#AtoZ: F Is For…

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 are at the letter F.


Frankfurt-am-Main, hosted the second Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 – at the “Großer Sendesaal des hessischen Rundfunks”.

In 1957, 10 countries took part in the Contest. Austria, Denmark and the United Kingdom made their debut. Corry Brokken took victory for The Netherlands, with “Net als toen”. The Netherlands won with 31 points, 14 points ahead of France.

Video: YouTube/JoaoVelada

France Gall

France Gall is probably one of Luxembourg’s most famous ever winners at the Eurovision Song Contest and was their second winner in 1965, when the Contest took place in Naples.

France Gall took victory with her entry “Poupee de cire, poupee de son”. 32 points were enough to claim at the tenth Contest, 6 points ahead of the United Kingdom.

Video: YouTube/eurovisionfrancetube


Finnish first appeared at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961, when Finland made their debut. It took the language just 6 years to appear at the Contest.

Laila Kinnunen represented Finland, with her entry “Valoa ikkunassa”. Finland finished in joint 10th place in 1961, alongside Monaco and The Netherlands.

Video: YouTube/JoaoVelada

Fly On The Wings Of Love

The Olsen Brothers took victory for Denmark, for the second time, with “Fly On The Wings Of Love”.

The Olsen Brothers took victory for Denmark with 195 points, 40 points ahead of Russia.

Video: YouTube/2000ESC2003

Fionnuala Sweeney

Fionnuala Sweeney is one of many hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest, who wasn’t born in the host country. Fionnuala was born in Belfast, the United Kingdom. She went on to host the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993, in Dublin.

Video: YouTube/ESC Stuff

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

Categories: #AtoZ, Eurovision 2020

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