11 February – A garden on earth, isn’t that happiness?

We picked a French singer recently; one that you might not normally associate with our favourite TV show. Well today could be another one.

Back in 1971 everything changed. A new voting structure, preview videos, and a natty little venue in Dublin called the Gaiety Theatre. We saw a tiny principality win and another tiny country prop up the other end of the scoreboard. About half-way was today’s birthday boy Serge Lama (né Serge Chauvier), singing about his garden. Well, gardening is one of those untapped resources of songs. Maybe Carola could come back, singing about her gladioli. Or Sergey Lazarev and his snowdrops. The possibilities are endless.

Serge is 77 today.

Bonne anniversaire, Serge!