The Sixth Edition of The Golden Stag Festival – 1993

The Golden Stag

The sixth edition of The Golden Stag Festival took place in Brasov between September 2nd – September 5th, 1993, in Sfatului Square – in the old city. The Festival’s host was Ricky Dandel, a famous international showman born in Romania.

The opening cocktail was offered by the mayor one day before the first contest, on September 1st, at Cetate Restaurant – a medieval restaurant built in the city’s old fortress.

The festival was broadcast by 25 televisions from all around the world. The public from abroad was happy to discover the Romanian traditional costumes wore by the photo-models that escorted the competitors on the stage. The costumes were borrowed from the Ethnographic Museum in Brasov and from Ghe. Radacea’s personal collection.

In the hors-concurs shows the audience met Toto Cutugno, Kylie Minogue, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dionne Warwick, as well as famous Romanian artists like Holograf or Nicu Alifantis.

Arina from Lithuania was awarded with The Golden Stag Trophy.

The sixth edition of The Golden Stag Festival ended on September 5th, at the Aro Palace Restaurant, with a dinner party for the singers, the stars, the jury and the journalists.

1993 Stars

In the hors concours-shows the audience met Toto Cutugno, Nicu Alifantis, Dionne Warwick, Holograf, Kylie Minogue, Jerry Lee Lewis

Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue was born on May 28, 1968, in Melbourne. In 1979, she began her acting career in the Australian TV drama series Skyways, and in the children’s series, The Henderson Kids, before achieving national fame in the soap opera Neighbours. The story is so simple you can not imagine. Minogue had agreed to give a charity performance in the company of other personalities, choosing to sing Little Eva’s Locomotion. Someone recorded the song on tape and sent it to the local record company, Mushroom, who saw the potential in releasing a single by the extremely popular young TV star.

No one imagined the song would become the national No.1 hit in July 1987. Further on Mushroom Records signed a contract with Stock Aitken and Waterman from London, who also saw potential in working with the young actress. Her second song, I Should Be So Lucky, became No.1 in U.K.

Stock Aitken and Waterman re-recorded Locomotion, and Minogue scored the Top Ten in the U.S., Australia, the U.K., and Europe.

Minogue took control over her career with her 1990′ single Better the Devil You Know. She changed her image in a saucier Madonna-like image.

With her fourth album, Let’s Go to It (1991), Minogue also insisted on lyrical input. She ended up leaving Stock Aitken and Waterman and released two albums on her own.

A romantic relationship with INXS singer Michael Hutchence had encouraged her to experiment musically. She even tried a duet, Where the Wild Flowers Grow, with Nick Cave for his Murder Ballads album.

In 2000, she was encouraged by the Pet Shop Boys to switch to their label, Parlophone, and she re-emerged as the pop princess with Spinning Around. The single reached No.1 in England and Australia.

Toto Cutugno

Toto Cutugno, the Italian singer and composer, was born Salvatore Cutugno. During his long career he has issued many LPs, and CDs, and has been part of many concerts and took part at many important festivals.

Among his biggest success is the win of 30th volume of festival in San Remo in 1990 where he irradiated with song Solo noi. In 1992 he won the Eurovision with Insieme.

Toto Cutugno is not only a singer, but a composer too. Many famous stars performed his songs. Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Joe Dassin, Ricchi & Poveri, Mireille Mathieu are only a few.

Competitors

SINGERS’ CONTEST

PETITE – PHILIPPINES
ARINA -LITHUANIA
HAWEY MALAIKOLLO – INDONESIA
PETYA BUYUKIEVA – BULGARIA
LAURENTIU CAZAN – ROMANIA
RITCHIE GOUYETTE – GREAT BRITAIN
DARON MAZAR – ISRAEL

VIDEOCLIP CONTEST

RIK – AUSTRIA
JANITA – FINLAND
DORU TUFIS – ROMANIA
SOPHIA LADJUBA – INDONESIA
FABIAN – BELGIUM
RITCHIE GOUYETTE – GREAT BRITAIN
PETYA BUYUKIEVA – BULGARIA

DEBUT CONTEST

SIIRI SISAK – ESTONIA
JANITA – FINLAND
ARINA – LITHUANIA
ANDREA COCA – SPAIN
FABIAN – BELGIUM
DONYA – HOLLAND
GISELLA COZZO – ITALY
MONICA ANGHEL – ROMANIA
ARNIS MEDNIS – LETHONIA
LIZETTE – SWEDEN
RITCHIE GOUYETTE – GREAT BRITAIN

Winners

The Golden Stag Trophy
ARINA – LITHUANIA

Videoclip Contest
1st Prize
DORU TUFIS – ROMANIA
2nd Prize
SOPHIA LADJUBA – INDONESIA
3rd Prize
RITCHIE GOUYETTE – GREAT BRITAIN

Debut Contest
1st Prize
RITCHIE GOUYETTE – GREAT BRITAIN
2nd Prize
LIZETTE – SWEDEN
3rd Prize
ARNIS MEDNIS – LETHONIA

Singers’ Contest
1st Prize
DARON MAZAR – ISRAEL
2nd Prize
RITCHIE GOUYETTE – GREAT BRITAIN
3rd Prize
PETITE – PHILIPPINES

Mentions for the Best Performance of a Romanian Song
PETITE – PHILIPPINES
LAURENTIU CAZAN – ROMANIA

Mr. Festival
HENRY WINTER – IRELAND

Miss Festival (the public’s choice)
LIZETTE – SWEDEN

Miss Festival (the press’ choice)
SOPHIA LADJUBA – INDONESIA