...and finally a clip I came across which just typifies the entertainment value Eurovision provides !

 

 

 

 
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YEAR WINNER SONG ARTIST UK ENTRY ARTIST UK POSITION VENUE
1956 SWITZERLAND REFRAIN LYS ASSIA       LUGANO
1957 NETHERLANDS NET ALS TOEN CORRY BROKKEN ALL PATRICIA BREDIN 7 FRANKFURT
1958 FRANCE DORS, MON AMOUR ANDRÉ CLAVEAU       HILVERSUM
1959 NETHERLANDS EEN BEETJE TEDDY SCHOLTEN SING, LITTLE BIRDIE PEARL CARR & TEDDY JOHNSON 2 CANNES
1960 FRANCE TOM PILLIBI JACQUELINE BOYER LOOKING HIGH,HIGH,HIGH BRYAN JOHNSON 2 LONDON
1961 LUXEMBURG NOUS LES AMOUREUX JEAN-CLAUDE PASCAL ARE YOU SURE ? THE ALLISONS 2 CANNES
1962 FRANCE UN PREMIER AMOUR ISABELLE AUBRET RING-A-DING GIRL RONNIE CARROLL 4 LUXEMBURG
1963 DENMARK DANSEVISE GRETHE & JØRGEN INGMANN SAY WONDERFUL THINGS RONNIE CARROLL 4 LONDON
1964 ITALY NON HO L'ETÀ GIGLIOLA CINQUETTI I LOVE THE LITTLE THINGS MATT MONROE 2 COPENHAGEN
1965 LUXEMBURG POUPÉE DE CIRE, POUPÉE DE SON FRANCE GALL I BELONG KATHY KIRBY 2 NAPLES
1966 AUSTRIA MERCI, CHÉRIE UDO JÜRGENS A MAN WITHOUT LOVE KENNETH McKELLAR 9 LUXEMBURG
1967 UK PUPPET ON A STRING SANDIE SHAW       VIENNA
1968 SPAIN LA, LA, LA MASSIEL CONGRATULATIONS CLIFF RICHARD 2 LONDON
1969 SPAIN / UK / NETHERLANDS / FRANCE VIVO CANTAMDO / BOOM BANG-A-BANG / DE TROUBADOUR / UN JOUR, UN ENFANT SALOMÉ, LULU, LENNY KUHR,  FRIDA BOCCARA,       MADRID
1970 IRELAND ALL KINDS OF EVERYTHING DANA KNOCK KNOCK, WHO'S THERE MARY HOPKIN 2 AMSTERDAM
1971 MONACO UN BANC, UN ARBRE, UNE RUE SÉVERINE JACK IN THE BOX CLODAGH RODGERS 4 DUBLIN
1972 LUXEMBURG APRÈS TOI VICKY LEANDROS BEG, STEAL OR BORROW THE NEW SEEKERS 2 EDINBURGH
1973 LUXEMBURG TU TE RECONNAÎTRAS ANNE-MARIE DAVID POWER TO ALL OUR FRIENDS CLIFF RICHARD 3 LUXEMBURGH
1974 SWEDEN WATERLOO ABBA LONG LIVE LOVE OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN 4 BRIGHTON
1975 NETHERLANDS DING-A-DONG TEACH-IN LET ME BE THE ONE THE SHADOWS 2 STOCKHOLM
1976 UK SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME BROTHERHOOD OF MAN       THE HAGUE
1977 FRANCE L'OISEAU ET L'ENFANT MARIE MYRIAM ROCK BOTTOM LYNSEY DE PAUL & MIKE MORAN  2 LONDON
1978 ISRAEL A-BA-NI-BI IZHAR COHEN & THE ALPHABETA THE BAD OLD DAYS CO-CO 11 PARIS
1979 ISRAEL HALLELUJAH MILK AND HONEY MARY ANN BLACK LACE 7 JERUSALEM
1980 IRELAND WHAT'S ANOTHER YEAR JOHNNY LOGAN LOVE ENOUGH FOR TWO PRIMA DONNA 3 THE HAGUE
1981 UK MAKING YOUR MIND UP BUCKS FIZZ       DUBLIN
1982 GERMANY EIN BIßCHEN FRIEDEN NICOLE ONE STEP FURTHER BARDO 7 HARROGATE
1983 LUXEMBURG SI LA VIE EST CADEAU CORINNE HERMÈS I'M NEVER GIVING UP SWEET DREAMS 6 MUNICH
1984 SWEDEN DIGGI-LOO-DIGGI-LEY HERREYS LOVE GAMES BELLE & THE DEVOTIONS 7 LUXEMBURG
1985 NORWAY LA DET SWINGE BOBBYSOCKS LOVE IS VIKKI 4 GOTHENBURG
1986 BELGIUM J'AIME LA VIE SANDRA KIM RUNNER IN THE NIGHT RYDER 7 BERGEN
1987 IRELAND HOLD ME NOW JOHNNY LOGAN ONLY THE LIGHT RIKKI 13 BRUSSELS
1988 SWITZERLAND NE PARTEZ PAS SANS MOI CÉLINE DION GO SCOTT FITZGERALD 2 DUBLIN
1989 YUGOSLAVIA ROCK ME RIVA WHY DO I ALWAYS GET IT WRONG ? LIVE REPORT 2 LAUSANNE
1990 ITALY INSIEME : 1992 TOTO CUTUGNO GIVE A LITTLE LOVE BACK TO THE WORLD EMMA 6 ZAGREB
1991 SWEDEN FÅNGAD AV EN STORMVIND CAROLA  A MESSAGE TO YOUR HEART SAMANTHA JANUS 10 ROME
1992 IRELAND WHY ME LINDA MARTIN ONE STEP OUT OF TIME MICHAEL BALL 2 MALMÖ
1993 IRELAND IN YOUR EYES NIAMH KAVANAGH BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW SONIA 2 MILLSTREET
1994 IRELAND ROCK'N'ROLL KIDS PAUL HARRINGTON / CHARLIE McGETTIGAN LONELY SYMPHONY (WE WILL BE FREE) FRANCES RUFFELLE 10 DUBLIN
1995 NORWAY NOCTURNE SECRET GARDEN LOVE CITY GROOVE LOVE CITY GROOVE 10 DUBLIN
1996 IRELAND THE VOICE EIMEAR QUINN OOH AAH...JUST A LITTLE BIT GINA G 8 OSLO
1997 UK LOVE SHINE A LIGHT KATRINA & THE WAVES       DUBLIN
1998 ISRAEL DIVA DANA INTERNATIONAL WHERE ARE YOU ? IMAANI 2 BIRMINGHAM
1999 SWEDEN TAKE ME TO YOUR HEAVEN CHARLOTTE NILSSON SAY IT AGAIN PRECIOUS 12 JERUSALEM
2000 DENMARK FLY ON THE WINGS OF LOVE OLSEN BROTHERS DON'T PLAY THAT SONG AGAIN NICKI FRENCH 16 STOCKHOLM
2001 ESTONIA EVERYBODY TANEL PADAR, DAVE BENTON & 2XL NO DREAM IMPOSSIBLE LINDSAY 15 COPENHAGEN
2002 LATVIA I WANNA MARIE N COME BACK JESSICA GARLICK 3 TALLINN
2003 TURKEY EVERYWAY THAT I CAN SERTAB ERENER CRY BABY JEMINI 26 RIGA
2004 UKRAINE WILD DANCES RUSLANA HOLD ONTO OUR LOVE JAMES FOX 16 ISTANBUL
2005 GREECE MY NUMBER ONE HELENA PAPARIZOU TOUCH MY FIRE JAVINE HYLTON 22 KIEV
2006 FINLAND HARD ROCK HALLELUJAH LORDI TEENAGE LIFE DAZ SAMPSON 19 ATHENS
2007 SERBIA MOLITVA MARIJA ŠERIFOVIC FLYING THE FLAG (FOR YOU) SCOOCH 22 HELSINKI
2008 RUSSIA BELIEVE DIMA BILAN EVEN IF ANDY ABRAHAM 25 BELGRADE
2009 NORWAY FAIRYTALE ALEXANDER RYBAK IT'S MY TIME JADE EWEN 5 MOSCOW
2010 GERMANY SATELLITE LENA THAT SOUNDS GOOD TO ME JOSH DUBOVIE 25 OSLO
2011 AZERBAIJAN RUNNING SCARED ELL & NIKKI I CAN BLUE 11 DÜSSELDORF
2012 SWEDEN EUPHORIA LOREEN LOVE WILL SET YOU FREE ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK 25 BAKU
2013 DENMARK ONLY TEARDROPS EMMELIE DE FOREST BELIEVE IN ME BONNIE TYLER 19 MALMÖ
2014 AUSTRIA RISE LIKE A PHOENIX CONCHITA WURST CHILDREN OF THE UNIVERSE MOLLY 17 COPENHAGEN
2015 SWEDEN HEROES MÅNS ZELMERLÖW STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU ELECTRO VELVET 24 VIENNA
2016 UKRAINE 1944 JAMALA YOU'RE NOT ALONE JOE & JAKE 24 STOCKHOLM
2017 PORTUGAL AMAR PELOS DOIS SALVADOR SOBRAL NEVER GIVE UP ON YOU LUCIE JONES 15 VIENNA
2018 ISRAEL TOY NETTA STORM SURIE 24 LISBON
2019 NETHERLANDS ARCADE DUNCAN LAURENCE BIGGER THAN US MICHAEL RICE 26 TEL AVIV
2020       MY LAST BREATH JAMES NEWMAN    
EUROVISION
Sad ? Perhaps, but people do take notice, even if they dislike the event for whatever reason - I like it for various reasons, especially Terry Wogan (from 1973) and Graham Norton's comical quips. Here is a rundown of every winner and our entry and any other info that may be relevant.