Eurovision 1971

eurovision logo 1971Eurovision 1971
Dublin, Ireland

Wot a logo. What a year.

THE YEAR OF THE KNEE HIGH BOOTS
or
THE YEAR OF THE SPARKLY SHORTS
or
THE YEAR OF THE LA LA LA & THE PA PA PA & THE POM POM POM

Could it be worse than last year? Methinks so.

THE OFFICIAL TOP THREE:
Monaco
Spain
Germany

MY TOP THREE:
Yugoslavia
UK
France ties with Italy

YUGOSLAVIA
KRUNOSLAV SLABINAC. TVOJ DJEČAK JE TUŽANyugoslavia 1971
Get down ‘Kićo’! Is he doing this because someone made him? Incredible red and white flock wallpaper suit. Psychedelic/A hint of The Doors/Tom Jones vocals/The Turtles/Euro-Elvis. Only toned down. A little operatic. And in Croatian. How can you not love it to pieces?

UK

CLODAGH RODGERS. JACK IN THE BOX UK 1971
A girl in sparkly pink hotpants. Four back-up singers in purple pant suits. And a catchy tune. A winning combo.


ITALY

france 1971 closeupMASSIMO RANIERI. L’AMORE E UN ATTIMO
A man in a suit. He can sing. With some emotion. Bravo!

FRANCE
SERGE LAMA. UN JARDIN SUR LA TERRE.france 1971
See comment for Italy. Bravo!

Special mention to:

FINLAND
MARKKU ARO & KOIVISTOLAISET. TIE UUTEEN PÄIVÄÄNfinland 1971 - Copy
A brown theme. 2 females (in brown) and a non-fiddle-playing Alexander Rybak clone (in brown) against a (golden) brown backdrop. Weird timing, weird musically, weird everything. Good. But weird.

BELGIUM
JACQUES RAYMOND & LILY CASTEL. GOEIEMORGEN, MORGEN.
belgium 1971Last minute replacement act. So Burt Bacharach. They can sing.*

Award for Best Use of Right Arm
FRANCE

Award for Excessively Lengthy Painfully Drawn Out Finale Thingy
SPAIN

Award for Best Impersonation of Medieval Monks
NETHERLANDS

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* A notable achievement this year

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