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11/05/2018 15:10 BST | Updated 11/05/2018 16:05 BST

The Most Memorable Eurovision Outfits Of All Time

Is this some kind of metaphor? WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

Eurovision is known as much for the, shall we say, questionable costumes as it is for the music.

In the lead up to the 2018 grand finale, we take a look back at the outfits burned forever into our memories - from success story Abba, to... er, everyone else.

Never forget.

  • Bucks Fizz from Britain, 1981
    Bucks Fizz from Britain, 1981
    Photoshot via Getty Images
    All the (primary) colours of the rainbow. 
  • Verka Serduchka from Ukranie, 2007
    Verka Serduchka from Ukranie, 2007
    SVEN NACKSTRAND via Getty Images
    Disco ball-meets-WW2 garrison caps. We'll be in the bunker.
  • D'Nash from Spain, 2007
    D'Nash from Spain, 2007
    SVEN NACKSTRAND via Getty Images
    This is 10 years too late to even be acceptable, guys.
  • Jedward from Ireland, 2011
    Jedward from Ireland, 2011
    Sean Gallup via Getty Images
    That hair. 
  • Jedward again, 2012
    Jedward again, 2012
    Pablo Blazquez Dominguez via Getty Images
    Back again, in silver armour. 
  • Ruslana from Ukraine, 2004
    Ruslana from Ukraine, 2004
    Christopher Furlong via Getty Images
    Ruslana: "So there's this TV show called "Xena: Warrior Princess'..."

    Costumer: "Say no more."
  • Scooch from Britain, 2007
    Scooch from Britain, 2007
    HEIKKI SAUKKOMAA via Getty Images
    Britney's Toxic costume went to Butlin's and it didn't quite come back the same person.
  • Abba from Sweden, 1974
    Abba from Sweden, 1974
    Imagno via Getty Images
    Velvet, yaaas. Ruffles, yaaaaas. Chained shoulder pads, YAAAAS.
  • Eric Papilaya from Austria, 2007
    Eric Papilaya from Austria, 2007
    Johannes Simon via Getty Images
    Is this some kind of metaphor? The Austrian singer rising like a sequined phoenix out of the flaming ashes of dead dancers? WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
  • Naviband from Belarus, 2017.
    Naviband from Belarus, 2017.
    NurPhoto via Getty Images
    Just a lot of lace. 
  • Yohanna from Iceland, 2009
    Yohanna from Iceland, 2009
    Oleg Nikishin via Getty Images
    Frozen before Frozen was even Frozen.
  • Jordan from Britain, 2005
    Jordan from Britain, 2005
    REX
    Ok so technically she didn't make it through to the actual show, but Jordan - aka Katie Price's bid for Eurovision glory in a latex catsuit with sparkly corset while heavily pregnant is TV history.
  • Joci Papai from Hungary, 2017.
    Joci Papai from Hungary, 2017.
    Michael Campanella via Getty Images
    Is a red bull near?
  • Nina Kraljic from Croatia, 2016
    Nina Kraljic from Croatia, 2016
    Vyacheslav Prokofyev via Getty Images
    So metallic. So futuristic. 
  • Sakis Rouvas from Greece, 2004
    Sakis Rouvas from Greece, 2004
    AP
    Simon Cowell prepares his imaginary friends for attack.