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  1. ESC 2019 National Finals

    Well folks, the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 national final season is now well under way. What national finals, apart from your country's own, have you watched so far? I'm a UK resident and, so far this year, I've only watched one foreign national final, that being the live webcast of...
  2. Who will win ESC 2016?

    Which country will win the Eurovision Song Contest 2016? Bear in mind this year's host country is Sweden, and host city is Stockholm, if that makes any difference / influence on the winner. In the history of the Eurovsion Song Contest 1956 to 2016, Sweden has already hosted the Contest five...
  3. Norway 1980 - Sverre Kjellsberg and Mattis Hætta - Sámiid Ædnan

    I've seen this a fair few times on YouTube. One bloke was singing at the start, until about half way through, he suddenly stopped singing for no reason. At this point someone else walked on to the stage and started yodelling: Eh-oh-lo-lay-lo-lay eh oh-lay-lo Eh-oh-lo-lay-lo-lay eh oh-lay-lo...
  4. Sanomi - Belgium 2003 entry

    Who remembers the 2003 entry for Belgium - "Sanomi"? To the best of my knowledge, it was the first song in the history of the ESC to be in an imaginary language. I had the BBC subtitles on during the songs of the ESC 2003. Whereas all other songs had the on-screen lyrics in English...
  5. Could a lullaby or similar style song succeed in Eurovision?

    Here in the UK the BBC has a channel aimed at pre-school children called CBeebies. Just before closedown each evening they have the Goodnight Song, which is, in effect, a lullaby. The question is, how would a similar style song score in the Eurovision Song Contest? The last three years the...
  6. Favourite First-Time Wins Since 1956

    26 countries have won the Eurovision Song Contest at least once. They are presented below: 1956 ::ch Lys Assia - "Refrain" 1957 ::nl Corry Brokken - "Net Als Toen" 1958 ::fr André Claveau - "Dors Mon Amour" 1961 ::lu Jean-Claude Pascal - "Nous Les Amoureux" 1963 ::dk Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann...
  7. General ESC Statistics 1956 to 2012

    Sorry to duplicate something I originally posted somewhere else, but I think it's best to have a dedicated thread to discuss ESC statistics in general from 1956 to 2012 inclusive. Following Loreen's win, Sweden have now won 5 (five) times. 1974 ABBA "Waterloo" 24 points (winning margin 6 points...
  8. Performance League Tables 1956-2013

    I've now compiled league tables of each country's performance in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest. They are all available here on my blog. Nemesis Nick's Blog: Eurovision Song Contest League Tables 2012 There are actually three tables. Table 1: each country has been awarded 12...
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