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My top 5 songs from…Armenia

This is an updated top 5 of one the most easterly of Eurovision’s countries and still relative newcomers, having entered for the first time in 2006. They have done well, almost as well as their bitter rivals Azerbaijan, so although I only had 12 songs to choose from to make this (updated top 5), there are plenty of high placing results among that dozen.
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My top 5 songs from…Albania

The advantage of being first in the (Eurovision) alphabet is that Albania was both my first top 5 written, and it is also the first of my top 5s to get an update. A beautiful but relatively unknown (as yet) to tourists, their Eurovision history is perhaps a little less beautiful, though they are still one of the newer countries to the contest (having only entered in 2004).
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Eurovision Song Contest 1975 rewatch


My lovely friend Zoltan decided that for his birthday it would be a fun idea to watch through the Eurovision Song Contest from the year of his birth, 1975. A group of us watched together in his flat while others friends from around the UK and other parts of Europe had watched separately and recorded their scores to be played once we’d watched them all. Would this 21st century jury score very differently from the 1975 one…?  Continue reading “Eurovision Song Contest 1975 rewatch”

Farewell to Eurovision legend and winner France Gall

I’m a bit late in posting this as I’ve been away this weekend but some sad news from the world of Eurovision – 1965 winner France Gall passed away at the age of 70 after a short illness.  Continue reading “Farewell to Eurovision legend and winner France Gall”

5 party bangers from the Big 5 for New Year’s Eve

So it’s my last post of 2017, and thought I small selection of party bangers was in order. Now, there are so many to choose from, I thought I’d make it quicker and pick one party banger from each of the Big 5! Continue reading “5 party bangers from the Big 5 for New Year’s Eve”

My top 5 songs from…Greece

Completing the Top 5 series is the Mediterranean country that regularly brings party bangers with an ethnic flavour to the contest. The 2000s and early 2010s proved to be glory days for Greece with mostly top 10 results and their first (and still only) win. Such are the numbers of party bangers from Greece that it merits a top 10!
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My top 5 songs from…Portugal

The host of Eurovision in 2018, it’s been a long, long journey for Portugal to finally reach this point. No country had been in Eurovision longer without a single win to their name; in fact, poor Portugal had never even reached the Top 5 in almost 50 years in the contest! That all changed in 2017 with a spectacular win with a very understated song. What else have I dug out from their long Eurovision history?
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My top 5 songs from…Serbia

At last, it’s the very last former Yugoslav country, the seat of Yugoslavia’s old capital, and the most successful of the ex-Yugoslav countries at Eurovision since they began to enter as separate countries. Serbia is actually one of the newest Eurovision countries, only entering as separate country in 2007 (they entered as Serbia and Montenegro in 2004 and 2005).
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My top 5 songs from…Montenegro

One of the lesser known Eurovision nations, Montenegro are still fairly new (in terms of competing as an independent country) and also have only appeared twice in grand finals. Nevertheless, they’ve entered some “unique” entries in that short time, and certainly mix it up and keep us guessing as to what they might bring us each year!  Continue reading “My top 5 songs from…Montenegro”

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