Nick's Eurovision winners: 1997-2016

Budapest 2006: Anna Vissi – Everything (Greece)

I have a thing for picking winners who wouldn’t compete the year after, it seems: Italy in 1998, Portugal in 2000 and now Hungary in 2006. In 2006, I have a horrifying time picking a winner.
Horrifying? Yes. Finland is in my all time top ten, as is Germany. Just behind them it’s Sweden. But none of those three is my all time #2, because that’s Greece. Anna Vissi, an icon in Greece and Cyprus, was picked as the original host entry to wow her own audience. And she did that really well. How this ever finished ninth – it’s a crime against humanity. 2006 was a strong year, it has to be said, but let’s give Greece this victory.
Time for us to travel to Athens. A year late, I know.

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Nick van Lith

I'm one of the founding members of ESCXTRA.com. Eleven years after the start, I'm proud to say that I am now the Editor-in-Chief of this wonderful website. When I'm not doing Eurovision stuff, you should be able to find me teaching German to kids... And cheering on everything and everyone Greek, pretty much. Pame Ellada!

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