eurovision 1983

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 1983
ESC 1983 logo.png
Final date 23 April 1983
Venue Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle
Munich,West Gemany
Presenter(s) Marlene Charell
Conductor Dieter Reith
Director Raine Bertram
Host broadcaster West Germany ARD
Opening act Marlene Charell introducing each act andcalling all of them on stage together.
Interval act Marlene Charell
Number of entries 20
Debuting countries None
Returning countries

Withdrawing countries

participating countries

The Eurovision Song Contest 1983, the 28th in the series, was held in Munich, then West Germany, on 23 April 1983. The presenter was Marlene Charell. Corinne Hermes was the winner of this Eurovision with the song, “Si la vie est cadeau”. Luxembourg won the 1983 contest with the dramatic presentation of Si La Vie Est Cadeau by French singer Corinne Hermès which marked the country’s last victory to date. Unfortunately, Corinne’s winning song didn’t set the European charts alight and it was even outscored by the Swedish entry Främling and even the Yugoslav song by Daniel who recorded his song in English, called Julie then.This was Luxembourg’s fifth victory in the contest which equalled the record set by France in 1977. It was also the second year in a row where the winning entry was performed last on the night and the second year in a row in which Israel won 2nd place.
Toward the end of the voting, it became evident that Luxembourg was going to win, but early on, Germany, Sweden, and Yugoslavia all threatened to take Luxembourg’s lead, which they earned halfway through the jury vote. At one point, murmurs and boos arose from the crowd at the Greek jury’s decision to give host country Germany only one point.
The presenter of this year’s song contest was Marlene Charell who presented the performers in three languages, German, French and English, but she was very nervous and made 13 mistakes in the voting alone. She also mixed up the names of the performers and the conductors much to the displease of the artists. Due to the trilingual presentation, the contest lasted more than 3 hours for the first time ever.
Ofra Haza from Israel, who took the second place, had an enduring success with her song “Chai” which became a hit in Europe, launching her career. This year also marked the first performance of Sweden’s Carola Häggkvist, who took the third place and went on to win the contest in 1991 and represented her country again in 2006 (coming fifth). Her song, “Främling”, became very popular in Sweden and in various other European countries. In the Netherlands, the song reached the top five, coupled with a Dutch language version (“Je ogen hebben geen geheimen”) which was performed by Carola herself. The 4th placed “Džuli”, also became a hit in Europe. Singer Daniel released an English language version as “Julie”.
This year’s nul points were shared by Spain and Turkey.

# Representing country Performer(s) Song title, writer(s) and composer(s) Points Place
01 France

Flag of France
Guy Bonnet Vivre 056 08
02 Norway

Flag of Norway
Jahn Teigen Do Re Mi 053 09
03 United Kingdom

Flag of United Kingdom
Sweet Dreams I’m Never Giving Up 079 06
04 Sweden

Flag of Sweden
Carola Häggkvist Främling 126 03
05 Italy

Flag of Italy
Riccardo Fogli Per Lucia 041 11
06 Turkey

Flag of Turkey
Çetin Alp and the Short Wave Opera 000 19
07 Spain

Flag of Spain
Remedios Amaya ¿quién Maneja Mi Barca? 000 19
08 Switzerland

Flag of Switzerland
Mariella Farré Io Così Non Ci Sto 028 15
09 Finland

Flag of Finland
Ami Aspelund Fantasiaa 041 11
10 Greece

Flag of Greece
Christie Stassinopoulou Mou Les 032 14
11 Netherlands

Flag of The Netherlands
Bernadette Sing Me A Song 066 07
12 Yugoslavia

Flag of Yugoslavia
Danijel Dzuli 125 04
13 Cyprus

Flag of Cyprus
Stavros and Constantina I Agapi Akoma Zi 026 16
14 Germany

Flag of Germany
Hoffmann und Hoffmann Rücksicht 094 05
15 Denmark

Flag of Denmark
Gry Johansen Kloden Drejer 016 17
16 Israel

Flag of Israel
Ofra Haza Hi 136 02
17 Portugal

Flag of Portugal
Armando Gama Esta Balada Que Te Dou 033 13
18 Austria

Flag of Austria
Westend Hurricane 053 09
19 Belgium

Flag of Belgium
Pas de Deux Rendez-vous 013 18
20 Luxembourg

Flag of Luxembourg
Corinne Hermès Si La Vie Est Cadeau 142 01

Returning artists

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Guy Bonnet  France 1970
Jahn Teigen  Norway 1978,1982

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