it means that the none of the versions can be used in the contest now, as it is technically an NF song! (It has been quite popular in NF's people have had!)

    PSS I also checked, the Belgian one wasn't an interval act it was definitely a participant in eurosong 2008!
  2. Marko FOR LIFE New Member

    OMG yes, that preselection song from Belgium last year is definetly cover of "No smoke"! :o Ts,ts,ts!
    P.S. Always when I see Belgium preselection 2008 I remember Katy Satin - "Magical sensation"! :@:( The best preselection song ever! :)
  3. You forgot to add the words in my opinion because there are a lots better (Cookies 'n' Beans for example ;)) I watched Katy's performance for the first time the other night and her vocals are rather horrific :o but did you know the song was composed by Swedes? It was originally submitted to MF that year, but didn't make the final 116 songs selected apparently, and the Swedish version appears on the band Sarek's (the composers are members of the group and have taken part in MF twice before) album "I natt ska marken skälva" and it's called "Magiska sekunder" :)

  4. Jonny Ginger Tory Witch

    Oh dear :P After Marko mentioned the song I went to listen to it, and its nice, but yeah tbh I can see why it got rejected for MF.

    My fave song from the Belgian Eurosong 2008 (and of the whole 08 season) is "I feel the same way":

    And "Shout it out":

    Looking back at how many great songs there were in the Belgian 08 NF (Game over included), its a bit of a travesty they sent O Julissi :P
  5. Haha Sheep, you beat me to it :D But there's also an English version with Sarek:

  6. I couldn't agree more :)
  7. Oh I didn't know they had done it in English as well :D thanks Stockholm ;)

    This is my favourite from Belgian Eurosong 2008:

  8. LOL. That song is very nice, Sheep :)

    But as for my favourites I agree with Jonny :D
  9. Marko FOR LIFE New Member

    SHEEP Hahah I meant the best preselection song in Belgium of course, but forgot to write that! :D
    P.S. Thank you for Swedish version, I didn't know that! ;)

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