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.
The 24th Eurovision Song Contest was held outside the geographical area of
Europe for the first time. Jerusalem played the proud host of the annual European event, was held on 31 March 1979. The presenters were Daniel Pe’er and Yardena Arazi, and the event was staged at the International Convention Center. Representing Israel, Gali Atari and Milk and Honey were the winners of this Eurovision with the song, “Hallelujah”. This was a second victory in a row for Israel, it was also their second victory in the contest.
Turkey withdrew from the contest because it took place in Israel and many Arab countries put some pressure on Turkey not to go to Jerusalem.The country would have appeared 11th on stage (between Israel and France), represented by Maria Rita Epik and 21. Peron with the song “Seviyorum” (“I’m Loving”). However Turkey was forced to retire from the contest under pressure from Arab states who objected to a predominantly Muslim country taking part in a contest held in Israel.
Spain was the last country to cast its votes. At that moment Spain was in the lead with 1 point ahead of Israel, but the Spanish 10 points gave Israel its second victory. It was later rumoured Spain had deliberately given its points to Israel because they didn’t want to win themselves.
The German entry, performed by band Dschinghis Khan also went on to become a hit in several European countries, despite being heavily criticised in Germany itself. Germany’s neighbour Austria had a hard time though and came last. The entry, written by Peter Wolf and avantgarde artist André Heller about Jerusalem didn’t prove to be popular with the national juries. The Swiss contestants Peter, Sue & Marc had difficulties getting into the country and had to explain to customs exactly why they needed so many watering cans, hoses, bin bags and bottle openers which were needed for their refreshing performance on the Jerusalem stage.The Belgian singer Micha Marah was very unhappy with her song Hey Nana as this was selected against her will in the Belgian pre-selection. She refused to record the song and it remains one of the few songs in Eurovision Song Contest that don’t have a studio-version. Monaco decided to withdraw from the contest after their singer Laurent Vaguener only reached the 16th place and the principality would only return again 25 years later, in 2004.
As well as being broadcast live in the 19 competing countries the contest was broadcast in Romania, Turkey, Hong Kong and Iceland.
|#||Representing country||Performer(s)||Song title, writer(s) and composer(s)||Points||Place|
||Manuela Bravo||Sobe, Sobe, Balão Sobe||064||09|
||Matia Bazar||Raggio Di Luna||027||15|
||Tommy Seebach||Disco Tango||076||06|
||Cathal Dunne||Happy Man||080||05|
||Katri-Helena||Katso Sineen Taivaan||038||14|
||Laurent Vaguener||Notre Vie, C’est La Musique||012||16|
||Peter, Sue and Marc and Pfuri, Gorps and Kniri||Trödler Und Co.||060||10|
||Dschinghis Khan||Dschinghis Khan||086||04|
||Milk and Honey||Hallelujah||125||01|
||Anne-Marie David||Je Suis L’enfant-soleil||106||03|
||Micha Marah||Hey Nana||005||18|
||Jeane Manson||J’ai Déjà Vu ça Dans Tes Yeux||044||13|
||Black Lace||Mary Ann||073||07|
||Christina Simon||Heute In Jerusalem||005||18|
||Betty Missiego||Su Canción||116||02|
|Anne-Marie David||France||1973 (winner for Luxembourg)|
|Peter,Sue and Marc||Switzerland||1971,1976|