6 October – Long live, erm, whatever you want

You’ve heard the rest, now hear one of the best. You know how we bang on about 1985 being the best contest ever? If you’ve never watched it all the way through, then you should. It’s a roller-coaster of quality from start to finish (OK, maybe apart from Guitars Unlimited), with an excellent crop of songs, a consummate host and a close finish.

One of those songs has stood the test of time, even though it didn’t do that well in Göteborg. That comes from today’s birthday girl, Sonja Lumme.

Today’s song is, arguably, one of the best songs of this contest and possibly of its decade.

Sonja is 55 today.

Hyvää syntymäpäivää, Sonja!