The year was 1998 and I was 10 years old. I had come back from swimming class at school and while we were eating our lunch the other kids started talking about this 'Eurovision Song Contest'. I had no idea what they were on about, but it sounded absolutely amazing. The Belgian entry, 'Dis Oui' by Mélanie Cohl, became a hit after reaching sixth place. It would remain Belgium's best scoring song till 2003's 'Sanomi'. Dana International had won the contest with 'Diva' and even though I hadn't watched the show, I bought the single and played it over and over and over again. 1999. For the first time ever I watched the Belgian national selection. Vanessa Chinitor wins with 'Like The Wind' and everyone was excited, even though in hindsight we really should have chosen Alana Dante's 'Get Ready For The Sunsand'. Then the big night finally came. I wasn't allowed to stay up for the entire thing, but I watched long enough to see Doris Dragović perform 'Marija Magdalena'. That is the song that made me fall in love with Eurovision. It had everything. There was scandal (the backing vocals were on tape!), there was a costume change, there were ethnopop beats and there was all round fabulousness from Doris. That was it. That was the moment. The next day I watched the rest of the contest and saw Charlotte win the whole damn thing with what is to this day one of my favourite Eurovision songs ever, 'Take Me To Your Heaven'. I have watched the Eurovision Song Contest ever since. So... How did you guys get into Eurovision?