BIRTHDAY: Annie Cotton from Switzerland is 44 today
We always say anyone can win our favourite TV show. All it needs is a perfect storm of stuff, and even the country that normally stays in the semi-final can do well.
I say this because of what our friends in Switzerland did in Tel Aviv. Fourth, just to remind you. And when was the last time Switzerland had a better result? It was in 1993 when today’s birthday girl, Canadian Annie Cotton came third. It was in the days before semi-finals and the like. Nevertheless, the contest in Millstreet was the biggest ever, and no third placed song had beaten so many countries in the past. She scored off all but two countries, and got several maxima. Even though the Swiss haven’t had it all their own way since, enter a song like this, and who knows what could happen.
Authors: Riigi Ametnik, John Stanton