Bobbysocks Norway 1985

Eurovision’s Greatest Hits takes place in London on 31 March. A host of past Eurovision stars are already signed up to perform at the one-off concert marking 60 years of the contest. And today NRK have announced that Bobbysocks, the 1985 winners, will be joining the party.

The duo of Hanne Krogh and Elisabeth Andreassen earned Norway its first victory with “La Det Swinge (Let It Swing)”. The band has long since disbanded, but the careers of both women have been deeply entwined with the contest. Aside from Bobbysocks, they’ve appeared at Eurovision on five other occasions. Hanne also represented Norway as a soloist 1971 and with Just 4 Fun in 1991. Elisabeth sang for Sweden in 1982 as part of Chips, and for Norway in 1994 and 1996. She’s hoping to return once again this year as one half of the duo Tor & Bettan. These ladies really are dedicated to the Euro-cause!

Are y’all happy with the latest addition to the 60th anniversary celebrations? Who else should be invited back?


  • Brotherhood of Man (United Kingdom 1976)
  • Anne-Marie David (Luxembourg 1973 and France 1979)
  • Nicole (Germany 1982)
  • Herreys (Sweden 1984)
  • Bobbysocks (Norway 1985)
  • Johnny Logan (Ireland 1980 and 1987)
  • The Olsen Brothers (Denmark 2000)
  • Natasha St- Pier (France 2001)
  • Rosa López (Spain 2002)
  • Lordi (Finland 2006)
  • Dima Bilan (Russia 2006 and 2008)
  • Dana International (Israel 1998 and 2011)
  • Loreen (Sweden 2012)
  • Emmelie De Forest (Denmark 2013)
  • Conchita Wurst (Austria 2014)


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9 years ago

France Gall, Olivia Newton John, and… Mary Spiteri 😀 Their presence would be appreciated by many fans too, I think. Btw. I am curious, if there be a live orchestra, like during the 2005 show… I am going to London to see it live and half playback or something even worse would make me upset.

9 years ago

I cannot wait for this concert, me and a friend are flying from Dublin for it.

Only 3 possible entries can make this concert even MORE awesome would be

Alexander Rybak

9 years ago

Wow, Mario, that escalated quickly…

“Plus the year 2009 that Alexander Rybak got the victory 4 Norway with a record breaking of 387 points was my own personal GAY year as i shared my first gay kiss {in June} & had first sex (with a guy) {in November}”

9 years ago

I love “La Det Swinge” it has such an 80s sound to it and its such a classic and fun song 🙂 And Mario…why do you always have to turn everything into something really gay-oriented? Cool that you were born in 1986 and all that but honestly you couldve just left out that your parents conceived you in your mums womb, that just sounds weird. And your own “personal” gay year shouldve stayed just that, this is a blog dedicated to eurovision and (really) personal info like that is irrelevant and inappropriate honestly…like your comment was good then you started… Read more »

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Mario -The Vision of Gay Love
9 years ago

Good 4 them to get invited to the gay party of the line up 4 the Greatest Hits show in London that will take place in 26 days ! 🙂 The year that Norway won with them i was concieved by my parents on my mother’s womb.. 🙂 When Norway hosted the Vision 4 the first time in country’s history in Bergen i was born just few days later! <3 🙂 Plus the year 2009 that Alexander Rybak got the victory 4 Norway with a record breaking of 387 points was my own personal GAY year as i shared my… Read more »