Monthly Archives: August 2016

385 Shady Lady – Ani Lorak (Ukraine, 2008)

It’s 2008 and we have Ukraine’s second consecutive Top 2 finish as Ani Lorak’s Shady Lady followed Verka Serduchka’s 2007 entry, Dancing Lasha Tumbai, into the runner-up spot. Ukraine had only been competing for six years and already they had a … Continue reading

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386 Unbreakable – Sinplus (Switzerland, 2012)

I’m going to take issue with the first semi of the 2012 contest, held on 22nd May in Baku, Azerbaijan. Not since the introduction of two semi finals in 2008 have our deliberations been so at variance with the official scores. … Continue reading

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387 La Teva Decisió (Get A Life) – Susanne Georgi (Andorra, 2009)

La Teva Decisió (Get A Life)* is the third and highest entry from Andorra in our countdown (see Nos. 499 & 440). It was the last of the six Eurovision attempts (so far) by Andorra and, in common with their previous five, … Continue reading

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388 Dors, Mon Amour – André Claveau (France, 1958)

At No. 388 we have Dors, Mon Amour by André Claveau, the first of France’s five Eurovsion wins. It’s the second song from 1958 to feature in our countdown, 85 places higher than the runner-up that year, Giorgio by Lys Assia … Continue reading

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389 Alle Mine Tankar – Silje Vige (Norway, 1993)

The mid-1990s were a high water mark for Norway: Alle Mine Tankar (All My Thoughts) was the first of four consecutive entries to finish inside the Top 10, a run of success not matched by them before or since. Silje Vige’s reflective … Continue reading

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390 Give Me Your Love – Fame (Sweden, 2003)

The reality TV talent show Star Academy was first broadcast in the Netherlands in 2001. Created by Dutch media giant Endemol, the TV company responsible for (among many others) Big Brother and Deal Or No Deal, the show brought the “constant surveillance” … Continue reading

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