Category Archives: 400-376

376 Tom Pillibi – Jacqueline Boyer (France, 1960)

France have won the contest five times and – so far – their winners are appearing in the Top 500 in chronological order: first we had Dors, Mon Amour (see No. 388) from 1958, and 12 places higher is their second … Continue reading

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377 Mono I Agapi – Anna Vissi (Cyprus, 1982)

The Cyprus-born, Greece-raised sisters Anna and Lia Vissi have between them performed on five Eurovision entries. Anna Vissi – or Vishy as she was billed for Mono I Agapi – competed in 1980 for Greece, in 1982 for Cyprus, and again … 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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379 Libera – Mia Martini (Italy, 1977)

Mia Martina is one of two Italian artists with a brace of entries in the countdown. First up we had her 1992 attempt, the plaintive torch song Rapsodia (see No. 450), 71 places higher is Libera, a disco-tinged number from 1977. … 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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381 I See A Star – Mouth & MacNeal (Netherlands, 1974)

The previous entry from the Netherlands in our countdown was Maggie MacNeal’s Amsterdam (see No. 431), while next up we have her earlier – and even more successful – Eurovision outing in partnership with Dave Lee Travis-lookalike, Mouth (AKA Willem Duyn). MacNeal, whose … 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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