6 ESC entries to help you celebrate World Chocolate Day
So while much of Europe was gripped in World Cup football fever yesterday, many chocoholic fans were also celebrating the fact that 7th July was also World Chocolate Day today!
And it was a valid excuse to eat some delicious chocolate.
While we were also enjoying our guilty pleasure, here are six ESC songs „made of chocolate“ that helped us celebrate! Make sure you keep them on your chocolate playlist for next year!
1. Raffaëla Paton – Chocolatte (Netherland's national selection 2012)
We start with the song that featured in Netherland's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Raffaëla lost the duel against Joan Franka, who later won the right to represent Netherlands in Baku, with her song You And Me, finishing 15th in the second semifinal and failing to qualify.
And you won’t get too far
With any cho-cho-cho-cho-chocolate bar
The one thing that I’ll do
Is big and dark and comes with you
2. Monika Avenesyan - Choco Factory (Armenia , Junior Eurovision 2013)
Monika Avenesyan represented Armenia in Junior Eurovision 2013 Song Contest in Kiev with her upbeat song Choco Factory, with lyrics in both Armenian and English and chocolate-themed staging and costumes. The song finished at 6th place, out of 12 entries. The winner of the night was Malta (Gaia Cauchi – The Start).
Who wants a choco? I’ll bring you choco
Let’s chill with choco, la-la-la-la-la-lad
P.S. Surprise moment comes in the video below, at 1:32.
3. Chocolate, Menta, Mastik – Emor Shalom (Say Hello) (Israel 1976)
In this case, it's not the song that is chocolate-themed. It's the group from Israel - Chocolate,Menta, Mastik. They participated in ESC 1976 in The Hague, Netherlands, with their song Emor Shalom (Say Hello), placing 6th with 77 points. The contest winners were Brotherhood of Man, representing the United Kingdom with Save Your Kisses for Me.
4. Tó Cruz - Baunilha e chocolate ("Vanilla and chocolate") (Portugal, 1995)
Baunilha e chocolate was the Portuguese entry in the Eurovision song contest 1995, which took place in Dublin, Ireland. Performed by Tó Cruz, the song finished 21st out of 23 songs, with just 5 points. The Norwegian group Secret Garden won the contest with their song, Nocturne.
My sweetheart with white skin Amada de branca pele
You are the cream in my dark tea És nata no meu chá mate
It's sweeter than honey Tem mais paladar que o mel
A mixture of vanilla and chocolate Casar baunilha com chocolate
5. Tajči – Hajde da ludujemo (Let's go crazy) (Yugoslavia, 1990)
Hajde da ludujemo was the Yugoslavian entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1990 held in Zagreb. The song was performed by Tajči, the so called Yugoslavian Marilyn Monroe, and was sung in Serbo-Croatian language. It finished in 7th place with 81 points. Toto Cutugno was the winner with the song Insieme: 1992 (Together: 1992).
Your lips are like chocolate Tvoje su usne kao čokolada
And I like that To mi se dopada
6. Hanne Krogh - Lykken Er (Happiness is) (Norway 1971)
Hanne Krogh is well-known for winning the contest in 1985 as a part of the duo Bobbysocks!, with the song La Det Swinge (Let it swing). Lykken Er was her first of three appearances at the Eurovision song contest. It finished in 17th place with 65 points, leaving behind only Malta, in Maltese debut in the contest.
Happiness is an hour in the bath, warm chocolate Lykken er en time på badet, varm sjokolade
Which of these sweet songs do you like the most? And what is your favourite type of chocolate? Tell us in the comments below.