Eurovision season may be over, but the KlubKidz are reminding us that there is no excuse not to party in this heat. On their new album “KlubKidz Eurovision Songbook” (£7.99, Almighty Records) they give a club spin to some Eurovision classics — and boy do we like it!
As an extra special treat, some of these numbers are performed by ESC alums. Scooch, who represented The United Kingdom in 2007, open the album with their rendition of Bucks Fizz’s “Making Your Mind Up”. Kelly Wilde, who narrowly missed a win at the UK National Selection in 1990, performs a dance version of Johnny Logan’s “Hold Me Now”. And Kitty Brucknell drops a high energy version of the Olsen Brothers’ “Fly On The Wings Of Love”.
Abba’s “Waterloo” gets an Angie Brown makeover, and Pastora Soler’s “Quedate Comigo” is revamped by Eva Iglesias. Although Johnny Robinson’s version of Loreen’s “Euphoria” totally misses the mark, Lizzie Francee’s version of Dana’s “All Kinds Of Everything” is (if I dare say so) better than the original.
Narrowing a six-decade contest down to 11 tracks is a big ask. But the KlubKidz have succeeded. It delivers a commercial house vibe with an unbeatable dance feel. Now get movin’, y’all!