The 6 most memorable performances from the Eurovision Song Contest

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  • 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
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pEYw8PcBas

    Conchita Wurst: 2014

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRUIava4WRM
    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
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FsVeMz1F5c
    Lulu: 1969
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ew43u2gS0Y
    1997: Katrina and the Waves
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8oTtSTRdSw
    Bucks Fizz: 1981
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4-lKMGII_k

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