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 1993 was the 38th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 15 May 1993.The small city of Millstreet, Ireland, was the host for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. 1993 was the first year to feature a pre-qualifying heat for Eastern European countries. In the run-up to the contest, the European Broadcasting Union started to take into account how many potential countries would apply to enter the contest. The dissolution of the Eastern bloc and the disintegration of Yugoslavia created many new potential applicants. Because of that, seven countries from Eastern Europe had to participate in a preliminary heat called Kvalifikacija za Millstreet in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on the 3rd of April, in order to go to the final night of the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest. Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia and Croatia made it through the preliminary heat and made their debut in the song contest as independent nations. Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Estonia had to wait till the following year to be eligible to enter Europe’s biggest musical event.
Niamh Kavanagh was the winner of this Eurovision for Ireland with the song, “In Your Eyes”. This was Ireland’s fifth victory, and equalled the tally of five Eurovision victories achieved by France in 1977 and Luxembourg in 1983.The UK entry Better The Devil You Know by Sonia was seen by many as the favorite to win, as Sonia had had some international hits with the legendary producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman.
The voting required a jury to deliberate in the midst of the on-going war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Warm applause rang round the hall as a voice on a crackling phone line was heard to deliver the familiar greeting, “Hello Millstreet, Sarajevo calling”.
During the announcement of the scores by the Dutch jury, Sweeney got carried away with the audience’s cheers and declared Ireland 12 points when they had only been awarded 10 – which was promptly corrected.
By the final few juries it became clear that either Ireland or the United Kingdom were going to win. After the penultimate jury had voted, it looked to be a lost cause for second-placed Sonia of the UK as she was eleven points behind Niamh Kavanagh.
Due to earlier technical difficulties, the final jury to announce their results was the Maltese jury. An expectant Irish crowd waited to hear Malta award anything between one and ten points to either the UK or Ireland – the result of which would have made it arithmetically impossible for Ireland to be caught. However, the name of neither country came up (the ten points instead surprisingly being awarded to Luxembourg). This of course meant that either the UK or Ireland must have failed to pick up any points from the final jury, and if it was Sonia that received the maximum twelve points, the seemingly impossible would have happened and the UK would snatch a single-point victory at the death. Instead it was Ireland that were awarded the final points of the evening, finishing with what looked in retrospect a comfortable twenty-three point victory.
|#||Representing country||Performer(s)||Song title, writer(s) and composer(s)||Points||Place|
||Enrico Ruggeri||Sole D’europa||045||12|
||Burak Aydos, Öztürk Baybora & Serter||Esmer Yarim||010||21|
||Münchener Freiheit||Viel Zu Weit||018||18|
||Annie Cotton||Moi, Tout Simplement||148||03|
||Tommy Seebach Band||Under Stjernerne På Himlen||009||22|
||Katerina Garbi||Ellada, Hora Tou Fotos||064||09|
||Barbara||Iemand Als Jij||003||25|
||William Mangion||This Time||069||08|
||Inga||þá Veistu Svarið||042||13|
||Tony Wegas||Maria Magdalena||032||14|
||Anabela||A Cidade Até Ser Dia||060||10|
||Patrick Fiori||Mama Corsica||121||04|
||Niamh Kavanagh||In Your Eyes||187||01|
||Modern Times||Donne-moi Une Chance||011||20|
||1X Band||Tih Dezeven Dan||009||22|
|18||Bosnia & Herzegovina
||Fazla||Sva Bol Svijeta||027||16|
||Sonia||Better The Devil You Know||164||02|
||Put||Don’t Ever Cry||031||15|
||Kyriakos Zymboulakis and Demos Van Beke||Mi Stamatas||017||19|
||Silje Vige||Alle Mine Tankar||120||05|