Welcome to week 4 of 52 Weeks of Eurovision, if you missed last week’s article on Riverdance you can find it here
This week we look back to 1996 when Australian born Singer Gina G (Gina Gardiner) represented the UK at the contest in Oslo, Norway.
Gina, who had recently moved from her Brisbane home in Australia, won the chance to represent the UK after entering and winning ‘The Great British Song Contest’ that took place earlier that year.
The song ‘Ooh Aah…just a little bit’ is a high tempo, electronic dance track and was written and produced by British producer, Steve Rodway (also known as Motiv8), who is known for remixes of some great acts such as the Pet Shop Boys and The Spice Girls.
Whilst the song finished in 8th place at the contest, it reached number 1 in the UK chart and also went down well in the U.S, resulting in a Grammy award. The song contest crown this year was snatched by Eimear Quinn representing Ireland with ‘The Voice’.
In 2005, Gina made another attempt to enter the contest and competed against Katie Price and Javine Hylton. It was Javine that stole the show and went on to compete in the contest, finishing in 22nd place.
Here is Gina in her ‘glitter ball’ mini- dress…..an absolute feast for the eyes….if you look closely, you might see what she had for breakfast…