Katrina from Katrina & the Waves
In 1997, the United Kingdom managed to get the established group Katrina & the Waves, known mainly for their super-hit "Walking on Sunshine" to compete to represent them in the Eurovision, and as we all know, the rest is history with an iconic victory. Hear a relaxed Katrina's hilarious story of how they ended up in the competition she knew almost nothing about and what happened in Dublin. We get to hear tales about drinking vodka with Mrs. Einstein, how she met and almost curtsied for the queen of Eurovision backstage (and no, we are not referring to Paul Oscar), how her onion-smelling stage outfit was chosen by coincidence and then ended up in the Belgian Eurovision museum in Antwerp (?) in this special 50th episode of Eurovision Legends. We also learn that she has tried several times to compete again, the last as recent as 2020, and about her Cher-impersonating Meat Loaf-style song in Melodifestivalen. We also get to hear all those songs and several more, and how she committed singing under influence during the winner's reprise. It doesn't get any better than this, cheers!
Legend: Katrina Leskanich from Katrina & the waves
Song: Love Shine a Light (United Kingdom 1997)
Host: Emil Löfström
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