The Hague, Netherlands
THE YEAR OF THE COOL SURREALIST SET DESIGN WITH GREY BLUE SPOT ON GOLD BY ROLAND DE GROOT
Yes, that could be the highlight this year:
THE YEAR OF THE HIPPY HANGOVER
C’mon folks, it really is time to get your hair cut
THE YEAR OF THE BLOW WAVE
Proof that Eurovision is ahead of its time. Farrah Fawcett-Major’s hair only screened on prime time US TV in September 76. Consider that.
THE YEAR OF THE FLARES
A fetching style for the men and the ladies if you have absolutely nothing else to wear.
MY TOP THREE
Er, make that two
Special mention to:
ROMINA POWER & AL BANO. WE’LL LIVE IT ALL AGAIN.
I don’t know. It’s ugly. Is she sleep-walking? Why do I like this?
LES HUMPHRIES SINGERS. SING, SANG, SONG.
Glam rock look. Blue satin. Black sparkles. The essentials.
CHOCOLATE MENTA MASTIK. EMOR SHALOM
In a year of ensemble work, a smaller-scale trio is refreshing.
Freak Me Out Award
SWITZERLAND: Coulrophobes, DO NOT watch this act. It’s kind of alarming
Award for Best Dressed Conductor
Award for Best Hand Clapping by Back-up Singers
Young & Shiny Award
LUXEMBOURG: And bonus points for the perm.
Award for Best Mills & Boon Name
IRELAND: Red Hurley. (C’mon, I know it’s really Brian…)
Mr Photogenic Award
First Suit Award
SPAIN: A man in a suit!!!!! First sighting. Exciting.