Scooch have been busy shooting their video and preparing for Helsinki. Today we can reveal that they have also recorded 5 new langage versions of their Eurovision Song Contest entry, Flying the flag (for you). The song will be promoted with certain phrases translated into Spanish, German, French, Bulgarian and Danish.
This year's United Kingdom entry will be the first for many years to be translated into other languages. Although in the past, there have been international releases of entries such as the 1981 winning song, Making your mind up which had a spanish version, and Cliff Richard's congratulations was released in German.
Flying the flag (for you) will see the five language versions promoted in Europe after Scooch signed a record deal for the song with Warner Bros Music, as reported earlier this week by esctoday.com. The band are keen to bring the Eurovision Song Contest back to British shores 10 year's after the country's last victory with Katrina and the Waves.The song will be released in the United Kingdom on 7th May.
Since the language rule was removed from the Eurovision Song Contest, many countries have chosen to sing in other langauges. The most obvious is that many countries now perform their songs in English, however this year Cyprus will perform in French and Latvia's song will be performed in Italian. There is also a strong trend for releasing versions of songs in other languages for promotional purposes. Maria Sestic has recored english and russian versions of her Bosnia Herzegovina entry this year and DQ has penned a Finnish version of Drama Queen.
Stay tuned to esctoday.com for all the latest United Kingdom news and our special upcoming Scooch competition with some interesting prizes on offer.