Lithuania haven’t been too successful in Eurovision, so you have to commend them for having the brass neck on them to come out with a song in 2006 which exclaimed that ‘We Are the Winners’ of Eurovision. Unfortunately their confidence didn’t pay off and their prophecy didn’t come true.
This is perhaps one of the most bizarre Eurovision songs in recent years and it is this week’s Eurovision Rewind! ‘Vampires Are Alive’ was the Swiss entry in the 2007 contest. Did you miss out on DJ BoBo back then? Give it a listen now and let us know your thoughts?
This week’s Eurovision Rewind takes us back to 1979 and to the Israeli winning hit ‘Hallelujah’ by Gali Atari and Milk and Honey. The reason this song was chosen was because last week I went to see Pedro Almodóvar produced film ‘Wild Tales’. The film is a collection of dark short stories which sees writer and director Damian Szifron act out some of his everyday frustrations in society (which we can all relate to) in hilariously over the top scenarios. Perhaps the best of the vignettes occurred at a Jewish wedding where the bride discovers that her husband has been having an affair just moments before their first dance. In a scene later in the film the ‘Hallelujah’ song is played and that is why it is our Rewind this week. Enjoy!
This week our Eurovision time machine was running a little bit low on fuel so we only managed to make our way back as far as 2013. Our song for this year is Iceland’s Eythor Ingi and ‘Eg A Lif’. Listen to the song below:
Got that nostalgic feeling? We’ve got you covered with this week’s Eurovision Rewind. This week we’re in 1996 with second place for Norway’s Elizabeth Andreassen’s ‘I Evighet’. Listen to the song which was runner up to Ireland’s Eimear Quinn’s ‘The Voice’ below.
We’re in our Eurovision time machine again and this week we’ve ended up in 2004 and with Turkey’s entry Athena ‘For Real’ which finished in fourth place. Listen to the song below.
This week we travel all the way back to the 1980’s when Israel’s Avi Toledano came in second place with ‘Hora’ in 1982. Listen to the song below.
This week takes us back to 2002 and Estonia’s Sahlene when she came third with her song ‘Runaway’. Listen to the song below:
Ah, 1988. The year I was born and when I totally oblivious to the joys of Eurovision. This week we take a look at the competition that propelled Celine Dion towards international success. However while Celine was riding high with the winning entry for Switzerland, we have a listen to the other end of the spectrum and Austria’s Willfired’s ‘Lisa Mona Lisa’ which came in last place with a whopping nul points! Have a listen if you dare!
Eurovision has spanned an impressive 60 years and this week’s Eurovision Rewind takes us back to the 22nd competition and to France’s winning entry ‘L’oiseau et l’enfant’ for Marie Myriam in 1977. Have a listen below: