#AtoZ: T Is For…

Welcome to the return of Eurovision Ireland’s first ever A-Z of the Eurovision Song Contest, which we started last summer. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be bringing you some alphabetical memories from everyone’s favourite Song Contest to conclude the A-Z. Today, we look at T.

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv has hosted the Eurovision Song Contest on one occasion, at the Expo Tel Aviv. In 2019, 41 countries took part in the Contest. Bulgaria and Ukraine both withdrew.

Duncan Laurence took victory for The Netherlands, with “Arcade”. The Netherlands won with 498 points, 26 points ahead of Italy.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Toto Cutugno

Toto Cutugno is probably one of Italy’s most famous ever winners and was their second back in 1990, when the Contest took place in Zagreb, Yugoslavia.

Toto Cutugno took victory with his entry “Insieme: 1992”. 149 points were enough to claim victory back in the early nineties, 17 points ahead of France.

Video: YouTube/escLIVEmusic1


The Turkish language first appeared at the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1975, when Turkey participated at the twentieth Contest, in Stockholm, Sweden.

Semiha Yankı represented Turkey, with her entry “Seninle Bir Dakika”. Turkey finished in nineteenth place, with just 3 points.

Video: YouTube/Ismail Uzunoglu


Netta took victory for Israel, in 2018, with “Toy”.

Netta took victory for Israel with 529 points, 93 points ahead of Cyprus.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Terry Wogan

Terry Wogan is known for his commentary for the BBC, the United Kingdom’s national broadcaster. Terry provided radio commentary in 1971 and then 1974 through to 1977. He then provided the television commentary in 1973, 1978 and then 1980 through to 2008.

As well as hosting numerous National Finals, Terry also co-hosted the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest, in Birmingham, alongside Ulrika Jonsson.

Video: YouTube/BBC

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Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

Categories: #AtoZ, Eurovision 2021

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