30 Days of Eurovision Challenge- Day 20

Prompt: Favourite Multilingual Song

In most cases I don’t like songs that started out as non-English and ended up as English for “wider audiences.” Unless it started out in English, I would prefer the song to stay in the language it was first thought up and composed in to deliver the original “soul.”

But let’s say the composer(s) could only think of two lines to sing. If they don’t want to pull another record for the shortest ESC song ever, then what do they do? Repeat the same verse in multiple languages. That’s what Todomondo did when they presented “Liubi, Liubi, I Love You” for Romania in 2007 using English, Italian, Spanish, Russian, French, and Romanian.

I like that each verse has a bit of the presented language’s style, and it’s upbeat enough to get a group to sing. I’m not sure if it’s going to work better at a bar or a campfire, but it’s fun, especially when the six artists speed up and each sing one line of their verse. Now can anyone write new lyrics for a new language? I’d love to try that too.

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