Eurovision 1973

Luxembourg

eurovision logo 1973

THE YEAR THAT THE MEN SHARED THE SAME HAIR

See what I mean…

portugal 1973     yugoslavia 1973     UK 1973

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
Monaco
Spain
UK

MY TOP THREE
Netherlands
Belgium
Spain

netherlands 1973NETHERLANDS
BEN CRAMER. DE OUDE MUZIKANT.
Very Jacques Brel. A man, a piano accordian and a purple bowtie. Exquisite.

belgium 1973BELGIUM
NICOLE AND HUGO. BABY, BABY.
Oh behave! The only duet this year. And the only act with unisex purple jumpsuits.

SPAIN
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 
conductor switzerland 1973SWITZERLAND: 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).

THE END

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