Monthly Archives: April 2016

414 Vampires Are Alive – DJ BoBo (Switzerland, 2007)

Since the introduction of the semi final in 2004 several songs that were expected to easily qualify for the final didn’t. Je T’adore by Kate Ryan in 2006 comes to mind, as does Anna Bergendahl’s This Is My Life in 2010 and … Continue reading

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415 Lose Control – Waldo’s People (Finland, 2009)

Waldo is rapper Marko Reijonen and his people, who at Eurovision in 2009 consisted of a group of backing vocalists led by singer-cum-actress Karoliina Kallio (pictured), as well as a couple of flaming baton-twirling dancers. In the final in Moscow Lose Control came last, its … Continue reading

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416 Stronger Every Minute – Lisa Andreas (Cyprus, 2004)

So we come to the sixth of 13 entries inside the Top 500 for Cyprus. An admirable total – it’s the same number as Denmark and Finland and, surprisingly, two more than Cyprus’ chums Greece, but most Cypriot entries are in … Continue reading

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417 Fantasiaa – Ami Aspelund (Finland, 1983)

Ami was the second member of the Aspelund family to appear in Eurovision – her older sister Monica had previously competed in 1977 with Lapponia, a Eurovision classic that we’ll be coming to much later. Both girls were born in … Continue reading

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418 I Feed You My Love – Margaret Berger (Norway, 2013)

In the run-up to the 2013 contest I Feed You My Love established itself as a favourite with Eurovision fans and it was widely predicted to be the one to battle it out with Emmelie De Forest’s Only Teardrops (see No. 491) … Continue reading

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419 Molitva – Marija Šerifović (Serbia, 2007)

Since 1999 when artists were given free rein to sing in any language they choose, the winning song has been in English every year except one – 2007. That year Serbia made their debut as an independent nation with Molitva, sung … Continue reading

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420 Johnny Blue – Lena Valaitis (Germany, 1981)

Lena Valaitis was born in Memel, a port on the Baltic Sea in eastern Prussia. The former German city had been ceded to Lithuania at the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, but was recaptured in WWII. Lena was born in 1943 while her father, … Continue reading

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