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Friday 9 November 2012

Eurovision 1956-2012 Recapitulated

Just because - well it's interesting to see the changes over the years in the winning songs in the Eurovision Song Contest from its inception in 1956 to the latest competition earlier this year:

- and I hadn't recalled until now that in 1989 the winner was Yugoslavia, just before immense changes in Europe, a country that no longer exists - or rather, a country that now exists in multiple new forms. Banal the Eurovision Song Contest may be, but it certainly reflects in sometimes astonishing ways developments in our continent over most of my lifetime.

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