BIRTHDAY: Kikki Danielsson from Sweden is 67 today
I know we’re in the midst of another Eurovision Song Contest, but the birthdays just keep on coming, And today we have one for a home entrant!
I always say that second is best for the home entrant to finish. It relieves their broadcaster of the headache that is organising a second consecutive contest. Today’s birthday girl Ann-Kristin ‘Kikki’ Danielsson got the gig in 1985 – the best contest ever – and did SVT a favour by finishing third. A close third too. It wasn’t Kikki’s only dalliance on a Eurovision stage, but it’s a fine fine performance. Just ask Mr Phil. And the 15 countries (out of 18) that gave it points. What were those other three (Cyprus, Portugal and Greece) thinking of?
Authors: Riigi Ametnik, John Stanton