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Last Updated: Friday, 21 October 2005, 09:38 GMT 10:38 UK
In pictures: Best of Eurovision?

Sandie Shaw

The Eurovision Song Contest is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a show in Copenhagen, Denmark. Sandie Shaw was the first UK winner with Puppet On A String in 1967.

Cliff Richard performs Congratulations

Cliff Richard's Congratulations lost by a single point at London's Albert Hall in 1968. It will be one of 14 songs battling for the title of best Eurovision song ever in an official 50th anniversary show in Denmark on Saturday.

Abba after winning with Waterloo

Abba's winning song Waterloo catapulted them to global stardom in 1974. Their song will also feature in Saturday's competition.

Brotherhood of Man

Brotherhood of Man will perform their kitsch dance routine to Save Your Kisses For Me at the gala show.

Bucks Fizz

Bucks Fizz, who won in 1981 with the skirt-ripping Making Your Mind Up, are not in the official anniversary competition, but will also sing at the show.


Nicole's Ein bisschen Frieden (A Little Peace) brought home Germany's first win in 1982. The song was translated into six languages and topped the charts all over Europe.

Johnny Logan in 1987

Johnny Logan became the first artist to win the Eurovision title twice in 1987 with the ballad Hold Me Now. He first won the concert in 1980 with What's Another Year. Both songs are up for the ultimate title.

Celine Dion after she won the 1988 contest

Celine Dion may be one of the biggest-selling female artists of all time, but while she was a rising star she represented Switzerland in the 1988 contest, winning with Ne partez pas sans moi (Don't leave without me).

Dana International

Transsexual Dana International caused controversy in her home country of Israel in 1998 and emerged victorious with her song Diva. Her flamboyant performance will be repeated in Denmark.

Helena Paparaizou of Greece, who won the contest in 2005.

The official ultimate Eurovision song shortlist: Domenico Modugno; France Gall; Cliff Richard; Mocedades; Abba; Brotherhood of Man; Johnny Logan; Nicole; Celine Dion; Dana International; Olsen Brothers; Sertab Erener; Helena Paparaizou (above).

What is your favourite Eurovision song?
Sandie Shaw - Puppet on a String (1967)
Cliff Richard - Congratulations (1968)
ABBA - Waterloo (1974)
Brotherhood of Man - Save Your Kisses For Me (1976)
Bucks Fizz - Making Your Mind Up (1981)
Nicole - A Little Peace (1982)
Johnny Logan - Hold Me Now (1987)
Celine Dion - Don't Leave Without Me (1988)
Dana International - Diva (1998)
Helena Paparizou - My Number One (2005)
22383 Votes Cast
Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion


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