#AtoZ: Z 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 course of this weekend, we will be bringing you the conclusion of our alphabetical memories from everyone’s favourite Song Contest. Today, we look at Z.


Zagreb hosted the 35th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1990, after Yugoslavia took victory in Lausanne a year before.

Toto Cutugno took Italy’s second victory with his song “Insieme: 1992”, with 149 points – 17 points ahead of both France and Ireland.

Video: YouTube/escLIVEmusic1

Zitti e buoni

Måneskin secured Italy’s third victory, at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, in Rotterdam.

Måneskin took victory with their song “Zitti e buoni”, with 524 points – 25 points ahead of France.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Zoë Straub

Zoë Straub represented Austria, in 2016, with “Loin d’ici”.

Austria qualified for the Grand Final in Stockholm. “Loin d’ici” was awarded 13th place and 151 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Zlata Ognevich

Zlata Ognevich represented Ukraine, in 2013, with “Gravity”.

Ukraine qualified for the Grand Final in Malmo. “Gravity” was awarded 3rd place and 214 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU


Mandinga represented Romania, in 2012, with “Zaleilah”.

Romania qualified the Grand Final in Baku. “Zaleilah” was awarded 12th place and 71 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Let us know what you think about our original #AtoZ of the Eurovision Song Contest – either in the comments below or on our FACEBOOK and TWITTER pages.

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

Categories: #AtoZ, Eurovision 2021

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