No big stars have won the Eurovision Song Contest before. Against all the expectations the songs have ended even in the last positions.
Cliff Richard holds a golden double for losing the first place. In 1968 probably all the British were sure that his song Congratulations will win. In addition the contest took place in their homeground, Albert Hall. Agains all expectations Spanish Massiel won with one point with a song La, la, la.
Richard couldn't succeed also five years later, when the final was held in Luxembourg. He performed Power To All Our Friends. Luxembourg won and Sir Cliff was left third.
Two years later the band Shadows didn't succeed much better. At the end of 50ies and 60ies they were very popular with their songs and instrumental songs. In 1975 they performed Let Me Be The One, but Dutch Ding Dinge Dong won instead.
In 1997 Russian star Alla Pugatshova entered the contest waiting for a place in top 3, but reached 15th place eventually. Pugatshovas' husband Filipp Kirkorov seem to have not taken a hint from his 17th place in Eurovision eighter as he has participated every year as a guest or just supporter. That's the case also this year.