THE YEAR THAT THE MEN SHARED THE SAME HAIR
See what I mean…
From left to right: Fernando Torno from Portugal (go Tambourine man!); Zdravko Čolić representing Yugoslavia (na-na-na-na-na!); Cliff Richard, UK (‘Power to the bees!’…yes, he really sings that)
Strong voices this year. Lyrics not so strong. A veritable potpourri.
THE OFFICIAL TOP THREE
MY TOP THREE
BEN CRAMER. DE OUDE MUZIKANT.
Very Jacques Brel. A man, a piano accordian and a purple bowtie. Exquisite.
NICOLE AND HUGO. BABY, BABY.
Oh behave! The only duet this year. And the only act with unisex purple jumpsuits.
MOCEDADES. ERES TÚ.
Lovely traditional song. You’ll be singing along in no time.
Encouragement Award (Dance)
UK: For eye-opening, knee-knocking & frankly quite risque dance moves, you can’t go past Cliff. Well, you can. And probably should.
The Ringo Starr Award for Fashion Excellence
SWITZERLAND: Not the singer, my friends, the conductor. The suit of the evening. As luscious as a Cadbury Rose chocolate wrapper on a hot day. Go Hervé go! Sadly, all I have is a headshot with an ever-so-unsatisfying yet tantalising hint of bowtie…
Award for Enthusiasm
Close tie between FINLAND (Category: Hand-clapping) and YUGOSLAVIA (Category: Shiny trumpets).