National Final Throwback: Måns Zelmerlöw – Cara Mia

Måns Zelmerlöw has become a staple in the Eurovision world thanks to his 2015 win with the song Heroes, however many fans will remember his previous attempts in the Swedish national final, Melodifestivalen. Zelmerlöw first appeared at Melodifestivalen in 2007 with the song Cara Mia, a song that many Melodifestivalen fans remember fondly.

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Eurovision Throwback: Pastora Soler – Quédate Conmigo

Looking back at Spain’s recent Eurovision history, it’s clear that the nation has struggled to make an impact. While some songs may have been underrated at the contest, others were certainly deserving of their fate. Pastora Soler is undoubtedly one of the highlights of Spain’s recent history at Eurovision, reaching 10th place in the final.

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National Final Throwback: Markus Riva – Dynamite

What’s a Latvian national selection without Markus Riva? With no less than seven participations in the Latvian national selections, the man is consistent at the very minimum. Some of his competing entries have done better than others, with ‘Take Me Down’ and ‘You Make Me So Crazy’ both finishing in second place. Meanwhile, on other…

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Eurovision Throwback: Sebalter – Hunter of Stars

While it seems just like yesterday, it has been seven years since we saw Sebalter take to the stage with his song, Hunter of Stars. At that point, Switzerland was in the midst of a Eurovision crisis. The nation had failed to qualify more often than not since the introduction of the semi-finals. Prior to…

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EuroRevision: Luxembourg Hosts for the First Time (1962)

The 7th edition of Eurovision was held in Luxembourg for the first time, following Jean-Claude Pascal’s win the previous year. The contest was held at Villa Louvigny in Luxembourg City, and was hosted by Mireille Delannoy. The Conductor for the show was Jean Roderès. The contest was held on Sunday the 18th of March, and…

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EuroRevision: Saturday Night Fever in France! (1961)

The contest made its way to France once again after Jacqueline Boyer had won the contest the year prior. This was the 6th edition of Eurovision, and the second time the contest was held in Cannes, France. The venue for the show was the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, and it was Jacqueline Joubert…

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EuroRevision: London Calling! The UK welcomes a record number of participants (1960)

Although it was becoming tradition that the winning nation would host the contest in the following year, 1959 winner The Netherlands turned down the opportunity to host the contest since they hosted just two years prior. The Netherlands’ loss was the United Kingdom’s gain, as the contest headed to the UK for the first time.…

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EuroRevision: A Debut, A Returnee and A Withdrawal (1959)

After a French win the year prior, Eurovision was heading to France for its fourth edition. The contest took place in Cannes, France at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès on Wednesday 11th of March. The host of the show was Jacqueline Joubert, and the conductor was Franck Pourcel. A total of 11 countries…

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EuroRevision: The Hit-Making Contest (1958)

Eurovision 1958 was the third edition of Eurovision, and for the first time, the contest was being held in The Netherlands. This was following on from the Dutch win the previous year with Corry Brokken and her entry, Net Als Toen. This began the convention of the winning nation hosting the following year. The contest…

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EuroRevision: The Contest Continues with Three Debuts (1957)

The first Eurovision Song Contest was a success, or at least enough of a success to continue the contest in the following year. The second edition of the contest was held in Frankfurt-am-Main in West Germany at the Großer Sendesaal des hessischen Rundfunks. The contest was hosted by German actress, Anaid Iplicjian. The conductor for…

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