Buona sera, europa! We’re off to Rome for the 36th Eurovision Song Contest.
Big thanks to RAI for allowing the stream this one for the first time in full since its broadcast. It was available for a week after the event, and we’re sure this fresh copy has made its way onto a YouTube channel somewhere.
One of the most charming contests in the archive, Rome oozes character and a chaotic energy yet to be replicated, thanks in no small part to the hosting style of 1990 winner Toto. Allora!
This was the last event in which the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia participated, and the second ESC to end in a tie!
Count backs revealed that Sweden had won more 10 point scores from juries than France (they tied on douze points) and so Carola was crowned victor with Fångad av en stormvind.
How did the acts fair in our #EurovisionAgain poll?
Carola cemented her victory and sent us a a very cute speech to celebrate:
That’s two #EurovisionAgain crowns for Carola… so far…