Cover Friday: Meiju Suvas

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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: Meiju Suvas.

Merja Annele Suvas-Berger was born on January 22, 1959. She started to take piano lessons at the age of four, and later learned to play drums. Suvas formed her first band when she was 13 and made her first demo in 1981. That year she also met with singer Frederik who made her his background singer for the song 'Titanic' which was competing for becoming Finland's Eurovision Song Contest entry. Her debut single 'Rakastuneet lapset' flopped, but the follow-up 'Tahdon sinut' made her very popular in Finland.

She released her first album 'Meiju' which sold over 50.000 copies. The album also featured 'Kuin roskakertomus', a Finnish translation of Kim Wilde's 'View from a bridge'. More albums followed on a steady flow until 2001. Eleven years later, in 2012, she returned with her 13th studio album 'Missä milloin vaan', her most recent studio album.

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