You wonder why some countries have lost their way. Those troupers that have been trying for years with a small degree of success. Then those jumped-up newcomers appear and achieve results some old timers can only dream of.
But back in the day some countries - particularly the big five - were always up there in the mix. And not just because they were always there. So here's a flashback to 1986, when the contest was in Superman's ice palace. Birthday Ingrid Peters cut a winsome figure, and turned her song into a classic, despite it finishing eighth. The sing starts at 1.30.
Ingrid is today.
Frohe Geburtstag, Ingrid!