Episode 73 – “1998: Cowbell, Double Wogan, and the Diva We Needed”

WE ARE BACK! We’ve moved house, copped a flooded room, survived the rest of 2021 covid free, and haven’t even finished building the booth! Hello 2022, and 1998!

In this episode, we chat about host city Birmingham, the two hosts of 1998, the postcards, the controversies, the fashion at Eurovision 1998, the interval act, European and Australian news, what was happening in entertainment, the WTF and OMG moments of the contest, the voting, and play our top 10 of 1998 based on a jury of two.

Songs Include:

Où Aller – Marie Line (France)

Se Eu Te Pudesse Abraçar – Alma Lusa (Portugal)

Mere Lapsed – Koit Toome (Estonia)

Kärleken Är – Jill Johnson (Sweden)

Alltid Sommer – Lars Fredriksen (Norway)

Guildo Hat Euch Lieb! – Guildo Horn (Germany)

Dis Oui – Mélanie Cohl (Belgium)

Hemel En Aarde – Edsilia (The Netherlands)

Where Are You? – Imaani (United Kingdom)

Diva – Dana International (Israel)

The Yoda Beanie of Doom then gave us the next year for Season Three:

We’re heading to Millstreet for 1993!

If you like what we do, you can shout us a coffee https://ko-fi.com/windmachinepodcast. Every $3 goes towards the running costs of this podcast. Thanks to Jay for the coffees and your support even when we were off the air!

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Legal and Licencing Notice:

“We at Wind Machine Podcast have taken every legal step allowed to us to present this podcast with a current APRA licence and we claim “Fair Use” for the music played.

We are not affiliated with the EBU (European Broadcasting Union), its partners, or SBS (Special Broadcasting Service). We are just fans.”

Intro and Indents provided by Shock Wave SoundInto The Lights by Global Sound System.

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