Euro Treasure

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ABBA's rivals at the 1974 contest met their Waterloo

When Estonia won last year's Eurovision Song Contest, its citizens poured onto the streets to celebrate. It was as if they had won the World Cup or even a war. Said then Prime Minister Mart Laar: "We are no longer knocking at Europe's door. We are walking through it, singing."

This Saturday, it's curtains up again for the show that gets usually sane leaders to make such bizarre boasts. Two dozen countries will vie for victory at the 47th Eurovision Song Contest, held this year in Tallinn. The contest is to music what figure skating is to the...

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