Song of the Day

On Saturday,  the Eurovision Song Contest is taking place again. For all of you who don’t know what it is I stole borrowed the perfect description and some facts from Wikipedia:

The Eurovision Song Contest (French: Concours Eurovision de la chanson), often shortened to Eurovision, is the longest-running annual international TV song competition, held, primarily, among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) since 1956. The competition was based upon the existing Sanremo Music Festival held in Italy since 1951.

Each participating country submits an original song to be performed on live television and radio and then casts votes for the other countries’ songs to determine the most popular song in the competition. The contest has been broadcast every year for sixty years, since its inauguration in 1956, and is one of the longest-running television programmes in the world. It is also one of the most watched non-sporting events in the world, with audience figures having been quoted in recent years as anything between 100 million and 600 million internationally. Eurovision has also been broadcast outside Europe to several countries that do not compete, such as the USA and China. An exception was made in 2015 when Australia was allowed to compete as a guest entrant as part of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the event. In November 2015, the EBU announced that Australia was affected as participant, after 2015 success. Since 2000, the contest has also been broadcast over the Internet, via the Eurovision website.

Winning the Eurovision Song Contest provides a short-term boost to the winning artists’ career, but rarely results in long-term success.[11] Notable exceptions are ABBA (winner in 1974 for Sweden), Bucks Fizz (winner in 1981 for the United Kingdom) and Céline Dion (winner in 1988 for Switzerland), all of whom launched successful worldwide careers after their wins.

Due to the winner of last year Måns Zelmerlöw , the song contest takes place in Sweden. That’s why I want to share one of my favorite song contest songs of the winners from 1984 who are from Sweden. A great song for a Friday too!

The Herreys – Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley

Here is their performance in Swedish from 1984 when they won the contest:

 

Here is the official video with the English version. I apologize but the video was cut at the end.

Lightning and thunder
magic and wonder –
I don’t know how but it did happen to me.
You felt your heart was set free.
What a sensation
you’re flying up high now.
Sweet inspiration
you’re going to the sky now.
Couldn’t believe I was dreaming

Couldn’t believe it was true.
Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley
life is going my way

When I’m walking in my golden shoes.
Everything I ever dreamed of has suddenly come true.
Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley
let this miracle stay

I could be whatever I would choose.
Please don’t wake me up

I’m dreaming of me in golden shoes.
Golden reflections
giving directions

Bringing the best that I have right out of me.
How in this world could this be
Filling your senses with burning desire
Climbing the fences that’s taking you up higher.
Now I believe I can make it
oh
what a wonderful world.
Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley
life is going my way
. . .
I know my dreams was a fantasy illusion
But when I woke up I came to the conclusion
I can do what I want to
oh
oh.
Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley
life is going my way
. . .

In Love and Light

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I found out about Eurovision from a few bloggers here. I found out a little bit more after I saw “RIverdance” live in El Paso. It originated on Eurovision in 1994. It’s been around a LONG time! Thank you for sharing this, Erika!

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It has such a long tradition! Although I have to say that some years I did not watch it anymore because the songs seemed only to be written to win and not because someone had fun in making music. But the last years have been great again!

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I didn’t think anyone remembered this song! Well, we’re stocked up with goodies for the marathon Eurovision tomorrow night – looks like a great selection of songs this year – so far haven’t found a real ‘dud’! Have fun watching the event, Erika.

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Wasn’t that one of the best songs which ever won? I was 14 and it was the first year I watched the song contest.
You know what? I stopped watching the song contest in the 90’s I was just disappointed by the songs and which ones won. But I started again watching it some years ago and since my country won two years ago I am a big fan again. I loved last year’s winner too. You are right there are some very good songs participating this year… and some awful.. lol. I cross my fingers for Belgium and … of course… Austria! 😄💃 🎶 🎶

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