BIRTHDAY: Gry Johansen from Denmark is 55 today
The 1980s. What a fine, fine decade it was. Full of big clothes, big hair and the occasional big song. It was the calm before the storm of a whole host of new countries joining in the following decade.
Back in 1983, things were generally simple. Twenty countries, the usual suspects doing well – and badly. But three languages used throughout the show, and a hostess that forgot words that were on the cards in her hand. Anyway, neighbours Denmark sent today’s birthday girl Gry Johansen-Meilstrup in her little pink dress, her pointy dancers and her little jump. It’s a joy to behold, and no doubt televoters would have voted in their droves. Sadly, as she had to rely on juries, and finished 17th our of 20. As you may know, DR then saw sense and we saw the start of Hot Eyes…
Authors: Riigi Ametnik, John Stanton