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Eurovision Trivia… So You Think You Know… France

France are one of the big founding nations of Eurovision. They’ve struggled against the tide of English by stubbornly and admirably promoting their own language in their entries, and that makes up a lot of the focus of French trivia, but there’s some other interesting questions here too. With a few weeks before we begin looking forward to Eurovision 2019, it’s that time in a Eurovision fan’s year to reflect on past years and all the good music and events they brought. And, also, some trivia. So You Think You Know… is a series that will arrive each Wednesday, each time focusing on a new active Eurovision country. We are continuing alphabetically, France will be next. If you haven’t already played them (or just want to play them again), check out the below links for the So You Think You Know… quizzes from past weeks. Albania Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark  Estonia Finland

An Xtra Happy Birthday; week 42!

Wadde hadded dudde da! A total of 30 Eurovision participants celebrate their birthday this week! Two of them are Eurovision winners and another two finished second at the contest!  October 15th Today we celebrate four Eurovision birthday girls! One of them is the was the youngest one to ever win at Eurovision. Anne Karine Strøm, 67 Anne Karine took part in Melodi Grand Prix six times in a row and actually won it three times! Her first two attempts weren’t too successful, however in her third try in 1973 she won. She did so with the band “Benedik singers”, thus representing Norway in Luxembourg city. Their song is called “It’s Just a Game” and ended in 7th place out of 17 acts. The other two times she took part, she did so as a solo artist. The second time was in 1974 in England, when she performed the song “The First Day of Love“. The last time she took part was in Netherlands in 1976 with the song “Mata Hari“. Despite much interest on Strøm’s behalf, however, both of these songs ended in last place at the finals. Ingeborg, 52 Belgium selected Ingeborg’s song “Door de wind” (“Through the Wind”) to …

The history of Eurovision Prediction: 2014-2018!

This article is an updated version of Eurovision Prediction: A history posted in December 2017. Over the next few months, Eurovision Prediction will take place for the sixth time! We’re sure that many of our players in Eurovision Prediction won’t be playing for the first time. However, we’re also sure that we’ll get some of you joining us for their first attempt at everyone’s favourite Eurovision game! So here is a look at the history of the first five editions of Eurovision Prediction, just in time for the new edition to begin! 2014 The first edition of Eurovision Prediction took place in the run-up to the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. A total of 36 players took part in the game, five of which were involved in the organisation of the competition. Therefore, 31 of you were eligible to be present on the main leaderboard and it was Arianna Brooke who was the game’s first ever winner! Samantha Ross finished as runner-up, which was to be the first of four consecutive top 11 finishes – will it be a fifth this time around? Taking the bronze medal was Jack Cuffe, now part of our very own ESCXTRA team! Check out the full top 10 below: …

Eurovision Trivia: So You Think You Know… Finland

I have been looking forward to bringing You Finland trivia. This is because at least up until a few years ago, Finland were my favourite Eurovision country. They still are up there, and any country that had sent my favourite entry, that being Lordi, would always be up there, but they had an off year or two. In my opinion. But they are an interesting contributor nevertheless, once the perennial underachievers, gained the biggest win ever at the time with a very unusual song, not unlike how Portugal did it, in a different genre. With a few weeks before we begin looking forward to Eurovision 2019, it’s that time in a Eurovision fan’s year to reflect on past years and all the good music and events they brought. And, also, some trivia. So You Think You Know… is a series that will arrive each Wednesday, each time focusing on a new active Eurovision country. We are continuing alphabetically, France will be next.

An Xtra Happy Birthday, week 41

Can you believe that there were 26 Eurovision Stars that celebrated their birthday last week. Can you guess how many will celebrate their birthday his week. Just click through the days and count, or just look at the number on the last page;) Will give you one name to start the count, “Nicky Byrne”! No need to count him twice, however there are twins so take note of that. October 8th Big Eurovision Birthdays today! That is, the birthday boy celebrates 70 years and the birthday girl 60 years. Norbert Niedermayer, 70 Niedermayer first participated on behalf of Austria in 1972 with the rock band Milestones. They performed “Falter im Wind” in Edinburgh and recived 100 points, thus ending in 5th place at the Final. That is one of Austria’s most successful Eurovision entries, as only three songs have placed higher.  The second time Nobert performed for his country was in 1978 in Paris. Then as a part of the band Springtime. The band sang “Mrs. Caroline Robinson” and got 14 points, therefore ended up in 15th place. Laura Vlasblom, 60 Laura was part of the group Frizzle Sizzle, and therefore took part at Eurovision in 1986.That is the groupre reprecented …

Eurovision Trivia: So You Think You Know… Estonia

Estonia trivia quiz week this time, the first Baltic nation and one of the smallest nations we’ve reached in this quiz series, yet a nation that often punches well above their weight in Eurovision. They have many top tens, a win, yet also many non-qualifiers among their rank. Eesti Laul is often rated one of the best National Finals in the Eurovision circuit and often leads to interesting entries for questions. With some weeks before we begin looking forward to Eurovision 2019, it’s that time in a Eurovision fan’s year to reflect on past years and all the good music and events they brought. And, also, some trivia. So You Think You Know… is a series that will arrive each Wednesday, each time focusing on a new active Eurovision country. We are continuing alphabetically, Finland iswill be next. If you haven’t already played them (or just want to play them again), check out the below links for the So You Think You Know… quizzes from past weeks. Albania Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic  Denmark 

An Xtra Happy Birthday; week 40!

We can’t rival last week’s 31 birthdays, but 26 isn’t too bad either, right? Including one winner, Charlotte Perrelli, who will celebrate the 20 year anniversary of her Eurovision victory during Eurovision in Israel. Which is also where she won. October 1st Five wonderful Eurovision divas from all over the continent celebrate their birthday today! Elpida, 68 Elpida belongs to the very exclusive “people who have participated in Eurovision more than once”-club. What makes her even more special is the fact that she has represented two different countries! In 1979 she represented Greece with the song “Socrates”. She finished in a very respectable 8th place. Seven years later, she didn’t do quite as well. In the 1986 Eurovision Song Contest in Bergen she performed the Cypriot entry “Tora Zo“, finishing last. Jeane Manson, 68 Jeane is one of the non-European participants, as she is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. At the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest in Jerusalem, she represented Luxembourg. There she performed the song “J’ai déjà vu ça dans tes yeux”, finishing in 13th place. Jeane might be the only Eurovision singer who has also been a Playboy Magazine Playmate of the month; August 1974. Simone Stelzer, 49 Simone represented Austria …

Eurovision Trivia: So You Think You Know… Denmark

A new week, time for Denmark trivia, the first Scandinavian nation we’ve reached in this quiz series and for many fans, the Scandinavian nations have a lot of fan favourites. Denmark is no exception. Anyway, they have been in the contest for a long time so there are questions from all over their participation here. With some weeks before we begin looking forward to Eurovision 2019, it’s that time in a Eurovision fan’s year to reflect on past years and all the good music and events they brought. And, also, some trivia. So You Think You Know… is a series that will arrive each Wednesday, each time focusing on a new active Eurovision country. We are continuing alphabetically, Estonia will be next. If you haven’t already played them (or just want to play them again), check out the below links for the So You Think You Know… quizzes from past weeks. Albania Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic

An Xtra Happy Birthday, week 39!

It’s not quite a record, but very close; this week we have a total of 31 Eurovision birthdays to celebrate! What is perhaps even more surprising than the sheer number is that none of this week’s birthday boys ans girls are Eurovision winners. We do however have a three time participant; Chiara!  September 24th Five Eurostars celebrate their birthdays today. Two of them were born on the exact same day, and the oldest and youngest celebrate “round days”; 60 and 30! Justine Pelmelay, 60 Netherland selected Justine to be their representative at Eurovision in 1989. Therefore she went on stage and performed “Blijf zoals je bent” in Lausanne, Switzerland. The song ended in 15th placeout of 22 acts. Kati Wolf, 44 Kati Wolf represented Hungary at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in Dusseldorf. She was one of the really big pre-contest fan favorites with her entry “What About My Dreams?”. However, as the results came in it became clear that the juries and viewers didn’t agree with the fans. Eventually she finished in 22nd place in the grand final. Brinck, 44 Niels Brinck, or just Brinck, represented Denmark at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, with the song “Believe …

Eurovision Trivia: So You Think You Know… Cyprus

Cyprus trivia is here this week. The island nation has sometimes had a bit of a rough deal in Eurovision but has been doing better recently, making it to the final every year since their return in 2015. They have some great fan favourites and entries with Hellenic flavour, let’s get to questions about them.  With some weeks before we begin looking forward to Eurovision 2019, it’s that time in a Eurovision fan’s year to reflect on past years and all the good music and events they brought. And, also, some trivia. So You Think You Know… is a new series that will arrive each Wednesday, each time focusing on a new active Eurovision country. We are continuing alphabetically, Denmark will be next. If you haven’t already played them (or just want to play them again), check out the below links for the So You Think You Know… quizzes from past weeks. Albania Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic