Eurovision hits the shores of the sacred nation,
my home country, and as Chiara put it, THE ONE
THAT I LOVE, or maybe not! The introduction was
fine, not too long, and the two presenters were
not the obvious choice, a Swede and an Irishman.
I hope that if the UK is ever to host the contest
again, we'll have a better couple of BRITISH
presenters, like Davina McCall, anyway, this
introduction is getting a little long, so lets
get to the songs.
Yes, this song is good, strong and Danijela has a
very strong voice, but I really can't understand
why it has been christened the best Eurovision
Song of all time. There are much better songs in
the history of the contest, and it really annoys
me that everyone loves it, which has made me,
more than anything, start to dislike this song,
despite this, it still makes my Top 5! 8.5/10.
I don't understand why this song did so poorly.
She looked great, the song had a rocky, uptempo
feel to it, she's a relatively good singer, and
yet it was saved from 'nil point', by their all
time lover Cyprus, I really think this deserved
better, in comparison to other songs that faired
better in the contest. 6/10.
Yet again I cry, why did this do so bad? 3
points? This song definately deserved to do
better than the shitty Hungarians, I really can't
understand what problem Europeans have in judging
songs. Marie-Line looked presentable, the stage
and performance of the song was good, the backing
singers looked good, a bit of a mystery! 6.5/10.
Not the best Spainsh entry of all times, but
still OK! The song was sentimental, and, as I
speak Spanish, the lyrics were also quite good.
Again, due to the language barrier, and the fact
that it was so early in the contest, and that
Spain doesn't really have any point giving
friends, this held back the scoring of this song!
NIL POINTS!!!!! I don't think so! I really don't
understand why people don't like this song, it's
a strong, well-performed ballad that people
usually go for, was it the shoulders of the
backing singers? I just don't get it, apart from
her hair, Gunvor looked good, a nice tune, she's
got a great voice, I really can't understand why
people don't like this! It has appeared in my Top
10, but has slipped down a few places! 7.5/10.
8 POINTS!!!!!! I don't think so, oh, deja vu!
This song was definately worthy of a Top 10
place, and was so much better than other rubbish
that did so well, Mr. Horn, I'm looking in your
direction! Katerina looked desirable on the
night, a strong voice, a good strong song, should
have done so much better, maybe would have done
better a few years ago, instead of Martin Durinda
& Tublatanka, in 1994, this song would have
easily made the top 10/ Top 5. 8/10.
I really expected that this would have done much
better. It was a good uplifting song, has a
little feel of the Irish in it with the violin
etc. but still scored only 19 points! I think
that this song would have done a lot better in a
year when there weren't as many good songs, and
if the free language rule had been in place, it
would have made Top 10 me thinks, anyway, a
What can I say? Her voice was totally crap on the
night, but in the end, all the publicity gave her
the win. It certainly got the gay vote. She
looked quite good on the night, the performance
on stage was average, with, once again, the
sideward strut making an appearance in an Israeli
song, but who cares? All the hype and publicity
got the win, my favourite song over the UK, but
on the night, I so wanted Chiara to win!!! 10/10.
What can I say? 2 words, Absolutely pathetic. I
hated this song when I first heard it, I still
hate it, Guildo should have been put in an Old
Folks' Home years ago, I detest this, although
the performance was slightly amusing. I remember
reading in a newspaper on the Saturday of
Eurovision 1998, and it saying that Germany would
win because all his supporters were travelling
into teh surrounding nations and voting for him!
I was horrified! I am appauled at how well it
What a sweet and loving song, to follow that pile
of s**t. My friend, who I usually watch
Eurovision with predicted that this would do
well, I laughed, but I was mistaken, she also
predicted Denmark would win in 2000! I have
really grown to love this song, it was in my Top
5 for a while, but has since dropped out, despite
not liking this song as much, I still wanted her
to beat Dana. The performance of this touching
song was great, I love it! 8.5/10.
I was surprised and horrified that this picked up
for points, it deserved 0. What a terrible voice,
terrible voice andterrible singer, I loath this
as much as I loath Guildo Horn, I've only
seriously watched this once, on Eurovision night.
Nothing spectacular. OK, his voice was a big
rough, he wasn't no oil-painting, he's a bit old,
but then again, teh song is so dramatic that it
cried out for attention, not memorable enough for
the voters, did a little better than I think it
This song is a regular feature of my Top 5 of
1998. Again, maybe the Irish blood in my veins,
enhances the love for this song I have, I just
don't know, I like it, that's all. Dawn is an
absolutely brilliant singer, really strong, a
good song, and me thinks that it definately
deserved to do better than 9th Place. 9/10.
A good song, but not memorable enough for the
voters, would have done better if there had been
jury voting instead of Televoting me thinks. The
lead singer looked OK(can't remember her name).
Goo dsong, nice blend of different instruments,
but nothing special in a year of good songs.
Once again, nothing sensational, perhaps
overshadowed by the UK entrant! Something had
obviously gone wrong with her hair, and she did a
bit of a Nayah with the necklace. Another song
that would have done well a few years ago,
deserved to do better than 6 points, but not that
much better. 5/10.
RULE BRITTANIA. A WINNER if I ever heard one. I
remember feeling awful at the start of the
voting, when teh UK kept getting 3/4/5 points,
but then we fought back, and nearly won! My
favourite UK entry of All Time! Imaani looked
great, a brilliantly modern song, maybe there
could have been a bit more of a dance routine,
but maybe that would've taken away something
special from this song! Sheer Brilliance! 10/10.
I didn't really like this on the night, but it
has fought it's was out of my bottom 5 and is now
a Top 10 challenger. Michalis obviously got a few
girlie votes, but the song was no doubt a very
strong one. The thunder and lightning effects
really made this song stand out, another casualty
of the language barrier. A good song, with a good
My favourite on the night, the one I voted for,
could have won in a number of different years,
94, 95, 96, maybe come second in 97, just
couldn't beat those three songs. It's still in my
Top 3, and hasn't been out of it since the
contest. Edsilia looked as if she were wearing a
maternity dress though, it should have been
something like Ruth Jacott's black suit. The
backing singers were all brilliant as well, if
the Netherlands keep on producing material like
this, I can't see them going wrong! 10/10.
Another song that could have won many other
contests. A really strong song that should have
easily beaten Norway, Germany, Belgium and
Croatia, and battled for a place in the top 5
with Ireland. Jill looked fab, teh backing
singers were all fantastic. Jill had a really
strong voice, the backing singers underlined
this, should have done much better. 9.5/10.
My second favourite of the night has since
dropped out of my Top 5, and at one stage out of
my Top 10. But it's back in!!! A really good
upbeat song, hard to describe, somewhat gentle, a
foot-tapper! The stage layout was good, and
Melanie's outfit was great. Maybe did a little
better than it deserved, but still deserved a Top
10 place, it's a shame the Belgians have dropped
out of Eurovision 2001, but that's what happens
when you send something like Envie de Vivre.
The best Finnish song to hit the ESC ever!!!
(Although that wouldn't be if Oot Voimani Mun had
been chosen for 2000!) I hadn't heard this song
before the contest, but apparently Marika Crook
had a cold during ESC week, and her voice was
effected by this during the night, but to be
honest, I still thought she was strong,
definately strong enough to get a Top 10 place!
Marika looked good, and Terry Wogan was right,
there was a Greek feel to it! 8/10.
Not one of my favourites, and I was
quite surprised at how well he did on the night.
Lars sang very well on the night, but it's simply
not my kind of song, Sorry! 4.5/10.
Oh My God, HOW BORING!!!! This is easily a
candidate for Bottom 5 and I cannot understand to
this day how he managed to do so well, the song
offered absolutely nothing, not memorable at all,
the Estonian entry not to make my Top 5 from
1996-2000! I hate it. 3/10.
And the quality of songs just keeps getting
worse. This is even worse than Mere Lapsed. I
hate this dramatic ballad, I heard the Sebnem
Paker entry to the 1998 Turkish National Final,
it wasn't as strong as Dinle I feel, but it would
have been a much better option than this pile of
crap, I'm surprised it got into double figures
during the voting. 2.5/10.
A nice first entrant for FYROM, but nothing to
write home about. Got what it deserved, I really
like the chorus, and the instrumentals, but
that's about it. Vlado is a little old, and the
backing singers outfits weren't great. It didn't
have enough appeal for the voters. 4.5/10.
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