These two songs are dedicated to my dear colleague Sofia. She had the exquisite taste of picking these as two of her favourite ESC-songs. I couldn't agree with her more. "Stad i ljus" is one of the very best entries Sweden has ever sent to Europe and anyone who followed this blog last year knows how much I loved "Hold on, be strong". Sit back, relax and enjoy...
Sweden 1988. Tommy Körberg - "Stad i ljus"
English version HERE called "Unchained Lights". Beautiful lyrics by Py Bäckman (I presume?!).
Norway 2008. Maria Haukaas Storeng - "Hold On Be Strong"
I would also like to add this video that I found on YouTube. Here's Maria in Norwegian Idol 2004. She finished 6th. What a voice that woman has. Amazing!