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 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|
||Jahn Teigen||Do Re Mi||053||09|
||Sweet Dreams||I’m Never Giving Up||079||06|
||Riccardo Fogli||Per Lucia||041||11|
||Çetin Alp and the Short Wave||Opera||000||19|
||Remedios Amaya||¿quién Maneja Mi Barca?||000||19|
||Mariella Farré||Io Così Non Ci Sto||028||15|
||Christie Stassinopoulou||Mou Les||032||14|
||Bernadette||Sing Me A Song||066||07|
||Stavros and Constantina||I Agapi Akoma Zi||026||16|
||Hoffmann und Hoffmann||Rücksicht||094||05|
||Gry Johansen||Kloden Drejer||016||17|
||Armando Gama||Esta Balada Que Te Dou||033||13|
||Pas de Deux||Rendez-vous||013||18|
||Corinne Hermès||Si La Vie Est Cadeau||142||01|