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 1985 was the 30th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 4 May 1985 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The presenter was Lill Lindfors, and Norwegian duo Bobbysocks! was the winner of this Eurovision with the song “La det swinge”.
This year, the Netherlands chose to withdraw from the contest because it collided with the country’s national Rememberance Day. Yugoslavia also decided to stay home because of a national holiday. Israel and Greece returned to the contest so the number of participants was 19 again, just as in the previous year. The set in Gothenburg’s Scandinavium was very modern and bigger than any venue before.
During the voting, it was not immediately evident that Norway would win the Contest. Germany took a commanding lead in the first half, with Norway fifth place behind Germany, Sweden, Italy and the United Kingdom around the end of the first half of voting. Finally, with five juries left, Germany, Sweden and Norway were tightly wrapped around the pole positions with 87, 86, and 85 points respectively.At that point, Sweden briefly took the lead away from Germany (who received no points from Switzerland). Sweden was the fourth-to-last jury, conceding their brief lead by awarding Germany eight points and Norway the full twelve. With only three countries left to vote, Norway kept the lead, in one of the shortest winning stretches during voting in the Contest’s history.
Also is this year known to be the year in the History of the Eurovision Song Contest, where most of artists, 13 at all, made a comeback. The contest was hosted by former participant Lill Lindfors who shocked the audience with an act in which it seemed that her skirt was torn off. This was of course well-rehearsed, and remains one of the most-remembered highlighs in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest. She also congratulated the Norwegian team by saying: “I’m so pleased you won. Norway so often loses.
|#||Representing country||Performer(s)||Song title, writer(s) and composer(s)||Points||Place|
||Maria Christian||Wait Until The Weekend Comes||091||06|
||Sonja Lumme||Eläköön Elämä||058||09|
||Lia Vishy||To Katalava Arga||015||16|
||Hot Eyes||Sku’ Du Spør Fra No’n||041||11|
||Paloma San Basilio||La Fiesta Terminó||036||14|
||Roger Bens||Femme Dans Ses Rêves Aussi||056||10|
||MFÖ||Di Dai Di Dai Dai (a’sik Oldum)||036||14|
||Linda Lepomme||Laat Me Nu Gaan||007||19|
||Adelaïde||Penso Em Ti, Eu Sei||009||18|
||Izhar Cohen||Olé Olé||093||05|
||Al Bano and Romina Power||Magic, Oh Magic||078||07|
||Bobbysocks||La Det Swinge||123||01|
||Mariella Farré and Pino Gasparini||Piano Piano||039||12|
||Kikki Danielsson||Bra Vibrationer||103||03|
||Gary Lux||Kinder Dieser Welt||060||08|
||Margo, Franck Olivier, Diane Solomon, Ireen Sheer, Malcolm Roberts and Chris Roberts||Children, Kinder, Enfants||037||13|
|Gary Lux||Austria||1983 (member of Westend)|
|Lia Vissi||Cyprus||1980 (member of Epikouri, for Greece)|
|Izhar Cohen||Israel||1978 (winner)|
|Al Bano & Romina Power||Italy||1976|
|Ireen Sheer||Luxembourg||1974,1978 (for Germany)|
|Hanne Krogh (part of Bobbysocks)||Norway||1971|
|Elisabeth Andreassen (part of Bobbysocks)||Norway||1982 (for Sweden, part of Chips)|
|Kikki Danielsson||Sweden||1982 (part of Chips)|
|Pino Gasparini||Switzerland||1977 (part of Pepe Lienhard Band)|