Earlier this month the BBC treated us to a Greatest Hits Concert. I think that the best performance on the night came from the Norwegian entry from 1985 Bobbysocks’ ‘La Det Swinge’. That is why the song is this week’s Eurovision Rewind! Enjoy!
We may have crowned Conchita Wurst’s ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’ as our favourite Eurovision song ever last week, but now the BBC’s Radio 2 are asking you to vote for your favourite Eurovision winner in their poll. To mark the 60th anniversary of Eurovision, Ken Bruce will countdown your Top 40 choices on Radio 2’s Eurovision pop up digital radio station launching 21st May. Who is your favourite winner ever? Let us know in the comment section below and you can vote for your favourite here.
Channel Four’s Gogglebox (the TV show about people watching and commenting on TV shows) had as one of this week’s featured shows ‘Eurovision’s: Greatest Hits’. Most of the participants asked to voice their opinions were very scathing of the 60th Anniversary concert but as the show progressed a lot of them were singing along to the back catalogue of Eurovision winners and reminiscing about old times while mimicking the dance moves of the performers.
The BBC’s 60th Anniversary Concert entitled Eurovision: Greatest Hits was staged on Wednesday 31st march in London’s Eventim Hammersmith Apollo. On the night one performer in particular received an unsavoury welcome. Dima Bilan, the Russian winner from 2008 was booed by the audience when he took to the stage to sing his winning song ‘Believe’ and his second place song from 2006 ‘Never Let You Go’.
In order to mark 60 years of Eurovision Song Contest, UK newspaper the Guardian have published a devilishly difficult online quiz spanning the entirety of the contest’s history. We are ashamed to say that we only managed to score a lowly 48/60. If you think you can do better then take the quiz yourself by clicking here and be sure to let us know how you got on by commenting below. Best of luck!
Have you been away? Have you had your finger off the Eurovision pulse this week? Never fear we are here to keep you looped into all the latest Eurovision goings-on with our 15 Things We Learnt This Week.