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.
After having won in London in 1977, French Television organised the 1978 Eurovision Song Contest in Paris on the 22nd of April.fter having hosted the two previous contests in Cannes, French Television decided to host it in the capital Paris. A record of 20 countries participated this year. Denmark returned to the contest after 11 years of absence. Turkey also participated, and no country withdrew from the previous year. For the first time, the show was presented by two persons, Denise Fabre and Léon Zitrone. It was the first time contest was broadcast live in Dubai.
The contest was won by Izhar Cohen & the Alphabeta who represented Israel, with their song “A-Ba-Ni-Bi”.The winning entry is a love song sung in the Hebrew equivalent of Ubbi dubbi. Translation of the title it’s rendered “I love you” in English. This was Israel’s first Eurovision win. The win caused problems for several North African and Middle-Eastern nations that were televising the contest, even though they were not participating. When Israel became the clear winners during the voting, most of the Arabic stations ended their transmission of the contest. Jordanian TV finished the show with a photo of a bunch of daffodils on screen,later announcing that the Belgian entry (which finished second) was the winner. Norway finished last for the fifth time, gaining the first nul points during the current voting system was implemented in 1975.
Big European stars participated in the contest this year, despite all achieving only moderate success. Italy’s Ricchi & Poveri, only ending up 12th, went on to have a major success in Europe as part of the later wave of Italo-Pop. The popular singer for Germany, Ireen Sheer, also took part for the second time and came 6th beating Spain’s disco queens Baccara who sang for Luxembourg into 7th position.
This was the first Contest in which both Greece and Turkey participated.Denmark returned to the contest this year, for the first time since 1966.Along with the 20 participating countries, the show was also broadcast live in Yugoslavia, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Jordan, East Germany, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Dubai, Hong Kong, the Soviet Union and Japan.
|#||Representing country||Performer(s)||Song title, writer(s) and composer(s)||Points||Place|
||Colm T. Wilkinson||Born To Sing||086||05|
||Jahn Teigen||Mil Etter Mil||000||20|
||Ricchi e Poveri||Questo Amore||053||12|
||Seija Simola||Anna Rakkaudelle Tilaisuus||002||18|
||Joël Prévost||Il Y Aura Toujours Des Violons||119||03|
||José Vélez||Bailemos Un Vals||065||09|
||Co-Co||The Bad Old Days||061||11|
||Jean Vallée||L’amour ça Fait Chanter La Vie||125||02|
||Harmony||‘t Is Ok||037||13|
||Caline and Olivier Toussaint||Les Jardins De Monaco||107||04|
||Tania Tsanaklidou||Charlie Chaplin||066||08|
||Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta||Abanibi||157||01|
||Springtime||Mrs. Caroline Robinson||014||15|
||Björn Skifs||Det Blir Alltid Värre Framåt Natten||026||14|
|Ireen Sheer||Germany||1974 (for Luxembourg)|