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The comeback of Plastic Bertrand

Posted by Eurovision On Top on October 10, 2020 at 4:50 PM

Where are they now?

In 1977, Plastic Bertrand started his solo career as the credited artist of the international hit single "Ça plane pour moi". Born in Brussels in 1954, Plastic Bertrand toured Europe, Japan, Australia and North America with Lou Deprijck, becoming one of the few French-speaking artists to appear in the Billboard chart by peaking the place 47. In fact, the song was an impressive hit by reaching the number 1 in France and Switzerland and 2 in The Netherlands and in Australia. The international megahit also peaked number 8 in the UK Official Charts. The song Sha la la la lee peaked 39 in the UK some months later. "Ça plane pour moi" is featured in the 1985 picture National Lampoon's European Vacation, in Danny Boyle's 2010 film 127 Hours, in 2011 as the opening title theme for Jackass 3.5 (2011), in the 2012 film Ruby Sparks, in the 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street, and in the trailer for the 2018 film Super Troopers 2. The song is also used as the soundtrack for a commercial spot for Time Warner Cable in the US (April 2011). It is also in 2018 video game, Just Dance 2019, despite being a cover.

Before going to Eurovision, he recorded Abbacadabra, a musical tale for children, with ABBA's Anni-Frid Lyngstad. In 1987 he represented Luxembourg in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Amour Amour". This failed to impress the juries, however, scoring only 4 points and placing 21st out of 22 entries. Very unfair!

Some albums and singles later - the last is from 2008 - he is back! 

His new album will be available next 23rd of octobre and it will be titled L'expérience Humaine, just like the first single! The english version is I'll be back again! 

Where are they now? Eddie Friel

Posted by Eurovision On Top on May 17, 2020 at 5:10 AM

Eddie Friel was responsible for preventing Ireland from winning five times in a row but it is also the proof that winning or losing on Eurovision is not a synonym for success. He has toured with Van Morrison as a piano player and features extensively on Van Morrison's album Hymns to the Silence.

In 2012 he released his only album, My Old Cufflinks but in the internet we can find his performances in Innsbruck where he proves the great pianist he is. Two years ago, he collaborated with Rino (IO) DJ.

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Where are they now? Humphrey Campbell

Posted by Eurovision On Top on May 16, 2020 at 10:15 AM

Campbell moved to the Netherlands in 1973 before Suriname's independence in 1975 and participated in Eurovision in 1992, where he managed to finish in the TOP10. Until 2001 he was the companion of Ruth Jacott who was in the choir in 1992 and for which he returned as part of her choir in 1993. Following his Eurovision appearances, Campbell concentrated on his career as a producer, he is a senior teacher at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and he makes appearances and concerts with various orchestras and groups as guest.

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Where are they now? Thomas Forstner

Posted by Eurovision On Top on May 16, 2020 at 5:05 AM

Thomas Forstner placed 5th in 1989 and he was the latest Austrian singer in the 80’s. Two years later he cameback and placed last. "Nur ein Lied" made him a pop star among the teenagers giving more than 300 concerts between May 1989 and February 1990. After realized that the music business was over for him, Thomas entered the IT industry. ( His latest contribution to music that we could find was under the pseudonym Vincent Parker singing in remixes of Hello and You’re in the army now in the the early 00’s.

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Where are they now? Jacqueline Boyer

Posted by Eurovision On Top on May 15, 2020 at 5:05 AM

Jacqueline Boyer is currently the oldest living Eurovision winner. With only 18 she was the first teenager to win the contest. Now, she is 79 years old. With many successes on the screen, his last participation was on TV in 1981 with the TV film. Recently she has been acting about his audio book Histoire de 3 vies extraordinaires In which she tells the extraordinary life of stars of the fifties: their parents and singers Lucienne Boyer and Jacques Pills, and Edith Piaf her stepdaughter.

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