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The Full “Eurovision Song Contest” Catastrophe – May 29 2010

In TFC on May 29, 2010 at 10:59 pm

It’s that time of year and all is well with the Eurovision world.  This was TFC’s celebration of all things ESC with added Euro-virgin Tim Harrison.

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RAI is the Italian public broadcaster and no longer competes in the ESC.  This is a great shame as Italian songs have contributed to the wonder that is the Eurovision Song Contest.

Te Deum – Eurogrooves

Fairytale – Alexander Rybak

Waterloo – ABBA

It’s 1974 and Eurovision unearths a super group that was to change many Australians lives.

Net Als Toen – Corry Broeken

O Julissi – Ishtar

Parlez Vous Francais – Baccara

Apres Toi – Vicky Leandros

It’s Just A Game – Bendik Singers

Ding-a-dong – Teach In

Nonsense song + silly costumes + big hair = Eurovision paydirt !\

Poupee De Cire, Poupee De Son – France Gall

Ge Steal Or Borrow – The New Seekers

Long Live Love – Olivia Newton John

Our Livvy lost out to ABBA and was not happy.

Just A Little Bit – Gina G

Take Me To Your Heaven – Charlotte Nilsson

Super Extra Wonder Shop – Nina

Back in 1973 this wonderful ditty was entered in the YLE (Finland’s public broadcaster) national song contest.  It was stone cold, motherless last BUT it was part of the ESC process and deserves to be remembered each year on TFC’s ESC salute as “the worst song ever”.

Incidentally, this is the song which represented Finland that year.

Die For You – Antique

Everyway That I Can – Sentab Erener

Tipi Tii – Marion Rung

Satellite – Lena

TFC’s pick for ESC 2010

Ovo Je Balkan – Milan Stankovic

Diggi-loo Diggi-ley – Herreys

A cracking winner from a fraternal line up of Swedish Mormons.

De Troubadour – Lenny Kuhr

A unique winner – albeit sharing with three others in 1969.  Dutch to the max. 

  1. Can I ask anyone who supports the cultural identies of individual nations in the Eurovision Song Contest to vote here

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/28/bring-back-culture-to-eurovision

    The rules should also be changed to enable the introduction of the international language Esperanto.

  2. That’s an amazing post. Thanks a lot

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