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Summer goes and autumn leaves

22 September 2020 at 15:30 CEST
Sergey Lazarev - Scream (Russia 2019) Thomas Hanses
This year, 22 September is the September equinox, the day we say goodbye to summer in exchange for telltale signs of autumn: cooler weather, heavy clouds and falling leaves. To celebrate such an occasion, we're looking back on past Eurovision performances that, through their lyrics, staging and performance, make us want to bundle up for the changing season.

The September equinox, the moment when the sun will be exactly above Earth’s equator, is the day at which the hours of daylight and darkness are just about equal. In the northern hemisphere, this means we move from blazing sun and bright blue skies to tones of orange and auburn at earlier sunsets. We spend more time being cosy inside and listening, we hope, to songs that remind us of the season.

When we venture outside, autumn can leave us reaching for warmer coats and scarves and, depending on where you are, it can also leave you running for cover from looming rain clouds.

And sometimes, worse than that...although it appears that Vukašin Brajić doesn't mind.

But as we have come to learn from the Netherlands' The Common Linnets, there will be always be a Calm After The Storm.

It's in this type of calm that we can truly sit back and enjoy the changing colours around us in all their magic. North Macedonia's Daniel Kajmakoski serenades us through that feeling with his 2015 entry, Autumn Leaves.

Now, it wouldn't be Eurovision if we didn't also point to songs of weather at it's most dramatic. Along this line, we can't help but think of Russia's Sergey Lazarev who screamed his way through the rain in his 2020 performance in Tel Aviv.

With September 22 coming and going, it is safe to say summer is officially over. However, with a new Eurovision season on the horizon, there is nothing but excitement as 2020 passes into its next form. And while we wait for exciting Eurovision news to come, we can always go Dancing In The Rain with Spain's Ruth Lorenzo.

Which Eurovision song is your autumn anthem? Let us know in the comments below!