This year at wiwibloggs we are celebrating the festive season with a series of different polls. For the next few days, we’re going to stuff your stockings with a selection of Eurovision votes. Consider this a unique riff on the classic “Twelve Days of Christmas” carol.
Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, you can join us and let us know your thoughts for each and every poll. Today’s question — Who is your favourite Eurovision winner of the 1970s?
Eurovision winners: 1970 to 1979
For the most part, Eurovision winners in the 1970s fell into one of two categories. Female soloists with ballads or mixed-gender pop groups. Ireland, Monaco, Luxembourg (twice in a row) and France all won with the first formula. Meanwhile, Sweden, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom all took victory with the second. The decade ended with a two-in-a-row for Israel in which it sent a disco number and an earnest peace song.
1970: Dana — “All Kinds of Everything” (Ireland)
1971: Séverine — “Un banc, un arbre, une rue” (Monaco)
1972: Vicky Leandros — “Après toi” (Luxembourg)
1973: Anne-Marie David — “Tu te reconnaîtras” (Luxembourg)
1974: ABBA — “Waterloo” (Sweden)
1975: Teach-In — “Ding-a-dong” (The Netherlands)
1976: Brotherhood of Man — “Save Your Kisses for Me” (United Kingdom)
1977: Marie Myriam — “L’oiseau et l’enfant” (France)
1978: Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta — “A-Ba-Ni-Bi” (Israel)
1979: Milk and Honey — “Hallelujah” (Israel)
Poll: Who is your favourite Eurovision winner of the 1970s?