The winner takes it all, 2003

For this video I used TV material from the 80’s. The „famous“ Czech pop signer Helena Vondrackova is performing the even much more famous song from ABBA, The winner takes it all. She was signing the song in Czech, and in the video I made her sing the original version in English.
It is a reaction upon a typical phenomenon in Central Europe. Local pop stars often perform remakes of famous songs from around the world in their mother tongue. Vondrackova was signing this song in 1981, when Czech Republic was still under communist power and English language was not acceptable to be used by a local pop signer. Vondrackova is still a pop star within the Czech pop music scene.......



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