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.
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The Eurovision Song Contest 1991 was the 36th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 4 May 1991 in Rome. Due to the Gulf War and mounting tensions in Yugoslavia, RAI decided to move the contest from Sanremo to Rome, which was perceived to be more secure.Malta took the open spot which meant that the country was back for the first time since 1975. The Netherlands did not participate in this contest as it conflicted with the Remembrance of the Dead national holiday.The winner of the previous year and the co-host of this year, Toto Cutugno, had big difficulties with the pronunciation of the song titles and names of the artists and conductors. The other host was Gigliola Cinquetti, Italy’s first Eurovision winner from 1964.
Carola was the winner of this Contest with the song “Fångad av en stormvind”.There was a tie between Carola and France’s Amina, as both had received 146 points. This necessitated a ‘count-back’, a tie-breaking measure introduced after the infamous four-way tie in 1969’s Contest. Both Sweden and France had received four lots of 12 points, but Sweden had received five lots of 10 points to France’s two, so Carola was declared the winner. This was the closest France has ever come to winning the ESC since 1977. Had today’s tie-break rule been in place, France would have won in 1969 and 1991, as more countries voted for it.
Sara Carlson gave the opening ceremony performance, titled Celebration, a mixture of modern dance in ancient settings of Ancient Rome, the performance featured Carlson singing and a mixture of street dance and classical dance choreographed to popular sounding music of the time. At the time, Carlson had appeared numerous times on Italian TV and this was seen as one of her largest audiences.
During Carola’s performance, the sound system in the venue broke down and the audience could not hear her sing. However, the song was broadcast without problems.The show also over-ran quite significantly, something which subsequent contests have been careful to prevent (except 2002 and 2005).
|#||Representing country||Performer(s)||Song title, writer(s) and composer(s)||Points||Place|
||Stefán and Eyfi||Nina||026||15|
||Paul Giordimaina and Georgina||Could It Be||106||06|
||Sofia Vossou||I Anixi||036||13|
||Sandra Simò||Canzone Per Te||118||05|
||Thomas Forstner||Venedig Im Regen||000||22|
||Sarah Bray||Un Baiser Volé||029||14|
||Carola||Fångad Av En Stormvind||146||01|
||Amina||C’est Le Dernier Qui A Parlé Qui A Raison||146||02|
||Izel Çeliköz, Rayhan Soykarçi and Can Ugurluér||Iki Dakika||044||12|
||Kim Jackson||Could It Be That I’m In Love||047||10|
||Anders Frandsen||Lige Der Hvor Hjertet Slår||008||19|
||Just 4 Fun||Mrs. Thompson||014||17|
||Atlantis 2000||Dieser Traum Darf Niemals Sterben||010||18|
||Clouseau||Geef Het Op||023||16|
||Sergio Dalma||Bailar Pegados||119||04|
||Samantha Janus||A Message To Your Heart||047||10|
||Peppino di Capri||Comme E’ Ddoce ‘o Mare||089||07|
|Stefan Hilmarsson (part of Stefan & Eyfi)||Iceland||1988 (part of Beathoven)|
|Eirikur Hauksson (part of Just 4 Fun)||Norway||1986 (for Iceland, part of ICY)|
|Hanne Krogh (part of Just 4 Fun)||Norway||1971,1985 (part of Bobbysocks!, winner)|