European Soundmix Show
|European Soundmix Show|
|Created by||Joop van den Ende|
Linda de Mol|
Bobbie Eakes and Jeff Trachta
|Country of origin||Netherlands|
Endemol Entertainment (1996–99)|
ITV Productions (2001–02)
|Original release||1996 – 2002|
The European Soundmix Show was an imitation talent competition held yearly from 1996 to 1999, with two special shows in 2001 and 2002.
The show was an international version of Joop van den Ende's "Henny Huisman Soundmixshow", which was aired on Dutch television the first time in 1985.
Various European countries competed with one participant each imitating a famous artist, and most often, the participant was the winner of the national competition the same or the previous year. Some participants were, however, chosen internally by the national television company, without any pre-selection.
The winner was chosen by a jury vote. Every country sent two jury members (except for 1996 when it was only one member), which together awarded their top-4 countries 5, 3, 2 and 1 point(s).
Listed are all the countries that have taken part in the competition, alongside the year in which they made their debut:
|1996|| Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Netherlands|
Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
|1996||27 April||Germany||Bianca Shomburg||Celine Dion|
|1997||19 April||Netherlands||Edsilia Rombley||Oleta Adams|
|1998||25 April||Portugal||Carlos Bruno||Michael Stipe (R.E.M.)|
|1999||22 May||Netherlands||Cherwin Muringen||Seal|
|2001||14 April||Belgium||Sonny O' Brien||Celine Dion|
|2002||2 November||Ireland||Rebecca O'Connor||Tina Turner|
The first European Soundmix Show was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 27 April 1996. It was produced by Endemol and the host of the show was Linda de Mol.
|1||Germany||Bianca Shomburg||Celine Dion||21|
|2||Portugal||Rui Faria Santos||Elton John||18|
|2||Norway||Christina Undhjem||Whitney Houston||18|
|4||Netherlands||Arno Kolenbrander||Simon Bowman||13|
|5||Spain||Silvia, Laura & Patricia Ugarte||The Andrews Sisters||12|
|6||Denmark||Gry Trampedach||Sanne Salomonsen||10|
|7||Italy||Walter Lamberti, Tony Ingui, Tony Buongrazio, Valentino Brandi, Giuseppe Galizia||Take That||8|
|8||Sweden||Henrik Åberg||Elvis Presley||4|
|9||Belgium||Marianne van Eynde||Tina Turner||3|
|10||United Kingdom||Terry Nash||Meat Loaf||2|
The second European Soundmix Show was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 19 April 1997. It was produced by Endemol and the host of the show was Linda Evans.
|1||Netherlands||Edsilia Rombley||Oleta Adams||22|
|2||Spain||Xavier Garriga||Ray Charles||17|
|3||Norway||Kjell Inge Torgersen||Sting||15|
|4||Belgium||Jaan de Köninnck||Guns N' Roses||10|
|5||Sweden||Robert Randquist||Julio Iglesias||9|
|6||Germany||Tammy Eckhart||Alanis Morissette||6|
|6||Portugal||Jessi Leal||Kate Bush||6|
|8||Denmark||Claus Nielsen||John Lennon||3|
The third European Soundmix Show was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 25 April 1998. It was produced by Endemol and the hosts of the show were Bobbie Eakes and Jeff Trachta.
|1||Portugal||Carlos Bruno||Michael Stipe (R.E.M.)||22|
|2||Poland||Magdalena Piwowarczyk||Sinéad O'Connor||20|
|3||Norway||Toril Moe||Celine Dion||11|
|4||Netherlands||Mary Ann Morales||Lea Salonga||10|
|5||Sweden||Cecilia Karlsson||Dolly Parton||8|
|7||Spain||José Luis Enguane||Louis Armstrong||7|
|8||Hungary||Timia Kasai||The Cranberries||2|
The fourth European Soundmix Show was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 22 May 1999. It was produced by Endemol and the host of the show was Linda de Mol.
|2||Belgium||C-Stone & Roeland Vandersloten||Bono||?|
|?||Germany||Mia Aegerter||Natalie Imbruglia||?|
|?||Norway||Helene Silvia Moen||Sarah Brightman||?|
|?||Portugal||Ricardo Sousa & Sandra Godinho||Meat Loaf||?|
|?||Spain||Lluis Masclans||George Michael||?|
The fifth European Soundmix Show was held in Manchester, the United Kingdom on 14 April 2001. The show was called Stars in Euro Eyes 2001, and was made mainly for the British television audience. It was produced by ITV Productions, and the presenter was Matthew Kelly.
|1||Belgium||Sonny Oroir||Celine Dion||70|
|2||Netherlands||Sylvana Djoemat||Patti Labelle||56|
|2||United Kingdom||Gary Mullen||Freddie Mercury||56|
|4||Portugal||Nádia Sousa||Edith Piaf||36|
|5||Norway||Benedikte Narum||Joni Mitchell||32|
|6||Sweden||Katja Nord and Camilla Löwenberg||ABBA||18|
|7||Germany||Marco Neumann||Marti Pellow||16|
|8||Hungary||Péter Kovács||Tom Jones||6|
|8||Italy||Matteo Tarolla||Ricky Martin||6|
|10||Spain||Ivonne, Patricia and Carol Ballinas||The Supremes||4|
The sixth European Soundmix Show was held in Manchester, the United Kingdom on 26 October and 2 November 2002. The show was called Stars in Their Eyes European Championships 2002, and was made mainly for the British television audience. It was produced by ITV Productions, and the host was Matthew Kelly.
|1||Ireland||Rebecca O'Connor||Tina Turner||89|
|2||Italy||Walter, Davide and Pasquale Egiziano||Bee Gees||81|
|3||Spain||Connie Lynch||Bonnie Tyler||80|
|3||Belgium||Fernando Espeso Calvo||Julio Iglesias||80|
|5||Netherlands||Shanella James||Mary J. Blige||78|
|6||United Kingdom||Stewart Duff||Elvis Presley||73|
|7||Sweden||Mirna Tutnjevic||Britney Spears||63|
|8||Norway||Ronny Inderberg||Garth Brooks||61|
|9||Germany||Michael Bormann||Bon Jovi||58|