- Jun 16, 2004
Well girls, it's that time of the week and like Adam Rickets (sp?) first said, "I [can finally] breathe again"
This week we're heading to 1993 for a contest of many firsts. 1993 was the first year that Eurovision had any element of pre-qualifying, with the collapse of Yugoslavia meaning many more countries and not enough spaces. A pre-qualifying contest was held with Estonia, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary and Slovakia competing for three spots. Who makes it? Well, you'll have to watch and see. (hint hint: it's not slovakia)
This year's contest features scouse superstar Sonia at the peak of her powers, having competed against herself in the UK national final to emerge victorious with "Better the Devil You Know". Sonia is perhaps most famous for her viciously co-ordinated cyber attack on H + Clare pre-cursors, Dollar. Please enjoy this clip of Sonia denying all allegations of vote-fixing during the bizarre and short-lived series "Reborn in the USA", in which several UK hitmakers and Michelle Gayle attempt to get a #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 Club Play Chart by winning the hearts of rednecks in seedy bars.
This contest also features the birth of the legendary Barbara Dex award, with Barbara Dex taking centre stage in a questionable ensemble, spawning an award for worst dressed in her honour each year. Still, better to be remembered than completely forgotten wouldn't you say, Carol Hagwitch? (sp?)
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