all time rank: the position that the country and the song have between all the eurovision songs
chart from the game vote for the best eurovision song.
For the first time in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest, Ireland hosted the event at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. Compared to 1970, the number of participants rose again to 18 as Finland, Norway, Sweden and Portugal all re-entered after a year of absence. Malta had its debut, so altogether 18 countries were present and the contest was broadcast in 29 countries.The small principality of Monaco on the other hand won for the first time with the song Un Banc, Un Abre, Une Rue by French-born Séverine, who then went on to have a successful career especially in Germany.
Groups of up to six people were allowed to perform for the first time, with the rule in previous contests of performing either solo or as a duet abolished.
The rule of performing either as single or duet was abolished: now groups of up to six persons were allowed to perform at Eurovision Song Contests.
In this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, a new voting system was created: two jury members – one of them had to be younger than 25 – had to award between 1 and 5 points to each song. This created some problems because some juries gave fewer points than others. For example, Luxembourg awarded 43 points altogether compared to France’s 107! This system meant that jury members could vote tactically, awarding few points and hoping to gain many.
The BBC were worried about the possible audience reaction to the British song due to the hostilities raging in Northern Ireland. They specifically selected a singer from Northern Ireland, Clodagh Rodgers who was popular in both the UK and Ireland to ease any ill-feeling from the Dublin audience. She reported receiving death threats from the IRA for representing the UK.
The contest was broadcast in Iceland, USA & Hong Kong few days later.Monaco’s win was their first and only victory. The song was performed by a French singer, living in France, sung in French, conducted by a French native and written by a French team. Séverine later claimed she never visited Monaco before or after her victory.
|#||Representing country||Performer(s)||Song title, writer(s) and composer(s)||Points||Place|
||Joe Grech||Marija L-maltija||052||18|
||Séverine||Un Banc, Un Arbre, Une Rue||128||01|
||Peter, Sue and Marc||Les Illusions De Nos Vingt Ans||078||12|
||Katja Ebstein||Diese Welt||100||03|
||Karina||En Un Mundo Nuevo||116||02|
||Serge Lama||Un Jardin Sur La Terre||082||10|
||Monique Melsen||Pomme, Pomme, Pomme||070||13|
||Clodagh Rodgers||Jack In The Box||098||04|
||Lily Castel and Jacques Raymond||Goeie Morgen, Morgen||068||14|
||Massimo Ranieri||L’amore è Un Attimo||091||05|
||Family Four||Vita Vidder||085||06|
||Angela Farrell||One Day Love||079||11|
||Saskia and Serge||De Tijd||085||06|
||Tonicha||Menina Do Alto Da Serra||083||09|
||Krunoslav Slabinac||Tvoj Djecak Je Tuzan||068||14|
||Markku Aro and Koivisto Sisters||Tie Uuteen Päivään||084||08|
||Hanne Krogh||Lykken Er…||065||17|