Eurovision Song Contest 1983

Here are my choices for the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest; I’d only heard the entry from Luxembourg before watching the entire contest online, and brief excerpts from the Spanish and Turkish entries. My Rank Country Title, Artist Eurovision Final Ranking 1 Luxembourg “Si La Vie Est Cadeau”, Corinne Hermès 1 2 Israel “Hi”, Ofra HazaContinue reading “Eurovision Song Contest 1983”

Eurovision Song Contest 2011

I never did post my choices for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest to my blog, only my Twitter account, and then only my top 5 (instead of my usual 10), so here they are: Rank Country Title, Artist Eurovision Final Ranking 1 Switzerland “In Love for a While”, Anna Rossinelli 25 2 Serbia “Čaroban”, NinaContinue reading “Eurovision Song Contest 2011”

Eurovision Song Contest 1982

Here are my choices for the 1982 Eurovision Song Contest; I’d only heard the German entry before watching the entire contest online. Rank Country Title, Artist Eurovision Final Ranking 1 Germany “Ein bißchen Frieden”, Nicole 1 2 Switzerland “Amour on t’aime”, Arlette Zola 3 3 Cyprus “Mono I Agapi”, Anna Vissi 5 4 Israel “Hora”,Continue reading “Eurovision Song Contest 1982”

Eurovision Song Contest 1981

I’m determined to watch every Eurovision Song Contest! So here are my choices for best songs from the 1981 contest. I’d only heard Germany and United Kingdom’s entries before. Rank Country Title, Artist Eurovision Final Ranking 1 Portugal “Playback”, Carlos Paião 18 2 Switzerland “Io senza te”, Peter, Sue and Marc 4 3 Germany “JohnnyContinue reading “Eurovision Song Contest 1981”

Eurovision Voting: A Suggestion

Every year, people inevitably complain that the Eurovision Song Contest is too political; everyone is supposed to vote for the best song, but countries tend to vote for their neighbors (Cyprus and Greece, I’m looking at you in particular), or not vote for their “enemies”. Here’s one solution. Like usual, each country selects a songContinue reading “Eurovision Voting: A Suggestion”

Eurovision Song Contest 1980

I lived in England from 1976 to 1979, and saw the 1977, 1978, and 1979 Eurovision Song Contests. I didn’t watch the contest again until 2011, and have watched it ever since. I decided to watch the 1980 Eurovision Song Contest to “pick up where I had left off” when I left England. I had onlyContinue reading “Eurovision Song Contest 1980”

Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Final

Here it is, everyone–my top ten choices for best songs from Eurovision Song Contest 2014! Rank Country Title, Artist Eurovision Final Ranking 1 Hungary “Running”, András Kállay-Saunders 5 2 Netherlands “Calm After the Storm”, The Common Linnets 2 3 Austria “Rise Like a Phoenix“, Conchita Wurst 1 4 Sweden “Undo”, Sanna Nielsen 3 5 SwitzerlandContinue reading “Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Final”

Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Semifinal 2

Here are my choices for best songs from the second semifinal of Eurovision Song Contest 2014: Rank Country Title, Artist 1 Georgia “Three Minutes to Earth“, The Shin and Mariko 2 Switzerland “Hunter of Stars“, Sebalter 3 Austria “Rise Like a Phoenix“, Conchita Wurst 4 Poland “My Słowianie – We Are Slavic“, Donatan & CleoContinue reading “Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Semifinal 2”

Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Semifinal 1

Here are my choices for best songs from the first semifinal of Eurovision Song Contest 2014: Rank Country Title, Artist 1 Hungary “Running”, András Kállay-Saunders 2 Portugal “Quero Ser Tua”, Suzy 3 Iceland “No Prejudice”, Pollapönk 4 Netherlands “Calm After the Storm”, The Common Linnets 5 Albania “One Night’s Anger”, Hersi