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The Myopic Eurovision and Little Peggy March






















Embrace Failure

Congratulations to Sweden on their Eurovision win. As for the UK, how long do we keep telling ourselves that failure to make a dent in Eurovision carries no shame? Perhaps it really is time to beat a dignified retreat.

Let's spare a thought today for another Eurovision also-ran — Little Peggy March. American-born Peggy aimed to represent West Germany at Eurovision in 1969, but was placed second in the national final. She then failed to represent the country again in 1975.

Here's Peggy with the most Eurovision-like song and video you might ever witness (though not part of the event):



And here she is performing the classic Losing My Touch, one of the greatest beat ballads of the 60s:


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