|1. Gimme - ONE (Cyprus)|
|2. Come Back - Jessica Garlick (United Kingdom)|
|3. Say a Word - Manuel Ortega (Austria)|
|4. SAGAPO - Michalis Rakintzis (Greece)|
|5. Europe's Living a Celebration - Rosa (Spain)|
|6. Sasvim Sigurna - Vesna (Croatia)|
|7. Northern Girl - Primier Ministr (Russian Federation)|
|8. Runaway - Sahlene (Estonia)|
|9. It Depends On Us - Karolina (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)|
|10. Lets Light a Candle Together - Sarit Hadad (Israel)|
|11. Dans le Jardin - Francine Jordi (Switzerland)|
|12. Never Let It Go - Afro-dite (Sweden)|
|13. Addicted To You - Laura (Finland)|
|14. Vis mig, Hvem du er - Malene W. Mortensen (Denmark)|
|15. Na Jastuku Dvoje - Maja Tatic (Bosnia & Herzegovina)|
|16. Sister - Sergio @ The Ladies (Belgium)|
|17. Il Faut du Temps - Sandrine FranÃ§ois (France)|
|18. I Can't Live Without Music - Corrina May (Germany)|
|19. Leylaklar Doldu Kalbime - Grup Safir (Turkey)|
|20. 7th Wonder - Ira Losco (Malta)|
See all 24 tracks on this disc
Flying the flag for the UK is Pop Idol contestant Jessica Garlick with a sweet MOR ballad showing what a great voice she has. Another one to watch out for is Greece's "tough" looking Michalis Rakintzis whose "SAGAPO" may draw comparisons to the high-art of Falco's "Rock Me Amadeus" in the mid-80. There are some decent non-tongue-in-cheek entries from Croatia's Vesna Pisarovic, the home country's Sahlene and, lest we forget, Sergio & the Ladies. A highlight apart from Aivaras' hair is Finland's Laura with the Kylie-disco sound of "Addicted to You" which could never be predicted as a winner but you never know.
Following on from Laura the album improves rapidly with each song as upbeat and fun as the next except for the pass-me-the-razor ballad of Monica & Marcel which is still good, but a touch depressing. This is a good collection of songs with a fantastic array of larger than life personalities and in the good spirit of Eurovision, plenty for Terry Wogan to sneer at. --David Trueman
Each year, the winning country gets to host the next year's contest and over the years have proved some amazing artists and spectacular performances.
Talinn was a good year full of quality artists. Of course there are always the joke entries - usually Germany for some reason however, winning can put your whole country on the tourist map - just like it did for Talinn and Riga the following year.
If you were to embark on a Eurovision introduction, I would suggest you try a compilation of winners and either 1993, 2002 or 2003 as they are extremely high quality and mostly in English.
Eurovision is unique - and remains one day in each year when Europe unites - and that can't be all bad can it?
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