12 April – The bells will ring for you


We like to give you variety here at Oneurope. You can get a selection of views from the illustrious team on this year’s crop of stuff. And you can get a taste of times past. And since you’ve had a winner video and a random video, it’s high time I give you a vintage video. It never hurts to remember what the 2017 contest is built on. It’s orchestras, tuxedos, safe songs and solo performers.

Today’s birthday boy Τζίμης Μακούλης/Jimmy Makulis sadly died in 2007. He was a Greek performer but was huge in the Germanophone world. Hence him singing for Austria in 1961. To my untrained ear, I would have guessed he was an Austrian.

Jimmy would have been 82 today.