esctoday.com TOP TEN: No. 7 and 6

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The sixth esctoday.com TOP TEN list continues today with another ten questions of our special trivia quiz. You can read below how to take part!

This is how the quiz will work:

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To give the quiz kind of a frame, the questions are about the ten countries that had the most entries in the Eurovision Song Contest: France, Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain and Finland. (Portugal and Ireland had as many entries as Finland but as Finland had the earlier debut, we decided to put that country in the top ten). About each country there will be five questions so there will be 50 questions in total. The ranking is based on how hard the questions are! The easiest questions is worth one point, the hardest question is worth 50 points. Of course, we expect you to use the internet to solve the questions!

You can submit your answers via the contact form above until the next day, 12:00 CET. Please always put Quiz answers as subject and pick News to report under concerning. As a message, tell us your nickname and your codeword as well as your answers to the questions. The answers to the previous questions will always be revealed the next day. A full ranking with all contestants (including the winners of course) will be shown next Saturday.

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TODAY'S QUESTIONS

No. 7 – Five questions about the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest

  1. Teddy Scholten, who sadly passed away this April, was the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1959 in Cannes. She also recorded Een beetje in other languages but on the other hand, she also recorded a Dutch cover versions of another two Eurovision Song Contest entries that year, one of them as a duet with her husband Henk. Which ones were they?

    This question is worth 25 points.

  2. A band called Airforce, which was made up of Frizzle Sizzle member Laura Vasblom and various former national final contestants, took part in the Dutch national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2005. Who was/were the writer(s) behind their song How does is feel?

    This question is worth 16 points.

  3. The final scoreboard shown at the end of the Eurovision Song Contest 1996 was inocrrect. It looked like the Netherlands were in eighth place as six points were missing in their score. What was the reason for that?

    This question is worth 27 points.

  4. The 2006 Dutch national final saw three acts competing with three songs each. There were two rounds of voting and in the first round, an expert jury determined the best song by each act. One of the jury members did not want to vote for any of Maud's three songs as he thought none of them was good enough for Eurovision. What was the name of that jury member?

    This question is worth 29 points.

  5. A former televised music contest which was very popular in the Netherlands is the Soundmixshow, which was later also turned into an international contest. How many contestants that competed in the original Dutch version of the show also represented the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest and what are their names?

    This question is worth 21 points.


No. 6 – Five questions about Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest

  1. The person who conducted the most Eurovision Song Conte entries is without a doubt Noel Kelehan from Ireland. The conductor who follows in second place is Finland's Ossi Runne. Until he retired in 1992, he was very successful in his country both as a orchestra leader and as a trumpeter. He also composed the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1966, Playboy. There was another job concerning the Eurovision Song Contest that he did (twice) for Finland: Which one was it?

    This question is worth 12 points.

  2. When Finland won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006, it did not only mean that hell had supposedly frozen but also that the contest would be held in Helsinki for the first time the year after. In order to celebrate this unique event, the Finnish postal office released four special stamps. One of them was showing the logo of the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, the other three stamps showed various Finnish representatives in the competion. Who were they?

    This question is worth 40 points.

  3. Finland was often not very successful in the Eurovision Song Contest. A commonly mentioned possible reason for this was the Finnish language, which is not related to most of the other languages in Europe and therefore might sound a bit strange in some ears. In 1990, Finland tried something else by sending a song in Swedish, their second official language, to the contest. This was no success as Fri? finished equal last with eight points only. This last place is quite remarkable for another statiscal reason. Which one is it?

    This question is worth 19 points.

  4. Eurovision Song Contest lyrics are not always highly lyrical. However, there were some true poets among the lyricists who took part over the last 55 years. One of the Finnish lyricists, who is also a poet, had a songwriter award named after him or her in 2003. What is his or her name?

    This question is worth 26 points.

  5. Many of the Finnish entries were also recorded in other languges. While lyrics in other languages often pick up the theme of the original lyrics, sometimes they are completely different. One Finnish entry was recorded by the original language in a different language with a new version making a suggestion how to insulate floors and ceilings. Which Finnish entry was that and what was the reason for this rather strange new recording?

    This question is worth 15 points.


THE ANSWERS TO YESTERDAY'S QUESTIONS

No. 10 – Five questions about the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest

  1. The rule we were looking for was the "age rule". Since 1990, all performes on stage have to be at least 16 years old. Emma was only 15 but the was allowed to compete by the way of exception as she turned 16 very soon after the contest.

    This question was worth 1 point.
  2. The two singers are 1964 UK representative Matt Monro who has recorded the first James Bond theme with lyrics From Russia with love the year before as well as 1969 winner Lulu, who recorded the theme song to the 1974 film The man with the golden gun.

    This question was worth 2 points.

  3. In autumn 1983, English football hooligans caused a riot in Luxembourg, where the Eurovision Song Contest 1984 would be held, which was most likely the reason for the reaction from the audience. We also did accept the answer that the song was considered plagiarism of the Supremes classic Baby love.

    This question was worth 6 points.
  4. This song is called Solitaire, both in the English and French version.

    This question was worth 7 points.

  5. They were Cheryl Baker as part of CoCo in 1978 and as part of Bucks Fizz in 1981 as well as Sally Ann Triplet as part of Prima Donna in 1980 and as part of Bardo in 1982.

    This question was worth 5 points.

No. 9 – Five questions about Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contet

  1. Since 1999, no Thomas G:son song took part in the televised stages of Melodifestivalen in 2000 and 2008.

    This question was worth 4 points.

  2. Actually, none of the four Swedish winning song reached the top of the official Swedish single charts. The Swedish version of Waterloo peaked at number two and the English version reached number three. Diggiloo-diggiley was also a number two hit, Fångad av en stormvind reached number three and Take me to your heaven reached number two. Some of the winning songs reached the top of the hitlist Svensktoppen created by a Swedish radio station, but not on the official sales charts.

    This questions was 8 points.
  3. Britt Inger-Dreilick performed a song called Hösten är vår (Autumn is ours) in the first Swedish national final in 1959.

    This question was worth 10 points.

  4. In 1971, there were five semi finals with the same three artists competing. Family Four happened to win all five semi finals and therefore they performed all songs in the national final.

    This question was worth 9 points.

  5. The last ABBA single co-written by Stig Anderson was The name of the game in 1977. We also accepted the answer I wonder (Departure) as this was the B-side of that single.

    This question was worth 13 points.

No. 8 – Five questions about Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest.

  1. The correct answer is Ainhoa Cantalapiedre, who also took part in the 2010 Spanish national final. She won the final of the 2002/2003 season of Operación Triunfo on 27th January 2003. The top three all performed several songs in the actual Spanish national final and Beth was sent to Riga with Dime.

    This question was worth 3 points.

  2. The 1982 Eurovision Song Contest was held in the United Kingdom. During the time of the contest, the Falklands was was fought between the host country and Argentina. As tango is a symbol of Argentina, the choice of a song in that style was controversial as it could have been misunderstood for a political statement.

    This question was worth 14 points.
  3. Until 1971, only duos and solo performers were allowed to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest and therefore, TNT were not eligible for participation. That is why Nelly was named as lead singer and Tim and Tony were presented as backing singers.

    This question was worth 11 points.

  4. Massiel performed the second last chorus in English, replacing the la la las with "He gives me love, la la la/I feel his arms wrapped around me/ He give me love, la la la…". We accepted all answers that stated that the la la las were replaced by actual words or that the the song was partly performed in English.

    This question was worth 18 points.

  5. This was a tricky one. Many remembered that Domenico Modugno had to perform Nel blu dipinto di blu twice due to technical difficulties in 1958. However, there were two other entries that were performed entirely twice the same evening without having won as in 1959, the top three all reprised their songs at the end of the show. Therefore Sing little birdie and Oui oui oui oui also had to be mentioned here.

    This question was worth 20 points.

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