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 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”

Eurovision Song Contest 1990

Here are my choices for best songs at the 1990 Eurovision Song Contest. I’d heard the Italian entry before but not the other songs. My Rank Country Title, Artist Eurovision Final Ranking 1 France “White and Black Blues”, Joëlle Ursull 2 2 Turkey “Gözlerinin Hapsindeyim”, Kayahan feat. Demet Sağıroğlu 17 3 Norway “Brandenburger Tor”, KetilContinue reading “Eurovision Song Contest 1990”

Eurovision Song Contest 1988

Here are my choices for the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest; I’d only heard the entry from Switzerland before watching the entire contest online. My Rank Country Title, Artist Eurovision Final Ranking 1 Belgium “Laissez briller le soleil”, Reynaert 18 (tie) 2 Ireland “Take Him Home”, Jump The Gun 8 3 Switzerland “Ne partez pas sansContinue reading “Eurovision Song Contest 1988”

Eurovision Song Contest 1987

Here are my choices for the 1987 Eurovision Song Contest; I’d only heard the entry from Ireland before watching the entire contest online. My Rank Country Title, Artist Eurovision Final Ranking 1 Finland “Sata salamaa”, Vicky Rosti & Boulevard 15 2 Iceland “Hægt og hljótt”, Halla Margrét 16 3 Denmark “En lille melodi”, Anne-Cathrine HerdorfContinue reading “Eurovision Song Contest 1987”

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 2013 – Final

Despite the absence of Israel and San Marino, I enjoyed the final. The biggest surprise was that the two songs I detested the most in the semifinals–Lithuania and Ukraine–weren’t so bad the second time I heard them. In fact, I put Ukraine into my top five! Compared to previous years, while this year didn’t haveContinue reading “Eurovision 2013 – Final”

Eurovision 2013 – Semifinal #1

I must say, I was a little underwhelmed with the first semifinal. Too many soundalike ballads and too many songs that sounded like last year’s winner (“Euphoria” by Loreen)–nothing really blew me away. I also didn’t care for all the special effects trickery–like trying to make a live concert look like a music video (forContinue reading “Eurovision 2013 – Semifinal #1”