eurovision 1990

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 1990
ESC 1990 logo.png
Final date 5 May 1990
Venue Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall,Zagreb, Croatia,Yugoslavia
Presenter(s) Helga Vlahovic Brnobic
Oliver Mlakar
Conductor Igor Kulieric
Host broadcaster Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia   / Socialist Republic of Croatia
Opening act A short film “Zagreb: City of Music”
Interval act Yugoslav Changes – a film about tourism in the country.
Number of entries 22
Debuting countries None
Returning countries None
Withdrawing countries None

participating countries


The Eurovision Song Contest 1990, the 35th in the series, was held in Zagreb, Yugoslavia on 5 May 1990. The presenters were Helga Vlahović Brnobić and Oliver Mlakar.The fall of the European communism and the German re-unification was the main issue of the songs of the 1990 Eurovision Song Contest in Zagreb. The lyrics of several entries celebrated the revolution and democratisation that had occurred in central and eastern Europe in the preceding months, focusing especially on the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, such as in the Norwegian and Austrian entries.The Eurovision Song Contest 1990 was the first to implement an age rule.Toto Cutugno was the winner of this contest with the song “Insieme: 1992”. This was the second and most recent victory for Italy, the first one having been “Non ho l’età”, performed by Gigliola Cinquetti in 1964.Both the French and the Italian songs went on to be big hits in Europe and were played all summer long. Even nowadays, both songs are regarded as Eurovision evergreens.
Malta had wished to return to the contest for the first time in 15 years, but Eurovision rules prevented them from returning due to a maximum of 22 entries allowed to compete. A national final was held in Malta, which was won by Maryrose Mallia with “Our Little World of Yesterday”.
The Spanish performance was plagued by technical problems. First the backing track failed to play, then it was started too early. The delegation’s conductor completely lost control and the Spanish duo, Azúcar Moreno, left the stage. The second attempt was successful and the duo ended up in fifth place. The Belgian entrant, Philippe Lafontaine, reached the 12th place with his song Macédomienne. Afterwards, he refused to release the CD as the song was a love token for his Macedonian wife, however he did release it years later to help a refugee project in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Eurovision veteran, Serge Gainsbourg, wrote the French entry White And Black Blues performed by Joelle Ursull which was a spectacular multicultural song with lots of African drumming. It ended up sharing the second place with Ireland.
The 1990 contest was the first to feature an official mascot, called Eurocat, created by Joško Marušić. This mischievous purple cat popped up during the ‘postcards’ of each of the 22 entries, which also included travelogues of the country about to perform, in conjunction with the European Year of Tourism 1990.

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

Flag of Spain
Azúcar Moreno Bandido 096 05
02 Greece

Flag of Greece
Christos Callow and Wave Horis Skopo 011 19
03 Belgium

Flag of Belgium
Philippe Lafontaine Macédomienne 046 12
04 Turkey

Flag of Turkey
Kayahan Gözlerinin Hapsindeyim 021 17
05 Netherlands

Flag of The Netherlands
Maywood Ik Wil Alles Met Je Delen 025 15
06 Luxembourg

Flag of Luxembourg
Céline Carzo Quand Je Te Rêve 038 13
07 United Kingdom

Flag of United Kingdom
Emma Give A Little Love Back To The World 087 06
08 Iceland

Flag of Iceland
Stjórnin Eitt Lag Enn 124 04
09 Norway

Flag of Norway
Ketil Stokkan Brandenburger Tor 008 21
10 Israel

Flag of Israel
Rita Shara Barechovot 016 18
11 Denmark

Flag of Denmark
Lonnie Devantier Hallo Hallo 064 08
12 Switzerland

Flag of Switzerland
Egon Egemann Musik Klingt In Die Welt Hinaus 051 11
13 Germany

Flag of Germany
Chris Kempers and Daniel Kovac Frei Zu Leben 060 09
14 France

Flag of France
Joelle Ursull White And Black Blues 132 02
15 Yugoslavia

Flag of Yugoslavia
Tajci Hajde Da Ludujemo 081 07
16 Portugal

Flag of Portugal
Nucha Há Sempre Alguém 009 20
17 Ireland

Flag of Ireland
Liam Reilly Somewhere In Europe 132 02
18 Sweden

Flag of Sweden
Edin-Ådahl Som En Vind 024 16
19 Italy

Flag of Italy
Toto Cutugno Insieme: 1992 149 01
20 Austria

Flag of Austria
Simone Keine Mauern Mehr 058 10
21 Cyprus

Flag of Cyprus
Haris Anastasiou Milas Poli 036 14
22 Finland

Flag of Finland
Beat Fri? 008 21

Returning artists

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Ketil Stokkan  Norway 1986

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