Showing posts with label Kirsten & Søren. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kirsten & Søren. Show all posts

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Ka' du se hvad jeg sa'? - Kirsten & Søren

After Det' lige det in 1984 and Sku' du' spørg fra no'en? in 1985, Kirsten & Søren returned to the Eurovision stage in 1988 with 'Ka' du se hvad jeg sa'?', another breezy Danish pop tune in their all too familiar style. It was their most successful attempt, finishing in third place.

I was quite surprised to find that I did have the single Who is wrong and who's right, featuring both the English and French versions, but the original Danish version was still lacking. I was lucky to find this single with the same dealer who was selling Brandenburger Tor, which eased the pain of having to shell out postage from Finland a little.

My collection: 7" single no. 6279
Found:, received April 23, 2020
Cost: 3 euro
Tracks: 'Ka' du se hvad jeg sa'?' / 'Lullaby (Sang til Kaj)'

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Det' lige det - Kirsten & Søren

What makes a Eurovision Song Contest cliche? Listen to Kirsten & Søren's 1984 Eurovision song 'Det' lige det' and you hear what Eurovision sounded like for much of the Eighties. There was nothing really remarkable about the song, there were synths everywhere and while trying to sound modern, the song still felt old-fashioned anyway.

At the close of voting, it had received 101 points, placing fourth in a field of 19 competitors. The song is sung from the perspective of a woman waiting for her lover to come to her. She tells him that his presence brightens the day considerably and that he shouldn't be afraid of loving her, as he appears to be. As part of their performance of this song in the Danish national selection, the female half of the duo (Kirsten Siggard), pushed the male half (Søren Bundgaard) into a swimming pool. This act, while unable to be repeated at the Contest itself, earned the song the Danish nickname 'The Swimming Pool Song'.

My collection: 7" single no. 5659
Found: Record fair, Utrecht, November 23, 2014
Cost: 2 euro
Tracks: 'Det' lige det' / 'Nostalgi'

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Who is wrong and who's right - Kirsten and Søren

Kirsten Siggard (born September 7, 1954) and Søren Bundgaard (born March 4, 1956) were no strangers to the Eurovision Song Contest when they represented Denmark in 1988: they first entered in 1984 as Hot Eyes with the song 'Det' lige det'. They returned in 1985 with the song 'Sku' du spørg' fra no'en?'. They reached 4th and 11th place respectively.

In 1988 they got another shot at Eurovision fame with the song 'Ka' du se, hva' jeg sa'?'. No longer named Hot Eyes but simply Kirsten & Søren, they had their best result, reaching third place in the Contest. This single, featuring the English and French versions of the song, was released in various European countries, but did not chart outside Denmark.

My collection: 7" single no. 4395
Found: Second Life Music, Amsterdam, December 30, 2009
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Who is wrong and who's right' / 'Ecoute moi mon amie'

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