The 60th Eurovision is just over a month away

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So its a good time for everyone to educate themselves on the best bits of the contest’s history before it returns

Like the most important winners ever

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The Russian Grannies

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Don’t forget that Eurovison is the reason ABBA became famous

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Then there was the time Ukraine absolutely lost its mind

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The time Ireland lost its mind to an even greater extent and entered a puppet turkey

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Frankly choose any British entry from the least 15 years and you’ll see the United Kingdom lost its mind long ago

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There were the Greek fishermen singing about whisky

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The Romanian man affectionally dubbed ‘gay opera dracula’

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Iceland once entered a song that should have been the most obnoxious thing ever but was actually really darn catchy

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That Turkish ship

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After this song flopped the Czech Republic never entered again (though they are returning this year!)

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And France sung a song entirely about moustaches

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But its not all insanity, there are actually some genuinely beautiful songs sometimes – like Norway’s Alexander Rybak and his violin

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This slower, genuinely beautiful song from the Netherlands

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And of course, there is the Queen of Europe herself

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Eurovison everyone

Eurovision

What the fuck even goes on in Europe?