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Eurovision 2018: Israel and France

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Eurovisionworld wishes Happy New Year with a look back on 2018: Eurovision, football, philosophy and TV series

"Nice che dice" (what Nietzsche says), is a song by Zucchero, Italian singer and exponent of Mediterranean blues. But seriously what says Nietzsche, the German philosopher, who has made the theory of eternal recurrence? He has said that events will recur again and again infinitely:

'This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more''

This is not a lesson of philosophy, but it seems that the thoughts about eternal recurrence is not only a philosophical theory or a theme faced in TV series like Dark (ops, maybe spoiler), but the eternal recurrence is also something which connects Eurovision and the world of football, precisely the world cup of football.

In fact, in 2018 we have had several events which also happened years ago.

This year Netta Barzilai from Israel won the 63rd edition of Eurovision Song Contest with her song Toy, bringing her country to win for the fourth time. This time 20 years from Israel's last victory.

Israel 2018: Netta, first rehearsal
Photo: Andres Putting/EBU

Also this year, the football world cup took place in Russia with France as the World champions – again after 20 years!

In fact in 1998, exactly 20 years ago, France won its first football world cup... and who won Eurovision in 1998? Israel, of course! It was Dana International and her Diva, giving Israel the third victory in Eurovision.

So, sometimes the words of Nietzsche are realised. Now we can say goodbye to 2018 and wait for what will happen in 2019 – or even 20 year's from now: 2038!

Happy 2019 to everyone!

Happy New Year to all people who supports us!

Happy New Year to our readers!

Happy New Year to who is reading this article and to those whom will never read!

Happy New Year and Happy Eurovision 2019!

About the author: Federico Gallicchio (Italy)

Federico Gallicchio is our Italian correspondent. He is a fan of Eurovision since 2010 and considers 'Fuego' by Eleni Foureira and 'Lovewave' by Iveta the best performances in the history of Eurovision



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