Many years ago I was happilly watching Eurovision when we held the ceremony in 1998 when Germany enterred with Guildo Hat Euch Lieb, it was mad but not quite at the level of Lordi this year. Two years later in 2000 there was the magnificent Stephan Raab and his nonsensical rap in German which sadly placed a mere 5th.
Clearly there is some even year rule on which Eurovision turns up moments of greatness. After all, 2002 has Sweden’s Roger Pontare enterring with a bizarre Billy Ocean esque song about being a native indian. Sadly it’s not on youtube and I suspect 2004 disproves this theory.