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 1988 Eurovision Song Contest saw the arrival of two singers which soon would be known all around the world: Céline Dion and Lara Fabian.The Eurovision Song Contest 1988 was the 33rd Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 30 April 1988 in Dublin. The presenters were Pat Kenny and Michelle Rocca. Future international superstar, the French-Canadian Celine Dion, then only famous in the French-speaking world, was the winner of this Eurovision with the song, “Ne partez pas sans moi”, composed by Swiss-Turkish composer Atilla Şereftuğ with lyrics by Nella Martinetti. This was the second victory, and as of 2012, the last for Switzerland. The first one was in 1956: “Refrain”, performed by Lys Assia. It was also the last time a song in French won the Contest, the language having dominated the event in earlier years.Switzerland’s entry Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi performed by Céline Dion beat the runner-up, the United Kingdom’s Scott Fitzgerald by just a single point. Before the last vote, the UK entry was leading with 136 points to Switzerland’s 131 but then Yugoslavia, the last country to vote, gave six points to Switzerland while ignoring the British song Go completely.
In 1988, 21 countries participated in the Eurovision Song Contest.Cyprus was drawn second to compete in Dublin and had selected the song ‘Thimame’ sung by Yiannis Dimitrou as their entry. However, at a late stage CyBC decided that the song was ineligible to represent them as it had been entered into the 1984 Cypriot selection, where it had finished in 3rd place. The venue of the 1988 contest was the same as in 1981, but this time, RTÉ managed to create a very special stage that created the illusion of a spage age-style grid which suggested that it was a huge arena with lots of lighting and special effects. Even nowadays, this set is still praised by experts.
|#||Representing country||Performer(s)||Song title, writer(s) and composer(s)||Points||Place|
||Tommy Körberg||Stad I Ljus||052||12|
||Boulevard||Nauravat Silmät Muistetaan||003||20|
||MFÖ||Sufi (hey Ya Hey)||037||15|
||La Década||La Chica Que Yo Quiero (made In Spain)||058||11|
||Yardena Arazi||Ben Adam||085||07|
||Céline Dion||Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi||137||01|
||Jump the Gun||Take Him Home||079||08|
||Maxi and Chris Garden||Lied Für Einen Freund||048||14|
||Wilfried||Lisa Mona Lisa||000||21|
||Hot Eyes||Ka’ Du Se Hva’ Jeg Sa’||092||03|
||Karoline Krüger||For Vår Jord||088||05|
||Reynaert||Laissez Briller Le Soleil||005||18|
||Luca Barbarossa||Ti Scrivo||052||12|
||Gérard Lenorman||Chanteur De Charme||064||10|
|Kirsten & Soren||Denmark||1984 & 1985 (as Hot Eyes)|
|Yardena Arazii||Israel||1976 (part of Chocolat,Menta,Mastik)|