Category Archives: 1990s

361 Je Veux Donner Ma Voix – Nayah (France, 1999)

Nayah is Sylvie Mestre from Perpignan in southern France, near the border with Spain. She was 38 at the time of the contest in 1999 making her the oldest competitor that year – a couple of years older than Bosnia’s … Continue reading

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364 Nu Pleca – Dida Drăgan (Romania, 1993)

The drawing back of the Iron Curtain and the Balkanisation of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s meant more countries in Eurovision and a headache for the contest’s organisers at the EBU. The solution they came up with in 1993 – before the … Continue reading

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366 The Voice – Eimear Quinn (Ireland, 1996)

The most recent of Ireland’s record-setting seven winning songs is at No. 366, 58 places higher than win No. 6 (see No. 424). Higher too than win No. 4 – Linda Martin’s Why Me fell short of the Top 500 … Continue reading

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367 Frei Zu Leben – Chris Kempers & Daniel Kovac (Germany, 1990)

Christiane Kempers and Daniel Kovac were brought together by Germany’s Mr Eurovision, Ralph Siegel, specifically for the 1990 contest, which was held in Zagreb in Croatia, after Yugoslavia’s first and only win the year before with Rock Me by Riva. With Croatia … Continue reading

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375 Brandenburger Tor – Ketil Stokkan (Norway, 1990)

From 1960’s winner (see No. 376) we jump 30 years into the future and 20 positions down the scoreboard to the (joint) last placed song of 1990, Ketil Stokkan’s paean to Germany’s Brandenburg Gate. There are 11 songs in the … Continue reading

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378 Pia Prosefhi – Elina Konstantopoulou (Greece, 1995)

The Greeks have been among the biggest beneficiaries of the decision to allow entries in any language. Before the relaxation of the rule in 1999 their highest placing had been 5th in 1977 (Mathima Solfège). Greece skipped the 1999 and 2000 contests … Continue reading

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380 White And Back Blues – Joëlle Ursull (France, 1990)

The French Antilles are a group of French territories in the West Indies clustered around the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. The music of these Caribbean islands was brought to British shores in the late 1970s/early 1980s via the slightly naff disco … Continue reading

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