MY EUROVISION   

Pictures and favourites from my Eurovision Experiences

Follow the links for some pictures of my Eurovision experiences since 1986.

23 JUN 13 - General update

22 MAY 09 - ESC09 Photos added

08 JULY 08 - Eurovision Experience Table added (updated May 09)

02 JUN 08 - ESC08 Photos added

14 MAY 07 - ESC07 Photos added

01 JAN 07 - ESC06 Photos added

23 SEP 06 - Check this new list - my favourite song from each country (updated 2013)

19 OCT 05 - Now listed - My favourite song from each year (at the time of the Contest) plus other greats at the time, plus the most enduring Classic song/s now.

ENJOY!

Gary

© all photos copyright G. Speirs

YEAR DETAILS - click city for Picture Page FAVOURITE OTHER GREATS CLASSIC/S
1986 LONDON

Member of the UK Jury for Bergen

1986 - Sweden

Lasse Holm & Monica Törnell

E' De' Det Här Du Kallar Kärlek?

UK, Turkey, Iceland, Netherlands, Belgium, Yugoslavia, Spain ŽELJO MOJA

YU

1987 BRUSSELS

Did not attend

1987 - Greece

Bang!

Stop

Yugoslavia, Sweden, Turkey, Cyprus, Italy, Ireland, Switzerland GENTE DI MARE

IT

1988 DUBLIN

Day pass and tickets to the Friday rehearsal and official reception, thanks to Irish Television (RTE)

1988 - Spain

La Decada

La Chica Que Yo Quiero (Made in Spain)

Yugoslavia, Norway, Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Portugal FOR VÅR JORD

NO

1989 LAUSANNE

First year with full Accreditation

1989 - Netherlands

Justine Pelmelay

Blijf Zoals Je Bent

Sweden, Spain, Yugoslavia, Portugal, Israel, Italy, Greece EN DAG

SE

1990 ZAGREB

Full Accreditation

1990 - Sweden

Edin-Ådahl

Som En Vind

Israel, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Yugoslavia, France BANDIDO

ES

1991 ROME

Did not attend

1991 - Spain

Sergio Dalma

Bailar Pegados

Switzerland, Greece, France, Sweden, Turkey, Portugal, UK BAILAR PEGADOS

ES

1992 MALMÖ

Full Accreditation

1992 - Cyprus

Evridiki

Teriazoume

Italy, Yugoslavia, Austria, Sweden, Malta, Ireland, Spain RAPSODIA

IT

1993 MILLSTREET

Full Accreditation

1993 - Netherlands

Ruth Jacott

Vrede

Spain, Portugal, Iceland, Sweden, Austria, Bosnia, Croatia VREDE

NL

1994 DUBLIN

Full Accreditation

1994 - Germany

Mekado

Wir Geb'ne Party

Bosnia, Poland, Portugal, UK, Hungary, Spain, Cyprus TO NIE JA

PL

1995 DUBLIN

Full Accreditation

1995 - Slovenia

Darja Svajger

Prisluhni Mi

Cyprus, UK, Poland, Denmark, Israel, Spain, France FRA MOLS TIL SKAGEN

DK

1996 OSLO

Full Accreditation

1996 - United Kingdom

Gina G

Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit

Slovenia, Estonia, Croatia, Portugal, Belgium, Sweden, Norway KAELAKEE HÄÄL

EE

1997 DUBLIN

Friday night Rehearsal & Final

1997 - Hungary

VIP

Miért Kell, Hogy Elmenj?

Russia, Slovenia, Turkey, Iceland, Cyprus,. Poland, Denmark PRIMA DONNA

RU

1998 BIRMINGHAM

Saturday Rehearsal

1998 - Slovenia

Vili Resnik

Naj Bogovi Slišijo

Romania, Israel, Croatia, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden NEKA MI NE SVANE

HR

1999 JERUSALEM

Did not attend

1999 - Croatia

Doris Dragovic

Marija Magdalena

Iceland, Israel, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, UK MARIJA MAGDALENA

HR

2000 STOCKHOLM

Friday night Rehearsal & Final

2000 - Estonia

Ines

Once In A Lifetime

Netherlands, Macedonia, Latvia, Denmark, Russia, Israel, Norway MY STAR

LV

2001 COPENHAGEN

Saturday Rehearsal & Final

2001- France

Natasha St. Pier

Je n'ai Que Mon Āme

Slovenia, Sweden, UK, Spain, Malta, Greece, Croatia JE N'AI QUE MON ĀME (FR)
and ENERGY (SI)
2002 TALLINN

Friday night Rehearsal & Final

2002 - Latvia

Marie N

I Wanna

Sweden, Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania, Germany, Finland, UK RUNAWAY

EE

2003 RIGA

Friday night Rehearsal & Final

2003 - Bosnia-Herzegovina

Mija Martina

Ne Brini

Latvia, Norway, Iceland, Turkey, Ukraine, Croatia, Spain EVERYWAY THAT I CAN

TR

2004 LONDON

Foreign Office EU Enlargement Open Day

     
2004 ISTANBUL

Semi Final, Friday Rehearsal & Final

2004 - Belgium

Xandee

1 Life

Russia, Poland, Spain, Ukraine, Norway, Germany, Greece THE IMAGE OF YOU (AL) and WILD DANCES (UA) and IN THE DISCO (BA) and FOR REAL (TR) and SHAKE IT (GR)
2005 KYIV

Semi Final, Friday Rehearsal & Final

2005 - Latvia

Walters & Kazha

The War Is Not Over

Romania, Malta, Hungary, Greece, Switzerland, Iceland, Bosnia LET ME TRY (RO) and THE WAR IS NOT OVER (LV) and FOROGJ VILĮG (HU) and ANGEL (MT) and COOL VIBES (CH)
2005 LONDON

Eurovision 50th Birthday Celebration!

     
2006 ATHENS

Semi Final, Friday Rehearsal & Final

22006 - Romania

Mihai Traistariu

Tornero

Greece, Bosnia, Belgium, Sweden, Armenia, Germany, Ukraine, Russia TORNERO (RO) and EVERYTHING (GR) and JE T'ADORE (BE) and NO NO NEVER (DE) and INVINCIBLE (SE)
2007 HELSINKI

 Semi Final (& Rehearsal), Final (& Rehearsal)

2007 - Belarus

Koldun

Work Your Magic

Andorra, Greece,  Moldova, Norway, Russia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine

WORK YOUR MAGIC (BY) and DANCING LASHA TUMBAI (UA) and YIASOU MARIA (GR) and SHAKE IT UP SEKERIM (TR)
2008 BELGRADE

Media Accreditation

Semi Final x 2 plus Final (& some Rehearsals)

2008 - Norway

Maria

Hold On, Be Strong

Portugal, Switzerland, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Denmark, Iceland, Sweden HOLD ON BE STRONG (NO) and SHADY LADY (UA) and SENORA DO MAR (PT) and DJ TAKE ME AWAY (BG) and ERA STUPENDO (CH)
2009

MOSCOW

Media Accreditation

Semi Final x 2 plus Final (& some Rehearsals)

2009 - Sweden

Malena Ernman

La Voix

Denmark, Norway, Hungary, Albania, Greece, France, Finland, UK FAIRYTALE (NO) and RÄNDAJAD (EE) and ET S'IL FALLAIT LE FAIRE (FR) and LA VOIX (SE) and DANCE WITH ME (HU)
2010

OSLO   

Media Accreditation

Semi Final x 2 plus Final (& some Rehearsals)

2010 - Spain

Daniel Diges

Algo Pequeńito

Bulgaria, Albania, Cyprus, Belgium, Sweden, Latvia, Turkey, Romania, Moldova PLAYING WITH FIRE (RO) and WE COULD BE THE SAME (TR) and ME AND MY GUITAR (BE) and ALGO PEQUEŃITO (ES) and ITS ALL ABOUT YOU (AL) and ANGEL SI TI (BG)
2011

DÜSSELDORF  

Media Accreditation

Semi Final x 2 plus Final (& some Rehearsals)

2011 - United Kingdom

Blue

I Can

Austria, Bosnia, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Romania, Russia  I CAN (UK) and LOVE IN REWIND (BA) and GET YOU (RU) and ONE MORE DAY (GE) and COMING HOME (IS) and WHAT ABOUT MY DREAMS (HU) and DA DA DAM (FI)
2012

BAKU  

Media Accreditation

Semi Final x 2 plus Final (& some Rehearsals)

2012 - Estonia

Ott Lepland

Kuula

Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, France, Russia, Spain, Bulgaria, Italy, Moldova, Romania  KUULA (EE) and YOU AND ME (NL) and QUEDATE CONMIGO (ES) and EUPHORIA (SE) and LAUTAR (MD) and LOVE UNLIMITED (BG) and LOVE IS BLIND (LT) and L'AMORE E FEMMINA (IT) and WE ARE THE HEROES (BY)
2013

MALMÖ  

Media Accreditation

Semi Final x 2 plus Final (& some Rehearsals)

2013 - Norway

Margaret Berger

I Feed You My Love

Ireland, UK, Hungary, Estonia, Iceland, Russia, Belgium, San Marino, Sweden, Germany  I FEED YOU MY LOVE (NO) and LOVE KILLS (BE) and KEDVESEM (HU) and WHAT IF (RU) and EG A LIF (IS) and ONLY LOVE SURVIVES (IE)
2014 COPENHAGEN  

Media Accreditation

Semi Final x 2 plus Final (& some Rehearsals

2014 - Greece

Freaky Fortune feat, Riskykidd

Rise Up

Belarus, Poland, Spain, Armenia, Germany, UK, Estonia, San Marino, Russia, Germany RISE UP (GR) and NOT ALONE (AM) and MAYBE (SM) and MY SLOWANIE (PL) and RISE LIKE A PHOENIX (AT)  and CHEESECAKE (BY) and DANCING IN THE RAIN (ES) and CLICHE LOVE SONG (DK)  
2015 VIENNA 

Media Accreditation

Semi Final x 2 plus Final (& some Rehearsals

2015 - Italy

Il Volo

Grande Amore

Lithuania, Australia, Greece, Romania, Austria, Sweden, Estonia, Hungary, Germany, Norway, Belgium   RHYTHM INSIDE (BE) and GRANDE AMORE (IT) and A MILLION VICES (RU) and DE LA CAPAT (RO)  and THIS TIME (LT)  and GOLDEN BOY (IL) and HEROES (SE) and TONIGHT AGAIN (AU) 
2016 STOCKHOLM 

Media Accreditation

Semi Final x 2 plus Final (& some Rehearsals

2016 - Hungary

Freddie

Pioneer

Latvia, Italy, Russia, UK, Poland, Serbia, Netherlands, France, Albania, Estonia PIONEER (HU) and HEARTBEAT (LT) and YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE (RU) and COLOUR OF YOUR LIFE (PL) and IF LOVE WAS A CRIME (BG) and NO DEGREE OF SEPARATION (IT) and J'AI CHARCHE (FR) and YOU'RE NOT ALONE (UK) and LOVEWAVE (AM) 
2017 KYIV 

Media Accreditation

Semi Final x 2 plus Final (& some Rehearsals

2017 - Italy

Francesco Gabbani 

Occidentali's Karma

Portugal, Estonia, France, Romania, Moldova, Slovenia, Armenia, UK, Ireland, Austria, Georgia OCCIDENTALI'S KARMA (IT) and AMOR PELOS DOIS (PT) and VERONA (EE) and HEY MAMMA (MD) and YODEL IT (RO) and REQUIEM (FR) and NEVER GIVE UP ON YOU (UK)

 

and for the record, my Favourites for earlier ESC Years as a TV Viewer -

1985 - NORWAY - La' Det Swinge

1984 - YUGOSLAVIA - Čao Amore

1983 - YUGOSLAVIA - Džuli

1982 - TURKEY - Hani

1981 - UNITED KINGDOM - Making Your Mind Up

1980 - GREECE - Autostop

1979 - GERMANY - Dschingis Khan

1978 - GERMANY - Feuer

1977 - NORWAY - Casanova

1976 - GERMANY - Sing Sang Song

1975 - SWITZERLAND - Mikado

1974 - SWEDEN - Waterloo

1973 - GERMANY - Junger Tag

1972 - LUXEMBOURG - Aprčs Toi

 

and those years I only know from Video & Audio -

1971 - SPAIN - En Un Mundo Nuevo

1970 - LUXEMBOURG - Je Suis Tombé Du Ciel

1969 - SPAIN - Vivo Cantando

1968 - UNITED KINGDOM - Congratulations

1967 - MONACO - Boum Badaboum

1966 - FINLAND - Playboy

1965 - SPAIN - Que Bueno, Que Bueno

1964 - ITALY - Non Ho L'Eta

1963 - MONACO - L'Amour S'en Va

1962 - NETHERLANDS - Katinka

1961 - UNITED KINGDOM - Are You Sure?

1960 - NORWAY - Voi-Voi

1959 - NETHERLANDS - Een Beetje

1958 - SWITZERLAND - Giorgio

1957 - NETHERLANDS - Net Als Toen

1956 - ITALY - Amami Se Vuoi

 

EUROVISION EXPERIENCE TABLE

28 Trips to Eurovision so far, plus a spot on the 1986 UK Jury..... No involvement 1987, 1991, 1999

As well as the National Finals in Belgium and the Netherlands in 1989, Eurovision has so far taken me to 17 countries, some more than once..

2018 may take me to my 18th Eurovision country and may be my 29th journey to Eurovision... 

 

 

 

 

 

UK Jury Member

 

(1)

Travelled to Contest

 

(28)

Accreditation for Contest

 

(17)

Arena for Final

 

(25)

Arena for Semi Final/s

(14)

Press Centre for Final

(1)

Dress

Rehearsal Only

(2)

01

1986

Bergen

Norway

Y

 

 

 

 

 

02

1988

Dublin

Ireland

 

 Y

 

 

 

 

Y

03

1989

Lausanne

Switzerland

 

  Y

Y

Y

 

 

 

04

1990

Zagreb

Yugoslavia

 

 Y

Y

 

 

Y

 

05

1992

 Malmö

Sweden

 

 Y

Y

Y

 

 

 

06

1993

 Millstreet

Ireland

 

 Y

Y

Y

 

 

 

07

1994

Dublin

Ireland

 

 Y

Y

Y

 

 

 

08

1995

Dublin

Ireland

 

 Y

Y

Y

 

 

 

09

1996

Oslo

Norway

 

 Y

Y

Y

 

 

 

10

1997

Dublin

Ireland

 

 Y

 

Y

 

 

 

11

1998

Birmingham

UK

 

 Y

 

 

 

 

Y

12

2000

Stockholm

Sweden

 

 Y

 

Y

 

 

 

13

2001

Copenhagen

Denmark

 

 Y

 

Y

 

 

 

14

2002

Tallinn

Estonia

 

 Y

 

Y

 

 

 

15

2003

Riga

Latvia

 

 Y

 

Y

 

 

 

16

2004

Istanbul

Turkey

 

 Y

 

Y

Y

 

 

17

2005

 Kyiv

Ukraine

 

 Y

 

Y

Y

 

 

18

2006

Athens

Greece

 

 Y

 

Y

Y

 

 

19

2007

Helsinki

Finland

 

 Y

 

Y

Y

 

 

20

2008

Belgrade

Serbia

 

 Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

21

2009

Moscow

Russia

 

 Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

22

2010

Oslo

Norway

 

 Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

23

2011

 Düsseldorf

Germany

 

 Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

24

2012

Baku

Azerbaijan

 

 Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

25

2013

 Malmö

Sweden

 

 Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

26 2014  Copenhagen   Denmark  

 Y

Y Y Y    
27 2015  Vienna    Austria  

 Y

Y Y Y    
28 2016  Stockholm

Sweden

 

 Y

Y Y Y    
29 2017

 Kyiv

  Ukraine  

 Y

Y Y Y    
30 2018  Lisbon   Portugal   TBA TBA TBA TBA    

Garianna.jpg (92900 bytes) WHAT'S ANOTHER 7 YEARS? (But no Marianna in 2003 or 2010 or 2017!)