#BIRTHDAY: Sophia Vossou from Greece is 58 today

BIRTHDAY: Sophia Vossou from Greece is 58 today

A real treat in store for you today. A song occasionally comes along that breaks the mould. It just draws you in, and you can’t explain why.

Anyway, we go back to the fun and games of 1991. It made the headlines, and not necessarily for the right reasons. Tie breaks, script failures, angry scrutineers – what larks. And amongst it all, today’s birthday girl Σοφία Βόσσου/Sophia Vossou (née Σοφία Παπαευγαγγέλου/Sophia Papaeuaggeliou). Not wanting to be outdone, her performance was memorable. But not necessarily for her singing prowess. No, if you watch the orchestra’s saxophonist, he steals the show. But enough of that. Sophia finished 13th, and in true tradition, got 10 points from Cyprus. Hang on, only 10? It must have been the saxophone.

Authors: Riigi Ametnik, John Stanton


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