Don't forget, coming up this weekend is the Eurovision 'Congratulations' 50th Anniversary special. European viewers get to vote for the best Eurovision song of all time from 14 finalists. And yes, 'Poupée De Cire, Poupée De Son' is, rightfully, among them! Unquestionably the best of the lot, but probably unlikely to take home the top prize. We all know it will be bloody Waterloo. Sadly (but not unexpectedly), France Gall will not be in attendance (mostly just a bunch of euro-nobodies, it seems). Apparently it's likely they'll show clips of the original performances. ESC Today has a guide to the line-up of the special - I'm not quite clear on what the deal is though - are there other artists performing these songs? I am excitedly awaiting an enjoyably disastrous take on 'Poupée De Cire'.
The brilliant Irish Eurovision Website has a fantastic page on the event, including bookmakers' odds for each song, and a guide to the commemorative CDs and DVDs that have just been released to coincide with the anniversary.
Here's a track that should be a contender for best song (or at least on one of the CDs, sheesh):
More Eurovision related goodies to come - requests welcome!
Any Aussies reading this, SBS will be screening this at 8.30pm this Sunday - details here.