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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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362 Die Zeit Ist Einsam – Timna Brauer (Austria, 1986)

From the song that came 13th in 1986 (see No. 363) we move to another of that year’s under-performers, Die Zeit Ist Einsam (Time Is Lonely) by Timna Brauer which finished way down in 18th place out of a field of … Continue reading

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363 Alles Heeft Ritme – Frizzle Sizzle (Netherlands, 1986)

Ten years before the Spice Girls zig-a-zig ah’d their way across Europe’s charts, Frizzle Sizzle were projecting a rather more modest form of Girl Power in co-ordinating pastel shades at Eurovision in 1986. The history of girl groups can be traced back to the late 1930s … 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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365 I Don’t Wanna Leave – Lidia Kopania (Poland, 2009)

There are seven entries from Poland in our countdown: three entirely in Polish, three in English and one that is a hotchpotch of Polish, German and Russian. We’ve already had their first Polish language song (see No. 403), next up is Poland’s first English language … 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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