Monthly Archives: June 2016

393 Ljubav Je Svuda – Moje 3 (Serbia, 2013)

The three members of Moje 3 had each taken part in the 2012 series of Prvi Glas Srbije, the Serbian version of TV talent show The Voice. Mirna Radulović (far left, in the ill-fitting lilac dress) had won the competition, Nevena Božović … Continue reading

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394 Il Pleut De L’or – Michael von der Heide (Switzerland, 2010)

In 2004 the Big 4 nations (France, Germany, Spain and the UK) plus the 10 highest placed countries from the previous year (other than the Big 4) all automatically qualified for the final, while the first ever semi final was held for all other … Continue reading

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395 100% D’amour – Sophie Carle (Luxembourg, 1984)

Luxembourg competed at Eurovision 37 times between 1956 and 1993. In that time the population of the Grand Duchy increased from 307,000 to 397,000, a figure not dissimilar to that of Iceland’s population, but while Iceland have always chosen home-grown artists, … Continue reading

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396 Drip Drop – Safura (Azerbaijan, 2010)

The second (see No. 478 for the first) of four entries from Azerbaijan in our countdown is by Safura Alizadeh, a former winner of the Azerbaijani TV talent show Yeni Ulduz. Her song Drip Drop was co-written by Swedish producer Anders Bagge, whose … Continue reading

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397 Warrior – Amber (Malta, 2015)

Accusations of plagiarism aside, every Eurovision song is meant to be an original composition, though there’s nothing that says a song’s title has to be unique and over the years several have been recycled. Celebrate and Congratulations have been used twice – obvious choices for … Continue reading

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398 Draumur Um Ninú – Stefán & Eyfi (Iceland, 1991)

Back-to-back Icelandic entries, both from the early years of the country’s participation in the contest. Although Iceland’s results were rather mediocre during this period we’ve appraised them more kindly – six of their first nine Eurovision entries make our countdown (see … Continue reading

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399 Hægt Og Hljótt – Halla Margrét (Iceland, 1987)

Iceland only established a satellite TV link with Europe in 1985 so were unable to compete in Eurovision until 1986. That year they made their debut with Gleðibankinn by ICY (see No. 454), which came 16th in a field of 20. The … Continue reading

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