Ana Matronic's Eurovision trailblazers

Tuesday 14 May 2013, 17:56

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When you think of the Eurovision Song Contest, you might not always think of ground breaking music, or performances that push the envelope style-wise. But amongst the ballads and Euro-floor fillers there have always been acts brave enough to do their own thing, to break from convention, the acts that have danced to a different beat. We asked BBC Three presenter and Scissor Sisters’ singer Ana Matronic to delve down into the archive and pick her top five Eurovision trail blazers.

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Do you agree with Ana’s choices? Which acts would you add to the list?


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    Comment number 3.

    I agree the Ana Matronic is a weak presenter. Also, the BBC should be promoting British talent rather using an american presenter to represent the United Kingdom in a European competition.

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    Comment number 8.

    Ana Matronic is absolutely terrible, and she looks as bad as she sounds. And to start off complaining about the Swedish host's accent..................................

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    Comment number 9.

    Yes, what does this American lady do in a European competition? Sure the BBC could do better than this! To complain about the Swedish presenter´s accent is unfair - I would love to hear Ms Matronic´s French or, even better, Swedish...

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    Comment number 12.

    Poor presenter. Has a few stock phrases which she keeps using about guys being cute etc but her lack of Eurovision knowledge really handicaps her. Paddy O Connell was ten times better,

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    Comment number 14.

    I'm the British writer of the Belarus entry 'Solayoh' currently ranked 16 to 1 by some bookies, which means that it has a marginally better chance than Bonnie Tyler's 'Believe in me'. I would dearly love to participate in any 'Eurovision' programme or debate but unfortunately writers are not given the opportunity on any channel. I'm not going to Malmo because although I support the song and the artist I don't like the Belarusian record on human rights.


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