Category Archives: 475-451

451 Mojot Svet – Karolina (Macedonia, 2007)

Macedonia are the lonely bridesmaids of the former Yugoslavia. Between 1961 and 1992 the Yugoslav federation was represented at Eurovision by Croats on 11 occasions, by Serbs six times, by Bosnians and Slovenes four times each and by Montenegrins twice. The one Macedonian to win the … Continue reading

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452 Beşinci Mevsim – Şebnem Paker (Turkey, 1996)

Nearly 50 songs into the countdown and Şebnem Paker becomes our first artist to notch up two solo entries inside the Top 500. Her 1997 effort Dinle (see No. 465) was first up and 13 places higher is her debut performance from the year … Continue reading

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453 En Dag – Tommy Nilsson (Sweden, 1989)

Only Ireland can better Sweden’s total of six wins – add to those six a further 17 Top 5 finishes (compared to Ireland’s 11), and a case could easily be made for Sweden being Eurovision’s most successful nation ever. En Dag was one of those … Continue reading

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454 Gleðibankinn – ICY (Iceland, 1986)

There’s been a clustering of Icelandic entries around the mid 450s – three of the last four posts have been from the tiny Nordic island. This latest was Iceland’s very first submission to Eurovision in 1986. That year Iceland became the 25th country to take … Continue reading

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455 Ég Á Líf – Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson (Iceland, 2013)

Since 1999 and the the relaxation of the rule that stipulated each country had to sing in one of its national languages, only four countries have never entered a song with lyrics in their own tongue: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Denmark and Sweden. To … Continue reading

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456 Sveta Ljubav – Maja Blagdan (Croatia, 1996)

Between 1993 and the inception of the semi final in 2004 the EBU were constantly tinkering with the format of the show to try and accommodate the ever increasing number of nations wishing to take part. In 1996 they experimented … Continue reading

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457 Nei Eða Já – Heart 2 Heart (Iceland, 1992)

Heart 2 Heart comprised Eurovision’s  ‘golden ratio’ of two guys and two girls: Grétar Örvarsson and Friðrik Karlsson playing the instruments behind vocalists Sigriður Beinteinsdóttir and Sigrún Ármannsdóttir in co-ordinating yellow and red outfits. For Beinteinsdóttir – better known as … Continue reading

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