24 January – Humming about everything that you have given me

Do you want a home entry? Do you? Of course you do. The home entrants are an even more select bunch than the winners, so we should celebrate them. After all, they get the chance to travel from their home country all the way to… their home country.

Today’s home entrant’s song is one of those we don’t see very much, mainly because it’s from the fables 1964 contest from which only a small amount of video footage exists. There are more stills, and some even in colour now, so that’s clearly a step in the right direction. Bjørn beat other Eurovision almuni in his national final held at the Tivoli, and finished ninth in the big show, also at the Tivoli. Watch his pleasant song via the gift of colour snaps. Go on, I dare you.

Bjørn is 83 today.

Tillykke med fødselsdagen, Bjørn!