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1. In 1979, Israel came first with the song "Hallelujah" - who sang this winning song?
2. Although it had a convincing win, the 2002 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest was the first winning song ever not to be released anywhere outside its own territory. What country and song was it?
3. Celine Dion won the contest in 1988 before she hit super stardom. But what country did she represent?
4. Ruslana took to the stage representing Ukraine in 2004. What word is missing from the anthemic cry of the song "Go, go, go Wild ..."
5. Sandra Kim took the title for Belgium in 1986 with "J'Aime La Vie". What was so different about her at the time?
6. The very first Eurovision Song Contest took place in 1956; where was it held?
7. The Executive Supervisor of ESC (the Big Cheese) seems to have held this position forever! He's well known throughout the ESC world - what is his name?
8. Urban Trad nearly took the title again for Belgium in 2003 with the song "Sanomi", but what was so unusual about this particular song?
9. Before the change to the voting regulations took place to ensure there could be only one winner, in 1969 first place was shared by four different countries. Which four had the dubious honour of "winning" in that year?
10. Eurovision traditionalists were furious when a rule change meant it was no longer necessary to use live music which resulted in the discontinuation of the orchestra, with some describing the competition as "karaoke". What year did this rule change take place?
Source: Author Minxie2
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