Eurovision Song Contest 1984

Here are my choices for the 1984 Eurovision Song Contest; I’d only heard the entry from Sweden before watching the entire contest online. My Rank Country Title, Artist Eurovision Final Ranking 1 Turkey “Halay”, Beş Yıl Önce, On Yıl Sonra 12 2 Ireland “Terminal 3”, Linda Martin 2 3 Portugal “Silêncio e Tanta Gente”, MariaContinue reading “Eurovision Song Contest 1984”

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 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 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 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

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”