#AtoZ: K 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 K.


Kyiv, hosted the fiftieth Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 and the sixty-second Eurovision Song Contest in 2017.

In 2005, 39 countries took part in the Contest. Helena Paparizou took victory for Greece, with “My Number One”. Greece won with 230 points, 38 points ahead of Malta.

Video: YouTube/EBU


Karelian is a dialect of the Finnish language that first appeared at the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2010.

Kuunkuiskaajat represented Finland, with their entry “Tyolki ellaa”. Finland finished 11th, with 49 points, in the first semi final.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Katie Boyle

Katie Boyle was a four-time presenter of the Contest for the United Kingdom during the 1960s and 1970s. She hosted from London in 1960, 1963 and 1968, as well as from Brighton in 1974.

Here is her obituary video from the Eurovision Broadcasting Union after her sad passing in 2018:

Video: YouTube/EBU

Katrina Leskanich

Katrina Leskanich hosted the 50th anniversary show, Congratulations. Previously to that, Katrina represented the United Kingdom with The Waves, in 1997, when they won with “Love Shine A Light”.

Here is a recent performance from Katrina (without The Waves), of “Love Shine A Light” from 2016:

Video: YouTube/BBC

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

Categories: #AtoZ, Eurovision 2020

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