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Show #096 – Hall Of Winners Special

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00:58 The 1960s

06:20 The 1970s

12:48 The 1980s

23:55 The 1990s

34:12 The 2000s

45:18 The 2010s

69 songs written by 139 songwriters have won the Eurovision Song Contest, an annual competition organised by member countries of the European Broadcasting Union. The contest, which has been broadcast every year since its debut in 1956 (with the exception of 2020), is one of the longest-running television programmes in the world. The contest’s winner has been determined using numerous voting techniques throughout its history; centre to these have been the awarding of points to countries by juries or televoters. The country awarded the most points is declared the winner. The first Eurovision Song Contest was not won on points, but by votes (two per country), and only the winner was announced.

This Weeks Highlights

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ABBA

Hall of Winners

ABBA is a Swedish super group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. The group's name is an acronym of the first letters of their first names arranged as a palindrome. In 1974, ABBA were Sweden's first winner of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song 'Waterloo'.

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Dana International

Hall of Winners

Sharon Cohen, professionally known as Dana International, is an Israeli pop singer. She has released eight albums and three additional compilation albums. She was the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1998 in Birmingham with the song 'Diva'.

Loreen 2012 Sweden

Interested in becoming a musician, Loreen took part in the Idol 2004 television competition, finishing fourth. The following year she released her first single, “The Snake”, with the band Rob’n’Raz and became a television presenter on TV400. While working as a segment producer and director for several Swedish reality TV shows, she entered Melodifestivalen 2011 with the song “My Heart Is Refusing Me”, which became a Top 10 hit in Sweden. She also had Top 20 hits in Sweden with the singles “Crying Out Your Name” (2012) and “Statements” (2017).

Track List

1Puppet On A StringSandie Shaw1967 United Kingdom
2La La LaMassiel1968 Spain
3WaterlooABBA1974 Sweden
4Save Your Kisses For MeBrotherhood Of Man1976 United Kingdom
5Ein Bibchen Frieden Nicole1982 Germany
6Hold Me NowJohnny Logan1987 Ireland
7Ne Partez Pas Sans MoiCeline Dion1988 Switzerland
8In Your EyesNiamh Kavanagh1993 Ireland
9Rock’n Roll KidsPaul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan1994 Ireland
10DivaDana International1998 Israel
11Fly On The Wings Of LoveOlsen Brothers2000 Denmark
12Hard Rock HallelujahLordi2006 Finland
13FairytaleAlexander Rybak2009 Norway
14EuphoriaLoreen2012 Sweden
15Rise Like A PhoenixConchita Wurst2014 Austria
16Amar Pelos DoisSalvador Sobral2017 Portugal
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