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.
Israeli TV didn’t want to host the 1980 Song Contest again even if they won it the year before on home ground.The Eurovision Song Contest 1980 was the 25th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 19 April 1980 in The Hague. The Hague was once more the host city for the song contest after both Israel and the United Kingdom declined to be hosts.The presenter was Marlous Fluitsma, although each song was introduced by a presenter from the nation represented.
Morocco joined the Eurovision family for the first (and so far only) time. It is rumoured that they were only brought in to replace Israel,participated with Samira, a star in all of the Arabian countries, but when her entry Bitakat Hob ended up at 18th position with just 7 points altogether, Moroccan TV decided that the country should not participate in the contest again. Turkey returned to the contest after one year’s absence and Monaco stayed home which meant that the total amount of participating countries amounted to 19 – just as in 1979.
Australian-born Johnny Logan representing Ireland was the winner of this Eurovision with the song, “What’s Another Year”. This was Ireland’s second time winning the competition, having won in 1970 with “All Kinds of Everything”.His 1980 victory brought him a number one hit in the UK and numerous television appearances across Europe. What’s another year received seven times the maximum of 12 point votes, ending up with 143 points in total.Germany were runners-up this year. They would finish in second place again the following year, finally winning it in 1982.
|#||Representing country||Performer(s)||Song title, writer(s) and composer(s)||Points||Place|
||Blue Danube||Du Bist Musik||064||08|
||Anna Vishy and the Epikouri||Autostop||030||13|
||Sophie and Magaly||Papa Pingouin||056||09|
||Samira Bensaïd||Bitakat Hob||007||18|
||Alan Sorrenti||Non So Che Darei||087||06|
||Bamses Venner||Tænker Altid På Dig||025||14|
||Tomas Ledin||Just Nu!||047||10|
||Sverre Kjellsberg and Mattis Hætta||Sámiid Ædnan||015||16|
|Prima Donna||Love Enough For Two||106||03|
||José Cid||Um Grande, Grande Amor||071||07|
||Profil||Hé, Hé M’sieurs Dames||045||11|
||Johnny Logan||What’s Another Year||143||01|
||Trigo Limpio||Qué Date Esta Noche||038||12|
|Maggie MacNeal||Netherlands||1974 (part of Mouth & MacNeal)|
|Paola del Medico||Switzerland||1969|