If there’s one thing I wasn’t ready for in Denmark, it was interviewing the Herreys with a bit Gangnam Style on the side! Having done the double by winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1984, and the Sopot Song Festival in 1985, the Herreys had only one goal left. To be the interval act at Dansk MGP, warm up the audience for Johnny Logan, and to chat with me…
It certainly wasn’t my goal.
They always say that you forget more horrors of the Eurovision Song Contest than you have hot dinners. Which is true, because I try to have two hot dinners a night after coming back from every Contest, So I’m a bit upset at my next guest. Author and historian Gordon Roxburgh is talking about everything that old Blighty has done in the Contest!
“Songs for Europe: The United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest” is now available, and it covers the fifties and sixties, with later years covered by the upcoming volumes.
Taking to the stage with the rest of the media scrum after the recent Die Entscheidungs Show, I found Swiss TV presenter Sven Epiney. Is Sven going grey, is he ready to stand in for Heilsarmee’s 94 year old bassist if he has ‘a dicky ticker’, and what will be Sven’s favourite tipple in the Malmo commentary booth? Time to find out…
Per Thoresson is the Swedish Ambassador to Switzerland, and was at the Swiss National Final last weekend (we suspect to support his daughter who was on the In-Studio Jury). After the show was over, the race was on to find out more about Heilsarmee, but Terry Vision had other ideas.
After all, the pressing concerns this year are not the performers heading to Malmo, but (a) the lack of hotels in Malmo and (b) the excessive price of a bottle of Baileys Irish Cream in Sweden. Perhaps the Ambassador could reassure our Senior Eurovision Legend?
Switzerland’s entry for Eurovision 2013 will be ‘You and Me’, sung by Heilsarmee. Terry Vision caught up with lead singer Christop Jakob backstage after the show to find out how The Salvation Army sees the Eurovision Song Contest.
As well as the big question of ‘why?’, Terry also finds out that Heilsarmee are rather good at appropriating other song titles from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest (even if he is ‘one year out’ on the name-checked UK entry).
We’ll have more Terry from the Swiss National Final later this month,
Terry’s time at Junior Eurovision is coming to an end, but there’s one interview left to do. Kids.il are the first Israeli entry to JESC, so the Eurovision Legend decided to find out more.
Another Junior Eurovision contestant, another case of mistaken identity by Terry Vision. It’s Lova Sonnerbo, who’s singing for Sweden in Amsterdam… not Carola.