The Good Tradition Of Eurovision

Do I love the Eurovision Song Contest?

Do I? DO I?

YES! YES, I do!

For those unfortunate people who are unfamiliar with this extravaganza then here is the Eurovision Song Contest description according to Wikipedia…

“The Eurovision Song Contest (FrenchConcours Eurovision de la chanson),[1] often shortened ESC, is an annual song competition held among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) since 1956.”

Do I watch it every year without fail? Oh yes!

Do I have an mp3 version of every entry into the contest since 1956  in my iTunes library? Oh yes!

When did I start watching?

Well, the first year I can actually remember hearing the winning song was 1989. I was eleven years old and didn’t actually manage to see the entire show. I started watching it and couldn’t understand why the singers weren’t all singing in English and I soon fell asleep.

I woke up during the voting stage – which if you haven’t ever watched the show is almost as entertaining as watching the performances – and I was hooked. The song that was currently leading would constantly be replayed and I loved it – I knew I had to tune into this show the following year, watch it from start to finish and also possibly record it onto VHS.

This song eventually won – “Rock Me” by Riva from Yugoslavia.