Eurovision 2015: The worst fashion disasters through seven decades

The famous song contest has also entertained us with its flamboyant sense of style and these outfits that made history

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Whilst most Eurovision songs have long been forgotten, plenty of the hilarious outfits worn by its contestants have made history.

The famous song contest is well known for its flamboyant sense of style, which has entertained the crowds during seven decades.

From Celine Dion’s perm in 1988, to Jedward’s armoured onesies in 2012, Lordi’s Halloween costumes in 2006, Bucks Fizz's rainbow-inspired outfits in 1981 and Scooch’s  PanAm-inspired attires last year, Eurovision has seen it all: sequins, perms, feathers, ridiculous headgear and superhero costumes.

Jedward perform 'Lipstick' in 2011 in Ireland wearing matching red crystal-embellished jackets

With the semi-finals kicking off next Tuesday 19th May and the grand final on Saturday 23rd, millions of viewers are expected to tune in when another batch of eccentric musicians will hit the stage in Vienna, Austria.

To prepare for it, we take a look back at previous years’ wardrobe malfunctions, from the Swedish host Lill Lindfors’s ripped dress in 1985, male group InCulto stripping off to reveal tight glittery underwear and Nonstop’s risque version of Girls Aloud outfits.

Lill Lindfors' skirt caught as she walked on stage

Abba is probably the exception in this list of costumes that have upstaged the music – almost everyone remembers their huge hit Waterloo, but what about their colourful fashion?

No doubt the 2015 show will provide a few new additions to the Eurovision fashion disaster hall of fame.