Welcome one and all to the Eurovision Winners Rate (1956-2018). Now that the dust from the disaster that was Lisbon 2018 is well and truly settled I felt that it was appropriate to go down memory lane and celebrate the songs that helped us reach this point in time: a bunch of gays on a pop music forum discussing the greatest TV show of all time. Originally created to bring together a post-WW2 Europe, the Eurovision Song Contest has been the backdrop of current pop music trends throughout the decades. Over the years, what started off as a small and humble music competition of just fourteen countries ended up uniting a continent, went past the Iron Curtain and allowed past (and perhaps current) enemies to unite in the name of song. From Reykjavik to Baku and from Lisbon to Moscow, Eurovision has remained and will remain a staple of the European identity for many years to come. From today, members of the Popjustice forum will vote for the ultimate Eurovision winner. There are no certainties and I expect many surprises along the way. I understand that we are going back to an era no rate has gone to before but I urge everyone to try and listen to each song with an open mind and think about how each song has impacted not only just the Eurovision scene but also beyond. Popjustice, start voting now! *** Listen to each of the songs and vote from 1-10. There is no criteria as to how you rate each song; it's all up to you! One song is allowed an almighty 11 score. No 0 scores will be allowed (because every Eurovision winner deserves some merit...right?). .5 scores will be allowed. Send me a PM with your scores using PM list below. Commentary is not mandatory but is advised and there is no need to write commentary for every song if you do not wish to do so. For a bit of fun on the side, alongside your votes please message me your favourite 2nd place entry. I will add up the scores and will reveal the winner either before or after I go through eliminations. *** Videos of each performance are linked inside the spoiler tag. Spoiler 1956: Refrain - Lys Assia 1957: Net als toen - Corry Brokken 1958: Dors, mon amour - André Claveau 1959: Een beetje - Teddy Scholten 1960: Tom Pillibi - Jacqueline Boyer 1961: Nous les amoureux - Jean-Claude Pascal 1962: Un premier amour - Isabelle Aubret 1963: Dansevise - Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann 1964: Non ho l’età - Gigliola Cinquetti 1965: Poupée de cire, poupée de son - France Gall 1966: Merci, Chérie - Udo Jürgens 1967: Puppet on a String - Sandie Shaw 1968: La, la, la - Massiel 1969: Vivo cantando - Salomé 1969: Boom Bang-a-Bang - Lulu 1969: De troubadour - Lenny Kuhr 1969: Un jour, un enfant - Frida Boccara 1970: All Kinds of Everything - Dana 1971: Un banc, un arbre, une rue - Séverine 1972: Après toi - Vicky Leandros 1973: Tu te reconnaîtras - Anne-Marie David 1974: Waterloo - ABBA 1975: Ding-a-dong - Teach-In 1976: Save Your Kisses for Me - Brotherhood of Man 1977: L’oiseau et l’enfant - Marie Myriam 1978: A-Ba-Ni-Bi - Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta 1979: Hallelujah - Gali Atari and Milk and Honey 1980: What’s Another Year - Johnny Logan 1981: Making Your Mind Up - Bucks Fizz 1982: Ein bißchen Frieden - Nicole 1983: Si la vie est cadeau - Corinne Hermès 1984: Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley - Herreys 1985: La det swinge - Bobbysocks! 1986: J’aime la vie - Sandra Kim 1987: Hold Me Now - Johnny Logan 1988: Ne partez pas sans moi - Céline Dion 1989: Rock Me - Riva 1990: Insieme: 1992 - Toto Cutungo 1991: Fångad av en stormvind - Carola 1992: Why Me? - Linda Martin 1993: In Your Eyes - Niamh Kavanagh 1994: Rock ’n’ Roll Kids - Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan 1995: Nocturne - Secret Garden 1996: The Voice - Eimear Quinn 1997: Love Shine a Light - Katrina and the Waves 1998: Diva - Dana International 1999: Take Me to Your Heaven - Charlotte Nilsson 2000: Fly on the Wings of Love - Olsen Brothers 2001: Everybody - Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL 2002: I Wanna - Marie N 2003: Everyday That I Can - Sertab Erener 2004: Wild Dances - Ruslana 2005: My Number One - Helena Paparizou 2006: Hard Rock Hallelujah - Lordi 2007: Molitva - Marija Šerifović 2008: Believe - Dima Bilan 2009: Fairytale - Alexander Rybak 2010: Satellite - Lena 2011: Running Scared - Ell & Nikki 2012: Euphoria - Loreen 2013: Only Teardrops - Emmelie de Forest 2014: Rise Like a Phoenix - Conchita Wurst 2015: Heroes - Måns Zelmerlöw 2016: 1944 - Jamala 2017: Amar pelos dois - Salvador Sobral 2018: Toy - Netta Barzilai *** Spotify has a Eurovision winners playlist, which starts with 'Toy' and ends with 'Refrain' but is missing 'Believe', 'Everybody', 'Diva' and 'The Voice'. That's 4.35 hours of music for your listening pleasure! The deadline for votes is four weeks from today: Sunday 9th September 21:00 GMT.