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.
For a record third year in a row, Ireland hosted the 40th Eurovision Song Contest which was held again in the Point Theatre in Dublin,and was held on 13 May 1995. it was the first time ever that the Eurovision Song Contest took place in the same city for two years in a row. In 1994, the European Broadcasting Union decreased the number of participants to 23 to make sure that the song contest would not last longer than three hours. All of the five relegated countries from the preceding year – Turkey, Slovenia, Israel, Denmark and Belgium – returned to the contest. In contrast, the bottom seven countries of the1994 Eurovision Song Contest were relegated: Lithuania, Estonia, the Netherlands, Finland, Romania, Slovakia and Switzerland.
The presenter was Mary Kennedy. To date, this year’s competition was also the last one with only one host. Bookmakers thought that the Swedish entrant Jan Johansen’s song Se På Mig was favourite to win the entire contest, but instead neighbouring country Norway took first place with the song Nocturne performed by the group Secret Garden. Other countries in contention for the win were Denmark, Israel, Spain, and the eventual winner, Norway.The lyrics of the winning song only consisted of 24 words and despite the fact that Ireland did not win for the fourth time in a row, the Norwegian group’s violinist was in fact Irish. Ireland itself and it’s entry Dreamin’ by Eddie Friel ended up at a disappointing 14th place.After the voting was completed, Norway was the winner with 148 points, followed by Spain’s “Vuelve Conmigo” with 119 points, and Sweden gaining 100 points.
The stage was designed by Alan Farquharson who also designed the Millstreet 93 set. Although it was quite dark and often gloomy in appearance, it did form the basis for a spectacular opening whereby a giant screen rotated to reveal the presenter who descended a stairway which ultimately disappeared to allow for the arrow shaped stage to come together amid fireworks. The interval act consisted of several well known Irish performers including Clannad, Brian Kennedy (who would go on to actually represent Ireland 11 years later), and was composed by leading musician Michael O’Suilleabhan.
|#||Representing country||Performer(s)||Song title, writer(s) and composer(s)||Points||Place|
||Stone and Stone||Verliebt In Dich||001||23|
|04||Bosnia & Herzegovina
||Davor Popovic||Dvadeset I Prvi Vijek||014||19|
||Philipp Kirkorov||Kolybelnaya Dlya Vulkana||017||17|
||Stella Jones||Die Welt Dreht Sich Verkehrt||067||13|
||Anabel Conde||Vuelve Conmigo||119||02|
||Magazin and Lidija||Nostalgija||091||06|
||Nathalie Santamaria||Il Me Donne Rendez-vous||094||04|
||Czaba Szigeti||Ùj Nèv Egy Règi Hàz Fàlan||003||22|
||Frédéric Etherlinck||La Voix Est Libre||008||20|
||Love City Groove||Love City Groove||076||10|
||Tó Cruz||Baunilha E Chocolate||005||21|
||Alexandros Panayi||Sti Fotia||079||09|
||Jan Johansen||Se På Mej||100||03|
||Aud Wilken||Fra Mols Til Skagen||092||05|
||Darja Svajger||Prisluhni Mi||084||07|
||Mike Spiteri||Keep Me In Mind||076||10|
||Elina Constantopoulou||Pia Prossefchi||068||12|
|Arzu Ece||Turkey||1989 (part of Pan)|