Here are my choices for best songs at the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest. Unlike many of the contests I’m now reviewing, I had actually seen this contest online a few years ago and was already familiar with several of the songs.
|My Rank||Country||Title, Artist||Eurovision Final Ranking|
|1||France||“C’est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison”, Amina||2|
|2||Italy||“Comme è ddoce ‘o mare”, Peppino di Capri||7|
|3||Greece||“I Anixi”, Sophia Vossou||13|
|4||Israel||“Kan”, Duo Datz||3|
|5||Malta||“Could It Be”, Georgina & Paul Giordimaina||6|
|6||Sweden||“Fångad av en stormvind”, Carola||1|
|7||Finland||“Hullu yö”, Kaija Kärkinen||20|
|8||Yugoslavia||“Brazil”, Baby Doll||21|
|9||Turkey||“İki Dakika”, İzel Çeliköz, Reyhan Karaca, and Can Uğurluer||12|
|10||Norway||“Mrs. Thompson”, Just 4 Fun||17|
While Greece did award 12 points to Cyprus, Cyprus awarded 12 points to Spain (but gave Greece 10). Did Greece do so poorly in the contest due to that horrendous sax solo? The saxophonist really blew it, but that’s not the fault of either the songwriter or the singer (who gave a very powerful performance), and Greece should’ve at least placed in the top ten. Choosing between France and Italy for my top position was tough–I really enjoyed both songs, but ultimately gave it to France because it was a little different than what one typically hears at Eurovision.
Here’s the video version of my choices for 1991!