TOP TEN: No. 3 and 2

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The sixth 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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As a message, please tell us a nickname (this one has not to be identical with your user name), a secret codeword (to avoid someone else submitting answers under your name) and a valid (!) Email address.

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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No. 3 – Five questions about Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest

  1. Between 1973 and 1976, songs were allowed to be performed in any language at the Eurovision Song Contest. Therefore, the Norwegian entries in those years were performed in Norwegian in the national finals but they were switched to English and French (1973) and English (1974-1976) in the Eurovision Song Contest. Only one other time, a Norwegian entry was performed in another language in the national final than at the Eurovision Song Contest. When did that happen?

    This question is worth 30 points.

  2. Anne Karine represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest three times. In fact, she achieved something that no other lead performer from any other country has ever achieved. What is it?

    This question is worth 24 points.

  3. Åse Kleveland represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1966. For (at least) two reasons her stage act can be considered a feminist revolution in the contest. What are they?

    This question is worth 34 points.

  4. The Norwegian entry in 1981 was called Aldri i livet and it finished last with nil points. Maybe the studio version of the song would have done better as it featured two very famous backing vocalists. Who were they?

    This question is worth 36 points.
  5. Apart from some backing vocalists who frequently return, no one was involved in as many Norwegian Eurovision Song Contest as Anita Skorgan. Three times she represented Norway as a lead singer, three times as a songwriter and once as a backing singer. When was the last time that she took part in a Norwegian national final as a songwriter?

    This question is worth 42 points.

No. 2 – Five questions about Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest

  1. German entries in the Eurovision Song Contest usually do not deal with political topics, although some national final entries did. When was the first time that a national final performance featured a voice impersonator of a German chancellor and what was the title of the song?

    This question is worth 49 points.

  2. In 1991, Germany was represented by a group called Atlantis 2000. Their victory in the national final was a major surprise. Even the host of the show seemed shocked and the band was booed off stage during the reprise of their winning song. However, this was not the first time that a winner of a German national final received this reaction from the audience. Who was the first one?

    This question is worth 43 points.

  3. Many of the postcards introducing the Eurovision Song Contest entries every year feature references to the country whose entry is coming up. Many of these symbols, like Portuguese wine and Dutch windmills, appeared many times but the German motives varied over the years and were sometimes not quite expected (e.g "Knackwurst from Germany" in 2000). Once, the German entry was introduced by a postcard referring to a famous story by Wilhelm Busch. When did that occur?

    This question is worth 45 points.

  4. The official compilation CD of a German national final for the Eurovision Song Contest featured twelve songs: The ten competing entries, the 2003 winner Everyway that I can and a 12th song that was never performed on stage in the national final. Why was this song included on the CD?

    This question is worth 46 points.

  5. In 1978, some people demanded that Germany should withdraw from the Eurovision Song Contest. Who were those people and why did they not want Ireen Sheer to compete in Paris? Hint: There were no political reasons for the complaint and we do not look for any names of the persons.

    This question is worth 44 points.


No. 5 – Five questions about Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest

  1. This was a double trick question. Jane Tempest is another pseudonym od David Brandes. But David Brandes is also a pseudonym so the birth name we were looking for is David Brändle. Because of the special character, we also accepted the answers David Brandle and David Braendle.

    This question was worth 22 points.

  2. Albano Carrisi was a backing singer for Switzerland in 2000. He filed a lawsuit against Michael Jackson over the song Will you be there, which was supposedly copied from I cigni di Balaka.

    This question was worth 28 points.
  3. The name we are looking for is Anita Kerr. She composed and conducted the 1985 Swiss entry and she was credited as a writer of the Madonna song Drowned world/Substitute for love as it sampled her song I follow the tigers.

    This question was worth 33 points.
  4. The reasons we were looking for were that it was Celine Dion's first recording in English and her first top ten hit in the United States. We also accepted other plausible answers like the song being her first hit all over Cananda and not only in Quebec.

    This question was worth 31 points.

  5. The only Swiss number one hit was Swiss lady in 1977.

    This question was worth 17 points.

No. 4 – Five questions about Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contet

  1. The correct answer here is 1993. He also returned as a member of the Belgian jury in the national final in 2006.

    This question was worth 39 points.
  2. It is Aava, the Finnish entry in 1998 which only includes six different words in it lyrics.

    This questions was woth 23 points.
  3. The song is called Dag vreemder man. It finished second in 1971 national final and it remains a classic.

    This question was worth 32 points.

  4. The answer we were actually looking for was that most Arab countries that showed the Eurovision Song Contest in 1978 stopped the transmission when it was clear that Israel would win. The day after, it was announced that Belgium, runner-up that year, had won. Therefore, some people in some countries may think that Belgium won for the SECOND time in 1986. We also accepted the answer that some people think that the 1986 entry should have been disqualified as Sandra Kim was lying about her age.

    This question was worth 35 points.

  5. She performed Non ho l'età, the Italian winning entry in 1964. There were various plausible reasons for her performing that song. The one were were originally looking for was the fact that Gigliola Cinquetti was the youngest winner until Sandra Kim won in 1986. We also accepted the answers that Sandra Kim has Italian roots and that the songs title means "I am not old enough", which might be seen as a reference to Sandra Kim being the youngest winner.

    This question was worth 37 points.

Tomorrow, the last five questions will be shown.

  • You can submit your answers FOLLOWING THE STEPS ABOVE until tomorrow, 12:00 CET.
  • If someone posts the answers or any hints in the reactions, he or she will get disqualified!