Worst Eurovision Winners Ever – Hundreds of people have voted for their personal Top 5 of the Worst Eurovision winners ever. The 5th place of each voter got one point, the 4th place 2 points and so on, the first place thus getting 5 points. The result is a ranking of all 60 Eurovision winners. In the coming days we will reveal the Top 15 of your voting. Today we continue with two lads and two girls from the United Kingdom.
In 1981, the UK sent the band Bucks Fizz, which had been formed exclusively for the contest, to the Eurovision in Dublin. Their performed their happy pop song “Making Your Mind Up” in colorful clothes and are still remembered for the dance routine (sometimes compared to ski gymnastics). At one point, when they sing “if you wanna see some more”, the two male singers of the group rip off the skirts of the female members, revealing shorter skirts underneath. The performance was criticized for being off-key, which the band explained with a microphone mix-up. Member Cheryl Baker has since commented on their poor performance stating that she sang the song in a higher key to the rest of the group due to nerves. The song became a major hit in several European countries and Bucks Fizz went on to become one of the most successful UK groups of the 80s.
Here is their winning performance:
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- WEWE #10: Sandra Kim – J’aime la Vie
- WEWE #11: Helena Paparizou – My Number One
- WEWE #12: Dana International – Diva
- WEWE #13: André Claveau – Dors, Mon Amour
- WEWE #14: Toto Cutugno – Insieme (1992)
- WEWE #15: Ruslana – Wild Dances