Long before our stars took to the Eurovision stage they were bouncing around in the play pin. In honor of the innocence that preceded all the sequins and cleavage, I’ve compiled a video of ESC contestants before they were our beloved contestants and singers.
Some of the images are really striking. Before Alexander Rybak looked like a frog, he looked like an adorable chipmunk. I love the black-and-white photo of Krista Siegfrids pre-technicolor explosion. And is it just me or did Dima Bilan look like a young Vladimir Putin?! Other singers featured in the video include Eric Saade, Alex Sparrow and Zlata Ognevich.
Enjoy! And don’t forget to say “awwwww.”
Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)