Here at Eurovision Ireland, we look at what happened at the Eurovision Song Contest and Family of Events #OnThisDay. Today is 3rd May 2018 and we look the United Kingdom’s last victory twenty one year’s on.
3rd May – 21 Years Ago Today
On this day in 1997, the 42nd Eurovision Song Contest took place in the Point Depot, Dublin. Katrina & The Waves took part for the United Kingdom, becoming the fifth entry to win for her country. Katrina & The Waves finished with a 70 point margin over their nearest competitor, Marc Roberts from Ireland.
Video: YouTube/Bristol Pride
3rd May – 32 Years Ago Today
On this day in 1986, the 31st Eurovision Song Contest took place in the Grieghallen, Bergen. The Eurovision Song Contest finally witnessed a win from Belgium. Sandra Kim performed “J’aime la vie” at just the age of 13. Rules were soon introduced afterwards with a minimum age limit for singers.
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland