Random Eurovision Thoughts

I feel like we could really benefit from having a general thread for discussing all things Eurovision. Especially if we want to talk about past contests/entries without taking the yearly threads off on a tangent. So lemme open the thread by talking about Anouk's Birds. I've been listening to Sad Singalong Songs again recently and it's still such a great capsule of work, something I don't think she's bettered before or since.

Not Anouk performing the most depressing song of the 2013 contest and getting Holland their first qualification in nine years and their highest finishing entry since 1999. Anouk did that.


The Common Linnets did even better the following year but who even remembers them (don't @ me).

So go! Post your Eurovision related random thoughts, discussion points, performances etc.
I don't know if this is a Random Eurovision Thought or should be saved for a "Your Eurovision Darkest Secrets" thread, and in general my taste is often... questionable... but I have no shame about my continued adoration for "Don't Play That Song Again" by Nicki French.

The backing dancers/singers are entirely too much though.


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The Common Linnets staging was particularly stellar, I wasn't fussed about them pre-semis but they really delivered on the evening(s).

I guess this would be the right thread for me admit I've been getting my Holly Valance on to this long forgotten ESC winner:

"HAH! *manic shimmying*"

This is so iconic.
I've been listening to the official karaoke version of last year's album (which I didn't know were a thing until a couple of weeks ago) so I can live out my own Eurovision fantasies hear how the tracks are constructed because I'm a nerd like that, and Justs' Heartbeat seems to be the most interesting of the bunch. It unsurprisingly features substantial contributions from Aminata on backing vocals.

Queen of Latvia, stock photos and backing vocals.