Cover Friday: Satu Pentikäinen

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Kim Wilde has released many songs during her career. Some of them have been covered by other artists. On Cover Friday, Wilde Life presents cover versions of Kim Wilde songs. This week: Satu Pentikäinen.

Kim's early singles were very popular in Finland, as was evidenced by some Finnish cover versions of her songs. 'Kaupungin lapset', a translation of 'Kids in America', was recorded by Mona Carita, Jonna, Make Lentonen and TikTak, but there was also a Finnish version of 'Cambodia'. 'Matka Tuntemattomaan' was recorded by Satu Pentikäinen.

She was born on December 3, 1962 and debuted when she was just 14 years old in a television talent show. Her most famous hit in Finland is 'Menolippu' (1979), a Finnish cover version of 'One way ticket', a song originally recorded by Neil Sedaka but made famous at the time by the German band Eruption. Her version of 'Cambodia' was recorded in 1982 on her third album 'Lapsuus jäi', which consisted mostly of Finnish cover versions of hit songs from that year. Satu released two more albums, but only her fifth album 'Ei huolet paina' contained mostly original material. In 1991, she retired from music to concentrate on family life. She started studying music at the Sibelius Academy and has since worked as a music teacher.