Welcome to Eurovision Ireland’s first ever A-Z of the Eurovision Song Contest. Over the next few weeks, we will be bringing you some alphabetical memories from everyone’s favourite Song Contest. Today, we look at E.
Edinburgh hosted the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1972, after Monaco (1971’s winners) were unable to find a suitable venue to host the Contest in.
In 1972, 18 countries took part in the Contest. All the countries that took part in 1971 returned and there was no debutants.
Vicky Leandros took victory for Luxembourg, with “Apres toi”. Luxembourg won with 128 points, 14 points ahead of the United Kingdom.
Eimear Quinn is one of Ireland’s seven winners and was their seventh and last to date back in 1996, when the Contest took place in Oslo.
Eimear Quinn took victory with her entry “The Voice”. 162 points were enough to claim victory, 48 points ahead of the Norway. Eimear Quinn recently released a 2020 version of “The Voice”.
The Estonian language first appeared at the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1994, when Estonia debuted at the thirty-ninth edition, in Dublin.
Silvi Vrait represented Estonia, with her entry “Nagu merelaine”. Estonia finished in twenty-fourth place, with just 2 points.
Tanel Padar, Dave Benton & 2XL took victory for Estonia, for the only time to date, with “Everybody”.
Tanel Padar, Dave Benton & 2XL took victory for Estonia with 198 points, 21 points ahead of the host country, Denmark.
Eldar Gasimov is one of many former participants who went on to host the Eurovision Song Contest – as he did in 2012, in Baku.
Eldar Gasimov represented Azerbaijan, alongside Nigar Jamal at the 2011 Contest in Dusseldorf. They performed “Running Scared” and finished in 1st place, with 221 points.
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland