Eurovision 1976

Eurovision 1976
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:

set design 1976
or
THE YEAR OF THE HIPPY HANGOVER
C’mon folks, it really is time to get your hair cut
or
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.
or
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

Austria
Finland

AUSTRIA
Waterloo & Robinson.  MY LITTLE WORLD.Austria 1976
Whoa.  A flute. A blue suit. What more do you need?

FINLAND
Fredi & Ystävät. PUMP-PUMP.
Finland 1976It’s not the costumes. It’s not the lyrics. It’s that special something. And Fredi & friends have it.

Special mention to:
ITALY
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?

germany 1976GERMANY
LES HUMPHRIES SINGERS. SING, SANG, SONG.
Glam rock look. Blue satin. Black sparkles. The essentials.

ISRAELisrael 1976
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
MONACO

Award for Best Hand Clapping by Back-up Singers
FRANCE

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
FINLAND

First Suit Award
SPAIN: A man in a suit!!!!!  First sighting. Exciting.

THE END

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