The cold days are with us again, the nights are drawing in…which means the return of the popular BBC Competition Strictly Come Dancing .What has Strictly Come Dancing got to do with the Eurovision Song Contest,you may ask? Well, during each series we often see a connection between the two contests, be it a well-known Eurovision song or a song or piece of music from a former Eurovision act.
This week, Strictly kicked off this year’s series with week 1 , where all this year’s celebrities got the opportunity to shine for the first time on the dance floor with their professional partners. One of the songs used in one of the routines was a very well known song by Abba, who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 with Waterloo. We saw professional dancer Kai Widdrington with his celebrity partner Kaye Adams dance a tango to “Voulez Vous “, which was a hit for Abba in the late 1970’s.
Let us know what you think of the Strictly meets Eurovision connections. Is there any Eurovision song you would like to see the Strictly class of 2022 perform to? You can leave your thoughts by dropping a line in the comments box below .
Author : Sarah Rudman
Categories: Eurovision 2021
They should include an Olivia NJ track: from the same 1974 Brighton Eurovision vintage as ABBA. Definitely not ‘Long Live Love’ though…
Perhaps ‘Hopelessly Devoted to You’ or ‘Sam’, if a slowie, or maybe ‘You’re the one that I want’ or ‘Physical’ if a fastie..
I absolutely agree that we should have some kind of tribute to Olivia Newton John, given that she was so big in the UK . They have already used “You’re the one that I want ” in 2018, when Faye Tozer and Giovanni Pernice did a Quick step to it . It would be interesting to see a dance to Physical 🙂