Today we are looking back at Eurovision songs through the years, which are somehow related to all things blue!
L’amour Est Bleu - Vicky Leandros (1967)
In 1967 Vicky Leandros represented Luxembourg with the song L’amour Est Bleu. The ballad, which translates as Love Is Blue, describes the pleasure and pain of love in terms of colours (blue and grey). It finished fourth in the contest and was covered several times through the years. Vicky would go on to win the Eurovision Song Contest five years later with the song Apres Toi.
Unsubstantial Blues - Magdi Rúzsa (2007)
Love Song - Blue Café (2004)
The 2004 Eurovision Song Contest took place in Istanbul. Poland automatically qualified for the Grand Final after scoring a top ten placing the previous year. Blue Café flew the flag for Poland with their entry Love Song. After the scoring Poland had amassed 27 points leaving Blue Café in 17th place.
Blue and Red - ManuElla (2016)
Nel blu dipinto di blu - Domenico Modugno (1958)
If some songs left us feeling blue, some artists certainly looked it. Blue has been the colour of choice for many artists throughout the years. The dark shade of navy blue for Ukraine's Jamala proved to be lucky when she went on to win the contest in 2016.
Iceland's Yohanna wore a long blue dress when she finished second in 2009 with Is It True? There are also the artists for which blue was far from a lucky charm, but that's a different story, for a different day!
The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is less than four months away and the weather in Lisbon is likely to be warm and sunny - worth remembering on this Blue Monday.