eurovision 1978

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.

Eurovision Song Contest 1978
ESC 1978 logo.png
Final date 22 April 1978
Venue Palais des Congres
Presenter(s) Denise Fabre
Leon Zitrone
Conductor Francois Rauber
Host broadcaster France TF1
Interval act Stephane Grappelli and Oscar Peterson,
Yehudi Menuhin
Kenny Clarke
Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen

participating countries


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
01 Ireland

Flag of Ireland
Colm T. Wilkinson Born To Sing 086 05
02 Norway

Flag of Norway
Jahn Teigen Mil Etter Mil 000 20
03 Italy

Flag of Italy
Ricchi e Poveri Questo Amore 053 12
04 Finland

Flag of Finland
Seija Simola Anna Rakkaudelle Tilaisuus 002 18
05 Portugal

Flag of Portugal
Gemini Dai-li-dou 005 17
06 France

Flag of France
Joël Prévost Il Y Aura Toujours Des Violons 119 03
07 Spain

Flag of Spain
José Vélez Bailemos Un Vals 065 09
08 United Kingdom

Flag of United Kingdom
Co-Co The Bad Old Days 061 11
09 Switzerland

Flag of Switzerland
Carole Vinci Vivre 065 09
10 Belgium

Flag of Belgium
Jean Vallée L’amour ça Fait Chanter La Vie 125 02
11 Netherlands

Flag of The Netherlands
Harmony ‘t Is Ok 037 13
12 Turkey

Flag of Turkey
Nazar Sevinçe 002 18
13 Germany

Flag of Germany
Ireen Sheer Feuer 084 06
14 Monaco

Flag of Monaco
Caline and Olivier Toussaint Les Jardins De Monaco 107 04
15 Greece

Flag of Greece
Tania Tsanaklidou Charlie Chaplin 066 08
16 Denmark

Flag of Denmark
Mabel Boom Boom 013 16
17 Luxembourg

Flag of Luxembourg
Baccara Parlez-vous Français? 073 07
18 Israel

Flag of Israel
Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta Abanibi 157 01
19 Austria

Flag of Austria
Springtime Mrs. Caroline Robinson 014 15
20 Sweden

Flag of Sweden
Björn Skifs Det Blir Alltid Värre Framåt Natten 026 14

Returning artists

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Jean Vallee  Belgium 1970
Ireen Sheer  Germany 1974 (for Luxembourg)

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