The Most Memorable Eurovision Outfits Of All Time

Eurovision is known as much for the, shall we say, questionable costumes as it is for the music.

In the lead up to the 2018 grand finale, we take a look back at the outfits burned forever into our memories – from success story Abba, to… er, everyone else.

Never forget.

Bucks Fizz from Britain, 1981

All the (primary) colours of the rainbow. 

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Verda Serduchka from Ukrania, 2007

Disco ball-meets-WW2 garrison caps. We’ll be in the bunker.

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D'Nash from Spain, 2007

This is 10 years too late to even be acceptable, guys.

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Jedward from Ireland, 2011

That hair. 

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Jedward again, 2012

Back again, in silver armour. 

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Ruslana from Ukraine, 2004

Ruslana: “So there’s this TV show called “Xena: Warrior Princess’…”

Costumer: “Say no more.”

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Scooch from Britain, 2007

Britney’s Toxic costume went to Butlin’s and it didn’t quite come back the same person.


Abba from Sweden, 1974

Velvet, yaaas. Ruffles, yaaaaas. Chained shoulder pads, YAAAAS.

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Eric Papilaya from Austria, 2007

Is this some kind of metaphor? The Austrian singer rising like a sequined phoenix out of the flaming ashes of dead dancers? WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

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Naviband from Belarus, 2017.

Just a lot of lace. 

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Yohanna from Iceland, 2009

Frozen before Frozen was even Frozen.

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Jordan from Britain, 2005

Ok so technically she didn’t make it through to the actual show, but Jordan – aka Katie Price’s bid for Eurovision glory in a latex catsuit with sparkly corset while heavily pregnant is TV history.


Joci Papai from Hungary, 2017.

Is a red bull near?

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Nina Kraljic from Croatia, 2016

So metallic. So futuristic. 

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Sakis Rouvas from Greece, 2004

Simon Cowell prepares his imaginary friends for attack.