Monday, May 28, 2012

Videos of Gaitana's Song "Be My Guest" & Guetta/Rowland's Song "When I Take Over"

Edited by Azizi Powell

A number of commenters in this YouTube video thread wrote that Ukrainian vocalist's Gaitana's Eurovision entry sounded very much like David Guetta and Kelly Rowland's song "When I Take Over".

This post showcases back to back videos of those two songs so that it would be easier for people to hear them and decide for themselves whether these songs do indeed sound alike.

The content of this post is presented for historical, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes. The copyrights remain with their owners.

My thanks to the composers, performers, and the producers of these featured videos. My thanks also to the uploaders of these videos.

(These videos are placed in no particular order.)

Gaitana - Be My Guest - Live - Grand Final - 2012 Eurovision Song Contest

Published on May 26, 2012 by eurovision
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Ukraine: Gaitana - Be My Guest live at the Grand Final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest

Gaitana is a Ukrainian singer and songwriter. Click for more information about Gaitana.

A commenter on the above video's viewer comment thread reported that Gaitana ended up taking 15 place in the Eurovision finals :o(

Congratulations to the winner of this contest from Sweden.

David Guetta - When Love Takes Over (Featuring Kelly Rowland)

Uploaded by davidguetta on Jun 8, 2009

David Guetta - When Love Takes Over (FeatKelly Rowland)
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David Guetta is a French house music producer and DJ. Click for more information on David Guetta.

Kelly Rowland is an American recording artist, songwriter, dancer, actress, and one of the founding members of the American R&B group "Destiny's Child". Click

Hat tip to Arturo for his article on Gaitana in "The Friday Mixtape – Eurovision 2012 Edition". I admit that prior to reading that article, I wasn't aware of Eurovision, Gaitana, David Guetta, or either one of the two song's featured in this pancocojams post.

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  1. I think I should introduce you to the Afro Europe webpage:

    And here an unfortunately incomplete list of Blacks representing in the Eurovision:

    Netherlands 1966 (15th) [Afro Surinamese Dutch singer Milly Scott was the first Black person to represent a country in Eurovision]
    Portugal 1967 (12th)
    Germany 1977 (8th)
    Denmark 1981 (11th)
    Belgium 1982 (4th)
    France 1990 (2nd)
    France 1991 (2nd)
    France 1992 (8th)
    Netherlands 1992 (9th)
    Netherlands 1993 (6th)
    Portugal 1994 (8th)
    Austria 1995 (13th)
    Portugal 1995 (21st)
    Netherlands 1996 (7th)
    UK 1998 (2nd)
    Netherlands 1998 (4th)
    France 1998
    UK 1999 (12th)
    Israel 1999 (5th)
    Bosnia-Herzegovina 1999 (7th)
    Austria 2000
    Estonia 2001 (African American Estonian Dave Benton WON! 1st place)
    Sweden 2002 (8th)
    UK 2005
    Netherlands 2005
    Israel 2006
    Netherlands 2007
    UK 2008
    Germany 2008

    The list ends at 2008, since that's when it was posted. :/

  2. [Just to add, the list is very incomplete, that is why there are such huge gaps. It is from a thread on a discussion forum where a poster just wrote down those s/he remembered. :/ I wish there was an actual list.

  3. Thanks, Kat, for the information you shared about Black contestants in Eurovision: It's interesting to learn that there have been so many Black contestants.

    I wish there were updated information for this contest.

    Thanks also for sharing information about afroeurope. I highly recommend that blog to pancocojams readers.

    Best wishes!