Monday, April 3, 2017

HISTORY OF THE ESC. Part 28: 2010. Continues: tomorrow.
Caffé Latté  looks back on the key moments of Europe’s annual competition.
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After "Fairytale" achieved a record- breaking score in 2009, Eurovision returned to host city Oslo for the first time since the 1990s in the following year. Not even an erupting Icelandic volcano prevented the 39 participating entries from attending.
Belgium attracted the highest score in Semi Final 1. Turkey did the same in the second. The Grand Final produced a rare outcome. One of the "Big 4" countries emerged as the victor. German entry "Satellite", performed by Lena (Meyer- Landrut), finished with 246 points. Runner-up Turkey was way behind with 170.  The winning song reflected contemporary music trends. Lena's style was reminiscent of British pop singer Lily Allen. "Satellite" drew a positive response from a younger audience. The song became a chart hit in many countries.

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