11 and 95 years old: what were the performances of the youngest and the oldest participants in the Eurovision Song Contest and what places they took
In modern history, the Eurovision Song Contest is held among adults and children, but this was not always the case. Previously, schoolchildren competed at the level of experienced vocalists, so the age difference between the youngest and the oldest contestants is 84 years.
Their performances went down in the history of the song contest, but that does not mean that they were successful. OBOZREVATEL decided to tell about them (to see photos and videos, scroll to the end of the page).
The youngest participant of Eurovision
The youngest contestant in the history of the show was 11-year-old Nathalie Puck from Belgium. However, she represented not her own country, but one of the founding countries of the competition - France.
In 1989 she performed with the song J'ai Volé La Vie and placed 8th out of 22 contestants, scoring 60 points, which was a good result. Now the singer is 46 years old and her musical career is limited to musicals.
The oldest contestant in the Eurovision Song Contest
The oldest contestant was the 95-year-old Emil Ramsauer of the Swiss group Takasa. He performed on the Eurovision stage in 2013. The band did not make it to the final, but made history.
He was the bass player in the band and proved to the world that dreams can come true at any age. Eight years later he passed away at the age of 103. In the last years of his life the artist performed in nursing homes, inspiring with his energy and lust for life.
Previously OBOZREVATEL wrote about the performance for which the artist scored the most points in history, and which country he won. Read more about it in our article.
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