The 6 most memorable performances from the Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest has rarely been noted for its serious music credentials…cheesy songs, OTT stage costumes and some questionable choreography, maybe. But lets not forget the stellar artists – from ABBA to Celine Dion – who have enjoyed a lasting career long after the competition.

To celebrate the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 (now in its 61st year!) final this weekend in no particular order, we’ve charted the best, most memorable performances from the contest…

Celine Dion: 1988

Conchita Wurst: 2014
ABBA: 1974

Even the haughtiest hipster can’t help but sing-a-long to a bit of ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!’ And let’s not forget the Swedish supergroup’s most memorable classic ‘Waterloo’ which they sung at Eurovision in 1974 – elevating them to global stardom. And, can we just say, totally loving those metallic boots and 70’s disco vibes. So
Lulu: 1969
1997: Katrina and the Waves
Bucks Fizz: 1981

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