Morten Thomassen writes today about ROCK BOTTOM, one of several times the United Kingdom ended in second place at the Eurovision song contest. ESC Covers google translated it from Norwegian to English.
We are inside a small British steam and it is not surprising since they have heaps of second places.
This second place came on home soil back in 1977.
“Rock Bottom” was the song’s name and it was the duo Lynsey de Paul and Mike Moran who performed.
They had to appear as Arch-British as possible and conductors used an umbrella as a conductor’s cane, among other things.
The 15 points the 1977 home favorites fell short of winning was up to the last contribution to have won for France.
However, down to third place where we found Ireland it was only 2 points.
The ones who really hit rock bottom this year were our Swedish friends who, for the only time so far, ended up in last place all by themselves.
Lynsey de Paul had her heyday as an artist in the 70s, but she released music until her death in 2014, although it may seem that she preferred to be a composer.
Mike Moran is still going strong even though he has reached the respectable age of 74 years.
He tried his hand at an entry in the British final in 1990, but it only came in 5th place.
Like Lynsey, it may seem that Mike has preferred to be behind the scenes in the musical universe and he has done his best as a composer and record producer.
He has written theme music for many TV series and he was a producer on the album “Barcelona” with Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe.
So the question is whether an ESC participation is something to try again for the well-grown Mr. Moran.