'Dis oui' for Magalie

by Richard West-Soley 87 views

Belgium's entry for the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest in Birmingham, Dis oui, has been released as a cover version by the winner of France's fifth Star Academy season, Magalie Vaé.

Dis oui (Say yes) was originally sung by Mélanie Cohl in Birmingham, and reached a highly successful sixth place out of 25 entries in the contest that year. Now, Magalie presents the track as the follow up to her debut single Je ne suis qu'une chanson (I'm nothing but a song) after winning France's Star Academy. The news comes as a pleasant surprise to Eurovision fans, as Magalie had initially suggested that the song Plus tard would feature on her second single.

Dis oui will be released at the end of December or the beginning of January, but fans can already get a taste of the new version at this link .

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Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the esctoday.com team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site Polyglossic.com.