Posts by Gunec

Eurovision 1984: Yugoslavia’s Vlado and Isolda in focus

Yugoslavia has participated 27 times in the Eurovision Song Contest from 1961 till 1992, with one victory and many accomplished and colourful entries. Their 1984 entry “Ciao Amore” performed by Vlado and Isolda was one of those colours in Eurovision Song Contest that didn’t get the result that they were expecting. Read more

Eurovision 2004: Romania’s Sanda in focus

Despite no victories, Romania can be considered a strong country in the Eurovision Song Contest due to the successful results they’ve archived especially after the 2000s.Their 2004 entry ‘I Admit’ by Sanda Ladosi was not one of the Romanian entries with a satisfactory result for the country however. Read more

Eurovision 1961: Sweden’s Lill-Babs in focus

It’s already April, and we will focus on an entry just reflecting the mood we need today. Sweden, one of the most successful countries in our beloved contest has been a loyal family member since the 3rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958. One of their earliest entries is ‘April, April’ by the… Read more

Eurovision 1994: Cyprus’ Evridiki in focus

Cyprus has been a loyal member of the Eurovision family since 1981 with many fantastic entries. While their best placing being the second place in 2018 with Eleni Foureira’s ‘Fuego’, they have sent many great entries, which deserved better like ‘Ime Anthropos Ke Ego’ by Evridiki in 1994. Read more

Eurovision 1999: Germany’s Sürpriz in focus

A chaotic national final let to Germany almost missing out on the 1999 Eurovision Song Contest. But in the end, Sürpriz made it to the contest in Jerusalem with a song simply titled ‘Reise Nach Jerusalem’. The song finished third, but to many Eurovision fans, that was not deserved. Read more

Eurovision 2008: From Turkey’ Mor ve Ötesi in focus

Turkey started participating in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1975 with very high hopes. Until the early 2000s, the country faced disappointments as per the results. After their victory in 2003, a door of success opened for the country. One of the most appreciated and successful entries was their 2008 rock entry ‘Deli’ by Mor… Read more

Eurovision 2016: Ukraine’s Jamala in focus

Ukraine has been successful at the Eurovision Song Contest. They won the contest in their second participation, and repeated it again later. Too political or not, Jamala won in 2016 with the song ‘1944’. To this date, fans are still very mixed when it comes to this entry. Read more

Eurovision 1979: Finland’s Katri Helena in focus

Finland had its ups and downs throughout their 53 participations in the Eurovision Song Contest. They saw several zero points as well as a few top 10s and a victory in 2006. Today we will focus on their 1979 entry “Katson Sineen Taivaan” by Katri Helena and try to find out why it did so… Read more

Eurovision 2017: Hungary’s Joci Pápai in focus

Hungary has participated in Eurovision Song Contest 17 times since their powerful debut in 1994. They have never tasted victory, but we saw many good entries from this country. One of their most successful once in recent years was the ethnic gypsy song with a touch of rap; Origo by Joci Pápai. Read more