Lys Assia, the very first winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, remains an important symbol of the festival. Since taking first place with “Refrain” way back in 1956, she’s been a constant presence. We love her attitude. We love her fire! And we love hearing her opinions.
Lys has the just published her annual Lys’ list, which ranks her Top 20 favourite songs for Eurovision 2016. It’s clear that this lady loves ballads and mellow tracks but this year some upbeat songs earned a place in her Top too, with Malta’s “Walk On Water” being her ultimate favourite. What do you think of her picks?
LYS ASSIA’S TOP 20
2. FYR Macedonia
8. Bosnia & Herzegovina
9. Czech Republic
10. The Netherlands
Ira Losco “Walk On Water” at Eurovision in Concert
Ira Losco has already responded to the Grande Dame’s rankings, writing the following on Facebook:
Good morning everyone!! Eurovision’s very first Winner Swiss singer Lys Assia has chosen ?#?WOW? as her favourte in 2016 ?#?ESC? … I’m really chuffed!!