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    by » Fri September 18th, 2015, 00:05

    I have started to watch Europe's favourite TV show - the EUROVISION SONG CONTEST - in 1997 and soon I became a huge and avid fan of its concept and format. For all the years I've watched the show, I have compiled lists showing my Top10 of each year. I presented those on my last.fm profile but thanks to the web page's amazingly utterly horrible revamped design :evil: , all data has been deleted and I think that it's time to present my favourite 10 tracks of each year to my fellars on Ukmix ;) - Also, I think that my lists won't be deleted that easily on this forum.

    Moreover, I will count all points a country receives from me together so that, in the end, a final list of my favourite Eurovision countries will be published.

    Hopefully, you will like my Top10s ;)


    ALLTIME RANKING (1997-2017)
    01 Croatia 85
    02 Iceland 69
    03 Azerbaijan 69

    04. Israel 61
    05. Germany 60
    06. Poland 59
    07. Sweden 58
    08. Italy 52
    09. Slovenia 40
    10. Russia 38
    11. Estonia 35
    12. Spain 35
    13. Ukraine 33
    14. Netherlands 31
    15. United Kingdom 29
    16. Armenia 29
    17. France 29
    18. Norway 26
    19. Greece 26
    20. Latvia 25
    21. Bosnia and Herzegovina 23
    22. Montenegro 22
    23. Albania 20
    24. Serbia 19
    25. Denmark 18
    26. Turkey 18
    27. Slovakia 17
    28. Cyprus 16
    29. Hungary 16
    30. Portugal 16
    31. Austria 15
    32. Belgium 15
    33. Ireland 15
    34. Czech Republic 15
    35. Moldova 12
    36. Belarus 11
    37. Malta 11
    38. Romania 10
    39. Georgia 8
    40. Switzerland 8
    41. Bulgaria 7
    42. Finland 6
    43. Australia 4
    44. FYR Macedonia 4
    45. Lithuania 3
    46. Andorra 0
    47. Monaco 0
    48. San Marino 0
    Ranking: Countries with Top 3 placings [1997 - 2017]
    7x Azerbaijan (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017)
    6x Croatia (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009)
    5x Iceland (1997, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2008)
    4x Italy (1997, 2013, 2015, 2017)
    3x Germany (1999, 2010, 2011)
    3x Israel (1998, 2005, 2013)
    3x Poland (1997, 2004, 2014)
    3x Russia (2003, 2009, 2016)
    2x Albania (2012, 2015)
    2x Armenia (2008, 2017)
    2x Greece (2001, 2005)
    2x Latvia (2000, 2016)
    2x Slovenia (2001, 2007)
    2x Sweden (2008, 2012)
    1x Austria (2002)
    1x Bosnia and Herzegovina (2006)
    1x Cyprus (1998)
    1x Czech Republic (2007)
    1x Denmark (2000)
    1x Estonia (2002)
    1x France (2009)
    1x Georgia (2007)
    1x Ireland (2011)
    1x The Netherlands (2014)
    1x Norway (2006)
    1x Portugal (1998)
    1x Serbia (2004)
    1x Slovakia (2011)
    1x Spain (2001)
    1x Switzerland (2005)
    1x Ukraine (2016)
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    by » Fri September 18th, 2015, 00:07

    2019: Tel Aviv, Israel
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    2018
    : Lisbon, Portugal
    12
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    6 Estonia | Elina Nechayeva - La Forza
    5 Azerbaijan | Aisel - X My Heart
    4 Albania | Eugent Bushpepa - Mall
    3 Italy | Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro - Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente
    2 Israel | Netta - Toy
    1 Serbia | Sanja Ilić & Balkanika - Nova Deca

    2017
    : Kyiv, Ukraine
    12 Azerbaijan | Dihaj - Skeletons
    10 Armenia | Artsvik - Fly With Me
    8 Italy | Franceso Gabbani - Occidentali's Karma
    7 France | Alma - Requiem
    6 Sweden | Robin Bengtsson - I Can't Go On
    5 Finland | Norma John - Blackbird
    4 Portugal | Salvador Sobral - Amar Pelos Dois
    3 Ukraine | O.Torvald - Time
    2 Hungary | Joci Pápai - Origo
    1 Belarus | Naviband - Story Of My Life

    2016
    : Stockholm, Sweden
    12 Russia | Sergey Lazarev - You Are The Only One
    10 Ukraine | Jamala - 1944
    8 Latvia | Justs - Heartbeat
    7 Germany | Jamie-Lee - Ghost
    6 Croatia | Nina Kraljic - Lighthouse
    5 Poland | Micha? Szpak - Color Of Your Life
    4 Estonia| Jüri Pootsmann - Play
    3 Czech Republic | Gabriela Gun?íková - I Stand
    2 Azerbaijan | Samra - Miracle
    1 Australia | Dami Im - Sound Of Silence

    2015: Vienna, Austria
    12 Albania | Elhaida Dani - I'm Alive
    10 Italy | Il Volo - Grande Amore
    8 Azerbaijan | Elnur Huseynov - Hour Of The Wolf
    7 Montenegro | Knez - Adio
    6 Latvia | Aminata - Love Injected
    5 The Netherlands | Trijntje Oosterhuis - Walk Along
    4 Norway | Mřrland & Debrah Scarlett - A Monster Like Me
    3 Australia | Guy Sebastian - Tonight Again
    2 Belgium | Loďc Nottet - Rhythm Inside
    1 Estonia | Elina Born & Stig Rästa - Goodbye To Yesterday

    2014: Copenhagen, Denmark
    12 Poland | Donatan & Cleo - My S?owianie - We Are Slavic
    10 The Netherlands | The Common Linnets - Calm After The Storm
    8 Azerbaijan | Dilara Kazimova - Start a Fire
    7 Sweden | Sanna Nielsen - Undo
    6 Montenegro | Sergej ?etkovi? - Moj Svijet
    5 Slovenia | Tinkara Kova? - Round And Round
    4 Italy | Emma - La Mia Cittŕ
    3 Belarus | Teo - Cheesecake
    2 Spain | Ruth Lorenzo - Dancing In The Rain
    1 Austria | Conchita Wurst - Rise Like a Phoenix

    2013: Malmö, Sweden
    12 Italy | Marco Mengoni - L'Essenziale
    10 Azerbaijan | Farid Mammadov - Hold Me
    8 Israel | Moran Mazor - Rak Bishvilo
    7 Belarus | Alyona Lanskaya - Solayoh
    6 Montenegro | Who See - Igranka
    5 Norway | Margaret Berger - I Feed You My Love
    4 Germany | Cascada - Glorious
    3 Hungary | ByeAlex - Kedvesem (Zoohacker Remix)
    2 The Netherlands | Anouk - Birds
    1 Denmark | Emmelie de Forest - Only Teardrops

    2012: Baku, Azerbaijan
    12 Sweden | Loreen - Euphoria
    10 Azerbaijan | Sabina Babayeva - When The Music Dies
    8 Albania | Rona Nishliu - Suus
    7 Bulgaria | Sofi Marinova - Love Unlimited
    6 Italy | Nina Zilli - L'Amore Č Femmina (Out Of Love)
    5 Estonia | Ott Lepland - Kuula
    4 United Kingdom | Engelbert Humperdinck - Love Will Set You Free
    3 Lithuania | Donny Montell - Love Is Blind
    2 Germany | Roman Lob - Standing Still
    1 Iceland | Greta Salóme & Jónsi - Never Forget

    2011: Düsseldorf, Germany
    12 Germany | Lena - Taken By A Stranger
    10 Ireland | Jedward - Lipstick
    8 Azerbaijan | Ell & Nikki - Running Scared
    7 Slovenia | Maja Keuc - No One
    6 Israel | Dana International - Ding Dong
    5 United Kingdom | Blue - I Can
    4 Italy | Raphael Gualazzi - Madness Of Love
    3 Moldova | Zdob si Zdub - So Lucky
    2 Hungary | Kati Wolf - What About My Dreams
    1 Poland | Magdalena Tul - Jestem

    2010: Oslo, Norway
    12 Germany | Lena - Satellite
    10 Slovakia | Kristína Peláková - Horehonie
    8 Azerbaijan | Safura - Drip Drop
    7 Israel | Harel Skaat - Milim
    6 Croatia | Feminnem - Lako Je Sve
    5 Armenia | Eva Rivas - Apricot Stone
    4 Ukraine | Alyosha - Sweet People
    3 Iceland | Hera Björk - Je ne sais quoi
    2 Serbia | Milan Stankovi? - Ovo je Balkan
    1 Romania | Paula Seling & Ovi - Playing With Fire
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    2009: Moscow, Russia
    12 Croatia | Igor Cukrov - Lijepa Tena
    10 Russia | Anastasia Prikhodko - Mamo
    8 France | Patricia Kaas - Et S'il Fallait Le Faire
    7 Iceland | Yohanna - Is It True
    6 Estonia | Urban Symphony - Rändajad
    5 Ukraine | Svetlana Loboda - Be My Valentine! (Anti-Crisis Girl)
    4 Moldova | Nelly Ciobanu - Hora Din Moldova
    3 Azerbaijan | Aysel & Arash - Always
    2 Denmark | Brinck - Believe Again
    1 Armenia | Inga & Anush - Jan Jan

    2008: Belgrade, Serbia
    12 Armenia | Sirusho - Qele, Qele
    10 Sweden | Charlotte Perrelli - Hero
    8 Iceland | Euroband - This Is My Life
    7 Israel | Boaz - The Fire In Your Eyes
    6 Greece | Kalomira - Secret Combination
    5 Norway | Maria Haukaas- Storeng - Hold On Be Strong
    4 Ukraine | Ani Lorak - Shady Lady
    3 Poland | Isis Gee - For Life
    2 Serbia | Jelena Tomaševi? - Oro
    1 Finland | Teräsbetoni - Missä miehet ratsastaa

    2007: Helsinki, Finland
    12 Czech Republic | Kabát - Malá Dáma
    10 Slovenia | Alenka Gotar - Cvet Z Juga
    8 Georgia | Sopho - Visionary Dream
    7 Spain | D'Nash - I Love You Mi Vida
    6 Bosnia and Herzegovina | Marija Šesti? - Rijeka bez imena
    5 France | Les Fatals Picards - L'amour ŕ la française
    4 Iceland | Eiríkur Hauksson - Valentine Lost
    3 Serbia | Marija Šerifovi? - Molitva
    2 Poland | The Jet Set - Time To Party
    1 Armenia | Hayko - Anytime You Need

    2006: Athens, Greece
    12 Bosnia and Herzegovina | Hari Mata Hari - Lejla
    10 Norway | Christine Guldbrandsen - Alvedansen
    8 Croatia | Severina - Moja štikla
    7 Romania | Mihai Tr?istariu - Tornero
    6 Germany| Texas Lightning - No No Never
    5 Moldova| Arsenium & Natalia Gordienko - Loca
    4 Sweden | Carola - Invincible
    3 Ukraine | Tina Karol - Show Me Your Love
    2 Malta |Fabrizio Faniello - I Do
    1 Belgium |Kate Ryan - Je t'adore

    2005: Kiev, Ukraine
    12 Greece | Helena Paparizou - My Number One
    10 Israel | Shiri Maimon - Hasheket Shenish'ar
    8 Switzerland | Vanilla Ninja - Cool Vibes
    7 Poland | Ivan & Delfin - Czarna dziewczyna
    6 Croatia| Boris Novkovi? - Vukovi umiru sami (feat. Lado Members)
    5 Hungary| FOX - Forogj, világ!
    4 Iceland | Selma - If I Had Your Love
    3 Montenegro | No Name - Zauvijek moja
    2 Romania |Luminita Anghel & Sistem - Let Me Try
    1 Belarus |Angelica Agurbash - Love Me Tonight

    2004: Istanbul, Turkey
    12 Serbia | Željko Joksimovi? - Lane Moje
    10 Poland | Blue Café - Love Song
    8 Iceland | Jónsi - Heaven
    7 Belgium | Xandee - 1 Life
    6 Turkey| Athena - For Real
    5 Sweden| Lena Philipsson - It Hurts
    4 Ukraine | Ruslana - Wild Dances
    3 United Kingdom | James Fox - Hold On To Our Love
    2 Spain |Ramón - Para Llenarme De Ti
    1 Bosnia and Herzegovina |Deen - In The Disco

    2003: Riga, Latvia
    12 Russia | t.A.T.u. - Ne ver', ne boysia
    10 Croatia | Claudia Beni - Više nisam tvoja
    8 Iceland | Birgitta Haukdal - Open Your Heart
    7 Turkey | Sertab Erener - Everway That I Can
    6 Spain| Beth - Dime
    5 Belgium| Urban Trad - Sanomi
    4 Poland | Ich Troje - Keine Grenzen - ?adnych granic
    3 Austria | Alf Poeir - Alles zählt
    2 Ireland |Mickey Joe Harte - We've Got The World Tonight
    1 Sweden |Fame - Give Me All Your Love

    2002: Tallinn, Estonia
    12 Croatia | Vesna Pisarovi? - Everything I Want
    10 Austria | Manuel Ortega - Say a Word
    8 Estonia | Sahlene - Runaway
    7 France | Sandrine François - Il fait du temps
    6 Spain| Rosa - Europe's Living A Celebration
    5 United Kingdom| Jessica Garlick - Come Back
    4 FYR Macedonia | Karolina Go?eva - Od nas zaviši
    3 Cyprus | One - Gimme
    2 Malta |Ira Losco - 7th Wonder
    1 Latvia |Marie N - I Wanna

    2001: Copenhagen, Denmark
    12 Spain | David Civera - Dile que la quiero
    10 Slovenia | Nuša Derenda - Energy
    8 Greece | Antique - Die For You
    7 Germany | Michelle - Wer Liebe lebt
    6 Malta| Fabrizio Faniello - Another Summer Night
    5 Israel| Tal Sundak - Ein davar
    4 Estonia | Tanel Padar & Dave Benton - Everybody
    3 Turkey | Sedat Yüce - Sevgiliye Son
    2 Portugal |MTM - Só Sei Ser Feliz Assim
    1 Sweden |Friends - Listen To Your Heartbeat

    2000: Stockholm, Sweden
    12 Denmark | Olsen Brothers - Fly on the Wings of Love
    10 Latvia | Brainstorm - My Star
    8 Croatia | Goran Karan - Kad zaspu an?eli
    7 Estonia | Ines - Once In A Lifetime
    6 Iceland| August & Telma - Tell Me!
    5 The Netherlands| Linda Wagenmakers - No Goodbyes
    4 Russia | Alsou - Solo
    3 Sweden | Roger Pontare - When Spirits Are Calling My Name
    2 Norway |Charmed - My Heart Goes Boom
    1 Germany |Stefan Raab - Wadde hadde dudde da?

    1999: Jerusalem, Israel
    12 Croatia | Doris Dragovi? - Marija Magdalena
    10 Iceland | Selma - All Out Of Luck
    8 Germany | Sürpriz - Reise nach Jerusalem - Kudüs'e seyahat
    7 Sweden | Charlotte Nilsson - Take Me To Your Heaven
    6 Israel| Eden - Yom Huledet (Happy Birthday)
    5 The Netherlands| Marlayne - One Good Reason
    4 Bosnia and Herzegovina | Dino & Béatrice - Putnici
    3 Denmark | Trine & Michael - This Time I Mean It
    2 France |Nayah - Je veux donner ma voix
    1 Austria |Bobbie Singer - Reflection

    1998: Birmingham, United Kingdom
    12 Israel | Dana International - Diva
    10 Portugal | Alma Lusa - Se eu te Pudesse Abraçar
    8 Cyprus | Mihalis Hatzigiannis - Genesis
    7 Slovakia | Katarína Hasprová - Modlitba
    6 United Kingdom| Imaani - Where are you
    5 Croatia| Danijela - Neka mi ne svane
    4 The Netherlands | Edsilia Rombley - Hemel en aarde
    3 Poland | Sixteen - To takie proste
    2 Sweden |Jill Johnson - Kärleken är
    1 Germany |Guildo Horn - Guildo hat Euch lieb

    1997: Dublin, Ireland
    12 Poland | Anna Maria Jopek - Ale jestem
    10 Iceland | Paul Oscar - Minn hinsti dans
    8 Italy | Jalisse - Fiumi di parole
    7 Slovenia |Tanja Ribi? - Zbudi se
    6 United Kingdom | Katrina & The Waves - Love Shine a Light
    5 Cyprus | Hara & Andreas Konstantinou - Mana Mou
    4 Hungary | V.I.P. - Miért kell, hogy elmenj?
    3 Ireland | Marc Roberts - Mysterious Woman
    2 Turkey |?ebnem Paker & Grup Ethnic - Dinle
    1 Malta | Debbie Scerri - Let Me Fly
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    by » Fri September 18th, 2015, 00:46

    Let us start with the year when I watched Eurovision for the very first time of my life: 1997.

    #10 MALTA (1 point)

    Debbie Scerri - Let Me Fly

    Although the vocal performance at Eurovision's night hadn't been perfect, the song itself is an interesting choice for an entry. It has some medieval influences and the dreamy singing part after the first chorus always gets me. Malta reached #9 in Eurovision getting 66 points, including 12 points by Turkey.
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    by » Fri September 18th, 2015, 00:51

    #9 TURKEY (2 points)

    Şebnem Paker & Grup Ethnic - Dinle


    Amazing and interesting arrangement and catchy chorus. The ethno-pop entry has been Turkey's first Top 3 achievement in Eurovision.
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    by » Fri September 18th, 2015, 01:06

    #8 IRELAND (3 points)

    Marc Roberts - Mysterious Woman

    One of Ireland's best ballads to date. This track ended up being #2 and it marks the end of Ireland's supremacy in Eurovision. After having won 7 times (4 of them happened in the 90s), "Myserious Woman" has been the last Top5 placing of Ireland to this date!
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    by » Fri September 18th, 2015, 01:15

    #7 Hungary (4 points)

    V.I.P. - Miért kell, hogy elmenj?

    Eurovision had been quite old-fashioned in the 90s up to the mid noughties when it comes to the entries but "Miért kell, hogy elmenj?" submitted by Hungary perfectly fitted to the rise of bubblegum pop. In Eurovision 1997, it ended up being #12 respectively. The British televoters even voted this entry in their Top 3!
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    by » Fri September 18th, 2015, 01:18

    #6 CYPRUS (5 points)

    Hara & Andreas Konstantinou - Mana Mou

    In the song, Cyprus' beauty as a country is compared to Aphrodite's outward appearance. This may be the reason why the arrangement of this ethno-pop track is so sensual and seductive. It received 12 points by Greece AND Iceland and had been ranked #5 on Eurovision's final scoreboard. It is one out of three Cypriot entries which went Top 5 in Europe's biggest TV show.
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    by » Fri September 18th, 2015, 01:24

    Before I continue the countdown, I would like to know your opinion and your favourites from that year. How do your Top10s look like?
    I know, that 1997 is quite far away and most of the entries have been erased from our memories, that's why I would like to post a short recap of all entries of 1997.



    If a small amount of users post their Top10s of 1997, I will count them all together and present a "UKmix"/"Followers"' Top10 on the first page of this topic. I think it would be interesting to see the difference in our rankings. So feel free to join me and post your Top10 ;) - Cannot wait!
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    by » Fri September 18th, 2015, 10:18

    1997 is such an amazing year, I like at least 20 songs (if not all of them! )

    My full ranking (top 10 in bold):

    Italy
    Turkey
    Poland
    United Kingdom

    Germany (guilty pleasure )
    Iceland (ICONIC )
    Greece
    Croatia
    Russia
    France

    The Netherlands
    Bosnia Herzegovina
    Cyprus
    Sweden
    Slovenia
    Hungary
    Portugal
    Denmark
    Malta
    Switzerland
    Estonia
    Ireland
    Austria
    Spain
    Norway
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    by » Fri September 18th, 2015, 15:17

    The Turkish song sounds good and Cyprus is ok too
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    by » Fri September 18th, 2015, 18:43

    Turkey (best)
    Austria
    Netherlands
    Iceland
    Bosnia Herzegovina
    Croatia
    Cyprus
    Poland
    Denmark
    Sweden
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    by » Fri September 18th, 2015, 19:36

    I'm not very familiar with ESC editions that have taken place a long time ago, but definitely curious to see the top 10's of each year.
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    by » Fri September 18th, 2015, 23:53

    @yomaku
    Great to see you here and I totally agree on you saying that 1997 was a great year for Eurovision. Personally, I think that there were no bad songs being submitted that year.
    However, so far we are only sharing one country when it comes to our Top10s ("Turkey"). Stay tuned if more a to follow.

    @Erotica
    Thanks for sharing your Top10 with us ;) - Glad that we have something in common ;)

    @Noahh
    That's what I thought; that's why I posted a recap of the tracks and like yomaku and I have already mentioned, 1997 was really a great year. I would like to get to know your opinion and your Top10 of that particular year. The recap I posted is definitely worth watching (Tell him, yomaku)
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    by » Sat September 19th, 2015, 00:40

    #5 United Kingdom (6 points)

    Katrina & The Waves - Love Shine a Light

    This had winner written all over it. It's freaking catchy and incredibly cheesy to some extend but the song itself is also uplifting and gives hope. Also, the UK delivered an amazing vocal performance. After "Walking On Sunshine", this is Katrina & The Waves' biggest hit.
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    by » Sat September 19th, 2015, 00:46

    #4 SLOVENIA (7 points)

    Tanja Ribi? - Zbudi se

    "Zbudi se" is one of three Slovenian entries which have ended up being Top10 in Eurovision and if you ask me, rightly so! The song itself is a melancholic and beautifully sung ballad with a classic arrangement.
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    by » Sat September 19th, 2015, 12:51

    okay, fist of all: 1997 was an awful year

    I don't have a Top Ten but I do managed to get a Top Eight (with some not so serious comments) :
    1. Turkey
    2. UK
    3. France (12 year-old?)
    4. Greece
    5. Poland (fancy)
    6. Netherlands (lovely choreography)
    7. Russia (very powerful + hair omg)
    8. Iceland (loved the sex club atmosphere)

    yeah, that's it and thank you Mainshow for bullying me into creating an account here ;)

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    by » Sat September 19th, 2015, 13:47

    I think I was a little young watching it then, I do remember being allowed to watch the show from probably 1994 onwards, but we were never allowed to stay up late enough to watch the results Katrina was a great winner though! What a shame we haven't won again since!

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    by » Sat September 19th, 2015, 20:23

    My top 10 would be:


    12 pts. - Estonia
    10 pts. - United Kingdom
    8 pts. - Italy
    7 pts. - Ireland
    6 pts. - Turkey
    5 pts. - Iceland
    4 pts. - France
    3 pts. - Croatia
    2 pts. - Hungary
    1 pt. - Denmark
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    by » Sun September 20th, 2015, 00:28

    @Leychen
    Hehe, I just spread the word: UKmix is the best forum on Earth. It's really great to have you here and I like your avatar ;)

    Don't say that Like yomaku also mentioned, 1997 was a great year but glad that you enjoyed at least some of the entries ;)

    @SholasBoy
    I imagine a little Shane in front of a TV being excited about Eurovision So cute that you weren't allowed to stay up late enough to watch the results. - Eurovision has always been a huge thing in my family and I can remember my parents taken me to a Eurovision party at a family's friends house when Guido Horn represented Germany (1998). Whole Germany was loving that guy at that time. I was 5,5 years old and I stayed all night long to see if Germany is going to win. I think that I started to love Eurovision that year ;)
    Totally agree on Katrina being a great winner and if you ask me, UK deserved to win in 2011 (or at least be part of the Top5). Stupid juries...

    @Noahh
    Thanks for providing us your Top10. It is interesting to see that you like Estonia that much ;)
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    by » Sun September 20th, 2015, 00:45

    #3 Italy (8 points)

    Jalisse - Fiumi di parole

    Absolutely amazing vocal performance and one of Italy's best entries. It's a shame that Italy decided to withdraw after 1997, although they ended up being #4 that year. Italy did return 14 (!) years later, though. The song itself is about a troubled relationship that rivers of words "fiumi di parole" have come between a couple; that's basically why some dramatic vibe is attached to one of my favourite entries of that year. - Benny needs to listen to it
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    by » Sun September 20th, 2015, 01:07

    #2 Iceland (10 points)

    Paul Oscar - Minn hinsti dans

    The Icelandic performance can be described in three words: Progressive. Innovative. Provocative. The electronic track deals with a man having faced a fancy, luxurious life full of parties, champagne and "love [obviously, he means "sex"] as desert" and who is ready to have his "final dance (minn hinsti dans)" before dying. An impressive performance and a hunting and shocking theme make this Icelandic entries one of my favourite entries of the late 90s.
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    by » Sun September 20th, 2015, 01:29

    #1 Poland (12 points)

    Anna Maria Jopek - Ale jestem

    In 1997, "Ale jestem" only missed the Top10 by finishing #11. However, in my list the often overlooked country reached the deserving #1 spot. The uplifting up-tempo song deals with the joys of life and the theme is reflected in a very diverse and joyful arrangement. Strings, flutes, bells, they all come together to celebrate life. It is a perfect song for an orchestra which still had been a part of Eurovision in 1997. Poland received points from 14 different countries and it should have been definetely more ;)
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    by » Sun September 20th, 2015, 02:25

    Here's my final top10 of 1997. Hope you'll like it and stay tuned for the first 1998 ranks tomorrow ;)

    MAINSHOW's Top10
    12 Poland
    10 Iceland
    8 Italy
    7 Slovenia
    6 United Kingdom
    5 Cyprus
    4 Hungary
    3 Ireland
    2 Turkey
    1 Malta
    YOUR Top10
    12 Turkey
    10 United Kingdom
    8 Iceland
    7 Italy
    6 Poland
    5 France
    4 The Netherlands
    3 Estonia
    2 Croatia
    1 Greece
    Thanks to yomaku, Erotica, Leychen & Noahh for participating! - We share 5 out of 10! That's not a bad result ;)
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