eurovision 1991

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 1991
ESC 1991 logo.png
Final date 4 May 1991
Venue Studio 15 di Cinecitta
Presenter(s) Gigliola Cinquetti
Toto Cutugno
Conductor Bruno Canfora
Director Riccardo Donna
Host broadcaster Italy RAI
Opening act Sarah Carlson singing amongst the ruins of ancient Rome.Toto Cutugno singing “Insieme 1992” andGigliola Cinquetti singing “Non ho l’eta”
Interval act Arturo Brachetti
Number of entries 22
Debuting countries None
Returning countries
Withdrawing countries

participating countries


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
01 Yugoslavia

Flag of Yugoslavia
Baby Doll Brazil 001 21
02 Iceland

Flag of Iceland
Stefán and Eyfi Nina 026 15
03 Malta

Flag of Malta
Paul Giordimaina and Georgina Could It Be 106 06
04 Greece

Flag of Greece
Sofia Vossou I Anixi 036 13
05 Switzerland

Flag of Switzerland
Sandra Simò Canzone Per Te 118 05
06 Austria

Flag of Austria
Thomas Forstner Venedig Im Regen 000 22
07 Luxembourg

Flag of Luxembourg
Sarah Bray Un Baiser Volé 029 14
08 Sweden

Flag of Sweden
Carola Fångad Av En Stormvind 146 01
09 France

Flag of France
Amina C’est Le Dernier Qui A Parlé Qui A Raison 146 02
10 Turkey

Flag of Turkey
Izel Çeliköz, Rayhan Soykarçi and Can Ugurluér Iki Dakika 044 12
11 Ireland

Flag of Ireland
Kim Jackson Could It Be That I’m In Love 047 10
12 Portugal

Flag of Portugal
Dulce Lusitana Paixão 062 08
13 Denmark

Flag of Denmark
Anders Frandsen Lige Der Hvor Hjertet Slår 008 19
14 Norway

Flag of Norway
Just 4 Fun Mrs. Thompson 014 17
15 Israel

Flag of Israel
Duo Datz Kan 139 03
16 Finland

Flag of Finland
Kaija Hullu Yö 006 20
17 Germany

Flag of Germany
Atlantis 2000 Dieser Traum Darf Niemals Sterben 010 18
18 Belgium

Flag of Belgium
Clouseau Geef Het Op 023 16
19 Spain

Flag of Spain
Sergio Dalma Bailar Pegados 119 04
20 United Kingdom

Flag of United Kingdom
Samantha Janus A Message To Your Heart 047 10
21 Cyprus

Flag of Cyprus
Elena Patroclou S.o.s. 060 09
22 Italy

Flag of Italy
Peppino di Capri Comme E’ Ddoce ‘o Mare 089 07

Returning artists

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Thomas Forstner  Austria 1989
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)
Carola  Sweden 1983

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