Today see’s the start of our ongoing weekday series called “Tracks of my Eurovision Years”. Just like on the BBC Radio 2 Ken Bruce show, each day will see two of the contributors ten songs for that week. Contributors will come from both the Eurovision Ireland team, as well as Special Guests. This week, I kick things off to set the scene.
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Love City Groove, singing “Love City Groove” – yes ok it’s not the finest of entries the United Kingdom has sent to the Eurovision Song Contest, but it’s the first contest I remember been allowed to sit up and watch our entry on the night. I’d of course seen UK national finals in previous years, but 1995 was truly the start of it all in terms of viewing the main event.
Fast forward thirteen years and I attend my first Eurovision Song Contest in person. The first entry I get to see on my adventure to Belgrade was Stefan Filipovic, with his song “Zauvijek Volim Te”. For me it’s not the most memorable of entries, but I chose it for the fact it was the first entry I saw performed live on a Eurovision stage.
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Part 2 of my “Tracks of my Eurovision Years” will be right here on Eurovision Ireland tomorrow.
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland