In the calendar today we give you a two time “almost winner”, whose participations span not just two years, but two decades. (You know who it is yet? 🙂 ) Both entries became hugely popular, among the fans of the contest as well as outside the Eurovision community.

This is one of the most successful careers to emerge from Eurovision, along with Celine Dion and ABBA. And this might be one of the most Christmas loving artist outside the Nordic countries.

We give you (and I’m sure this doesn’t come as a surprise to noone); Cliff Richard!

Cliff Richard represented the United Kingdom in the 1968 and 1973 contests. In his first attempt he reached second place with “Congratulations”, and in his return year he finished 3rd with “Power to all our friends”.

I'm Norwegian, presently living in Iceland. My mom loves Eurovision, and always let me stay up to watch the contest since before I can remember, so I'm "second generation Eurovision lunatic". My musical god is David Bowie, so I'm obviously not into the stereotypical Eurovision songs. I prefer the rocky/bluesy/jazzy/ethnic songs over schlager and mainstream ballads, though I occasionally surprise myself (and others)... I HATE canned drums and "Cvet Z juga". Photo © Tobias König

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