Eurovision Throwback: Dina Garipova – What If

Looking back at the history of Russia, it is clear that they are a force at Eurovision. It’s not uncommon to see Russia break into the Top 10, and for that reason, we have come to expect strong entries. In amongst the peak was Dina Garipova who represented the nation back in 2013. The song…

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Eurovision Throwback: Pirates of the Sea – Wolves of the Sea

Cast your mind back to 2008, where the televote ruled all. While there were some incredible songs during this era of Eurovision, the contest always featured what can only be described as ‘joke’ entries. Most of those songs remained in the semi-finals, but occasionally one would slip through the gaps. Not only did today’s throwback…

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Eurovision Throwback: Ott Lepland – Kuula

Looking back at the history of Estonia at Eurovision, it is clear that the nation has some incredibly strong vocalists. One of the performances that always stood out was Kuula, a powerful ballad performed by Ott Lepland. The entry dominated the national final, but that doesn’t always equal Eurovision success – but in this case,…

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Eurovision Throwback: Firelight – Coming Home

In my annual Eurovision binge, I returned to one of my staples – Eurovision 2014. The contest had a strong selection of songs, and while there were few that screamed ‘winner’, there were many I knew I’d enjoy years later. Now that we are years later, I can confirm that it wasn’t just nostalgia acting…

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Eurovision Throwback: Loukas Yiorkas ft. Stereo Mike – Watch My Dance

Although their Eurovision success has wavered in recent years, Greece had a hugely successful run throughout the 2000’s. It was not uncommon to see the nation finish within the Top 10, and more often than not, it was with songs that can only be described as fiercely, unapologetically Greek. Watch My Dance ticked the ‘unapologetically…

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Eurovision Throwback: Joci Pápai – Origo

Hungary is yet to win the Eurovision Song Contest, but their results at the contest paint the nation as successful. More often than not, we would see Hungary in the final, with the occasional Top 10 finish under their belts. The nation withdrew from Eurovision in 2020, and we are yet to welcome their return,…

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Eurovision Throwback: Anti Social Media – The Way You Are

Denmark was on a high at Eurovision, having won the contest in 2013, and subsequently hosting the following year. However, by 2015, Denmark found themselves stuck in the semi-final for the first time since 2007. Pop-rock band Anti Social Media were selected to represent the nation with their song, The Way You Are, but it…

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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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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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Eurovision Throwback – Loïc Nottet – Rhythm Inside

Upon request, today’s Eurovision throwback takes us back to Eurovision 2015 where we saw Belgium achieve one of the best results in recent years. The representative was chosen through a national final, and as we know, it was Loïc Nottet who was selected. Unlike in previous years, the song was also chosen internally, and the…

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