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#AtoZ: G 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 G.

Gothenburg

Gothenburg, hosted the thirtieth Eurovision Song Contest in 1985 – at the “Scandinavium”.

In 1985, 19 countries took part in the Contest. Greece and Israel returned to the Contest, while The Netherlands and Yugoslavia withdrew. Bobbysocks took victory for Norway, with “La det swinge”. Norway won with 123 points, 18 points ahead of Germany.

Video: YouTube/IslaBonitaTV

Gigliola Cinquetti

Gigliola Cinquetti is probably one of Italy’s most famous ever winners at the Eurovision Song Contest and was their first winner in 1964, when the Contest took place in Copenhagen.

Gigliola Cinquetti took victory with her entry “Non no l’eta”. 49 points were enough to claim victory at the ninth Contest, 32 points ahead of the United Kingdom.

Video: YouTube/JoaoVelada

Georgian

Georgian first appeared at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2018, eleven years after Georgia made their debut. It took the language 63 years to appear at the Contest.

Ethno-Jazz Band Iriao represented Georgia, with her entry “For You”. Georgia failed to qualify from the Second Semi Final in Lisbon.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Grethe & Jorgen Ingmann

Grethe & Jorgen Ingmann are probably one of Denmark’s most famous ever winners at the Eurovision Song Contest and was their first winner in 1963, when the Contest took place in London.

Grethe & Jorgen Ingmann took victory with their entry “Dansevise”. 42 points were enough to claim at the eighth Contest, 2 points ahead of Switzerland.

Video: YouTube/JoaoVelada

Graham Norton

Graham Norton is one of many hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest, who wasn’t born in the host country. Graham was born in Clondalkin, Ireland. He went on to host the Eurovision’s Greatest Hits in 2015, in London, alongside Petra Mede. Graham has also been the British commentator since 2009.

Video: YouTube/NervousEnergy

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

Categories: #AtoZ, Eurovision 2020

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