The first semi-final of the 54th Eurovision Song Contest takes place today and so Hot Searches has scoured the past performers to find out which entrants made it big time or sank into obscurity.
Cream of the crop:
ABBA - winners 1974 with 'Waterloo'
Lulu - winner 1969 with 'Boom Bang-a-Bang'
Celine Dion - winner 1988 with 'Ne partez pas sans moi'
Bucks Fizz - winners 1981 with 'Making Your Mind Up'
Katrina and the Waves - winners 1997 with 'Love Shine a Light'
Scraping the barrel:
SCOOCH - 23rd of 24 entrants 2007 with 'Flying the Flag (for You)'
Teach In - winners 1975 with 'Ding A Dong'
Toto Cutugno - winner 1990 with 'All Together 1992'
Andy Abraham - 25th of 25 entrants 2008 with 'Even If'
Love City Groove - 10th of 23 entrants 1995 with 'Love City Groove'
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