Category Archives: 2010s

370 Not Alone – Aram.MP3 (Armenia, 2014)

The Caucasus is a region between the Black and Caspian seas and includes the entirety of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, as well as a small part of southern Russia (Chechnya, Dagestan, etc) and north east Turkey.  This territory had always been outside … Continue reading

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372 Walk Along – Trijntje Oosterhuis (Netherlands, 2015)

The Netherlands have been among Eurovision’s stalwarts: they were one of the pioneering six nations in 1956 (see No. 373), Jetty Paerl’s De Vogels Van Holland the very first of more than 1,400 songs (so far) to grace the Eurovision stage. Since … Continue reading

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382 Love In Rewind – Dino Merlin (Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2011)

Edin Dervišhalidović is a Bosnian Muslim, or Bosniak as the Islamic Slavs in Bosnia are sometimes called. He was born in 1962 in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, then a part of Yugoslavia, and formed the band Merlin in 1983 with … 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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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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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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