In 2012 several Eurostars left us. We will always miss them and oikotimes.com feels the need to pay tribute to them. We will always remember them and their Eurovision history will always remain written.
Hannie Lips, the host of the 1958 Eurovision Song Contest in Hilversum has passed away at the age of 88. Hannie Lips was one of the first Dutch television presenters and Eurovision opened many career opportunities for her afterwards.
The Danish participant from 1991, Anders Frandsen, has sadly passed away at the age of 51
The Spanish representative at the 1963 Eurovision Song Contest José Guardiola, has passed away, in Barcelona on April 8th.
Juan Carlos Calderón was a Spanish singer-songwriter and musician. He was the author of Eres Tú, which, interpreted by Mocedades, came second in the 1973 Eurovision Song Contest.
Jean-Pierre Hautier who has been the Francophone commentator for Belgian broadcaster RTBF since 1994 has passed away aged just 56.
Tonmi Lillman, the drummer with Finnish monster rock ensemble Lordi, which won the Eurovision song contest six years ago, has died at the age of 38, the group reported in February this year.
José Luis Uribarri (August 9, 1936 – July 23, 2012) was a Spanish television presenter and director for TVE. He was the Spanish commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest on 18 occasions between 1969 and 2010. He was widely known as ‘La voz de Eurovisión’, ‘The Voice of Eurovision’ in Spain.
R.I.P.: we miss you guys