eurovision 1994

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 1994
ESC 1994 logo.png
Final date 30 April 1994
Venue Point Theatre
Presenter(s) Cynthia Ni Mhurchu
Gerry Ryan
Conductor Noel Kelehan
Host broadcaster Republic of Ireland RTE
Interval act Riverdance
Number of entries 25
Debuting countries       
Returning countries None
Withdrawing countries       

participating countries


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
01 Sweden

Flag of Sweden
Marie Bergman and Roger Pontare Stjärnorna 048 13
02 Finland

Flag of Finland
CatCat Bye Bye Baby 011 22
03 Ireland

Flag of Ireland
Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids 226 01
04 Cyprus

Flag of Cyprus
Evridiki Ime Anthropos Ke Ego 051 11
05 Iceland

Flag of Iceland
Sigga Nætur 049 12
06 United Kingdom

Flag of United Kingdom
Frances Ruffelle We Will Be Free (lonely Symphony) 063 10
07 Croatia

Flag of Croatia
Tony Cetinski Nek’ti Bude Ljubav Sva 027 16
08 Portugal

Flag of Portugal
Sara Tavares Chamar A Música 073 08
09 Switzerland

Flag of Switzerland
Duilio Sto Pregando 015 19
10 Estonia

Flag of Estonia
Silvi Vrait Nagu Merelaine 002 24
11 Romania

Flag of Romania
Dan Bittman Dincolo De Nori 014 21
12 Malta

Flag of Malta
Moira Stafrace and Christopher Scicluna More Than Love 097 05
13 Netherlands

Flag of The Netherlands
Willeke Alberti Waar Is De Zon 004 23
14 Germany

Flag of Germany
MeKaDo Wir Geben ‘ne Party 128 03
15 Slovakia

Flag of Slovakia
Martin Durinda and Tublatanka Nekovecná Piesen 015 19
16 Lithuania

Flag of Lithuania
Ovidijus Vyšniauskas Lopšine Mylimai 000 25
17 Norway

Flag of Norway
Elisabeth Andreasson and Jan Werner Danielsen Duett 076 06
18 Bosnia & Herzegovina

Flag of Bosnia & Herzegovina
Alma and Dejan Ostani Kraj Mene 039 15
19 Greece

Flag of Greece
Costas Bigalis and the Sea Lovers To Trehantiri (diri Diri) 044 14
20 Austria

Flag of Austria
Petra Frey Für Den Frieden Der Welt 019 17
21 Spain

Flag of Spain
Alejandro Abad Ella No Es Ella 017 18
22 Hungary

Flag of Hungary
Friderika Bayer Kinek Mondjam El Vétkeimet 122 04
23 Russia

Flag of Russia
Youddiph Vechni Stranik 070 09
24 Poland

Flag of Poland
Edyta Górniak To Nie Ja! 166 02
25 France

Flag of France
Nina Morato Je Suis Un Vrai Garçon 074 07

Returning artists

Artist Country Previous Year(s)
Evridiki  Cyprus 1992
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)

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