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#WinnersWednesday (on Thursday): Bumper Edition

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Welcome to the continuation of our new series of articles that we are running every Wednesday across the summer – #WinnersWednesday. This week as a one off, it’s on a Thursday – just like television schedules been mixed up during the World Cup. Every week, we will look back at three winners from Eurovision Song Contest past, but today we have six after no #WinnersWednesday last week.

This week, we will be casting our eyes over the winning entries from 1958, 1974, 1991, 2000, 2005 and 2015.

1958: France

In 1958, the 3rd Eurovision Song Contest took place in AVRO Studios, Hilversum. Andre Claveau took part for France, becoming their first entry to win for his country. Andre Claveau finished with a 3 point margin over his nearest competitor, Lys Assia from Switzerland.

Video: YouTube/TheEuroSongContest

1974: Sweden

In 1974, the 19th Eurovision Song Contest took place in the Brighton Dome, Brighton. ABBA took part for Sweden, becoming their first entry to win for their country. ABBA finished with a 6 point margin over their nearest competitor, Gigliola Cinquetti from Italy.

Video: YouTube/mozpiano2

1991: Sweden

In 1991, the 36th Eurovision Song Contest took place in Studio 15 di Cinecitta, Rome. Carola took part for Sweden, becoming their third entry to win for her country. Carola drew with her nearest competitor, Amina from France, but won on tiebreaker rules.

Video: YouTube/escbelgium4

2000: Denmark

In 2000, the 45th Eurovision Song Contest took place in the Globe Arena, Stockholm. The Olsen Brothers took part for Denmark, becoming their second entry to win for their country. The Olsen Brothers finished with a 40 point margin over their nearest competitor, Alsou from Russia.

Video: YouTube/Olsen Brothersmusic

2005: Greece

In 2005, the 50th Eurovision Song Contest took place in the Sports Palace, Kyiv. Helena Paparisou took part for Greece, becoming their first entry to win for her country. Helena Paparisou finished with a 38 point margin over her nearest competitor, Chiara from Malta.

Video: YouTube/EBU

2015: Sweden

In 2015, the 60th Eurovision Song Contest took place in the Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna. Mans Zelmerlow took part for Sweden, becoming their sixth entry to win for his country. Mans Zelmerlow finished with a 62 point margin over his nearest competitor, Polina Gagarina from Russia.

Video: YouTube/EBU

 

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

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