Eurovision Song Contest 1963

Here are my choices for best songs at the 1963 Eurovision Song Contest, which was held in London, England on March 23. Except for the winning entry from Denmark, I had not heard any of these songs until now. My Rank Country Title, Artist Eurovision Final Ranking 1 Sweden “En gång i Stockholm”, Monica ZetterlundContinue reading “Eurovision Song Contest 1963”

Eurovision Song Contest 1994

Here are my choices for best songs at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, which was held in Dublin, Ireland on April 30. Except for the winning entry from Ireland, I had not heard any of these songs until now. My Rank Country Title, Artist Eurovision Final Ranking 1 France “Je suis un vrai garçon”, NinaContinue reading “Eurovision Song Contest 1994”

Eurovision 2015 / Semifinals 1 and 2

About a week ago, I posted my top twelve choices for Eurovision 2015 based on either their studio recordings or their performances in their respective countries’ national finals. The funny thing about watching the songs in the semifinals is that some songs that sounded great in the studio fell flat onstage (often due to theContinue reading “Eurovision 2015 / Semifinals 1 and 2”

My choices for Eurovision 2015

It’s difficult to compare songs. If one song has a catchy tune but insipid words, while another has profound lyrics and a boring melody, which one is better? If a great song is sung poorly or a mediocre song has some amazing arrangements, which one is better? My mood can even affect the comparison: oneContinue reading “My choices for Eurovision 2015”

If America entered Eurovision

What would happen if The United States of America suddenly found itself eligible to compete in The Eurovision Song Contest? 1. With 50 states and assorted territories, there would have to be semi-finals. 2. Alaska and Hawaii would never make it past the semi-finals because they have no neighbors to vote for them. 3. SomeContinue reading “If America entered Eurovision”

Eurovision Song Contest 1993

Here are my choices for best songs at the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest, which was held in Milstreet, Ireland on May 15. Except for the winning entry from Ireland, I had not heard any of these songs until now. My Rank Country Title, Artist Eurovision Final Ranking 1 Denmark “Under stjernerne på himlen”, Tommy SeebachContinue reading “Eurovision Song Contest 1993”

Eurovision Song Contest 1992

Here are my choices for best songs at the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest, which was held in Malmö, Sweden on May 9. Except for the winning entry from Ireland, I had not heard any of these songs until now. My Rank Country Title, Artist Eurovision Final Ranking 1 Greece “Olou Tou Kosmou I Elpida”, CleopatraContinue reading “Eurovision Song Contest 1992”

Winning Eurovision songs ranked by percentage of points

Note: this article does not take into consideration the various voting systems used over the years in the Eurovision Song Contest, nor does it address voting irregularities and disputes, or regional bloc and diasporic voting. Note: this blog was amended July 2016 to incorporate the results of the 2015 and 2016 contests. In 2009, Norway’sContinue reading “Winning Eurovision songs ranked by percentage of points”

Söngvakeppnin 2015 (Icelandic selection for Eurovision)

Iceland has twelve excellent songs competing in Söngvakeppnin 2015 for the honor of going to Eurovision, and much like with the Estonians, there’s a good diversity of music.  My average score for the Icelandic songs was 3.92 (on a 5-point scale), and so it was a difficult task ranking them, especially as I am always debatingContinue reading “Söngvakeppnin 2015 (Icelandic selection for Eurovision)”

A Dal 2015 (Hungarian selection for Eurovision 2015)

What are the odds of two young women with similar names, singing songs built around acoustic guitar arrangements with lyrics pleading for peace, entering Hungary’s A Dal contest to choose a song for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest? But that is exactly what has happened with Boggie’s “Wars for Nothing” and Bogi’s “World of Violence”. Continue reading “A Dal 2015 (Hungarian selection for Eurovision 2015)”