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 1994 was the 39th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 30 April 1994 in the Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. The presenters were Cynthia Ní Mhurchú and Gerry Ryan.Never before in the history of the song contest, a country had won three times in a row. The Irish entrants Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan sang Rock ‘n Roll Kids, which in the end was 60 points ahead of the runner-up and was the highest score ever at a Eurovision Song Contest to date. This overwhelming victory for Ireland would not be the last in this century, as just two years later in 1996, Ireland would win again.
The contest opened with a brief film of stars floating in water, fireworks and caricatures dancing around, drinking coffee and biking. The cameras then went live to the venue itself, where dancers dressed in white and wearing caricatured heads of well-known Irish figures, arrived on stage carrying European countries’ flags. The presenters entered the stage spectacularly from a bridge which descended from the roof of the theatre. This year’s video postcards had a literary theme, showing contestants reading, fishing and doing other activities around Ireland. The stage, by Paula Farrell, was four times larger than the Millstreet stage, and its design which included a city scene of skyscrapers and video screens plus a backdrop of an ever changing nightsky was based upon the concept of what a futuristic Dublin might look like with one remaining constant being the river Liffey. Indeed, the floor was painted with a dark blue reflective paint to give a watery effect.
Due to the fact that so many countries wished to participate in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, the European Broadcasting Union decided to adopt a relegation system. For the 1994 contest, it would mean that the seven countries that finished at the bottom of the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest were relegated and couldn’t participate in the 1994 edition of the show. Instead, Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia made their debut. However, Italy and Luxembourg withdrew voluntarily, so only the bottom five countries of the 1993 contest in Millstreet – Turkey, Slovenia, Israel, Denmark and Belgium – were relegated. That meant that the total amount of participating countries was 25, just as in the preceding year.Poland’s debut at the Eurovision Song Contest was very successful when their representative Edyta Gorniak came in second with 166 points. However, the Polish song was almost disqualified as Edyta sang her song To Nie Ja! half in English in one of the dress rehearsal which violated the rule that every entry had to be sung in the native language. Nevertheless, even the talented Gorniak wasn’t even near to this year’s winner, which once again, was Ireland.
For the first time in Eurovision history, voting was done via satellite instead of by telephone, and as a result, viewers could actually see the spokespersons onscreen.The biggest commercial success of the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest was none of the songs though, but the interval act Riverdance. The Irish danc sensation went on to be a world famous stage show, which would be seen by millions of people all around the world.
When the voting started, Hungary took the lead from the first six juries and was well ahead of all the other countries. However, Ireland powered their way through the score board ending up the winners with a 60 point lead over second-placed Poland.
|#||Representing country||Performer(s)||Song title, writer(s) and composer(s)||Points||Place|
||Marie Bergman and Roger Pontare||Stjärnorna||048||13|
||CatCat||Bye Bye Baby||011||22|
||Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan||Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids||226||01|
||Evridiki||Ime Anthropos Ke Ego||051||11|
||Frances Ruffelle||We Will Be Free (lonely Symphony)||063||10|
||Tony Cetinski||Nek’ti Bude Ljubav Sva||027||16|
||Sara Tavares||Chamar A Música||073||08|
||Silvi Vrait||Nagu Merelaine||002||24|
||Dan Bittman||Dincolo De Nori||014||21|
||Moira Stafrace and Christopher Scicluna||More Than Love||097||05|
||Willeke Alberti||Waar Is De Zon||004||23|
||MeKaDo||Wir Geben ‘ne Party||128||03|
||Martin Durinda and Tublatanka||Nekovecná Piesen||015||19|
||Ovidijus Vyniauskas||Lopine Mylimai||000||25|
||Elisabeth Andreasson and Jan Werner Danielsen||Duett||076||06|
|18||Bosnia & Herzegovina
||Alma and Dejan||Ostani Kraj Mene||039||15|
||Costas Bigalis and the Sea Lovers||To Trehantiri (diri Diri)||044||14|
||Petra Frey||Für Den Frieden Der Welt||019||17|
||Alejandro Abad||Ella No Es Ella||017||18|
||Friderika Bayer||Kinek Mondjam El Vétkeimet||122||04|
||Edyta Górniak||To Nie Ja!||166||02|
||Nina Morato||Je Suis Un Vrai Garçon||074||07|
|Sigga||Iceland||1990 (part of Stjornin), 1992 (part of Heart 2 Heart)|
|Elisabeth Andreassen||Norway||1982 (for Sweden part of Chips)
1985 (part of Bobbysocks!, winner)
|Marie Bergman||Sweden||1971 & 1972 (part of Family Four)|